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’ exactly? We’re thinking anything discounted to around £10/10€ or under (obviously GBP and Euro prices will differ). 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 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 as and when they cycle in and out, 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 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:
66% off – was £26.99 / 29,99€, now £8.99 / 9,99€ until 5th Feb 2020
If you haven’t played Cave Story yet, you need to; it’s an essential title for any fan of Metroidvania style games. Its wonderful pacing, fantastic controls and charming visuals make it a must-have for fans of the genre, especially those that have yet to play it. If there was the equivalent of a required reading list for games, Cave Story+ would be on it.
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40% off – was £15.99 / 19,99€, now £9.59 / 11,99€ until 27th Feb 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.
50% off – was £15.99 / 19,99€, now £7.99 / 9,99€ until 27th Jan 2020
The Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle illustrates perfectly why the humble side-scrolling fighter was the toast of video gaming in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Addictive, enjoyable and – perhaps most important of all – bloody good fun when played co-operatively with friends, all of the titles in this seven-strong compendium are worth your time, and by adding robust local and multiplayer support, Capcom has done its utmost to ensure they find favour with a whole new generation of gamers. If you’re not a fan of the genre then you may well be wondering what all the fuss is about, but for everyone else, this is a must-have download.
Publisher: Asymetric / Developer: Asymetric
40% off – was £9.00 / 9,00€, now £5.40 / 5,40€ until 5th Feb 2020
West of Loathing is not your average RPG; in fact we’d go so far as to say you’ve probably never played anything quite like it in your life. Its combat won’t blow you away but don’t be lulled into believing that’s what this game is about, as really the whole thing is an adventure in exploration and interaction with a bit of fighting sprinkled in. It can occasionally be a little bit difficult to decipher, but the satisfaction felt upon working out a problem totally makes up for it. The humour is as wonderfully dry as the desert you’re traversing and the writing is some of the best you can find on the Switch. Unless you’ve not got a humorous bone in your body, this is one RPG you can’t risk skipping.
Publisher: Nicalis / Developer: Terry Cavanagh
50% off – was £8.99 / 9,99€, now £4.49 / 4,99€ until 5th Feb 2020
VVVVVV still feels every bit as fresh on the Switch as it did on the 3DS in 2010; if you didn’t try it back then you should definitely pick it up now. If you did, now may nevertheless be a good time to revisit. Multiplayer makes the Switch version even more interesting, and this is a game that still serves up an intense and enjoyable challenge. VVVVVV is a fantastic value – especially at this price – and a great addition to the Switch library.
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…
Publisher: Ant Workshop / Developer: Ant Workshop
90% off – was £9.99 / 11,99€, now £0.99 / 1,19€ until 26th Jan 2020
Binaries is a decent puzzler that is definitely worth the time of players who can’t resist having a ‘100%’ icon plastered over their save file and enjoy speed-running through dangerous levels. It doesn’t tend to innovate past its main theme, though – instead relying on more obstacles, spikes and guns to make things trickier. If you’re desperate for a puzzle game that will have you trying to complete levels over and over again (before feeling a huge amount of satisfaction when you finally complete one you’ve been stuck on), then this may well be for you.
So there you are Eurogamers – a best cheap Switch games page all to yourself. 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. Happy gaming!