The Nintendo Switch is quickly becoming a go-to console for flight sim and space combat fans. With its powerful hardware and intuitive controls, the Switch makes it easy to soar through the skies or take to the stars in a thrilling intergalactic battle. Whether you’re looking for an epic single-player story, intense PvP combat, or just a chance to relax and explore, there’s something out there for everyone. Here we look at some of the best Nintendo Switch flight sim and space combat games that will keep your blood pumping.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an action RPG set in a vast open-world environment. It features stunning visuals, engaging battles, fantastic characters and stories to explore, and of course some truly impressive flying sections. Players take control of Rex and his companions as they travel around Alrest in search of Elysium – the ultimate paradise for humanity. In addition to ground-based battles, players can explore the skies with their giant robotic mechs called Blades. Flying through beautiful vistas while battling monsters makes this one exciting ride.
The game also features a host of side missions involving aerial combat with incredible enemy pilots called ‘Aces’. Taking on these formidable foes takes finesse as well as skillful flying, making this one of the best aerial combat experiences on any platform – let alone on Nintendo Switch.
Star Fox Zero
Star Fox Zero brings classic arcade-style dogfighting action to Nintendo’s hybrid platform. The game follows Fox McCloud and his team of anthropomorphic fighter pilots as they battle against the evil forces of Andross across multiple solar systems. What separates this title from other Star Fox games is its unique controls; most notably allowing players to move their ship independently from their aiming reticle using motion controls.</