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The best Disney games 2024

Our list of the best Disney games has a Magic Kingdom's worth of exciting titles featuring the studio's greatest films and characters.

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Whether you’re looking for a whole new world, or something nice and nostalgic, our guide to the best Disney games is here to help. We’ve picked out our favorite games starring characters from the entertainment giant, with plenty of variation to suit fans young and old. There’s no need to thank us, as Maui once said, you’re welcome.

Of course, not everybody wants to play light-hearted magical games. Some prefer dark and gritty. If that’s you, hakuna matata, just head on over to our lists of the best games like Dark Souls, games like Diablo, games like Hades, or best Resident Evil games on Switch and mobile. Alternatively, if you’re looking to upgrade your on-the-go experience, check out our best portable gaming console guide for all the latest and greatest.

Without further ado, let’s jump into a world of wonder with our list of the best Disney games on Nintendo Switch and mobile.

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Twisted Wonderland – mobile

Do you love Disney? How about cute husbandos? If the answer is yes to both of those questions, boy, do we have the perfect game for you. Twisted Wonderland is a gem of a mobile game, and it’s full of virtual guys just waiting for you to tame them. This unique little title is set in a school, with all of the characters belonging to different dorms, each of which is based on a Disney franchise.

Furthermore, it’s a narrative-heavy game, and it’s full of content to enjoy, including lessons (we admit, this might not sound too fun), exams (sounds even less fun), and battles (there we go!). To get the best experience possible, you should use your favorite characters, and our Twisted Wonderland tier list can help you decide which bois are worth your time.

We also have Twisted Wonderland cards and Twisted Wonderland birthdays guides, so that you can familiarise yourself with the game mechanics, and the handsome lads found within.

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Castle of Illusion – mobile

This is by far one of the best Disney games on mobile, and it’s a must-play if you happen to be a fan of the original Sega Genesis title. Perhaps one of the best things about Castle of Illusion is the fact that you play as Mickey Mouse. We all love the adorable Disney mascot, and revisiting this childhood gem on a mobile device is a real treat.

The story is simple, Minnie Mouse is stuck in the Castle of Illusions after an evil witch, Mizrabel, kidnaps her. So, it’s up to Mickie to step up to the plate, find his wife, defeat the witch, and save the day. However, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. You must travel to five different worlds on your hunt for Minnie, completing puzzles, and challenges, while defeating many minions along the way. No, I’m sorry, but these minions aren’t yellow, nor are they obsessed with bananas.

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Disney Magic Kingdoms – mobile

As a kid, did you ever go to Disneyland? I hope you did. Everyone should experience the magic at least once. Either way, Disney Magic Kingdoms can give you a taste of that enchantment, as you get to create your own theme park. That’s right. You’re very own place full of marvelous attractions from Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars.

Overall, there are more than 170 attractions for you to create your dream park with, items from franchises such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Frozen. However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. As we all know, every Disney story has a villain, and Disney Magic Kingdoms is no exception. Maleficent, Gaston, Jafar, Scar, and Ursula are all waiting to ruin your day.

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Disney Heroes: Battle Mode – mobile

Round one, fight! Oh, wait, sorry, wrong game. The worlds of Disney and Pixar collide once again in Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, an action RPG that features more than 100 characters from a range of franchises, including Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled, The Incredibles, Toy Story, Monsters Inc., The Lion King, and more.

Of course, it would be silly to collect so many heroes and have nothing to do with them, which is why you must assemble a team. Put together your dream squad, and pit them against virus-corrupted versions of other characters. Furthermore, you can customize your team’s gear, which is essential if you want to reign supreme.

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Disney Classic Games Collection – Switch

This is a fantastic selection of games, and it belongs in the collection of any Disney fan. Trust me. It gives you the bear necessities, you can forget about your worries and your strife. This collection features three titles – The Lion King, Aladdin, and The Jungle Book, all of which are phenomenal, but they’re likely to make you throw a paddy due to how difficult they are. Though, honestly, I’d argue that just adds to the nostalgia you feel.

All three games are ports of the originals from the 1990s. As such, they feature great platforming action that’s sure to take you on a trip down memory lane. Plus, if you find yourself struggling, they all have a modern mode, which is designed to make the experience a bit easier. It’s like a whole new world, you might say.

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Marvel Future Revolution – mobile

Disney owns Marvel, and thus, with a twisted arm, I must add Marvel Future Revolution to this list. I kid, nobody ever has to give me an excuse to talk about this kind of RPG. Marvel Future Revolution is one of the best Marvel games on mobile – the amount of content available to you is insane, and the fact you get to play as characters such as Doctor Strange, Black Widow, and Magik doesn’t hurt either.

