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Looking for a fun co-op Switch game that you can play with others? We here at Spiel Times have got you covered! Here are the Best Nintendo Switch Co-Op Games for the month of July 2022!

For this month, we’ve prepared a list of some of the most fun and entertaining couch co-op games on the Nintendo Switch. It ranges from all sorts of gaming genres, so you can comfortably choose what suits you and your co-op buddies!

Now let’s dive into the list!

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Monster Hunter Rise

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First up is this action-packed game that puts you and your buddy’s hunting senses to the ultimate test! Monster Hunter Rise is the latest installment of the Monster Hunter series for the console. It is a game that is well known for its big impactful fights against ferocious monsters and increasingly challenging and dangerous missions. Currently, it allows for local co-op plays for up to 4 players.

Take down large gargantuan beasts and gather precious materials to forge yourself the best equipment and weapons. Become the best hunters you can be alongside you and your pals whenever you play Monster Hunter Rise.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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This popular title is also one of the best-selling games for the Nintendo Switch, known for its cute and wholesome gaming experience. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a nice cozy escape into a cute world filled with colorful and friendly neighbors. At its time of release at the start of the pandemic, this game provided a warm sense of comfort and distraction that was sorely needed at the time.

This game allows you and your friends to build and explore your island, allowing up to 4 players locally, and up to 8 players online. Socialize and let your creativity and sense of adventure bloom whenever you play this wonderful title with other people.


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Next up is Cuphead, a beautiful and amazingly animated run and gun shooter game notorious for being quite challenging. With visuals that emulate the artistic style of olden cartoons and a very fast-paced fluid combat system, it is no wonder why this title was a commercial success.

Play along as either Cuphead or his brother, Mugman, in a two-player couch co-op session that will test your reflexes as your adventure continues. If ever you and your buddy feel up for a fast-paced challenge, this might be the one for you!

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Super Mario Odyssey

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Super Mario Odyssey is arguably one of the top-rated and best that the Nintendo Switch can provide in terms of gaming quality. It is an action-adventure platformer game that takes the titular character Mario on another adventure to save Princess Peach. Riding the airship, named the Odyssey, Mario visits different worlds each having its own unique and memorable environment.

For this game, two-player co-op works a bit differently wherein one player controls Mario, while the other controls Cappy, his partner for the adventure. Expect some puzzles, jumping around, and some good ole fashioned teamwork to get past the challenges and progress in the game.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

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For Kirby’s latest adventure, we get to explore a new world that seems to have been left dilapidated and abandoned by time. Titled, Kirby and the Forgotten Land,  this is one of Nintendo’s more recent releases just being released earlier this year. This 3d-platformer adventure game is the first fully 3D game of the Kirby series.

Kirby, with the amazing power to swallow objects to transform into them, is a cute but powerful pink blob that leads the adventure. If you choose to play co-op mode, you will also be able to tag along with Kirby as a bandana-wearing Waddle Dee. The co-op mode for this game is very kid-friendly and good for younger audiences.

Unravel 2

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For this next title, we visit our red friend Yarny and his new blue friend in Unravel 2. Follow along as these two go on a sweet and heartwarming adventure that tests their new bond of friendship. This platform puzzle adventure is quite a bit more challenging than the previous Unravel game improving upon past issues.

This game is quite literally designed with a two-player co-op in mind so playing it with someone is the best way ideally. You will be facing some puzzles and also need to think out of the box along the way.  Manipulate the surroundings while working together to find the key to beating this grand adventure.

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WarioWare: Get It Together

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Another entry for the WarioWare franchise, WarioWare: Get It Together is their newest title to the installment. This latest game follows the same successful formula of being a minigame party videogame perfect for multiplayer. You will be tasked with microgames to complete that will test your mind and your body in order to clear objectives.

For multiplayer, you are limited to two players. Each player will be playing as Wario and one of his friends. The game allows you to clear the microgames alongside another player, with each player taking turns. If you’re looking for a fun low-commitment game that covers multiple genres, this one might be for you!

Human: Fall Flat

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Human Fall Flat is an interesting and goofy game that makes the most out of its ragdoll physics engine. This puzzle game when played with others will test your cooperative skills as you both hobble and wobble around the map. Even simple navigating the terrain becomes a challenge as you go up against the laws of physics.

