Best Multiplayer Nintendo Switch Games: Couch Co-Op And Online Multiplayer

From Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Splatoon 2, here are our picks for the best multiplayer Switch games with local co-op or online play.


Nintendo has long encouraged getting the whole family involved with gaming, and that's no different with the Nintendo Switch. Whether you're playing in docked mode on TV, on the go in tabletop mode, or even in handheld mode with other Switch owners, there are plenty of wonderful competitive and co-op multiplayer games to play on Nintendo Switch. And since many Switch games support single Joy-Con play, you don't normally need to buy an extra controller to start playing local multiplayer right out of the box. We've rounded up the best Nintendo Switch multiplayer games. Our list of 20 titles includes both competitive and co-op Switch games, many of which are suitable for gamers of all ages. Keep in mind that you need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play online multiplayer.

For more Switch game suggestions, check out our roundups of the best Nintendo Switch games and best Nintendo Switch games for kids.

The best multiplayer Switch games

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