Nintendo Switch has quickly become a surrogate home for many classic role-playing games. Add in some modern titles and there are many great Nintendo Switch RPG games.

With series such as Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Undertale, and Xenoblade Chronicles, there’s a lot of choice when it comes to RPG games for the Switch.

But what are the best Nintendo Switch RPG games? Here are ten to check out.

Top 10 Best Nintendo Switch RPG Games

Top 10 Best Nintendo Switch RPG Games

10. Disgaea 5 Complete

Disgaea is a long-running turn-based strategy RPG with hundreds of hours of gameplay.

Disgaea 5 Complete includes the full game along with all the DLC. If you want deep intuitive strategic gameplay, this game can keep you occupied for months.

9. Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler is a Switch JRPG that brings back the classic style of turn-based battles.

You follow the paths of 8 different characters which eventually intertwine.

It feels a little cliche at times, but fans of games like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger will enjoy this old-style role-playing game.

8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has made an appearance on practically every console, and now it’s on the Switch too.

The classic 2011 action-RPG can suck you in for hours as you peruse a huge world battling monsters and picking up new skills and weapons. It’s a little overpriced, but a lot of fun.

7. Undertale

With a unique, tongue-in-cheek style, Undertale has become a cult classic.

It feels like a spiritual successor to EarthBound, and those who have never played should definitely give this low-key RPG a try.

6. Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition

Final Fantasy XV is now on the Nintendo Switch, although it has been scaled down to suit the console.

Pocket Edition actually tweaks some of the gameplay to make it more accessible and  less tedious.

The cartoonish graphics can take away from some of the serious elements, but it’s still a deep and engrossing game.

5. South Park: The Stick of Truth

South Park: The Stick of Truth is a South Park RPG with incredible attention to detail as well as tons of references to the series.

Surprisingly, the gameplay is extremely solid and tons of fun to play. There’s also the sequel, South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

4. Final Fantasy VII

One of the most iconic RPG games Final Fantasy VII is now available for the Nintendo Switch.

The graphics feel out of date, but the gameplay, characters, and story elements are timeless as ever.

3. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

This modern take on the franchise crosses Pokémon Yellow with Pokémon Go!

You capture monsters instead of battling them and the graphics have also taken a big leap forward. Pokémon: Let’s Go is worth playing for major Pokémon fans.

2. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate brings the popular action RPG to the Switch.

With an enormous cast of monsters, plenty of loot to collect, and also many weapons to craft, this is a must-play for action RPG fans.

1. Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Many Nintendo fans know the Xenoblade Chronicle series as the origin of Shulk.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 follows the same RPG formula with a new cast and great graphics. Definitely worth it for any RPG fan or Switch player.

 

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