40+ Best Couch Co-Op Games For Couples

Gaming is one of the best ways of bonding with your partner. And if you are a gamer, you would want to introduce them to some interesting games. However, if you are unsure which game to play together, here are some of the best co-op games for couples that will help you have a good time.

Shortlist the games that best suit your interests and ensure that you have unlimited fun together.

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40+ Best Co-Op Games For Couples

1. Stardew Valley

The game is available on iOS, Android, PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. It will help you identify the gifts liked by your significant other. You can also marry the partner of your choice and give them attention. The game’s recent update allows you to include a local split-screen so that you can share your television even when you play.

2. Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes

This game for couples was launched in 2015 and is available on Android, PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and OS X. In this puzzle party game, a player gets trapped with a bomb and a series of puzzles surrounding the bomb. To defuse the bomb, you must explain what you are looking at, whereas the rest of the party has to focus on finding the answers to the puzzle. It is time-bound and compatible with a VR headset.

Related: 20 Simple And Amusing Party Games For Adults To Have Fun

3. We Were Here

It is one of the best cooperative games for couples that can be played by two players online. Both the players are thrown separately into an abandoned castle. However, you will be connected via a walkie-talkie. It is a game requiring joint effort where you both have to complete the puzzles and come out of the castle safely. You can find this game on PC, Xbox One, Android, and iOS.

 

4. Don’t Starve Together

You are dropped into a dark and scary world with hardly any instructions on what to do. You have to control a scientist named Wilson and find a way out through the night while fighting supernatural enemies and monsters. You can scavenge and search the world for food and firewood supply. It is a multiplayer game where you have to gather resources for survival, just like an actual relationship. The game is available on iOS, Android, PC, OS X, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

5. Overcooked! 2

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One of the best co-op games for couples wherein you can play a chef in a messy kitchen. Your task is to complete orders in a given time. It is tricky with several obstacles to overcome. You are expected to cook while fighting obstacles such as moving trucks, pirate ships, and earthquakes. This game improves patience and communication skills. It is available on Android, iOS, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5.

6. Lovers In Dangerous Spacetime

In this game, you have to free the space bunnies from their prisons in space and defeat the anti-love space alien forces. You and your partner are expected to navigate the ship to accomplish the quest. The ship has several parts with specific controls. It is one of the best cooperative games for couples available on Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox One.

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River City Girls, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Divinity: Original Sin 2, and Moving Out are other popular co-op games you and your partner can enjoy playing.

7. Dream Daddy

Compatible with PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android, this challenging game for a couple is perfect for date nights. You and your partner can design your dad, which bachelor to woo, and go on dates with them. In this game, you will find multiple endings, and your next situation would be based on the option you choose. It has a storyline about parenthood and some characters you will always remember.

8. Clubhouse Games

It is a collection of 51 classic card and board games available on a digital platform. It includes games like checkers, nine men’s Morris, Yahtzee, and Gomoku, to name a few. It is a multiplayer game, easy to grasp, and available on both Android and iOS.

Related: 25 Fun Long Distance Relationship Games For Couples

9. Lego The Lord Of Rings

It was launched in 2021, the gameplay involves following the quest and destroying a ring. It can offer you a thorough entertainment. Along with this, you are also supposed to defeat the enemies and solve puzzles. This action-adventure game is available on iOS, Android, Nintendo DS, PS 3, and PS Wii.

 

10. Rayman Legends

Launched in 2014, the game is one of the best fun co-op games for couples. The main character, Rayman, finds a mystical painting that can transport him to a mystical world. Four players can jump in and control the party. It is available on iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

11. The Witness

In this multiplayer puzzle game, the players are dropped on an island filled with complex puzzles. Visually the game is appealing and soothing. You have to unlock the areas on the island in minimum time to win. It is available on iOS, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

12. Haven

Compatible with PS5, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X|S, this multiplayer game is based on science-fiction. In this game, the couple has left their home and landed on an empty planet. They use anti-gravity boots to move around the planet. They can also relax in their spaceship to cook meals, craft items, take shower, and heal.

