The Best Adventure open-world Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Galactic Edition added at rank #15.
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Alba: a Wildlife Adventure (2020)

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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

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The Pathless (2020)

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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

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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

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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (2018)

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Ahoy! The Land of Ooo is underwater and it’s up to Finn and Jake to find out why. Join our heroes as they explore the high seas, search for hidden clues, interrogate shady suspects and fight pirates to solve the mystery and save their waterlogged world!


  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • pirates
  • open-world
  • sailing
  • adventure
  • fight
  • waker
  • battle
  • exploration
  • combat
  • cartoony
  • family-friendly

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Traveler (2015)

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Building the game as Open World so you are able to go on in your speed - just to tell, only the ones who want to explore will find out the ultimative ending. Traveler contains 8 different themed worlds you are able to explore by your own.


  • character
  • quick-time-event
  • shooter
  • story
  • episodic
  • loot
  • adventure
  • rpg
  • customization
  • action
  • first-person
  • pve
  • comedy
  • open-world
  • narrative

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Cat Quest II (2019)

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Open-world action-RPG in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. Sequel to the award-winning original, CAT QUEST II lets you play solo or with a friend, as both a cat and dog! Quest in a world filled with magic, defeat monsters and collect loot in a catventure like never before!

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  • rpg
  • cooperative
  • dungeon
  • open-world
  • cats
  • action
  • cozy
  • adventure-rpg
  • arpg
  • dog
  • cute
  • loot
  • combat
  • adventure
  • hack-and-slash

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Outer Wilds (2020)

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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

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GRAND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE WONDERLANDS (2022)

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Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands lets you explore freely and at your pace entire ski resorts and the surrounding mountains. Unlock ski lifts and reach new areas by competing in challenges, or enjoy the scenery while you find your own path down the mountains.

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  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sport
  • open-world
  • simulation
  • beautiful
  • adventure
  • casual
  • racing

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Pan-Pan (2017)

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Ribbit King is a 2003 sports video game developed by Infinity and Jamsworks and published by Bandai for the Nintendo GameCube[1] and PlayStation 2.[2] The game is based on the fictional sport of Frolf (ケロフ), which is a golf-like game that is played with frogs. The frogs sit on catapults, which the player whacks with a hammer to send the frog flying into the air. It is the successor to Kero Kero King, released only in Japan in 2000 for the PlayStation.


  • plain
  • open-world
  • puzzle
  • adventure
  • exploration
  • open
  • sport
  • story
  • puzzle-adventure
  • isometric

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Cat Quest (2017)

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The multi award-winning Action RPG. Some say 'Diablo with Cats' others a 'Super-cute Skyrim', whatever your take, Cat Quest's loot-fuelled cat-venture is as beautifully crafted, as its combat and magic are ultra-satisfying. Universally adored by critics - it'll have you purring for joy!

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  • rpg
  • dragon
  • dungeon
  • action
  • cats
  • open-world
  • dungeon-crawler
  • adventure
  • arpg
  • cute
  • combat
  • real-time

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