The Best Underground Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Turret Rampage added at rank #5.
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HAAK (2020)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Explore the ruins of the once glorious city as Haak, the brave traveler. With retro-futuristic pixel world and hand-drawn graphics, this Metroidvania-style game will keep you hooked, using your hook, dash, and charged slash to uncover hidden rooms and secrets. Enjoy extremely good and fluid platforming, fun mechanics, solid level design and challenges that adapt to your skills. Make meaningful choices to change the game's fate with multiple endings. Join in and become the light that repels the darkness!


What we like:
  • Fun platforming
  • Great combat mechanics
  • Well-designed levels
  • Good controls
  • Engaging story and atmosphere
What could be improved:
  • Linear with stingy ability gating
  • Tedious and punishing platforming with dubious checkpoints
  • Inconsistent exploration
  • Poor translation
  • Lack of boss variety

  • platform
  • underground
  • dystopian
  • metroidvania
  • comic
  • post-apocalyptic
  • scroller
  • pixel
  • 2d
  • action-adventure
  • book
  • rpg
  • exploration
  • puzzle
  • combat

2

The Longing (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Nintendo Switch

An unusual mix of adventure and idle game. In utter loneliness deep below the surface, it's your task to wait for the awakening of your king... for 400 days.

Buy

  • choices
  • point-and-click
  • walking-simulator
  • underground
  • idler
  • multiple-endings
  • hand-drawn
  • idle
  • real-time
  • adventure
  • atmospheric
  • experimental
  • exploration
  • book
  • 2d

3

Promesa (2020)

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PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

A contemplative experience where you’ll wander through the dreams, memories and fantasies emerging from a dialogue between a grandfather and his grandchild.

Buy

  • surreal
  • underground
  • walking-simulator
  • short
  • experimental
  • relaxing
  • stylized
  • narration
  • pixel
  • psychological
  • cinematic
  • atmospheric
  • shooter
  • exploration
  • story

4

Carebotz (2021)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Carebotz is mixed the classic arcade space combat with Metroidvania elements. As a humble maintenance droid BIBZ, your daily tasks might appear mundane, but when the main computer awakes from hibernation, nothing is what it seems!

Buy

  • underground
  • metroidvania
  • shoot-em-up
  • 2.5d
  • arena
  • shooter
  • bullet-hell
  • flight
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • minimalist
  • stylized
  • space
  • colourful
  • sci-fi

5

Turret Rampage (2023)

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

Defend humanity from underground monsters as the last standing turret! Force burrowers out of the ground with an artificial earthquake, capture elusive ghosts with silver shackles, and shatter alien bugs into pieces using powerful rockets!


  • tower-defense
  • shoot-em-up
  • underground
  • attack
  • score
  • pixel
  • fast-paced
  • robots
  • post-apocalyptic
  • arcade
  • quick-thinking
  • futuristic

6

Cellar (2016)

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PC Windows Linux Mac OS Playstation 3 Playstation 4 vita Nintendo Switch

A story-focused game about six strangers stuck together for a month, and a machine that must be kept running.


  • underground
  • pixel
  • philosophical
  • dark
  • conversation
  • story
  • fiction
  • emotional
  • atmospheric
  • single-player
  • time-management
  • interactive
  • horror
  • casual
  • short

7

Super Ninja Miner (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One

He slices! He dices! He... mines? Tag along with this crazy ninja on a treasure-filled adventure.

Buy

  • underground
  • scroller
  • platform
  • 2d
  • dungeon-crawler
  • puzzle
  • logic
  • hand-drawn
  • mining
  • ninja
  • arcade
  • controller-support

8

Radioactive Dwarfs: Evil From the Sewers (2021)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch

The game is a retro top-down shooter with pixel graphics and chiptune music, with lots of enemies, items, secrets and bonus levels. The armed heroine goes in search of her brother in the sewers where an ancient underground settlement of dangerous dwarfs has awakened!

Buy

  • underground
  • top-down
  • shooter
  • retro
  • on-rails
  • humor
  • shoot-em-up
  • 1980s
  • character
  • bullet-hell
  • dungeon-crawler
  • dark
  • attack
  • score
  • customization

9

Nexoria: Dungeon Rogue Heroes (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4

NEXORIA — is a hardcore roguelike about dungeons with hybrid battles, combining classical turn based combat system and a collectible card game. Collect the best spells and conquer the dungeons!

Buy

  • rogue-like
  • underground
  • magic
  • card
  • turn-based
  • battler
  • dungeon-crawler
  • procedural
  • pixel
  • rpg
  • 2d
  • scroller
  • combat
  • single-player

10

The Long Gate (2020)

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Nintendo Switch Linux PC Windows

Explore mysterious caverns and solve the puzzles of the ancient machines that fill them.

Buy

  • underground
  • walking-simulator
  • beautiful
  • logic
  • science
  • stylized
  • nature
  • atmospheric
  • 3d
  • relaxing
  • difficult
  • first-person
  • puzzle
  • platform

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