Mech games are fast-paced, fun and full of content that’s sure to delight all sorts of gamers. Whether you’re into action games, simulators or story-driven titles, there’s bound to be a mech game (or ten) to suit your tastes.
To help you sort out the mechs from the meh, I’ve handpicked the 10 best mech games on Nintendo Switch, based on my own playthrough and knowledge.
I’m a huge fan of number 5 so definitely check that one out. Let’s get stuck in!
Project Nimbus: Complete Edition
If you’re on the hunt for a combat-centric mech game on the Switch, this is one of the best picks in this article for you. Project Nimbus: Complete Edition is an intriguing mech shooter game with aesthetically pleasing visuals and a decent combat system.
The storyline in this game is admittedly limited, but it feels more believable than most titles in this genre. The general premise is that there are two key factions fighting for supremacy after the world ends, and that they’re fighting using the mechs.
There’s a great selection of mechs to choose from in the game, each with their own abilities. With three key game modes to enjoy, there’s plenty to keep you busy in this game. Sadly there are no multiplayer modes, but there’s a well-rounded single player offering here.
Visually, this game is a gem. The mech designs are all spectacular and the environments are interesting, if a little barren in places. It performs well on the Nintendo Switch, with no notable quirks or issues.
This isn’t the most complex mech game for the Switch by any means, but it’s a lot of fun and I’d recommend checking it out.
Into The Breach
I previously featured this in my favorite Switch board games, but I couldn’t leave it out of this one in good faith. Into The Breach is a stellar roguelike digital board game that features mechs and giant evil bug monsters.
This game is a fantastic example of how less can be more when it comes to storytelling. There isn’t much of an overarching story, but there’s just enough to make the combat feel satisfying and to provide extra context for the environments that you find yourself in. Each map feels unique, and each mech is well designed.
Utilizing a unique time travel mechanic and the inherent trickiness of a roguelike game, this title offers heaps of replayability. It performs impeccably on the Nintendo Switch, with no notable issues or quirks to report.
Into The Breach is a truly unique mech game, with a great sense of progression and intriguing style of gameplay. If you want to pad out your Switch library with something special, this is a game that I highly recommend getting your hands on.
Pizza Titan Ultra
Do you like arcade games? If so, this is one of the best games in this list for you. Pizza Titan Ultra is a goofy, fast-paced game where you control a pizza delivery mech and get to stomp around a city chucking pizzas at people.
This is a simplistic arcade game, so don’t go into it expecting a story-rich, complex experience. The story takes place in Galactic City, after the invasion of the evil Cheezborg. You play as a pizza delivery mech pilot, and you’ll need to complete missions by delivering pizzas, tackling obstacles and fighting enemies.
There are plenty of missions and maps, populated by colorful characters and vibrant music. It is worth noting that this game does have a handful of performance issues in terms of frame rate and loading times- nothing game breaking, but worth noting nonetheless.
If you’re happy to deal with a few quirks during your gaming session, this is an arcade gem and it’s worth picking up. Pizza Titan Ultra is a fun addition to the library of mech games on the Nintendo Switch, and it’s ideal for any gamers looking for a casual, upbeat experience.
War Tech Fighters
War Tech Fighters is a solid addition to the world of Switch mech games, offering up a hefty bundle of space-based mech fights and challenges.
There’s a simple story to go along with this game but the core focus is definitely the combat, with interstellar vehicles and giant mechs to contend with. There’s a mission-based structure to the game, and most of them focus on defeating the baddies with your mechs. Some missions focus on stealth and hacking, though.
War Tech Fighters looks great on the Nintendo Switch, with interesting character/mech designs and detailed environments. The soundtrack is decently enjoyable as well, providing you’re into hard rock and heavy metal.
While the game looks great, it is worth noting that there are performance issues to manage- namely, loading times. The game runs well on the Switch but the loading times can be frustrating in places. Other than that, though, this game is a delight and worth downloading.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is certainly more of an interactive story than the other games in this list, but I couldn’t leave it out. It combines a rich story and vibrant characters with fun, challenging mech RTS gameplay and visual novel elements too.
The story for this game is admittedly a little confusing in places and I won’t spoil it, but the general premise is that the group of heroes is using a fleet of mech suits to ward off an impending alien attack.
The way that the narrative unfolds is what makes this game truly unique. As the game title might suggest, there are multiple protagonists. Instead of meeting them all at once, you hop through different time periods and scenarios in order to experience their stories one by one. It’s intriguing, and there’s plenty of plot twists and surprising links.
The RTS element of this game is equally interesting, with great visuals and intuitive, satisfying combat. There’s plenty of ways to customize your mech, and each mission/RTS section feels unique as you play through.
This is a stand-out game for many reasons, and I highly recommend checking it out. It blends genres seamlessly and offers an engaging user experience, complete with wonderful visuals, high quality performance and strong writing, too. What’s not to love?
