Total Nerd The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games  

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List Rules Some of these Switch indie games aren't out yet, but you can still vote them up based on how much you want to play them.

If there's one thing that Nintendo Switch is doing right, it's indie games. For this list we're ranking the best indie games on Nintendo Switch, as well as upcoming Nintendo Switch indie games that we're really looking forward to playing. The console may not get the third-party support that its competitors get, but the indie titles make Switch well worth buying, especially since you can play them on the go.

So what are the best Nintendo Switch indie games? Snipperclips is obviously the game everyone has been talking about since launch day, as it's exclusively on the Switch. The combination of the puzzles and lighthearted atmosphere make for the perfect indie game that anyone can enjoy.

Upcoming Switch indie games include Yooka-Laylee, SteamWorld Dig 2, and Oceanhorn, the Zelda-like game that impersonates the Nintendo franchise in all the right ways.

Vote for your favorite indie games for Switch, both current and upcoming. If a game isn't out yet, you can still vote it up based on how much you want to play it.

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328 97
Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
2017 Q2/Q3

2
198 62
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torm... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

3
193 70
SteamWorld Dig 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Summer 2017

4
135 45
Golf Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

5
95 34
Enter the Gungeon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
AhnafKazi added Enter the Gungeon

2016

6
141 72
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbir... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

7
90 42
Axiom Verge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

8
58 35
Thimbleweed Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

9
99 79
Snipperclips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
March 2017

10
52 32
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

11
68 49
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
2011

12
46 30
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetim... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

13
72 59
Yooka-Laylee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
April 2017

14
64 51
Fast RMX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
March 2017

15
46 34
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

16
13 11
The Flame in the Flood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Lucas Arruda added The Flame in the Flood

17
31 50
Oceanhorn: Monster of the Unch... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

18
31 51
Snake Pass is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
March 2017

19
32 53
Rime is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Summer 2017

20
23 44
Has-Been Heroes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
March 2017

21
24 46
Seasons of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

22
8 23
World to the West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
SourceCode added World to the West

23
10 31
Redout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
2017 Q2

24
12 37
Syberia 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
2017

25
9 32
BUTCHER is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
CristóbalAlarcón added

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8 30
Dungeon of Zaar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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8 30
Sunu Ikkibu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

28
6 26
The Sacred Hero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
TBA/2018

29
6 30
Riverside is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
TBA

30
4 27
Constructor HD is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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3 27
Rise: Race the Future is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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3 32
Tank it! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
2017

33
2 37
Cube Life: Island Survival is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games