The Best Linear Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Hook 2 added at rank #21.
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Lacuna (2021)

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

A murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.

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  • multiple-endings
  • noir
  • conversation
  • investigation
  • cyberpunk
  • text
  • thriller
  • linear
  • detective
  • narration
  • fiction
  • choices
  • sci-fi
  • crime
  • pixel

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Discolored (2019)

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Mac OS xbla Xbox 360 Xbox One Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone PC Windows

Discolored is a strange and surreal puzzle adventure, taking place over two-or-so hours in a single desolate location. Your mission: restore the color to this once-vibrant world. What caused the colors to disappear? How can they be brought back? As you explore, you'll solve an array of inventive puzzles and uncover a selection of clues - leading you to discover the deeper secrets of this strange place at the end of an abandoned highway.Features:

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  • walking-simulator
  • surreal
  • conspiracy
  • linear
  • point-and-click
  • hidden-object
  • minimalist
  • relaxing
  • puzzle
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • first-person
  • story
  • detective
  • mystery

3

Bee Simulator (2019)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

See the world through the eyes of a bee! Explore a world inspired by Central Park where you can take part in bee races, collect pollen from rare flowers and defy dangerous wasps.Play with friends or family in three game modes, including co-op and PvP on split screen.The hive awakens as the sun's first rays warm the horizon. It's time to test your wings, receive orders from the Queen and begin your first mission. And that's just the start of your adventures. Humans want to cut down the tree that holds your hive, so your fate – and that of the whole swarm – rests on your tiny shoulders!


  • flight
  • local
  • cooperative
  • cinematic
  • education
  • memes
  • family-friendly
  • linear
  • pvp
  • relaxing
  • narration
  • colourful
  • third-person
  • 3d
  • open-world

4

EQI (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

You find yourself in a digital world that twists and changes around you, challenging your senses, focus, and reflexes. Interface with the great mystery and transcend. - Explore and solve over 20 stages, increasing in size and difficulty. - Control your own movement and shift the world around you. - Solve puzzles, see through illusions, and master challenging obstacle courses. - Immerse yourself in the electronic pulse of the game's OST.

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  • parkour
  • pve
  • linear
  • surreal
  • psychedelic
  • abstract
  • first-person
  • 3d
  • exploration
  • platform
  • colourful
  • sci-fi
  • reflexes
  • puzzle
  • mystery

5

Mon Amour (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

ONE button is all you need in this flappy kissing game! Welcome to a wonderful world where love is... diversity. A pastel-coloured, pixelated world, where a mustachioed-monsieur will kiss a princess, and 64 of her loyal subjects!

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  • attack
  • score
  • lgbtq
  • scroller
  • romance
  • family-friendly
  • linear
  • psychedelic
  • arcade
  • cartoony
  • pixel
  • remix
  • cute
  • comedy
  • colourful

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Aborigenus (2018)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4

Aborigenus is a small adventure platformer with RPG-elements in a primal world. Hunt the aggressive fauna, learn new abilities and fight with the whole enemy army. Choose who you are - a shaman, a warrior or a hunter. Can you save the flying islands from the evil?

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  • linear
  • magic
  • rpg-elements
  • minimalist
  • platform
  • atmospheric
  • 2d
  • pixel
  • stealth
  • fast-paced
  • fantasy
  • adventure
  • single-player
  • family-friendly

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Is It Wrong to Try to Shoot 'em Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4

Enjoy a free shoot'em up side-scrolling mini-game with the characters from the anime and JRPG DanMachi, and fight through stages of bullet hell and bosses!


  • top-down
  • scroller
  • 2d
  • shoot-em-up
  • bullet-hell
  • linear
  • shooter
  • platform
  • anime
  • magic
  • attack
  • score
  • pixel
  • arcade

8

The Black Hole (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

The Black Hole is a TPS with puzzle solving elements. You'll play as a secret agent in the Black Hole Agency. Defeat enemies with your gun and solve puzzles. Collect mysterious items in the levels and survive a conspiracy.


  • conspiracy
  • linear
  • 3d
  • android
  • shooter
  • twin-stick
  • cold
  • platform
  • stealth
  • mystery
  • action-adventure
  • runner
  • bullet-hell
  • third-person
  • action

9

ElecHead (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

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  • platform
  • puzzle
  • linear
  • pixel
  • retro
  • 2d

10

Sudoku Zenkai (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile IOS iPhone Android Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Sudoku Zenkai is a game for everyone, from beginning to advanced players. It brings a new dimension to sudoku - you can solve puzzles with your friends, wherever they are! You can start a new puzzle with a friend or call one over to help when you get stuck.

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  • solitaire
  • logic
  • chess
  • linear
  • text
  • tabletop
  • minimalist
  • education
  • point-and-click
  • abstract
  • relaxing
  • stylized
  • family-friendly
  • cooperative
  • colourful

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