Best Square Enix Switch Games (That Aren’t Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy)


The number of Square Enix Switch games out there is pretty insane. There are tons of new and ported episodes in established series appearing alongside entirely new titles. There are so many that someone could probably overlook a real gem. Especially when people just think about it dragon quest (like Dragon Quest Builders 2) and final fantasy when you think of developers and publishers. So let’s go through some of the company’s other great games on the platform that you might not know about but really should play. (But seriously, play too Dragon Quest Builders 2.)

Octopath Traveler Best Square Enix Switch Games

Best Multi-Protagonist Square Enix Switch Game:
Octopathic Traveler

Octopathic Traveler is very effective in introducing many characters, making them all appealing and encouraging the player to build them all up with different classes. It’s a title that makes you want to explore what people’s unique actions can make a difference. While everyone does their own thing and you’ll probably want to see where those threads go, it’s also really fun when everyone finally comes together and you see other storylines.

The best Square Enix Switch games that aren't Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy Harvestella

Best Square Enix Game With Farming Elements:
Harvestella

Harvestella isn’t perfect, but it’s still such a good time. There is a good balance between farming and action RPG elements. The characters are pretty good. You have a nice selection of classes for your avatar, allowing you to switch between melee, ranged, and mage. The artistic direction is also fantastic. But what really impresses me is how well it tells its story and the unexpected turns it takes.

Review: Dungeon Encounters is made for the Switch

Most Challenging Square Enix Switch Game: dungeon encounters

In case you wanted to scratch that Etrian Odyssey itch and play a turn based rpg that will make you map dungeons, make smart decisions to survive and have to really try, dungeon encounters is it. It lets you work to uncover its story, build its characters and survive. If you make the effort, you will find an absolutely addicting game that will force you to make wise decisions.

Chrono Cross Radical Dreamers

Best Square Enix Satellaview Port on the Switch:
Radical Dreamers: Le Tresor Interdit in Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition

I’ll never stop talking about how in 2022 we got a Square Enix localized sound novel originally released on the Nintendo Super Famicom Satellaview across major platforms. But here it is! That chrono cross and Chrono trigger-adjoining additional story with Kid, Serge and Magil competing against Lynx! That is so cool!

Different day life

Best Square Enix Switch Game to Ignore: Different day life

This should by no means be a long and extensive game. It’s said to take over 30 hours, but it’s an arduous trek to explore a new place with an exploration team. Not to mention that it clearly doesn’t feel like it was made with the Switch in mind. Its Apple Arcade roots are showing. (Even then, it probably would have been more fun on the DS or 3DS.)

Most Fashionable Square Enix Switch Game: NEO The world ends with you

given NEO The world ends with you Released some 14 years after the original game, one has to wonder if it would still capture the ambience and aesthetic. It does! This game is amazing! It still brings Shibuya to life. It honors the fashion of the area with its gear and pins. The character designs are still absolutely gorgeous and give us more style icons. It’s a beautiful game and even if we never see another entry in this series again, we’ll have it and the original TWO are enough.

Live a live preview distant future

Best Square Enix Remaster or Remake for the Switch:
live one life

I admit, this one could have gone many ways. Square Enix is ​​very good at bringing its existing games to other systems. We know titles like Tactical Ogre: Reborn and Trials of Mana that it is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure revivals work well. But this is live one life! It’s one of Super Famicom’s lost treasures and it’s finally available everywhere. Not to mention that Square Enix makes great use of the new HD 2D style. We’re playing a piece of history with some quality of life adjustments and a stunning new look, and it’s awesome.