23 Free Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now In 2019

23 Free Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play Right Now In 2019

May 13, 2019

Sometimes in life, you start to run a little low on cash. We've all been there at one time or another. However, just because your broke and don't have a ton of money to spend doesn't mean you're not interested in playing some new Nintendo Switch 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!

When you are trying to be kind to your wallet, 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.

1. Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Create a brighter future…underground! Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,000 feet of bedrock into the very picture of Vault Life. Get to know your Dwellers and lead them to happiness. Find their ideal jobs and watch them flourish. Provide them with outfits, weapons, and training to improve their abilities. Turn worthless junk into useful items with Crafting! Customize the look of any dweller in the Barbershop.

A well-run Vault requires a variety of Dwellers with a mix of skills. Build a Radio Room to attract new Dwellers. Or, take an active role in their personal lives; play matchmaker and watch the sparks fly! Send Dwellers above ground to explore the blasted surface left behind and seek adventure, handy survival loot, or unspeakable death. Find new armor and weapons, gain experience, and earn Caps. But don’t let them die! From time to time, idyllic Vault life may be disrupted by the dangers of post-nuclear life. Prepare your Dwellers to protect against threats from the outside…and within. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you. What are you waiting for?

2. Fortnite

Play online with friends in a squad as you compete against other players to be the last player standing. Not only will you face down other players in combat, but a dangerous storm will mean that you must keep moving to stay alive. Use raw materials to build bases to gain the upper-hand on your opponent, or lay low to avoid confrontation, how you play is up to you! With many different types of gear to find and use, a large and varied map to explore and varied game types, no two matches will feel the same!

3. Pokemon Quest

Set off for adventure in the Pokémon™ Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure for the Nintendo Switch™ system. Modify your Pokémon buddies with discovered Power Stones to make your ultimate expedition team.

With a cube-shaped art style, Pokémon™ Quest is unlike any Pokémon game you've seen before. The simple gameplay makes it easy to hop into expeditions and start exploring Tumblecube Island with the help of your Pokémon buddies. Afterward, head back to your base camp where you can use the loot you found during your adventure to befriend more Pokémon. Attract various Kanto Region Pokémon to your base camp by cooking up dishes made with collected ingredients! You can even decorate your base camp with fun items that provide helpful bonuses that make your expeditions more beneficial.

4. Kitten Squad

Sadistic robots have enslaved orcas at Sealand Marine Park. The evil Sheep Puncher robot has kidnapped sheep for the twisted wool industry. Only the Kitten Squad is up to the task of saving these gentle animals. Players must guide the Kitten Squad, armed with weaponry ranging from carrot rocket launchers to yarn ball guns, on missions to defeat the evil robots and free the animals in this action game brought to you by PETA.

5. Namco Musem

Enjoy Namco classics such as PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, SPLATTERHOUSE™, and TOWER OF DRUAGA™, or play games such as ROLLING THUNDER ™, SKYKID™, or TANK FORCE™ with friends and family on the Nintendo Switch™!

6. Pinball FX3

Pinball FX3 is the biggest community focused pinball game ever created. Multiplayer matchups, user-generated tournaments and league play create endless opportunity for pinball competition. Not so hot with the flippers? Pinball FX3 features new single-player modes that will help you become a better player!
All tables have received graphics updates including real-time lighting and shadow projection.

All tables feature challenging new game modes, table upgrades and power-ups, unlockable bonus items and more! Zen Studios will continue to support Pinball FX3 with frequent content releases and new features! Pinball FX3 is home to the most exciting pinball library, with tables based on the biggest brands in entertainment including Aliens™, Family Guy, TellTale's The Walking Dead, Portal® and more!

7. Stern Pinball

Stern Pinball Inc® has created many of the all-time greatest pinball tables. They are the most experienced and largest producer of real pinball machines in business today! Modern classics in this collection include:

Ghostbusters™ Premium, Star Trek™ Vengeance Premium, AC/DC® Premium, Mustang® Premium "Boss" , Harley-Davidson® / Third Edition, Last Action Hero™, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein™, Starship Troopers™, High Roller Casino™, Ripley's Believe it or Not!® and  the Phantom of the Opera™

8. The Pinball Arcade

Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and comprehensive pinball simulation ever created! Play digital versions of over 35 real pinball tables including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein™, Ghostbusters™ Premium, AC/DC® Premium, Star Trek™ Vengeance Premium, Mustang® Premium "Boss", Doctor Who Master of Time, Wipeout™, and Tee'd Off™!

9. Arena of Valor

Build the ultimate team with your friends to crush your opponents in the most popular MOBA game! Explore and command a roster of over 39 fearless heroes, with roles including Tank, Assassin, Mage, Support, Warrior and Marksman. First Blood, Double Kill, Triple Kill and all the features MOBA fans know and love will be included. Discover and dominate all the gameplay modes, including 5v5, 3v3, 1v1, and a unique “Hook Wars” mode that will challenge your skills and prove your hero as a true champion!

