The Best Anime Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Apollo Justice Ace Attorney Trilogy added at rank #1.
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Apollo Justice Ace Attorney Trilogy (2024)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

Join rookie attorney Apollo Justice and his mentor, the legendary Phoenix Wright, in this collection of 3 games! This title features 16 episodes (including previously DLC-only episodes) and supports English, French, German, Japanese Korean, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

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  • anime
  • visual-novel
  • compilation
  • orchestral
  • crime
  • text
  • drama
  • detective
  • mystery
  • investigation
  • adventure
  • kai
  • visual-novel-adjacent
  • dramedy
  • platform

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Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (2021)

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

Play as Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War ~Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth~, a thrilling 2D action-exploration game. Using your sword and bow, fight against enemies and level up your elemental spirits to gain new abilities. With beautiful graphics and an engaging story by the original creator, both longtime fans and new players will enjoy this Metroidvania-style adventure.

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What we like:
  • Fantastic gameplay and puzzles
  • Beautiful 2D sprites with great animations
  • Good music
  • Backtracking is not a chore
  • Smooth and responsive controls with continuous influx of new weapons and spells
What could be improved:
  • Extremely short gameplay for completionists
  • Grating music at times
  • Potentially difficult fights

  • anime
  • boss
  • action-exploration
  • "
  • exploration
  • pixel
  • novel
  • metroidvania
  • 2d
  • boss-fight
  • fantasy
  • rpg
  • beat-em-up
  • platform
  • ikaruga

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Sushi (2022)

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Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Nintendo Switch

A simple but actionable shooter! In recent years, "shrimp" and "tuna" were fighting. However, tuna adopted all sushi and enjoys the rule of the galaxy. The shrimp will defeat the tuna to save the galaxy! Sushi will save the galaxy!

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  • anime
  • puzzle
  • battle
  • war
  • pokemon
  • combo
  • local
  • online
  • multiplayer
  • fast-paced
  • sprite
  • empire
  • rpg
  • action
  • skill

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FateSamurai Remnant (2023)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Step into the shoes of a master swordsman in Fate/Samurai Remnant, an action-packed RPG set in vibrant Edo. Summon powerful servants, engage in intense combat, and form bonds with rogue warriors. With its stunning visuals, compelling characters, and unique take on the Musou genre, this game is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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What we like:
  • Unique and refreshing take on the Musou genre
  • Well-crafted and engaging storyline
  • High-quality graphics and immersive world
  • Ability to pet and heal with cats and dogs
  • Satisfying combat system with strategic elements
What could be improved:
  • Combat can feel overly defensive at times
  • Some awkwardness in character interactions during sidequests
  • Excessive number of enemies can disrupt game flow

  • rpg
  • anime
  • historical
  • japanese
  • battle
  • fight
  • action
  • combat
  • spectacle
  • narrative
  • story
  • hack-and-slash
  • jrpg
  • boss-fight
  • exploration

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River City Girls 2 (2022)

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

Get ready for an all-new adventure with River City Girls 2! Team up with friends for local or online co-op and pound punks with new abilities including guard-crush attacks and lift-off combos. Level up to earn new moves, buy items, and recruit defeated foes and hired heavies to help you along the way. With enhanced combat, bigger areas to explore, surprise cameos, and an epic soundtrack, you'll be brawling until your enemies yell "BARF!"

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What we like:
  • Side quests include mini-games for diversity
  • Multiplayer options available for local and online play
  • Destructible background objects for added fun
  • Offers solid beat 'em up mechanics with light RPG mechanics
  • Unique enemy recruitment system that allows players to personalize their play style
What could be improved:
  • Unbalanced boss battles
  • Lack of enemy variety
  • Technical issues with FPS and multiplayer

  • beat-em-up
  • cooperative
  • anime
  • brawler
  • pixel
  • fight
  • boss
  • rpg
  • local
  • em-up
  • collectathon
  • boss-fight
  • comic
  • action
  • arts

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Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

Shin-Chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation -The Endless Seven-Day Journey- is an adventure game with a heartfelt summer vacation vibe. Join Shin-Chan and his family as they explore Japan, meet unique characters, collect bugs and plants, and help the mad scientist bring dinosaurs to life. Experience a peaceful world filled with stunning scenery, funny dialogue, and time travel.


What we like:
  • Fun dialogue
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Engaging side quests and activities
  • Time travel elements
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive tasks at times
  • Not all lines of dialogue are voiced

  • simulation
  • 2.5d
  • collector
  • creature
  • anime
  • 3d
  • cartoony
  • life
  • dinosaurs
  • farming
  • immersive
  • battler
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • story

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Super Chicken Jumper (2021)

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

Super Chicken Jumper is a hardcore retro platformer that offers an addictive and rage-inducing gaming experience. Play as a superhero chicken and help Mrs President take down huge bosses across 6 unique worlds, while avoiding an array of obstacles. Equip yourself with an array of tools and equipment to give you a fighting chance against the mutated bosses!


What we like:
  • Simple approach
  • Colourful aesthetics
  • Cute graphics
  • Cooperative gameplay
  • Flappy Bird-like gameplay
  • Endless option
  • Brutal and unfair challenges
  • Basic concept with power-ups to change the course of the game
What could be improved:
  • Brutal difficulty curve and unforgiving mechanics that will make you wince with failure repeatedly
  • Cinematic not for everyone
  • Basic button layout can be fiddly to master at times

  • anime
  • cute
  • action-adventure
  • colourful
  • cooperative
  • local
  • souls
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • funny
  • runner
  • multiplayer
  • arcade
  • difficult
  • procedural

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ASTRAL CHAIN (2019)

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Nintendo Switch

Astral Chain is an action-packed cyberpunk adventure game that sees you control twin police officers fighting against Chimera aliens with the help of Legion, living weapons. With five possible Legions to choose from, the game offers a diverse combat system that requires strategic decision-making. The game also includes interesting detective-like gameplay, exploring the Ark and talking to people. The game's stunning visuals, anime-style story, and immersive music make for an enjoyable experience.

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What we like:
  • Exciting combat system
  • Interesting detective-like gameplay with exploration that doesn't feel like a chore
  • Immersive anime-style story
  • Stunning visuals
  • Thrilling challenge during battles and enemy encounters
What could be improved:
  • Requires a learning curve to coordinate between the character and the Legion
  • Camera can sometimes be disobedient during combat
  • Enemy design not always imaginative
  • A lot of button combinations to remember
  • Remembering which Legion to use in specific puzzles

  • anime
  • detective
  • combat
  • action
  • combo
  • fight
  • crime
  • battle
  • non-combat
  • platform
  • puzzle
  • boss-fight
  • exploration
  • narrative
  • skill

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Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018)

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

DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its all-powerful fighters.

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  • fight
  • anime
  • combo
  • online
  • battle

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Dungeon Munchies (2019)

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Playstation 5 Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Android Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Dungeon Munchies is a unique 2D platformer that combines zombie cooking action with RPG elements. Explore a collapsed world filled with mutated potatoes, killer wasps, electric snails, and more. Collect ingredients from defeated enemies, cook new recipes, and unlock different buffs and weapons. The game offers a mix of gross-out humor and a compelling storyline.

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What we like:
  • Unique combination of cooking and platforming
  • Compelling storyline
  • Customization options for combat
  • Impressive art style and monster designs
  • Diverse soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Imprecise controls for ranged weapons, shields, and platform jumping

  • cooking
  • platform
  • bullet-hell
  • rpg
  • comedy
  • scroller
  • post-apocalyptic
  • anime
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • funny
  • action
  • action-adventure
  • food
  • zombies

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