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30 Best Co-Op Games To Play With Your Friends Today

Single-player games are fun and certainly have their place in many gamers’ hearts. However, sometimes you just want to grab some friends and play games together with them. If you’re itching for some fun with your friends, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 30 of the best coop games you can play with your friends in 2021.

 

30 Best Coop Games To Play With Your Friends

1. Among Us

Available on: Android, iOS, and Steam

When most people think of online multiplayer games, they think of PC games you can download on Steam. However, you don’t have to have a gaming PC to find quality online games to play with friends. 

Among Us is a good example of that, with over 500,000 players enjoying it thanks to the pandemic. It plays cooperatively with crew members needing to complete specific tasks in the area. However, there’s a catch: there’s at least one imposter amongst your retinue whose mission is to kill the crew members. They have to avoid suspicion while sabotaging the whole ordeal. If the imposter is caught in the act, the rest of the crew can vote them out. It’s a simple game that is available on Android, iOS, and Steam.

ANDROID
iOS
STEAM

 

2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons
Photo by Animal Crossing

Available on: Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a relaxing game that lets you unleash your creativity by customizing and reworking an island to your liking. One of the best parts about it is the multiplayer element that comes in the form of island visits. Through it, you can show off your island or visit a friend’s island and check out their work.

$59.99 ON NINTENDO
$55.99 ON AMAZON
$56.00 ON WALMART

 

3. A Way Out

 

 

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

A Way Out masterfully combines the co-op experience with compelling story-telling. Grab a friend and sit tight as you play as Leo and Vincent, two wrongly accused convicts. Bust out of prison, find the man who framed you, and enjoy this rollercoaster-like story on PC or console. This game is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

$29.99 ON PS4
$29.99 ON Xbox One
$20+ ON STEAM

 

4. Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3
Photo by Borderlands

Available on: PS4/5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC

Borderlands 3 is an open-world title that comes with everything you can expect from the genre such as interesting characters, different places to explore, thrilling adventure, numerous objectives, and so on. Furthermore, Gearbox added multiple features to make multiplayer gameplay feel and flow a bit better. You’ll find it’s fun to play whether you’re on a couch with a friend or playing together online. Best of all, it’s available on multiple platforms like the PS4/5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

$59.99 ON PS4
$59.99 ON Xbox ONE
$59.99 ON STEAM

 

5. Call Of Duty: Warzone

Call Of Duty
Photo by Call Of Duty

Available on: Xbox One/Series X, PS4/5, PC

Battle royale games have been popular for years now and with good reason. They’re chaotic, thrilling, and give just the right amount of tension and adrenaline for gamers looking for fun. However, it’s not just the battle royale genre that sets Call Of Duty: Warzone apart. It’s also the added elements like Gulag and Plunder that make the battle royale genre more interesting. Get this game for free on Xbox One/Series X, PS4/5, or PC. 

PS4
Xbox One
PC

 

6. Cuphead

 

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Cuphead brings old-school MCMXXX cartoons back to life in the form of a two-player run-and-gun experience. With charming hand-drawn characters, bosses, and environments composing the world of Cuphead, get ready for a blast back in time with a good buddy in tow. Cuphead is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

$19.99 ON XBOX ONE
$19.99 ON NINTENDO
$15+ ON STEAM

 

7. Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic
Photo by Deep Rock Galactic

Available on: Xbox One, PC

If you like Left 4 Dead, you’ll love Deep Rock Galactic. This title sprinkles additional spice to Left 4 Dead’s play style with procedurally developed and fully breakable environments, propelling you towards your goal in more unconventional ways. Why not drill underground to zoom straight to your objective, or look for different methods using weapon upgrades? These elements may seem simple, but they add variety to otherwise repetitive gameplay. Check it out on Xbox One and PC.

XBOX ONE
STEAM

 

8. Destiny 2

Destiny 2
Photo by Destiny 2

Available on: PC, PS4/5, and Xbox One/Series X

Destiny 2 is a triple-A online first-person shooter, boasting all the elements you’d expect from a game of this caliber: a compelling space opera setting, fierce battles, and lots and lots of loot. This game also has relatively relaxed PvE operations for more easygoing multiplayer gameplay if this is further up your alley. Destiny 2 is available on PC, PS4/5, and Xbox One/Series X.

