While there's a huge variety of gaming experiences available on Switch, there's a good chance that couch co-op games were a big part of the reason you bought Nintendo's hybrid console. After all, the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to its Joy-Con controllers, which double up as two separate pads when you've got a friend nearby, even when you're out and about.
But what are the best couch co-op games on Nintendo Switch? That's what we're here to find out in this selection of cooperative local multiplayer titles. We're going with the definition that co-op games allow players to work together as teammates, as opposed to competing against each other. We're also only including games with local multiplayer on a single device, which rules out games like Splatoon 3, for example.
If you're not concerned specifically with the local co-op experience, be sure to check out our selection of the best Nintendo Switch games, an ever-evolving list of the top 50 Switch games as ranked by Nintendo Life users. However, assuming you're looking to collaborate with a mate, we proudly present — in no particular order — the best cooperative experiences on Switch...
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (Switch)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order isn’t a groundbreaking, narrative-heavy reinterpretation of the comic characters you know and love, but then again neither were the first two games. In that regard, it’s a very faithful sequel that mines the vast roster of characters from the comics while including plenty of nods to the current state of the more modern Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it doesn’t do anything particularly new or outstanding, it embraces the brainless fun of its brawler combat with gusto, and it’s at its absolute best when played with a team of player-controlled supers.
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch)
You might not be aware that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has an excellent co-op mode, with you and a friend tackling a variety of mission maps as your favourite characters. You'll have to have completed World 1.5 in solo mode before it becomes accessible via the Buddydome to the right of Peach's Castle. We'd love to see this expanded on in a potential sequel, and we're keeping our fingers crossed for an announcement this year.
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ (Switch)
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ offers four player local co-op in this Zelda-like endless dungeon crawler roguelike. Bit of a mouthful, eh? Sadly, you won't play as four Isaacs. Only player one is Isaac, with the other players playing as babies instead. These deal half of the damage of Isaac and can fly, but only have a single heart container – which they take off Isaac when they join.
Rocket League (Switch eShop)
Rocket League is a fine online multiplayer game of driving really fast, pulling off insane tricks, and scoring ridiculous goals with an oversized ball in a car. Make no mistake, despite the odd concept, this is arguably the finest football game available on Switch right now. Local co-op is supported for up to four players, and you can battle against the CPU in 2v2, 3v3, or 4v4 matches. That's plenty to sink your teeth into.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)
A beautiful little game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a winner whether you're after puzzling or jump button-less platforming, and the two-player co-op Nintendo added post-launch makes this offering even tastier with Toadette able to join the Captain through the entire game. There's even a nice little nugget of DLC for once you've polished off the main story. With beautiful visuals and an upbeat soundtrack, it's is a real gem; a wonderful and gorgeous 3D platform puzzler fit for all ages, and one which you should definitely experience if you're yet to.
Enter the Gungeon (Switch eShop)
Enter the Gungeon is as mad as its name suggests. This is an absolutely bonkers bullet-infested roguelike in which you shoot, loot, roll, and flip a bunch of tables on your journey through hordes of enemies to earn the legendary gun that can... er, kill the past. Whatever that means. Who really cares about story – this is an action-packed shooter that makes the action of The Matrix look like a Yoga session for the elderly.
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)
Minecraft was at one point the biggest game on the planet before Fortnite arrived to steal all of the limelight. Even so, its influence is far-reaching and explains the sheer number of copycat survival games and blocky builders. The original and best is available on Switch though, of course, and provides you with countless hours of co-op fun as you pretty much do anything you want from building stuff to crafting weapons and beating up enemies.
Death Squared (Switch eShop)
Death Squared was built with co-op in mind, and boy does it do a good job of it. You have to work your way through a bunch of increasingly-challenging puzzling levels, helping two cuboid robots to stand on their same-coloured circle without destroying each other. It sounds easy, but navigating the various pitfalls and challenging sequences can be very challenging. Packed with character and brilliant narration, Death Squared is a little cube-shaped eShop gem.
