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Best Nintendo Switch Football Games for Sports Enthusiasts

Are you a diehard football fan? Say no more! We have reviewed dozens of football games on Nintendo to bring you only the best! With the holiday season just around the corner, it is time to spruce up your football skills with the best, the most life-like sport games on Nintendo Switch!

FIFA 23 Legacy Edition

Given FIFA is the Call of Duty of the soccer world, no list of best sports games for Nintendo can begin without a mention of FIFA, thanks to its authentic soccer gameplay featuring real-life pro athletes and officially licensed clubs. Even if you have been playing FIFA for years, you are bound to love the latest edition packed with the latest kits, clubs, and squads from some of the top football leagues of the world, while retaining the same gameplay features and modes without any significant enhancements. This edition also adds world’s most famous stadiums, as well as balances the scales with the introduction of Women’s club football.

Retro Bowl

Presented in a glorious retro style, the American football game offers an enjoyable, authentic experience, much like backyard football, for both avid football players and even amateurs. Take on the mantle of the General Manager / Head Coach / Quarterback, pick players for your team, call the shots on the fields, handle fragile egos, take care of transfers, keep your fans happy, and ultimately, help your team score the ultimate prize, while the defense is solely handled by the CPU. You also earn coins along the way as a mix of prestige, results, and sometimes as consequences of your choices. Whether you choose to play in short bursts, or occasionally in longer sessions, this game is downright addictive and immersive. Do you think you have what it takes to win the Retro Bowl?

Axis Football 2023

Axis Football is a simulation-style football game boasting realistic gameplay, an awe-inspiring gaming and viewing experience, and endless customization. The latest version offers a massive overhaul over its predecessor, adding over 400 new catches, 300 different tackles, 200 different interception and pass deflections, 50 different throws, and incorporating the diving, jumping, and sideline catch, as well as momentum and physics-based tackling. While the game offers four playing modes – exhibition, franchise mode, coach mode and spectate- the Franchise mode is so far the most fun, including deep stat tracking, drafts, player progressions, a full coaching staff, trades, facility management, injuries, practice strategies, and tons more.

Mario Strikers: Battle League Football

This is another fun and action-packed (albeit a bit chaotic) sports game, where victory is teamwork, tackles, power-enhancing items, and score-boosting Hyper Strikes Away!  Super Mario series mainstay Peach, Bowser, Waluigi, Toad, Yoshi and others face off against each other in Strike, a 5-vs-5, soccer-like sport with no pesky rules or intruding referees ruining your fun– anything goes on this pitch, so don’t hesitate to get your hands dirty. Remember that each character brings to the table a unique strength, such as Speed, Passing and Strength, as well as the ability to unleash a game-changing Hyper Strike – so pick your team wisely. Equip your mushroom kingdom gang in suitable gear to enhance their abilities and tailor their attributes, and pick up items along the way to thwart your enemy.

Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition

Mutants and monsters collide in this action packed, brutal, arcade-style football game straight from hell, that promises hours of intense online action, deep strategy, and deadly humor. Play the game of your life in arenas strewn with lethal traps and obstacles at every turn and ruthless fans who are not appeased at anything less than carnage. To win the ultimate prize, you need to score the highest, play dirty tricks to inflict damage on the opposing team, or downright destroy your opponents. The game has a very ‘real’ football feel, well minus the mayhem and violent shenanigans.

Football Manager

Caution: before we start, let me tell you this game has been the reason behind many flunked degrees, failed relationships and lost jobs- it is that ADDICITVE! Step into the world of slick, elite football management, take control of a real football club, and put together an invincible squad to win big leagues. Craft successful strategies, create your own winning philosophy, spruce up your superstars with extensive training, and develop your own club. Deliver match-winning plays against your fiercest rivals and dominate the charts!

Arcade Archives 10-Yard Fight

If you a want a true taste of American football with its simple but intense play mechanics, this game is perfect for you. Gain those 10 yards anyway you want, shake off defenders, catch or pass the ball and carry it as far up the field as possible before being tackled, score touchdowns before the time runs out, and try to win against a highly competitive enemy. Not only can players change customize the difficulty setting, you can also compete with players from all over the world.