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

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171 52
SteamWorld Dig 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
SteamWorld Dig 2 Summer 2017

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158 48
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torm... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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105 33
Golf Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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121 52
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbir... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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73 22
Axiom Verge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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69 23
Enter the Gungeon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
AhnafKazi added Enter the Gungeon 2016

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49 24
Thimbleweed Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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44 21
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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85 67
Snipperclips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Snipperclips March 2017

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54 39
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Terraria 2011

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60 46
Yooka-Laylee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Yooka-Laylee April 2017

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41 27
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kin... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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52 39
Fast RMX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Fast RMX March 2017

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33 23
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetim... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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7 5
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

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26 38
Oceanhorn: Monster of the Unch... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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22 36
Seasons of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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25 42
Snake Pass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Snake Pass March 2017

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24 41
Rime is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Rime Summer 2017

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19 38
Has-Been Heroes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Has-Been Heroes March 2017

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6 17
World to the West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
SourceCode added World to the West

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9 23
Redout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Redout 2017 Q2

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6 20
The Sacred Hero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
The Sacred Hero TBA/2018

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8 24
Sunu Ikkibu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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9 26
BUTCHER is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
CristóbalAlarcón added BUTCHER Brutal pixel graphics carnage where you must destroy all human vermin.

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11 30
Syberia 3 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Syberia 3 2017

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7 23
Dungeon of Zaar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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6 22
Riverside is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Riverside TBA

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4 20
Constructor HD is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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2 22
Rise: Race the Future is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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2 28
Cube Life: Island Survival is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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0 25
Tank it! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
Tank it! 2017