Playing video games by yourself can be fun but do you know what’s even better than that? That’s right, playing video games with your best buddy by your side. Here are the best games to play with friends if you’re looking for some awesome suggestions.
Best Games to Play With Friends
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is indeed the ultimate fighting game on Switch featuring almost 100 characters from Nintendo’s library of properties as well as some guest characters like Sonic, Banjo-Kazooie, and Joker from Persona 5.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a Switch port of the Wii U game but it comes packed with all of the additional DLC like Link and Isabelle. Racing against your friends and tossing red shells at them has never felt better.
Borderlands 3 is the perfect game to play with friends. You can work together to shoot down bad guys, collect some loot, and get your hands on some powerful and crazy guns while giggling to toilet humor.
Cuphead is a 2D platformer that’s inspired by retro cartoons from the past and has you facing brutally challenging bosses and overcoming platforming stages that will test your skills. Playing with a friend just makes the whole experience a little bit more fun and easier to handle.
Until Dawn focuses on a group of young adults who end up stranded atop a snowy mountain with no way out. By making choices for each character, you’ll either see all of them alive at the end of the game, some of them, or none of them. It’s one of the best games to play with friends while you’re all huddled on a couch and eating some popcorn.
Monster Hunter: World
Monster Hunter: World is the most accessible MH game to date and is especially easy to get into if you have a friend who is willing to show you the ropes and the way of the hunt. Once you do get invested in the game, it’s very hard to get out of it.
A Way Out
A Way Out is a title that actually can only be played with two people. By controlling two separate characters, you need to work together to escape the prison and go on a wild action movie-esque adventure.
Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical online multiplayer horror game in which one player gets to control a terrifying and powerful villain while the other players are strategizing to escape by turning on generators and outsmarting the monsters.
Overcooked 2 throws you and your friends into a hectic kitchen where you have to cooperate to serve your customers without dropping food on the floor or burning the burgers amongst a variety of foods.
Minecraft allows you to basically create whatever you want and this creative experience is even better when you have some friends with you in the world. You can build a home together, make up some fun games to play, or even go mining for rare materials underground.
Overwatch is a hero shooter from Blizzard that has such a cool cast of characters with backstories for each one. It’s really accessible, colorful, and especially fun to play with friends online.
Now that Destiny 2 is free to play for everyone, the base game at least, it’s very easy to jump in and thanks to the abundance of expansions, there’s no better time to get your raid on with some buddies.
Rocket League is a mix of soccer, basketball, and rocket cars and it’s honestly the best mix ever for a sports/action game. Rocket League has you scoring goals against the other team and you get to control a motorized car with turbo boosts –get ready for lots of explosive matches with friends.
Snipperclips is an adorable little puzzle game in which you must cut your friends in order to create shapes to get through stage after stage. Make sure you play with someone who you trust because if you’re not communicating, things can go wrong pretty quickly.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is a four-player beat-em-up on Switch that has a huge roster of familiar and obscure Marvel heroes. Fight Thanos and other villains to save the world from impending doom.
The Lego games are really fun to play with a younger gamer or a significant other as you explore various worlds from Marvel and Harry Potter to Jurassic World and The Incredibles.
The Jackbox Party Pack
By controlling your smartphones to your video game console, you and a large group of friends and partake in a variety of challenges and competitions and see who comes out on top. The Jackbox Party Pack is the premiere party game for those that might not be into video games.
Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 delivers on the gruesome and bombastic gameplay that the series is known for while also giving players a surprisingly entertaining story mode that brings back a ton of the classic characters.
Cadence of Hyrule
Cadence of Hyrule is an indie take on the Zelda formula but with a musical and rogue-like twist. Explore the lands of Hyrule like never before while bopping along to your favorite Zelda tunes with a friend.
Super Mario Party
Super Mario Party is Mario Party as you remember it. With dozens of enjoyable mini-games, several game boards to choose from, and a wacky cast of character, there is no better game to bring to a party with some close friends –just try not to punch anyone.
Yoshi’s Crafted World
Yoshi’s Crafted World is a gorgeous and adorable platformer for the Switch that has a unique cardboard aesthetic. By joining up with a friend, you can get some help finding all of the secret goodies and unlockables while wearing charming costumes.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game in which one player is attempting to disable a timed bomb but they have to take directions from other players that have access to an extensive manual. You can expect lots of yelling and stressful moments while that clock is ticking.
Stardew Valley can now be played with other people so if you want to contribute to a farm, grow some crops, and raise a virtual family with a friend or partner, Stardew Valley is the way to go.
Guacamelee 2 is a Metroidvania title that is such a great platformer that can be played with a friend. The combat is extremely fun and smooth and the powers are awesome. Guacamelee throws some difficult platforming challenges at the player but is really satisfying when you overcome them.
Friday the 13th: The Game
Friday the 13th: The Game is another asymmetrical multiplayer horror game like Dead by Daylight, except one player is playing as Jason Voorhees himself while the other players are controlling the camp counselors. The main goal is to find a way to escape the campgrounds before Jason murders you all –good luck!
And that is our list on the best games to play with friends. For more lists like this, make sure to check out our best couch co-op games on Switch and another on the best horror games to play with friends.