The best Nintendo Switch games 2021 at Walmart
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When it comes to fun gaming for all ages, Nintendo Switch is the go-to choice for many Canadian families. Whether you choose the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch Lite or the new Nintendo Switch OLED, there’s a huge library of thrilling games. But the lineup is so big that it can be hard to figure out what to get—especially when kid-friendly Super Mario games sit next to mature titles like Mortal Kombat 11.

To help out, we’ve put together our picks of the best games for Switch for kids and families. From everyone’s favourite Italian plumber to creative games, exercise games and new entries in the legendary Zelda franchise, our list has something for everyone.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch

Action and Adventure Games

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

29 Reviews

It’s The Legend of Zelda’s 35th anniversary and there’s no better way to celebrate than playing the high-definition remaster of Skyward Sword. This epic adventure takes full advantage of Switch’s extra processing power and unique capabilities to deliver improved graphics and an all-new button-only control option.

Action and Adventure Games

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

3 Reviews

Mystery and puzzle fans will love exploring the Victorian-era Britain and Japan backdrops of this courtroom-battle adventure featuring two games in one. Interview witnesses, collect clues and have fun shouting “OBJECTION!” as you solve outlandish crimes and become an ace attorney.

No More Heroes 3 for Nintendo Switch

Action and Adventure Games

No More Heroes 3

1 Review

After an 11-year wait, Travis Touchdown is back for another hilarious off-the-wall romp. Your goal is to top the Galactic Superhero Rankings by defeating aliens using flashy wrestling moves. But to afford the entrance fee you also need to complete odd jobs around town like mowing the lawn or suplexing troublesome alligators.

Action and Adventure Games

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

398 Reviews

Widely regarded as one of the best Switch games ever made, Breath of the Wild delivers brain-teasing puzzles, a huge open world to explore and combat that’s simple for young gamers, yet deep enough for veteran fans.

Mario Golf Super Rush for Nintendo Switch

Sports and Fitness Games

Mario Golf Super Rush

14 Reviews

Tee off with family and friends in this new Mario Golf sports game featuring eight unique courses and up to four players on the green. There are plenty of ways to play including a full story mode where your Mii goes from beginner to pro, plus action-packed Speed and Battle Golf modes.

Sports and Fitness Games

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

31 Reviews

With its 32 Mario-themed tracks, four-player racing action and the much-anticipated return of Battle Mode, this game gives you and your family near endless fun.

Sports and Fitness Games

Ring Fit Adventure

183 Reviews

No need to choose between gaming and fitness—Ring Fit Adventure combines both into a fun and active role-playing game the whole family will enjoy. It features custom workouts that let you combine exercises into a routine, plus minigames to target specific muscle groups.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin for Nintendo Switch

Role-Playing Games

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin

8 Reviews

The popular series returns with another enthralling story, this time centring on a boy named Red who can form kinships with monsters and control them in battle. Monster Hunter fans won’t want to miss this one!

Disgaea 6 Defiance of Destiny for Nintendo Switch

Role-Playing Games

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

1 Review

Dood! The first Disgaea game in six years is here, complete with rich tactical JRPG gameplay and a hysterical script that’ll keep you laughing. And for the first time ever, the game transitions from 2D character models to stunning 3D ones.

Role-Playing Games

Pokémon Shield

3 Reviews

Pokémon is one of the most popular game series of all time for good reason—catching, training and battling monsters is so much fun. Pokémon Shield and Pokémon Sword put you in the fully 3D world of Galar (inspired by the United Kingdom) where hundreds of Pokémon can be discovered.

Neo: The World Ends With You

Role-Playing Games

Neo: The World Ends With You

1 Review

Fans and newcomers alike will be captivated by this action RPG’s flashy style and fast-paced battle system that’s hard to put down. You’ll explore a stylized version of modern-day Tokyo complete with beautiful 3D graphics and real-life buildings like the iconic Shibuya 109 department store.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury for Nintendo Switch

Platforming Games

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

11 Reviews

Featuring dozens of colourful courses and the new Super Bell power-up that turns Mario and friends into cats, this Wii U classic comes to Switch in all its paw-pouncing glory. It also includes the new Bowser’s Fury game where you’ll join forces with Bowser Jr. to stop a rampaging Bowser.

Platforming Games

Super Mario Odyssey

52 Reviews

Explore 18 kingdoms as Mario and his new pal Cappy, a sentient hat that lets you take control of enemies like Koopa Troopas and even a T-Rex. You can also play two-player co-op with one person controlling Mario while the other is Cappy and assist each other along the entire journey.

New Pokémon Snap for Nintendo Switch

Learning Games

New Pokémon Snap

15 Reviews

Inspired by the 1999 Nintendo 64 original, this game is perfect for Pokémon trainers with a penchant for photography. You’ll travel throughout the Lental region snapping photos of more than 200 Pokémon playing, eating and laying about in their natural habitats.

Learning Games

Minecraft

525 Reviews

Minecraft is one of the most popular kids’ games on the planet. Young builders can unleash their creativity to construct anything from simple houses to elaborate castles and even entire worlds.

Learning Games

Animal Crossing New Horizons

32 Reviews

If you’re looking for the best kid-friendly game, it’s hard to top what New Horizons offers. As a new villager on a deserted island, your kiddo can start their own town and have a blast doing leisurely activities like fishing for the biggest catch, creating their dream garden, or participating in seasonal events with fellow villagers.

Party Games

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

335 Reviews

Featuring eight-player local play and four-player online battles, this game will bring out the family’s competitive spirit every weekend games night. It has a huge cast of famous Nintendo characters children adore, like Mario, Peach, Kirby, Pikachu and more.

Party Games

Super Mario Party

228 Reviews

Nintendo’s four-player virtual board game series is back, this time with over 80 minigames where the whole family will be climbing, racing or balancing their way to victory. Fan-favourite Super Mario characters make their return including Luigi, Peach, Wario, Yoshi, Boswer and, of course, the famous plumber himself, Mario.