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Top 30 Best Xbox One Co-op Games

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Best Xbox One Co-op Games

Gears of War 4 – You’ll hear some complain that the Xbox One hasn’t gotten many exclusives, but for the ones it has received, there are some fun really fun co-op modes. For Gears of War 4 you can play the entire campaign with a friend, jump into some multiplayer against strangers, or see how you fare in the game’s horde mode.

Overcooked – Ever thought that Cooking Mama needed a healthy dose of challenge and a reason to yell at your friends? Well Overcooked provides just that as you endeavor to run a restaurant that seems to have been devised in hell. Communication is key, and try not to burn the food.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide – This co-op first-person shooter will have players taking on giant, rat-like monsters as they fight to survive growing waves while complete objectives. There’s an engaging progression system here that lets you and your friends unlock new gear to give you a better chance with each new playthrough.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – If you think Xbox, chances are that you instantly think of Halo as well. This flagship franchise of the platform offers co-op for their campaigns and even some solid multiplayer. The best part? The original four games are available on the Xbox One thanks to the Master Chief Collection, all for a great price.

Halo 5: Guardians – When you’re done completing the classics in the Master Chief Collection, be sure to grab up to three friends and tackle the latest Master Chief adventure in Halo 5.

Best Xbox One Co-op Games

Destiny – After creating the Halo series, Bungie decided to create something a bit different, a shared-world shooter full of darkness, powerful aliens, and space magic. While you can play the campaign all lone wolf style, the best activities in the game are best with some co-op such as the four different raids, House of Wolves, and Nightfall Strikes.

Dying Light – Dismembering an endless amount of zombies with custom weapons as you bound between buildings is quite fun, but you know what makes it even better? Doing so with up to three friends as you run through a dense open world that hide threats (both alive and otherwise) around every turn.

Overwatch – Blizzard is no stranger to creating amazing multiplayer experiences, so when they focused their talents on a new shooter, the gaming community at large knew it was in for a treat. Overwatch is a fun game that offers a huge amount of variety thanks to its growing roster of characters. During events there are some really fun co-op brawls, and there is plenty of team on team action to get into.

Dark Souls III – It’s true that the tagline for FromSoftware’s challenging series is prepare to die, but nobody said you have to do it alone. Bringing in a friend can make some of those powerful bosses a lot more manageable, and the dark areas just a little less scary.

Minecraft – Minecraft is a must-have multiplayer game on pretty much every console, and thanks to Microsoft’s new take on gaming, you can actually play with players on just about any console as long as that platform isn’t owned by Sony. Jump in with players around the world as you adventure and build your own, massive worlds.

Best Xbox One Co-op Games

Diablo III – Diablo III is a solid action-RPG, hack-’n’-slash experience that should be missed. Not only is the action fun, but it has one of the best loot systems in gaming right now. It also rewards you for playing with others whether it’s locally or online, so time to make some friends as your journey into the deepest recesses of hell and the pinnacle of heaven.

Call of Duty – Love the series or hate it, Call of Duty has always provided plenty of multiplayer action, and thanks to modes like Zombies, it doesn’t have to be against other players, but rather as a team. The popularity of Zombies has allowed it to be included in titles outside of Treyarch’s own, and they each have their own twist. If Zombies isn’t your thing, Black Ops III even lets you play the entire campaign with a friend.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – The Elder Scrolls doesn’t seem like a series that would support an MMO quite well, especially since the games were all about discovery and sort of building your own experiences as well. Yet Bethesda and Zenimax have managed to capture the openness, sense of discovery, and challenging combat of the single player series while making it fun for thousands of players to jump in and enjoy at once.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – If you like shooting wacky enemies, tough robots, and huge beasts while also collecting what seems like billions of guns, Borderlands is your game. Bring along some friends so you can tear up the wide open areas together, take on some quests, and compare your shooting prowess in this fun, first-person shooter RPG.

LEGO – When looking for co-op experiences, you really can’t go wrong with LEGO, no matter which one you pick. Whether it’s one of the licensed games that lets you experience your favorite stories with a dash of humor, originals like LEGO City Undercover which is like a family-friendly GTA, or LEGO Worlds which is like an unlimited box of LEGO pieces, there’s plenty of co-op fun to be had.

Best Xbox One Co-op Games

Rocket League – Sure you can master the physics of rocket-powered soccer on your own as you boost, flip, and slam your way into victory, but it’s so much better to team up with a friend as you take on the world.

Plants vs. Zombies: Gaurdan Warfare 2 – There’s just something about killing hordes of zombies as a plant that is hilariously fun. You shouldn’t hog all the laughs for yourself though, so bring a friend as explore a new open world, unlock new plant soldiers, and rid the world of the living dead.

Sunset Overdrive – Sunset Overdrive is all about insane weapons, rapid traversal, and taking out powerful monsters that were created by an energy drink. It offers a co-op mode that lets you and some friends (or strangers) take on challenges and defend a base together while also adding in some competitive elements to keep things interesting.

Attack on Titan – One of the most popular anime out right now is also one of the most intensely fun experiences on Xbox One. Co-op feels just like being in the show as you hook onto powerful titans and try to cut of limbs and heads while also helping out your friends as they try to do the same. The traversal is top-notch, and the engaging combat never gets old.

Payday 2 – Have an Xbox One and up to three friends? Why not rob a bank or two? Payday 2 allows you to try your hand at armed robbery without the pesky risk of felonies and someone actually getting hurt.

Best Xbox One Co-op Games

Watch Dogs 2 – Watch Dogs 2 is an improvement over its predecessor in every single way, and you can enjoy these upgrades with a friend as you explore San Francisco, hack just about everything in sight, and even take on some challenging co-op missions.

Forza Horizon 3 – Forza Horizon 3’s Australian setting is absolutely beautiful and fun to drive through, but it can get lonely at times. Bring along a friend to complete challenges with or even compete against.

Astroneer – Though it’s still not fully released, Astroneer is very much the game many wanted No Man’s Sky to be. Explore a mysterious planet as you collect resources, face threats, and build your very own base.

Castle Crashers – There are princesses to be saved, gold to be collected, and evil minions and monsters to defeat. Bring some friends to help you, then kill them for some extra rewards.

Don’t Starve Together – Don’t Starve presents players with a harrowing experience as you try to maintain yourself while also dealing with the fact that your sanity is slowly slipping away. Don’t Starve Together allows you to face this nightmare with a friend, though you  may still go insane and die a slow painful death. At least someone will die with you.

Best Xbox One Co-op Games

Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Resident Evil Revelations 2 can be quite terrifying, so bring along a partner to face off against the threats hiding around corners so you don’t have to scream alone.

GTA Online – You know what’s better than causing mayhem in a city as you take on civilians and the law and rob banks? Doing it with other players in a sort of MMO like way. That’s what GTA Online offers as Rockstar allows players to create their own characters and work to become the baddest criminal in all of Los Santos.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – Metroidvania styled games are always a good time, but have you ever tried one that offered a lucha styled melee system? If not, you probably owe it to yourself to grab a friend and tag-team against the threat of the underworld.

Dead Rising 3 – Killing zombies in creative ways is always a good time, but it’s even better when you put two minds together to come up with insane vehicles and more twisted weapons.

Divinity: Original Sin – Divinity: Original Sin is a seriously deep RPG that can eat up hours of your time without you even realizing it. Even better is that you can play co-op but don’t necessarily have to do everything together. It allows players to explore the large world freely or team up to take on challenges.

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