The Best Real-time Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Beneath the Mountain added at rank #28.
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Northgard (2018)

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Northgard is a strategy game based on Norse mythology in which you control a clan of Vikings vying for the control of a mysterious newfound continent.


  • strategy
  • real-time
  • city-building
  • trading
  • mythology
  • multiplayer
  • military
  • 4x
  • mystery
  • resource
  • resource-management
  • management
  • tile

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020)

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Nintendo Switch

You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. Build your community from scratch on a deserted island brimming with possibility Create your personal getaway and customize your character, home, decorations, and even the landscape itself Collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools! Then, use what you create to give your island a personal touch Watch as the time of day and seasons match real lifeeven your hemisphere!

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  • crafting
  • simulation
  • real-time
  • card
  • local
  • online
  • customization
  • relaxing
  • construction
  • cute
  • inventory
  • endless
  • multiplayer
  • social

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Death Crown (2019)

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Death Crown is a minimalist real time strategy game in a 1bit style, where you will be play Death herself, commanding her legions of death, and punishing humanity's Kingdom for its overconfidence.

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  • real-time
  • minimalist
  • strategy
  • cooperative
  • local
  • fantasy
  • hex
  • tower-defense
  • base-building
  • pixel
  • dark
  • war
  • atmospheric
  • building
  • grid

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The DioField Chronicle (2022)

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A gritty and immersive story brought to life with the latest technology. Introducing "Real Time Tactical Battle" (RTTB), a new, deeply strategic, real-time battle system. The beginnings of a new Strategy RPG, crafted by a skilled and experienced development team.


  • real-time
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • japanese
  • battle
  • political
  • medieval
  • jrpg
  • combat

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Guardian Tales (2020)

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- New Hero Update . - New Event, Pick up Update


  • real-time
  • mech
  • boss
  • resource
  • rpg
  • waves
  • run-of-the-mill
  • dungeon
  • old-school
  • endless
  • bite-sized
  • buildings
  • experimental
  • bullet-hell
  • construction

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe (2020)

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For example, Red Pikmin are immune to fire and can fight harder, Yellow Pikmin are immune to electricity and can be thrown farther, and Blue Pikmin are immune to water. Alongside the returning red, yellow, and blue Pikmin from previous Pikmin games, Pikmin 3 introduces two Pikmin types: grey-colored Rock Pikmin, which can destroy tough barriers, and are immune to being crushed by heavy objects; and pink-colored Winged Pikmin, which can attack airborne enemies, carry items through the air, and travel over water.[2] The player controls up to three new different captains over the Pikmin, one more than in Pikmin 2. In this mode each player has a 4 by 4 grid of items to collect, and must compete to get four-in-a-row on their board.[3][4] The game has Mission Mode: a single-player or cooperative multiplayer experience where the players are presented with a task based on Pikmin fundamentals, which must be completed in a limited amount of time. There are three trials present within Mission Mode: Collect Treasure, where the players must collect all the fruit and enemies on the map using a set amount of Pikmin before time runs out; Battle Enemies, where the players must kill all the enemies on the map as quickly as possible; and Defeat Bosses, which allows the players to re-encounter the boss creatures from Story Mode.

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  • cooperative
  • strategy
  • split-screen
  • real-time
  • plant
  • puzzle
  • squad
  • boss-fight
  • cute
  • competitive
  • exploration
  • card
  • boss
  • narrative
  • challenging

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Tower of Time (2018)

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For more information about the gameplay of Beatmania IIDX in general, please refer to Beatmania IIDX#Gameplay.

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  • real-time
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • pause
  • party
  • old-school
  • classic
  • combat
  • music
  • dungeon-crawler
  • lore
  • techno
  • strategy

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (2019)

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vita Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (, Jsan-ki heibeiken) is an upcoming 2D sci-fi mecha video game developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus, which is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2018.

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  • mech
  • sci-fi
  • real-time
  • visual-novel
  • strategy
  • narrative
  • battle
  • robots
  • story
  • anime
  • combat
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • mystery

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Ancestors Legacy (2018)

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The player has a choice to play the campaign scenario or multiplayer game in which they can choose to play one of the four civilizations: Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Teutons, or Slavs[3] (Saracens with the Saladin's Conquest DLC). The game features a day/night cycle which changes the way factions play.


  • real-time
  • strategy
  • historical
  • medieval
  • tactical
  • large-scale
  • violent
  • squad
  • resource-management

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Dice Legacy (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Dice Legacy is a dice-based survival city builder set on a mysterious ringworld. Your ship has reached the shore of an uncharted continent. Roll and use your dice to gather resources, expand and defend your settlement, survive the winter and interact with the strange inhabitants of this eerie world.

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  • city-building
  • rogue-like
  • dice
  • real-time
  • strategy
  • colony
  • survival
  • board-game
  • resource-management

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