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The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch 

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Updated July 27, 2020 16.9k votes 5.8k voters 360.8k views 24 items

List Rules Only free games currently available for Nintendo Switch.

If you don't feel like spending money on new games for Nintendo Switch, play the best free Switch games available now in the Nintendo eShop. Featuring arcade pinball, multiplayer games, and games for young kids, this list of all free to play Switch games includes Fortnite, Pokémon Quest, Paladins, and Fallout Shelter. What is your favorite free game for the Switch?

Vote up the best free Switch games, and vote down the ones that aren't worth downloading. And if you have a few coins to spare, also check out the best Switch games under $10, under $20, and even under $30. You're welcome.

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Warframe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Daniel Ang added Released: 2013 (Digital Extremes)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Third-person Shooter

Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter video game, under development by Digital Extremes for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game is free to ...more
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Super Kirby Clash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
BobMcFiggins added Released: 2019 (HAL Laboratory)
Hornhead starts wreaking havoc in Dream Kingdom, leaving the inhabitants unsure of what to do. Thankfully, a hero known as Kirby steps up to protect the kingdom, and along ...more
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Paladins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a third-person shooter, first person shooter video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios. Paladins provides various characters, called Champions, for ...more
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Brawlhalla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Brawlhalla is a free-to-play fighting game developed and published by Blue Mammoth Games for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and PlayStation 4. The game was first shown at PAX East in April 2014, and ...more
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Pokémon Quest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Pokémon Quest is a free-to-play action-adventure game in the Pokémon series developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. It was released for ...more
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Asphalt 9: Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
casc939 added Released: 2019 (Gameloft Barcelona)

Genres (Video game): Racing

Explore a world of unlimited speed as you drive across the most amazing real-world locations. Race around giant tornados in the American wilderness, avoid landslides in the Himalayas. In the ...more
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Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Released: 2017 (Epic Games)
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the former also publishing the game. The game was released as a paid early access title for Microsoft ...more
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Fallout Shelter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Released: 2015 (Bethesda Game Studios)
Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play simulation video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, with assistance by Behaviour Interactive, and published by Bethesda Softworks. Part of the Fallout ...more
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Smite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Smite is a third person multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios for Microsoft Windows. In Smite, players take on the visage of a mythological god and ...more
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Tetris 99 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Released: 2019 (Arika)

Genres (Video game): Puzzle, battle royale

Tetris 99 is a free online multiplayer version of the tile-laying puzzle game Tetris, developed by Arika and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch in February 2019. Incorporating ...more
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Warface is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
kathanm added Released: 2013 (Crytek)

Genres (Video game): First-person Shooter

Warface is a free-to-play online first-person shooter developed by Crytek and co-produced by Crytek Seoul and Crytek Frankfurt. The game was developed with Crytek's CryEngine 3.
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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
icekenny added Released: 2017 (StudioMDHR)

Genres (Video game): Run and gun

Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in September 2017, for macOS in October ...more
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Realm Royale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Realm Royale, previously known as Paladins: Battlegrounds, is a free-to-play battle royale third-person shooter video game developed by Hi-Rez Studios. The game features multiple character ...more
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Arena of Valor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Arena of Valor is a Western adaptation of Honor of Kings or Kings of Glory for markets outside mainland China. It is a multiplayer online battle arena published by Tencent Games. In July 2017, ...more
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NAMCO MUSEUM (PAC-MAN VS... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch


PAC-MAN VS. (Free Multiplayer-only Ver.) is a free download from Nintendo eShop which allows you to play PAC-MAN VS. with another player who owns NAMCO MUSEUM for the Nintendo Switch.

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Color Zen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch


Color Zen is a free to play puzzle game developed and published by Cypronia for the Nintendo Switch. With simple, intuitive controls, the game invites you to relax and immerse yourself.  

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Dawn of the Breakers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch


Dawn of the Breakers is a free to play game made by Cyberstep for the Nintendo Switch. It follows the six main characters, who are in a group called Breakers, and their adventures fighting ghouls and saving the world. 

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The Pinball Arcade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch


The Pinball Arcade is a free to play pinball simulation game made by FarSight Studios. Play digital versions of over 35 real pinball tables including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Ghostbusters Premium, AC/DC Premium, Star Trek Vengeance Premium, Mustang Premium "Boss", Doctor Who Master of Time, Wipeout, and Tee'd Off.

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GALAK-Z: Variant S is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
qeachie added


GALAK-Z: Variant S is a sequel to the original PS$ game and is a space adventure that puts gamers in charge of their own ship. Each level is short but full of various challenges.

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Coloring Book is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch


Coloring Book is a free to play game from QubicGames. Up to 4 players can color in beautiful drawings. 

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Pinball FX3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch


Pinball FX3 is a free to play pinball simulation game made by Zen Studios. Pinball FX3 is home to the most exciting pinball library, with tables based on the biggest brands in entertainment including Aliens, Family Guy, TellTale's The Walking Dead, Portal, and more, along with multiplayer features.

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Stern Pinball Arcade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch


Stern Pinball Arcade is a free to play pinball simulation game made by FarSight Studios. Features pinball machines from many popular franchises.

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Zaccaria Pinball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch


Zaccaria Pinball is a free to play pinball game made by Magic Pixel for the Nintendo Switch. 

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Growtopia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch
Released: 2012 (Ubisoft Pune)
Growtopia is a multiplayer online game in which almost everything can be grown from seeds of trees. While there are no goals, there is an achievement system, epic quests, and quests from NPCs. ...more