1The greatest open worlds to explore on Switch

This list was originally posted in January 2019 and has been periodically updated since.

Sometimes, gaming is at its finest when you’re faced with a giant, well-realised world to sink into.

The Nintendo Switch might be mostly filled with smaller, shorter experiences ideal for picking up and playing on a short commute, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t brilliant open world games to get lost in, too.

Of course, Nintendo Switch has one of the best of recent years – The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild – which undoubtedly features on this list. But there are plenty of other great open world games to find on the system too.

Whether you fancy a realistic adventure through a fantastical land, or prefer something a bit more slapstick or family-friendly, there’s something to suit. Click on through to see our picks of the best open world games on Switch. We can heartily recommend sinking numerous hours into each and every one of them.

Happy adventuring!

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