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The Best Switch Games For Couples

Updated October 23, 2020 739 votes 153 voters 11.7k views29 items

Looking for a few good Nintendo games to play with your SO? We’re ranking the best Nintendo Switch games for couples. There are tons of games that have been developed with couples in mind, and we don't necessarily mean first-person shooters! Sometimes, it's just nice to fire up a game on the Switch, snuggle up with your loved one, and explore an amazing world together. Which Switch games do you and your special someone like to play?

Finding the right game for a couple means taking into account what you both enjoy doing. One of the most challenging games in the Switch library is Super Mario Party. The game pits players against one another, as well a some AI, as you take on competitive puzzle challenges. Add a few more controllers and couples gaming night becomes a party with your best friends!

There are tons of games that work perfectly for couples in the Switch library, with everything from Super Mario Odyssey to Super Mario Kart, which features racing, throwing bananas, and trying not to get hit by every turtle shell that's thrown your way. Vote all your favorite games up to the top, and vote down all the ones that are better playing solo—or not playing at all.

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    DeveloperNintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Racing video game

    Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. First announced at E3 2013,...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Party

    Super Mario Party is a party video game developed by NDcube and published by Nintendo. An entry in the Mario Party series, it was released for Nintendo Switch on October 5, 2018. The traditional...  more
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    DeveloperNintendo EAD

    Genres (Video game)Platformer

    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is a 2D side-scrolling platform video game that is an enhanced port of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Princess Peach is held captive in her castle by...  more
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    DeveloperConcerned Ape

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, role-playing

    Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February...  more
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    DeveloperTeam17 & Ghost Town Games

    Genres (Video game)Simulation

    Overcooked 2 is a cooperative cooking simulation video game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. The sequel to Overcooked, it was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch,...  more
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    DeveloperBandai Namco Studios, Sora Ltd.

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, succeeding...  more
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    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Genres (Video game)Open world, Action game, Sandbox

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The creative and...  more
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    DeveloperGhost Town Games

    Genres (Video game)Simulation

    Overcooked is a cooking simulation game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. In a local cooperative experience, players control a number of chefs in kitchens filled with various...  more
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    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Third-person shooter

    Splatoon 2 is a 2017 team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Players control characters known as Inklings and use colored ink to attack...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Platform, side-scrolling

    Yoshi's Crafted World is a side-scrolling platform video game developed by Good-Feel and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. The game is a side-scrolling platformer where 3D characters are...  more
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    DeveloperNintendo EPD

    Genres (Video game)Platform, action-adventure

    Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a spirit...  more
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    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing, hack and slash

    Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise and was released in the Americas, Europe, South...  more
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    DeveloperGame Freak

    Genres (Video game)Role-playing

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch gaming system....  more
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    Mega Man 11 is an action-platform game developed and published by Capcom. The game is an entry in the original Mega Man series, and was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch,...  more
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    DeveloperUbisoft Milan, Ubisoft Paris

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based, tactical role-playing

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a 2017 turn-based tactical role-playing video game developed and published by Ubisoft for the Nintendo Switch. The game's story sees players controlling Mario, his...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Exergaming, Rhythm, Sports

    Fitness Boxing is an exergaming video game developed by Imagineer and published by Nintendo exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The game is part of Nintendo's Fit series, but does not use the Wii...  more
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    DeveloperMonolith Soft, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an action-adventure game for the Wii console and the sixteenth entry in the Legend of Zelda series. Developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development,...  more
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    DeveloperVicarious Visions

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a platform video game compilation developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision. It is a collection of remasters of the first three titles in the Crash...  more
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    DeveloperGlass Bottom Games

    Genres (Video game)Sports, Skateboarding

    Skatebird is a skateboarding game developed and published by Glass Bottom Games. The game was released for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021. The game follows a small pet bird, who takes up...  more
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    DeveloperFrench Bread

    Genres (Video game)Anime, Fighting, Visual novel

    Melty Blood: Type Lumina is a visual novel fighting game developed by French Bread and published by Delightworks. The game serves as a prequel to the Tsukihime titles, and a reboot of the Melty Blood...  more
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    DeveloperRyu Ga Gotoku Studio

    Genres (Video game)Platform, Party

    Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a platform party game developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega. The game was released for PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4,...  more
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    DeveloperMonstars, Resonair studios

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle

    Tetris Effect is a tile-matching puzzle video game developed by Monstars and Resonair studios and published by Enhance Games. The game was released for PlayStation 4 in 2018, PC in 2019, Xbox One and...  more
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    DeveloperRedLynx, Ubisoft Kiev

    Genres (Video game)Racing

    Trials Rising is a multiplayer 2.5D fault-based racing game developed by RedLynx and Ubisoft Kiev and published by Ubisoft. It was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo...  more
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