13. Monaco! What’s Yours Is Mine

Released in 2013, this game is compatible with Mac OS X, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox 360, and Linux. In this cooperative game, you are put into a heist, and your mission is to acquire the loot, avoid any attention, and run away with the goods. You also get a basic visual of the map. Every mission is unique, with different strategies.

14. Outward

In this co-op role-playing game, you are in a survival world, where you have to fight the harsh environment and maintain your vitals to come out safely. You should make sure that you are carrying all the necessary equipment. You can find it on Stadia, Xbox One, PS4, PC, iOS, Android. You also have to fight various enemies and maintain your thirst level.

15. Pummel Party

You can enjoy this action game if you are a fan of Mario Party. The players have to participate in mini-games and solve board games. You have to make your way through dangerous terrains to win the game before others reach the finish point. This game is compatible with PC and is available on Android and iOS too.

16. Darksiders Genesis

You can easily find this game on Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. One of the best co-op games for couples, wherein you have to hunt down Lucifer. Throughout your journey, you have to kill the demonic forces in an action-packed way. You can play it locally by splitting the screen or online.

17. Castle Crashers

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In this game, you have to face several boss battles. This 2D game can be enjoyed by four players at a given time and it takes seven hours to complete the game. You become a knight in this game to protect their kingdom from enemies. It is available on platforms like Xbox 360, PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PS3.

18. Portal 2

In this puzzle game, you have to focus on a device that makes wormholes so that they can connect. You have different levels to solve with your partner. Think outside the box to overcome the challenges. The game is compatible with PC, Linux, PS3, Xbox 360, and Mac OS X. The game is available on Android and iOS platforms too.

19. It Takes Two

This action-adventure-packed game focuses on a divorcing couple. But the twist is when they suddenly get transformed into small figurines owned by their daughter. To reach their real body, the couple has to work together and beat enemies. Communication is important in the game. It is available on PC, PS4, XBO, X/S, and PS5.

Gamer Jordan Moncrief says his wife often encountered problems while playing games. However, he thinks this game helped overcome her issues and even made their marriage happier. He says, “Before It Takes Two, I could not understand how she struggled with the simplest of video game tasks. Even using the right control stick to change the direction the camera was facing was a hurdle for her early on. However, after a few hours, something clicked. She was keeping up with me and even solving puzzles faster than me. The aspect of It Takes Two that made the biggest difference for my wife was the ever-changing tools and powers we were handed every few hours. It Takes Two helped me become a better video game partner and a better husband. As silly as it might sound, playing this wacky video game with my wife helped me become a more patient man, and that, in turn, made her want to play more games with me (ii).”

20. Human Fall Flat

Released in 2016, the video game expects you to explore the world, and reach new areas by grabbing various objects by moving around them. You have to work with other players constantly. But your character moves can make the game difficult. You can find this game iOS, Android, PC, XBO, PS4, PS5, and NS.

21. Unravel 2

It is one of the best games for couples, wherein you have to get various equipment and play with the two yarn figures. You both have to help each other to fight through the obstacles. As you finish the levels, the difficulty level keeps increasing. You also have to fight with the enemies to reach the exit quickly. This game is available on NS, XBO, PS4, PC, Android, and iOS.

22.  A Way Out

This online split-screen action adventure has two main characters who intend to escape authorities and run away from prison. The story of the characters will be narrated through the games as you both help them make their way to freedom. This popular game sold over a million copies within two weeks after its launch. It is available on  PS4, PC, and Xbox One.

 23. Spiritfarer

Stella is a Spritfarer who leads spirits to the afterlife, and her pet cat, Daffodil, helps her in this magical and fascinating journey. Every spirit that reaches safely is grateful to them, and they thank her with a spirit flower. You both pick which character you want to help and enjoy this slow and visually mesmerizing game. It is available on PC, macOS, Linux, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Android and Stadia.