Daemon X Machina
If you’re on the hunt for a solid action-adventure game on the Nintendo Switch that features evil artificial intelligence and cool mechs, look no further. Daemon X Machina is a great title with some interesting visuals and a decent story to keep you occupied.
The general premise here is that you’re a rookie mech pilot, doing your bit in the fight against artificial intelligence. AI turned bad because of moon-radiation-reasons and this means that there are plenty of interesting missions to work through with a whole host of other mercenaries and pilots.
The combat in this game is satisfying and fast-paced, with intuitive controls and cool visuals. Mech games need to have great mobility, and luckily for Daemon X Machina, that’s the case here. In general, the game performs well on the Nintendo Switch.
There’s a lot to unpack in this game, and it’s not the most accessible for new players as there’s a steep learning curve. That being said, it’s worth noting that there are great options for single player content, online multiplayer and local multiplayer.
Daemon X Machina is a cohesive, well made game. There’s lots to learn and unpack, with a detailed customization system and a mountain of missions to work through. It’s visually stunning, and worth checking out today.
Hardcore Mecha is one of the best indie titles on Switch that featuring mechs. It’s a ridiculously fun 2D side-scroller with goofy dialogue, hard rock music and plenty of opportunities to punch things in the face with mech hands.
Starting off with a simple Mars rescue mission, the narrative unravels into a fun, over-the-top story that contains everything from cyberpunk terrorist cells to secret enemy lairs. When I started my research into this game, I honestly did not expect to see such an in-depth story, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much there is to unpack.
Visually, Hardcore Mecha is fantastic and it’s one of my favorite games in this list for the aesthetic alone. The character design is incredible, the levels are creative and even the weapon design is unique.
Hardcore Mecha plays well on the Nintendo Switch in both docked and handheld mode, with only a few performance quirks to note. It’s a smooth and stylish game, with just the right amount of silliness to keep even the most distractible gamers from wandering off.
Do you like platform games? If so, this is the perfect title for you. Panzer Paladin is a spectacular action-platformer game for the Switch, featuring a huge mech and a crafty pilot with an array of tools and attacks to take down enemies.
There isn’t much of a story here, and it’s reminiscent of older arcade style titles. There’s a heap of creative levels to pick from when you start off, each with their own minions and bosses to take down at your own pace.
Panzer Paladin is, at its core, a very simple game. It’s incredibly effective though.
The controls are easy to pick up but hard to master, the level designs are creative and each individual sprite has been drawn immaculately. I’m a huge fan of this retro aesthetic, and it looks incredible on the Nintendo Switch.
In terms of technical performance, Panzer Paladin gets a gold star from me. There are no performance issues to note and it runs well on the Switch, with a clean user interface and unique features like reusable enemy weapons. It’s a stellar game, and worth adding to your library of Switch mech games today.
The Nintendo Switch is full of great RPG titles and indie darlings, and Wolfstride stands out as one of the most interesting mech-themed RPG options available. It’s a quirky game about a world where mech battling is a popular pastime.
Wolfstride follows the story of a group of loveable criminals and their beaten-up mech, known as the Cowboy. Taking the role of Dominic Shade, you’ll have to help the Cowboy fight through a mech tournament and survive an onslaught of ferocious competitors.
The story in this game is compelling, and the characters are all well written. I won’t dive into the story too far as I don’t want to spoil it, but it’s important to note that you get to spend time with each character and learn more about their backstory.
It’s not just a story-focused game, either. The combat is surprisingly satisfying, with a deeply strategic turn-based system. You can upgrade elements using cash earned from odd jobs during the game, and each part of each mech has its own health bar to take down. The controls are intuitive and the interface is clean, too.
Wolfstride is an absolute gem, and I highly recommend checking it out. It’s a perfect blend of narrative and combat, and ideal for mech game fans looking to expand their horizons.
Do you enjoy run-and-gun games like Cuphead? If so, this is a title that you need to check out. Mechstermination Force is a fun, fast-paced and frantic game that’s packed full of huge mechs, goofy characters and silly one-liners.
Following a standard action-platformer premise, this title offers a handful of great maps with unique bosses to tackle. You can play through as 4 different characters, utilizing your weapons and skills to tear down each colossal mech with ease. The boss battles are surprisingly creative, requiring you to think on your feet.
This game plays well, with no notable problems and minimal performance issues. The graphics are cheerful and vibrant, and the soundtrack is great too. Each level has been designed well, and I’m a huge fan of the bosses that you get to interact with as if they’re part of the levels themselves.
Mechstermination Force is a must-play for any action-adventure fans. It’s suitably goofy and silly, with loveable characters and some intriguing boss battles to work through. There’s even a great two player option in this game, adding even more value for money.