Best Co-op Games For Xbox One

Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

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 co-op gameplay on the Xbox One.


#20 State of Decay 2
  • Developer: Undead Labs
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release Date: 2018

State of Decay 2 is a zombie-survival game that lets players have their own unique story. While battling zombies is very much a key aspect of the title, players are encouraged to work together in setting up their own community that’s able to successfully take out the undead threat.

A large part of the game is also managing and upgrading your base. The larger your base gets the more resources it will need forcing you to go out into the wilderness filled with flesh eating monsters. Of course, you’ll be able to work with friends as the game does offer four-player cooperative gameplay.

#19 Sea of Thieves
  • Developer: Rare
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XB1
  • Release: March 20, 2018

Sea of Thieves is all about being a pirate with a crew. Scavenge for treasure, loot islands, take to the open sea, and battle against other crews that are unfortunate enough to come across your pathway.

Since the game released, developers over at Rare have supported with new content updates and expansions that add regions or enemies into world. We imagine this game will be supported for a good while though the game heavily relies on players jumping online and playing the game with friends.

#18 Far Cry: New Dawn
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 15, 2019

If you recall Far Cry 5, the video game ended on a cliffhanger with the world being hit with a number of nuclear attacks. As a result, players pick back up years later in the same Hope County where the world vegetation has started to grow back. The citizens that remain after the end of Joseph Seed’s reign now have a new threat to deal with. A group being by ran by twins known as the Highwaymen are taking all the available resources and you’re left to save the day.

We won’t spoil the narrative but you may find some familiar locations and individuals that dwell the lands. Likewise, similar to Far Cry 5, there is a multiplayer cooperative game mode where you can go through different missions with friends.

#17 A Way Out
  • Developer: Hazelight Studios
  • Publisher: EA Originals
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 23, 2018

A Way Out is an action-adventure journey from Hazelight Studios. This will be the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares who you may be familiar with from his previous title, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

The A Way Out video game is an unique action-adventure title when compared to other selections on this list as it will require two players at all times. Regardless if you play locally or online, the display will be split to showcase both players as you work together to successfully escape your incarceration. Both character stories will be told simultaneously and while one character may be in a cutscene, the other will be able to freely move and execute their tasks making it a game that heavily focuses on teamwork.

#16 Call of Duty Zombies
  • Developer: Sledgehammer Games
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: November 3, 2017 (COD: WWII)

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, but the next main installment, Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, is in the works and slated for a release in October of this year. We expect the latest release to be the game to purchase if you wish to enjoy the zombies mode with a friend or two.