Best Co-op games for 2+ people



Hey everyone. I’m in search of games I can play with 1 or more friends. After my experience with ‘A Way Out’ I wish there were more co-op games like that. Anyway, I’m hoping to get some recommendations. It doesn’t need to be story-driven, just something that you think is a lot of fun and could provide a decent amount of hours of entertainment.

Co-op games we’ve played:
A way out, Far cry series, Halo MCC, Minecraft and I’m sure there’s more but i can’t remember off the top of my head.


@Four and I played Minion Masters as a team today - it’s pretty fun, but I dunno if you already have it. Usually, they give out freebies codes for new card packs.

I’m sure that @YQMaoski, @Fraggles and @Pylinaer can think of many more.


A quick list of games I know are good co-op games, most of which I have unfortunately not been able to try myself yet.

Battleblock theater
Degrees of Separation
Divinity Original Sin 1+2
Mercenary Kings
Moon hunters
Outland - If you already have it, sadly not for sale anymore.
Portal 2
Risk of Rain 1+2
Terraria or Starbound
The Trine series
Warhammer: Vermintide 1+2


Overcooked series
Worms series
Jackbox series
Castle Crashers
Move or Die
Enter the Gungeon

I guess not all of those are strictly co-op but they’re all pretty fun!


Here are a few I like that were not mentioned before:

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Hammerwatch
  • Heroes of Hammerwatch
  • Magicka
  • Magicka 2
  • Streets of Rogue
  • 20XX
  • Mother Russia Bleeds
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • River City Girls
  • Full Metal Furies


Wow so many options to look at thanks everyone!


Some of these are online or local-only multiplayer:

  • Dragon Quest Builders 2

Multiplayer in the Steam/PS4 versions is restricted to Online Only; It’s only available for Explorer’s Island, a place where you can build anything from scratch. You’ll have to progress the story to a certain point be able to access it.

  • A Hat In Time
  • Shovel Knight
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse
  • Sonic Mania
  • River City Ransom: Underground
  • Tabletop Simulator
  • Starbound
  • Borderlands series
  • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Orcs Must Die! 2
  • Torchlight 2
  • Dungeon Souls
  • Guacamelee series
  • Dead Rising series

The first game in the series doesn’t have multiplayer.

  • Left 4 Dead series
  • Most of the Lego games

ie. Harry Potter, Marvel Super Heroes 1/2, Star Wars (they’re all getting a remake titled The Skywalker Saga, which includes all 9 movies in a single game), etc.


Awesome thanks for the info. I can’t wait for Skywalker saga, I hope it has actual online co-op this time around. Actually now that I’m thinking about it I wonder if I could use radmin to trick the game into thinking its local multiplayer or LAN I guess. If LAN is even an option.


Castle Crashers hasnt been mentioned yet.


I second these choices:

Borderlands (any)
Castle Crashers
Overcooked (either one)

Personal recommendations:
Portal Knights (cutesy Minecraft)
Sacred 2 (dated, but still fun)


Steam Remote Play or Parsec will also work

@FacuBlues got you covered there.

Things I know about (some are Steam remote/local play only)
Battleblock Theater
Castle Crashers
Cat Quest II
Children of Morta
Crypt of the Necrodancer (recommend local play)
Divinity: Original Sin
Enter the Gungeon
Farm Together
Geometry Wars 3
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Left 4 Dead
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Nine Parchments
Overcooked (2 thumbs up from me)
Portal 2
Risk of Rain 2
Rocket League
Serious Sam (if it supports it)
Tales Series (if it supports it)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Door Kickers
Killing Floor
Path of Exile (and it’s free)
Payday 2
Planetside 2
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Grand Theft Auto V (just host your own server)
No Man’s Sky
Stardew Valley (at a certain point)
Streets of Rogue
Star Wars Battlefront II (CLASSIC)
Torchlight 2
World of Warships
World of Tanks
Sea of Thieves
Elite Dangerous
Dying Light
COD: Black Ops (like the first or second one)
Grim Dawn
For The King

Also have a look at the Co-op tag or designation on steam.


Some games I haven’t seen mentioned:
ibb & obb - short co-op platformer puzzle
We Were Here - f2p 2 player puzzle, requires mic communication
Sniper Elite 2,3,4 - Tactical shooter, snipers, stealth
Tick Tock: A Tale for Two - 2 player puzzle that doesn’t require direct online connection
Resident Evil 5 - as long as you are ok with the controls, this is a fun co-op tactical shooter


Dungeon of the endless is a great game i recommend it so very much but it is not similar at all to the ones you have played together. It is a tower-defense resource-management strategy game


Im actually surprised nobody mentioned Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

You can play it the same way you play A Way Out.


Because it’s not a co-op game?


I played that one, I actually bought it thinking it was two players but it wasn’t.


The Trine series is the best co-op games for 2-3 people, granted you will hate each other afterwards.


We already hate each other… We play Mario kart.


Excellent you will have a similar experience there. Like in most multiplayer games.


This. Been playing this a lot with my bf lately, it’s such a good time.