Behold! 9 essential free Nintendo Switch games to play ASAP

What’s better than free?


The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles of all time, with a diverse and eclectic library of titles.

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Some of the best are free-to-play, and you don’t need to spend a dime on them.

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These are our picks for the 9 must-play free Nintendo Switch games.


9. Brawlhalla

Sure, the Switch has Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but Brawlhalla is a worthwhile party fighter, especially for $0.

8. Asphalt 9: Legends

Despite being free, this is a surprisingly sophisticated arcade racer, with plenty of reasons to keep checking in.


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7. Pokémon Quest

Managing your base and Pokémon is a blast, as is exploring Tumblecube Island.

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6. DC Universe Online

Over a decade later, this is still the best superhero MMO out there, with appearances from your favorite characters like Batman and Wonder Woman.


5. Fallout Shelter

Lead and coordinate the survivors of your vault in this sim game set in the beloved wasteland.

4. Apex Legends

Arguably the best battle royale game of all time, it’s finally available on Nintendo Switch.

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3. Rocket League

This one wasn’t always free, but we’re sure glad it is now. Now, it’s easier than ever to experience one of the most unique sports titles in recent memory.

2. Warframe

This multiplayer action RPG that offers tremendous value without charging you a dime. Even after spending dozens of hours fighting and grinding, you’ll barely scratch the surface.

Digital Extremes

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1. Fortnite

This one needs no introduction. It popularized the battle royale formula, along with the battle pass, while delivering fantastic updates season after season.

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