Top 10 best point & click games on Switch
Travel through time, solve crimes and go to Hell with these point-&-click games that dazzle with both art and storytelling.
Point-&-Click games have been a staple in the gaming industry since the 1980s. From their humble beginnings as being solely text-based to fully incorporating incredible visuals, it’s safe to say these kinds of games will always be around.
Indie and big-name developers have noticed this and when they’re not making any, they’re trying to add them to their stores. Nintendo is one example of a company that has more than just its kinds of games available. Travel through time, solve crimes and go to Hell with the best point & click games on Switch that dazzle with both art and storytelling.
2064: Read Only Memories
A beautiful, story-driven game from MidBoss, you play as a struggling journalist who wakes up one day with a sentient robot in their room. Thus starts a crazy adventure filled with rival gangs, copious secrets and one heck of a conspiracy. Explore the world of Neo-San Francisco and meet a variety of colourful characters from all walks of life voiced by famous names such as Erin Yvette (Oxenfree) and Dave Fennoy (Telltale’s The Walking Dead). Choose how to respond to people and they’ll decide if they like you or not, which may affect you down the road. Not only is this game LGBTQIA+ friendly, but it’s also not afraid to discuss topics such as freedom and identity.
The Red Strings Club
Simultaneously low-key and intense, this narrative point & click adventure from Deconstructeam is another futuristic tale in a world full of secrets. You play as multiple characters, from a knowledgeable bartender to a confident cyborg hacker to a rogue android, looking into a new project about to go on the market from mega-corporation Supercontinent Ltd.
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From Night School Studio, the creators of Oxenfree, comes another choice-based adventure on a much bigger scale. Best friends Milo and Lola find themselves recently dead and in Hell. Obviously, they want to find a way out, and it seems the only way to do that is to beat Satan himself in a drinking contest.
Considering he’s been drinking since he was cast out of Heaven, that’s no small feat. Travel around the party town that Hell’s become and make friends both human and demon to help Milo and Lola make it to Satan’s castle. How everyone responds to them depends on the brilliantly written dialogue they choose in specific situations. Play various mini-games like beer pong and dance off against Asmodeus, all while listening to a catchy soundtrack. Sounds interesting? That's why it's on our list of the best point and click Switch games.
The Lion's Song
Divided into three different stories, follow the lives of three 20th century minds in a muted version of Austria. Winning awards for its narrative and gameplay, this emotional adventure from Mi'pu'mi Games dives into the struggles of three different creatives; a composer with writer’s block just before her debut concert, a talented painter faced with personal challenges, and a mathematician fighting to make a name for herself amongst her male colleges. The choices you make in one story will impact future stories and decide if they were successful in their endeavours.
In a small, unknown town steeped in mystery, a dead body under a bridge is the least of its problems. A weird but engaging adventure from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, follows five completely different people through the strange little town of Thimbleweed Park.
Like point-and-click games of old, you can click on basically anything in any location you visit and go through nearly endless dialogue trees. Interact with quirky locals like two plumbers dressed as pigeons and a sheriff with multiple identities to complete quests and unravel the mystery. And enjoy some fourth wall breaking along the way.
The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk
Sequel to The Inner World and improved in almost every way, travel back to the tiny world of Asposia and prevent another dictator from taking over. Another Switch point & click adventure game from Headup, play as Robert, a timid Flute-Nose on a quest to find the last wind monk to bring back the wind and prove that his people aren’t evil.
Though enthusiastic, he is a bit awkward, so thankfully he has his pet bird Peck and the girl he's in love with, Laura, to help him out. Solve challenging puzzles all around Asposia to get items you need and enjoy a melodic soundtrack along with fully voiced characters. Robert my not be the hero we want, but he’s the hero we need.
Sam & Max Save the World
The Freelance Police are at it again. Join Sam the mostly level-headed dog and Max the trigger-happy rabbit with no filter on zany adventures with all kinds of twists and turns. Developed by Telltale Games, this graphic adventure consists of six episodes that all connect in one way or another. Whether it’s dehypnotizing former child stars, a talk show host taking her audience hostage, a mole in the mafia, the president not acting like himself, the internet mind-controlling people or travelling to the moon, there’s no case these two best friends can’t handle.
Not without causing a lot of chaos along the way. Talk with kooky characters to help on their cases like Bosco, a paranoid store owner; Sybil Pandemik, a woman who can’t seem to pick a career; Jimmy Two-Teeth, a criminal rat who lives in Sam and Max’s apartment, and many more. If you have a crazy case needing to be solved, the Freelance Police are on it.
Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise
Set in the 60s, play as Agent A on a mission to infiltrate the hideout of Ruby La Rouge, an enemy spy who’s been targeting your fellow agents. This stylish puzzle game from Yak & Co. features logic-based puzzles you need to solve to get to the heart of La Rouge’s plans. Why is it on the list of best point & click games on Switch?
Well, gorgeous backgrounds and challenging puzzles are just part of what made this game the Game of the Year in 2016, along with winning excellence in both art and audio. Your mission, should you choose to accept it.
NAIRI: Tower of Shirin
Nairi, a human girl from the upper class, sets out on an adventure with a former gangster, Rex, to explore the Tower of Shirin and all its mysteries. From HomeBearStudio, solve logic puzzles and enjoy the hand-drawn art of the world inspired by Ghibli.
Help Nairi outwit creatures such as bandit cats and make friends with crime lord ducks as she travels through this strange, adorable world. An engaging story and puzzles that make you think mesh together to form a game you want to see to the end. What will the Tower of Shirin reveal?
In a 2D murder mystery from SFB Games, a woman named Freya Fellow has been found murdered and the only suspect (according to Grimoire) is a painting with a bloody knife. Grim and his partner Sally must investigate everyone in the tower to find out what really happened, including the colorfully odd members of Freya’s own family. Piece together clues that may not seem related at first to figure out the odd circumstances surrounding Freya’s death. A fully voiced cast and backgrounds that pop only add to the oddly interesting tale.
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