Best couch co-op games to play with friends – Top 20

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The best Local Multiplayer & Couch co-op games for PC, Xbox and PS4

Best Couch co-op games

Who doesn’t love local co-op games? Having some friends round with a load of controllers is a great way to have a laugh and let off some steam. It gets even better when alcohol is involved, although not always recommended!

All of the games listed below are some of my favourites, and have provided a lot of fun and entertainment with family and friends. Every one of the games below are at least 4 players too.

Anyway, let’s get to our top picks for the best local multiplayer & couch co-op games.
Also, don’t worry, this isn’t 20 individual pages! Just slide through

20Stikbold!

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players

Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure is an over-the-top action sports game with strong resemblance to dodgeball. Inspired by classic arcade games, Stikbold! delivers rock-solid and colorful local-multiplayer action with surprising depth.

19Ultimate Chicken Horse

PC | Consoles coming this summer – Up to 4 Players

Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer where you and your friends build the level as you play, placing deadly traps before trying to reach the end of the level. If you can make it but your friends can’t, you get a point!

18Spelunky

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players

Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure.

17Screen Cheat

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players

Screencheat is the ridiculous split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible so you have to “screencheat”.  Master a wide variety of one-hit kill weapons including a blunderbuss, a car engine that shoots bouncing plasma balls and a teddy bear loaded with explosives.

16Rampage Knights

PC – Up to 4 Players

Rampage Knights is a cooperative beat ’em up game mixed up with randomized dungeon crawling and exploration which you can play alone or with a friend online. Get as far as you can through the dungeon!

15Mount Your Friends

PC – Up to 4 Players

Mount Your Friends is a physics based competitive climbing game where what you climb is each other. Players take turns climbing to the top of a tower of previous climbers (and a goat) working to become the new highest point before time runs out.

14Lethal League

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players

Lethal League is a competitive projectile fighting game where you have to hit an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponent to win. The ball speeds up with every strike, up to explosively extreme velocities.

13SpeedRunners

PC | Xbox – Up to 4 Players

SpeedRunners is a 4 player competitive platformer with grappling hooks, power-ups, and interactive environments. Run, jump, swing around, fire rockets, grapple onto people to knock them off screen.

12Tricky Towers

PC | PS – Up to 4 Players

Stack your bricks and use your spells to create the tallest stable tower. Match your tower wizardry against 4 others in local multiplayer, or challenge wizards around the world in an online battle of magics and engineering mayhem.

11Broforce

PC | PS – Up to 4 Players

Broforce – an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force. Brace your loins with up to four players to run ‘n’ gun as dozens of different bros and eliminate the opposing terrorist forces that threaten our way of life.

10Party Panic

PC – Up to 4 Players

Compete against your friends in 15+ rapid fire minigames, or race through the brutal Gauntlet. There is even a built in drinking game! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it’s stupid. Grab your friends, pick your characters and get partying in this exciting and panic filled game!

9Rocket League

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players

A futuristic Sports-Action game, Rocket League, equips players with booster-rigged vehicles that can be crashed into balls for incredible goals or epic saves across multiple, highly-detailed arenas.

8Overcooked

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players

Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff.

7Move or die

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players

20 seconds, constantly changing mechanics and a lot of yelling. These are the keywords that perfectly describe a round of Move or Die, the 4-player friendship ruining party gamewhere rules change every single round.

6Keep talking, nobody explodes

PC | PS – At least 2 players required

In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual.

5Gang Beasts

PC | Consoles coming soon – Up to 4 Players

Watch in horror and amusement as gangs of gummy miscreants fight to grab, push, pull, and force their enemies from suspended window cleaning scaffolds, neglected funfair attractions, and commercial haulage trucks.

4Castle Crashers

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players

Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this newly updated edition of the insanely popular 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth! Up to four friends can play locally or online and save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles!

3Magicka 2

PC | PS – Up to 4 Players

In the next chapter of Magicka, players ascend from the ruins of Aldrheim to experience a Midgård almost wiped free of Wizards after the Wizard Wars, with the few that do remain having either gone mad or extremely hostile toward all others.

2Jackbox Party Pack

PC | Xbox | PS – Up to 4 Players (8 on 1 mode)

Players play using their phones, tablets, or even computers as controllers – making it the perfect easy-in entertainment piece for your next game night or party. No big mess of controllers needed! Multiple and fun game modes to choose from!

1Helldivers

PC | PS – Up to 4 Players

HELLDIVERS is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka. As part of the elite unit called the HELLDIVERS, players must work together to protect SUPER EARTH and defeat the enemies of mankind in an intense intergalactic war.

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