Best Couch Co-Op Games for XBOX Series X and XBOX Series S in 2024: Handpicked and Regularly Updated

The XBOX Series X and the XBOX Series S has been available in stores since the end of 2020. 7 years after the initial launch of the XBOX One, Microsoft is releasing its next generation of consoles, at the same time as Sony's PlayStation 5. The XBOX Series X or XSX is the most powerful console Microsoft has ever developed: An 8-core processor, 16 GB RAM and a 12 TFLOPS graphics card ensure an impressive visual quality—even in 4K or FullHD with up to 120 FPS. Furthermore, the built-in SSD significantly reduces loading times. The console has a solid black case, so it’s perfectly suited for your living room and (of course) for couch co-op games.

With the XBOX Series S there is a second, smaller and cheaper version available, which comes in a white case. According to Microsoft you can expect the same performance from both consoles. However, the XBOX Series S lacks an optical drive and only supports FullHD monitors, unlike the XSX. Both consoles are delivered with a single controller, but older XBOX controllers are still supported, which is perfect for your next games night with friends.

For its new generation of consoles, Microsoft relies (again) on it’s own operating system: Windows. The two platforms have merged more and more over the last few years, so it is not surprising that most games for XBOX are also available for Windows. Additionally, Microsoft ist serious about backwards compatability: Almost every game for XBOX One can be played on XBOX Series X/S. A large selection of games and support of older controllers make the XBOX Series X/S a great console for local multiplayer games.

What makes Microsoft's offer stand out from the competition is the so-called XBOX Game Pass. It’s a subscription that allows you to play the latest games—on XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Windows and even on smartphones and tablets. We’ve created a list with our favourite couch co-op games for the new generation of consoles, many of which are also available on the XBOX Game Pass. What are you waiting for?

Scroll down to find some great games. ↓

Last edited: 24.03.2024

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Screenshot of: Save Your Nuts

Save Your Nuts

Compete against squirrels, dogs and raccoons. Your goal is to collect nuts.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Competitive

Available for Windows, macOS, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch

Screenshot of: Bish Bash Bots

Bish Bash Bots

Defend your EMP station by strategically placing towers and fending off robots with your hammer.

2 3 4 Co-Op

Available for Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch

Screenshot of: Moving Out 2

Moving Out 2

Move furniture into your van while avoiding obstacles and frantically yelling at your friends.

2 3 4 Co-Op

Available for Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch

Screenshot of: Paddles


Engage in a more intense version of “Pong" with multiple arenas, special balls and up to 4 players.

2 3 4 Competitive

Available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch

Screenshot of: Fight’N Rage

Fight’N Rage

Fight your way through hordes of enemies in a classic 2D sidescrolling Beat ’em up.

2 3 Co-Op Competitive

Available for Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch

Screenshot of: OddBallers


Each round is a new type of dodgeball: Grab whatever you can and throw it at your opponents.

2 3 4 5 6 Competitive

Available for Windows, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch

About us

Great couch co-op games are hard to find? Not anymore!

We love couch co-op games. Nothing beats the joy of sitting in the same room, playing some fun games and experiencing the reactions of your friends first hand—especially during a pandemic, when you’re more often at home with your partner, family members or roommates. Sure, online multiplayer modes can be fun, too, but couch co-op has always been the best type of multiplayer games for us.

If you are like us, you play local multiplayer games on a regular basis, either with your kids or your friends. Every platform has some couch co-op classics, like “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” and “Super Mario Party” on Nintendo Switch or “Sackboy: A Big Adventure” on PS5. While these couch co-op games can be played over and over again, you may want to try something new from time to time. So, where do you find interesting, new titles? Sometimes you get great recommendations from friends, but most of the time you need to do your own research.

Most game stores like Steam, PlayStation/Microsoft Store or Nintendo eShop offer categories for local multiplayer games. However, they either feature just a handful of new games or list thousands of entries. Websites for couch co-op games do exist, but they try to list them all, even the not-so-good ones. Gaming related blogs and magazines write about couch co-op games from time to time, but it’s not their main subject. You probably don’t want to search on the internet for hours and hunt for hidden gems. You want to find great, new games without the hassle. That’s why we’ve came up with the idea for Couch Co-Op Favorites.

We create lists with handpicked couch co-op games—filterable by platform, player number and relevant features. On this website you can quickly find new games which have been tested by people like you. Save time on researching, spend more time with friends and family.

We love couch co-op games

We are a group of friends from Northern Germany. We have a deep passion for couch co-op games and did a lot of research on the subject in our student days. We don’t know all titles, but we certainly know a lot of excellent games for different platforms and audiences. We regularly play games, but we still identify as casual gamers. We believe that not every gaming related site needs to look like it has been made for stereotypical gamers. That’s why we’ve decided to and make this site look friendly and approchable.

Our mission is simple: We want to bring joy to people looking for good couch co-op games and we want to support indie developers, too.

We personally test every game

All games listed here are handpicked by us. We’re not paid by developers to feature their games. Developers may send us their games for free, but this doesn’t influence our opinon about these games. If we list a game, we genuinely like it. It’s that simple. No ads, no affiliate links, just good games.

Are you working on a couch co-op game?

If you’re working on a couch co-op game, feel free to send us a short email with a link to your press kit and a few codes. To be able to test a game properly, we use multiple platforms (PC and at least one console, if possible). Currently, we prefer to test on Steam (Windows/Ubuntu) and on Nintendo Switch (EU/Germany). Please understand that we cannot publish a review for every game. As our time is limited, we are unable to test any betas or games in “Early Access”. Additionally, we priotize games which are available on multiple platforms (not Steam only).

If you’re not sure wether your game is “good enough” or if you haven't been feeling very confident lately, please consider reaching out anyway. We are regular people, just like you, and we try to answer every email!

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Regardless of whether you’re an (indie) game developer or a fan of couch co-op games, we’d be happy to hear from you. Feel free to send us an email or start a conversation on Twitter! 😊 🎮

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