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The Best Free Games For Nintendo Switch

Updated October 7, 2020 23.0k votes 5.9k voters 366.4k views32 items

List RulesOnly free games currently available for Nintendo Switch.

Don't feel like spending money on new games for Nintendo Switch? No problem. This list ranks the best free Switch games available now in the Nintendo eShop. Featuring arcade pinball, multiplayer games, and games for young kids, some of the most popular free-to-play Switch games include Fortnite, Pokémon Quest, Paladins, and (finally) Rocket League. What are your favorite free games for the Switch?

While there are plenty of great games in the eShop, some of the most addictive titles are absolutely free. Whether you prefer to game at home or on the go, vote up all your favorite (and free) Switch games to see which titles reach the top, 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

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  • 1
    Super Kirby Clash
    1,198
    420

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

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    Warframe
    1,632
    711

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

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  • 3
    Paladins
    1,306
    674

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

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  • 4
    Asphalt 9: Legends

    Genres (Video game)Racing

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  • 5
    Brawlhalla
    1,103
    605

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

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    Pokémon Quest
    922
    714

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

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  • 7
    Rocket League

    Genres (Video game)Sports

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  • 8
    Tetris 99
    91
    55

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle, battle royale

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  • 9
    Warface
    65
    35

    Genres (Video game)First-person Shooter

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  • 10
    Fortnite
    1,634
    1,870

    Genres (Video game)Survival, battle royale, sandbox

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  • 11
    Smite
    563
    638

    Smite

    2014

    Genres (Video game)Multiplayer online battle arena

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  • 12
    Spellbreak
    20
    4

    Genres (Video game)Battle royale

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  • 13
    Fallout Shelter
    623
    711

    Genres (Video game)Simulation

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  • 14
    Rogue Company

    Genres (Video game)Third-person shooter

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  • 15
    Eternal
    1
    4

    Genres (Video game)Collectible card game

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  • 16
    Dauntless
    11
    1

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

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  • 17
    Cuphead
    197
    244

    Genres (Video game)Run and gun

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  • 18
    Realm Royale
    30
    44

    Genres (Video game)Battle royale, third-person shooter

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  • 19
    Arena of Valor
    357
    538

    Genres (Video game)Multiplayer online battle arena

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  • 20
    DC Universe Online

    Genres (Video game)Massively multiplayer online, action

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  • 21
    Deltarune Chapter 1

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

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  • 22
    Kitten Squad

    Genres (Video game)Action

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  • 23
    Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions

    Genres (Video game)Strategy, tactics

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  • 24
     NAMCO MUSEUM (PAC-MAN VS. Free Multiplayer-only Ver.)

    Genres (Video game)Action, Compilation

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  • 25
     Color Zen
    272
    499

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle


     

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