The Best Dungeon-crawler Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Class of Heroes 2G: Remaster Edition added at rank #37.
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Minecraft Dungeons (2020)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Playstation 4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Minecraft Dungeons is an action RPG that blends the world of Minecraft with the style of Diablo to create something truly compelling. Engage in satisfying combat in a gorgeous, blocky world, featuring advanced visuals and physics powered by Unreal Engine. Unlock armor sets, weapons and artifact abilities as you progress through the story and explore the game's levels. Fight against bosses and mini-bosses with unique spell effects and dynamic combat music.

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What we like:
  • Satisfying combat
  • Complex character-building opportunities
  • Advanced visuals & physics powered by Unreal Engine
  • Unique art style & lighting effects
  • Dynamic combat music & story beats
  • Variety of mob types & affix modifiers
What could be improved:
  • Soul draining mechanic may be clunky in its current implementation
  • Loot boxes may be frustrating for players looking for specific items/gear

  • dungeon-crawler
  • dungeon
  • cooperative
  • arpg
  • crafting
  • rpg
  • isometric
  • action
  • zombies
  • inventory
  • online

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Boyfriend Dungeon (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Linux Xbox One Playstation 5

Unleash your romantic side in Boyfriend Dungeon, an action-packed RPG where you date your weapons! Dive deep into mysterious dungeons, battle unique monsters, and form bonds with a diverse cast of weapon-persons. Experience a compelling narrative, engaging gameplay, and inclusive relationships. Find love, friendship, and adventure in this unforgettable journey.

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What we like:
  • Unique blend of dating sim and dungeon crawler
  • Inclusive gender and sexuality options
  • Engaging combat system
  • Memorable characters with complex stories
  • Stunning art and catchy soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Limited content and character development
  • Occasional glitches
  • Dungeon gameplay can feel repetitive

  • dungeon-crawler
  • dating-sim
  • dungeon
  • romance
  • rogue-like
  • romantic
  • visual-novel
  • isometric

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Mary Skelter Finale (2023)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows vita

Mary Skelter Finale is an addicting horror game with an enormous cast of characters and an interesting story that requires puzzle-solving skills. The gameplay is layered and complex, and the dungeon crawl design is impressive. The game also offers player agency through customizable characters and side quests, and the affinity system and exceptional soundtrack add to its enjoyable aspects. If you're a fan of dungeon-crawling JRPG, you'll love Mary Skelter Finale.

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What we like:
  • Impressive dungeon crawl design
  • Addictive gameplay with side quests
  • Well-designed puzzles require logic-solving skills
  • Enjoyable affinity system and exceptional soundtrack
  • Features a large playable cast of characters
What could be improved:
  • The narrative is disjointed
  • Some story exposition may seem unnecessary
  • Heavy reliance on specific character abilities can be tedious
  • Dungeon layouts can feel repetitive
  • Poorly-paced main narrative

  • dungeon-crawler
  • rpg
  • dungeon
  • japanese
  • turn-based
  • visual-novel
  • strategy
  • multi-party
  • jrpg
  • party

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Siralim Ultimate (2021)

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early access Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS Android IOS iPhone PC Windows Playstation 4

Siralim Ultimate is an RPG with over 1200 monsters to collect and customize to your liking. With randomly generated dungeons and post-story content, this game offers a never-ending adventure. The game's specializations and teambuilding options give an insane amount of choice to the player. If you're an RPG fan who loves discovering something new each time you play, Siralim Ultimate delivers.


What we like:
  • Endless teambuilding and tactic optimisation potential
  • Engaging and streamlined grind
  • Castle customization and skins/avatars/transmogs are well done
  • Turbo mode and the ability to program macros to deal with any situation automatically
What could be improved:
  • Can be too grindy to progress into the cooler parts of the game
  • Simplistic story
  • Sound is average

  • collector
  • creature
  • rpg
  • dungeon-crawler
  • party
  • turn-based
  • collectathon
  • procedural
  • pixel
  • loot
  • character
  • retro
  • isometric
  • battle
  • dungeon

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Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 vita

Explore a mysterious underground labyrinth and discover its secrets in Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society. With stunning visuals and an engaging storyline, this dungeon-exploring adventure game filled with mystery and charm boasts over 50 hours of exploration and the ability to customize up to 40 fighters. Join the adventure and discover the secrets of the Labyrinth of Galleria if you dare!

