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, especially with this being the final full day of Cyber Deals! Here we choose our favourite 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'? We're thinking anything discounted to around $10 (or under). In addition to the best cheap Switch games, we'll also highlight a ridiculously cheap eShop game or two (we're talking Switch games around $2 — apparently the lowest limit now permitted on the store) which may be worth investigating, if only for a half hour or so.
So, let's have a look at the best deals on the Switch eShop!
The Best Cheap Games On The Nintendo Switch eShop
Here's our pick of the best deals for cheap games on the Switch eShop right now:
90% off - was $19.99, now $1.99 until Nov 30 2021
Inside is the spiritual successor to Limbo and it builds on its predecessor in every imaginable way. A grimly beautiful platform-puzzler that, while brief, is packed full of jaw-dropping highlights, its dark tone won't be for everyone, but it's been executed brilliantly, with gently taxing physics-based conundrums woven into a haunting wordless narrative. It's a very similar game to its predecessor in many ways, with side-scrolling elements, a gorgeous, moody art style, and a vulnerable protagonist at the heart of it. Everything's just bigger, better, and more affecting.
50% off - was $9.99, now $4.99 until Nov 30 2021
Danmaku Unlimited 3 is a brilliantly executed ‘best of’ bullet hell shmup ideas wrapped up into a phenomenal package. It is one of the very best shmups money can buy in the whole Switch game library. Even if you don’t particularity like shmups - or if Japanese bullet hells are not your particular favourite flavour within the genre - exposure to the insane lightshows provided by this game might just turn you into a die-hard fan. We can only fault one particular ‘glitch’: every other shmup on the system feels slow and dull in comparison.
84% off - was $59.99, now $9.59 until Nov 30 2021
Dragon Ball FighterZ on the Switch is, simply put, the one of the best fighting games we've seen on the system. Arc System Works went the extra mile in capturing the essence of the source material and distilled it into an incredible brawler that has lost nothing in the transition to Nintendo's hybrid console. The stunning visuals, intense action and easy-to-master controls make FighterZ a game all fans of the genre should have in their library. If you only play this kind of game casually, it remains a must-own.
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83% off - was $19.99, now $3.49 until Nov 30 2021
Unravel Two was already a wonderful little game, filled with heartfelt moments of poignant storytelling and challenging platforming puzzles, and then it found a fitting new home on Nintendo Switch. Even with a few downgrades to the visuals, Unravel Two is far from an inferior experience when played on Nintendo's hybrid system. Full of charm and character, it’s one of the best co-operative platformers you can play anywhere, and another robust Switch port that was well worth the wait.
75% off - was $29.99, now $7.49 until Jul 30 2021
In a cynical era where nostalgia is pumped for all its worth with endless soulless remasters, Katamari Damacy Reroll serves up an engaging and rewarding game that hasn’t let any of its original charm or personality be lost in the transition from one platform to another. With support for gyro controls and multiplayer – not to mention a degree of performance that sees it run smoothly in both handheld and docked mode – this Switch edition is easily the best way to play it outside of blowing the dust off your old PS2.
80% off - was $49.99, now $9.99 until Nov 30 2021
You’ll want to consider forking out for the taiko peripheral to see the Japanese drum-fun of Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun! at its best, but Switch’s touchscreen makes this an easier recommendation than it would otherwise be. The motion controls should be avoided with extreme prejudice – they’re simply unworkable – and a few odd design decisions, not to mention an excess of loading screens, take the shine off what is a beautifully bold and bouncy game. Fortunately, the Party Game section helps shore things up, offering short bursts of multiplayer fun as a credible stopgap until a Rhythm Paradise arrives on Switch.
75% off - was $14.99, now $3.74 until Nov 30 2021
Without saying a word, FAR: Lone Sails conveys a poignant tale of hope and perseverance, masterfully balancing style with substance for an experience that feels every bit as sublime as it looks. Sure, you could grumble about the its relative shortness, the occasionally obtuse puzzles and the very, very minor control issues, but these problems dissolve away once you're invested in the journey. We highly recommend that you give this a spin.
75% off - was $19.99, now $4.99 until Nov 30 2021
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.
60% off - was $16.99, now $6.79 until Nov 30 2021
We’re very careful when we use this word, but Gris is a masterpiece. Its jaw-dropping visual style and heart-wrenching score combine for one of the most emotional pieces of interactive art you’ll ever play. It may be too short for some, its puzzles may be on the simple side and the lack of any real challenge may not be to everyone’s taste, but this is a game focused more on fragility than ability and as long as you’re willing to go along for the ride, it’s one that will stick with you for a very long time indeed.
80% off - was $49.99, now $9.99 until Nov 30 2021
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an experience unlike any other on the Switch, expertly blending standard RPG tropes with a heartwarming story, innovative art style, and an immersive soundtrack composed by some of the best in the business. In more ways than one, this is a ‘dream project’ that’s very existence is a gift to fans of the genre the world over. That said, it also notably falls short of being an undisputed masterpiece, as pacing issues and shoddy AI drag down an otherwise pitch perfect experience. Those issues aside, this still proves to be lightyears ahead of many other RPGs. If you consider yourself a fan of the genre – or even if you’re just looking to get your feet wet – you owe it to yourself to give Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch a shot.
And with eShop games plummeting to mere cents on the regular, here's our sub-$2 pick(s) for a super cheap game that's worth the memory space it takes up on your Switch...
87% off - was $14.99, now $1.99 until Dec 6 2021
Urban Flow's title isn't a misnomer; the gameplay is as smooth as the graphics and once the pieces are in place you shouldn't have any trouble getting your head around its Zen-like trafffic-directing gameplay. Accessibility has been rather masterfully welded to a relatively complex, punishing task, here. We dare say it might be difficult to think of your own ventures out into the city centre the same way ever again. After all, Urban Flow will quickly make you an expert at directing traffic — if only real people would pay attention!
87% off - was $14.90, now $1.99 until Dec 11 2021
Super Chariot is a fitting metaphor for life – you can journey alone and endure all hardships as you struggle to make your way to the end, or you can share the burden with another person and help each other reach new heights along the way. Brilliantly designed and beautifully crafted it's not hard for us to recommend you embark on this co-op journey. May the King rest peacefully, for his chariot is made of sturdy stuff indeed.
Keep an eye on this page as we update it removing old deals and cycling in new bargains. If money's no object, be sure to check out our list of the Best Nintendo Switch games, period. Happy gaming!