$39.99 ON PS4
$39.99 ON Xbox ONE
$17+ ON STEAM

 

9. Diablo 3

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Diablo 3 takes some of the best elements from the best coop games in the action RPG genre. For example, it allows you to team up with characters of different races with complementary skills and abilities. This allows teams and players to have more holistic and creative approaches to missions and battles. Furthermore, being able to share the loot you acquire makes things more exciting. It’s perfect for having fun with friends, whether locally or online on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, or Switch.

$59.99 ON NINTENDO
$19.99 ON BATTLE NET

 

10. Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity Original Sin 2
Photo by Divinity Game

Available on: Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a full-fledged RPG experience that’s meant for cooperative gameplay from the get-go. Of course, that’s if cooperative just means multiplayer, because you can certainly work against each other, too. This game is available on the Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

$49.99 ON NINTENDO
$39.99 ON PS4
$25+ ON STEAM

 

11. Don’t Starve Together

Don’t Starve Together
Photo by Don’t Starve Together

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Don’t Starve is the epitome of charming art, intense difficulty, and unforgiving gameplay thrown into a survival game. It’s both fun and complete suffering mixed into one. However, who says it ends there when you can suffer along with friends in Don’t Starve Together? With it, you get pretty much the same experience: exploration, survival, and discovery of interesting things — but together. Grab some friends and enjoy the ride as you play through different worlds in this charmingly gothic game. Don’t Starve Together is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

$14.99 ON XBOX ONE
$14.99 ON PS4
$8+ ON STEAM

 

12. Fortnite

Fortnite
Photo by Epic Games

Available on: PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X, Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, Android

Fortnite is one of those multiplayer games that don’t require an introduction due to its massive popularity. But if you’re still somehow in the dark, Fortnite is a battle royale co-op that is defined by its semi-realistic art, outlandish skins, and intense online battles with strangers on a large map that continues to shrink.

Over time, it has grown exponentially with an ever-expanding player base and a series of iconic characters. Moreover, it’s available on a wide variety of platforms, making it accessible to everyone. You can try it on PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X, Switch, PC, Mac, iOS, or Android.

FREE ON NINTENDO
FREE ON XBOX ONE
FREE ON PS4

 

13. GTA Online

GTA Online
Photo by GTA

Available on: PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X,  PC

Grand Theft Auto V has been a mainstay for seven years and its popularity won’t be slowing down anytime soon. With GTA Online, you get the same full experience with friends to accompany you on your journey through the streets of Los Santos. Follow the same tropes of the base game as you take up jobs, join crews, and commit crimes in classic GTA fashion. The story takes a backseat this time, which is understandable because it’s a multiplayer game. Check it out on PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X, or PC.

$29.99 ON PS4
$29.99 ON XBOX ONE
$29.99 ON STEAM

 

14. It Takes Two

It Takes Two
Photo by It Takes Two

Available on: PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X, PC

It Takes Two is another co-op title that features a strong narrative, this time tackling matters related to relationships and divorce. Like its name, It Takes Two highlights the need for teamwork. Each level and each opponent requires you to work together with your partner to overcome the obstacles that stand before you. As you progress, hopefully, your player characters will eventually repair their marriage by the time they get home. It Takes Two is available on PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X, and PC.

FREE ON PS4
FREE ON XBOX ONE
FREE ON STEAM

 

15. Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes

Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes
Photo by Keep Talking Game

Available on: Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS4, iOS, Android

Do you know the classic movie trope where the heroes race against time to defuse a bomb? Well, it’s finally crawled out of the movies and into another sphere of entertainment: games. Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes is a game that places you into this exact situation. 

You and your friends can play one of two roles: the field operative or the support team. On one hand, the field operative plays as the diffuser, ideally wearing a VR headset for more suspense. On the other hand, the support team solves puzzles and flips through manuals to find solutions. If you want to try it out, it’s available on Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS4, iOS, and Android.