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What we like:
  • Engaging storyline
  • Stunning visuals
  • Improved puppet creation and formation adjustments
  • Weapon synthesis allows for added buffs and status ailments
  • Robust cast of colorful characters
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay can feel like a full-time job in order to beat the final boss
  • Some mechanics can feel like they are designed to torture players
  • Map and confirm button bugs
  • Lack of guidance on crucial story beats may lead to missed features
  • Not beginner friendly

  • dungeon-crawler
  • dark
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • turn-based
  • comedy
  • jrpg
  • dungeon
  • fantasy
  • humor
  • anime
  • strategy

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Silent Hope (2023)

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PC Windows l Nintendo Switch

Explore, fight, and produce items to grow stronger as seven distinct heroes in this silent world. Guided by the Princess, you'll delve into the Abyss and learn the mysteries of the King and his now-ruined kingdom. In a world without words, what hope is there for humanity?

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  • dungeon-crawler
  • rpg
  • dungeon
  • japanese
  • isometric
  • crafting
  • arpg
  • hack-and-slash
  • farming
  • jrpg
  • action
  • class
  • skill
  • combat

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Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi (2020)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows Playstation 5

Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi is a DRPG with an aesthetic inspired by Retro-Neo Tokyo. With an engaging combat system and streamlined party-building, it’s easy to pick up and play, but maintains enough complexity to keep things interesting. Dungeon designs are open-ended and full of unique locations, while the Boost system adds a new layer of strategy.

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What we like:
  • Engaging combat system
  • Streamlined party-building
  • Unique dungeon design
  • Open-ended progression
  • Striking visual aesthetic
What could be improved:
  • Pacing issues due to lack of Quality-of-Life features
  • Unforgiving difficulty spikes for those new to the genre
  • No universal healthcare in Yomi - hospital is expensive

  • dungeon
  • dungeon-crawler
  • drpg
  • rpg
  • turn-based
  • japanese
  • combat
  • horror

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Etrian Odyssey III HD (2023)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Embark on an epic adventure in Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City, a dungeon-crawling RPG that lets you build your own guild of explorers and venture into the unknown. With unique and interesting character classes, turn-based combat, and a sailing mini-game, this game offers hours of gameplay and endless experimentation. The auto-mapping feature and lower difficulty modes make it accessible to beginners, while the challenging gameplay and quality-of-life upgrades cater to seasoned players. Discover the secrets of the undersea labyrinth and write your own legend as you explore Armoroad.

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What we like:
  • Amazing dungeon crawler
  • Quality of Life improvements
  • Endless variety in play styles
  • Hours of gameplay
  • Accessible to beginners
What could be improved:
  • Complex mapping system
  • Clunky controls for Switch
  • Lackluster visuals
  • Some grinding required

  • dungeon-crawler
  • dungeon
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • turn-based
  • battle
  • jrpg

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Potato Flowers in Full Bloom (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Join a trio of heroes in Potato Flowers in Full Bloom, a charming dungeon RPG where you explore ancient labyrinths to retrieve special seeds that can grow in contaminated soil. With a fun turn-based battle system that keeps you on your toes, level up your characters using classes and skill trees. Collect treasure, discover relics, and meet friendly neighbors as you uncover a charming story that is a delight to experience.

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What we like:
  • Delightful dungeon crawler gameplay
  • Charming story
  • No penalty for dying
  • Well-designed levels and encounters
  • Unique mechanics that make combat engaging
What could be improved:
  • Graphics and sound are somewhat limited
  • No gender option for characters
  • Limited replayability
  • Resource management can be overwhelming

  • dungeon-crawler
  • rpg
  • dungeon
  • turn-based
  • party
  • japanese
  • combat
  • cartoony

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Vaporum: Lockdown (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Mac OS Linux Playstation 4

Experience the danger and secrets of the steampunk world as Ellie Teller in Vaporum: Lockdown. With challenging combat, puzzle-solving, and RPG-style upgrades, immerse yourself in the intriguing world of the tower of Arx Vaporum. Uncover hidden secrets, unique enemies, and thrilling adventures in this first-person game. Are you ready to escape and survive?

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What we like:
  • Fun and rewarding gameplay with dynamic combat and exploration
  • Simple skill tree system that allows for unique builds
  • Engaging story with interesting collectibles
  • Accessible to players unfamiliar with the genre
  • Great style and graphics
What could be improved:
  • Puzzles can become tedious and repetitive
  • Boss fights can be long and dissatisfying
  • Use of present-day language clashes with the game's historical setting
  • Character progression options can feel experimental and not worth investing in

  • dungeon-crawler
  • steampunk
  • grid
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • gadget
  • real-time
  • reflexes
  • puzzle
  • tactical

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