Free to play, free to start and games as a service models are commonplace in today’s world of video games. This list provides a comprehensive look at what games are currently available to download and play on the Nintendo Switch for free.
Many, if not all, will contain in-app purchases or season passes for new content which is something to consider. Additionally, some of the titles listed require a valid Nintendo Online Subscription in order to play.
ANGRY BUNNIES: COLOSSAL CARROT CRUSADE
There are 180 fun levels to enjoy, perfectly suited for short bursts of gaming. Use skill and logic to save bunnies from cunning fox. Collect carrots and get new bunnies.
- 180 streamlined levels (all DLC’s)
- Challenging physics-based demolition
- Comical characters with special abilities
- Hours of gameplay and replay value
ARENA OF VALORA
Arena of Valor is a Multiplayer Online* Battle Arena game designed by the experts at Tencent Games for Nintendo Switch.
Explore and command a roster of over 35 fearless heroes, with roles including Tanks, Assassins, Mages, Support, Warriors, and Marksmen. Build the ultimate team with your friends to crush your opponents in real-time online* battles!
First Blood, Double Kill, Triple Kill and all the features MOBA fans know and love will be included. Discover and dominate all the gameplay modes, including 5v5, 3v3, 1v1, and a unique “Hook Wars” mode that will challenge your skills and prove your valour as a true champion!
ASPHALT 9: LEGENDS
The multi-award-winning racing game is now coming to Nintendo Switch.
Asphalt 9: Legends features an extensive roster of real hypercars from renowned manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and W Motors. Pick your dream ride and race across spectacular locations around the world. Leave your friends in the dust and become a legend in your own group or break your limits to achieve worldwide glory.
Brawlhalla is an epic free-to-play platform fighting game. Join casual free-for-alls, queue for ranked matches, or make a custom room with your friends. Millions of players. Frequent updates. Over thirty unique characters. Come fight for glory in the halls of Valhalla!
Color Zen is a new kind of puzzle game. With simple, intuitive controls, the game invites you to relax and immerse yourself. There are no points or penalties for failure; just an abstract world of color to move through at your own pace. So put on your headphones and find your way, with Color Zen.
- Meditative puzzle-cracking flow: just match the colors to win the level
- Immersive soundtrack keeps you in the groove
- 460 levels to solve (all DLCs)
- Music by Steve Woodzell
Coloring Book has 48 beautiful drawings divided in 8 pages with a unique theme:
- Jungle and Space are already available
- Cats, Construction Site, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Girls Room and Farm are easily purchasable.
No limits to your creativity:
- a palette of 89 colors for fantastic nuances
- 9 tools for advanced effects and convenience – a brush that always paints inside contours for example
- use the touch screen or the buttons on the Joy-Con controller
Share your creations:
- up to 4 players can color in the same time!
- save your images and view them easily in your album
With its large range of options, Coloring Book is perfect for young and older children but can also be a great way to relax for adults. New drawings might be available in future updates!
Battle for survival at the edge of the world. As a Slayer, it’s up to you to hunt down the boss-sized Behemoths that are devouring the land. Team up with millions of players as you master challenging co-op battles, craft deadly weapons and powerful armor, and forge your legend as a Slayer of Ramsgate.
Dauntless is a free-to-play online action RPG from Phoenix Labs. Look forward to regular updates, seasonal events, new Behemoths, and more in a rich, evolving world.
DAWN OF THE BREAKERS
Transform into a Hero and feel the thrills of combat as you engage fearsome foes!
Defeat the impending menace, the mysterious “Ghouls”!
Utilize new abilites with each transformation of your Heroes!
Discover the fate that awaits a young man afflicted with amnesia…
Embark on an unpredictable journey in the fully realized Story Mode!
Play with friends in co-op, or compete against them for glory in the Arena!
Form a team with 6 Heroes, and terminate the Ghoul threat with explosive techniques!
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DC UNIVERSE ONLINE
DC Universe™ Online is now on Nintendo Switch! Join thousands of other players in this free-to-play, massively multiplayer online action game set in the popular DC universe.
