Winter has come and, though we may not have to worry about White Walkers, braving the cold can still be a chore. When the weather outside is frightful, sometimes you just want to cuddle up with someone you love and play a great game.
The Xbox One is home to some of the best couch co-op games on the market for you and your significant other to play to shed those winter blues. Its vast library of games will have you cheering, laughing, and battling for top scores all winter long. So grab a blanket and some hot cocoa as we take you through the 10 Best Xbox One Games For Couples.
10. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a couch co-op adventure for up to 4-players. This love-themed action-adventure is the perfect way to test any relationship. You and your companion will be tasked with piloting a circular spaceship through the galaxy, defending the universe against the evil entity: “Anti-Love.” To do so, you will need to work together to frantically man the shields, guns, and thrusters of your ship or risk being destroyed!
Minecraft is approaching its 10th birthday. Let that sink in for a minute. A decade of building, battling, and exploring and this game is still going strong with almost 91 million active players. Xbox One owners can build new worlds, craft items, and explore the depths of this massive world, all with their partner in tow. Minecraft supports local co-op both offline and online (so long as you have a Gold subscription). The relaxing soundtrack and meditative-like gameplay is a great way to unwind and escape with your significant other. Grab a pickaxe and build something together!
7. The LEGO Games
The LEGO video games have been a popular franchise since 1997. In the past 20 years, LEGO has released countless entries, adopting themes from other popular franchises such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, and DC Comics. There is a little something for everyone in these games. With over 15 to choose from on Xbox One, you and your lover are sure to find one you both enjoy. Split screen co-op has become a staple in LEGO games, meaning both of you can explore the colorful, blocky worlds together. There is so much to see and collect, you are sure to be occupied for the long winter months.
6. Rayman Legends
Rayman has found new life with Ubisoft’s Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends. These titles did away with the 3D platforming of games past and instead, adopted a gorgeous 2D side-scrolling style. The hand-painted backdrops will surely draw players in, but the real joy lies in the challenging gameplay. Xbox One owners can tackle Rayman Legends as a team in its local co-op mode. You and your boo can each play as your own characters in this shared-screen experience. You will solve puzzles, defeat monsters, and try to not fall to your death. Luckily, when one partner dies, the other is there to pick you up again and continue the journey. A must-have for couples.
Welcome to the world of Pandora! If guns, loot, and destruction is something you value in your relationship then this game is perfect for you! Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a series of sci-fi, first-person shooters with role-playing elements. This package includes remastered versions of Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with all their downloadable content. With both games able to be played entirely in split-screen, players will have countless hours of questing and exploring at their fingertips.
4. A Way Out
In A Way Out, you and your partner will take control of Vincent and Leo, two criminals with a troubled past. Set in the 1970s, this two-player adventure is designed entirely with co-op play in mind. You will need to work together to escape prison using cooperative movements and simultaneous quick-time events. By the end of your adventure, both of you will be invested in Vince and Leo's tragic tale making this title a perfect choice for game night.
3. Diablo 3
No co-op games list would be complete without Blizzard's Diablo 3. A follow up to the popular dungeon crawling franchise, Diablo 3 brings Blizzard's tried-and-true loot-grinding formula into the new age. Up to 4-players can party up and explore crypts, caves, and temples together while slaying thousands of monsters. The desire to acquire better weapons and armor will have you constantly saying: "Just one more dungeon." There are also 13 different torment difficulty levels to test your skills!
2. Overcooked 1 & 2
On paper, Overcooked may sound mundane. You (and up to 4-players) manage a kitchen, preparing food orders and filling recipes. The truth, however, is that this frantic cooking sim is far from ordinary. Players will be running across a variety of stages trying to keep up with orders. The wacky kitchens range from the back of a moving truck to a pirate ship. The game constantly throws curveballs at you as you try to keep food from burning and customers happy. Within minutes, you and your partner will be shouting orders at each other and trying to keep everything from falling apart. There are few co-op experiences that are this exhilarating.
1. Rocket League
Last, but certainly not least, is the masterpiece that is Rocket League. The best way to describe this game is "car soccer", but in truth, it is so much more. The tight controls and techniques make this game a ballet of flying cars and soccer balls. Players will need to score on each other's nets, using their car to hit the balls across one of the many stages. The premise is simple but this is a game that can suck up hours of your time without you even noticing. It is pure, unadulterated fun and you can play split-screen!