Best Nintendo Switch Game 2018: Ocotopath Traveler

The Nintendo Switch received a hefty list of great games in 2018. From the recently released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to the awesome and nostalgic Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!.

But only one game, in particular, was great enough to land a spot on our Game of the Year list for the Nintendo Switch, and that game is Octopath Traveler from Square Enix.

Here’s what I said when I reviewed the game at launch:

“Octopath Traveler is hands down one of the greatest RPGs you’ll ever play. It’s really all I can think about as each new day approaches, and when I’m not fully engaged with it, say I’m working out or slaving away at work, I’ve got Octopath on my mind. The soundtrack is 100 percent outstanding, and the combat system is incredibly unique. But despite having an awesome sound and equally impressive combat system to boot, it’s truly the characters that bring the game alive by implementing wonderful and compelling stories. Octopath Traveler for the Nintendo Switch is hands down a must own, and definitely a Game of the Year contender.”

Even though those thoughts were crafted roughly five months ago, each and every opinionated word holds true for the Square Enix developed title and the game has much to offer those with a hankering for classic RPG gameplay. Octopath Traveler is our pick for the best Nintendo Switch game of 2018.