SMG and DevM Games' more recent co-op game Moving Out is also worth a look if you're in the market for a breezy, chaotic removal firm sim that has you clearing houses as quickly as possible to an excellent '80s soundtrack.
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch)
Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is an absolutely excellent 2D platformer that you really should check out regardless of the multiplayer options. As it happens though, it has full couch co-op support, allowing you to play through the entire experience with a friend. And what an experience it is. You'll run, jump, and punch your way through a variety of imaginative levels that draw on influences from Mario to Sonic, and even Guitar Hero.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Switch eShop)
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime turns the silliness right up to 11, and provides near perfect co-op action fun for you and your friends. It's got support for four players, and each of you have to work together to keep a pink Death Star running as it battles nasties in space. You'll run between various different control rooms, manning turrets, lasers, shields, and thrusters to both keep your ship functioning and to rack up a high score. Death is inevitable, but you can delay it for as long as possible – provided you work together.
Snipperclips or Kirby Star Allies's Multiplayer... I can't decide! they both have great 4 player multiplayer!
Hmmm Death Squared would've been my number one.
Snipperclips would certainly be high up in my list as well, maybe even in the top three. But it is too limited and not that much fun with 4 players, so it gets a bit stale after a while.
Great list! Glad local coop has made a resurgence last couple years.
Hhhhhmmm ... something seems fishy about the order of these.
Did I miss Mario Odyssey on the list? My wife loved being the hat, we played through the entire game together.
Edit...I see it on the list.
@fluggy assuming you base this on the quality of the titles as a whole. The list is based on the quality of the co-op experience in the games and how much it offers.
So in that case I’d say, this list is pretty accurate.
Watching my son learn Enter the Gungeon now. Multiplayer here we come!
But do any of these games compare to the king of Couch Co-Op, KNACK 2?
Super Bomberman R has local 8-player with one console. It's notable for being the only switch game so far to do so.
Also no Jackbox Party Pack?
I’m surprised games like Captain Toad (with very limited co-op) are mentioned but ARMS (with full couch co-op for the “story mode” AND for online, pitting the two players against random other pairs) isn’t even on this list. Feels like that game hasn’t faded into the limelight, shame because I really want it to become a full franchise, first fighting game I enjoyed (other than Smash)...
Didn't see ARMS, or some fighting games.
Eh, SnipperClips was only good at launch, even with the "Plus" content. Ever since more and more games came out, SnipperClips became a dust collector, up to the point that I deleted the game altogether.
Now, I would honestly say that SnipperClips is fun on its own and great for the kiddies, but when it slips into a library that comprises of Super Bomberman R, Kirby Star Allies, Puyo Puyo Tetris, and the like, it honestly pales in comparison for me.
At least it's still better than Flip Wars...
Maybe Nine Parchments got extra points for being the newer game, but Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time is the much much better game and probably has more replay value too.
My all time favorite is not on the list. Runbow deserves at least an honorable mention.
What about Deathroad to Canada?
Nice list. I hope there are more games with "helper" co-op like Mario Galaxy on the Wii. Those types would be good to play with my younger kids.
Gotta point out a little mistake in the article here.
Mario + Rabbids should get a higher rank and co-op isn't limited to merely a few challenges. Co-op mode contains five campaigns and some of the campaigns span 4-5 levels each. After purchasing the DLC, you get even more campaign/levels.
Eventhough you have to playthrough the single player to unlock co-op campaigns, the co-op mode is quite substantial. Substantial enough to knock it into the top 10 imo.
I'm guessing another 'unspoken' rule is that these have to be new games rather than 'virtual console' style games. Otherwise some of the shmups or something like Sengoku 3 would surely deserve to be top 30.
Nothing beats Mario Kart coop
Thanks for putting the list together!
Runbow - is missing, best 8 player co-op ever.
Mario kart 8 - Renegade round up is soon much fun!
ARMS - wonderful co-op!
