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The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends

Updated September 17, 2020 791 votes 135 voters 6.0k views51 items

List RulesVote up the best games to play with your friends in the same room, on any platform.

In recent years, people have turned toward online co-op games as a way to come together with a few friends. While there is something fun about playing with people around the globe, you just can't beat playing with your best friends on the couch. There are numerous coop games where you can get a group together to take on a horde of zombies or find the treasure. Your team can gather around a few racing games to see who comes in first, trash-talking all the way through. 

You want a few split-screen games on deck because you and your buddies may get tired of playing the same thing all the time. It can be overwhelming trying to determine what the best multiplayer games are when you're at GameStop or Best Buy. The market is saturated with titles. Some come from well-known franchises you definitely want to have in your collection. But there are also some incredible multiplayer video games you may have never heard of before.

Luckily for you, we've gathered dozens of titles into one list, so you know which games to check out. Vote up all the best co-op games you would highly recommend, and vote down titles you have tried and weren't impressed with to help other gamers to decide what to play next.

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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Fighting

    Release2018

    DeveloperBandai Namco Studios, Sora Ltd.

    Number of Players: 2-8

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a fighting video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo. It is the fifth installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, succeeding...  more
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    34
    12

    Don't Starve Together

    Action-adventure, Survival

    Number of Players: 2

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    25
    4

    Mario Kart 8 - Deluxe

    Racing video game

    Release2014

    DeveloperNintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Number of Players: 2-4

    Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. First announced at E3 2013,...  more
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    24
    7

    Minecraft

    Open world, Action game

    Release2011

    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Number of Players: 4

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The creative and...  more
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    Release2017

    DeveloperLarian Studios

    Number of Players: 2

    Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-playing video game developed and published by Larian Studios. The sequel to 2014's Divinity: Original Sin, it was released for Microsoft Windows in September 2017,...  more
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    25
    9

    Portal 2

    Action-adventure game, Puzzle game

    Release2011

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Number of Players: 2

    Portal 2 is a 2011 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to Portal and was released on April 19, 2011, for Microsoft Windows, OS X,...  more
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    21
    5

    Castle Crashers

    Action-adventure game, Action game

    Release2008

    DeveloperThe Behemoth

    Castle Crashers is a 2D beat 'em up video game independently developed by The Behemoth and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It features music created by members of Newgrounds. The Xbox 360...  more
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    19
    5

    Diablo III

    Action role-playing, hack and slash

    Release2012

    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

    Number of Players: 4

    Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise and was released in the Americas, Europe, South...  more
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    19
    5

    A Way Out

    Action-adventure

    Release2018

    DeveloperHazelight Studios

    Number of Players: 2

    A Way Out is an action-adventure game developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts under their EA Originals program. It is the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares after...  more
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    21
    9

    Overcooked 2

    Cooking Simulation

    Release2018

    DeveloperTeam17 & Ghost Town Games

    Number of Players: 4

    Overcooked 2 is a cooperative cooking simulation video game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. The sequel to Overcooked, it was released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch,...  more
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    17
    5

    Overcooked

    Simulation

    Release2016

    DeveloperGhost Town Games

    Overcooked is a cooking simulation game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. In a local cooperative experience, players control a number of chefs in kitchens filled with various...  more
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    17
    7

    Release2015

    DeveloperPsyonix

    Number of Players: 4

    Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in July 2015, with ports for Xbox One, OS X,...  more
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    13
    2

    BroForce

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    Release2015

    DeveloperAsteroid Base

    Number of Players: 2-4

    Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a space shooter video game developed by Asteroid Base for Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Linux, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The project is part of the...  more
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    17
    8

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    First-person shooter

    Number of Players: 2-4

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    11
    4

    Guacamelee!

    Metroidvania, platformer

    Release2013

    DeveloperDrinkbox Studios

    Number of Players: 2-4

    Guacamelee! is a 2013 action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox Studios. The game was originally released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in April 2013, and was later...  more
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    10
    2

    Shovel Knight

    Action, platform

    Release2014

    DeveloperYacht Club Games

    Number of Players: 2

    Shovel Knight is a 2D side-scrolling platform game developed and published by Yacht Club Games. This is their first game. Following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the game was...  more
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    Cuphead

    Run and Gun

    Release2017

    DeveloperStudioMDHR

    Number of Players: 2

    Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in September 2017, for macOS in October 2018,...  more
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    13
    7

    Release2013

    DeveloperUbisoft Montpellier

    Number of Players: 2-4

    Rayman Legends is a 2013 platform game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. It is the fifth main title in the Rayman series and the direct sequel to the 2011 game Rayman...  more
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    8
    1

    Bubble Bobble

    Puzzle game, Platform game

    Release1986

    DeveloperTaito Corporation

    Bubble Bobble is an arcade game by Taito, first released in 1986 and later ported to numerous home computers and game consoles. The game, starring the twin Bubble Dragons Bub and Bob, is an...  more
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    11
    5

    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    Puzzle video game

    Release2015

    Number of Players: 4

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    12
    7

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

    Action role-playing, first-person shooter

    Number of Players: 2-4

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    10
    5

    Release2017

    DeveloperSFB Games

    Number of Players: 2-4

    Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together! is a puzzle video game developed by SFB Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Snipperclips is a co-operative puzzle game for up to four players....  more
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    9
    3

    Human: Fall Flat

    Platform-puzzle

    Release2017

    DeveloperNo Brakes Games

    Number of Players: 2

    Human: Fall Flat is a platform-puzzle video game developed by No Brakes Games and published by Curve Digital. It was released for Microsoft Windows in July 2016, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One...  more
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    Ibb & Obb