If you wanted to play a game with a friend in the 1980s, you simply had to wait your turn. When the 1990s arrived, friends and siblings could have fun playing together.
We can now enjoy playing games with our pals over the internet, but the concept of “sofa play” is almost non-existent.
As a result, we’ve compiled a list of two-player games that you may play with your friends online or on the same PC or console.
If you didn’t get a chance to see Overcooked 1, we strongly advise you to check out Overcooked 2. On Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, both versions allow for local co-op play. Part 2, on the other hand, allows you to play both locally and online.
So, what makes Overcooked so special? Well, it’s a fun four-player cooperative game in which you must work together to preserve the world from monsters. This is accomplished by immediately preparing orders to feed the “beasts.” You lose if your time runs out.
If you don’t fill enough orders, you’ll only receive one or two stars out of three.
For those who enjoy side-scrollers, here’s a two-player game. You play as two small yarn creatures on a journey throughout the world in this game. The characters are well designed, requiring you to use each other’s stringy bodies to swing, climb, and execute other acrobatics in order to conquer obstacles.
It’s a great game to play with friends that appreciate solving puzzles (all the while enjoying stunning visuals). It’s playable on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
A Way Out is a game for gamers that enjoy greater action and explicit content. You play as two guys attempting to break out of prison in this local and online co-op game.
The fact that this is a two-player game means you’ll have to work together to get through the challenges. For example, shimmy your way up a chute by going back-to-back. There will be times when your lives are dependent on one another to survive.
This game is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The ideal name for gamers that enjoy co-op gaming. Although this game has a single-player version, it is far more enjoyable when played with a friend.
Never Alone is a storey about a young girl and her pet fox who embark on a journey to save her community from blizzards. The young girl is one player, and the fox is the other.
You’ll need two controllers if you want to play this two-player game on a PC. It’s also playable on Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox 360.
Battle royale games do not appear to be going out of trend anytime soon. Apex Legends is the pinnacle of the free-to-play “last man standing” genre.
It adds a novel twist to the genre by requiring you to work in groups of three to defeat rival teams. You can resurrect your fallen and dying colleagues and work together to survive a barrage of gunshots and strikes.
There’s also a one-of-a-kind ping mechanism that lets you connect with strangers without needing to use a microphone. On PS4, Xbox One, or PC, you and a friend can jump in (literally) today.
Racing will always be a popular sport among gamers, according to Team Sonic Racing. What better way to satiate your need for speed and fight than by playing a Sonic game?
Instead of dashing around and leaping on monsters, you’ll be racing against your pals in a Mario Kart-style game. It has all of the exciting features, such as shooting rockets.
It’s playable on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
Puzzle games like Portal 2 continue to entice gamers who love a solid challenge. If you enjoy finding your way out of a seemingly unending maze.
You blast portals and go through them to reach new sections of each stage in this game. You and a companion are entrusted with constructing four portals in order to pass through a series of difficult puzzle chambers. Do you think you’ll be able to find your way out?
You can test it out right now on your PC, Xbox One, or Xbox 360.
You’ve probably heard about Fortnite and all of its glories. In fact, if you have children or younger siblings, it’s likely that they’ve already played it.
It’s a fun (and free) battle royale game in which you may collect amusing emotes, a tonne of guns, construct forts, and eliminate opponents until you’re the last man (or woman) standing.
There’s also the storey mode, where you can team up with a companion to fight zombies. It’s also constantly updated with fresh chapters and content. It doesn’t feature local co-op, so you’ll have to play it online on Xbox One, PC, Switch, or PlayStation 4.
Rocket League is a racing/fighting style game for older children, teenagers, and adults. It’s been around for a while and is still a popular choice. You could compare it to a mix of soccer, football, and driving. Yes, it’s a strange mix-up.
You use your vehicle to manage the ball and score goals as you drive around various fields and venues. You can either play as a team or compete against one another. It’s an online game that’s accessible on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch in the near future.
Join in the fun with your friends
It’s impossible to beat playing a video game with a buddy, brother, or spouse. Whether you like sofa or internet gaming, there’s a game for your group.
You now have a list of two-player or multiplayer game options to attempt depending on your personal preferences. You could even be able to spend meaningful time with your children while playing Apex, Fortnite, or Overcooked.