The Best Games Under $30 For The Nintendo Switch

Over 400 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Games Under $30 For The Nintendo Switch
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Only Nintendo Switch games between $20 and $30 right now in the eShop.

Looking for a few great Nintendo games for cheap? The Switch has an awesome catalog of exclusives and popular ports, but you can snag some of the best Switch games for $30 or less.

Considering you're basically getting two consoles in one, the Nintendo Switch already feels like a bargain. In case you needed all the more reason to love the Switch, you can find all kinds of amazing games for incredibly affordable prices. If you've got $20-$30 burning a hole in your pocket, the eShop has you covered with anything from shooters to strategy games to narrative adventures, no matter what your taste. How many titles have you tried in 2020?

Vote up the best Switch One games under $30, and add any that are missing. Be sure to also check out the best free Switch games, games under $10, and even games under $20.

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  • Minecraft
    267 votes

    Enter the blocky, procedurally-generated world of Minecraft, where creativity knows no bounds as you dig deep and build high. With an open-ended sandbox for gameplay, players can choose from various modes like survival or creative and create their own unique adventures. A pixel-perfect game-changer, its impact on gaming culture can't be overstated, as millions worldwide mine and craft their own worlds.

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival modes where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with and the ability to fly, and an adventure mode where players play custom maps created by other players. The alpha version was publicly released for PC on May 17, 2009, and after gradual updates, the full version was released on November 18, 2011. A version for Android was released a month earlier on October 7, and an iOS version was released on November 17, 2011.
  • Terraria
    183 votes

    Terraria offers a charming blend of sandbox exploration, storytelling, and side-scrolling action, making it a 2D masterpiece. As players dig, fight, and build their way through a sprawling world teeming with surprises, they'll uncover hidden treasures and face off against dangerous foes. Terraria's engaging gameplay hooked countless gamers, becoming a cult classic and spawning numerous inspired-by titles.

    Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox indie video game series, developed by game studio Re-Logic and released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. The game features exploration, crafting, construction, and combat with a variety of creatures in a randomly generated 2D world. Originally released for Microsoft Windows on May 16, 2011. The game is estimated to have sold about 50,000 copies during its first day of release, with over 17,000 players online at the same time during the first day's peak. 200,000 copies of the game were sold, making it the top-selling game on Steam for the week, ahead of The Witcher 2 and Portal 2. It remained number one on Steam for the first six days of its release, and as of January 2013 has sold over 2,500,000 copies. Terraria became DRM-free on October 2, 2014 when it was released on The game was released on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade at the end of March 2013 with exclusive content. The PS3 European and Australian release date was May 15, 2013. It was announced on March 28, 2013 that Terraria is coming to the PlayStation Vita. It was released on December 11, 2013.
  • Plunge into a haunting world filled with unsettling and grotesque creatures in Little Nightmares, a puzzle-platformer dripping with dark atmosphere. Players guide Six, a small and vulnerable protagonist, through a treacherous environment, evoking fear and empathy in equal measure. This sinister gem left an indelible mark on those who ventured into its shadows, with its eerie aesthetic and heart-pounding gameplay.

    Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. The game received positive reviews upon release with critics praising the atmosphere, graphics, and sound, but criticism was aimed at the game's checkpoint system, and short length. A trio of DLC levels that offer a "different perspective on Six’s adventures" were planned.
  • Bayonetta
    89 votes

    The bewitching witch Bayonetta storms onto the gaming scene with her spellbinding action-packed hack-and-slash adventure. Brandishing her insane arsenal of guns and magical attacks, players embark on a quest to uncover the titular character's mysterious past while laying waste to legions of angelic enemies. Bayonetta's razor-sharp gameplay and fierce, stylish protagonist have carved out a special place in the hearts of action aficionados.

    Bayonetta is an action-adventure, hack-and-slash game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega. The game was released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2009. Set in Vigrid, a fictional city in Europe, the game stars the eponymous character, a witch who is capable of shapeshifting and using various firearms. She possesses magical attacks and she can use her hair to summon demons to dispatch her foes.
  • Dead Cells
    94 votes

    In the roguelike world of Dead Cells, players control a reanimated corpse exploring a labyrinthine dungeon teeming with perils, where death is only the beginning. Melding frenetic combat with Metroidvania-style exploration, the game demands quick reflexes and strategic thinking to navigate its deadly depths. Dead Cells' unforgiving gameplay loop and grim setting have reanimated the roguelike genre for a new generation of gamers.

    Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion Twin. Following about a year in early access, Dead Cells was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 7, 2018. In the game, the player takes the role of a body of cells that take control of a corpse in a dungeon, through which they must fight their way out. The player gains various weapons, treasure and other tools through exploration of the procedurally-generated levels to fight undead creatures within it. At times, the player may gain "cells", a type of in-game currency that can be used to purchase permanent upgrades for the player if they reach a vendor near the end of each level. If they fail to reach this vendor before dying, they lose all the cells they gained and must start again. Motion Twin was inspired by The Binding of Isaac in developing the game.
  • Superhot
    110 votes

    Time-bending shooter Superhot shatters conventions by manipulating the flow of time, creating a uniquely strategic and cerebral experience as players must carefully plan each move. With time only moving when the player does, every bullet, melee attack, and dodge requires precise timing to survive the onslaught of red polygonal enemies. This innovative title left gamers seeing red, altering perceptions of what a first-person shooter could be.

    Superhot is an independent first-person shooter video game developed and published by Superhot Team. Though the game follows traditional first-person shooter gameplay mechanics, with the player attempting to take out enemy targets using guns and other weapons, time within the game progresses at normal speed only when the player moves; this creates the opportunity for the player to assess their situation in slow-motion and respond appropriately, making the gameplay similar to strategy video games.