The Switch has proven to be an all-time great for Nintendo, thanks to a variety of factors. Multiple designs that address specific needs, one of the best first-party game libraries ever, and a hybrid approach to gaming have helped make it a success, but it’s the multiplayer functionality of the console that has helped it reach record sales numbers. Whether you’re using a Joy-Con or a Pro Controller, the Switch has ample options available for having someone join you for a gaming session. And while it’s fun to play against friends and family, some of the best gaming experiences happen when we have a shared goal. We’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Switch co-op games.
Our list of the best Switch co-op games includes a bunch of Nintendo Switch exclusives as well as some standout third-party games that truly shine when playing cooperatively. A lot of the biggest hits from Nintendo itself have cooperative gameplay modes on Switch that are particularly great for parents and kids to play together. From Super Mario Odyssey and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe to Yoshi’s Crafted World and Kirby and the Forgotten Land, there’s no shortage of charming Nintendo games that support co-op throughout the entire adventure. Third-party games such as Monster Hunter Rise, Minecraft Dungeons, and Diablo 3 have also earned spots on our list.