The Best Action-adventure Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince added at rank #4.
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Onimusha: Warlords (2019)

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This version includes the original game’s intense swordplay and dramatic revenge story, plus improved controls, widescreen display, a new soundtrack, and more. Experience this enhanced version of the best-selling action-adventure classic!


  • action-adventure
  • swordplay
  • hack-and-slash
  • best-selling
  • ninja
  • fight
  • classic
  • demons
  • violent
  • survival-horror
  • side-scrolling
  • top-selling
  • historical
  • battle

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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (2018)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows stadia Playstation 5

A legendary game series returns with an all-new adventure! Monster Boy is a colourful side-scrolling action adventure created in cooperation with Ryuichi Nishizawa, the creator of the Wonder Boy Monster World series (Trademark of SEGA Corporation Japan). Monster Boy is being created to bring back the enjoyment of classic games that shine by simplicity. Pure, exciting gameplay; upbeat music and smooth graphics. You'll need to overcome huge bosses, find hidden passages, discover powerful equipment and use all your wits and skills to remove a powerful curse. Monster Boy can transform into 5 different creatures, each with their own skills and abilities. Take advantage of all the unique powers to open new paths and advance in an epic story. Monster Boy is a love letter to gaming from the 80's and 90's - will you join us and celebrate together with us?

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  • metroidvania
  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • adventure
  • scroller
  • motion
  • anime
  • sequel
  • colourful
  • 2d
  • action
  • exploration
  • cartoony
  • classic
  • sprite

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Ultra Age (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Slash your way through a futuristic Earth overrun with ruthless mutants and powerful robots as Age, a young soldier sent on a mission to prevent the destruction of humankind. Ultra Age is a high-speed character action title co-developed by Next Stage and Visual Dart with Unreal Engine 4.

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  • robots
  • action-adventure
  • hack-and-slash
  • action
  • boss
  • post-apocalyptic
  • combat
  • third-person
  • boss-fight
  • sword-swinging
  • sci-fi
  • combo
  • conspiracy
  • fight
  • spectacle

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Blossom Tales 2: The Minotaur Prince (2022)

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The Minotaur King has returned...and it's all your fault! Lily's back for a new "classic" action-adventure set hundreds of years after The Sleeping King!


  • dungeon
  • top-down
  • action-adventure
  • hack-and-slash
  • remake
  • exploration
  • zelda
  • narration
  • adventure
  • pixel
  • retro
  • 2d
  • hook
  • magic
  • golf

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Reventure (2019)

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Reventure (formerly Lonk's Adventure) is an action-adventure video game released on June 4, 2019 by Spanish[2] studio Pixelatto. It is an expanded re-imagining of the Ludum Dare game jam submission Lonk's Greedy Adventure, also by Pixelatto. In the game, players are sent on a quest to rescue a princess from the Dark Lord in an open world environment. Depending on the actions taken by the player, any of 100 endings can occur. The game is a humorous parody of role-playing video games, particularly of the The Legend of Zelda series. Reventure was released to critical acclaim and was praised for its humor.

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  • dark
  • comedy
  • choices
  • action-adventure
  • multiple-endings
  • humor
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • nonlinear
  • platform
  • adventure
  • metroidvania
  • farming
  • resource
  • violent

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Mirror (2017)

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In this world, you will play different roles and have many stories with female characters in several different world. There are elf thief who thinks herself a noble, dragon maid who can never make up her mind, queen who loves females, forest huntress that enjoys the company of her toy-boys...


  • action-adventure
  • first-person
  • hentai
  • parkour
  • open-world
  • dystopian
  • conspiracy
  • mature
  • platform
  • runner
  • side-scrolling
  • crime
  • edge
  • future-tech
  • assassin

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Resolutiion (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Resolutiion is a fast-paced action-adventure created by two angry German brothers leading a band of vagrants who loaded it with lovely pixels, dirty jokes, deep ideas and badassemotional tunes for 20 hours of punishing combat, rewarding exploration, and layered storytelling. Will you be the player or will you be played? In the Infinite Empire nothing is as it seems.Explore a fractured future, gathering weird weapons and stories, to piece together the past: a friend betrayed, a family broken, worlds at war. To solve the mystery of the Cradles take on a multi-cultural-mashup of cynical gods, emotional machines, zealots, luddites, and furry critters in a world that doesn’t care if it confuses or kills you — oh hey, a kitty!

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  • action-adventure
  • soundtrack
  • pixel
  • top-down
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • dystopian
  • metroidvania
  • mystery
  • boss
  • story
  • cyberpunk
  • assassin
  • atmospheric
  • fight

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The Wild at Heart (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

A mysterious hidden realm. Two precocious kids fleeing hardship. Magical creatures and an oddball order of guardians who have lost their way. A stygian evil imprisoned. Welcome to the Deep Woods.

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  • puzzle
  • crafting
  • hand-drawn
  • action-adventure
  • adventure
  • survival
  • atmospheric
  • exploration
  • fantasy
  • emotional
  • story
  • resource-management
  • loot
  • colourful
  • pikmin

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Narita Boy (2021)

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Narita Boy received "generally favorable reviews" according to Metacritic.[10]

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  • pixel
  • platform
  • boss
  • retro
  • action-adventure
  • combat
  • narrative
  • exploration
  • 1980s
  • 2d
  • metroidvania
  • lore
  • adventure
  • runner
  • hand-drawn

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Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered (2019)

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[3][4] The game was released after several delays in development and multiple publisher changes. [5] In North America, all versions of the game were published by Atari,[6][7] while in Europe, the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 3 versions were published by Sony Computer Entertainment. [8] A separate game for the Nintendo DS with the same title was developed by Zen Studios and released at the same time, albeit with substantial differences in the gameplay and story.

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  • tps
  • action-adventure
  • gun
  • supernatural
  • third-person
  • linear
  • comedy
  • 1990s
  • destruction
  • customization
  • sci-fi

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