Sometimes in life, you start to run a little low on cash. We have all been there at one time or another. However, just because you don't have a ton of money to spend doesn't mean you're not interested in playing some new games. Not all of the best Nintendo Switch games have to cost money, though. In fact, you can have more fun with some of these free Nintendo Switch games than you would be paying the premium price for others.
We've divided this list of free Switch games into categories which you can access by using the page drop-down menu at the top. Most free-to-play games feature in-game purchases, so you'll want to make sure to set up parental controls on Switch when children play these games so they don't purchase anything they shouldn't.
*Note: All titles with an asterisk (*) have features only available with a Nintendo Switch Online or Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. This does not necessarily mean you must have a membership to play, but may indicate that Cloud Save backups or other features will be unavailable without one.
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Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.