Top Co-Op Games for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and More: Play Together and Win Together

Top Co-Op Games for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and More: Play Together and Win Together

It can be difficult to find video games that offer the option to play with a loved one in the same room, as online multiplayer has become more common in recent years. However, if you’re looking for some cooperative fun, we have compiled a list of 10 of the best couch co-op games that we have personally enjoyed on platforms such as the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. These games are true cooperative experiences, rather than games that have local multiplayer but are not truly cooperative in practice (such as Mario Kart or Jackbox). Our list includes a range of genres, including platformers, puzzlers, RPGs, and arcade shooters.

 

Number 1. Rayman Legends (Switch, PS4, XBox, PC)

 

Top Co-Op Games for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and More: Play Together and Win Together

 

Rayman Legends is a unique 2D platformer that is more whimsical than games like Donkey Kong and Mario. Instead of the polished environments and precise geometry found in those games, Rayman Legends has more abstract, cartoony, and humorous elements. The gameplay is slightly less precise, but still fast-paced and entertaining, with many optional rooms and collectibles to discover in each stage. This is a lighthearted and unpretentious game that is made even more enjoyable with friends, as it becomes more frantic and enjoyable as you work together.

 

Number 2. It Takes Two (Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox, PC)

 

Top Co-Op Games for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and More: Play Together and Win Together

 

It Takes Two is a 3D platformer that is specifically designed to be played in co-op mode, making it one of the few full-scale, narrative-driven games to offer this experience. It avoids the common pitfalls of many co-op games by rarely requiring both players to do the same thing at the same time, and it keeps things fresh by constantly introducing new concepts. While some levels may feel a bit long, the game’s bouncy movement is enjoyable throughout. However, the overly saccharine and somewhat dark story about divorce may not be as satisfying for some players. Despite this, It Takes Two is generally a delightful game to play with a friend, as long as you can overlook the questionable dialogue.

 

Number 3. Streets of Rage 4 (Switch, PS4, Xbox, PC)