While Nintendo has the Nintendo Switch Online service, they don't support voice chat directly in the games themselves. Instead, you have to download the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app on your iPhone or Android device if you want to voice chat with other players through NSO. The app also has some game-specific services like exclusive items and other in-game bonuses. Here are all of the games that will work with the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app right now.
- ★ Featured staff favorite: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Family-friendly shooter: Splatoon 2
- Race to the finish: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Don't lose your arm: ARMS
- Game, set, match!: Mario Tennis Aces
- Playing with power: Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online
- It's a party and you're invited!: Super Mario Party
- Relax out on the farm: Stardew Valley
- Fatality!: Mortal Kombat 11
- Fantasy building: DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2
- Avengers, assemble!: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
- Guerilla warfare on Mars: Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-Tered
★ Featured staff favorite: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate brings back every character and stage that has been in a previous Smash game, so the roster is huge, and more DLC fighters are coming. Play against the computer, local friends, or online with various rulesets and modes, and see who is the best fighter. Plus, with the latest update, you can access Smash World in the Nintendo Switch Online app to view user-uploaded gameplay videos and queue up user-created stage downloads.
Family-friendly shooter: Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2 is a family-friendly shooter game where the goal isn't always just killing the enemy team. Instead, you'll need to paint the stage with ink from your squidling's gun to mark your turf. The team with the most turf by the end of the rounds wins! There are also other modes to play online, as well as a single-player campaign.
Race to the finish: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive version of Mario Kart 8. You'll get all of the tracks, karts, and characters that were only available as DLC in the Wii U version. Race with up to three friends in intense and zany courses and see who can take home the gold.
Don't lose your arm: ARMS
ARMS is a unique fighting game that is based on motion-controls with the Joy-Cons. You can choose from a roster of distinctive fighters that all have their own ARMS, and all of the battles take place in gorgeous arenas with challenging obstacles. This is a family-friendly fighting game that is unlike most that you've played before.
Game, set, match!: Mario Tennis Aces
Mario Tennis Aces is a test of your skill. Compete with the AI or play with up to three other people in a doubles match and see who comes out on top! These tennis battles put all of your favorite Mario characters on the court, and there are even unique moves that everyone can do to give themselves the upper hand. This is a fun game to check out, whether you're originally a tennis fan or not.
Playing with power: Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online
This free bonus for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers brings a good chunk of classic NES and SNES games to your Switch. Play and reminisce in the original classics, which now come with online multiplayer support! That's right; you can play your favorite classic games with others online to see who's truly the better player. New games get added to the library regularly.
It's a party and you're invited!: Super Mario Party
Nintendo's classic party game gets a refresh with Super Mario Party. Play with up to three other players in this classic party game where you race against each other to collect the most stars and coins by the end of the game. There are over 80 new mini-games to participate in, and the online Mariothon lets you test your skill against players from all over the globe.
Relax out on the farm: Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is a fun and relaxing farming simulation game where you can play and visit friends' farms. Start with your small hand-me-down farm from your grandfather, and turn it into a thriving home for you and your significant other. Stardew Valley is one of those games that you can put hundreds of hours into, but there's always going to be something to do, especially when you play with friends.
Fatality!: Mortal Kombat 11
The latest Mortal Kombat game is here and on your Nintendo Switch, surprisingly. Play as one of the many returning favorites, such as Raiden or Scorpion, or choose a new face like Geras. Some new game mechanics were introduced, such as Fatal Blows and Crushing Blows, which replaced X-Ray Moves and Attacks. With Mortal Kombat 11, there's no shortage of insane and gory fatalities to inflict on your foes.
Fantasy building: DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2
Do you enjoy the Dragon Quest series as well as sandbox games like Minecraft? DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 combines the best of both worlds! This sequel to the original game lets you collect and gather resources to craft your own weapons, buildings, and eventually, entire towns. But watch out for the slimes! Use those hand-crafted weapons to fend them off.
Avengers, assemble!: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Can't get enough Marvel? Then Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a must. You'll find all of your favorite Marvel characters, from the Avengers to the X-Men to the Fantastic Four, and all of the cool villains you love. Form your team of favorite heroes or villains and take on Thanos and the Black Order in this new story in the Marvel universe.
Guerilla warfare on Mars: Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-Tered
You can enjoy open-world guerilla warfare on Mars in this game. The freedom is yours in terms of who, when, where, and how you want to battle on Mars as you deploy guerilla warfare tactics against your foes. Oh, and don't forget to use the environment as you use strategic destruction methods and watch as the world evolves around you. Remember to stay on your toes!
Are you a Saint?: Saints Row The Third - Full Package
Can you disrupt and dismantle the Syndicate's stranglehold on weapons, cybercrime, and sex trades in Steelport? This is the City of Sin, and you'll need to be a Saint and put a stop to their empire. This version includes all of the DLC, tons of customization, and side-by-side co-op for the first time.
How humerus: Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition
Skulls of the Shogun is a fast-paced turn-based strategy game. Even though it's turn-based, it has elements of a fighting game, as well as lots of laughs. Enter the Samurai Afterlife and join forces with undead warriors, magical monks, and samurai generals as you crush your enemies and eat their skulls for breakfast. And each skully character has its own distinctive traits and personalities, so there's a lot to enjoy here.
Vroom, vroom!: TT Isle of Man: Riding on the Edge
Get the thrill of super-powered bike racing in TT Isle of Man: Riding on the Edge. The game features 24 official riders, 38 amazing super-powered bikes, including sidecars, all rocketing alongside village and mountain roads at 200 mph. The game uses realistic road racing techniques, so you get the thrill without the actual danger.
Get your game on!
These are currently all of the games that will work with the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app for features like voice chat. Honestly, the mobile app isn't the best, and we wish voice chat could be implemented natively on the Switch. But for now, it will have to do.
If you're looking for some recommendations for must-have games on this list, we highly recommend Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The latest installment has the biggest roster ever, and it continues to grow with additions like Joker from Persona 5, Banjo & Kazooie, The Hero from the Dragon Quest series, and more. We also like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, because who doesn't love Mario Kart? And since this version also comes with all tracks, characters, and kart parts that were previously only DLC, it's honestly a great value. Splatoon 2 is also a must because it's one of Nintendo's newest IPs, and it's just downright fun to play. It's a great shooter for people who aren't fans of most first-person shooters.
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