Best Offline Co-op Games For Xbox One
The best Xbox One offline co-op games.
Gaming is sometimes best enjoyed with a friend or two. There’s a number of great video game titles to have launched which offers cooperative gameplay. If you’re in the market for a new title to enjoy with a friend then take a look at our favorite picks down below.
Make sure to check back often as we’ll continue to update this list with new titles that we feel make for some great offline co-op gameplay on the Xbox One.
Call of Duty Zombies
A number of Call of Duty installments offer a fantastic co-op multiplayer game mode which is often referred to as zombies. Players are often tasked with surviving a wave of zombies and must work together in order to complete tasks or unlock new areas of the map.
Currently, the latest installment within the franchise, Call of Duty: WWII, offers the zombies game mode which can be enjoyed online or through local couch co-op.
Minecraft continues to bring in plenty of gamers to enjoy the endless crafting and exploring of a randomly generated world. The video game has been around since 2011 where players are set to survive in a pixelated block world. In order to do so, the game will have players seek out various resources while building a shelter that would protect the player from the hostile enemies that spawn in the world.
This is not only a fun game to enjoy at any age but one that’s also great to enjoy with young gamers as well.
Overcooked is a cooking simulator type video game. Developed by Ghost Town Games, players take on the role of a chef who must prepare a variety of meals within the time limit. However, the game is filled with obstacles and hazards forcing players to quickly work together in order to send out the desired meal recipes that come up.
We suggest picking up any of the Lego games if you want a fun co-op experience that can be enjoyed both by adults and children. Whether you have a younger sibling or child, the Lego games have been highly received over their various franchises.
Sonic the Hedgehog is a staple video game character. Decades have passed and to this day, there are still new Sonic games being pumped out. Sonic Mania is a side-scrolling platformer that fans of the original Sonic the Hedgehog video game will be familiar with as this particular Sonic title will return to the original gameplay and visual art styles. However, gamers can expect new boss fights, expanded levels along with new elements new to the franchise.
It doesn’t take very much to describe Rocket League. The game quickly exploded in popularity when it launched back in 2015. The following year, 2016, developers Psyonix launched the game for the Xbox One where its popularity still holds strong to this day.
Essentially, Rocket League is a soccer title though played with fast vehicles that can launch into the air to either block or knock the ball into a goal post.
The third installment of the Diablo series by developers Blizzard Entertainment made its way to PC, but also consoles. Playing out much like its predecessors, gamers pick one of six possible character classes and begin their journey of taking on quests and grabbing up precious loot.
Of course, the game works best when you gather a group of friends to go through this action RPG hack-and-slash title.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Bungie really created a hit when they first released Halo: Combat Evolved and we can’t help but add the entire franchise for the Xbox One. Yes, we know, not everyone enjoyed the latest release Halo 5: Guardians from 343 Industries, but the previous installments are still enjoyable to go through with a friend.
Portal has been an iconic franchise for a number of years now and even though its sequel Portal 2, released back in 2011 which is only available through Xbox One as a backward compatible title, it still remains one of the better co-op titles to enjoy with a friend.
Portal 2 is a puzzle type video game where players must figure out a means to overcome obstacles through the use of portals.
Cuphead, developed by StudioMDHR Entertainment, is a run and gun platform indie title. Overall, the narrative follows Cuphead and his brother Mugman, as they end up making a terrible bet against the devil. Losing the bet, Cuphead and Mugman are forced to give their souls to the devil, but it seems that our protagonist duo can save themselves if they go out and collect debts.
The devil has a number of souls that are owed to him by other sorrowful cartoon characters. If Cuphead and Mugman can go out and collect all the souls then the devil may just allow them to keep their own souls in return. However, debt collecting is easier said than done, both Cuphead and Mugman will have a difficult road ahead of themselves.
Rayman is back with Rayman Legends. This time around Rayman and his friends discover mysterious paintings that have transported them into a new mythical world. In order to get home, Rayman and his company of fellow compadres must jump, run, and slap their way through each world.
What makes this a particular fun game for local multiplayer is that Rayman Legends features a four-player co-op. At any point within the game, three other friends can jump into the campaign seamlessly or there’s even a series of different challenge-based modes. To top it off there are plenty of featured Rayman Origins levels with improved visuals.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2
Playing out similar to its predecessor is Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2. Developed by PopCap Games, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is a tower defense third-person shooter where players will go against one another in a variety of game modes.
Speaking of the game modes, all of the previous title’s game modes have returned outside of Taco Bandits with the addition of several new modes with there being over ten to choose from.
In regards to the campaign narrative, Garden Warfare 2 takes place after the events of the first title where Dr. Edgar George Zomboss has reached out to his future self in order to use new technology advances against the Plants.
TowerFall Ascension is a game made in mind for local multiplayer. Inspired from the video game Combat, TowerFall Ascension is a fast pace and combat fierce title that is based around archery.
Players are tossed into maps where they must fire upon each other while collecting various power-ups throughout the map. With a limited number of arrows, players can only continue the fight by going around the arena and collecting past arrows shot. Again, this particular video game is made with the expectations of multiplayer rather than going into the game by your lonesome.
Resident Evil Revelations
If you’re looking for a side story to play through from the Resident Evil franchise then we have to suggest checking into the Resident Evil: Revelations titles. There’s a total of two installments available which will take place between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.
Within Resident Evil: Revelations, players follow staple characters to the series, Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they attempt to stop a bioterrorist organization from infecting Earth’s oceans with a chemical virus.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 follows the events of the first Revelations title which will see the return of Claire Redfield and for the first time ever, gamers can play as Barry Burton. It’s also worth noting that for the sequel, you’ll find that the narrative will take place between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.
When they went looking for inspiration for Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games dumped out the whole cardboard box of old NES titles and said “all of these.” There’s clear inspiration in their action platformer from the likes of Mega Man, Castlevania, Duck Tales, and the original Prince of Persia.
On paper it almost sounds like too much to actually work, but Shovel Knight pulls it off with panache. The retro look and feel is pitch perfect, but without any of the technical limitations the classics of the 1980s faced.
Shovel Knight’s distinctly-themed levels and their respective bosses are very heavily inspired by Mega Man, and the ability to use your shovel as a pogo stick is straight out of Duck Tales. Considered as a whole, though, Shovel Knight is one of the most entertaining games of 2014, and has one of the best chiptunes soundtracks out there.