- Channel your inner hero or villain by creating a unique, customizable character with a variety of superpowers
- Experience thrilling, fast-paced battles alongside and against DC characters including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Joker, and more
- Explore immersive, story-driven adventures in Gotham City, Metropolis, Titans Island, Themyscira, Atlantis and many other famous DC locations
An SD Card is required to play this game.
DETLARUNE CHAPTER 1
The award-winning indie RPG, UNDERTALE, expands the series with a brand new game…in a different world! DELTARUNE Chapter 1! Create your own avatar, meet strange friends, and jump into the darkness. By the way, this first chapter is FREE, so please feel free to check it out. Like, you don’t really need to read this or anything… You can just try it…
ETERNAL CARD GAME
The Game Has Changed
Six-guns and sorcery collide in Eternal, the strategy card game of unlimited choices and unbelievable fun! Eternal offers the best of both worlds:
- Rich, deep strategic gameplay and counterplay with fast-spells and tactical combat!
- Next-gen touch screen-friendly digital design with quick, smooth and intuitive gameplay!
- Every card and every game mode in Eternal can be played for free, without ever paying a dime.
- The only limits are your imagination – Eternal has no restrictions on which cards can be played together in your deck!
Play When You Want
Eternal’s cross-platform play brings your decks and your collection anywhere you want to be. Your account goes with you to just about anywhere, so there’s always time for a lightning-fast game!
Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland.
Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you. What are you waiting for? Get started building your Vault today for FREE.
Fantasy Strike is a colorful fighting game where fantasy meets martial arts. It focuses on depth and strategy rather than difficult execution. It’s designed for tournament play, but also to welcome you to the genre if you haven’t played other fighting games before. Online play uses the excellent GGPO networking technology. Includes several single player modes.
Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 4 is here! The war to save Reality starts now. The Lore, Legends, and Heroes from Marvel have arrived in Fortnite. Take on Galactus to save all of Reality and join the fight on your Nintendo Switch!
GALAK-Z: VARIANT S
GALAK-Z: Variant S is a brand new, one-of-a-kind, space-shooting action-RPG that is specially crafted to take advantage of all of the unique features of the Nintendo Switch.
Experience stunning space combat from the cockpit of a sleek spaceship or a giant Mech! Battle space pirates, squish giant bugs, challenge Dark Bot bosses, and crush the evil Baron’s army of nasty Imperial troops through more than a hundred endlessly replayable missions in a full-scale story campaign. Fight against player-created squads in the Bot Battle League and earn Trophies to reap better rewards. Collect upgrades, salvage, relics, and Bots to make your spaceship and Mech even stronger, and fight to become the highest ranked pilot in the galaxy!
GEMS OF WAR
Match gems and skulls to turn the tide of battle, build your team of heroes and conquer mighty kingdoms!
Immerse yourself in a world of adventure as you collect heroes from across the realm and battle foes with the power of the puzzle board. Match gems and skulls to build up mana and crush your enemies!
Welcome to Growtopia, the world’s most creative free-to-play sandbox! Growtopia is a popular MMO game where everyone is a hero! Play together with wizards, doctors, star explorers, and superheroes! Discover thousands of unique items and build your own worlds!
Join our vibrant community of players who are waiting for you to join and have fun!
Build literally anything – castles, dungeons, skyscrapers, artwork, puzzles – even your favorite movie scenes!
Create your unique character to become anyone! From space knight with a light saber to a noble queen with your own dragon!
Play thousands of mini-games generated by other players! From parkour and races to PvP battles and ghost hunting!
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IDLE CHAMPIONS OF THE FORGOTTEN REALMS
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is an official Dungeons & Dragons idle game.
Idle Champions challenges players to assemble a party of Champions and master the art of Formation Strategy. Players unlock new heroes, upgrade them to reveal special abilities, and collect epic gear. The key to glory is learning how to combine Champion abilities to defeat an onslaught of powerful monsters.
Welcome to Savvy!
