Top 5 best real-time online multiplayer games for Nintendo Switch
When it comes to playing with other people, online, you probably don’t want to wait around for the other player to make their moves, just sitting there staring at your screen. Luckily for you, there are plenty of online multiplayer games that allow you to play, in real-time, with your friends using the internet.
It’s worth mentioning that you may need a Nintendo Online subscription to actually play through your internet with other people, not in your house, but many of these games will also have a local-player mode to enjoy too. This list of online multiplayer games for the Nintendo Switch covers a bunch of different genres, so there is something for everyone, as long as one of your friends has these games to play along with you!
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In a world where games connect with each other, it's fun to be playing alongside your friends and enjoy it. Let’s get into the top 5 best real-time online multiplayer games for the Nintendo Switch.
Among Us has risen to popularity in recent months, and for good reason. It’s a really fun game! If you haven’t played Among Us, you and your friends are all trapped on a ship - some of them are crewmates needing to fulfil tasks, while others are imposters, who are killing off the crewmates one by one. Crewmates have the goal of getting rid of the imposters where the imposters have the goal of destroying the crewmates. Among Us is also cross-platform, so you can play with your friends who have the game on other devices.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting game that takes characters from your favourite video games and allows you to play as them, learning their move sets and mastering their attacks in hopes of beating your friends up in the arena. Your goal is to knock everyone off of the platforms and ultimately the screen, but it will take a lot of attacks to get them off! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is easy to pick up and play though it does take quite a bit to master.
Minecraft Dungeons takes the Minecraft world but puts a lot of action and adventure directly into the game! In Minecraft Dungeons you and your friends brave dungeons full of mobs, fighting off everyone you see, looting chests, upgrading your weapons and otherwise conquering the world. There are a lot of bosses and fights to be had, which are really fun, and it’s even better when you are a team!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Everyone seems to be playing Animal Crossing, and with new updates out every few months, the game is always adding in more content! You can actually play together with your friends, visiting each other’s islands, checking out events together, and exploring. Some users have set up trading on their island or games that you can play, while others have people checking out their massive island improvements.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
If you are looking for a racing game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe allows you to play as characters from various Nintendo games, but instead of saving princesses like in Mario Bros, you can race each other through 48 different courses, using power-ups and hitting boosts so that you can be in the lead. The game is fun, the graphics are great, and there is always a cool character to play!