5 of the Best Co-Operative Games for Nintendo Switch

Ade M. Campbell
3 min readJan 7, 2020

The Switch’s awesome Joy-Con controllers can be turned sideways for shared co-operative adventure gameplay, or competitive play if you prefer, as and when. (However, they’re not the most comfortable for extended play-time, so it’s probably worth investing in an extra, joypad / controller, especially if there are siblings involved.) But, of course you need some great games that bring out the best of the Switch for these times.

It’s always a nice surprise when you realise a great single-player game has the co-op feature, making the adventure more social and allowing for some team-work. However, there are some games explicitly designed for hours of 2-player fun. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best titles now available…..

Luigi’s Mansion 3

This Ghostbusters- meets-Super Mario, is a highly adventurous game already featuring some shared co-op mini-games to enjoy. In terms of the main game, a fter a while, you get to unlock Goo-igi, a ghostly, goo-drenched form of Luigi but with all the same tools and ghost-busting apparatus. From then on, you can work together through Luigi’s (fallen) Mansion to rescue your friends, who’ve been frozen into paintings. It’s a game that requires players to assess their surroundings and think about what tool or mechanism will unlock the next area. It’s not always obvious, so having a second thinker on board suggesting ideas can really loosen things up.

Streets of Rage 4

The well-loved brawler is back, with colourful characters and scenarios to pummel your way through with up to four friends (and single-player is of course just as fun). The graphics and soundtrack are simply awesome here, along with the content which is a little mind-blowing. Altogether, you get 12…

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Ade M. Campbell

Writer, artist, permaculture explorer of new tech, generative AI, VR, web3, NFTs: Ade’s Press: adespress.blog