All Nintendo Switch Cloud games

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Due to the hardware constraints of the Nintendo Switch, the console cannot support some more graphically intensive games that appear on PC, PS5, or Xbox Series X. The Japanese gaming company has created a fix for this with Nintendo Switch Cloud Streaming, which has you play games streamed from the cloud rather than downloading them locally to your device. Since you're streaming, they don't take up any room on your microSD card. Here are all of the games currently available via cloud streaming.

All Cloud Streaming games on Switch

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Since they are streamed from a server rather than downloaded locally on the Switch, these games take up less room on your microSD card. Due to the more intensive nature of these adventures, it would be a good idea to use one of the best Switch controllers for added comfort and control. 

Control Ultimate Edition

In this Nintendo Switch cloud streaming game, Jesse Faden is on a mission to figure out what happened to her brother. Her investigation leads her to the strange Federal Bureau of Control, where bizarre corruption is causing supernatural things to happen. She'll need to use all of the weapons at her disposal along with the powers she acquires to take down an evil force.


Control Ultimate Edition - Cloud Version

Something supernatural is overtaking the Federal Bureau of Control, and it's up to you to put things back to...relatively normal using guns and your powers. The Ultimate Edition includes the main game and all Expansions.

Buy from: Nintendo

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 might be the conclusion to the story that started in 2016, but it's made in such a way that you don't have to play the previous games to enjoy it. You play as Agent 47, the titular hitman who employs stealth and cunning to take out targets and fulfill his contracts. It's time to seek out those who betrayed him and get revenge.


Hitman 3 - Cloud Version

Agent 47 is out to complete his story in the conclusion of the World of Assassination trilogy. He'll travel the world encountering several locations and taking on various enemies as he takes out his targets.

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Kingdom Hearts - HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix

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Sora and his friends Riku and Kairi wanted to set off on an adventure, but their plans changed when a dark force visited their favorite island and sucked them all into a vortex. Sora gets separated from his friends, but teams up with Donald and Goofy, who are out to find the missing King Mickey.

They must travel to different planets inhabited by various Disney characters, including Tarzan, The Beast, Ariel, Aladdin, and more. Along the way, Sora uses his Keyblade to lock away the darkness and save those he meets. You also learn about several other characters and their relationships with Sora and his friends, including Xehanort's dark plot that existed long before Sora was born.

This collection includes the final versions of six games: Kingdom Hearts FINAL MIX, Re:Chain of Memories, 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, Birth By Sleep Final Mix, and Re:coded. 


KINGDOM HEARTS - HD 1.5+2.5 ReMIX - Cloud Version

A young boy named Sora teams up with Donald and Goofy to search for his friends and find King Mickey. They'll meet several Disney and Final Fantasy characters along the way.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

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This collection contains 3 Kingdom Hearts games: Dream Drop Distance HD, 0.2 Birth by Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage, and X Back Cover. Sora continues his journey alongside his friends Riku, Kairi, Goofy, and Donald as he trains to take on Xehanort. Then in BBSAFP, players take on the role of Aqua and travel into various Disney worlds while learning how to save their friends.

You'll also see just what Mickey Mouse has been up to throughout the last several games. Lastly, X Back Cover takes place in ancient times, long before the events of the other games. Here you'll learn about The Keyblade War and how it relates to Sora and his friends. Play it when it arrives on Switch Cloud Streaming on February 10, 2022.


KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Cloud Version

Continue the Kingdom Hearts saga by playing as Sora and Aqua to fight back the darkness. Then watch a movie that explains the lore behind the Keyblade Wars.

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Kingdom Hearts 3

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This is the last entry in the Dark Seeker saga and wraps up Xehanort's evil plan around Sora and his friends. Our heroes travel to various Disney worlds once again, including hand-drawn stories like Hercules, Pixar locations from Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and even the live-action Pirates of the Caribbean. Sora, Donald, and Goofy's art styles change to match the locations they travel to. Seal away the darkness in each world and defeat the evil Organization VIII that's out to get you. You can join in the adventure on February 10, 2022.


KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) Cloud Version

Most of the characters you've met from the previous Kingdom Hearts games appear as Sora travels to various Disney worlds and takes on Xehanort. It's the conclusion to the Dark Seeker saga.

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Complete Kingdom Hearts series

Of course, if you're planning on purchasing the complete Kingdom Hearts series as it stand so far, then you can purchase all of the games at once with the KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud version. That way, you won't miss out on any of the crazy Disney and Final Fantasy fun. 



Purchase all of the Kingdom Hearts games in the Dark Seeker saga and play the entire story as we know it so far. You'll meet several Disney characters, Final Fantasy characters, and new ones too. 

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The world around you has fallen into ruin and decay following the widespread practice of alchemy. You play as Corvus, the only person who can help fix the land and get the realm back to its former glory. But it won't be an easy task. Enemies will get in your way and you'll need to use your plague weapons to fight back. 


Thymesia - Cloud Version

Work to fix a broken kingdom that fell apart after a catastrophic event. It's up to you to find the memories that you previously hid around the realm and put things back to how they were before. 

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The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City was originally a mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but is now a full video game in its own right. Players take on the role of the man who is asked to investigate some Roman ruins. Upon doing so, they are sent back to ancient times to explore the Roman Empire via open-world gameplay. The city is under the protection of the gods, and anyone who sins is turned into gold. It's up to you to interact with these golden people and uncover a larger mystery.


The Forgotten City - Cloud Version

Explore the Roman Empire in this open-world game. There are mysteries to uncover, lies to deduce, and relationships to challenge.

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, and his mercenary gang are out to make money after an interstellar war has ravaged the galaxy. Star-Lord might have plans, but Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket the Raccoon, and Groot the sentient tree creature are wholly unpredictable and frequently cause an unforeseen chain of events to keep everyone on their toes. You'll have to use their unique skills and unorthodox way of doing things to save the universe from crazy baddies.


Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version

The Guardians of the Galaxy find themselves in a hairy situation that has them traveling to various locations and interacting with iconic Marvel characters on their way to save the universe.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence

It's 1348, a dark time with little hope and betrayal at every corner. The Black Plague sweeps through the streets along with hordes of disgusting rats out for blood. Teenage Amica and her sick little brother, Hugo, must go undetected to survive the English Army that has invaded along with the French Inquisition troops out to kill them. To do that, they must use stealth and Hugo's budding powers strategically. Help them fight to survive and learn more about their family's secret.


A Plague Tale: Innocence - Cloud Version

Amica and Hugo live during one of the scariest times in human history. Hordes of rats roam the streets, and no one can be trusted. They must learn to depend upon each other to survive.

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Nintendo Switch Cloud games Coming Soon

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Several announced Nintendo Switch Cloud games haven't been released yet. Here are all of the ones that we know of so far.

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village exploded across the internet as people became obsessed with one of the game's lead villains, Lady Dimitrescu (or Lady D for short). This game keeps with other RE games in the franchise as being a shooter horror game where ammo is scarce and making the wrong move and get you killed. 

The plot follows right after the events of RE Biohazard, where protagonist, Ethan Winters, is out to discover what happened to his wife and child. This leads him to a creepy village dominated by a ruling family who all have their own distinct locations and horror themes. You'll start off exploring into the castle of Lady D and her vampiric daughters and then find other horrors as you keep going. It comes to Switch on October 28, 2022.


Resident Evil Village - Cloud Version

After the events of RE Biohazard, Ethan Winters shoots his way through a creepy European village while trying to find out what happened to his wife and child. Get ready for tons of scary bosses and enemies as you ration bullets.

