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With so many games hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop each week, regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Switch and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available on the Switch eShop at any given time. With so much choice, though, it can be tough to know where to start and exactly what 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 will 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'? We're thinking anything discounted to around $10 (or under). In addition to the top 5 best cheap Switch games, we'll also highlight any ridiculously cheap eShop games (we're talking Switch games under $1) which may be worth investigating for a few cents, if only for a half hour or so.

We'll update this page with new games and deals as and when they cycle in and out, so keep an eye on it.

So, let's have a look at the 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:

Subsurface Circular (Switch eShop)

Subsurface Circular (Switch eShop)Subsurface Circular (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Bithell Games / Developer: Ant Workshop
Release Date: 1st Mar 2018 (USA) / 1st Mar 2018 (UK/EU)

20% off - was $5.99, now $4.79 until 27th Nov 2019

Subsurface Circular is a landmark moment in interactive storytelling. The elegance of its escalation is simply unmatched, as it tells a story that makes you feel like you’re in completely over your head, and yet still perfectly believable. The characters you meet along the way all feel unique with their own personality, which makes interacting with them a test of wit and cunning as you use the conversational mechanics to their full effect. There’s nothing quite else quite like Subsurface Circular, and when that uniqueness is combined with the phenomenal narrative at hand, you have all the ingredients for a simply unforgettable and very special journey aboard the subway.

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 $19.99, now $6.79 until 20th Nov 2019

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 one of the most appealing fantasy worlds you'll find on the eShop, and you have yourself an instant left-field classic. It features on our Best Metroidvania Switch Games list for a very good reason, so don't miss out on this joyous little game.

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Tumblestone (Switch eShop)

Tumblestone (Switch eShop)Tumblestone (Switch eShop)
Publisher: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild / Developer: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
Release Date: 5th Oct 2017 (USA) / 5th Oct 2017 (UK/EU)

80% off - was $14.99, now $2.99 until 5th Dec 2019

Tumblestone is an excellent puzzle game that definitely deserves to be played by fans of the genre - it made our list of the best Switch puzzle games for a reason. Aside from maybe Puyo Puyo Tetris, you are unlikely to find a puzzle game that offers quite this much content and such an addictive nature. The lack of any online functionality is disappointing, but if you haven’t played the game before, or aren’t fussed about playing online, this is still a very solid choice.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Neo Geo)

Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Neo Geo)Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Neo Geo)
Publisher: SNK / Developer: SNK
Release Date: 11th Nov 1999 (USA) / 11th May 2017 (UK/EU)

50% off - was $7.99, now $3.99 until 20th Nov 2019

While Street Fighter and King of Fighters continue to dominate the one-on-one combat genre, Garou: Mark of the Wolves will be remembered as an undisputed high-point for this style of game. This is the work of a company at the height of its powers, with an intimate understanding of hardware which was - by 1999 - almost a decade old. The controls are tight, the cast is varied and appealing (if a little small) and the visuals rank as some of the best examples of hand-drawn artwork ever seen in a video game. It therefore goes without saying that Garou is an essential purchase for each and every Switch owner, even if you don't consider yourself to be a fan of the genre. If you're unsure exactly who Terry is, this is a fine way to find out.

Various other Neo Geo fighters are on offer, too, so you're spoiled for choice.

Gunman Clive HD Collection (Switch eShop)

Gunman Clive HD Collection (Switch eShop)Gunman Clive HD Collection (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Hörberg Productions / Developer: Hörberg Productions
Release Date: 17th Jan 2019 (USA) / 17th Jan 2019 (UK/EU)

15% off - was $3.99, now $3.39 until 28th Nov 2019

Gunman Clive HD Collection is an absolute no-brainer. For the low price of entry, you are getting HD versions of not one, but two of the most impeccably-crafted action platformers of the last decade. They may be over a bit too soon and they may not always have the most fair level designs, but there's more than enough replayability here to cancel out both of these problems. It's hardly an expensive game without the discount, but every little helps - do yourself a favor and go download this game immediately.


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

Nothing at the moment...

Hmm, nothing we'd recommend right now, but check back soon for a solid pick when one drops. Of course, for just a few cents it's probably worth taking a punt on anything that looks remotely interesting.


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!