Whether they’re set on sizzling sands, or in a dingy school gym, volleyball games are some good old fashioned fun. You don’t have to be an Olympic level player to pick up the beach balling favourite, so long as you can jump, slap, and land, then the game is on. If you would prefer to practice your skills first though, don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
Our list of the best volleyball games on Switch and mobile has everything you need to get to nailing opponents from the other side of the net. From arcade-style sims fit for button-mashing ball-smashing chaos, to motion control matches that even grandma can pick up in a flash, there’s really something for regardless of skill level or play style.
For more sports you can enjoy in the sun, be sure to check out our picks for the best football games, cricket games, fishing games, and golf games. Or, if you prefer to hit aces and knuckleballs with a racket in hand, see our list of the best tennis games to keep things on the courts.
With that out of the way, let’s get into the first serve in our picks for the best volleyball games on Switch and mobile.
Best volleyball games on Switch and mobile
Nintendo Switch Sports – Switch
Jumping the gun a little, but when Nintendo Switch Sports does release, it’ll be the premier volleyball sim on Switch (just check out our Nintendo Switch Sports preview if you don’t believe me). With tight motion controls, a two-on-two multiplayer mode, and in-game character creation, Nintendo Switch Sports is perfect for a family game night, a competitive tournament with friends, or, if you’re up to the challenge, taking on the online gauntlet.
Volley Beans – mobile
Volleyball is one of the sports most suited to arcade-style imaginings, and Volley Beans hits the nail on the head with its hilarious version of the game. As you might guess, in Volley Beans you play as a single bean on a miniaturised court, with 1-on-1 duels against other ball battering beans. It’s not just little veggies that you’ll encounter here either, as the title is full to the brim with tongue-in-cheek easter eggs of classic memes for you to unlock.
Volleyball Challenge – Switch and mobile
Despite the low price point, Volleyball Challenge is the most comprehensive 2D volleyball title on Switch. With character skill progression, a heap of serving superpowers to unleash on your opponents, and a host of charming cartoon ball-players, there’s a lot packed into a little package, and it delivers on all fronts. There’s a local multiplayer mode too, so you can invite your friends over to pulverise them with the pace of your power serve. I’m sure they’ll love that.
Desktop Volleyball – Switch
If you’ve read either our rugby games or baseball games lists, you’ll be familiar with the Desktop bite-size sports series, and Desktop Volleyball is one of the best. The easy-to-use arcade volleyball mechanics are matched with zany characters and courts, including casino, pirate ship, and playschool themes, for a serving and scoring experience like no other on Switch.
Beach Volleyball Challenge – Switch
Not enough sun and sand in Volleyball Challenge for you? Fear not, because now you can take the court to the coast with Beach Volleyball Challenge. Admittedly, little has changed from the original titles besides the exotic beach locations and more appropriately dressed players, but if you love Volleyball Challenge and are looking for the next test of your skills, there’s no better way to go.
Super Mario Odyssey – Switch
Ok, I know what you’re thinking. How exactly is Mario Odyssey a volleyball game? Well, one of the most infamously difficult super moons to acquire involves Mario scoring 100 in a game of beach volleyball against a talented snail. While it’s only one mini-game in a title littered with similar challenges, after taking the time to get to 100, and believe us, it takes some time, we’d be remiss not to include the sporting plumber on our list.
With that, you should be ready to hit it hard and true in any of the volleyball games that made our list. Still, if you’d rather be bouncing balls than serving them, step up to the three-pointer line and shoot your shot at our list of the best basketball games on Switch and mobile.