If you are a fan of chaotic but fun multiplayer games, this can be your pick. You can play alongside one more person to get through each level. The randomness of your avatar’s physics and the challenge of moving how you want to add to the chaos of playtime. This game also allows for your own level creation for even more hours of fun.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

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This next game is unique in that it gets significantly easier and more organized the more people that play. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a run 2d shooter game that tests your skills as space ship captain maneuvering in the depths of space. Tasked with handling the controls, the defenses, and the weapons on the ship, it tests your multitasking skills to the utmost.

Playing multiplayer for this game is arguably a more accurate experience for manning a spaceship. With each player scrambling to do their own task and protect the ship, you and your friends will be put to the test. This game can be played with up to four players via local couch co-op play.

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Diablo III Eternal Collection

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One of Blizzard Entertainment’s most legendary action RPGs is now also available on the Nintendo Switch. Diablo III: Eternal Collection contains past released content for the Diablo franchise into one addicting adventure game. You also have seven different classes to choose from and try out for your gaming experience.

Play along with up to three more friends to slash enemies and collect their rare loot along the way. Multiplayer is flexible allowing for both couch co-op, local, or even online play. Play this masterpiece alongside many other fans right at home or even across the globe.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

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For the next game, we have this classic Nintendo title with its new installment to the series. Luigi’s Mansion 3 is the latest game that is led by Luigi, the lanky green brother of Mario. After being led into the Last Resort hotel and having his brother Mario and his friends kidnapped, it is now up to Luigi to save them. Armed with a trusty ghost-sucking vacuum, he will face ghosts and ghoulies galore.

Two-player co-op play for this game follows a unique and interesting gimmick. The 2nd player is a green ectoplasm clone by the name of Gooigi. Now with the help of your co-op partner, you will both be able to become the proper ghostbusting duo!

Good Job

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This quirky game gives a sneak peek into what the office work setting is like, but a hundred times more chaotic! Good Job will test you and your co-op partner’s brains to the test with some unique puzzles and some team-dependent challenges. Explore your office work environment as each level take place in different work environments.

Good Job allows up to only 2 players, so multiplayer is a bit limited. However, this does not mean that the game is any less fun or entertaining. If you’re looking for a fun game that lets you mess around while at work, this would definitely fit the bill.

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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is the refurbished modern-day version of the classic side-scrolling videogame that revolutionized the world of gaming! A masterpiece in its own right, explore the Mushroom Kingdom and all the other colorful places in a new sidescrolling adventure. Explore new power-ups and new mechanics that have freshened up the legendary series.

Co-op play for this game is limited to 4 people maximum, but everyone shares the same screen. This allows for fun, albeit chaotic, levels that will need the best of communications to be on the same page. This game is a wonderful choice if you are looking to scratch that nostalgic itch for gaming.

Overcooked 1 + 2

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Quite notorious for testing friends’ and family’s teamwork and communication, the Overcooked series leads gamers into the heat of the kitchen. Don’t let its cute appearance fool you! Despite the adorable visuals, the gameplay is truly a beast that will test you and your fellow player’s relationships. Tasked with running a kitchen and completing orders, you will be forced to collaborate, or else the kitchen goes down in flames.

The Nintendo Switch version allows for up to 4 players, locally and on couch co-op mode. Prepare yourself as sparks and stress become more apparent in this high-stress teamwork game!

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Untitled Goose Game

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This silly little game as an indie game title found success and was then ported to the Nintendo Switch. Quirky as it is, Untitled Goose Game, is cute but straightforward in its title. You control a goose on its way to an unsuspecting village, ready to cause mischief once again! You can steal items, move objects, and even honk at ongoing people! Truly a one-of-a-kind game that lets you be a mean-spirited-goose.

The game plays like a stealth sandbox adventure that will have you complete objectives in order to move to the next area. When playing with another person via local co-op, they play as a second goose, who has all the capabilities as any other goose. That means, twice the goose mischief of course!

Stardew Valley

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Last but not least is the calming and relaxing Stardew ValleyDefinitely one of the must-plays out of the gallery y of Nintendo Switch titles, this game is a classic RPG simulator game. Let yourself live out the small town fantasy of growing a farm, exploring the town, and uncovering local mysteries. Manage your life as you also explore romances and friendships along the way.

The best part about this is that you can play with others locally or online as well! Get to experience the quiet life alongside up to 3 other players. Truly a fun lighthearted gaming session you can share with each other. If this type of game interests you, try it out now!

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This list showcases a variety of the best and most interesting co-op games that the Switch has to offer for the month of July. We hope that our selection might have provided any help to your search for a multiplayer co-op game to play with you and your buddies. If you feel like we might’ve missed a game, comment down below!

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