We hope you enjoyed our first list of Ten Games we STILL want to see ported to the Nintendo Switch, after giving it some thought and owing to our collective ongoing romance with Nintendo’s Hunky Hybrid, we have put together another ten games we want to see ported to the Nintendo Switch for your reading pleasure. So let’s waste no time and get started.
Madden NFL 21
Like it or not, EA’s sports titles are big money on an annual basis and although EA has given switch players regular (albeit watered down) FIFA entries, they have not yet given fans of American Football, or as we call it in England, silly boys Rugby, a release on the switch. This is a bizarre move given the popularity of the NFL and how well it would fit handheld play in much the same way as FIFA does. Granted it likely wouldn’t have all the bells and whistles that the PS4 and Xbox version has but a decent selection of teams and a solid career mode, maybe some touchscreen support for planning out plays coupled with a dose of multiplayer would make for a great addition to the Switch’s sports library.
We probably sound like a broken record with the amount we mention our love for Dead Space but considering its twelve years old and still one of the best survival horror games this side of Resident Evil 4, that should be enough for the uninitiated to realise it should come to Switch, preferably in a swanky HD remaster or a trilogy package, but we will accept the first one as a stand-alone offering. Set aboard a space vessel you must find a way to escape while a hoard of scary-ass monsters with the skin complexion of Keith Richards stalk you. Dismemberment is the only way to take them down when you are not rushing to the toilet to drop off your scare nuggets after a particularly intense encounter. Come on EA, Halloween is just around the corner!
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Kingdoms of Amalur was a slightly overlooked yet criminally underrated open-world fantasy RPG in its day, but has recently been given the remaster treatment from the lovable rogues at THQ Nordic. Every Nintendo fan grew up enjoying adventures in mystical lands which makes this one a sure fit for the Switch. Featuring a huge world to explore full of memorable friends and foes with 5 distinct regions, 4 playable races and 3 ability trees with 22 abilities per tree to unlock and tailor to your own play style.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Arguably the most beloved Star Wars game in history, Knights of the Old Republic was a runaway success from the wizards at Bioware, before the dark times, before the Anthem. Set a long time ago in a storyline far far away from the movies, you create a character and forge your path by making choices and living with their consequences while the war between the Republic and the Sith Empire rages around you. Now granted we would love to see a full remaster of this one but we would also accept a straight port with a few quality of life tweaks, we are looking at you Aspyr who have already delivered the goods with porting Jedi Knight, Jedi Academy and Episode One Racer.
We know Bethesda love to milk their franchises more than Hollywood milk comic-book sequels, so it’s still a bit of a surprise that the well established and highly popular Fallout 4 is not among our Switch back-catalogue. With a huge apocalyptic open world to explore, engaging narrative, great combat, settlement building and a kick-ass soundtrack, this is a perfect title guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours whether you are a newcomer to the series or returning just to enjoy it all over again, plus, Ron Perlman is in it! War never changes.
Sticking with the apocalypse as we may as well get some practice in, let’s talk about Mad Max, a much better than expected open-world action title inspired by the crazy world of George Millers Mad Max movies. Take control of the raggedy man himself, Max, as he once again gets caught up in a high octane fight for survival in the unforgiving wastelands of the future. Build yourself a vehicle from the ground up, customizing it’s defence and offensive capabilities while preparing to take down encampments of war boys and defeat the big bad, Scabrous Scrotus, yes, that’s really his name, have you not seen the movies? They cast Tina Turner as a doom buggy driving villain, with inspiration like that you know you need to play it!
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
We know this one is old hat but if they can re-release it on PS4 and Xbox they can bring it to the big N. There is no doubt COD 4 is still arguably the highlight of the whole Call of Duty franchise and Nintendo Switch could really do with a more accessible big-name shooter under its belt. Relive the gritty outing that set a standard the franchise has been chasing to recapture over since while playing as British SAS and American Special Forces to stop a sinister threat that is rising in the East (spoiler alert, it’s not Sauron) we’d love to play a match of domination in the bog while sitting on the bog!
WWE 2K – Something that isn’t s**t
WWE continues to be an absolute powerhouse but it’s gaming outings have been pretty lacklustre ever since 2K took over, case in point was the abysmal port of WWE 2K18 that is still considered by some to be the worst switch game ever and should be left to rest in peace! That being said, there is no denying the fun that can be had recreating the awe-inspiring antics of our favourite spandex-clad superstars either by suplexing our way through a campaign or delivering some low blows to friends in multiplayer action. Now we know the more arcadey WWE Battlegrounds has just launched and looks like good fun but let me tell you something brother! WWE and 2K need to get their act together and bring some full squared circle action back to Switch.
Command & Conquer Remaster Collection
A collective cheer of delight emanated from just about every PC gamer when the C&C Remaster Collection launched earlier this year. Updated graphics for the classic C&C and C&C: Red Alert plus all the respective expansions! For many, C&C was the first taste of the RTS genre and these two titles, in particular, had great success on the PS1 so there is no excuse not to bring them to console, and where better to start than the Switch with potentially a few touchscreen options thrown in for good measure! Construct bases, harvest resources, build armies and dominate your opponents. When you kill one, its a tragedy, when you kill ten million, its a statistic!
Remnant: From the Ashes
The Souls formula has been milked a bit over the years but THQ Nordic decided to mix things up a bit by combining the fundamentals of the genre with some hard-hitting third-person shooting to create something that has proven to be a great hit. Explore dynamically-generated worlds that change each time you play through them, creating new maps, enemy encounters, quest opportunities, and in-world events. Each of the game’s four unique worlds is filled with monstrous denizens and environments that will provide fresh challenges with each playthrough. Team up with up to two other players to increase your chances of survival, add local wireless co-op to the switch version and let the hunt begin!
So there it is, another ten games we would love to see ported to the Switch, what do you think of our list? are there any games you would love to see come to the Switch? Let us know in the comments below or on social media.