$9.99 ON iOS
$14.99 ON XBOX ONE
$14.99 ON PS4

 

16. Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2
Photo by Epic Games

Available on: PC, PS4

Killing Floor 2 is one intense gore-filled co-op that is unforgiving. You’ll have to think quickly on your feet to survive the hordes of infected test subjects that come after you. You can play with five other friends and work together to blast through hoards of infected test subjects every which way. There’s also a PvP mode if you want to switch things up. Check it out on PC or PS4.

$29.99 ON PS4
$21.99 ON STEAM
$12+ ON EPIC GAMES

 

17. Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2
Photo by Steam

Available on: PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Android

Yes, Left 4 Dead 2 is still on this list despite its age, and for good reason. This classic zombie survival co-op has up to four players working together to survive a zombie apocalypse. However, it’s not just the multiplayer coordination mechanics or the zombie elements that make it stand out. The story is equally compelling if you’ve never played the game before. Moreover, its long-standing support from the developers and passionate modding community makes it stand the test of time. Check it out on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and Android.

$19.99 ON XBOX 360
ANDROID
$6+ ON STEAM

 

 

18. Marvel’s Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers
Photo by Square Enix Games

Available on: PC, PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X

Marvel’s Avengers certainly embodies lets you and your friends face off against Marvel’s classic enemies. Unfortunately, you do have to get through the single-player campaign before you can access its multiplayer mode. The fun you can have in its multiplayer mode makes it more than worth it, though. Check it out on PC, PS4/5, or Xbox One/Series X. 

$39.99 ON PS4
$39.99 ON XBOX ONE
$39.99 ON STEAM

 

19. Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter World
Photo by Steam

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Monster Hunter World is an open-world RPG that, as its name suggests, pits you and your mates against gargantuan monsters for valuable treasure and loot. This game presents a true challenge because you need to hone the skill and patience to craft the best strategies to take down the various monsters you encounter in the New World. While the single-player mode is loads of fun, the multiplayer aspect adds heaps to the overall experience. Check it out on PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

$19.99 ON PS4
$19.99 ON XBOX ONE
$20 + ON STEAM

 

20. Overcooked 2

Overcooked! 2
Photo by Nintendo

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Overcooked 2 is a restaurant/kitchen simulator that has you and your friends race against time to fulfill the orders of your innumerable guests. However, don’t let the game’s simple premise fool you. Overcooked 2 is a challenge that tests your skill and teamwork—many a friendship has been ruined because of this game. If you want to play with friends and family, it’s available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

$24.99 ON PS4
$24.99 + ON XBOX ONE
$24.99 ON SWITCH

 

21. Payday 2

Payday 2
Photo by Xbox one

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, or PC

Payday 2 draws inspiration from heist movies, letting you and up to three other players participate in a variety of heist missions that range from robberies to hijacking cars. 

While it’s a pretty old game that dates back to 2013, Payday 2 is still standing strong thanks to its passionate community. You can rest easy knowing there’ll be a continuous flow of content for a while longer. Check it out on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, or PC.

$19.99 ON PS4
$3.99+ ON XBOX ONE
$49.99 ON SWITCH

 

22. Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia
Photo by Steam

Available on: PC

Phasmophobia is a horror title that is set in a house where you and your friends are tasked to investigate a ghost. However, the main goal isn’t extinguishing the ghost but understanding what type it is. Like most horror games, Phasmophobia is a scary experience that is enhanced when you put on a VR headset. However, the scares don’t happen often, so you’re hopefully at ease most of the time. Unfortunately, the game is only available on PC, which is tough luck for console players.

$7+ ON STEAM

 

23. Portal 2

Portal 2
Photo by Steam

Available on: PS3, Xbox 360/One, PC

Portal 2 is one of the best coop games with its tight platforming, precise physics, and portal gun gameplay. The sequel to the beloved Portal introduces new characters, a dedicated coop campaign, and new mechanics. In its multiplayer campaign, you play as two robot friends who are tasked to solve puzzles with two portal guns. It’s tons of fun, especially if you like solving puzzles with friends. Moreover, it’s available on PS3, Xbox 360/One, and PC. 

