Best Co-Op Games You Can Play Right Now (2021 Edition)

Single-player games may be fun and all but nothing can match the experience of playing a game with your friends and family. Co-op games have been at the core of video games as a medium, since the days of gaming in arcades. This gaming genre has come a long way, giving us some of the best memories of our childhood.

The gaming market has become saturated with tons of co-op games to choose from and play, however, it’s pretty difficult to find the best of the pack. To avoid arguing over what’s worth playing, we have compiled a list of the top 10 co-op games to play with your loved ones.

Top 10 Co-Op Games to Play

We have hand-picked this list based on the multiplayer capabilities these games have to offer without compromising the overall quality of the gameplay. Here are some of the games which help you embrace your companionship and guarantee you an enjoyable experience:

Monster Hunter: World

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Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game that allows players to take control of a hunter tasked to kill or trap monsters worldwide. The player is rewarded through loot consisting of parts from the monster and other elements that are used to craft weapons and armor, amongst other equipment. Your squad can include up to 4 player-controlled members who are brave enough to hunt down the scariest monsters out there! 

Players: 1-4

Available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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It Takes Two

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It Takes Two is an action-adventure game mainly designed for split-screen multiplayer gameplay. You are partnered with your friend and given the role of a couple trying to get their original bodies back. Facing obstacles together and playing minigames is just a small slice of what the game has to offer.

Players: 2

Available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Among Us

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If you’re living under a rock and haven’t heard of Among Us, it’s a social deduction game for up to 10 players. You play as a crew member in a ship containing at least one imposter who’s out there to kill everyone. Your job is to complete your tasks or find the imposter before everyone dies!

Players: 1-10

Available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.

Sea of Thieves

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Sea of Thieves is one of the most beautiful Open World games requiring players to team up with others and explore the whole wide world in a pirate ship. Players assume the role of a pirate in the quest to become the ultimate Pirate Legend. Raise the sails and prepare your pirate friends for a fun and exciting journey!

Players: 1-4

Available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Overcooked 2

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Overcooked 2 is a chaotic cooking game tasking players to run a restaurant by cooking various types of dishes and serving them in time. The game is ideal to satisfy your multiplayer cravings along with providing a mixture of fun challenges and obstacles to overcome.

Players: 1-4

Available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Phasmophobia

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If you and your partners are suckers for the horror genre, then Phasmophobia is the one for you. You and your team members take over the role of paranormal investigators and explore various haunted locations filled with paranormal activity. The core objective is to collect evidence to determine what type of spirit resides in the area.

Players: 1-4

Available on PC and Android.

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes

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This game will tickle your inner EOD tendencies as you race against the time to defuse the bomb. One player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb while others ( Experts ) read the Bomb Defusal manual to decipher clues on how to deactivate the explosive. Oh, and did we forgot to mention that the Experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!

Players: 2-12

Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Cuphead

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Cuphead brings old-school cartoons back to life in the form of a two-player run and gun experience. The players are tasked with fighting through several levels, culminating in boss fights, in order to repay their debt to the devil. The game is loved for its art style, gameplay, soundtrack, and difficulty.

Players: 1-2

Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

We Were Here

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We Were Here is a first-person adventure gaming splitting the players into escape rooms with the objective to communicate with each other and solve puzzles in order to escape. Puzzle your way out, often by matching symbols between rooms (which isn’t so easy when you’re trying to describe a bunch of squiggly lines that all look the same). The first version of the game has the shortest playtime; however it’s also free, so we recommend trying it out first!

Players: 2

Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Rayman Legends

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Rayman Legends is an absolutely gorgeous, must-play platformer. Each level is intricately designed with exceptional movement physics. The characters and animations are quirky and lively, which helps in providing a great sense of momentum. Each character can also perform unique actions such as cutting through ropes, activating mechanisms, and grabbing hold of enemies, all needed in harmony to defeat the level.

Players: 1-4

Available on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia.


We compiled the list above keeping in mind to disregard extremely popular games like Fortnite and show you a glimpse of the less-played games you can enjoy with people who aren’t avid gamers.

Which is your favorite multiplayer game to play with your friends? Mention it in the comments below!

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Syed Arham
A computer geek at heart, Arham spends his day losing games in Dota 2 and dropping guides for fellow gaming enthusiasts.

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