The Top 5 Multiplayer games of 2022! < Features < Articles < Nintendo Power

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Party Superstars, Pokémon Sword and Shield… There are so many safe bets in the realm of multiplayer games, we’ve got it all! However, every year great multiplayer games come out on the Switch. The opportunity for us to return to THE games to remember this year.

Note, however, that you’ll need to have a valid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, the Switch’s online gaming service, to play… online. Only free-to-play falls under this rule, although we’ll only talk about it briefly in this selection.

Splatoon 3


It is definitely one of the most anticipated games of this year 2022 and the least we can say is that despite the new things that some would consider too small a mark, Splatoon 3 is playing in the big leagues!

The addition of regular content through seasons and seasonal passes (free) also offers the game a constant renewal, highlighted by the organization of festivals, the reputations of previous opus, and now of Big Runs. As you already understand, for a multiplayer game, Splatoon 3 is a safe bet that should not be missed and which will appeal to all viewers, if you have several Switches (local game is not title allows)!

Splatoon 3 – Preview Trailer (Nintendo Switch)07/12/2022

And if you don’t have anyone to play with, all you have to do is leave a message in the game room on our Discord server mentioning the role @Online game to play some games, or wait for the next SessionPN, where the game is shown regularly.

Our test here.

Nintendo Switch Sports


To be preferred for more local use this time (although it also supports online play), Nintendo Switch Sports, the worthy heir to the Wii Sports formula, can only appear in the top 5 this.

As a family, with your cousins, children, or even your in-laws, Nintendo Switch Sports will allow you to have a great, fun time with your family. All while making the sport a little more accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

Our test here.


Mario Strikers: Battle League Football


Long awaited by the community, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football remains, despite its lack of content in the long run, one of the best multiplayer games this year. The opportunity to take the opposite view of what FIFA and eFootball have to offer by perfectly adapting online and local play. Because of this, a lounge dedicated to the game is available on our Discord server.

Our test here.

Mario Strikers: Battle League Football – Preview Trailer (Nintendo Switch)07/12/2022

Windjammers 2


After several decades, SNK’s arcade game, Windjammers, returns with a sequel called: Windjammers 2. An unexpected return that we owe to the French teams of Dotemu, who invited you to discover surprising and competitive frisbee game. quite famous in the eSports scene. A touch of retro that doesn’t offend and will definitely surprise you.

Our test here.

Windjammers 2 – Trailer release07/12/2022

Pokemon Scarlet and Purple

More and more, Game Freak’s latest productions feature the integration of new multiplayer features. If concretely there is nothing new to announce from this point of view in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the multiplayer functionalities of the game and its popularity make it a safe bet, especially among the youngest, and this despite many its flaws. .

Again, if you want to play with community members, whether it’s to trade Pokémon, raid or explore the region, a channel dedicated to the license is available on our Discord server.

The new chapter of the Pokémon saga 07/12/2022

Special Mentions

If this selection is focused on titles released in 2022, the Switch catalog is already rich before this year, with a variety of games just waiting to be discovered:
– Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 20/20
– Super Mario Party, 17/20
– Pokémon Sword and Shield, 17/20
– Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, 18/20
– Animal Crossing: New Horizons, 18/20
– Overcooked 2
-Monster Hunter Rise, 18/20

Added to this are free-to-play titles like Overwatch 2, Rocket League, Paladins, Fortnite, Tetris 99, Pokémon Unite and many more…

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