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Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time.

Never fear - Nintendo Life is here to help you sort the wheat from the chaff! Here we choose our Top 5 cheap Switch games in the Switch eShop sales so you can be sure you're getting a great deal on a great game.

What do we mean by 'best cheap Switch games' exactly? We're thinking anything discounted to around £10/10€ or under (GBP and EUR prices will obviously differ and sometimes won't reflect the same percentage discount). In addition to the top 5 best cheap Switch games, we'll also highlight a ridiculously cheap eShop game (we're talking Switch games under a quid) which may be worth investigating for a few pennies, if only for a half hour or so.

We'll update this page with new games and deals each week, so keep an eye on it. If you live in the US (or have a US Nintendo Account), you might want to check out our equivalent article on the best cheap games on the US eShop.

So, let's have a look at this week's five best deals on the Switch eShop!

The Best Cheap Games On The Nintendo Switch eShop

Here's our pick of the top 5 best deals for cheap games on the Switch eShop right now:

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Switch eShop)

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Switch eShop)Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Klei Entertainment / Developer: Klei Entertainment
Release Date: 9th Oct 2018 (USA) / 9th Oct 2018 (UK/EU)

75% off - was £17.99 / 19,99€, now £4.49 / 4,99€ until 14th Jun 2020

Mark of the Ninja: Remastered is an utterly stellar stealth game and it’s lost none of the magic that made the original such a critical darling. Strong art direction, an engaging story, well-paced open gameplay, and a slew of extra content all combine to make for a near-flawless experience that you certainly won’t want to miss out on. We’d give this game a high recommendation to all Switch owners; it’s the best stealth game money can buy in the Switch library, and one of the best ones in any console library.

Golf Story (Switch eShop)

Golf Story (Switch eShop)Golf Story (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Sidebar Games / Developer: Sidebar Games
Release Date: 28th Sep 2017 (USA) / 28th Sep 2017 (UK/EU)

50% off - was £13.49 / 14,99€, now £6.74 / 7,49€ until 14th Jun 2020

Golf Story is a Switch exclusive RPG that borrows liberally from Mario Golf on the Game Boy Color. It's absolutely bonkers and you should be prepared to put your golf skills to use in a variety of contexts, including feeding hungry alligators and knocking things off high surfaces, plus winning the occasional round of pitch 'n' putt.

With a hilarious script and a wide variety of activities, it remains fresh throughout and will have you coming back for many hours in the Story mode alone; the multiplayer offers decent replayability, too. Golf Story is for anyone looking for something a little different; there’s a whole lot to love here, and if you’re a fan of RPGs or golf games, this is a must buy.

Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)

Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Klei Entertainment / Developer: Klei Entertainment
Release Date: 12th Apr 2018 (USA) / 12th Apr 2018 (UK/EU)

75% off - was £17.99 / 19,99€, now £4.49 / 4,99€ until 14th Jun 2020

Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition is an extremely meaty and punishing experience that always keeps you on your toes. The open ended, tough as nails gameplay isn’t for everyone - particularly in its repetition - but it can be quite addictive once things click. A distinct visual style, countless hours of randomized gameplay, and an open ended nature that favors boldness combine to make this an easy suggestion. If you still haven’t gotten around to playing Don’t Starve, this is one of the best versions you can get.

Yoku's Island Express (Switch eShop)

Yoku's Island Express (Switch eShop)Yoku's Island Express (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Villa Gorilla
Release Date: 29th May 2018 (USA) / 29th May 2018 (UK/EU)

66% off - was £15.99 / 19,99€, now £5.43 / 6,79€ until 14th Jun 2020

Yoku's Island Express is a genuine breath of fresh air, combining pinball and Metroidvania mechanics in a way that feels truly inspired. Add in a calming soundtrack and one of the most appealing fantasy worlds you'll find on the eShop, and you have yourself an instant left-field classic.

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The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (Switch eShop)

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (Switch eShop)The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Telltale Games / Developer: Telltale Games
Release Date: 28th Aug 2018 (USA) / 28th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

75% off - was £12.99 / 14,99€, now £3.24 / 3,74€ until 14th Jun 2020

Whether you played this back in 2012, are completely new to the series or a recent convert, The Walking Dead: Season One is a masterpiece in video game storytelling. It features some of the best voice-over performances you’ll find on any gaming platform and sets the stage for a grand, multi-season odyssey of tragic proportions. However, this is also a rounded, satisfying and poignant collection even if you never play the subsequent seasons. For this price, it's an absolute no-brainer.


And with the growing trend of games plummeting to mere pennies, here's our sub-£1 / 1€ pick for a super cheap game that's worth the memory space it takes up on your Switch...

The Way Remastered (Switch eShop)

The Way Remastered (Switch eShop)The Way Remastered (Switch eShop)
Publisher: SONKA / Developer: SONKA
Release Date: 20th Apr 2018 (USA) / 20th Apr 2018 (UK/EU)

93% off - was £13.49 / 14,99€, now £0.89 / 0,99€ until 14th Jun 2020

The Way Remastered is a faithful homage to the old Delphine Software titles that inspired it and players should expect no more or less. It’s a poignant story with beautiful visuals and intricate puzzles, but your enjoyment will depend very much on your temperament and your affection for those cinematic platformers of old. Provided you’re comfortable with its slow, cerebral pace and can overlook the stiff remnants of its influences, there is much to enjoy here.


Keep an eye on this page as we cycle in new bargains. If money's no object, be sure to check out our list of the Best Nintendo Switch games, period. In the meantime, happy gaming!