The Nintendo Switch’s portability makes it ideally suited for taking on the go, but its powerful architecture and innovative features also make it a great platform for playing ports of classic games. With a growing library of titles, there are plenty of gaming experiences to choose from – however, some ports are more impressive than others. Here are the best Switch ports the most impressive ports on Nintendo Switch.
Portal Knights is a sandbox-style role-playing game with crafting elements and procedurally generated worlds to explore. It originally released for PC in 2017 before making its way onto the Nintendo Switch in 2019. The game has been impressively ported to the console, taking full advantage of the hybrid nature of the system with both portable and docked play options available. It looks great in both configurations too; its colorful visuals and smooth 60 fps performance retain their charm even when played on a lower resolution display. The controls have been thoughtfully mapped to the Joy-Con too, making it easy to pick up and play anywhere.
Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition
Although this isn’t a port as such, Divinity: Original Sin II – Definitive Edition is definitely one of the most impressive Switch games available. It’s an expansive role-playing game with strong tactical combat that originally released in 2017 for Windows PC before arriving on console via this definitive edition release in 2018. The sheer amount of content that’s been included here is staggering; you’ll find roughly 400 hours worth of quests packed into this version which includes all major DLC expansions, new game modes, improved visuals, and numerous gameplay tweaks.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an action role