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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:

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus (Switch eShop)

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus (Switch eShop)Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Bandai Namco
Release Date: 22nd Feb 2018 (USA) / 22nd Feb 2018 (UK/EU)

75% off - was £16.99 / 19,99€, now £4.19 / 4,99€ until 31st May 2020

If you fancy getting into the spirit of Pac-Man's 40th anniversary, 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.

Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch eShop)

Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch eShop)Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 22nd May 2018 (USA) / 22nd May 2018 (UK/EU)

34% off - was £11.99 / 14,99€, now £7.97 / 9,96€ until 11th Jun 2020

Digital Eclipse did a great job with all the details in Mega Man Legacy Collection, presenting the original games in their best possible light, while tossing in a handful of extra features and challenges on top to sweeten the deal. The rewind feature is a welcome inclusion that helps to mitigate the difficulty of some of the games, and the overall quality of the series difficult to dispute. We would highly recommend you pick this one up - all the included extra features coupled with the ability to play these games both at home and on the go make it a no-brainer.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Switch eShop)

Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Switch eShop)Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 24th Jul 2018 (USA) / 24th Jul 2018 (UK/EU)

50% off - was £15.99 / 19,99€, now £7.99 / 9,99€ until 11th Jun 2020

And if you like your Mega Men with a slightly more modern flavour (slightly, mind), Mega Man X Legacy Collection is a fantastic re-release of several must-play gaming classics, presenting them as authentically as possible while still including a few modern features on top that help to improve the overall experience and keep it from feeling antiquated. Throw in the new X Challenge mode and an enormous archive of museum content and this stands as the definitive way to play the Mega Man X games in the modern era. Four fantastic games, a bevy of extra content, and the ability to play at home or on the go make this one an easy recommendation.

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Okami HD (Switch eShop)

Okami HD (Switch eShop)Okami HD (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Capcom
Release Date: 9th Aug 2018 (USA) / 9th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

50% off - was £15.99 / 19,99€, now £7.99 / 9,99€ until 11th Jun 2020

Okami HD is an utterly fantastic piece of software, and we feel you’d be doing yourself a disservice to pass on it. It's a 40-hour adventure that emulates Zelda wonderfully, adds in plenty of memorable mechanics, features one of the most beautiful art styles in gaming, and is completely playable on the go, to boot. It may be showing its age a bit visually and its combat is sometimes a little on the easy side, but Okami is an important, fun, and notable landmark in gaming history — and one of the easiest recommendations we can make for your Switch library.

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition (Switch eShop)

Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition (Switch eShop)Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition (Switch eShop)
Publisher: Limited Run Games / Developer: Screaming Villains
Release Date: 24th Aug 2018 (USA) / 24th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

50% off - was £10.99 / 11,99€, now £2.99 / 2,19€ until 5th Jun 2020

If you have no interest in retro gaming and aren’t willing to look past its limitations, Night Trap’s repetitive nature is likely to confuse and irritate you. Come at it with an open mind and an enthusiasm to discover (or relive) the brief period when we all foolishly thought FMV was the future, and you’ll find a charmingly silly game accompanied by a host of wonderful features that elevate it to more than just a remaster, but a digital museum piece commemorating a unique time in gaming history.


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!