9 Parchments & Overcooked are my most played in coop.
Kirby is fun, but way too short and not challenging at all, unlike triple deluxe and planned robobot
Snipperclips is great, but really hard, leads to lots of fighting while playing
Lovers is just ok
Rocket league online matchmaking is absolutely horrible and offline play is too easy
My girl and I enjoyed Donkey kong country tropical freeze co-op so much we finished it the weekend it came out. We also enjoy Resident evil revelations raid mode a lot, but the only way to play that together is with 2 switches and 2 copys of the game (wireless play). Hopefully we can have some more great co-op fun with Monster hunter generations ultimate next month, after Overcooked 2 of course 😁.
“Kirby Star Allies is laughably easy”
Okay sure, but what about Soul Melter? Not the toughest thing out there, but my girlfriend and I definitely had to strategize and try quite a few times before we could crack it. Mighty good fun!
ARMS isn’t on this list, making it obsolete, wrong, and bad.
Okay, it’s not that bad of a list, but ARMS definitely deserves to be very high on it.
Is Enter the Gungeon ok as a single player? Just bought it and was meaning to play alone. I have no gaming friends
@Captain_Gonru The entire Adventure Mode can be play cooperatively for up to 8 players.
@ShadJV Agreed. I’m not sure why Captain Toad and Mario Odyssey are even on the list. That is not a good co-op experience. ARMS really impressed me with their co-op mode.
Wizards of Legend? I can not believe it didn't make it on the list.
@TuxDC I would like to see a resurgence of Mario Kart Double Dash on GameCube. I stuck my little brother on the back of the Kart throwing items while I could drive. I would love to play that with my young kids now.
@sandman89 Absolutely! It's a great single player experience. I actually don't like the co-op that much as the second player is limited, (they have to be a specific character) and playing co-op introduced some odd game mechanics that I didn't take to.
Man I wish the Switch had released during the years I was in college! So many great co-op games that I could have forced my roommates to play with me! Now we're all adults and live quite literally all over the world. So couch co-op is something I rarely if ever have the opportunity for these days...
Thanks NF for putting together these lists. Number one and two are like a tie for me. Maybe Overcook can take the crown since is up to 4 players. I can’t see why Fifa and NBA and World Tennis are not in the list, if you are considering Mario Kart. Or these are the top 30 or so?
@Mamabear definitely, because I didn’t even expect it yet ended up putting dozens of hours into co-op. My friend and I learned how to best work together, it was interactive. I had fun playing Odyssey with a friend but because it was a great game, that had nothing to do with the co-op which amounted to shouting to the second player, “Why are you over there? Come over here, I need the extra jump. NO DON’T MAKE ME JUMP THERE! I need to possess that thing.” And so on. Player two hardly did anything and mostly just had to be bossed around by player one... or tell player one what to do. It would be about as interactive if it literally just was single player with the second player just there for moral support.
As someone who places a very high value on local co-op, this is a great article. You could really sub any LEGO game for Marvel Heroes 2, as they all offer drop-in, drop-out co-op. I’d add Portal Knights to the list (unless I missed it) too. Also a few sports games could be included. WWE wrestling is fun with a friend, as is Stikbold and NBA2K
Would love to see this type of article for best games featuring local wireless play too.
The writer didn't even mention that Mario+Rabbids have a PvP mode, mentioning only the small co-op is not fair, He even said if the mode had other option (PvP) the game should rank better
@DTfeartheBEARD You can play raid mode split-screen on one Switch.
@ButterSpill Only Revelations 2 has split screen raid mode, I was referring to Revelations 1.
Crawl, Lovers in a dangerous space time (prob my #1) and overcooked def top 5 but can't believe Wizard Legend didn't make this list. That game is quickly rising to be my one of my fave local couch co-op games. So damn good.
Snipperclips is a good call. Beyond that, in terms of family play, Kirby, Minecraft, Mario Odyssey, Sonic Mania, Skylanders Imaginators, and the Lego games rank much higher in my personal co-op list. And we haven't tried Pode yet, but it seems promising.
@TidusUK This list is focused on couch co-op, not PvP. Lots of other games would likely be included with PvP. And you misrepresented his point about M+R. "There is an option for two player local co-op, but it's sadly limited to a select few challenges in which each player controls two characters. This would definitely rank higher if the option was more involved." He didn't say it would rank higher if there were other modes. He said it would rank higher in terms of couch co-op if there was more content available in that mode.