$28.85 ON Amazon
$19.99+ ON XBOX ONE
$6+ ON STEAM

 

24. Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege
Photo by Steam

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Between the tense coop terrorist hunt and the in-game PvP mode, Rainbow Six Siege has a lot going for it. The main terrorist hunt mode, as you might have guessed, tasks you to hunt down terrorists as quickly as possible. Not only does it require force out of the players but also tactical skills and teamwork. If you’ve ever dreamt of being in a SWAT team, it’s worth checking out on Xbox One, PS4, or PC.

$9.99 ON PS4
$39.99 ON XBOX ONE
$15+ ON STEAM

 

25. Sea Of Thieves

Sea Of Thieves
Photo by Xbox

Available on: PC, Xbox One

Sea Of Thieves has you commandeer a ship with your friends as pirates on a treasure-hunting expedition. You’ll embark on an adventure of hunting undead pirates, finding buried treasure, and fighting Krakens. It’s heaps of fun playing alone, but the multiplayer mode does add more personality to your gameplay. 

$39.99 + ON XBOX ONE
$17+ ON STEAM

 

26. Stardew Valley

stardew valley coop
Photo by Stardew Valley

Available on: Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC

Stardew Valley now has a multiplayer mode and boy, does it add to the fun to the already-popular farming game. Perhaps it’s the charm of the game itself or the prospect of having friends to start projects and divide labor with. Regardless of your reasons, Stardew Valley certainly presents itself as one of the best coop games you can get today. It’s relaxing, endearing, and just peacefully fun to play. Moreover, it’s available on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC so everyone can join in.

$14.99 ON PS4
$14.99 ON XBOX ONE
£10.99 ON SWITCH

 

27. The Division 2

the division 2 coop
Photo by Ubisoft Store

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC

The Division 2 takes place in an apocalyptic world that is on the brink of collapse. With high-quality gameplay, difficult missions, and challenging enemies, this game is very well-suited for up to four players. Furthermore, playing multiplayer is the best strategy knowing people have your back in the PvP area.

$8.99 ON PS4
$19.99 ON XBOX ONE
$22+ ON EPIC GAMES

 

28. Warframe

warframe coop
Photo by Warframe

Warframe is one of the best coop games for multiplayer shooter fans with a love for everything space-related. It has everything: sci-fi space suits, powers and abilities, and tons of weapons! Like other games in this genre, the game focuses heavily on battles and gear. Despite its simplicity, however, it functions very well. Check it out on PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

FREE ON PS4
FREE ON XBOX ONE
FREE ON SWITCH

 

29. Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Warhammer Vermintide 2 coop
Photo by Warhammer

Available on: Xbox One/Series X/Series S, PS4, PC

Vermintide 2 plays a lot like Left 4 Dead. This time, there are more enemies, class leveling, and loot. Moreover, its five characters and character/class-switching mechanic add more value to the game. If you like Left 4 Dead, Vermintide 2 offers something fresh. Check it out on Xbox One/Series X/Series S, PS4, or PC.

$29.99 ON PS4
$29.99 ON XBOX ONE
$13+ ON STEAM

 

30. We Were Here

We Were Here
Photo by Steam

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Communication is key, and this is especially true in We Were Here. In this interesting coop game, you play as two adventurers torn apart by fate. Now, you face a multitude of escape rooms that require some cooperation from either side to escape. If you want to try it, it’s available on the PS4, XBOX One, PC. 

$4.99 ON PS4
$4.99 ON XBOX ONE
FREE ON STEAM

 

Conclusion: Best Coop Games

The best coop games come in many different forms. Some, like Among Us, come with mafia-style gameplay with traitors that the good guys have to beat. Others come in the form of totally cooperative gaming where you need to have great teamwork to achieve a goal. Regardless of your type, there’s a coop game out there for you and your friends.

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