The Best Runner Games for Nintendo Switch

Update, : Running on Magic added at rank #5.
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Aerial Knight's Never Yield (2021)

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

Survive a futuristic Tokyo style Detroit in this 3D runner that tells the story of Wally who has uncovered the evidence that can change his city forever. Explore a game world with a dope-tastic soundtrack featuring the authentic sounds of Detroit Artist.

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  • runner
  • futuristic
  • parkour
  • endless

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Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

In this fast-paced rhythm runner, every action has an explosive reaction and no amount of mayhem is too much. Take on the role of Hexplosives expert Ziggs as you rampage through the neighborhoods of Piltover!

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  • rhythm
  • runner

3

The Alto Collection (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Across the endless desert and atop an alpine expanse two journeys full of wonder await. Choose your path and set off on a thrilling snowboarding or sandboarding adventure with Alto & friends. Full access to both Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey, including over 120 levels, 360 goals, 7 unique characters, and a workshop full of upgrades


  • runner
  • sandboarding
  • endless
  • relaxing
  • piano
  • art
  • conspiracy
  • minimalist
  • pause
  • rich

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NERVE (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Hurtle through beautiful unforgiving worlds, where every frame is enthralling, every moment is exhilarating, every death is deserved, and every success is earned. RACE | DODGE | DIE | REPEAT

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  • unforgiving
  • abstract
  • runner
  • rhythm
  • racing
  • psychedelic
  • soundtrack
  • fast-paced
  • arcade
  • surreal
  • drum-and-bass
  • tube
  • third-person
  • atmospheric
  • run-time

5

Running on Magic (2022)

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

Woosh! Get ready to flee! Welcome to Running on Magic, a forced-scroll platformer where a quirky wizard is being chased by a tireless Grim Reaper. Hurry through procedurally-generated mindfully drawn environments as you defeat unalike enemies. Don’t let the Grim Reaper get to you!


  • runner
  • platform
  • precision
  • 2d
  • scroller
  • pixel
  • emotional
  • cartoony
  • hand-drawn
  • colourful

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Air Bounce - The Jump 'n' Run Challenge (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

Jump or Die! Air Bounce - The Jump 'n' Run Challenge is a fast-paced crazy difficult sometimes rage-inducing 3d first-person platformer. Are you ready for the challenge?

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  • platform
  • 3d
  • runner
  • first-person
  • precision
  • parkour
  • soundtrack
  • fast-paced
  • rogue-like
  • difficult
  • minimalist

7

Superola Champion Edition (2022)

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

A challenging runner-style platforming adventure, in which you’ll have to guide a burger loving llama in its quest to defeat the Hotdog Aliens and recover the stolen hamburgers... before they get cold!


  • platform
  • runner
  • retro
  • split-screen
  • precision
  • character
  • scroller
  • multiple-endings
  • pvp
  • challenging
  • multiplayer
  • boss-fight
  • action-adventure
  • customization
  • funny

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LOST ORBIT: Terminal Velocity (2019)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One

Prepare to embark on a perilous journey filled with deadly pirates, aliens, asteroid fields and the emptiness of space! The definitive version of the fast-paced, dodge ‘em up, now with more levels, more story and more ways to die!


  • precision
  • cinematic
  • arcade
  • beautiful
  • action-adventure
  • fast-paced
  • runner
  • flight
  • sci-fi
  • story
  • 3d
  • comedy
  • stylized
  • colourful
  • galaga

9

Escape Doodland (2018)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Death and destruction came into Doodland. This happy and joyful land is going to change. Forever. You play as one of Doodlers, a peaceful inhabitant of happy doodle world, attacked by a merciless monster. There are only two options: run as fast as you can or die.

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  • scroller
  • runner
  • psychedelic
  • platform
  • funny
  • 2d
  • hand-drawn
  • doodle
  • fast-paced
  • competitive
  • cute
  • arcade
  • casual
  • difficult
  • endless

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Chameneon (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows

A great virus has infected the Cyber Space! Is up to you initiate the protocol CHAMENEON. Surf on the neon lines in the Cyber Space and defeat the virus before is too late.


  • 2d
  • runner
  • 1980s
  • pixel
  • 2.5d
  • action-adventure
  • platform
  • colourful
  • cute
  • top-down
  • comedy
  • dungeon
  • arcade
  • mystery
  • casual

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