I agree with your list 100%. Been spending much time on some Sonic Mania Plus lately
Come on, Captain Toad and Mario Odyssey, where co-op is a janky afterthought, but no Steredenn or Pode, the latter of which was specifically designed for co-op?
Some other co-op games I’ve enjoyed that weren’t listed are:
20XX - Actually pretty great as you're using different combat styles, so you compliment one another.
Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron - Great 4 player shooter and each player has unique flaws.
Death Right Road to Canada - Brilliant for 2 people.
Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition - Superb. Like Contra but you can explore the huge levels independently.
N++: Ultimate Edition - The very definition of taking one for the team.
Neurovoider - 4 player RNG twin stick shooter. If you're really into co-op this ranks higher than Gungeon IMHO.
Ninja Shodown - Basically 4 player Super Crate Box with added wall climbing.
Portal Knights - Great co-op Minecraft-style experience.
Steredenn: Binary Stars - Crazy shootemup action but maybe a shame you share the same pool of lives.
Streets of Red: Devil’s Dare Deluxe - 4 player scrolling beat em up?? Yes please!
Tallowmere - Platforming hack n' slash with random levels. Ugly but super fun.
@Mamabear I had forgotten about the player 2 riders throwing items in DoubleDash. That would be great. That "unbalanced" co-op mechanic you don't see much but makes playing with different skill level or age still a lot of fun. Fingers crossed for DoubleDash GameCube game eventually releasing on Switch. I am hoping all their old systems are somehow coming to Switch Online service eventually.
sigh I wish I had friends...
No Adventure Pals??? Come on!
True, but doesn't pvp refer only to the versus mode. It's an awesome addition but the article seems to focus more on the couch co-op aspect of the ranked games.
Cave Story has co-op!?!?!?
Hmm none of these games really interest me, how about Zelda Four Swords, or a bit of Double Dragon... Bubble Bobble... Pang... Gauntlet (actually Hammerwatch looks good)... SmashTV. Where are the co-op coin-ops. Oops showing my age!
@Spiders I never knew that either! hahaha
@Turbo857 Yes, you're right. Mario+Rabbids co-op is fairly substantial and it's a lot of fun to strategize with a friend in that game. It should be much higher in the list. Vs. Mode is great too.
I couldn't get into Snipperclips. I would put Overcooked at #1 for sure (until MH generations u comes out. Nothing beats local MH co-op!)
A bunch of the ACA Neo Geo games! Metal Slug and Shock Troopers are a blast co-op. Ikaruga, Sky Force Reloaded, and other 2 player shooters have the co-op "coin-op" feel.
Enter The Gungeon is a damn fine replacement for Smash TV. There's some indie beat-em'-ups too, but I haven't tried any yet.
Not sure why MK8D is so low down. It's easy top 5, if not 1.
What's with this "couch co-op" nonsense too? It's "co-op" - the original and best form of co-op. Other forms like "online co-op" deserve the ignominy of a prefix.
What about Worms W.M.D? 👌 Easily one of my favorites.
@kirbygirl Please try Pode! I would have loved to see it on this list! (disclaimer: I work at Henchman & Goon)
Played Go Vacation with my Nephew this past weekend. That was a blast! I can tell that it's going to be another overlooked underrated gem jus like it was on Wii...shame
Great list but surely the co-op in donkey kong tropical freeze is better than that in captain toad or Mario odyssey?
Why has this been re-published? Thought I had seen it before, looking at the comments it was the 26th July
@Bunkerneath Because, as stated in the article, they changed the list to include Overcooked2. Also because they make some money by pushing their affiliate links.
Mario odyssey, captain toad and rabbids are FANTASTIC games. Not great for multiplayer, unless player 2 likes doing really basic parts of the game.
Lovers in a spacetime, Rayman ect. Great multiplayer games. Overcooked and snipper clips are friendship testing games. Be warned. Fun. You might kill your bestie
Go Vacation needs to be in this list! It's great, even in splitscreen
I like how the bottom of the list, e.g. the first page you see, is just 5 of the Switch's biggest Mario titles.
