10. Skylanders: Imaginators

Take your imagination to a whole new level with Activision’s biggest Skylanders’ toy to life action 3D platformer game to date. Imaginators takes you to a brand new world of creative possibilities.

The best thing about this Skylanders game entry is the freedom to finally create your own characters known as Imaginators. It features a plethora of fresh content including a Master Sensei who will guide you along your perilous quest. The Role Playing experience is bigger than ever.

Embark on an epic adventure on-the-go. Use its digital library to expand and access your Skylanders toy collection. It receives a PlayScore of 7.83

9. Ittle Dew 2+

This is sequel to the indie action-adventure RPG from Ludosity. In this sequel, our little heroine crashes yet again onto an island filled with loot, puzzles, and mysterious inhabitants. Help Ittle Dew and her sidekick Tippsie in their grandest journey yet. For the first time in the series, the characters are now in true 3D!

Borrowing notable elements from classic adventure formula, engage in complex puzzles amidst the game’s deep focus on exploration and combat. Use your magical map and find the eight missing pieces to rebuild your raft. Combine tools you find along the way and survive in this beautiful hand-drawn world. The game receives a PlayScore of 7.92

8. Battle Chasers: Nightwar

A modern turn-based RPG from THQ Nordic borrows elements from popular JRPG’s of old. With their colorful dungeons and stylish character designs, it feels like a turn-based version of Runic's Torchlight series.

Based from the best-selling comic book by Joe Madureira, choose up to three heroes and begin your journey in the town of Harm's Way. Venture into the randomly-generated dungeons, uncover secrets, collect loot, and upgrade your skills with every level. Brave your way through these treacherous paths and engage in an action-oriented experience.

It delivers beauty with its mix of 2D and 3D visuals, with cute dialog and stunning landscapes. It receives a PlayScore of 7.95

7. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

We’re getting more and more Dragon Ball games for the Switch this year! Enter yet again in another bout of high-powered and high-flying combat. Xenoverse 2 is a hybrid of fighting game elements and Role-Playing. Create your own character and join an iconic band of characters from the Dragon Ball Universe including Goku, Vegeta, Picolo, and so much more.

Relive your favorite fights from the hit anime, and take a journey through its amazing storyline.

With a hub world that's seven times larger than the last, there'll be plenty of fights and places to destroy. Venture through its futuristic world along with a friend in local co-op, and together, you can change the course of history. It has a PlayScore of 8.00

6. Disgaea 5 Complete

Combining all their DLC releases into one definitive package, it includes all 8 bonus scenarios, 3 character classes, and the four additional fan-favorites.

Follow the tale of Kilia--a demon out in a quest for vengeance against the Netherworld Emperor Void Dark. With his one million strong army, the overworld lords have come together--given life and personality by its outstanding voice actors. Despite its complex and dark themes, it manages to inject an air of levity, with their clever dialogs and witty banter.

Running in its native 720p on the Switch's portable mode, it received an instantaneous pop of color and sharpness. Although we missed the chemistry of the series' original characters, Disgaea 5's new cast of misfits did well enough to ease our hearts. It has a PlayScore of 8.23

5. Dragon Quest Builders

Set in an alternate world after the events of the original Dragon Quest game, you have to fix the universe and start from scratch. It’s a different kind of Dragon Quest from what we’ve all known and love.

Directly inspired by Mojang’s Minecraft, set your horizons on open fields and destructible objects in a voxel-based universe. Craft, collect and build from the game’s wide array of possibilities, all powered by the player’s imagination. Since it’s a Dragon Quest game, the RPG elements are present but with a lighter tone. Set to release on a portable console like the Switch, it’s bound to create endless fun for the older, and younger people. It has a PlayScore of 8.45

4. Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Monolith Soft’s impeccable RPG experience lets you explore a land filled with exotic flora and fauna. This sequel to the Nintendo Wii original came as a surprise to fans of the Xeno franchise. Get ready to dive into a dynamic open world filled secrets and monsters to discover. Follow the lives of two heroes in search of the mysterious land of Elysium.

Gameplay and exploration remains a core feature in the game. Making every bit of grinding and adventure worth your time. It’s biggest selling point revolves around it beautiful and atmospheric worlds. It receives a PlayScore of 8.47

3. Stardew Valley

Chucklefish’s adorable farming simulator is a testament to iconic classics like Harvest Moon. Fulfill your grandfather’s dying wish and rebuild his farmstead to its optimal degree. Cultivate crops, upgrade your silos, take care of your farm animals and find the love of your life in this quaint little town of Stardew Valley.

Packed with a tranquil soundtrack, colorful 16-bit visuals and a story to soothe your heart, Stardew Valley is a worthy addition to the portable capabilities of the Nintendo Switch. Recently its PC release introduced a whole new multiplayer feature to play with your friends. Switch users might have to wait for this update, but it’s coming out soon. The game receives a PlayScore of 8.51

2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Of course who could forget about Todd Howard’s groundbreaking RPG game? This is a gift to the Nintendo users. The Switch gets to taste what it feels like to be the Dragonborn and roam around its beautiful world filled with Dragons, Skeletons and evil crabs.

Skyrim on the Switch is still the same Special Edition found on other consoles. It contains all the DLC’s with new and improved textures, lighting, foliage and more. Its primary addition lies in its Joy-Con features. It enables players to use the controllers to move around and aim for ease of use. Amiibos are also supported, which adds a few Nintendo surprises in store. It has a PlayScore of 8.53

1. And the best RPG game on the Switch is none other than Octopath Traveler

Square Enix’s traveling band of 8 unique characters get together in this ultimate JRPG experience. Borrowing major elements and cliches from classic RPG’s, Octopath Traveler is a familiar, yet fresh spectacle of harmonious magic, storytelling and personality.

The game takes place in one kingdom shrouded in a multitude if mysteries. Choose your main hero and embark on a grand recruitment spree to meet the entire cast of characters. Engage in strategic turn-based battles where you exploit enemy weaknesses, and hop into a game with immersive visuals powered by the Unreal Engine 4. There’s just so much content in each of their stories. It receives a PlayScore of 8.54