The 10 Best Switch Games Under $20 in 2023
Below are the 10 best Nintendo Switch games you can find in 2023 for under 20 bucks. Nintendo’s console has been around voer 5 years now, meaning some of the console’s best games can now be picked up for under $20 – an absolute bargain.
1. Hollow Knight
A 2D action-adventure game, Hollow Knight is one of the greatest Metroidvanias ever. Developed and published by Team Cherry, the game is set in the interconnected underground world of Hallownest, where the player takes on the role of a small, silent knight on a journey to uncover the mysteries of the plague that is consuming the land and its inhabitants. The player must fight their way through dangerous enemies and bosses, explore the vast interconnected world, and uncover the secrets of Hallownest.
Hollow Knight is a must for any Metroidvania or general adventure fan.
Buy it here from Amazon.
A platforming game developed by Maddy Makes Games, it is a story of a young woman named Madeline, who is climbing Celeste Mountain, a journey that’s both physically and emotionally challenging. The game features tight controls and challenging, but fair, platforming action.
Celeste represents the epitome of 2D platforming, with tight punishing controls and ever-increasingly difficult levels. The story and narrative is where Celeste shines too – with the higher you traverse up the mountain, the more mystery you unravel.
Buy Celeste from Amazon here.
3. Overcooked 2
A cooperative cooking simulation game developed by Ghost Town Games. Players take on the roles of cooks in a kitchen, working together to prepare dishes and serve them to customers before time runs out.
Overcooked 2 is a game that will test your relationships. The firece co=ordination required in co-op means you’ll have to be in sync with your loved ones, or you’ll face defeat. Approach with caution!
Buy Overcooked 2 from Amazon here.
4. Katana Zero
A neo-noir action platformer developed by Askiisoft, players control a samurai assassin who must navigate a series of side-scrolling levels, taking out enemies and completing objectives along the way.
Katana Zero’s punishing one-hit-kill gameplay, combined with its time-manipulating abilities make it one of the most hardcore games on this list, but equally one of the most rewarding.
Grab it form the Switch Store online.
5. Golf Story
A sports role-playing game developed by Sidebar Games. It combines elements of traditional golf gameplay with a story-driven adventure. You’ll take on the role of a golfer who must work their way through various courses and competitions in order to become the best golfer around. Along the way, you’ll will interact with a cast of characters, complete side quests and mini-games, and upgrade their equipment to improve their golfing skills.
Golf Story is a unique and fascinating combination of two genres that rarely meet, and the result is a delicious cocktail of addiction and glory on the course.
Buy Golf Story form Amazon here.
6. Stardew Valley
A farming simulation role-playing game developed by ConcernedApe. You’ll inherit a run-down farm and must work to restore it to its former glory by growing crops, raising animals, and interacting with the local community.
Building on the Harvest Moon legacy, Stardew Valley has become an all-time great of gaming, and is a must for those who want a more laid back experience.
Buy it here.
7. Steamworld Dig 2
A 2D platform-adventure game developed by Image & Form, Players take on the role of a steam-powered robot who must dig deep into the earth, gathering resources and fighting enemies to uncover the mystery of the world below.
If you’re a sucker for the Steampunk aesthetic, enjoy a challenge and tight platforming, then this is for you.
Buy it here from Amazon.
8. Unravel Two
A platform-adventure game developed by Coldwood Interactive, players control Yarnys, small creatures made of yarn, in a co-op puzzle-platformer game that requires players to use both Yarnys to solve challenges and explore the game’s environment.
The brilliant evolution of the first game, Unravel’s introduction of the co-op element reall cements this as an all-timer. A must for people who like couch co-op.
Buy it from Amazon here.
9. The Messenger
A 2D action-adventure game developed by Sabotage Studio, players control a ninja who must navigate a series of side-scrolling levels, taking out enemies and completing objectives along the way, as the game progresses and new abilities are acquired the game evolves into a more complex and challenging one.
The Messenger combines tight and challenging gameplay with a wonderful sense of humour, constantly breaking the fourth wall and keeping you engaged throughout.
Grab The Messenger from the Switch online store.
10. Super Meat Boy
A challenging platform game developed by Team Meat, players control Meat Boy, a boy made of meat, who must rescue his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from the evil Dr. Fetus. The game features tight controls and a high difficulty level, with a lot of levels to master and collectibles to find.
Truly the game that started the ‘challenging 2D indie platformer’ craze, Super Meat Boy remains one of the best, and is the perfect Switch game if you play on-the-go.
Buy it here.