Carve your way through jungles, lanes, and towers, draw first blood and destroy the enemy Core. Intuitive controls specifically designed for Nintendo Switch will have you racking up kills with ease and make you an MVP in no time! In Arena of Valor, it’s all about skill. We strive to create the most riveting and balanced gameplay, so you can turn the tide of battle and vie for glory no matter the odds. Win or lose, every action counts! Explore and command a roster of over 39 fearless heroes and counting, including a variety of Tanks, Assassins, Mages, Support, Warriors, and Marksmen. Build the perfect team to crush your opponents in battle! Team up with your friends, guild buddies or players all around the world in an instant. Carry your team to victory in quick pace and intensive matches.

10. Brawlhalla

Come fight for glory in Brawlhalla® – an epic free-to-play platform fighting game. Join casual free-for-alls and ranked matches, or make a custom room with your friends. Millions of players, frequent updates, and more than 40 unique characters. Join the eternal battle arena, where the greatest warriors in history brawl to prove who's the best!

Featuring both online and local competition as well as single-player and co-op modes. With eight free-to-play characters rotating every week, you can also play online to earn gold and unlock more Legends. 100% free to play with no pay-to-win advantages.

11. Dawn of the Breakers

Transform into a Hero and feel the thrills of combat as you engage fearsome foes! Defeat the impending menace, the mysterious "Ghouls"! Utilize new abilities with each transformation of your Heroes! Discover the fate that awaits a young man afflicted with amnesia...Embark on an unpredictable journey in the fully realized Story Mode! Play with friends in co-op, or compete against them for glory in the Arena! Form a team with 6 Heroes, and terminate the Ghoul threat with explosive techniques!

12. GALAK-Z: Variant S

GALAK-Z: Variant S is a brand new, one-of-a-kind, space-shooting action-RPG that is specially crafted to take advantage of all of the unique features of the Nintendo Switch. Experience stunning space combat from the cockpit of a sleek spaceship or a giant Mech! Battlespace pirates, squish giant bugs, challenge Dark Bot bosses, and crush the evil Baron’s army of nasty Imperial troops through more than a hundred endlessly replayable missions in a full-scale story campaign. Fight against player-created squads in the Bot Battle League and earn Trophies to reap better rewards. Collect upgrades, salvage, relics, and Bots to make your spaceship and Mech even stronger, and fight to become the highest ranked pilot in the galaxy!

Shoot! Blast enemies away with your spaceship’s rapid-fire laser cannon. Slice! Carve up foes with your Mech’s radical laser sword. Upgrade! Enhance your craft with new weapons, armor, and helpful Bot buddies. Collect! Create squads of friendly Bots to battle against other players and earn special rewards. GALAK-Z: Variant S is playable in TV mode, Handheld mode, or Tabletop mode and supports HD Rumble, the touch screen, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and Joy-Con™ controllers.

13. Paladins

Join 25+ million players in Paladins, the free-to-play fantasy team-based shooter sensation. Wield guns and magic as a legendary Champion of the Realm, customizing your core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play. Paladins is set in a vibrant fantasy world and features a diverse cast of Champions ranging from sharpshooting humans to mech-riding goblins, mystical elves, and jetpack-clad dragons. Each Champion brings a unique set of abilities to the battlefield and new Champions are regularly added to Paladins, keeping the game exciting.

Paladins is completely Free-to-Play. Anything that affects gameplay can be unlocked simply by playing, with cosmetic items available for purchase. No matter what your playstyle is, you’ll find it in Paladins. With Paladins' deckbuilding system, you can become an iron sights sniper, a grenade-slinging explosives expert, or a track star with an assault rifle – all as the same Champion. Choose from dozens of cards to customize your abilities and make each Champion your own. Ancient Goddess. Interstellar bounty hunter. Cutthroat pirate. Frost giant. You can be all of these and more in Paladins. Choose from hundreds of skins already available in Paladins or find a new favorite in each update. Paladins can be played from either a first-person or third-person perspective. The controls are simple to grasp for newcomers and shooter veterans alike which makes for an easy pick-up-and-play experience.

14. Zaccaria Pinball

Zaccaria was founded by three brothers (Marino, Franco, & Natale) and was the 3rd largest manufacturer of pinball machines in the world (behind Bally & Williams). They had created and produced more than 35 different pinball machines between 1974 and 1987. Zaccaria Pinball has tones of awesome customization features which affect to graphics and physics aspects of the game. As well as there is a camera editor. 

15. Coloring Book

Create the most impressive coloring book, alone or together with up to 4 artists. Coloring Book has 48 beautiful drawings divided into 8 pages with a unique theme: Jungle and Space are already available, Cats, Ocean, Farm, Girls Room, Construction Site and Dinosaurs are easily purchasable.

