The Best Adventure exploration Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Atari Mania added at rank #50.
1

A Short Hike (2019)

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Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit.


  • park
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • cute
  • adventure
  • flight
  • open-world
  • walking-simulator
  • inventory
  • parkour
  • funny
  • nature
  • platform
  • vertical
  • short

2

Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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IOS iPhone PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Mac OS Xbox Series X/s

Even the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba, as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. And possibly start a revolution.

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  • exploration
  • open-world
  • adventure
  • relaxing
  • cartoony
  • nature
  • collector
  • creature
  • cute
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • construction
  • economy
  • 3d
  • table

3

Mutazione (2019)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Playstation 4

A mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. Explore the Mutazione community as Kai as she cares for her ailing grandfather. Discover magical gardens, new friends & old secrets. They can survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, but can they survive their small-town drama?

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  • drama
  • narrative
  • supernatural
  • relaxing
  • adventure
  • walking-simulator
  • point-and-click
  • nature
  • exploration
  • fiction
  • music
  • story
  • scroller
  • bird
  • procedural

4

TOEM (2021)

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90
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Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Mac OS PC Windows

Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape!

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  • hand-drawn
  • relaxing
  • cozy
  • editing
  • photo
  • wholesome
  • adventure
  • photography
  • puzzle
  • cute
  • funny
  • exploration
  • soundtrack
  • music
  • nature

5

Outer Wilds (2020)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 4

Named Game of the Year 2019 by Giant Bomb, Polygon, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, Outer Wilds is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop.

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  • exploration
  • mystery
  • puzzle
  • discovery
  • sci-fi
  • space
  • open-world
  • first-person
  • adventure
  • story

6

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4

Save whimsical creatures with the power of kindness in order to recolor a black-and-white world in Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan, a wholesome 2.5D Adventure-RPG!

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  • platform
  • battle
  • exploration
  • turn-based
  • puzzle
  • rpg
  • adventure
  • combat
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • cartoony
  • waker
  • taming
  • rhythm
  • narrative

7

Beacon Pines (2022)

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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate!


  • choices
  • narrative
  • mystery
  • cozy
  • visual-novel
  • cute
  • adventure
  • narration
  • exploration
  • story
  • emotional
  • colourful
  • interactive
  • horror
  • conspiracy

8

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (2021)

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86
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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X

Fire up a wild ride across the cosmos with a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In this action-adventure game, you are Star-Lord leading the unpredictable Guardians from one explosion of chaos to the next. You got this. Probably.

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  • superhero
  • combat
  • narrative
  • battle
  • fight
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • story
  • shooter
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • single-player
  • action
  • sci-fi
  • funny

9

The Pathless (2020)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One IOS iPhone PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 5

From the creators of ABZÛ, The Pathless is the mythic adventure of an archer and an eagle in a vast forest. Become the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world.


  • open-world
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • stealth
  • adventure
  • discovery
  • rhythm
  • platform
  • story
  • action-adventure
  • battle
  • 3d
  • narrative

10

Death's Door (2021)

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90
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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox One

Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry.

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  • boss
  • isometric
  • action-adventure
  • dungeon
  • zelda
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • combat
  • souls
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • challenging
  • platform
  • top-down
  • rpg

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