The Nintendo Switch is littered with indie games, but here are the five that you have to own, right now.

Cuphead: It’s one of the toughest games of this console generation, but it’s an awesome throwback.

Celeste: If you love games that make you feel, this is a must-own.

West of Loathing: A stick-figured RPG? Yes! And it’s amazing.

Wrestling Empire: It’s the best wrestling game on the Nintendo Switch and that’s not just for a lack of respectable competition. It’s deep, fun and silly.

Hades: It was a blast before it was released on Switch, but the sexy gameplay loop feels tailor-made for Nintendo’s console.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the