While a single-player adventure can be a lot of fun, there are truly some games that are just better experienced with friends. That’s why we’ve decided to bring you this list of the best local and online multiplayer co-op games. We’ll be updating this list with new games for you and your friends to play in the future, so make sure to check back!


Best Couch Co Op Games

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Release Date: March 2017

Snipperclips remains one of the best local multiplayer games on the Switch. In the game, you and up to three other players are tasked with completing a variety of puzzles by cutting out shapes of your characters’ paper bodies. While communication is important for completing challenges, working against your teammates can be a lot more fun, like intentionally cutting your friend into the wrong shape or ignoring the objective altogether and snipping them till there’s nothing left.

Viscera Cleanup Detail

Couch Co Op Games

Platform: PC

Release Date: Oct 2015

You know those bloody battles that take place in shooting games? Well, someone’s got to clean them up. In Viscera Cleanup Detail you and your friends work together to tidy up some hilariously disgusting messes as you take on the role of space-station janitors. You’ll use a variety of common cleaning tools such as mops, brooms and buckets to get rooms filled with dismembered bodies and alien guts back into tip-top shape.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Best Coop Games

Platform: PC / PS4 / PS3 / Xbox One / Xbox 360

Release Date: Oct 2013

While many GTA games have offered multiplayer before, none have delivered as well as GTA Online. Separate from GTA 5’s single-player story, the online game features a large array of criminal activities for players take part in cooperatively in order to earn cash, unlock new items, and most importantly, cause chaos. Chief among these are the heists, which have players working together to complete elaborate missions with multiple parts.

Destiny 2

Couch Co Op

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Release Date: Sep 2017

Destiny 2 is one of those games that become exponentially more fun when you’re playing with friends. The game features the best first-person shooting mechanics, powerful weapons, and three classes with their own, unique playstyles. While activities can get repetitive and require a lot of grinding, bringing a friend along makes things easier and creates opportunities for rewarding teamwork.


Best Two Player Video Games

Platform: PC / Xbox One

Release Date: Dec 2016

Astroneer is an Early Access title that tasks you and up to three other players with colonizing a planet, mining its resources and using them to craft a variety of items. There’s no set goal or story in Astroneer, with you and your party setting objectives for yourselves, such as building a spacecraft in order to explore other worlds. The game has a bright, colorful aesthetic which stands out when you’re using your mining tool to reshape environments.

Monster Hunter: World

Ps4 Couch Co Op Games

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Release Date: Jan 2018

Streamlining many of its features in order to appeal to a larger audience, Monster Hunter: World seeks to draw in new players to the creature slaying franchise. While it may not always deliver on this promise when it comes to its outdated multiplayer system, when you are able to get co-op to work, it’s fantastic. You and up to three other hunters can go on quests together, picking from a wide-selection of weapons in order to defeat epic monsters.

LEGO Jurassic World

Best Couch Co Op Games Ps4

Platform: PC / PS4 / PS3 / Xbox 360 / Xbox One / Wii U

Release Date: June 2015

Lego games are known for their simple, relaxing gameplay which is welcoming of players of all ages. Although each game is tied to a different licensed property, the mechanics and puzzles used are fairly similar across each game, incorporating different abilities and platforming in order to complete challenges. In recent years, the quality of Lego games have significantly improved with titles like Lego Jurassic World and Lego The Incredibles featuring more cinematic moments and better co-op.

Dead by Daylight

Xbox One Couch Co Op

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Release Date: June 2016

This asymmetrical, multiplayer game has four people working together to escape from a vicious killer, controlled by another human player. The survivors will need to repair generators and sabotage traps placed by the killer in order to get away while being constantly hunted. The killer has an array of supernatural abilities that can be used to locate and trap the other players before hanging them on a hook and leaving them to die, lest they be rescued by their teammates.

Human: Fall Flat

2 Player Video Games

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One / Nintendo Switch

Release Date: July 2016

Human: Fall Flat is a physics-based puzzle game that has you and your friends playing as human characters with hard-to-control limbs, attempting to grab, climb, and jump your way pass a variety of obstacles. With the characters already being difficult to maneuver on their own, working together does little to improve your chances of accomplishing something as simple as climbing a ledge. However, the comedic animations and ridiculous physics will have you and your pals cracking up.

Portal Knights

Couch Co Op Ps4

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Release Date: June 2016

Portal Knights has you and up to four friends playing as your own customizable characters, exploring different lands, gathering resources, and crafting weapons and armor as you open up portals to new worlds. With three classes to pick from, a variety of locales to visit, and tough boss battles, Portal Knights has something for every kind of player. Aside from online multiplayer, the game can be played entirely through local split-screen co-op.

Trine 2

Couch Coop

Platform: PC / PS4 / PS3 / Wii U / Nintendo Switch

Release Date: Dec 2011

This side-scrolling puzzle platformer is another classic co-op experience that has stood the test of time. Trine 2 has you and up to two other players controlling three characters, a wizard, a thief, and a knight, each with their own abilities. Just like the original game, it’s up to you and your team to figure out how to combine these characters’ powers in order defeat enemies and make it to the end of each level.

Deep Rock Galactic

Ps4 Couch Co Op Games 2019

Platform: PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Release Date: June 2016

Deep Rock Galactic has you and a team of up to three other players take on the role of space-dwarf miners, dividing up your time evenly between exploring caves, drinking beer, and kicking barrels. The game revolves around mining resources and finding key items while waves of alien-spiders attack you and your party. Once your objective has been completed, you’ll have to race back to your escape pod before a timer runs out and you and your friends are left behind for the alien-spiders to eat.

Portal 2

Best Couch Co Op Games Xbox One

Platform: PC / PS3 / Xbox 360

Release Date: April 2011

This wouldn’t be a great list if we failed to mention how awesome Portal 2 is, still in 2019. The two-player co-op mode sees you and another player working together to solve puzzles by placing portals on surfaces, allowing you to reach new areas and complete each stage’s objective. The sequel builds upon the original game, adding new mechanics and a well-written story that’s filled with plenty of dark humor, if that’s your thing.

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