Coming Soon

Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2 Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield

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This story takes place in Raccoon City after the events of the first game. People have been turned into zombie-like creatures no thanks to the T-virus that was developed by the dubious Umbrella company. You play as Leon S. Kennedy who's starting his first day as a police officer. He meets up with a college student named Claire Redfield who is distressed about her brother, Chris Redfield's disappearance. 

What follows is a classic shooter filled with disgusting bosses and hordes of oncoming enemies. Ration your bullet and use the best upgrades you can get your hands on to survive. Get it when it comes to Switch sometime in 2022.


Resident Evil 2 - Cloud Version

Play as Leon S. Kennedy on his first day as a police officer in a town that has been corrupted by a zombie virus. You're gonna need the best weapons to fight off the horde.

Coming Soon

Resident Evil 3

Resident Evil 3 Jill Valentine

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In this Resident Evil game, we follow Jill Valentine who used to be a member of a special police force called the Special Tactics and Rescue Services, or S.T.A.R.S. for short. The now infamous virus created by Umbrella has mutated the citizens of Raccoon City. Not to mention there's a new threat. 

One day, Jill is attacked while in her apartment by an extremely powerful bioweapon creature known as Nemesis. This creature is relentless and tracks Jill for the rest of the game as she works to make her way through the city, restore power, and find a way out. Get it when it comes to Switch sometime in 2022.


Resident Evil 3 - Cloud Version

Jill Valentine is being hunted by a powerful creature known as Nemsis, who is actually a bioweapon. She must work to avoid it while helping people escape the city. 

Coming Soon

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Baker family at dinner

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Ethan Winters comes upon a mansion that's falling apart while looking for his wife who has been missing for three years. He assumes the estate is abandoned and enters. Shortly thereafter he finds his wife in the basement, but something isn't quite right here. 

It turns out that the Baker family who owns the estate have all been corrupted and have unique powers. You'll need to fight the family off as you attempt to make your way out of the mansion. Get it when it comes to Switch sometime in 2022.


Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Cloud Version

Discover the disgusting Baker family as you hunt through a derelict mansion while looking to save your missing wife. You'll be attacked repeatedly by horrific enemies. 

Coming Soon

A Plague Tale: Requiem

This sequel continues Amica and Hugo's story as they fight for their survival amid murder plots, a massive plague, and an invasion. The next entry in their story doesn't release until sometime in 2022, but it has already been announced that it will come to Nintendo Cloud Streaming.


A Plague Tale: Requiem - Cloud Version

Continue Amica and Hugo's story as they strive to make it through a brutal world. This game will come to Nintendo Switch Cloud Streaming sometime in 2022.

Buy from: Nintendo (coming soon)

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

A zombie apocalypse is in full swing, and the world as we know it has sunk into despair in this sequel that takes place 20 years after the first game. Aiden Caldwell doesn't remember his past, but he has tools like a grappling hook and paraglider that allow him to get around more safely. Explore this creepy open world and figure out how to survive. Your decisions have consequences, though. By helping some, you might hurt others who are also trying to get by. It comes to the service on February 4, 2022.


Dying Light 2: Stay Human - Cloud Version

A virus has swept through the world, infecting many and turning them into zombies. It's up to a young man with vague memories of his past to save everyone and uncover his role in all of this.

Coming Soon

Head in the clouds

It's pretty awesome that we're able to play these more graphically intensive games on the Nintendo Switch Cloud without having to purchase a more expensive console. If you're only going to play one game, I highly recommend making it Control Ultimate Edition. This game is so filled with mystery, supernatural powers, and creepy baddies that you'll seriously get pulled in.

If you're looking for something a bit more lighthearted, check out Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. It's a crazy adventure starring your familiar heroes in a brand new story that works beautifully while feeling distinctly different from the movies.

Lastly, you'll definitely want to play Kingdom Hearts - HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix. The plot is absolute lunacy, but you'll be so drawn in with all of the upbeat humor and close friendships that you won't mind. Plus, you'll get to travel to Disney worlds and interact with some of your very favorite characters.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.