Best couch cooperative games of all time?



  • It's almost criminal no one mentioned Contra yet!

    Since I dont play with many people these days and playing with other family growing up my list is more retro...plus retro games haf no onlinr play so they were made for couchplay. Plus with less buttons it's easier for casual gamers to join in.

    Contra, metal slug, Super Double Dragon IV, tmnt games on nes/Genesis/SNES' minus the first nes one, track and field nes, road rash 64, bubble bobble, the legend of the Mystical Ninja, guardian heros, new super mario bros, super mario 3d world, point blank and other light gun games.

    This is what comes to mind right now. I wanna think about this some more. To me couchplay was the best multiplayer.



  • @Ringedwithtile said in Best couch cooperative games of all time?:

    I've probably had the best times with either Smash Bros. 64 and Melee or Timesplitters 2.

    This all day every day.



  • I reckon I am going to be alone with this one but I really love playing good ol' Point & Clicks with backseat co-op.

    Tough puzzles go down way faster and you can share your aha-experiences right on the spot.

    JOLLY TIMES, in my humble opinion, of course.



  • @Munkkiman said in Best couch cooperative games of all time?:

    I reckon I am going to be alone with this one but I really love playing good ol' Point & Clicks with backseat co-op.

    Tough puzzles go down way faster and you can share your aha-experiences right on the spot.

    JOLLY TIMES, in my humble opinion, of course.

    Oh man! Nothing beats having a video game wingman, especially with adventure games. If the game is good enough, you can have your friend/significant other taking notes, making observations and you can work as a team to solve puzzles. A great one that I would recommend is playing the game, Her Story.

    When talking about couch co-op, I can not help but point out the bomberman series, particularly for me, Saturn Bomberman. There is something special about that series when you and your friends try not to blow each other up to reach your goal, but always end up doing so regardless.

    Other great couch co-op games have to go with the New Super Mario Bros. series and Super Mario 3D World. My wife and I have 100% all of those games together as a team and it is a wild ride of frustrations and laughs. Incredibly memorable.



  • @BogusMeatFactory
    I personally enjoy playing a single player game with other people, even if im not playing. Kinda think a lot of people do and that's part of the reason streaming is so popular.
    Oh man, Saturn Bomberman. It's a great game and probably the best bomerman, but I never really got into it. My friend had it and the adapter for up to 6 players i think. He was just a couple levels better at bomberman then the rest of us, couldn't get a competitive match and the interest faded, still fantastic MP game



  • Recently: Diablo III, Dead Nation, Helldivers... Old-school: Gauntlet, Joust, Smash TV, lots of brawlers.



  • Halo 1 and 2 are excellent Co-Op games, which makes it such a travesty that they removed offline Co-Op from Halo 5



  • Borderlands 2 was a ton of fun. Gunstar Heroes was mentioned already but i'll add Streets of Rage 2 from that era as well. Still great to this day



  • Couch co-op Spelunky is a special kind of misery.

    @Abdul-M said in Best couch cooperative games of all time?:

    Streets of Rage 2

    yessssssssss

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  • Battlefront 2 comes to mind for me. Recently my roommate and I played through DKC: Tropical Freeze coop and had a lot of fun.

    Back in highschool/college I used to play Black Ops Zombies a ton with a friend of mine.. learning all the strats and secrets and seeing how far we could get was a lot of fun. I think the farthest we got was 55 or so



  • Super Off Road

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    Not strictly co-op as you're competing, still a fun game to play together with someone, especially when you have to combine forces to beat that bastard silver car.

    King of the Monsters

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    Throw a boat at Godzilla Geon.

    Whilst you can play it as a straight up fighter/wrestler game, going up against the computer with two wrastlin' monsters is the real joy.

    Golden Axe

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    Give me back that fire-breathing lizard mount you thieving git.

    HIT THAT IMP.

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  • Resistance 3 was quite some fun in co-op, as was Resistance 1, but 3 is definitely better. But Secret of Mana is my go-to co-op game. Timesplitters 2 and future perfect are also great fun. ALSO, I like playing two headed giant in MTG games with buddy next to me.



  • I have fond memories of playing Time splitters on PS2 as well a previously mentioned Streets of Rage 2 & Golden Axe. I just bought Dragons Crown on PS3 I haven't checked but hopefully that has couch co-op I could see that being a favourite.



  • @Faaip said in Best couch cooperative games of all time?:

    Battlefront 2 comes to mind for me. Recently my roommate and I played through DKC: Tropical Freeze coop and had a lot of fun.

    Back in highschool/college I used to play Black Ops Zombies a ton with a friend of mine.. learning all the strats and secrets and seeing how far we could get was a lot of fun. I think the farthest we got was 55 or so

    Oh man, playing Tropical Freeze in co-op is intensely more difficult than solo. If you tackled that, I applaud you!



  • Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition is awesome with four players all sharing the same screen. You just have to establish some rules about constantly going into the menus though...

    Also, Phantasy Start Online Episodes I & II on the GameCube is also really good fun in split screen. Me and my friend have poured so many hours into it over the years.



  • @BogusMeatFactory Yeah it was pretty tough haha. We did start it about when it came out though and just finished recently, so we took our time

    Great game though!



  • @Faaip said in Best couch cooperative games of all time?:

    @BogusMeatFactory Yeah it was pretty tough haha. We did start it about when it came out though and just finished recently, so we took our time

    Great game though!

    No doubt an excellent game! The praise is worth it as it is the perfect 2d platformer. Best balance of challenge and jnique elements and the level design is phenomenal! Kudos to beating it!



  • @BogusMeatFactor Thanks man!



  • A really cool Coop game I just started the other week was Lovers in a Dangerous Timespace, its a two player Coop game where you're both working together to pilot your space ship and rescue space bunnies. The art design and theme of the game might be a little weird to some but the core gameplay is seriously fun. There's different stations of the ship for weapons, shields and steering so the two of you are always running around the ship to shield up or fire back while the other is steering you out of danger. Really fun and totally flying under the radar IMO.



  • I love Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath for couch co-op. I love co-op games, but I feel these really excel for couch co-op and I wouldn't prefer to play them online.

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