The Best Local COOP Games in 2022


It plays better with a partner!


Here you will find our best new local COOP games. Enjoy!

The games are listed in no particular order. The first game does not have to be the best. It’s all random.

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Local COOP Games Introduction

These are not the best local COOP games of all time. Every title listed is available on the current or previous generation of consoles and/or PC.

This means all of those titles can be played on either Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, or all of them.

You will also find the player count with whom you can enjoy the adventure.

Without further ado. Let’s dive into our best new local COOP games.

Best New Local COOP Games

Divinity Original Sin 1 and 2

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Image via Larian Studios
  • Developer: Larian Studios
  • Publisher: Larian Studios
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, iOS
  • Player Count: 1-2 players
  • Genre: RPG, Action, Adventure Turn-based

Divinity Original Sin 1 and 2 are some of the best RPGs, action games, story games, and turn-based strategy games ever created.

In addition, you can enjoy the whole game with a friend or a partner.

In the Divinity Original Sin series, you can create your own character and dive deep into this amazing and colorful fantasy world.

Build your character, choose your class, earn loot, and complete quests for glorious rewards.

The most important aspect of the game is creativity. Whatever you can think of, you probably can do in the game.

There is no right approach. You can solve a problem or complete a mission in countless ways.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

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Image via 2K Games
  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
  • Player Count: 1-4 players
  • Genre: Action, Looter-shooter, FPS

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection contains one of the most successful Borderlands games in the franchise – Borderlands 2.

In this bundle, you will also find Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Both games are of the same genre and rely heavily on collecting new loot.

Even though, the original game came out ten years ago they still look amazing with its cell shading graphics.

All of the characters and the story you will meet are memorable and offer a lot of diversity.

Borderlands 3

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Image via 2K Games
  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Player Count: 1-2 players (1-4 on XSX and PS5)
  • Genre: Action, Looter-shooter, FPS

A full-blown sequel to Borderlands 2. In Borderlands 3 you will find everything characteristic of the Borderlands franchise.

Many new and returning characters with their own stories and character arcs. Four new characters to choose from, each with its unique abilities.

Collecting loot has never been so pleasing. Borderlands 3 is filled with a lot of quality-of-life updates and after over two years of updates and DLCs, the game is a full package right now.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

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Image via 2K Games
  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Player Count: 1-2 players (1-4 on XSX and PS5)
  • Genre: Action, Looter-shooter, FPS

A spin-off to the Borderlands franchise that was born from one of the greatest DLCs ever made to any game.

It uses a lot of stuff known from Borderlands 3 but is more of a fantasy game. The whole experience is a game within a game.

In addition to shooting, you have spells and melee weapons this time around. New additions to the series. Also, it has one of the best stories in the whole franchise.

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Diablo III: Eternal Collection

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  • Developer: Activision Blizzard
  • Publisher: Activision Blizzard
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
  • Player Count: 1-2 players
  • Genre: aRPG, hack’n’slash

Another game about looting, but this time an action RPG. It’s presented in an isometric view.

The story is very enjoyable, but the core of the game is after you complete the main quest line. There are a lot of side activities and end-game content.

You can collect new legendary items, and level up your character endlessly. There are a lot of characters to choose from.

With Diablo IV on the horizon, it is a game worth checking out, especially with a friend or a partner.

Dirt 5

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  • Developer: Codemasters
  • Publisher: Codemasters
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Player Count: 1-4 players
  • Genre: Racing

Dirt 5 is the newest installment in the franchise and allows you to play the game with up to four friends.

You can race each other, and see who is the best driver. The graphics look amazing, especially on the new generation of consoles.

There are a lot of tracks and cars to choose from along with a decent customization system.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

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Image via Team17
  • Developer: Ghost Town Games
  • Publisher: Team17
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
  • Player Count: 1-4 players
  • Genre: Platforming, Party, Casual

A more casual title that is great for parties. There is no complex story.

The gameplay look is very simple. All you have to do is prepare orders, but the fun lies in the preparations.

One player needs to chop the tomatoes, the other runs around looking for onions. It’s complete chaos and it’s beautiful.

This edition contains both Overcooked 1 and Overcooked 2 with additional content.

It Takes Two

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Image via Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Hazelight
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Player Count: 2 players
  • Genre: Platforming, Adventure, Puzzle, Story

Finally, we have two games in a row that are made for cooperation from scratch.

There should never be a list of coop games without mentioning It Takes Two. Critically acclaimed game, that is worth its buzz surrounding it.

The whole game is a beautiful and emotional story of a girl and her parents (whom you play as). The gameplay evolves all of the time. It’s like you would put 30 games into one.

There are chase sequences, puzzles, moments for reflection, and action-filled shooting sequences.

You will need a partner or a friend to complete this game, but it is definitely worth the time and effort to complete.

A Way Out

A Way Out
Image via Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Hazelight
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Player Count: 2 players
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Story

A Way Out is a game that Hazelight did before It Takes Two. It is completely different from the previous game.

This is a story of two friends trying to escape prison. It is more grounded and mostly a third-person action game with a lot of sequences that require players to work together.

Once again a game that has a rich and beautiful story full of twists and turns.

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Warhammer: Chaosbane – Slayer Edition

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Image via Nacon
  • Developer: EKO Software
  • Publisher: Nacon / Bigben Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Player Count: 1-4 players
  • Genre: aRPG, hack’n’slash

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a similar game to the Diablo franchise. You choose a character and build it from the ground up collecting new items.

It might not be the best coop game, but it is worth checking out especially if you like Diablo. There aren’t as many hack’n’slash games that offer local coop so every single one is worth giving a shot.

