Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Everyone knows Minecraft. This open-world sandbox game with block-style visuals is a favorite among your little brothers and sisters. When it comes to these kind of gameplay design, it was Microsoft’s Minecraft that started all that. Throughout the years, it still contains five different game modes to choose from: Survival, Creative, Adventure, Hardcore and Spectator.

Survive together or alone in a procedurally generated world. It’s a digital playground for everyone who just wants to have fun.

The game’s massive success gave Microsoft the opportunity to port them to almost all gaming consoles including the Nintendo Switch Edition.

It’s success caused the game to be used as an educational and entertainment tool for children. Highlighting the game’s potential to unlock their child’s creative imagination. This Switch Edition is another huge step to introduce new players to the polygonal pixel playground. It has a PlayScore of 8.27

Dragon Quest Builders

Square Enix’s answer to Microsoft’s Minecraft craze. Although it doesn’t quite live up to its success, it still tries to open new doors to a whole new spin-off story to the Dragon Quest universe. Straying away from its signature gameplay elements, they decided to make a game that engages new and old players into the living world of Dragon Quest.

Longtime fans of the series might feel a big change in this entry, the world is now voxel-based. Similar to Minecraft, players must rebuild the world after a cataclysmic event that destroyed the world.

Use your character to progress civilization to salvation as you explore caverns, fields, and houses to find the right components and help your community grow. The RPG mechanics remain steadfast like its series and a heartfelt storymode that offer tons of surprises for the players.

It’s a fun game, accessible to young and old people, and it’s Switch port makes it all the more convenient. It has a PlayScore of 8.43

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

This open world JRPG from Monolith Soft is a sequel to the Nintendo Wii Original. Step inside a dynamic world filled with mechanical wonders, obnoxious creatures, and beautiful vistas. This entry opens up the story with new heroes, Rex and Pyra, as they search of a mysterious land called Elysium.

Gameplay and exploration is a core feature in the game. Making every bit of grinding and adventure worth your time. Explore a land filled with exotic flora and fauna and scale towering titans. Combat is a fun frenzy between shoving your heavy blade against monsters and shooting enemies with powerful guns.

Its recent DLC, Torna - The Golden Country, adds a brand-new story and environments and it’s set 500 years before the events of 2. It has a Playscore of 8.47

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Link’s brand new adventure proves to be the most immersive open-world game on the Switch right now. After years and years of waiting, it finally released along with the Switch last March.

Rediscover the secrets of the magical kingdom as the destiny-bound Link attempts to fulfill the prophecy of Calamity Ganon's destruction. Aside from the title's spectacular visuals, it also levels up the series' signature puzzling dungeons with their innovative emergent gameplay. Dive into cavernous halls, and use runes in combination with your imagination to create ingenious solutions. Through this day, players are still finding creative solutions to solve its myriad of puzzles, and even poke around its physics.

It’s a gold standard for Nintendo and no one should ever miss this game when we’re talking about open-world masterpieces. Link’s latest journey is one hell of a ride. It has a PlayScore of 9.41

Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo’s poster boy has conquered this open-world list. Nintendo has undoubtedly exceeded all expectations with this newest open-world title, although its not entirely as immersive as Legend of Zelda, it has its own childish charm. Odyssey opened up a new chapter in Mario's story. It expands his familiar Mushroom Kingdom horizons, and takes him into an imaginative world of discovery.

Throughout your journey, you will be accompanied with Mario’s sentient cap, Nintendo once again demonstrates their flair for the creative and extraordinary. Roam around the magical lands with your new buddy Cappy, and let his powers turn yourself into whatever object takes your fancy. Collect shards around the streets of New Donk City, and stop Bowser and Peach’s wedding!

A technological marvel, and another groundbreaking Mario entry from Nintendo. It has a PlayScore of 9.47