Top 5 Addictive Couch Co-op Games
These are some of the best cooperative multiplayer games, all playable on a single TV.
1. Team Sonic Racing
If you’ve played a Mario Kart game, you’ll instantly get this cooperative kart racing game. It has team-play, letting players divide into groups of two or three in order to outrace foes as a pack. It also encourages trading items mid-race with allies and using their speed to increase your own, meaning an eagerness to help squadmates is mandatory to score first place. It’s an exciting, innovative co-op racer built for gamers who know that teamwork makes the dream work.
Up to 4 players can race together.
2. A Way Out
If The Shawshank Redemption had a video game adaptation, this would be it. The game only works with two players, and tasks them with teaming up behind bars in order to find (you guessed it) a way out of prison. This game’s an action-adventure like no other, loaded with heists, big-budget set-pieces, unique co-op mechanics, and enough narrative heft to satisfy just about every kind of gaming duo who’ve ever wanted to try their hand at escaping jail from the comfort of a couch. Plus, A Way Out offers online co-op even if only one of you owns the game!
2 players are needed to escape prison.
3. Portal 2
Use your portal gun to shoot portals in two places so you can walk into one and come out the other. That’s what the original Portal first-person puzzle game was all about. Now, multiply that portal count by two and you’ll begin to imagine the mind-bending fun of Portal 2, which has a cooperative campaign that requires a pair of players to figure out how to make four portals transport them through some seriously tricky puzzle rooms. If you like physics, teamwork, and funny characters, this is a fantastic, one-of-a-kind puzzler to blaze through with a friend.
2 players can solve puzzles together.
4. Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends is an absolutely gorgeous, must-play platformer. Every level is smartly designed, movement physics have a great sense of momentum, the characters and animations are quirky and lively, and this game has it. Plus, it has music levels, which task you with platforming to the beat of some incredible music tracks. Up to four people can play at once, so there’s no reason not to gather a whole party for this game.
2 – 4 players can get limbless together.
Harkening back to the ye olde days of film-grain-riddled Mickey Mouse cartoons, the 1930s-inspired Cuphead is a visual treat as well as a genuinely exciting game. Beyond its sumptuous visuals, Cuphead delivers a nails-tough and immensely satisfying gameplay experience via a uniquely punishing brand of bullet hell mayhem. Playing co-op doubles the challenge by giving bosses more health, so for masochists who want to brave this beast of a game together, know that no title on this list might test a friendship as much as this one.
2 people can get animated together.