The Best Arts Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons - Sacred Reunion added at rank #3.
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Punch Club 2: Fast Forward (2023)

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

You have come here to read game descriptions and play fighter management sims…and you’re all outta descriptions.

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  • arts
  • cyberpunk
  • nostalgia
  • time-management
  • martial
  • management
  • resource-management
  • rpg
  • 1990s
  • tactical
  • 1980s
  • life
  • sport
  • pixel
  • simulation

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The friends of Ringo Ishikawa (2018)

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Xbox One Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows

The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a unique and inscrutable narrative-brawler that explores the lives of high school seniors contemplating their future after graduation. You play as Ringo and take part in 2D brawler-style combat, buy food and books to replenish your health and stamina, attend classes, study, work part-time jobs and train at the gym.

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What we like:
  • Unique experience full of freedom
  • Cool pixelated graphical style
  • Atmospheric soundtrack
  • Discover routines in the town
  • Follow them and learn different actions you can take
What could be improved:
  • No tutorials or hints provided
  • No world map or quest markers given
  • Combat could feel more responsive

  • beat-em-up
  • brawler
  • 1980s
  • martial
  • arts
  • rpg
  • open-world
  • pixel
  • scroller
  • atmospheric
  • drama
  • sandbox
  • anime
  • brawler-type
  • 2d

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Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons - Sacred Reunion (2024)

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The Double Dragon brothers return in this fresh addition to the iconic beat 'em up franchise. With roguelite elements, every playthrough is a chance at new action. Tag in with 2 of 4 starter characters or unlock 9 additional characters, each with their own special moves and unique playstyles.


  • local
  • beat-em-up
  • arts
  • cooperative
  • scroller
  • martial
  • 1990s
  • rogue-like
  • pixel
  • retro
  • 2d
  • post-apocalyptic
  • action
  • multiplayer
  • old-school

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Shukuchi Ninja (2023)

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

Journey through ancient Japan as the Shukuchi Ninja, exiled from his former clan for wanting a more honorable way of life. Over 70 levels, 7 troublesome bosses, and unique controls - there's no other game like it!

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  • arts
  • 2d
  • martial
  • ninja
  • platform
  • arcade
  • cartoony

5

Circle of Sumo: Online Rumble! (2020)

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Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Use your belly to your advantage! Challenge players all over the world and climb the leaderboards. Fight into the arena: charge, hit, dodge and defeat the opponents. Let's have some good old fun!

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  • arts
  • esport
  • royale
  • wrestling
  • martial
  • competitive
  • 2d
  • replay-value
  • funny
  • physics
  • pvp
  • fight

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Ganryu 2 (2022)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One

Play as Miyamoto Musashi in this beautiful 2D platformer and travel through a 17th century fantasy Japan, from north to the island of Ganryu-jima where everything happened between Musashi and Kojiro. The game is inspired by the story of Takezo Musashi from the famous novel “The Stone And The Sword”.


  • arts
  • japanese
  • 2d
  • martial
  • hack-and-slash
  • swordplay
  • platform
  • ambient
  • jrpg
  • rpg
  • ninja
  • pixel
  • book
  • arcade

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NINJA KIDZ: TIME MASTERS (2023)

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America's most popular online ninja family's first video game is here! NINJA KIDZ: TIME MASTERS is a colourful action adventure for the whole family where you can play alone or together with friends. Rescue the 3 greatest martial arts masters kidnapped by Dr. Disaster.

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  • martial
  • 3d
  • ninja
  • arts
  • america
  • beat-em-up
  • colourful
  • scroller
  • historical
  • action-adventure
  • pvp
  • gun
  • customization
  • linear
  • sci-fi

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Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

The game was announced on August 25, 2020.[1] A trailer for the game was released the same day.[2]

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  • beat-em-up
  • arts
  • fight
  • martial
  • side-scrolling
  • 2.5d
  • character
  • top-tier
  • narration
  • arcade
  • brawler
  • combo
  • boss
  • multiple-endings
  • customization

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Fight of Steel: Infinity Warrior (2022)

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Fight of Steel: Infinity Warrior is a new fighting game with ultimate freedom. Players will have the opportunity to customize their own fighter from the appearance to fighting moves. Build your own STEEL Fighter Now! *Rollback net code will be provided*


  • spectacle
  • fight
  • arts
  • esport
  • 2d
  • martial
  • character
  • mech
  • pvp
  • cyberpunk
  • customization
  • futuristic
  • anime
  • sci-fi
  • arcade

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One Finger Death Punch II (2019)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

The world's fastest brawler is back. Experience cinematic kung-fu in the most epic stickman fighter ever made. Staying true to the original, you play with only two buttons. Every press matters, do not button mash!

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  • beat-em-up
  • martial
  • arts
  • hyper-fast
  • 2d
  • fight
  • fast-paced
  • over-the-top
  • casual
  • action
  • mouse

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