24. Tools Up!

In this animated world, you and your partner are home renovators who fix up people’s houses while they are out for work. Your goal is to get the renovation done within record time. So, what are you waiting for? Gather your team and your tools and start working. This game can be played on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

25. Gloomhaven

In this strategy-based game, you take on the role of mercenaries and set out to discover dungeons and kill monsters. Each game starts in a specific dungeon with a separate scenario. Your goal is to accomplish the scenario’s main objective to move forward in the game. You can play this game on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

26. Snipperclips: Cut It Out, Together!

Created by SFB Games, this game is a cooperative puzzle game. You both will pick a character for yourself, and they solve puzzles while snipping out parts of each other’s bodies. This popular, challenging game also has games such as basketball and hockey. It is available on Nintendo Switch.

27. Vagante

This world is full of evil monsters and demons. You both have to fight them all to get to a treasure that no one has ever been able to get. You can customize your characters and explore a dark fantasy world together. This game can be played on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Linux, macOS, and Nintendo Switch.

28. Cuphead

For cartoon lovers, here is a co-op game that will remind you of your childhood. This game is so popular that Netflix even has an animated show based on it. The game is simple. You and your partner control a cup-shaped character who will be involved in boss fights that will get difficult with each level you survive. It is available on PC, Xbox One, macOS, Nintendo Switch, and PS4.

29. Diablo III

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Image credit: ShutterstockThis is an action game that can have you both sitting on the edge of your seats. You are your world’s heroes and must protect it from threats. This game offers some fascinating characters all involved in an engaging storyline. You can play this game on PC, OS X, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

For Trudy Griffin, mother and gamer, Diablo III was more than just a game. Griffin, who plays the game with her husband and stepson, says, “One of the video games we played early on was Diablo III. For our family, the game had a purpose. The essence of the story is that players fight demons, sometimes accompanied by angels. As a Christian family who felt besieged by the world, a family demon-slaying session gave us some much-needed stress relief and a figurative way to fight the evil we saw around us. In cooperative mode, the three of us took on a world of demons and relished defeating them (iii).”

30. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

This action game incorporates elements from Mexican culture and folklore. You both have to fight enemies and collect coins to acquire new skills to help you progress in the game. The best part is that the game is available on a plethora of platforms, such as PC, OS X, Linux, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

31. Spelunky

This 2D adventure game is popular for its innovative gameplay and creative design. As players, your aim in the game is to check out tunnels in search of treasure while battling enemies and staying away from traps. It has four difficult areas of terrain that contain more treasure. You can play this game on platforms such as PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, ChromeOS, and Switch.

32. BattleBlock Theater

This game is simple. You only have to collect gems to keep advancing. Your partner and you have to solve deadly puzzles to help you earn the gems. But remember, there is a possibility of partner sabotage, so do not trust your partner blindly. This game is available on Xbox 360, PC, Linux, and Mac OS X.

33. The Forest

For thrill-seekers, this horror game can send a chill down your spine. You both will be transported to a virtual forest infested with monsters that thrive on humans. All you have to do is survive on this peninsula by creating your own shelter and tools. You will also have to create your own weapons to protect yourself. You can play this game on PC and PS4.

34. Nine Parchments

This 3D game by Frozenbyte transports its players into a dark, magical world. As players, you will be playing as students of Astral Academy who battle enemies and bosses to obtain the nine missing parchments. This game can be played on gaming platforms such as Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Melissa Rose Rogers, a writer, explains how Nine Parchments helped her bond with her husband after the birth of their baby. “While many games offer online multiplayer, far fewer offer couch co-op. It’s a lot more fun to me sitting next to each other, and having two TVs next to each other doesn’t really seem practical. My husband is immensely better than me. I might not be great, but we have fun (iv).”

