Best Couch Coop Games for XBOX Series X and XBOX Series S in 2020: 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 coop 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 coop 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. ↓

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Screenshot of: Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon

Shoot your way through randomly generated rooms and try to dodge a lot of enemy bullets.

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Available for Windows, macOS, Linux, PS4, PS5, XBOX One, XBOX Series X/S, Switch

Screenshot of: Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Fry burger patties, cut vegetables and make sure the kitchen doesn’t go up in flames—now in 4K.

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Available for PS5, XBOX Series X/S

Screenshot of: Cake Bash

Cake Bash

Take control of your favorite pastry and compete in quirky mini games inside a cake shop.

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Available for Windows, PS5, PS4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One

Screenshot of: Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game

It's a lovely day in the village, but you and one partner are two horrible geese.

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Available for Windows, macOS, PS5, PS4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Switch

Screenshot of: Colt Canyon

Colt Canyon

Grab your trusty colt and shoot your way through a hostile canyon full of traps and enemies.

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Available for Windows, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Switch

Screenshot of: Unrailed!

Unrailed!

Mine resources, craft railway tracks and lay them down. Meanwhile the train is already moving in full speed.

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Available for Windows, macOS, Linux, PS5, PS4, XBOX Series X/S, XBOX One, Switch

About us

Great couch coop games are hard to find? Not anymore!

We love couch coop games. Nothing beats the joy of sitting in the same room, playing some fun games and experiencing the reactions of your friends—especially at the moment, when you’re more often at home with your partner, family members or roommates. Sure, online multiplayer modes can also be fun, but couch coop has always been the best type of multiplayer games.

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 coop classics, for example “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” or “Super Mario Party” on Nintendo Switch. While these couch coop 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 coop games do exist, but they try to list them all, even the not-so-good ones. Gaming related blogs and magazines write about couch coop 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 Coop Favorites”.

We’ve created lists with handpicked couch coop games—filterable by platform, player number and relevant features. On this website you can quickly find new games that has been tested by people like you. Save time on researching, spend more time with your friends and family.

We are two people who love couch coop games

We are Tabea und Patrick, both in our mid-20s and from Northern Germany. We have a deep passion for couch coop 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.

Our mission is simple: We want to bring joy to people looking for good couch coop 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 often 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.

Know a great game or found a typo?

Regardless of whether you’re an (indie) game developer or just of fan of couch coop 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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