Experiencing Animal Crossing Fatigue? Mix It Up With These Delightful Nintendo Switch Games

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent stay-at-home orders, seem to have set the perfect stage for the beyond-successful launch of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons, an escapist game that’s been giving players a sense of routine during a turbulent time. Since it hit shelves in March 2020, the game sold a staggering 22 million units in fewer than four months and, according to Eurogamer, boosted sales of the Nintendo Switch console by a whopping 166% increase year-on-year.

Has paying off your debt to a raccoon "entrepreneur" got you feeling fatigued? Well, whether you were one of the many folks who scooped up a Switch for the sole purpose of joining the Animal Crossing craze or if you’re a longtime gamer simply looking for a change of pace, we’ve got a few must-play recommendations that serve as great alternatives to Nintendo’s best-selling life sim.

And, don’t worry: You can always return to your Animal Crossing island home after some time apart. Well, as long as you don't mind picking a bunch of weeds…