A group of amazing islands need your help! Horrid plastic waste has washed up and you need to sort it out with your trusty Trash Blaster! But look out for the Litterbugs. They love mess and they’re out to muck things up.
You need to wash away gloop, collect litter, earn coins and rescue the bankimals! These special animals are living piggy banks and with them you can help save the Savvy Islands and make things good again.
JUMP ROPE CHALLENGE
Can you skip 100 times a day?
Take an active break in your day with Jump Rope Challenge, free for Nintendo Switch! Hold both Joy-Con controllers* in your hands and jump while moving your arms, as if you’re exercising with a skipping rope!
The on-screen rabbit will reflect your movements, allowing your jumps to be counted, and you can also record how many times you’ve jumped each day. By moving your hands and jumping at the right time, your score will increase.
A daily total of 100 jumps is the goal – and that’s where the ‘challenge’ part comes in, as each player’s scores can be saved and challenged again and again. You can also pass a Joy-Con to someone else and jump together, where the total score counts both players’ successful jumps!
Kittens killing robots (for a good cause)!
Sadistic robots have enslaved orcas at SeaLand Marine Park. The evil Sheep Puncher robot has kidnapped sheep for the twisted wool industry. Only the Kitten Squad is up to the task of saving these gentle animals. Players must guide the Kitten Squad, armed with weaponry ranging from carrot rocket launchers to yarn ball guns, on missions to defeat the evil robots and free the animals in this action game brought to you by PETA.
Epic battles await: Take the role of a powerful magic hero and play the multi-award winning Trading Card Game, now on Nintendo Switch.
With hundreds of cards available, each deck is unique and represents your personal play-style. Collect and trade cards to become the ultimate hero of Tantos. It’s up to you to decide the future of Tantos! Start your legend today!
MetaChampions is a turn-based strategy game. Experience classic auto battler gameplay on Nintendo Switch! It’s the best strategy battler! A strategy is key, but luck also plays a role!
Create your elite formation from a roster of 45+ heroes and be the best player in 8 player online matches.
Use Ninja-Gum to blow bubbles that can be tossed at your foes, craft all sorts of weapons, and dash across stages.
The appearance and variety of your weapon will vary depending on the type of Ninja-Gum you use.
NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM – NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE
Play classic NES games anytime, anywhere
Enjoy access to a growing library of classic NES games anytime, anywhere, right on your Nintendo Switch.
To use this service, you first need to purchase a valid Nintendo Switch Online paid membership.
Japanese-style MMO action RPG traveling in Japan!
In a Japan filled with spirits and monsters, ages ago, the land itself was rocked by chaos. From the depths rose the terrible Kamikui who carved a path of destruction through all.
Play alongside famous figures from history and myth like Shizuka Gozen, Miyamoto Musashi, and many others to battle the mysterious Kamikui!
Travel through Japan using your skills and weapons to conquer your foes! Utilize the MMORPG features to play alongside other party members!
PAC-MAN VS. FREE MULTIPLAYER-ONLY VER.
PAC-MAN™ VS. (Free Multiplayer-only Ver.) is a free download from Nintendo eShop which allows you to play PAC-MAN™ VS. with another player who owns NAMCO MUSEUM™ for Nintendo Switch.
Become Pac-Man or a ghost and challenge up to three other players in classic gameplay with a multiplayer twist!
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Join 25+ million players in Paladins, the free-to-play fantasy team-based shooter sensation. Wield guns and magic as a legendary Champion of the Realm, customizing your core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play.
Pinball FX3 is the biggest, most community focused pinball game ever created. Multiplayer matchups, user generated tournaments and league play create endless opportunity for pinball competition.
Pinball FX3 is home to the most exciting pinball library, with tables based on the biggest brands in entertainment including Aliens™, Family Guy, TellTale’s The Walking Dead, Portal® and more!
POKEMON CAFE MIX
Welcome to the café!
The lunch rush is on! Run and build up your very own eatery with Pokémon Café Mix, a free-to-start puzzle game, available to download on Nintendo Switch.
In this handheld experience, take the orders from your Pokémon customers and craft tasty treats, by completing satisfying icon matching puzzles!
