The Nintendo Switch has been out for over 2 years now and it is probably Nintendo's best and most creative console yet. Nintendo always emphasizes on multiplayer with their home consoles. The Switch became a combination of their handheld and home console after seeing disappointing numbers with their Wii and Wii U consoles.
Still, the Wii and Wii U introduced and sold some of the best multiplayer games from Nintendo. The social part of many of these games is what really made them fun. If you subscribe to Nintendo Online, you can get access to multiplayer with some classic Nintendo games from the 80s and 90s such as Super Mario Bros., Metroid, Kid Icarus and much more.
Here are some of the best games for the Nintendo Switch you can play socially.
6. Monopoly for Nintendo Switch
Released: 31 October 2017
Monopoly, the board game that goes on forever and makes you lose friends sometimes. The Switch version of the game is very cleanly designed and allows you to choose different boards and themes in the game.
It follows six classic Monopoly rules which you can choose. If the game goes on forever, you can choose to save the game and finish it a later date too. Everything is efficiently managed and Monopoly for the Switch is a neat digital version of the classic board game.
Released: 16 June 2017
The gameplay of Arms is really simple. You choose a character, you select your set of Arms to punch with and defeat the opponent. Arms is one of Nintendo's best selling games and is insanely fun to play socially.
You can have up to 8 players in match-ups and you can choose whether you want to use the motion control Joycons or regular controls. There are also tons of challenges and extra game modes in the game which you can team up with a pal to clear those rounds.
4. Super Mario Party
Released: 5 October 2018
Mario Party is one of the old school multiplayer games, starting first on the Nintendo 64. In Super Mario Party, players get the option of playing a variety of game modes. The most common feature in all game modes is the Mini-games feature and it's also probably the most fun.
Mario Party with its childish themes is one of the most fun and interactive multiplayer/social games on the Switch. You could spend hours with your friends playing this and it has a lot of replayability too.
3. Mario Tennis Aces
Released: 5 October 2018
Mario Tennis is another series that has been around for a long time. You can choose between 12 playable characters and use your motion controlled or regular controlled Joycons to play Tennis.
Mario Tennis isn't just regular tennis though. Each character has their own special abilities and the style of play is a lot more intense than regular tennis. It is a really fun game to play socially and you can play with up to 4 players.
2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Price: $59.99 / $84.98 (with all DLCs)
Released: 7 December 2018
I would vote for Super Smash Bros to be the best game for Nintendo Switch, probably the best game ever. Super Smash Bros has 74 characters and is a crossover between many universes. It features characters from Mario, Sonic, Pokemon, Star Fox, Metal Gear Solid and much more.
Super Smash Bros is a fighting game with abilities. It allows up to 8 players to play and has a huge variety of maps. Players can also set the rules for match-ups. It is one of the best multiplayer games to come out.
1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Released: 28 April 2017
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a port from the Wii U version of the same game. It is perhaps one of the simplest games with a low learning curve. There are over 48 tracks to choose from and over 40 characters you can race with.
Every race has items and obstacles which players must avoid or use to their advantage. The game also features a Battle Mode in smaller maps where they can play multiple modes against another player.
Mario Kart 8 is the best selling game on the Switch. It's graphics, simplicity of gameplay and overall funness of the game makes it one of the best multiplayer games you could play on the Nintendo Switch.