In Warhammer: Chaosbane you will have a great adventure, and even if the game is not perfect it is so much fun with a friend or a partner.

You can exchange items. There is no better feeling than when a new legendary item drops, you pick it up, and it’s for your friend/partner. Well unless it’s for your character, then that is obviously better.

Minecraft

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Image via Microsoft
  • Developer: Mojang
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Platforms: Everything you can think of
  • Player Count: 1-4 players
  • Genre: Adventure, Creative

Minecraft needs no introduction. It is a gaming phenomenon.

You can create anything, build anything, fight, build and so much more. It is a canvas for your creativity and what better way to do it than with a couple of friends.

The game has a multiplayer that is very popular, but you can also play local coop on consoles.

Split-screen is a great way to relax in front of a TV while having fun with your friends digging squared stone and dirt.

Cinematic Games

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Image via 2K Games
  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Player Count: 1-7 players (controller sharing)
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller, Story

Cinematic games are often considered something like interactive movies. You do not play all the time. A lot of time is spent watching cutscenes or just making choices.

Games like that have a lot of branching storylines, end outcome will differ depending on your actions. Most of them are single-player games, but Supermassive Games decided to go in another direction.

They mastered the horror genre of games and added a cooperation mode where you can play the game with up to seven players.

You don’t need more than one controller. You can just share it around. A great idea for a movie night with a twist.

Games Recommendations

  • The Quarry
  • Until Dawn
  • The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
  • The Dark Pictures: Little Hope
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes
  • The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me

Sports Games

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Image via Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Various
  • Publisher: Various
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
  • Player Count: 1-4 players
  • Genre: Sports

Sports games like FIFA have to be one of the most accessible ways to play a game with your friends. You can just grab a controller and jump right into the gameplay.

There are a lot of different sports in real-life and almost every single one of them has a game based on it.

It does not matter if you are a fan of football (soccer), basketball, baseball, American football, hockey, and more. There is a game you can play with your friends and have tons of fun.

Games Recommendations

  • FIFA Series
  • NBA 2K Series
  • NHL Series
  • Madden NFL Series

Fighting Games

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Image via Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Various
  • Publisher: Various
  • Platforms: Depending on the game
  • Player Count: Depending on the game
  • Genre: Fighting

Fighting games go way back. We ourselves played or know someone who played the first Tekken or the first Mortal Kombat.

These are the games that often require a lot of patience and skill to master, but are insanely fun to play around without knowing what you are doing.

It is a completely different game to play it seriously and learn the moves, and the characters. On the other hand, it is so funny to just smash buttons and see cool stuff.

It’s a lot of fun to play these games solo against AI, but it cannot be compared to playing with another human being. Some of the titles recommended also have a full story mode like Naruto or Demon Slayer.

Games Recommendations

  • Mortal Kombat X and XI
  • Injustice 1 and 2
  • Soulcalibur VI
  • Street Fighter V: Championship Edition
  • WWE 2K Game Series
  • UFC Series
  • Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Series
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  • AEW: Fight Forever

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Call of Duty Games

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Image via Activision Blizzard
  • Developer: Treyarch / Infinity Ward / Beenox Inc. / Raven Software / Sledgehammer Games
  • Publisher: Activision Blizzard
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Player Count: 1-4 players
  • Genre: Action, FPS

The Call of Duty series does not get enough credit for its cooperation modes. Sure it’s fun to play the multiplayer, and even a campaign is sometimes fun.

However, there is a lot of enjoyment inside the local coop modes in this franchise. Famous Zombies mode is one of the best tower defense-ish game modes in a AAA game.

You can fight against hordes of zombies (or sometimes aliens and dogs) or complete the story of Call of Duty Zombies mode.

There is also an addition to Call of Duty Black Ops 3, the Zombies Chronicles. It adds a lot of old and new maps to one of the newest Black Ops games. You can enjoy classic maps from CoD Black Ops 1 or even CoD World at War.

Games Recommendations

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles

LEGO Games

Unlock characters codes Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga
Image via Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Traveller’s Tales / TT Games
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One X/S, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch
  • Player Count: 1-2 players
  • Genre: Platforming, Adventure, Casual, Story

LEGO games are often a way to go back to the past. Almost everyone has their own favorite LEGO game from when they were kids.

These games also allow you to enjoy a pop culture phenomenon and play through it. It is one thing to watch a Star Wars movie, but another to play through the story of these movies.

LEGO takes popular franchises and combines them with well… LEGOs. It is a weird, yet successful combination that makes it a perfect game to play with a partner, a friend, or with your kid.

Games Recommendations

  • LEGO Hobbit
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection
  • LEGO DC Super-Villains
  • LEGO Incredibles
  • LEGO Jurassic World
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 1 and 2
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Honorable Mentions

  • Stardew Valley – a great pixel-art game about farming and love
  • Haven – a story-driven adventure about a boy and a girl
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure – from Little Big Planet to our screens
  • Rocket League – football and cars, what could go wrong?
  • Worms Series – shoot your friends, bomb your friends, banana your friends
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime – simple but emotional
  • SpeedRunners – i am SPEED
  • Unravel Two – unravel together
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – its classic TNMT action
  • Rayman Legends – go right, go right, go right

Best New Local COOP Games Summary

These were some of the best new local coop games available for you to play today.

In the past couch coop or local coop have seen much more love, but it does not mean there is nothing to play these days.

Let’s just hope even more great games that offer local cooperation will come out in the future.

Hopefully, the success of games like It Takes Two or A Way Out will be just the beginning of the rise of coop games.

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