Pokémon HOME is a cloud service for Nintendo Switch and compatible mobile devices designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather. By linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile version of Pokémon HOME, you’ll be able to access the same Pokémon Boxes on both versions!
With Pokémon HOME, you can move Pokémon between compatible games, trade Pokémon on the go, and more!
Tumblecube Island is the setting for Pokémon Quest, a rambunctious action RPG created by GAME FREAK inc., the developer of many of your favourite Pokémon titles.
With so many Pokémon to befriend and treasures to discover, Pokémon Quest is sure to delight Pokémon fans everywhere!
PRIME WORLD: DEFENDERS
Prime World: Defenders merges classic tower defense gameplay with collectible card mechanic. Your towers, spells and traps – all are the magic cards. Collect them, fuse them and get them even more powerful! Freeze, burn, poison, explode and slash countless enemies with unique Magic and Tower collection! Choose your cards carefully, play them strategically and expect heavy resistance along the way – from small and harmless mutated fungi to powerful giant goblins and dragons! Enhance your hero spells and skills, be strategic and try Heroic Mode to become the greatest Defender.
Can you defeat up to 99 players to claim the Crown Royale in this hit fantasy Battle Royale? Download and play for free now!
Choose a class. Forge your legend.
Choose a class, then loot deadly weapons and powerful abilities to customize your playstyle and dominate the battlefield. Soar through the skies as a Mage, or perfect your accuracy as the Hunter. Flank the enemy with the stealthy Ghost Walk as an Assassin, or jump head-on into battle as the Warrior with the Heroic Leap!
RPG MAKER MV PLAYER
New Game > Start
Enjoy role-playing games made by fellow gamers with the RPG Maker MV Player, free for download and play, even without the RPG Maker MV software!
Enter the Battleground of the Gods!
Join over 25 million SMITE players! SMITE is the multiplayer online battle arena that puts the power of the Gods in your hands. With an ever-expanding roster, new events, variety of skins, and biweekly updates, there is always something new and exciting in the Battleground of the Gods!
Spellbreak is a multiplayer action-spellcasting game where you unleash your inner battlemage. Master elemental magic to fit your playstyle and cast powerful spell combinations to dominate other players across the Hollow Lands.
Unleash your inner battlemage in Spellbreak.
When magic is forbidden, locked in the iron grip of the Vowkeepers, it’s up to you to resist and reclaim what’s yours. Harness the raw power of your gauntlets and tap into the unimaginable forces of the elemental planes. Soar into fierce battles, through floating islands and impossible terrain, to unleash the Breaker within.
STERN PINBALL ARCADE
Stern Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and accurate pinball game ever created!
Stern Pinball Inc® has created many of the all-time greatest pinball tables. They are the most experienced and largest producer of real pinball machines in business today!
SUPER KIRBY CLASH
Head into battle with Kirby! Go on quests and fight powerful bosses in Super Kirby Clash, an exciting action-packed free-to-start* adventure, available to download from Nintendo eShop only on Nintendo Switch!
Take on all your favourite bosses from the Kirby series. Play solo or with up to three friends via local multiplayer, local wireless play or online multiplayer, and save the Dream Kingdom!
SUPER NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM – NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE
Play classic Super NES games anytime, anywhere
Enjoy access to a growing library of classic Super NES games anytime, anywhere, right on your Nintendo Switch.
To use this service, you first need to purchase a valid Nintendo Switch Online paid membership.
Transport yourself back to the 1920s – the golden age of tennis – in Tennis 1920s. Join refined ladies and gentlemen partaking in a good old-fashioned battle of wits and skill on the court.
Use Joy-Con or touch/swipe controls to place shots and dictate where your player moves. As you play, our new tennis AI system learns your playstyle and can play tennis games as you against other players when you are away.
Do you prefer to serve and volley or stick to the baseline and smash powerful forehands? Whatever your style, hit tennis courts and enjoy tactical gameplay while honing your skills. Compete with players from all over the world and become number one tennis champion!
