People have been trying to show off their skills, dexterity, or strength ever since the beginning of time. There are many ways to do this. It usually means doing a task in the quickest time, beating your opponents in a physical fight, or scoring the most points, usually with a ball of some kind.
Most people can get off the spectator’s bench and start playing their favourite sport through the magic of video games. Nintendo Switch has a lot of games that let you play from the comfort of your couch, no matter how good you are or how much you know. We all can be tennis champs, professional ballers, or wind…
If you have a Nintendo Switch, here are some of the best sports games you can play. In this list, we don’t have any autosport games. If you like sports with two or more wheels, you should check out our list of the best racing games for Nintendo Switch. If you’re into ball games or think you’re an Olympian, you’ve come to the right place.
So, let’s go to the first tee, get ready, and start playing the best sports games on the Switch.
1. Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)
There’s a lot to like about Mario Tennis Aces. It’s a fun, arcade-style game that takes on one of the world’s most popular sports. In reality, though, the game has a lot of complex mechanics hidden beneath its bright colours. These mechanics allow you to use a wide range of strategies to outplay and/or outwit your opponent on the other side of the court, whether they’re Mario brothers, an anthropomorphic celestial body or a plant with teeth. Wii Swing Mode lets you play Wii Sports again, as well as the infamous ‘Wii elbow’ that families all over the world had to deal with on Boxing Day 2006, when everyone played Wii Sports.
For Waluigi fans who love the game, this is a great version of the game. The game looks great and has a lot of players who have been added since the game was released. The game, set, and match.
2. Rocket League (Switch eShop)
Even though we don’t think this is the best football game on the Switch, some football fans might be offended. If you say “football” instead of “soccer,” people will get angry, even though it’s a small thing. You can’t always win.
That is, unless you play Rocket League, which makes everyone a winner, even if they lose a lot. People who like cars like the DeLorean from Back to the Future, the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, and the KITT from Knight Rider may be interested in this game because it has so many pop culture cars. But the raging gameplay and adrenaline rush when your team bundles the ball over the line is what keeps us playing.
So, we’re here. Rocket League is the best football game on the Switch.
3. NBA 2K22 (Switch)
NBA 2K22 is another great game in the series, and it shows that the developer has a good track record when it comes to porting their basketball games to the Nintendo Switch. A lot of the game’s gameplay is the same, and the loading screens will make you want to rip your hair out from time to time. But the refined core gameplay and enough content that will keep you playing until the end make this game an easy recommendation for basketball fans.
As an alternative, the previous game in the series, called NBA 2K21, does a lot of the same things that this game does. If you can find it, it’s likely to be much cheaper than this new game.
4. Windjammers (Switch eShop)
If you’re looking for a two-player game that’s both mean and fun, Windjammers is the game for you. In 1994, we were enthralled by the fast and addictive gameplay that made us want to play more. You’ll need a friend to get the most out of this game, but the Switch makes it easy to play with a friend.
This was the best disc-based competitive sports game on the console, and it’s worth revisiting. There’s also the sequel to look into.
5. Windjammers 2 (Switch eShop)
With Windjammers 2, Dotemu has taken the game’s addictive core formula and made it even better in every way. It’s even more fun than the original. The core gameplay here is still as fun and easy to get into as ever, but new moves and skills add to the fun without taking away from or complicating the gameplay. There aren’t many modes, but this is a great game from Dotemu. It’s one of the best games ever made, and it’s been updated for a new generation.
6. Super Mega Baseball 3 (Switch eShop)
Sony has said that MLB The Show will no longer be a PS4-exclusive game in the future. Until that happens, baseball fans should check out Super Mega Baseball 3. In terms of hyperrealism and official teams, it doesn’t have them. But it has a set of physics that are deep enough for RBI Baseball players, as well as a few new modes that make it even better. With its irreverent sense of humour, the franchise mode feels like a natural extension to the brand. It adds a welcome twist to a content-heavy sports simulation, making the game more fun to play. If you like baseball games, you should play Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition. It’s still great, but the sequel is even better and is the best baseball game on the Switch as a result. If you like baseball games, you should play Super Mega Baseball 2.
7. ‘AO Tennis 2’
There are a lot of sports games on the Switch that aren’t as good as they used to be, so some people don’t like them because they look like games that were already great on other consoles a long time ago. AO Tennis 2 is one of them, but the most important thing is that the gameplay is good and real. It’s a must-have for tennis fans who want the best tennis game for their Nintendo Switch. It’s even possible to play online with other people or play two-player games with a friend, too.
8. ‘FIFA 21’
A lot of people don’t like FIFA games on the Switch because they are often compared to games on the PlayStation or Xbox. Let that go and just enjoy your Switch games. You can see that this one might be worth getting for you, too. There’s a big difference in quality between the current version of FIFA and the version that can run in 4K. But having some of the newer modes on the Switch makes it worth it. This place has a lot of room for growth. Because FIFA 21 is so similar to FIFA 20, you probably don’t need to buy it. However, you probably don’t need to buy it.
9. ‘Lonely Mountains: Downhill’
Downhill is a game where you ride your bike downhill. Despite the fact that the game’s premise is so simple, it quickly becomes addictive. It’s Megagon Industries’ only product right now, and it’s a good start. If you do play this game, make sure you play it on the handheld version. This adds a level of immersion to the game that is too good to pass up. If you’re a fan of the game, this is a great game to play.