Kirby games don't play like Smash Brothers. Smash Brothers plays like Kirby games LOL. KSS existed before the smash series and is a big influence on the smash series. Also considering it was Sakurai and Hal Labs that were tasked to work on it. Of course they worked off the foundation of their existing project/Kirby.
"There's a massive single player story to work through, which supports two player co-op, there isn't a story mode is there? I don't remember it being particularly long, isn't it 3 worlds ( Maybe 4?) Please correct if wrong because really enjoyed this game and feel like i may have missed some content haha
No Arms on the list? Does that mean it is now an RPG game, without multiplayer?
Did ARMS just touch you guys in a bad place or something? Goofy to have some of those games with limited co-op aspects, and not put it in either of your best mp/couch co-op lists.
You should’ve updated the list to include ARMS, gosh darn
Wow NintendoLife, that is pretty cocky of you guys to consider Overcooked 2 the king of Couch Co-Op, when in reality, we all know deep in our hearts it is KNACK 2 BABBBBYYYYYYYYYY
I really wish splatoon 2 had 1 on 1 turf war local.
I feel like some of these are confusing "multiplayer" with "co-op"... and games like Mario Odyssey have no business being on any "Best Multiplayer/Co-op" list...
Where is Putty Pals?
MarioKart 8 @ 26?!?!?
Sorry but not agreeing to your list at all.
No Donkey Kong???
No Tetris Puyo Puyo!? Remove Minecraft and replace with TPP. After the latest update, Minecraft in 2 player splitcreen runs the way 4 player splitcreen ran on the Switch which is not very good. Actually it's a hot mess. Very low framerate. As if they are skipping multiple frames a second just to get it to work in splitscreen.
Also Mario Odyssey is not a co-op game. Period! Anyone who is interested in an amazing 4 player co-op game, check out that Lovers in Space game (can't remember the name but it's on the list). So much fun.
@judicious_echoes I agree. Odyssey is NOT a co-op game. Put Luigi in Nintendo and then it's a co-op game. This second person pointing at the screen nonsense is NOT fun. At all.
I'm hoping I'll find someone to play Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time with me at some point because I bought it, played it in single player and thought it was absolutely awful, but maybe it's more tolerable/less painstaking with another person.
I kind of wish there was a way to sort the list to show games that support single Joy Con multiplayer (eg: I know Minecraft has couch multiplayer, but everyone needs either another set of Joy Cons or a Pro Controller). I want to see the multiplayer games I could play without having to buy extra equipment.
Human Fall Flat & Adventure Pals are both really good fun couch Co-Op games too!
Some people clearly don't understand the difference between Co-Op and PvP.
I know 1 2 Switch gets a bad rap, but I'm surprised it's not in the top 20 above some these games that are mainly single player with tacked on 2 player modes. I mean it's not an amazing game, but I've had some fun times with it, especially with my kids.
Nothing beats Mario Kart when it comes to a coop experience. it has tons more content and replayability than the likes of Mario Party and the other random indies on this list.
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Awww... did Nine Parchments get bumped off the list? While it may not be as solid of a game, like Sonic Mania for example, I feel like it has far better multiplayer functionality than a lot of the options on this list. Far better than being able to move a hat around AT LEAST
TowerFall is in the top 3, right where it belongs.
Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle! All seven games are 2-4 player co-op (player count depends on the game).
I have most of these.
9 Parchments has gotten more playing time than them all!
Every single week we play another Coop Game here or we play the one from last week till its finished, but we played not a single one of this list (intended) , cause after some minutes they were boring.
Our favs are all NeoGeo Games, Ikaruga, Capcom BeatemUp Bundle, Sky Force Reloaded, Kitten Squad, Astro Bears and Wild Guns Reloaded.
No NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 love?
Playing the Season mode with Local Coop is marvellous.
@invictus4000 aren’t all those minigames versus though? This is a co-op list.
