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

Updated September 17, 2020 557 votes 97 voters 3.9k 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.

  • 1
    Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    Portal 2

    Action-adventure game, Puzzle game

    Release2011

    DeveloperValve Corporation

    Number of Players: 2

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    Overcooked is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    1

    Overcooked

    Simulation

    Release2016

    DeveloperGhost Town Games

    Overcooked is a cooking simulation game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17.... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Mario Kart 8 - Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    15
    2

    Mario Kart 8 - Deluxe

    Racing video game

    Release2014

    DeveloperNintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Number of Players: 2-4

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  • 4
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    11

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Fighting

    Release2018

    DeveloperBandai Namco Studios, Sora Ltd.

    Number of Players: 2-8

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  • 5
    Overcooked 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    8

    Overcooked 2

    Cooking Simulation

    Release2018

    DeveloperTeam17 & Ghost Town Games

    Number of Players: 4

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  • 6
    Don't Starve Together is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    18
    7

    Don't Starve Together

    Action-adventure, Survival

    Number of Players: 2

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  • 7
    Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    17

    Cuphead

    Run and Gun

    Release2017

    DeveloperStudioMDHR

    Number of Players: 2

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  • 8
    Divinity: Original Sin II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends

    Release2017

    DeveloperLarian Studios

    Number of Players: 2

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  • 9
    A Way Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    15
    4

    A Way Out

    Action-adventure

    Release2018

    DeveloperHazelight Studios

    Number of Players: 2

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  • 10
    Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    16
    6

    Minecraft

    Open world, Action game

    Release2011

    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Number of Players: 4

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  • 11
    Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    15
    5

    Diablo III

    Action role-playing, hack and slash

    Release2012

    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

    Number of Players: 4

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  • 12
    Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    16
    7

    Release2015

    DeveloperPsyonix

    Number of Players: 4

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  • 13
    Castle Crashers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    14
    4

    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
  • 14
    Halo: The Master Chief Collect is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    14
    4

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    First-person shooter

    Number of Players: 2-4

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  • 15
    Guacamelee! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    11
    2

    Guacamelee!

    Platform game, Action game

    Release2013

    DeveloperDrinkbox Studios

    Number of Players: 2-4

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  • 16
    BroForce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    1

    BroForce

  • 17
    Shovel Knight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    1

    Shovel Knight

    Action, platform

    Release2014

    DeveloperYacht Club Games

    Number of Players: 2

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  • 18
    Rayman Legends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    11
    5

    Release2013

    DeveloperUbisoft Montpellier

    Number of Players: 2-4

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  • 19
    Borderlands: The Handsome Coll is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    11
    5

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

    Action role-playing, first-person shooter

    Number of Players: 2-4

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  • 20
    Cybertracers.devbob.cz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    7
    1

    Cybertracers.devbob.cz

    Arcade

    Release2020

    Developerdevbob.cz

  • 21
    Keep Talking and Nobody Explod is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    8
    4

    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    Puzzle video game

    Release2015

    Number of Players: 4

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  • 22
    Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends

    Release2015

    DeveloperAsteroid Base

    Number of Players: 2-4

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  • 23
    Call of Duty: World at War – Z is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
    8
    5

    Call of Duty: World at War – Zombies

    Shooter game, First-person Shooter

    Release2009

    Number of Players: 2

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    Bubble Bobble is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    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
  • 25
    Human: Fall Flat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Couch Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends
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    4

    Human: Fall Flat

    Platform-puzzle

    Release2017

    DeveloperNo Brakes Games

    Number of Players: 2

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