Since launching in 2017, Nintendo Switch has amassed an incredible catalogue of games, from high-quality first-party titles to unique third-party releases. The console-handheld hybrid’s unique design means you can play on the go with handheld mode or hook it up to a TV for console gaming at home. It’s also the only way to play the latest, mind-blowing Legend of Zelda game and is a solid alternative to Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox hardware.

One of the Switch’s most interesting features is its tabletop mode, which lets you prop it up on a flat surface and detach its Joy-Con controllers for some semi-portable gaming. The idea is that you can use it to play on the go or on a longer trip away from home, perfect for long train rides and so on. However, this mode can be somewhat problematic due to the console’s design, and the Joy-Cons themselves can cause some issues as well.

Thankfully, the best Nintendo Switch games make these problems more than worth it. Breath of the Wild is the ideal launch game for any Nintendo Switch owner, taking ideas from both the original Legend of Zelda and more modern open-world RPGs and distilling them into a beautiful, unforgettable experience. Then you have the Xenoblade Chronicles series, which takes JRPGs to a new level by giving you total freedom in exploration and translation on its huge world of moons.

It’s not hard to find great multiplayer Switch games, either. The aforementioned Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a hugely enjoyable turn-based strategy game that’s easy to pick up and play, while 1-2 Switch lets up to eight players locally compete against or cooperate with each other, just like the early Wii games of old. If you’re looking for a more competitive experience, you’ll be happy to know that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is one of the most fun multiplayer experiences available on the Switch.

There’s also Cuphead, which blends airtight, extremely challenging bullet-hell 2D sidescrolling action with a delightful jazz soundtrack and hand-drawn 1930s style artwork that looks ripped straight out of a Disney cartoon. It’s a game that you’ll need to push yourself through but that is utterly enthralling, and the perfect showcase of the Switch’s unique capabilities.

The problem is that with so many fantastic titles to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which ones to play. To help, we’ve ranked the very best Switch games in terms of gameplay, graphics, story and much more. So whether you’re looking for an epic adventure, a thrilling shooter or a fun family game, we’ve got them all covered. Just click through to see our top 10 selections. And if there’s a Switch game that you think deserves to be in our list, feel free to rate it using the tool below. Happy gaming! Nintendo Switch games