Top 5 Nintendo Switch Games That Can Replace Your Animal Crossing Obsession


Nintendo has some of the most brilliant games in gaming history. There’s no doubt that titles like Mario and The Legend of Zelda are fan favorites. Animal Crossing in particular, a game with lovable characters and simple gameplay, is one of Nintendo’s best products recently.


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But just like Animal Crossing, some other games developed by Nintendo can offer fans quality game time. As well as good value for money with its enchanting gameplay, base building and free roaming aspects. Here are the top 5 Animal Crossing-like games that fans can enjoy on Nintendo Switch.


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5. Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Developed by HAL Laboratories and published by Nintendo Kirby and the Forgotten Lands was released on March 25, 2022. This is the only 3D Kirby game to date, and according to GamesRadar, it may also be the last. A release for Nintendo Switch, Kirby and the Forgotten Lands is the thirteenth mainline game in the series.

In fact, Kirby has long been a fan favorite but has suffered due to its 2D platforming approach. After the latest release, Kirby has regained popularity among fans with its new 3D visualization and extremely cute characters.

The game is a puzzle solver and focuses on Kirby, a pink blob who has the ability to suck in any object and duplicate his powers. The game is currently available on the Switch Store for $59.99.

4. City Builder

Described as a toy rather than a game, Townscaper was developed by Oskar Stalberg and published by Raw Fury. The game is basically a click-to-build game with lots of different bricks and colors to try. It’s built in the Unity engine and has a very aesthetic appeal.

The game has no multiplayer system and can be played on Android, web browser, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, iOS, etc. It doesn’t have a story mode and is essentially a terraforming experience at best, but has very engaging gameplay mechanics that prevent players from leaving.

3. Garden History

Garden Story is similar to Legend of Zelda but with more adorable characters and more wholesomeness. It was developed by Picogram and published by Rose City Games and Limited Run Games. It’s a kind of action RPG game where you can play as the guardian of the grove and meet many fruit and vegetable-like characters in your search for the truth.

The game is available for Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch and Macintosh operating systems. It’s available on both Steam and the Nintendo Store for $13.39.

2. Cat Cafe Manager

Cat Cafe Manager is one of the best strategy games for Nintendo Switch right now. It was developed by Roost Games and published by Freedom Games. In Cat Cafe Manager, the player plays a cafe owner in the sleepy village of Caterwaul Way and has to rebuild his grandmother’s cat cafe.

The game is available for both Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch, and you can bring it home for $19.99. It was originally released on April 14, 2022.

1. Pokémon Legends: Arceus


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Pokemon is without a doubt one of the best Nintendo products to date. It is one of the best-selling video games in the industry and has a huge following. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a 2022 Action RPG developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for Nintendo Switch.

It is part of the eighth generation of the Pokémon video game series and serves as a prequel to Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.


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Although the game doesn’t have multiplayer yet, it’s still fun to play just in single mode. The game is available for $59.99 on both Amazon and the Nintendo Store.

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