Still no ARMS... smh
Some of my personal favourites that weren't included:
Just Shapes and Beats
Nine Parchments (a real favourite and has seen some major improvements after launch)
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Madorica Real Estate (not really co-op, but solving puzzles together is great)
Wizard of Legend
Human Fall Flat
@Jtoomer Party Golf has local 8 player and it's one of the best games ever. I wish it ran more smoothly, but it's so fun I play it in single player and multiplayer very often.
@Haywired it is amazing with multiple pleayers. Such an awesome game!
Towerfall and Ultimate Chicken Horse. Any reason UCH hasn’t gotten a review yet?
The fact this list contains no LEGO games is 🤔 Feel like those are some of the most fun co-op games on Switch.
I still don't get how anything beats Mario Kart...at least until Smash Bros. comes out.
@invictus4000 I never played 1 2 switch but don't remember seeing any co op game in there
Inversus - an excellent game, has co-op, cheap and often on sale.
Super Chariot, Death Road to Canada, and Human Fall Flat are amazing fun in co-op as well, if couch co-op is what you're looking for.
Awwww shucks!! I thought, for sure, that Pode would make it on this list! https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Pode-1389790.html
@Trajan local turfwar, like splatoon 1 has? Yes if that is missing, that is a mistake. I wish I had two switches so I could have this problem too.
Weird that nobody discusses Fire Emblem Warriors being on this list in stead of Hyrule Warriors. HW lets coop players switch between a pool of up to four characters, which is more interesting than what the clone-like FEW has.
@okeribok No, split screen. 1 switch, 1 game, 2 players.
@Trajan On the wii U there was the privacy of the second screen. I'm not sure 1:1 split screen turf war would be fun; you could see where your opponent was. Perhaps with some modified rules so that that would not matter. But then again: Splatoon 2 was declared "complete" a little while ago...
@okeribok it would be like Goldeneye or any console shooter before 2002. Screen peaking wasnt much of an issue. Just made sure you weren't wondering around aimlessly.
Mario + Rabbids massively underrated here from my point of view.
I'd argue that "Pokemon Let's Go" is barely co-op, The second player can control attacks, and throw pokeballs, but that's it.
They can't interact with anything, Nor can they even have their own items or pokemon, they just tag along and share your stuff.
Sure, it's great for getting Younger gamers into pokemon, but it's FAR more limited in terms of co-op content than anything else on this list.
(I'm not saying it's bad, just not one of the best games for co-op)
Also, No Victor Vran, Mario Bros Deluxe, runbow, or smash?
(Yes, smash has modes where you work together.)
Also, I'd argue that Overcooked 2 (and even the first one) are far more fun than sniper clips,
But that's just me
Edit: oh, I see it's based on review scores...
Well I still think smash would fit!
So, where's ARMS?
@Megal0maniac There's a co-op mode in ARMS?
@kirbygirl I was thinking more competitively, although that's not what this list is about. But yeah, you can do Hedlock matches in co-op
@Megal0maniac Cool, I did not realize that. I always just think of competitive modes with ARMS, but then again, I haven't played it too much. Thanks for the info.
What about Yoshi's Crafted World? Was considering getting it for co-op.
@StephenYap3 Puyo Puyo is co-op ?, I must have missed it.
@Aozz101x Get Star Allies.
Co-op - to work together and achieve one goal.
@Aozz101x I'd go for Kirby Star Allies
WAIT THIS IS THE THIRD TIME IS BEEN POSTED!!
Really? this is from 26th Jul 2018 and 25th October 2018
@Bunkerneath They updated it. This here page is the reason I joined NL, so it's smart to keep it up to date.
@Jtoomer yeah they missed wargroove too, which you can play multiplayer on levels you create as well so it could be like a team project to make or play the games.
@Daniel36 They could put at the top of the article (as they seem to do on others) UPDATE: and tell us what they have changed, to me it just looks exactly the same as the previous ones
@Bunkerneath Yeah, they should've. Like you say, they do it on other updates. Maybe an oversight.
Another update, still doesn't have ARMS listed smh.
Huge 💖💖💖 for including Death Squared!
