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 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 (obviously GBP and EUR prices will 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:
50% off - was £11.99 / 14,99€, now £5.99 / 7,49€ until 27th Feb 2020
The Switch’s eShop is saturated with bucket loads of high-quality content. This is great in one way, of course, but stumbling across hidden gems within it will get tougher as time goes on. Gorogoa is one such gem; a puzzle game quite unlike any other that deserves your attention. It is a little on the short side, but the creativity that has been put into its design, and the effect it will have on you during your time exploring its gorgeous world, is something that you’ll want to experience. If you’re looking for something new to try, this would be an excellent choice.
66% off - was £15.99 / 19,99€, now £5.43 / 6,79€ until 1st Mar 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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50% off - was £16.99 / 19,99€, now £8.49 / 9,99€ until 1st Mar 2020
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus is everything that fans of the classic arcade game could want out of a legacy sequel, focusing on delivering a pure, high-speed realisation of the concept that was introduced way back in 1980. Between the single player and multiplayer modes, there’s enough content here for hours of play, and it’s all endlessly replayable. We would give this game a strong recommendation to anyone that enjoys the easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master gameplay that you typically find in an arcade game; PCE2 has it in spades.
50% off - was £17.99 / 19,99€, now £8.99 / 9,99€ until 1st Mar 2020
Iconoclasts is a memorable, thought-provoking, and enjoyable take on the Metroidvania genre which manages to stick out from the crowd with its chipper presentation and deeper storytelling style. Couple those elements with some of the best 16-bit sprite work we’ve seen and a killer lineup of awesome boss encounters, and you’ve got another must-have for the Switch library. Don’t miss out on this one.
80% off - was £17.99 / 19,99€, now £3.59 / 3,99€ until 2nd Mar 2020
A roguelike at heart with a rhythm-game soul, Crypt Of The NecroDancer is a sublime experience that’s a must-play for fans of the genre(s). Its upbeat, uptempo take on dungeon crawling is infectious, and there’s enough content here to last even the savviest of spelunkers for many, many dance-fuelled dives into the depths — if you’ve never tangoed with the NecroDancer, this fully-featured Switch edition is the perfect way to jump in. For anybody who never played this but loved the Zelda spin-off Cadence of Hyrule (and was left wanting more), what are you waiting for?
And with the growing trend of games plummeting to mere pennies, here's our sub-£1 pick for a super cheap game that's worth the memory space it takes up on your Switch...
80% off - was £4.99 / 5,59€, now £0.99 / 0,99€ until 23rd Feb 2020
Super One More Jump absolutely nails its platforming mechanics that, when combined with the huge variety in the obstacles you must overcome, creates an experience that’s incredibly enjoyable, rewarding, and tough as nails. Soundtrack disappointment aside, this 2D platformer is well worth your time.
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!