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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. Fortunately, there are a handful of games for the Nintendo Switch that you can pick up for free!

Here are all the free games available on the Nintendo Switch!

Combat Pinball Misc.
Fortnite Pinball FX3 Fallout Shelter
Kitten Squad Stern Pinball Arcade Pokémon Quest
Arena of Valor The Pinball Arcade Namco Museum
Brawlhalla Zaccaria Pinball GALAK-Z: Variant S
Dawn of the Breakers Coloring Book
Paladins Color Zen
GetAmped Lightseekers
SMITE Hulu
Onigiri YouTube
Warframe InkyPen
Dauntless izneo
Super Kirby Clash Tetris
DC Universe Online DELTARUNE Chapter 1
Realm Royale Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions
Warface Growtopia
Gems of War
Asphalt 9: Legends
Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade
Eternal Card Game
Prime World: Defenders
Pokémon HOME

Fallout Shelter

The RPG sim/strategy set in the Fallout universe has made its way to the Switch. Build your underground utopia as you design and populate your very own vault.

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Fortnite

One of the reigning champs of the battle royal genre has airdropped into the hands of Switch players. Join the battle for multiplayer dominance against 99 other players in this super fun action title.

See at the Nintendo eShop

Pokémon Quest

If you have always felt that Pokémon didn't have enough corners, then you are in luck. Collect Pokémon and battle your way across Tumblecube island in this fun little Pokémon game.

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Kitten Squad

PETA has gotten in on the Switch gaming world with Kitten Squad. Control a battalion of kittens as they defeat evil robots to free captured animals.

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Namco Museum

This free version of the Namco Museum allows you to play Pac-Man VS. with any of your friends who own the full Namco Museum. Play as Pac-Man or a ghost in the multiplayer Pac-Man title.

See at the Nintendo eShop

Pinball FX3

There are a few pinball titles on the Switch, and this one has tons of content. Free players start with only one table, but if you fall in love with the gameplay, you can purchase more pinball tables.

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Stern Pinball Arcade

If you want to play amazing recreations of real-life pinball machines, this is one of your best options. This version offers some older pinball tables as well as a few of Sterns newer machines. Much like other Pinball games, you get one table for free and have to purchase the rest.

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The Pinball Arcade

The Pinball Arcade is very similar to the Stern Pinball Arcade, but this is the newer version. In this version, you can play the very latest releases from Stern, but some of the older machines are no longer here. And as before, you get only one machine for free, and others can be bought individually or in packs.

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Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade

Aim a bunch of bunnies at a stack of carrots in this Angry Birds clone. See how many of the 180 levels you can complete as you smash your way to victory.

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Arena of Valor

If you want to get into some multiplayer online battle arena gaming, but you don't want to pay a dime, then you might want to consider Arena of Valor. Dive in and discover a roster of 39 heroes to choose from in some heated five on five action!

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Asphalt 9: Legends

Race around beautifully rendered tracks in a variety of gorgeous speedsters, including Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, and W Motors. It employs split-screen for a local multiplayer experience for up to four players.

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Brawlhalla

Brawlhalla features over 40 unique characters to choose from in this free to play fighting game. Play in local competitions, single-player, or co-op modes.

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Warframe

If you're looking for an intense third-person shooter to play with friends online, this is the game for you. Take in all the action in this free-to-play game.

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Dauntless

You play as a slyer out to take down enormous beasts known as Behemoths. You'll team up with players from around the world, obtain powerful weapons and armor, and work together to bring these creatures down.

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Dawn of the Breakers

If you are hot for some combat and also want a game with an anime art style and a fun story, go pick up Dawn of the Breakers. I mean, it's free! What have you got to lose?

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Eternal Card Game

This card game is set in a fantasy world featuring both dragons and gunslingers. You'll need to employ your best strategies, spells, and combat options to make it far. There are plenty of tournaments and events to participate in.

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GALAK-Z: Variant S

If you're anything like me, then you love a good shoot 'em up. But you might also want a little RPG action to round things out. Well, I think this game might be just what you're looking for!

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Paladins

Perhaps you like the idea of a game like Overwatch, but you're loathed to give Blizzard one more penny. Lucky you! Paladins may give you what you're looking for without cracking open your wallet.

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Zaccaria Pinball

Back in the '70s and '80s, Bally and Williams were the kings of pinball, but another company manufactured some awesome tables. Explore the vintage pinball tables made by Zaccaria in this game.

