The Best Emotional Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Gibbon: Beyond the Trees added at rank #1.
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Gibbon: Beyond the Trees (2022)

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Master the gibbon’s art of movement with a unique moveset that lets you swing, slide and somersault through a lush jungle canopy, and experience a free-flowing story of family and survival as you search for a home that may be lost forever.


  • nature
  • emotional
  • hand-drawn
  • 2d
  • 2.5d
  • platform
  • colourful
  • family-friendly
  • story
  • narration
  • cute
  • atmospheric
  • action-adventure
  • exploration
  • eden

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Psych (2014)

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early access Nintendo Switch Xbox 360 Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone PC Windows

Experience the story of Alexander Green and find out what happened on the day of the accident in this First Person horror Adventure. Follow the development of Alex, solve puzzles around the event and try not to fall into madness as you search for answers.

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  • horror
  • psychological
  • thriller
  • dynamic
  • emotional
  • dark
  • survival-horror
  • atmospheric
  • narration
  • crime
  • action-adventure
  • open-world
  • exploration
  • fiction
  • bombing

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Forgotton Anne (2018)

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You are Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to squash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world. - Discover a beautifully realised world of wonder filled with Forgotlings - charming everyday objects brought to life, bursting with personality.

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  • platform
  • hand-drawn
  • emotional
  • cinematic
  • soundtrack
  • anime
  • steampunk
  • 2d
  • story
  • choices
  • orchestral
  • atmospheric
  • cartoony
  • stylized
  • puzzle

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FAR: Changing Tides (2022)

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An atmospheric vehicle adventure that follows the emotional journey of a boy and his ship as he embarks on a voyage to find a new home.

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  • 2.5d
  • post-apocalyptic
  • atmospheric
  • action-adventure
  • emotional
  • stylized
  • platform
  • hand-drawn
  • puzzle
  • vehicle
  • relaxing
  • underwater
  • adventure
  • linear

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Venus: Improbable Dream (2021)

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Venus: Improbable Dream is an immersive visual novel experience focused on mental health and personal identity. Guide Kakeru’s decisions as he takes steps towards facing inner fears and reclaiming his life. Player choice affects how the narrative will progress, including special dialogue to discover for key scenes.

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  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • emotional
  • multiple-endings
  • fiction
  • anime
  • romance
  • drama
  • narration
  • conversation
  • music
  • dark
  • interactive
  • casual

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Eternal Hope (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Eternal Hope is a puzzle adventure game that follows the story of Ti'bi - a boy who must travel between two dimensions in search of his beloved one's soul, trying to find a way to bring her back to life. Embark on a journey of love and hope and figure out clever ways to overcome obstacles in your path.

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  • platform
  • 2d
  • emotional
  • cinematic
  • short
  • romance
  • story
  • puzzle
  • purgatory
  • fantasy
  • atmospheric
  • physics
  • single-player

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Brain Meltdown - Into Despair (2020)

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early access Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Brain Meltdown - Into Despair is a platformer game with a unique concept, where you need to control two characters by yourself. This is not a co-op game!

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  • 2d
  • emotional
  • hand-drawn
  • platform
  • double-player
  • action-adventure
  • cute
  • difficult
  • single-player
  • character
  • family-friendly

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Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Linux Playstation 5 Xbox Series X

While visiting his sick father, college student Wei Qiuwu accidentally encountered a girl playing a concertina. Until one day someone unveils to Wei Qiuwu the cruel truth hidden under a fairy-tale cover Features * A storyline of 8 to 12 hours, * Multiple routes and endings. * An extraordinary story, themed with love and caring in an ordinary slice of daily life.

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  • 2.5d
  • philosophical
  • choices
  • emotional
  • multiple-endings
  • romance
  • visual-novel
  • beautiful
  • realistic
  • modern
  • anime
  • colourful
  • cute
  • story
  • atmospheric

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The Gardens Between (2018)

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The Gardens Between is a puzzle video game developed by Australian studio The Voxel Agents, released in September 2018 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  • time
  • nostalgia
  • surreal
  • puzzle
  • emotional
  • short
  • manipulation
  • narrative
  • travel
  • soundtrack
  • walking-simulator
  • logic
  • linear
  • relaxing
  • story

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Coffee Talk (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS

Coffee Talk is a visual novel developed by Indonesian indie studio Toge Productions, and released on 29 January 2020 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was released in Japan for Nintendo Switch a day later on 30 January 2020.[1] The game follows a barista working in a coffee shop in a fantasy version of Seattle as they listen to the concerns of the coffee shop's various patrons and prepare drinks. The game features an aesthetic inspired by 90s anime, pixel art, and the lo-fi chillhop genre of music.[2]

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  • conversation
  • visual-novel
  • foreign
  • lgbtq
  • pixel
  • philosophical
  • emotional
  • fiction
  • anime
  • fantasy
  • relaxing
  • choices
  • multiple-endings
  • experimental
  • atmospheric

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