Best indie games on Nintendo Switch 2021: All the best independently-published games

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(Pocket-lint) - The Nintendo Switch is simply a console that's go a existent treasure trove of awesome indie games, galore of them lone disposable done the eShop and often priced highly generously.

We've played countless chill and astonishing titles that weren't needfully published by immense multinationals, and person gathered immoderate of the astir compelling close present for you to cheque out.

Untitled Goose Game

Starting arsenic an net meme, Untitled Goose Game yet became 1 of the astir talked-about videogames of modern times. You tin find retired wherefore done the Switch version, which gives you power of 1 of the astir irritating pb characters around.


Umurangi Generation

A photography crippled that's mode much absorbing than the mainstream likes of New Pokémon Snap, this superb small crippled is each astir snapping unsocial angles of varied subjects. We emotion the caller question controls, and the soundtrack - and it's besides got a amended imaginativeness of a dystopian aboriginal than astir mode bigger-name games. Definitely cheque this 1 out!

Stardew Valley

Sweet and elemental successful graphical style, this portion RPG, portion workplace simulation indie crippled has won hearts and minds connected each level connected which it has been released.

It seems cleanable for the Nintendo Switch too, acknowledgment to the console's portability and the casual quality of dipping successful and retired of the game. There is plentifulness of extent successful Stardew Valley, but it's a crippled you tin play your way, whenever you fancy. And that's the mantra for the Switch too.



This superb small mostly text-based escapade stars you arsenic a mysterious slayer who needs to get distant with her beauteous flagrant crime. It's a fantastic portion of fun, with loads of sub-plots and dialog to savour arsenic you spot however galore antithetic endings you tin discover.


This is simply a soulful crippled about, well, souls - you play arsenic a ferryman to the dead, but the crippled is much astir learning to judge and travel to presumption with the extremity of our lives. It's a gentle absorption sim that is bully and relaxing to play, but marque definite you don't hide your tissues, arsenic it gets beauteous affectional astatine points!



This relaxing city-builder is simply a supremely calming game. You instrumentality complaint of a bid of randomly generated islands, strategically placing buildings and monuments earlier moving connected to bigger locations if you bash good enough. Its low-pressure and gorgeous ocular individuality combined with low-fi euphony makes it truly laid-back.

Heaven's Vault

This enchanting communicative lets you play arsenic an archaeologist uncovering signs of an past civilisation and translating its connection spot by spot arsenic you uncover much words and sites of interest. It's engaging and beautifully written, and a existent dainty to gradually play through. 

Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park harks backmost to an property erstwhile point-and-click adventures ruled. Indeed, it is the brainchild of Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick - the duo down LucasArts classics specified arsenic The Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion.

Expect a transverse betwixt immoderate tricky puzzles and laugh-out-loud moments. What truly makes the escapade are the weird and divers characters you conscionable arsenic you effort to lick a execution mystery. It each adds up to a fantastic alteration of gait from astir console games connected the platform.

Yoku's Island Express

A cunning blend of 2D level enactment and pinball, Yoku's Island Express is simply a gorgeous indie crippled that deserves to beryllium connected this list. Indeed, it's puzzler undertones had america hooked bully and proper. We fishy it'll bash the aforesaid for you.


Writing by Max Freeman-Mills. Originally published connected 28 November 2021.

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