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Coloring Book

It's not exactly a game in the traditional sense. However, considering that up to four people can "play" at the same time, Coloring Book may be a perfect way to spend some time with the young ones in your family.

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Color Zen

Color Zen is a nice, relaxing, and meditative experience. Throw on some headphones and just zone out on this puzzle game that will wash over you with abstract color.

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DC Universe Online

This massive multiplayer online game allows you to create your own Super Hero or Super Villain and then run around the DC universe. You'll engage in battles alongside your favorite characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more.

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Lightseekers

The huge names in trading card games have yet to make their way onto the Nintendo Switch. So if you would like to get into some TCG action, you might want to consider LightSeekers as an alternative.

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Prime World: Defenders

This strategy card game has you defending towers using spells and traps. You'll collect cards, fuse them to make them more powerful, and encounter several different enemies.

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Realm Royale

Run around a playful world filled with a variety of fun locations and weapons, defeating fellow players to see who is the best. In this MMO, you'll be able to forge weapons, loot awesome items, and team up with friends.

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Warface

This online first-person shooter has you playing against others using realistic weapons. There are multiple PvP modes to discover and five playable classes each with their own unique abilities. How well will you do?

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SMITE

Dive into this multiplayer battle arena and test your metal against people all around the world. Choose a God from a multitude of pantheons and prove that you have what it takes!

See at the Nintendo eShop

Super Kirby Clash

Up to four players take on the role of four different characters with different fighting styles as you fight your way through various levels and bosses. You can play multiplayer locally or online.

See at Nintendo eShop

Hulu

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Did your family, friends, or roommates take over the living area's TV? No worries! You can now access your Hulu account on the Nintendo Switch with an official app. If you haven't subscribed to Hulu yet, make sure you check out all the benefits of an account. It has plenty of benefits from all the different shows available to the parental controls that are here to make your life easy!

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InkyPen

The app for InkyPen is free to download, but you'll need a subscription to their service to access the content inside. There are even parental control functions in the app to make sure your kids aren't getting into comics with ratings you don't approve of!

See at the Nintendo eShop

izneo

Connect to the internet to download comics as you want or download them in bulk to read later. Regardless of your plan izeno has thousands of comics digitally available for you to read or entertain the kids with. The content is displayed in HD with the choice of almost any genre you can think of!

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Onigiri

This MMORPG (Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) focuses on real-life people and myths from Japan's history as well— as a few spirits and monsters. Kamikui is an evil-doer trying to destroy the world, and it's up to you to level up and stop this reign of terror. Nintendo Switch Online subscription is not required.

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YouTube

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Watch all of your favorite content creators like Markiplier to Jacksepticeye on the official YouTube app for the Nintendo Switch. As long as you have a connection to the internet, you can watch anything you want! If you don't want your kids accessing YouTube on Nintendo Switch, you can restrict access to it with parental controls.

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Tetris 99

This classic is now free on the Nintendo Store for everyone with a love of Tetris in their hearts. Build the blocks, make rows, and collect as many points as you can to advance to the next level. This edition comes with the ability to challenge other players in an online competition!

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DELTARUNE Chapter 1

DELTARUNE isn't a sequel to UNDERTALE, but it is the first chapter of another series inside of a new world. If you loved the wild (and confusing) ride that UNDERTALE took you on, you need to check out this game. The first chapter is free, and there are more in development.

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions

Complete quests, fight off enemies and develop magical abilities in this digital trading card game. You can also scan in physical cards and add them to your digital collection. Align yourself with one of the Grand Alliances and prove yourself by employing strategy and skill to defeat your opponents.

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Pokémon HOME

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This service is a great companion software for anyone playing Pokémon Sword and Shield or anyone who owns previous Pokémon games. You can store Pokémon, trade them with other players, or transfer certain Pokémon to and from Sword and Shield.

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Growtopia

Create your own characters and levels in this popular MMO. There are thousands of mini-games for you to discover, and more are created by other users every day. You'll be playing for hours and hours as you gather items, create your own worlds, and modify your own character creation.

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Gems of War

Fight off beautifully illustrated fantasy foes in this puzzle-RPG game. Bring your A-game cause you'll need to use strategy and foresight to win. Compete in live events each week and fight your way up global rankings to see who is the ultimate puzzle master.

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Are you playing free games on your Switch?

When you are trying to be gentle to your pocketbook, free games can be helpful. I know that I have turned to free titles to keep me busy on more than one occasion. As more free games are released for the Switch, we will make sure you to keep you up to date here.

What free games do you enjoy most?

Updated March 2020: Added more free games to the list.

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