A blockbuster battle royale!
99 players…but only one will remain! TETRIS® 99 is the iconic puzzle game as you’ve never seen it before. Can you pick the right strategy to best 98 other players online – all at the same time?!
THE ELDER SCROLLS: BLADES
From Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim, comes The Elder Scrolls: Blades – a classic dungeon crawler reimagined. The Blades, the Empire’s top agents, are forced into exile. On the run, you return to your hometown to find it destroyed.
- Quest – Experience stunning dungeon adventures.
- Create – Create and customise your city, restoring it to greatness.
- Conquer – Conquer your friends and rivals in epic one-on-one Arena battles.
- Create – Create any character you want and discover unique weapons, armor, and abilities.
- Master – Master the never-ending Abyss with a cutting-edge combat system.
THE FOUR KINGS CASINO AND SLOTS
The Four Kings Casino & Slots is a social MMO that allows you to immerse yourself in a simulated casino experience. You will start off by creating a personalized 3D avatar that represents you in the online world. As you play, you will be rewarded with more extravagant and prestigious clothing to further customize your look.
As soon as you enter the casino you will be able to participate in the most popular casino games like Texas Hold’em Poker, Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Video Poker, and more. The Four Kings Casino & Slots is a living, breathing world that is constantly evolving with new events, clothing, and games.
At The Four Kings Casino & Slots you can play at your own pace. You can socialize and play at low limit tables, or you can work your way into the VIP section and play for high stakes. The top ranked players at the end of each season in the casino are awarded with exclusive in-game rewards. Seasons last 3 months and the Number 1 ranked player will get their picture posted in the Hall Of Fame.
Get the royal treatment at The Four Kings Casino & Slots.
THE PINBALL ARCADE
Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and comprehensive pinball simulation ever created!
Play digital versions of over 90 real pinball tables including Ghostbusters™ Premium, The Addams Family®, Star Trek: The Next Generation™, Terminator 2: Judgement Day®, Doctor Who, Twilight Zone™, Creature from the Black Lagoon™, and Medieval Madness™!
DIVE INTO BATTLE!
Warface is an online first-person shooter like no other. Battle across 50+ multiplayer PvP maps, tackle tough PvE raids in co-op, and unleash a vast arsenal of 200+ realistic customizable weapons. Join over 80 million players worldwide, and play for free now!
CHOOSE YOUR WARFRAME
With more than 30 Warframes, each fully customizable with their own unique abilities, you can create the perfect Warframe for you.
WARHAMMER AGE OF SIGMAR: CHAMPIONS
We are Sigmar’s Champions!
Thousands of players are heralding the new era – the Age of Sigmar, in this epic Warhammer Trading Card Game born from magic and fantasy.
Deploy units and unleash deadly magical abilities, while completing quests to earn blessings from the gods. Only the mightiest of warriors will stand victorious in this battle for the Mortal Realms, spanning both physical and digital worlds.
Where does your allegiance lie? Start your mighty quest today!
WORLD OF TANKS BLITZ
Meet the legendary free-to-play 3D tank shooter for Nintendo Switch! Become part of the community of players from around the world and join this modern shooting game and battle in a 7×7 format on your own or with friends. Research and upgrade armoured vehicles, use various tactics from aggressive onslaught to stealthy survival, and win! Choose a tank and become a battlefield hero!
Zaccaria was founded by three brothers (Marino, Franco, & Natale) and was the 3rd largest manufacturer of pinball machines in the world (behind Bally & Williams). They had created and produced more than 35 different pinball machines between 1974 and 1987.
- Time Machine and Time Machine Retro table is playable totally free.
- All other pinball tables are in trial mode that means there is a score limit.
- High detailed Zaccaria pinball tables.
- Original table rules, sound effects and vocals.
- Breathtaking light and shadow effects.
- Very accurate and customizable physics and ball movements.
- Arcade and Simulation game modes.
- Custom game mode allows you to tweak pinball machine the way you like!
- Camera Editor to make camera views you prefer to.
- Various fixed and customizable camera views.
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