Amazon Prime Day is going strong as we head into day 2 of deals. Most of the best discounts are on Nintendo Switch games, but they are selling out quickly. As we work on curating all of the Prime Day sales, including the best Nintendo Switch deals, we’ll be keeping this page with top titles currently discounted below $50.
So as you’re browsing Prime Day gaming deals, why not check out some stellar Nintendo Switch games that are on sale right now.
Arguably the best Zelda game of all time, Breath of the Wild lets you see Hyrule like never before. This open-world Switch game has action, adventure, and excellent storytelling. With Breath of the Wild 2 on the horizon, now is a great time dive into the first game. We’ve even found the best weapons and armor to help speed up your journey.
It has taken some time to find its way to the Nintendo Switch, but The Outer Worlds landed on the console in June. Like The Outer Worlds on other consoles, the Switch version is a single-player sci-fi RPG game that places players inside a power struggle in a far-flung world colonized by space travelers. The game gives players the option to make their own choices and impact the story. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on this game, so don’t miss your chance to pick it up for cheap.
The only game developed by Nintendo itself on this list, Splatoon 2 is exactly what a Splatoon sequel needed to be: more Splatoon. This multiplayer Switch game remains fast-paced and intense as you destroy your enemies with ink blasters while also trying to cover the map in as much ink as possible, and the game’s multiplayer progression system and customization options keep you engaged despite matches playing out similarly each time. It also offers another creative and platforming-filled campaign mode filled with plenty of fish puns, as well as a new cooperative Salmon Run mode that will put your abilities to the test.
The holiday season is fast approaching and the need to buy party games is upon many families. Luckily, Carnival Games is a fantastic title that ticks all the boxes and showcases many wonderful, wacky games for groups to dive into and have fun. From bowling to shooting galleries, the game invokes the feeling of wandering a carnival, but from the comfort of your own living room. It’s a hilarious, fun family time that will no doubt brighten the many cold winter evenings to come.
Civilization VI was already worth the price of admission, but with $45 off, it’s an absolute steal, especially with the added option to take the game on the go. Players get to create and control their own civilizations as they overtake land and beat their opponents. Not only is the base game included, but a host of bonus content. Vikings, Poland, Australia, Persian, and Macedonia scenario packs are all also included, giving you more for the price and rounding off an excellent package.
Every year we’re introduced to new Lego video games, yet, The Incredibles still manages to stand out. The game gives players a chance to enter the Disney world and live out the adventures of both movies. Not only that, but multiple other Disney properties have been included such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo, giving families the option to play as the beloved characters. With jump-in-jump-out co-op, the game is a perfect opportunity for both families and kids to experience some of their favorite stories together.
Many won’t recognize that the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise has spawned some brilliant platformers, yet, the remake of Battle for Bikini Bottom shows they’ve aged like a fine wine. The recent remake took the cult-classic, dressed it in a new coat of paint, and has since introduced itself to many new players. With a discount on the Nintendo Switch version, now is the perfect time to take the plunge and see what made the original game such a cult classic. It’s also an incredibly pretty game that invokes the tone and feeling of the show almost perfectly.
Playing as either Link or Zelda, you have to bounce to the rhythm of remixed Zelda songs to vanquish enemies across the overworld and in five unique dungeons. Cadence of Hyrule uses roguelike elements such as enemy randomization and the loss of particular items and rupees after each death. But it still retains the magical feeling of gradually building your character by letting your hero keep their essential things and map progress with each demise. If you’re looking for more great rhythm games like this, we’ve gone ahead and found a full list.
If you’re looking for a racing game that’s more grounded, then Gear Club Unlimited 2 is the perfect game. Boasting some gorgeous graphics and stunning cars, the racing game allows you to control your own club of drivers, recruiting many from around the world. As players win races, they’ll level up, unlock new items and speed their way through the leaderboard. For those who feel skilled enough, numerous local multiplayer options allow for the competitive races to take place from your own front room.
Minecraft is a worldwide phenomenon that people have either played or at least heard of. Now, with the Nintendo Switch version, players have the opportunity to play the game on the go. Not only that, but this version also allows players to grab some Nintendo-themed packs. With these, characters can dress up as various Mario characters and explore a biome that is reminiscent of classic games in the franchise. With everything bundled and the ability to cross-save, Minecraft on the Switch is a perfect excuse to dive into the game again or for the first time.
With the Halloween season upon us, Immortal Realm: Vampire Wars is a perfect reason to spend some dark nights inside, playing games. The intricate strategy game takes place across 12 expansive missions, each containing beautifully rendered environments and horrific characters to meet. Using elements from card games, players can recruit new units, command armies, and take over the land. With various gameplay modes, stunning graphics, and compelling gameplay, Immortal Realm: Vampire Wars is well worth your time.
The Nintendo Switch is home to many platformers, but most don’t hold a candle to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. When it was released on the Wii U, the low number of players on the console meant it struggled to find an audience. Giving it a new lease of life on the Nintendo Switch has opened up this wonderful platformer to a new wave of people and showcases just how incredible it was. Sporting responsive controls, inventive level design, and gorgeous graphics, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze manages to be one of the best games on the system, despite originally releasing on console a generation ago.
Most people remember their first Mario Party experience and now the latest entry builds upon the groundwork its predecessors laid out and creates the most comprehensive entry to date. Featuring the original board game mode, multiple minigames, and new features such as a river rapid game, the entire package begs to be played with friends. Mario Party has often been called the best party game created and the reason many others exist now. With the Nintendo Switch’s unique features such as motion controls and HD rumble, Super Mario Party is the best Mario game so far and a tentpole for the genre of party games.
Looking for a good Pokemon game to play? Let’s Go Pikachu gives you the chance to be a traveling Pokemon trainer in the Kanto region. While this Switch title isn’t going to be the same as Pokemon Sword and Shield, it is a good game for those who love the franchise. It also allows you to connect your Pokemon Go and transfer anything you’ve caught between the games.
While there have been more than enough Mario games for every Nintendo console, there are far too few Yoshi games. Yoshi’s Crafted World is a fun and challenging platformer that lets you run around as Yoshi — which you know you want to do. It may not be as exciting as some of the other games on this list, but it offers a rather passive and relaxing experience for all ages. Though it’s an especially good Switch game for kids.
In this excellent indie game for the Switch, you play as a beetle-like knight wielding a nail, exploring an underground labyrinth known as Hallownest. Like many Metroidvania-style games, Hollow Knight has an emphasis on player discovery and secrets. Each section in Hollow Knight requires a map purchased from the mapmaker, typically located in a hard-to-find spot. That means you stumble into new biomes and encounter new enemies without much sense of direction. It’s thrilling, and ups the sense of discovery.
Cuphead is an immaculately designed action game that focuses heavily on boss battles. Though six run-and-gun platforming levels exist, the brunt of your time with Cuphead is spent squaring off in grand battles against wondrously designed and challenging bosses. It’s one of the best indie games you’ll ever play, and also one of the most frustrating.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of the best games based on the phenomenal manga and anime series and one of the best fighting games in general. Granted, that wasn’t a tough feat for Arc System Works to accomplish given the competition, but FighterZ is genuinely fantastic in both its gameplay and striking art style. Fights are tag-team style, with each player picking three characters to bring to the battlefield.
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