Whether you love, hate, or fear them, everybody has at least a slight fascination with sharks, and that intrigue has led to the release of numerous shark games over the years. Of course, we have movies such as Jaws to thank for the less than favourable opinion people have on the misunderstood apex predator of the sea. Still, many love these creatures, us included, and games that revolve around them are a treat.
With that in mind, we decided to take a dive, but not in a cage. Instead, we swam freely with these fearsome beasts, went on a few feeding frenzies, and a journey of discovery just so we could tell you what the best shark games on Nintendo Switch and mobile are – we think these are a prize catch.
If you don’t want to be a shark, how about a T-Rex instead? Just head over to our best dinosaur games list to make this dream a reality. Or, if you’d prefer to be a legendary warrior of the human variety, fight your way through our picks for the best Viking games, knight games, ninja games, and samurai games – may the odds be ever in your favour.
Without further ado, let’s dive into our list of the best shark games on Nintendo Switch and mobile.
Hungry Shark World – mobile
There are many types of sharks in our oceans, and in Hungry Shark World, you can choose from 38 species, including one of the most fearsome apex predators of the sea, the Great White – and who doesn’t want to experience what it means to be this powerful by nature’s design? Furthermore, you get to explore a vast open-world that takes you to different environments, including the Pacific Islands and the Arctic Ocean.
Of course, it’s a shark eat shark world out there, and only the strongest can survive – there are many dangerous creatures that want to ruin your day. Luckily, you can level up your shark and equip some jawsome skills to help you thrive.
Maneater – Switch
I love this game. It’s a treat from start to finish. In Maneater, you begin life as a young shark pup, one that’s set to go on a journey of revenge after a fisherman kills your mother. You begin life as a youngster in the bayou, before progressing to other areas of a large open-world map that allows you to grow into the monstrous bull shark you’re meant to be. Better yet, the game lets you use upgrades and customisation to make these waters your own.
If you enjoy carnage, mayhem, love sharks, enjoy a good story, and want to rid the seas of some sleazebags, this is the game for you. If you need more details, swim over to our Maneater Switch review.
Hungry Shark Evolution – mobile
In Hungry Shark Evolution, not only do you get to play as the titular creature, but a range of other fintastic species too. Just like Hungry Shark World, you get to explore a huge open world, one that invites you to dive deep into the sea, or see how things work on the land. You can also take some young shark pups under your fin, so you can train a small teethy army. Trust us. You’re going to need some help when it comes to devouring some of the creatures of the deep. However, you’d do well to remember that fish are friends, not food.
There’s plenty of content to sink your teeth into with this one, including exploration, collectables to find, sharks to unlock, and more.
Raft Survival Ocean Nomad – mobile
This is the only entry on our list that doesn’t have you play as a shark. It’s one thing to try and survive on land, it’s another beast entirely to try and beat the odds on a raft at sea. In Raft Survival Ocean Nomad, that’s exactly what you need to do, by any means necessary. As with any game in this genre, you must prepare yourself to craft essential items, equip yourself with weapons, and fight for your life.
However, Raft Survival Ocean Nomad does feature an open world that allows you to rest your sea legs on some sandy beaches but beware. Not even the land is safe.
There you have it, the best shark games on Switch and mobile. If you want to take a bite out of something else, we suggest you swim over to our list of the best Marvel games to see what hero work needs doing. Or, you could check out our fishing games list to see what you can catch.