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Best Nintendo Switch games for an 11 year old

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One of the biggest problems when it comes to buying games for children is knowing whether your child will actually be able to cope with it. While the rating on the box gives you an idea about the content, it doesn't actually tell you anything about a game's complexity - so a text heavy strategy game can still have a 3+ rating on the box. In contrast, we give each game an "Ability Level" rating based on its difficulty, complexity and reading, known as EPALs, or Everybody Plays Ability Level (more info). By choosing an age above, you can filter our database by age, to find games you can be sure your child will be able to enjoy.
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Knowing your child will be able to handle a game is great - but if it's full of swearing, violence, or sex, you still may not want your child playing it. This filter lets you set the absolute maximum level of Mature Content you'd be happy with.

Games in Green will contain, at the absolute most, very little, very mild swearing and cartoon, non-realistic violence; those in Orange may feature more frequent swearing, blood, and realistic impacts from weapons; while Red games may feature strong swearing, bloody violence, or explicit sex.
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If you're looking for the best Nintendo Switch games for an 11 year old, our family experts are here to help. We've played, reviewed, and rated all of the biggest and best games, so you can be sure you're buying a game your child will love. Here's the list of our favourites, in order:

Super Mario Odyssey

Mario sets out on an out of this world adventure in this real gaming Mazzapiece

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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Amazon.com
$53.00
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Cars 3: Driven to Win

The team that brought us Disney Infinity rise from the ashes with a great new racer

Genre(s): Racing (Arcade)

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Amazon.com
$29.99
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Cat Quest

A purrfectly pun-tastic dragon-slaying adventure to save your cat-napped sister

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)

Fire Emblem Warriors

An action take on a strategy game? It'll never work! Well, you'd be surprised...

Genre(s): Action (3D)

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$49.99
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

The Lego Ninjago Movie: Video Game

Join La-Lloyd and his ninja chums in this La-LEGO film tie-in

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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Amazon.com
$42.95
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Disgaea 5 Complete

Watcha gonna do, when turn based strategy runs wild on you?

Genre(s): Strategy (Turn based)

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$49.99
Price correct as of 16:25, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Cute and colourful puzzling fun in this Puyo Pop and Tetris mash-up

Genre(s): Puzzle (Falling Blocks)

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Amazon.com
$40.02
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The party-friendly karting game is back, with a few new features to boot

Genre(s): Racing (Arcade)

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Amazon.com
$52.99
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Snake Pass

Super slithering fun with Sumo Digital's snake-themed platformer

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

LEGO City Undercover

Bring baddies to justice as Chase McCain in this upgraded LEGO cop drama

Genre(s): Adventure

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Amazon.com
$31.99
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

LEGO Worlds

Co-op creation capers, in a LEGO game that lets you experiment, explore, and excavate

Genre(s): World Building

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$32.00
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Sonic Forces

With Sonic AWOL and Eggman on the rampage, a new hero appears...

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$71.04
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Saving the galaxy, one obscure Marvel character at a time

Genre(s): Platform (3D)

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$39.99
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon

A race against eternal night in this lesbian love story role-playing adventure

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)

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Amazon.com
$38.99
Price correct as of 16:25, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Ben 10

Ben 10's back in his latest TV tie-in bad guy bash 'em up

Genre(s): Beat 'em up

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Amazon.com
$24.40
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Just Dance 2018

It's that time of year again - Ubisoft's dancing extravaganza is back

Genre(s): Music (Dance)

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$38.51
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

The Mushroom Kingdom and land of Rabbids collide in this strategic mash up

Genre(s): Strategy (Turn based)

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Amazon.com
$47.96
Price correct as of 15:56, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Pokken Tournament DX

Everybody was Pokémon fighting - ha!

Genre(s): Beat 'em up

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Amazon.com
$61.90
Price correct as of 16:45, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Splatoon 2

Nintendo's take on the shooter is back for a second outing, this time on the Switch

Genre(s): Third Person Shooter

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Amazon.com
$54.39
Price correct as of 16:25, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

An incredible world is yours to explore - if you can survive...

Genre(s): Role Playing Game (Real Time Battles)

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Amazon.com
$54.00
Price correct as of 15:50, Monday 18th of December 2017, may not include postage. More info
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