Best Sports Games That Aren’t Switch Sports


  • Nintendo Switch offers a variety of sports games, including Fitness Boxing 2 and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush is a fun and party-like sports game that allows players to tee off at the same time.
  • Ring Fit Adventure is considered the best sports game on Nintendo Switch, providing a fun fitness experience with various exercises and mini-games.

The Nintendo Switch is a great console for players who are looking to stay active or simply enjoy sports games. While Nintendo Switch Sports is a great title, there are many other sports games to enjoy on the console as well. Some of these games are also made by Nintendo, while others have been created by other developers, hoping to interest players in a wide range of sports.


10 Best Multiplayer Sports Games Playable On The Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has several great options when it comes to multiplayer sports games.

While not all of these games will have players jumping around, these are still considered some of the best sports games for players on the Switch who don’t want to own or load up the predecessor of Wii Sports.

8 Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise

Metascore: 66

Fitness Boxing 2 female avatar punching in neon room

Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise

Nintendo Switch


Starting with one of the most active games available on the Nintendo Switch, Fitness Boxing 2 is a great title for players who not only want to stay active but also want to jam while they’re at it. Players will need a joy-con in each hand and punch in time with the rhythm to perfect their score.

Fitness Boxing 2 attempts to keep players’ attention through the modern pop hits that the players can exercise to. Alongside this, they also have multiple customization options, such as the choice between several instructors to make boxing a more joyful experience.

7 Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game

Metascore: 67

Olympic Games Tokyo Character Customization

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game

The Olympics is one of the most loved sports tournaments to happen across the globe. Alongside the event, games are sometimes made to commemorate the event. The same happened with the delayed Olympic Games in Tokyo, where players could compete by themselves or with friends and family in many of the tournaments that were also seen at the official Olympic Games.

With such a variety to choose from, this is by far one of the best available sports games on the Nintendo Switch, with it feeling very similar to Nintendo Switch Sports.

6 Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Metascore: 69

Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Mario leading sprint head on

Mario & Sonic at The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

November 1, 2019

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Alongside the regular Olympic Games video game, there is a more personalized Nintendo option that countless players have enjoyed far more over the years than the regular title. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, adds a cheerful spin to the sport genre, as players can choose from countless characters from either the Mario or Sonic franchise to compete in a variety of sports.


9 Great Extreme Sports Games

Extreme sports are no stranger to video games. Enthusiasts shouldn’t miss these examples.

Players are once again able to either play solo or with friends and family to compete in a variety of sports. Some of these games may even require players to work together if they hope to win gold.

5 Mario Golf: Super Rush

Metascore: 70

MArio and Wario in Mario Golf: Super Rush

Naturally, as a Nintendo console, some of the best sports games include the well-known mascot of Mario. This continues to be the case as another great sports game for players to enjoy on the handheld instead of Switch Sports is Mario Golf: Super Rush.

This title is far more of a party kind of game than that of a serious sport, as players may find themselves all teeing off at the same time in the hope of getting the most hole-in-ones in the new Speed Golf Mode. Besides this, it is possible to still enjoy a basic round of golf too, with players choosing their favorite Mario characters to play as.

4 EA Sports FC 24

Metascore: 75

megan rapinoe ea sports fc 24

Soccer is an incredibly popular sport across the globe with FIFA being one of the most bought sports franchises around. While the name of the game may have changed, EA Sports FC 24 continues to show that some of the best sports to be played is kicking a ball around a pitch in the hope of scoring goals.

EA Sports FC 24 can be played on a variety of consoles, with the simple sport also making an appearance on the Nintendo Switch. The game may not have players jumping around as often as other sports titles on the Switch, but it’s still a great title to try.

3 Mario Tennis Aces

Metascore: 75

Waluigi posing during a match in Mario Tennis Aces

If Mario Golf isn’t to a player’s taste, then perhaps tennis is more their style, as the variety of sports games in the Mario franchise is never-ending. Mario Tennis Aces, like Mario Golf, adds a fun franchise twist to the sport that will see players compete on some of the most interesting maps. Not to mention that players can once again choose from an assortment of characters from the Mario franchise, with many of the commonly forgotten characters being included too.


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Alongside competing normally, the game even has its own Adventure Mode that sees a short story play out where tennis is the only way to save the world.

2 Let’s Get Fit

Metascore: TBD

A player doing crunches in Let’s Get Fit

Let’s Get Fit

Nintendo Switch


Games like Nintendo Switch Sports contain the main goal of keeping people active and therefore fit. The Nintendo Switch and its joy-con remotes make a great platform for titles such as Let’s Get Fit. As the name suggests, this sports game includes various activities that hope to keep a player active.

While the Switch may not have its own trophy system, the game still awards the player with achievements to keep them motivated and continue their fitness journey. When the physical game is bought, it includes straps to attach the joy-cons to the player’s body for better results, though this isn’t mandatory, and the game can still be enjoyed without them.

1 Ring Fit Adventure

Metascore: 83


Out of all the available sports games on the Nintendo Switch console, by far the best of the bunch has to be Ring Fit Adventure. For players to first enjoy this game, they must own the Ring Fit attachment to insert their joy-cons into it. Once this and the game are owned, players are in for an exciting fitness time.

All the activities within Ring Fit Adventure revolve around the player completing various exercises that see them raise the ring above their head or push the ring together to work their arms. With various mini-game exercises to complete and lore to explore, Ring Fit Adventure makes these tasks a fun experience that sees players attempting to beat their friends and family’s scores.

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