You can download these Nintendo Switch games for free

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Did you or your kids get a new Nintendo Switch over the holidays? The handheld device allows gamers to bring the fun and excitement a full-sized system anywhere they go. You can choose to play it as a handheld video game or plug it into a TV to get the full, immersive gaming experience. With hundreds of games to choose from that start at $9.99 each, adding new games to your Nintendo Switch collection can get pricey.

If you’re looking for a way to try new games and not spend a dime, then we have good news for you. There are quite a few games you download and play free on your Nintendo Switch, and we have a roundup for you to consider adding to your playlist.

To download these free games, simply visit the official Nintendo games website and click the free download button on each title. Note: all of these games are free to download, but some may have in-game purchase features.

Arena of Valor

With 39 characters to choose from including Tank, Assassin, Mage, Warrior and Marksman, Arena of Valor is a multiplayer online battle arena game that will bring you and your friends into a fantasy world filled with action, excitement, magic and tons of adventure. Rated T for Teen.


Asphalt 9: Legends

In Asphalt 9: Legends, choose a sweet ride and hit streets around the world in this shared-experience racing game. Rated E for Everyone.



This fighting game is designed with an anime flair. In Brawlhalla, 40 unique characters battle in an online arena to prove who reigns supreme. Rated E for Everyone.



Dauntless casts the gamer as a Slayer of Ramsgate as you and your online co-players can team up against huge mythical beasts all while creating your own armor and weapons. Rated T for Teen.



It’s been the top-rated battle royale game for some time, and the original Fortnite is still among the most-played games in Nintendo’s catalog. In Fortnite: Chapter 2, you can play for free along with a hundred of your closest friends. Rated T for Teen.


Pokémon Quest

Take your favorite Pokémon on an expedition across Tumblecube Island. This one-player game is free to start and allows players to customize their base camp to earn bonuses for your adventure. Pokémon Quest is rated E for Everyone.


Super Kirby Clash

The classic and adorable Kirby is back in this multiplayer game in a battle to bring down some big bosses. Super Kirby Clash is a free-to-start game, so you get a chance to sample the game before making in-game purchases to enhance and continue the gaming experience. Rated E for Everyone.


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