Plenty of customization with a palette of 89 colors for fantastic nuances and 9 tools for advanced effects and convenience – a brush that always paints inside contours for example. use the touch screen or the buttons on the Joy-Con controller. Multiplayer with up to 4 players can color at the same time! With its large range of options, Coloring Book is perfect for young and older children but can also be a great way to relax for adults. New drawings might be available in future updates!

16. Color Zen

Color Zen is a new kind of puzzle game. One that invites you to put on your headphones, relax, and find your way through an abstract world of colors and shapes. Color Zen is a new kind of puzzle game. With simple, intuitive controls, the game invites you to relax and immerse yourself. There are no points or penalties for failure; just an abstract world of color to move through at your own pace. So put on your headphones and find your way, with Color Zen. Featuring a meditative puzzle-cracking flow: just match the colors to win the level plus an Immersive soundtrack keeps you in the groove.

17. Lightseekers

Epic battles await: Take the role of a powerful magic hero and play the multi-award winning Trading Card Game, now on Nintendo Switch. With hundreds of cards available, each deck is unique and represents your personal play-style. Collect and trade cards to become the ultimate hero of Tantos. discover the magical world of tantos with its magnificent mythology and breath-taking imagery. choose your hero from more than 100 in six different classes, to match your own deck and play style. cards with unique rotating mechanics: damage and healing over time. master powerful combo cards and multiple orders. immerse yourself in the thrilling lore and intriguing magical setup. construct your own deck of cards. PLAY with digital cards or scan* physical cards into your digital collection to level-up and play them digitally for free! Are you ready to start your quest?

18. GetAmped

A global cosplay battle! ”GetAmped", the global 3D action game with over 30 million users worldwide, is now on Nintendo Switch! Take to the 3D stages, equip styles like Ninja, Superman, Esper and more. Combine weapons, styles, and accessories in hundreds of ways to blow your opponent's away!

Fight opponents around the world in real time in wild, deathmatch fights! Time your blocks to perfection, look out for your opponent's openings and counter, all while taking advantage of weapons dropped on the stage. In these battles, anything goes! With over 100 weapons and 10 styles to choose from, mix and match to create your perfect combination! Find the strategy that works for you and take down your rivals!

19. SMITE

Enter the Battleground of the Gods! - Join over 30 million SMITE players! SMITE is the multiplayer online battle arena that puts the power of the Gods in your hands. With an ever-expanding roster, new events, variety of skins, and biweekly updates, there is always something new and exciting in the Battleground of the Gods!

Go Ahead, Play God - Jump into the action as one of over 90 Gods from Pantheons around the world. Play as iconic figures like Ares, Thor, Hercules, Wukong, and Medusa. There are also unique Gods and Goddesses like the volcanic Pele, the Voodoo God of Death, Baron, and the nine-tailed fox, Da Ji.

Unique Game modes - SMITE has competition for everyone. Enter the Arena, the perfect game mode for players hungry for fast-paced brawls. Looking for a more strategic experience? Conquest is SMITE’s premiere competitive mode. Crush the opposing Gods and slay their Titan for a triumphant victory.

20. InkyPen

InkyPen includes comics from across the globe. From big name publishers to indies and webcomics. Including comics such as Hellboy (Dark Horse), Robotech (Titan), Transformers and Judge Dredd (IDW), Sarah's Scribbles (Andrews McMeel Universal) and many, many more.

Either read InkyPen yourself or set parental control restrictions in the app so you can share age-appropriate comics with younger audiences. Read great classics and standalone series. Read comics set in the worlds of your favorite games, tv shows, and books. Read across the widest range of genres and tastes available in one app. Subscribe to read it all without limitation! Only on the Nintendo Switch system.

21. Onigiri

In a Japan filled with spirits and monsters, ages ago, the land itself was rocked by chaos. From the depths rose the terrible Kamikui who carved a path of destruction through all. Play alongside famous figures from history and myth like Shizuka Gozen, Miyamoto Musashi, and many others to battle the mysterious Kamikui! Travel through Japan using your skills and weapons to conquer your foes! Utilize the MMORPG features to play alongside other party members!

22. Tetris 99

The free to download online software, Tetris® 99, is available as a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members. In large-scale, 99-player battles, it'll take speed, skill, and strategy to knock out the competition and become the last player standing. You can target opponents by sending them Garbage Blocks, but be careful…your rivals can target you back! Defeat opponents to acquire KO badges that may give you the advantage of future attacks. Survive the onslaught and look forward to upcoming online events!

23. DELTARUNE Chapter 1

The award-winning indie RPG, UNDERTALE, expands the series with a brand new game...in a different world! DELTARUNE: Chapter 1! Create your own avatar, meet strange friends, and jump into the darkness. By the way, this first chapter is FREE, so please feel free to check it out. Like, you don't really need to read this or anything... You can just try it...



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