It's quite obscure, but one of my childhood absolute favs is available on Switch through the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. Guerrilla War the console (NES) version. It even has unlimited continues. Kindof a must for that game (had to bust out the game genie back in the day). But it is a riot. What other game can you play as Che Guevara and Fidel Castro?
List does not include Go Vacation. Ding
@tanasten @Supadav03 @Francema I can't believe that not only was my favorite co-op game not in the article, it was only once in the comments.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is AMAZING! I convinced several friends and co-workers to try it and they all love it too. I throw parties and have random people that have never played it join us and they all have a blast. It's great co-op when you play a regular season together I do it with my son and my wife!
Co-op mode in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons seems like it'd be missing the point of that game completely.
@Roto13 being able to play it co-op with my 5 year old who loves it was a joy. And it warns you every time you start a co op game that it was designed for 1 person.
Added Killer Queen Black and The Stretchers
Kingdom - 2 Crowns is an absolute blast 2 player couch co-op. We’ve played it for probably over 70 hours and finished both campaigns (and yes, suffered ALL the small glitches)!
My kids had a lot of fun with Snipperclips.
Fact! Mario Party is a must own for every Switch owner.
Snipper Clip! Recommend first play "Learn the basics" scrimmage between you and whoever you play Switch Games with the most.
My daughter (6) and I knew on the 2nd "basics" step that we loved the game.
Knights and Bikes subs in for Yoshi
@sandman89 yeah gungeon is good single player. It's hard though, at least for me cuz I clearly suck at twin stick shooters, but I enjoy it even though I'm terrible at it. I have never played it in coop
@BBot704 and @Quirk I love Snipperclipers too to play with my kids. we also palyed a lot of Tower of Babel and Vitamnin Connection recently i recommend for people with kids!
Look at my description for my switch friend code
Capcom, beat m up bundle, is really not a good game..
The fact that Worms W.M.D isn't here,can only mean that you forgot it existed
Other than maybe Portal 2, Full Metal Furies is the best co-op game I've ever played. It should be on the list.
mario kart coop is a classic for life
@Big_Fudge Yep, I came here to suggest Full Metal Furies too. Fantastic game.
The best coop game right now has to be HUNTDOWN!
does anyone play minecraft??
I actually liked the warriors games to play with somebody else, not my best pick but still worth mentioning
Streets of Rage 4 is great couch co-op. Easy to pick up and play.
This post is very late... but what about Towerfall? Was it on the list?
That game is an absolute blast
@Rohanrocks88 what are some great indie co-ops that you'd suggest?
Fortnite should be top ten right
Spell break is one right
My brother and I are trying to figure out our next coop game. Maybe one of these should be the next one possibly. Also, I personally believe Death Road to Canada should be on this list. It is incredibly satisfying surviving with a friend or family member, while using a character that looks like yourself.
Where is What the Golf? The party mode in that game is the stuff of LEGENDS. Also, Smash Bros?
Box Boy & Box Girl was a blast to play my GF!
Also, shout out to Pico Park.
There's a glitch! I don't see Spelunky!
PLEASE NINTENDOLIFE, UPDATE IT:
Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+
" offers four player local co-op in this Zelda-like endless dungeon crawler roguelike. Bit of a mouthful, eh? Sadly, you won't play as four Isaacs. Only player one is Isaac, with the other players playing as babies instead. These deal half of the damage of Isaac and can fly, but only have a single heart container – which they take off Isaac when they join."
You can play using 4 Isaac (or other characters), no baby ghosts anymore. After DLC Repentance its a true 4 player coop.
The best coop ever!
What a strange list.
Where are New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Super Mario 3D World at?
Some pretty good titles on here. I would never recommend a turn-based strategy game for co-op, though. That inevitably devolves into one player telling everybody the best thing to do on their turn.
I also really liked Juiced! , the co-op mode is a lot of fun for a platformer
I just picked Obakeidoro after the trail period and gotta say, it's really fun. Offline for 4 players sounds like a blast, too.
Them's fightin' herds is also good in multi, but then again, all 2d fighters are.
The Mana Collection also had good co-op for both Secret and Trials, just the first one that lacks it.
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