What does it mean to be funny? Merriam-Webster defines jolly as “giving easy merriment and laughter,” and in these dark times don’t we all need a little bit of easy merriment?
Well, we have the fun games for you! From witty writing to pants-wetting chaotic co-op games, this list has every kind of light hilarity you could ever want. Not all games are created equal, so your mileage may vary when it comes to what makes you laugh – if you’re amused by people having their legs cut off or whatever, nothing short of professional help can get you now – but hopefully you. I’ll find something that makes you lol, lmao, or even roflmao (use caution please).
So, grab your clown noses and spare pants and get ready for our rundown of the games that are most likely to make you cry with laughter (and mild hilarity!) on the Nintendo Switch…
Editor: pillow fight / Developer: pillow fight
Late Alligator is a big, long game that will have you smiling like a crocodile. Every minute of this game is crafted with love, attention to detail, and a sense of humor that might even make you pee yourself small little. And somehow, while it’s a noir story about helping a paranoid alligator by playing a few mini-games, it is surprisingly assignable. Who among us hasn’t jumped to conclusions about whether our weird mafia family is plotting to kill us?
Editor: Terrible toy box / Developer: Terrible toy box
Thimbleweed Park first manifests a kind of twin peaks-meets-X-Files aesthetics and atmosphere. It feels terrified, not quite of that plane of existence, long before you can play as actual spirit. However, the tone of the game soon becomes scarier, given the silliness and highly self-absorbed nature of the process, Indiana than anything else where the stakes tend to be raised, its gentle drama underpinned by sharp jokes. And its willingness to let the player know it’s a video game and Part of a very specific lineage of them, where breaking the fourth wall is often part of the package, is always endearing.
Editor: Ant workshop / Developer: Size five games
Lair of the Clockwork God is a loving homage to himself and a knowing parody of point-and-click games, in which the two developers – Ben and Dan – appear as adventure game versions of themselves. It is very funny and very British and extremely silly: early in the game, for example, adventurer Ben stumbles upon a tiny elevated step and refuses to climb it, since those would be the actions of a platformer hero – not a wannabe Guybrush Threepwood like him. How do you get Ben over this impassable step? Well, it’s about discovering a whole new way of using gravity to desecrate and, uh, urinate on a clown’s corpse.
Editor: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft San Francisco
Ubisoft San Francisco’s superhero Aping sequel has a confidence worthy of South Park’s brave residents. And while it’s not a huge leap from the original, the end result is a laugh out loud that riffs and enhances in all the right places. If you’re easily offended, this might not be the game for you, but it’s irreverent humor that’s consistently confident while whipping the zeitgeist with its sharp tongue.
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Editor: Nintendo / Developer: intelligent systems
Paper Mario: The Origami King is trying to do something different with its combat system and honestly we don’t feel it. That doesn’t mean the rest of the game isn’t genuinely entertaining, though, and while the puzzle-based combat isn’t quite what a new Paper Mario game needs, it’s not so terrible that everything else shouldn’t be experienced through it . It’s one of the funniest games in the series and has a genuinely likeable companion character, and while the combat is far from ideal, the fact that we still fully recommend the game speaks volumes about every other aspect of it.
Editor: ghost time games / Developer: ghost time games
Tux and Fanny is an extremely bizarre, absurd game that begins with two friends having to inflate their soccer ball and quickly descends into a series of unexpected twists that will hopefully eventually lead to the soccer ball being reinflated. Segments include playing as a worm stuck in a horse’s intestines, a massive boss fight involving a giant fly, and the sad tale of a flea seeking a land where his friends aren’t all dead. It’s a peculiar brand of humor, but if absurdity is your thing, you’ll love it.
Editor: Team17 / Developer: Ghost town games
Overcooked’s humor revolves more around the player mayhem than the scenarios – a good Overcooked player is likely to have a pretty normal, not very funny time. But most of us are not good Overcooked players, so the game is more of a what-to-go-wrong simulator that lets you roll through the aisles while trying to save a burning burger. Play it with the right people and you’ll have a great time.
Editor: asymmetrical / Developer: asymmetrical
Every instance of West of Loathing is packed with so much irreverent and dry humor to the point that it’s absolutely and utterly unavoidable; If you’re not a fan of laughter, you’d better stay away from it. Some moments even made us laugh out loud, literally, despite being completely alone and disturbing passers-by with the windows open. Whether it’s a grotesquely detailed description of how to stick your hand in a rotting spittoon or how to get a boost to your armor skill called Mostly Scab for walking into too many cacti, you’d have to be dead inside , not to enjoy the humor that this game throws at you.
Editor: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo
In single player, WarioWare: Get It Together is hectic; in co-op it’s total chaos. Trying to coordinate success with a friend here while you both grapple with your current crewmate’s quirks makes for constant, hilarious carnage, and that carnage is so delightfully accessible thanks to these super-simple controls. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll dodge bird droppings on a skateboard.
Editor: double fine / Developer: double fine
This gem of a game is still as enchanting and moving as it was when you first opened that oversized cardboard box on PC back in 1998. Even its story and dialogue are still as succinct and self-referential as ever. Following Manny Calavera, a travel agent working in the land of the dead who discovers a menacing conspiracy involving the souls that pass through its gates, Grim pays homage to so many different inspirations in his four-act tale. There’s the Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead in South America) aesthetic that influences his character designs; the cool yet gritty approach to storytelling that sheds its cap on the classic noir mysteries of film and literature.
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