Top 10 Switch Co-op Games of All Time
Originally from the Wii U, Nintendo spices up the Captain Toad experience with the new Toad's treasure hunt. It’s an upgraded standalone title that builds upon the isometric minigames found in Super Mario 3D World. Call a friend and go on a co-op treasure hunt. Use the Switch’s Joy-Con to stop enemies, move objects and throw turnips. Be Toad, or Toadette.
With the Switch’s advanced capabilities, Treasure Tracker looks even better with improved visuals and brand new features that fans of Super Mario Odyssey will enjoy. Explore four new courses, unlock stages, and gear up for a multitude of enjoyable content. It has a PlayScore of 8.30
The other consoles are getting the Monster Hunter World experience, luckily for the Switch, we’re getting the Western Localization of one of their best selling MH title’s too. Hunting Season returns to the Nintendo users in this massive action RPG experience from CAPCOM.
Choose from over 14 different weapon types and slay ferocious beasts, big or small. Gather up to three of your friends in its satisfying co-op multiplayer mode. Team up and use your massive weaponry to exterminate these poor creatures. It has a PlayScore of 8.32
Ubisoft's other established franchise is also making waves in the Switch's co-op community. One of the highest rated platformers of this generation, experience Rayman's psychedelic adventures as he travels from world to world to the tune of their catchy soundtrack. This definitive edition offers pretty much the same package as other consoles. But with the addition of local multiplayer on the Switch, it adds a new layer of enjoyment for owners of the hybrid console. Take turns duking it out with enemies in the rhythm-based maps and enojy the sights of their frenzied stages.
Perhaps the most acclaimed Rayman game to date, this enhanced manages to preserve the magic of the original and it has a PlayScore of 8.33
7. Sonic Mania
SEGA brings you into a new yet familiar adventure to our favorite blue hedgehog. This latest Sonic game brings back the trademark pixels of his old 2D form. There will be a handful of new features and surprise that aim to rekindle the nostalgia of the classic.
Gotta go fast as Sonic brings new life to their renowned stages, running their HD graphics in today's standard 60 frames. Relive the ring-collecting excitement with new bosses and brand new secrets to discover. Engage in a fun co-op experience as you race to the speed of light with a friend. It has a PlayScore of 8.36
6. Cave Story +
Nicalis’ adorable metroidvania experience returns with upgraded graphics, remastered music, new modes and levels, and, of course, a co-op mode to share with a friend. This adventure has won over hearts for its pixel perfect environments, gameplay, and one of a kind story.
Play as its young protagonist and venture to the colorful land of mimigas. Put a stop to the madness of a villainous scientist as you journey through each of its stunning islands. Its Nintendo Switch port made the game even better. It has a PlayScore of 8.41
A fusion of industry greats, Ubisoft teams up with Nintendo to bring one of the biggest positive upsets in videogame history. Bringing their rabid rabbits into the Mushroom Kingdom and pitting them against the Mario's superstar gang. Wielding an unusual array of friendly looking weapons, take part in strategy shooting action ala the alien vs human battles of the XCOM series.
In line with the Switch's couch party vision, the game lets you share the fun with their local co-op mode. Two heads are better than one, so pass on that other joycon, and plan out your courses of action against the AI team. A family friendly action game, it has a PlayScore of 8.42
From one of the most beloved developers in the indie circles. Yacht Club Games' platforming series has its roots on kickstarter, showing off the meticulous detail of their 8bit world through the eyes of their shovel wielding knight. Now, contained in this Treasure Trove edition is the complete knightly experience, from Shovel Knight to the the dark Specter of Torment. One of the most interesting 2D platformers in the market, play alongside a palette-switched friend and run through the Shovel Knight storyline on steroids.
Impressing players through its quirky premise, responsive platforming, and convincing pixel aesthetics, it has a PlayScore of 8.59
The Donkey Kong series might have had a reputation for a being a little unforgiving, this port to the Switch has a few new features that make it a more fun and casual for first-time players. Travel to DKs icy island, and work together with Dixie, Cranky, and Diddy to restore the heat to their tropical banana paradise. Starting the casual platforming experience, this port has a Funky game mode that lets you play the surfing simian, Funky, who's armed with extra hearts and a host of unique abilities.
A fun title from the Wii days, Tropical Freeze is even better on the switch. Break down barrels, scour for collectibles, and delight in the updated co-op experience. It has a PlayScore of 8.69
The release of Sonic Mania was already a fount of good news for fans of SEGA's blue hedgehog. It boasted a refurbished version of the Sonic's classic 2D stages with unique bosses and all new surprises. In this Plus edition, it offers all that and so much more. Introducing characters like Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying squirrel into the ring-collecting biz, their cool abilities will add so much more to the platforming excitement.
With dive mode, the all new Encore mode, and 4 player competitive racing, Plus packs spirited fun for the whole family. Of course, the true kicker, at least for this list, is the co-op mode where you get to kick around with Sonic's old pal. Deemed the highest rated Sonic game in the last 25 years, it has a PlayScore of 8.73
Here are the runners-up before we reveal the number one
Team up with friends and survive trhough your frenzied, bullet-hell, dungeon crawling escapades. It has a PlayScore of 8.29
Go in splitscreen mode and traverse the voxel worlds of Switch's minecraft edition. It has a PlayScore of 8.28
Playing as the adorable paper mache characters, Snip and Clip, help each other solve the game's colorful array of puzzles. It has a PlayScore of 8.22
It'll take you a while to find it, but it'll be worth sharing the Hyrule battles with a friend. It has a PlayScore of 8.16
Making it by the skin of their tooth is this popular couch party game about chefs struggling to get those orders. The chaos of the kitchen awaits with a PlayScore of 8.12
1. And the best co-op game on the Switch is Super Mario Odyssey
One of Nintendo's most enduring icons, this installment of Mario's various misadventures sees him venturing out of the borders of his beloved and into open world exploration. Filling prehistoric ages and New York fictionalizations with the magic that the company is known for, Mario struts about in a puzzle-solving adventure of epic proportion. Journeying alongside him is his trusty red cap who gains sentience and lets him take on the powers of whatever wears it. This opens up 2 player co-op with multiple opportunities f or clutch, creative team activities.
An open world sandbox delight for two, it has a PlayScore of 9.47