The 10 best co-op games with splitscreen

Best played with a friend.

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Cooperative games have a large fanbase. Going through these adventures with a friend by your side is one of the best ways to experience various video games. With fewer games on the market that offer you the chance to play the game in splitscreen, you need to take advantage of the ones that do.

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What are the best co-op splitscreen games

Here are the ten best co-op games you can play in splitscreen.

A Way Out

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A Way Out is a game that can only be played in cooperative splitscreen regardless if you and your partner are playing online or on the same system. You play as Leo and Vincent as they work together to escape prison and get revenge on a mob boss who wronged them. The game will consistently have you agree on decisions and progress through highly cinematic sequences on your way to the credits.

Escape Academy

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There are few high-quality escape room games available on the market, so Escape Academy is one of them and an excellent choice for any friends looking to enjoy escape rooms with a friend. You and your friend will play with a constant splitscreen so each other can always see what the other witnesses, whether it is a code or anything else in the environment. Work together to get through these escape rooms made by professionals.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo the Master Chief Collection
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The Halo series is famous for providing one of the best cooperative shooter campaigns. With The Master Chief Collection, you can play through Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo Reach with friends. These games and their stories are iconic and will give you dozens of hours of great cooperative action.

Human: Fall Flat

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Human: Fall Flat does not have a story, but its campaign is fun to play through with a friend. You and your friend will wobble and progress through various puzzles and environments, having fun with the wonky physics at play here.

It Takes Two

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It Takes Two is another game that can only be played in splitscreen regardless of playing on the same system or over the internet. Cody and May are a married couple going through a divorce. Their daughter Rose accidentally casts a spell on them that turns them into dolls and forces them to work together through various problems to overcome the trials tearing them apart.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

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The Lego games are well known for being family-friendly that any age can enjoy, and great cooperative games. Unfortunately, there is no online support to play with someone, not on the same system, but all of these games are well received. The Skywalker Saga is likely the best, featuring environments and stories taken from the nine main Skywalker Saga movies.


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Minecraft is a survival game that essentially lets you do whatever you want if you can find the resources. Playing on Survival Mode will have you and your partner working together to gather the proper items and ores to create buildings and other items to let you thrive. If you decide to play in Creative, your imaginative bones are never restricted with constant access to everything at all times.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

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The Overcooked! games have you prepare meals on each level with various obstacles and variations to change up the circumstances. One level could have the layout regularly rotating, while another could require grabbing ingredients from your partner’s backpack. Working together to prepare and deliver food is chaotic and fun as you attempt to get better scores on each run. This two pack will give you both games to enjoy everything together.

Portal 2

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Portal 2 is a physics game that has you shooting portals into surfaces to get you past various puzzles. While the main story is singleplayer only, a secondary cooperative campaign is available where you play as Atlas and P-body. These levels are unique from the main story and are tons of fun to have with a friend.

Rayman Legends

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Rayman Legends is a great cooperative side-scrolling platformer to play with friends. Rayman and his friends progress through various fun levels with great running mechanics that feel smooth and fun to play. Going through this with a friend will entertain you until you reach the end.