How to Download FREE GAMES on Nintendo Switch 2023

Looking for something new to play, but don’t want to commit to paying for something? Luckily for you, the Nintendo Switch store is full of free games that you can actually download and directly play, from the Nintendo eShop, right to your Nintendo Switch. There is an entire section of the store that has titles listed for free, completely free, but there might be too many for you to choose from.

How times change! It used to be that you went to your local video game emporium, took your chosen game to the counter, handed over cold hard cash, and raced home to pop it in your console. Not only has digital distribution removed the need to even leave the house, but many games can be downloaded to your console for absolutely nothing. Marvellous!

Of course, free-to-play (F2P) games will have in-game purchases such as cosmetics, Battle Pass subscriptions or certain modes which may be locked behind a paywall until you give the developers some money, but these days many ‘freemium’ games boast a huge amount of content accessible for exactly $0 – the best possible price!

The following varied list of the best free Switch games can be downloaded from the Nintendo Switch eShop for the princely sum of zero dollars right now, and almost none of them require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play, either (except a couple we couldn’t resist adding). Perfect if you’re looking to save your pennies.

To download free games on Nintendo Switch, follow these steps:

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch
  1. Go to the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch.
  2. In the search bar, type in “free games” or the name of the specific free game you are looking for.
  3. A list of free games will appear. Select the game you want to download.
  4. Click on the “Download” button to start the download process.
  5. The game will start downloading to your Nintendo Switch. The download time may vary depending on the size of the game and your internet connection speed.
  6. Once the game is downloaded, you can start playing it from the home menu of your Nintendo Switch.

Note: Some free games may require a Nintendo Switch Online membership to play online or access additional content.

Do you have a Nintendo Switch but don’t have a lot of cash to spend? We’ve devised a list of the best free Switch games for you!

So, we have taken the time to try out these free games for Switch and share the ones that we feel are well worth the limited space on your console!

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