MFR has an awesome, in-depth story. The multiverse is in danger, which means that not only are the billions of people on your earth counting on you, but billions of people from an unlimited number of other earths are, too – no pressure or anything. Furthermore, you have many customization options, these not only allow you to alter a hero’s appearance but how they approach combat, too.

If you want to know who’s worth using, check out our Marvel Future Revolution tier list. We also have build guides for Marvel Future Revolution’s Star Lord, Marvel Future Revolution’s Captain Marvel, and Marvel Future Revolution’s Spider-Man. We also have a Marvel Future Revolution review, just in case you need any more convincing.

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Kingdom Hearts (any of them) – anything but Switch

Okay, so this is technically cheating, and not because it’s not a Disney game (you run around with Donald and Goofy, all while exploring Disney worlds, it’s as Disney as you can get), but more because, while I implore you to play KH, I also ask that you don’t play the Switch version. The cloud-based copy of the games does this phenomenal series an injustice. So much so that the PT team almost felt guilty for asking our resident mega fan, Tilly, to review it (you can read her thoughts in our Kingdom Hearts Switch review).

Nonetheless, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include it, so here it is. Kingdom Hearts is, in essence, a combination of Disney and Square Enix’s beloved Final Fantasy franchise – check out our picks for the best Final Fantasy games for more great games. You play as Sora and are joined by Donald and Goofy, as you travel the galaxy visiting worlds from Disney franchises. Across the three main titles, you go to Atlantis, Pride Rock, Arendelle, Wonderland, 100 Acre Wood, and more.

If you want to know more about this spectacular franchise, you’re in luck, as we have a guide that lists all the Kingdom Hearts games in order. We also have a Kingdom Hearts keyblades list (my favorite is Happy Gear, and I’ll be taking no questions at this time).

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Disney Mirrorverse – mobile

Since its release, Disney Mirrorverse has captivated gamers by giving them a glimpse of tougher, edgier versions of beloved Disney characters. Set in the titular Mirrorverse (a parallel universe to the main Disney universe), the game features Mickey (here a powerful sorcerer) summoning heroes to help fight the growing forces of evil “Fractured” beings.

Featuring gameplay that lets you control these characters directly as they beat up their opponents, this game will be a dream come true for anyone who’s ever wanted to take Disney princesses like Snow White or Rapunzel and turn them into monster-killing powerhouses. With a huge list of Disney heroes and villains to unlock, this is probably one of the most addictive games on the list and one that’s sure to rope in dedicated Disney fans.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley – Switch

If you’ve ever played Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing and wished there was a Disney version, well, you’re in luck. Disney Dreamlight Valley is a lovely life sim that sees you working alongside iconic characters to restore the valley to its former glory, with plenty of in-game activities to keep you busy while doing so.

Along the way, you get to make plenty of new friends such as Elsa, Donald Duck, Anna, Moana, Minnie Mouse, Mickie Mouse, Goofy, Ariel, and more. In fact, you should check out our Disney Dreamlight Valley characters and Disney Dreamlight Valley realms guide to learn more.

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Disney Illusion Island – Switch

Join the classic crew of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy in this awesome platforming adventure on the mystifying island of Monoth. You can play solo, with a friend, or with three other players to make up the complete Fab Four, as you run, jump, swim, and swing through a colorful world full of lighthearted peril.

This one is a great pick for families looking for a game to take on together and a perfect introduction for young Disney fans to the wonder of platforming games. It’s just the right level of difficulty for a Disney game, even if some veterans of the genre might feel it’s a bit of a walk in the park.

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Disney Speedstorm – Switch and mobile

Forget Mario Kart, Disney Speedstorm is where it’s at. Where else can you race alongside Wreck-It Ralph, Buzz Lightyear, and even Kermit the Frog? Nowhere. This game is worthy of a place on this list for its roster of racers alone.

While we were being a little sarcastic comparing this game to Mario Kart, it’s one of the few kart racers that feels as fun to play as Nintendo’s smash hit title. It’s challenging in places, but simple enough for all ages to grasp, so makes for a perfect option for a game the whole family can play together. For a bit of help getting started, check out our guides to Disney Speedstorm characters and Disney Speedstorm codes.

There you go, our long list of the best Disney games on Switch and mobile. If you’re looking for more games with classic characters, check out our picks for the best Garfield games and the best Digimon games. Or, if you’re more of a Monopoly fan, make some in-game cash with our free Monopoly Go dice links.