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14 Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games of All Time

Some of the best FPS games you can play on the Nintendo Switch.

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It’s been a little over five years since the release of the Nintendo Switch, changing the landscape of handheld gaming. In that time, tons of developers and publishers have ported their games to the console as well as created their games with the platform in mind. Considering that, check out the list of the best FPS games to play on the Nintendo Switch below! Hopefully, you’ll find something new to add to your library.

#14 Wolfenstein 2: New Colossus

  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • Release Date: June 2018

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was a title that saw a port over to the Nintendo Switch about a year after its initial release. The story follows protagonist William ‘BJ’ Blazkowicz through a Nazi-controlled America as he searches for resistance leaders to assist him in the fight. The story was popular enough to garner enough love for a co-op sequel to be made featuring BJ’s twin daughters, Jessie and Zofia. New Colossus didn’t receive the greatest praise when it was put on Switch but we can all agree that it’s still an incredible story.

#13 DOOM

  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • Release Date: November 2017

This rendition of DOOM brings back the mayhem and destruction from the original in a completely remade for modern console fashion. You will be met with incredible demons, intense weapons, and fast combat that will surely keep you coming back for more. The Nintendo Switch version was brought on a year later and still manages to hold onto all of these same features in a compact console. The best part is that there is both the hellish single-player campaign as well as numerous multiplayer modes that you can play with up to 12 of your friends online.

#12 Dying Light

  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox One Series X|S, PC, Linux, Mac, Switch
  • Release Date: October 2021

With the sequel having been released not too long ago, now would be a great time to get into the handheld version of Dying Light. Utilize your parkour and crafting skills in-game to maneuver through a world full of infected zombies. The Switch version also comes with all of the DLC including the critically-acclaimed The Following. The port does a great job at staying true to the original in both graphics and gameplay so you’ll definitely want to be sure to pick this one up! Good night and good luck!

#11 Apex Legends

Apex Legends
  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: EA
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox One Series X|S, PC, iOS, Android, Switch
  • Release Date: March 2021

Respawn’s latest venture into the Titanfall universe allows players to participate in online multiplayer battle royale games as well as a variety of other modes completely for free. You can choose from different characters with differing abilities to create a squad of three teammates to battle against 20 other teams. The greatest thing about Apex Legends is that it allows for cross-platform play which means that even if your friends don’t have a Switch, you’ll still be able to play with them!

#10 Overwatch

  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • Release Date: October 2019

In Overwatch, you choose from a set of several characters with differing abilities to participate in different multiplayer battles. The main focus of the game revolves around a battle royale but you are also introduced to several different game modes throughout the year in the form of events. These events happen relatively often and even give players the chance to play for loot boxes that contain items exclusively from those events. Overwatch provides some intense multiplayer combat and some of the best art direction in an FPS to date. A sequel titled Overwatch 2 was announced and there very well could be a Switch version available for fans to also be able to enjoy!

#9 Metro: 2033 Redux

  • Developer: 4A Games
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Linux, Mac, Switch
  • Release Date: February 2020

Moscow has been turned into a poisonous wasteland and the survivors are forced to live their lives underground, deep in the tunnels of forgotten metro stations. The story is based on a novel of the same name where you play as Artyom, who has never ventured outside of the underground before but must do so once the fate of mankind is left in his hands. Ammunition is scarce and you need to rely on the light of your flashlight to ensure that you can get to your destinations safely. You can also get two for the price of one since this game comes packaged with Metro: Last Light Redux when purchased physically.

#8 Metro: Last Light Redux

  • Developer: 4A Games
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Linux, Mac, Switch
  • Release Date: February 2020

Last Light follows the story of Artyom from the previous installment, Metro: 2033. Now it’s a year later and Artyom’s missile strike against the Dark Ones has already occurred. There are two different play styles, Spartan and Survival, that give the game either a more of a survival horror approach or a combat skill approach. The game was co-written by the author of the original books and follows the tone of his vision. You can also get the previous installment of the Metro series with this game if you purchase it physically.

