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
2017 Q2/Q3

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

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

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

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Enter the Gungeon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
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2016

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

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

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

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

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Terraria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
2011

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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

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

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

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

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The Flame in the Flood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
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Oceanhorn: Monster of the Unch... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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

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

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

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24 47
Seasons of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games

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World to the West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
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Redout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo Switch Indie Games
2017 Q2

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

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