Thanks to franchises such as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, the world is obsessed with wizards, but there’s a good reason for this – who doesn’t want to be an all magical being? For years, kids have taken it upon themselves to sleep under the stairs in hopes of getting an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, and don’t even get me started on the famous “you shall not pass” line, many a time I was denied access down a hallway at school due to this.
So, we all want to be a magic-user, that’s a given, and videogames are a great way to make this dream a reality, but what are the best wizard games? Well, I bibbidi-bobbidi-booed into the magical world of Hogwarts, joined hobbits as they tried to destroy the precious, and cast so much magic that I’m the new Merlin, all just so I can tell you what the best wizard games are.
We also happen to have a list of the best magic games, just in case this selection isn’t spellbinding enough for you. Or, there’s our Disney games selection for magic of a different kind. Of course, we understand that some of you are muggles, and like it that way, so take a peek at our best iPhone games and best Android games guides to see what else is out there.
Anyway, onto the best wizard games on Nintendo Switch and mobile.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery – mobile
Of course, Harry Potter is on this list, and spoiler alert, this isn’t the only entry for this wizarding IP. So, in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, you get to create your own witch or wizard to experience this story with.
During your time at the famous school for witchcraft and wizardry, you get to select which house you belong to (I’m a Slytherin, in case you’re wondering) and attend classes where you learn all about spells and potions. You also get to form relationships with your fellow students – perhaps there’s a potion that can help with that?
Dark Souls – Switch
Hear me out. In Dark Souls, you have the option of using magic, and there’s even a class known as sorcerer, which is just a fancier way of saying wizard, so by my extremely sound logic, you’re a wizard, Chosen Undead. Hmm, doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it? Nonetheless, my point remains valid. In Dark Souls, you must explore the lands of Lordran, which is quite the perilous journey.
On your travels, you encounter some rather tough foes, but we can help you beat the odds and overcome this legendary RPG with our Dark Souls bosses guide. We also happen to have specific content about Dark Souls Gwyndolin, Dark Souls Gwyn, and Dark Souls Artorias, if you want to know about those you meet in this world.
Wizard of Legend
With a name like Wizard of Legend, of course, a game like this is here. In this title, you play as a wizard (a real shocker, I know), but the best thing about this title is the 2D roguelike mechanics matched with top-down gameplay that feels so satisfying. In order to succeed and defeat the ten-floor dungeon, you need to create devastating combos through a unique blend of your magic spells.
The Lord of the Rings: War – mobile
It features wizards in some capacity, and that’s enough to warrant The Lord of the Rings: War a place on this list. It’s a must-play for any fan of Tolkien’s universe, as it sees you go to war, as both good and evil seek the ring.
You get to join one of several factions, get tips from recognisable characters, and assemble an army full of knights, archers, armed warriors, and more. However, in order to truly succeed you must expand your territory, collect resources, develop settlements, and make your mark on the world.
Hogwarts Legacy – Switch
Yes, I acknowledge that the Hogwarts Legacy release date isn’t until ‘holiday 2022’, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s not just the ultimate title for a Harry Potter fan, but clearly, it’s a fantastic wizard game too, so why wouldn’t it be here? In Hogwarts Legacy, you find yourself in a unique position, and not just because you get to create your own character, but because you play as a fifth year, rather than a first-year student.
Better still, if the gameplay trailers and limited details are anything to go by, we get to embrace the dark arts, and I have no shame in admitting that if that’s the case, I’m going to use all of the forbidden magic, and be a Slytherin that Salazar can be proud of. Throughout your time at Hogwarts, you get to attend class, learn new spells and potions, and form friendships (perhaps even a relationship?) with your fellow pupils.
There you have it, the best wizard games on Switch and mobile. For even more great titles that feature a little bit of magic, check out our picks for the best games like The Witcher 3 and games like Skyrim on Switch and mobile.