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

Updated September 17, 2020 612 votes 107 voters 4.6k 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.

  • Mario Kart 8 - Deluxe1
    18
    2

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate2
    26
    12

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Portal 23
    21
    7

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Minecraft4
    19
    6

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection5
    16
    4

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    First-person shooter

    Number of Players: 2-4

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  • Diablo III6
    16
    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Rocket League7
    17
    7

    Release2015

    DeveloperPsyonix

    Number of Players: 4

    Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Divinity: Original Sin II8

    Release2017

    DeveloperLarian Studios

    Number of Players: 2

    Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-playing video game developed and published by Larian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • A Way Out9
    16
    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Cuphead10
    27
    19

    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,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Overcooked 211
    19
    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Don't Starve Together12
    18
    8

    Don't Starve Together

    Action-adventure, Survival

    Number of Players: 2

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  • Overcooked13
    15
    5

    Overcooked

    Simulation

    Release2016

    DeveloperGhost Town Games

    Overcooked is a cooking simulation game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17.... more on Wikipedia
  • Castle Crashers14
    14
    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Guacamelee!15
    11
    2

    Guacamelee!

    Metroidvania, platformer

    Release2013

    DeveloperDrinkbox Studios

    Number of Players: 2-4

    Guacamelee! is a 2013 action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Rayman Legends16
    12
    5

    Release2013

    DeveloperUbisoft Montpellier

    Number of Players: 2-4

    Rayman Legends is a 2013 platform game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • BroForce17
    8
    1

    BroForce

  • Shovel Knight18
    8
    1

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection19
    11
    5

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

    Action role-playing, first-person shooter

    Number of Players: 2-4

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  • Cybertracers.devbob.cz20
    7
    1

    Cybertracers.devbob.cz

    Arcade

    Release2020

    Developerdevbob.cz

  • Call of Duty: World at War – Zombies21
    9
    5

    Call of Duty: World at War – Zombies

    Shooter game, First-person Shooter

    Release2009

    Number of Players: 2

    Call of Duty: Zombies is a 2009 first-person shooter video game developed by Ideaworks Game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes22
    8
    4

    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    Puzzle video game

    Release2015

    Number of Players: 4

    Amazon buy button
  • Super Mario 3D World23
    7
    2

    Super Mario 3D World

    Platformer

    DeveloperNintendo EAD Tokyo

    Number of Players: 2-4

    Super Mario 3D World is a platform game in the Super Mario series developed by Nintendo EAD... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bubble Bobble24
    5
    0

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze25

    Release2014

    DeveloperRetro Studios

    Number of Players: 2

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, known in Japan as Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button