35. Helldivers

Up for a hardcore shooting game? Inspired by military science fiction, this game makes you face three different types of enemies to protect your planet, ‘Super Earth.’ The enemy can strike from anywhere, so you must always be on alert. The game is available on popular PlayStation consoles, such as PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and PC.

36. Dying Light

In the fictional city of Harran, you and your partner have to enter a quarantine zone and fight zombies. This game involves fighting with weapons and allows players to implement parkour techniques while fighting and moving around. This exciting game can be enjoyed on Linux, PS4, PC, Xbox One, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

37. Super Motherload

As players, your partner and you will drill and collect minerals on planet Mars. In this horror science-fiction-based game, you will learn more about the secrets of Mars and also about the weird happenings in the different ‘Solarus’ bases. Find this game on PS4, PS3, and PC.

38. Army of Two

This game is about two mercenaries against their deadly enemies. Created by the Canadian gaming company EA Montreal, this game is designed to give you some unforgettable and exciting action and adventure. Play it on PS3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360.

39. Kalimba

Created by the Danish gaming studio Press Play, this game features a unique storyline. You both will control two pieces of the same colored totem pole in this game. While working in tandem, you will have to work together to unlock the next levels. The game is available on Xbox One and PC. You can also play it on iPhones (iOS).

40. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

If Lara Croft is your favorite character, then this is your time to walk in her fictional shoes. You and your partner enter this fictional animated world to battle evil and protect humanity. Of the four main characters, you can pick the one you find the most enticing. Find this game on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Stadia, and Nintendo Switch.

41. ibb & obb

Ibb and Obb are two colorful creatures traveling to another world where gravitational rules are in reverse from those on Earth. It is a fun adventure that you and your partner will enjoy on a game night. This game is available on PS3, PC, Linux, OS X, and Nintendo Switch.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can co-op games help improve communication and teamwork in a relationship?

Yes. Co-op games allow the couple to work together to complete missions and help understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses. It also helps the couple learn to trust each other when playing and improves their coordination and problem-solving skills.

2. What are some benefits of playing co-op games with your partner?

The benefits include improved teamwork and stronger communication while providing a relaxing time for the couple to enjoy together and make new memories.

3. How do I choose a co-op game that my partner and I will enjoy?

Consider each other’s gaming preferences, the game’s difficulty level, and the game’s duration. Also, ensure you help your partner if they are new to the game.

4. How do I balance competitive and cooperative elements in a co-op game for couples?

You can achieve it by choosing games with both competitive and cooperative modes or setting challenges that require teamwork, collaboration, and healthy competition.

5. What are some challenges of playing co-op games with your partner?

The challenges include differences in skill levels, disagreements over a decision, miscommunication, and differences in gaming interests. Nevertheless, these issues can be ironed out easily by discussing the game before playing it.

Playing couple relationship-building games can help you discover some hidden aspects of your significant other’s personality. The shared experience can help cultivate feelings of closeness while strengthening your connection, teamwork, mutual support, trust, intimacy, and understanding. Co-op games for couples are ideal as they teach couples how to build strong companionship, resolve conflicts, and multiply mutual love. Stardew Valley, We Were Here, Dream Daddy, and Rayman Legends are some all-time favorites. Pick some of these interesting co-op games to play with your partner to make your weekends fun-filled and exciting.

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Planning to have a date night but don’t want to go out of the comfort of your home? We got you! In the following infographic, we have listed a range of co-op games you can play with your partner, just sitting on the couch together and enjoying quality time together.

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Key Pointers

  • Try the co-op game ’We Were Here’ if you are the castle and puzzle loving couple.
  • The foodies may try ’Overcooked.’
  • If space travel excites you, ’Lovers In Dangerous Spacetime’ may be the one for you.
  • Strengthen your bonds with ’It Takes 2,’ ’Outward,’ ’Pummel Party,’ and many more games as you scroll down.
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