Many of the top Nintendo Switch games carry hefty price tags. However, you don’t have to blow your cash- there are some great free Nintendo Switch games.

All you have to do is go to the Nintendo eShop and download them at no cost whatsoever. Here are some of the best free Nintendo Switch games to play.

Best free Switch games 2019

Best Free Nintendo Switch Games 2019

1. Fortnite

The free-to-play battle royale is available on the Nintendo Switch, as well as many other consoles. Fortnite is one of the best free battle royale games. While building is a little trickier with the Switch controller, it’s still a lot of fun to play with friends and you can even play with friends on other consoles.

2. Paladins

Paladins is a free team-based shooter. There are over 40 Champions to play in four game modes, each with their own unique styles and abilities. If you want to play something similar to Overwatch, this is your best choice on the Switch.

3. Brawlhalla

Looking for games like Smash Bros, but free? Check out Brawlhalla. This 2D fighting game is like a low-scale Smash Bros with fast-paced action and plenty of fun characters. You can even take your battles online to test your skills.

4. Fallout Shelter

It’s quite a departure from the main-series Fallout games, but Fallout Shelter is still a fun game for fans of the series. It’s a simulation in which you manage your own vault by giving your citizens the resources they need. This game can quickly suck you in till you find yourself spending hours on it.

5. Pokémon Quest

Imagine Pokémon meets Minecraft. That’s what this free Nintendo Switch game resembles. Pokémon Quest is a unique take on the series where you explore, battle wild Pokémon, and build your own base camp with many popular creatures from the franchise.

More Free Nintendo Switch Games

While these are the most popular free Nintendo Switch games, there’s a lot more worth checking out. Here are some of the other choices in Switch’s free catalog.

Tetris 99
Arena of Valor
Color Zen

You can find all of these games and more in the Nintendo eShop.

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