6 Games to Pass Time on a Road Trip

For most, long car rides during a road trip can be dreadful. The scenery is spectacular at first, but then it starts to get repetitive, and your body feels uncomfortable staying in one position for too long. For gamers, on the other hand, long rides mean kicking back, gaming consoles out, and time that passes in the blink of an eye.

With Queen’s Birthday long weekend coming up, we’ve curated a list of Nintendo Switch games that you can take with you on the road and make that lengthy road trip ride actually enjoyable.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Play as the pink puffball, Kirby, and dive yourself into the 3D platforming Forgotten Land, explore abandoned structures and have fun with Kirby’s new Mouthful Mode.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

This Warriors-style gameplay will bring you three different storylines depending on which house you choose, along with three unique endings.

So hack ‘n’ slash your way through enemies and fight for the future of Fódlan in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes.


Looking for something more zen? Unpacking is a puzzle game that follows the main character’s life through eight different houses, from growing up in their parent’s house and flatting during uni to forming their own family home. You are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles

You’ve seen the anime, and now you can become part of the Demon Slayer Corps.

There are 24 fighters available to play, face off against demons from the anime series with stunning graphical effects faithfully recreating iconic battle techniques in full 3D!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

An oldie but a goodie! Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been out for two years now, and it’s still loved by many. Everything is adorable looking, and the possibility of creating your own dream island is endless; plus, you have various animal citizens to accompany you in the game. It’s the perfect “kick-back and relax” road trip game.

New Pokémon Snap

Submerge yourself into the world of Pokémons, where you get to take on an adventure through different habitats and discover wild Pokémons. Remember to have your camera ready and snap anything you find interesting!

*Game play during car rides is for passengers only, of course, drivers should remain focused on the road.