#7 Borderlands 2

  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Platform: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux, Android, Switch
  • Release Date: May 2020

Borderlands 2 is an interesting choice for this list because when it arrived on the Switch, it was packaged as The Legendary Collection and included the original Borderlands and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Among the two, the sequel still gained more popularity even after having been available for so long prior that we included it here! You will be able to enjoy the game either by yourself or with a friend using local two-player split-screen or four-player online play. It also comes packed with all of the DLC for you to take advantage of and enjoy.

#6 Portal 2

  • Developer: Valve
  • Publisher: Valve
  • Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Linux, Mac, Switch
  • Release Date: 2022

We haven’t seen the official Switch release just yet but if it’s anything like its predecessors, we couldn’t be more excited. Portal 2 follows the role of Chell who is played exclusively from a first-person perspective. You are tasked with solving puzzles using teleportation through portals that you can create. The game comes packaged as the Portal: Companion Collection and comes with the first Portal included as well. If you’ve ever heard of the phrase, “the cake is a lie,” and have always wondered where it is from, now is your chance to really find out.

#5 Dusk

  • Developer: David Szymanski
  • Publisher: New Bloog Interactive
  • Platform: PC, Mac, Linux, Switch
  • Release Date: October 2021

Looks can be deceiving. Dusk is a retro-styled first-person shooter developed completely by a single person. You’d think that you were playing a PlayStation 1 title but instead, you are taken to the fictitious town of Dusk, Pennsylvania where you face several Lovecraftian horrors and demonic possessions. Gameplay is meant to emulate the visual and gameplay style of early first-person shooters and even takes on a greater emphasis on movement and speed and includes non-regenerating health. If you’re a fan of games like the original DOOM and Quake, then you will definitely have a good time with Dusk.

#4 Bioshock Infinite

  • Developer: Irrational Games
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Linux, Switch
  • Release Date: May 2020

One of my personal favorites, Bioshock Infinite is a first-person shooter that takes place in a fiction city-state in the sky called Columbia. You take on the role of Booker Dewitt who is tasked with escorting a woman named Elizabeth to New York City to wipe away Booker’s debt. The story takes plenty of twists and turns and creates an environment that is allowed to be very colorful and very serious. The game has some of the best narrative and sound design around and it would be in your best interest to take advantage of it on a portable console! The Switch version is packaged as The Complete Edition and comes with both Burial at Sea DLC packs for you to enjoy as well.

#3 BioShock: The Collection

  • Developer: 2K Games
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Switch
  • Release Date: May 2020

Bioshock: The Collection comes with all three games as well as their DLC. This version was completely remastered and runs so smoothly on the Nintendo Switch. Each of these games is wildly different in its own right but each follows its own unique story. You’ll be able to use unique powers called Plasmids that allow you to manipulate elements and perform a variety of different attacks as well as use tons of high-powered weapons against your enemies. Some people would consider the first two to have a more survival-horror element to them but you’ll just have to play them for yourself to see.

#2 The Turing Test

  • Developer: Bulkhead Interactive
  • Publisher: Square Enix Collective
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • Release Date: February 2020

The Turing Test is not so much a shooter more than it is a game played in the first-person perspective. You play in the shoes of engineer Ava Turing who is asked to complete various tests and puzzles in order to save her crewmates from danger. It has an incredibly well-developed sci-fi atmosphere and does a great job at keeping you hooked on the narrative with several decisions that need to be made that affect different aspects of the game. The puzzles are also all very well designed and from the perspective of someone who genuinely enjoys doing puzzles, that alone might be enough to convince you to pick up a copy for yourself.

#1 Superhot

  • Developer: Superhot Team
  • Publisher: Superhot Team
  • Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux, Oculus Quest, Switch
  • Release Date: August 2019

Superhot takes advantage of a really minimalistic style and quick gameplay. Your objective is to take out hostile attackers using weapons that break very easily. Considering this, you need to defeat your enemies and rely on them for more ammunition and weaponry. It’s also important to note that time only moves when you move so you will always have the opportunity to change what you want to do or take a look at your surroundings. Of all the games featured on this list, I think this one is the most fun. Take advantage of 31 levels and defeat your enemies in unique ways with a variety of different weapons from billiard balls to simple fists.