15 Best Offline Co-Op Games for Xbox One

Last Updated: August 11, 2016

Gaming is fun when you are playing an amazing game but what makes it even more enjoyable is the fact that you can play with your friends together. You don’t always need the internet to enjoy multiplayer games because there are some of the best games out there that offer couch co-op for the Xbox One. Couch co-op means you and your friend can play the game together on a single Xbox One and the same couch.

So, if you are looking for some amazing games that offer couch co-op on the Xbox One, then look no more because here are the 15 best offline co-op games for the Xbox One:

1. Halo: Masterchief Collection

First up is the Halo: Masterchief Collection. Although the local co-op mode only caters for two player split screen, you are spoilt for choice with the collection of modes to choose from. For those who aren’t aware, the Masterchief Collection includes the first 4 Halo titles to give newbies (or previous nostalgic players) a feel for the story up until Halo 5.


The best part of all – each one of the titles is co-op ready. This is quite amazing as it means that when one of the players dies they can easily respawn once the living player is out of the combat zone, which is a little more difficult when playing the single player mode due to limited lives.

Trying your luck on the Legendary mode in Halo 2 is something you’d normally avoid on your own but at least with two player co-op, you have a sporting chance of surviving. 

Where to buy: Xbox

2. Battleborn

If you are like me and you managed to complete Battleborn but didn’t quite get the end scores you strived to play for, no worries! In offline co-op mode, two players can select which mission they’d like to play through next, as well as being able to play through previously visited missions in an attempt to earn them loot that’s worthwhile owning.


With 25 different warriors to choose from, each possessing their unique skill tree allowing new weapons and attributes to be unlocked, this is one game where having someone fighting your corner will have a positive impact on enhancing your selected character. Having two players fighting off different foes is going to prove an advantage with Battleborn.

Where to buy: Xbox

3. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Continuing the fun from the previous Plants vs. Zombies, this title has kept the same wacky gameplay along with the co-op mode, with a few new added pieces of content. What I love about this sequel is that it packs a number of activities that you and your friends can get involved with, and by completing certain co-op missions, you earn coins which in turn can be used to purchase sticker and card packs as an added incentive.


I simply love games that entice you to play along with friends rather than alone and this is truly a title which encourages playing in a party rather than just working through as a single player. I’m looking forward to seeing another game in this unusual collection of games.

Where to buy: Xbox

4. LEGO Marvel Superheroes

Being a massive DC and Marvel fan, I was pretty chuffed that this Lego title made co-op available throughout the campaign mode. With many of the Lego games there’s often a lot of collectibles throughout the game. If you have multiple players, finding these items becomes so much easier – two pairs of eyes are better than one!


In many character-based co-op enabled games, you find that your favourite playable roles are only available in a single player campaign, but not in this one. There are over 100 characters for players to unlock, and once they’re available for use they’re available for all players to enjoy. To name a few of the playable characters: Iron Man, Spiderman, The Hulk, Captain America, and of course Deadpool.

Where to buy: Xbox

5. Rayman Legends

There may not be an online co-op mode available in this backwards compatible masterpiece, but this is one game you’ll want to ensure your controllers are charged for. This is one of those games where you let reality just drift away, and with four players locally enabled, it promises to sweep your friends and family into this world of weird and wonderful levels.


The difference with this platform title is that players all share the same screen, which unfortunately means that those trailing behind on the level are rewarded with the death penalty – which is quite funny when you watch how frustrated the other players are. This is your opportunity to tell your mates to keep up, and that they won’t keep dying!

Where to buy: Xbox

6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Anyone who’s anyone knows how awesomely addictive Black Ops 3 is to play online and that’s one of the reasons why many players miss out and often forget that you are treated to a very similar experience when playing couch co-op with friends. In Ops 3, four players can work together to advance their way through the campaign, which can often prove more enjoyable than the lone ranger approach.

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Both zombies and multiplayer can be played through a 4-player split screen, also, meaning you have the flexibility to play all aspects of the game on your own or with up to three other friends. I mean who wouldn’t want to test out the capabilities of the futuristic tech available in this version of COD, while being immature with your mates?

Where to buy: Xbox

7. Diablo III

The third game in the Diablo series will hands down appeal to fans of The Hobbit, Skyrim, and other movies/games that have an element of enchantment. The game’s offline co-op couch mode invites up to four players to join in; a fair feature is the fact that the difficulty setting automatically adjusts depending on the number of players within the game. I believe this works well otherwise you’d be finding the game too easy, and who would want that to happen?!


With a wide variety of roles to choose from, including a Wizard, a Witch Doctor, a crusader, a Barbarian and a Demon, you’ll have no reason to argue with friends about which class each one of you should choose.

Where to buy: Xbox

8. Minecraft

This extensive title appeals to both younger and adult players alike and offers one of the best examples of a local co-op mode that I’ve seen. One of the great aspects of the game’s co-op approach is the flexibility it provides. Looking to go hunting chickens, or maybe you prefer mining for diamonds, whatever you decide it’ll be much more of a laugh doing it with friends sitting beside you.


If you are a beginner, the game should appeal to you as it helps you out by letting you play with friends who are maybe a bit more experienced than other players and they will be continuously kept on their toes due to the expansive nature of the game. A perfect fit for any group of friends.

Where to buy: Xbox


Online co-op is not supported in this game but in my opinion, it would spoil it, as this is the kind of game that should be played while being surrounded by friends or family. You can expect lots of laughs and giggles when the gameplay involves birds with flappy wings.


As a standard, this title supports a four player local co-op mode, which is a feature that further enhances the gameplay so that everyone can enjoy the stunning graphical visuals throughout the game. This game is also featured on a majority of mobile devices, which have been playing catch up with various next-gen consoles. While the smartphone version of the game requires tapping on the screen, the console version has been tuned for analogue stick and triggers controls.

Where to buy: Xbox

10. Resident Evil: Revelations 2

I’m sure it’s not just my opinion; everyone knows how scary it can be sitting and playing any of the Resident Evil games on your own, and that’s in daylight! Having the ability to prevent flesh-eating zombies from taking you out in the game, by introducing a second player to help you along the road to survival is nothing but a relief.


Imagine going on a hunt for a collectible; you can see it, but you can’t access the area that it’s in because it is blocked off by an ugly looking zombie. This might be an issue in single player mode, but having someone with you in co-op could see one player keeping the zombie busy while the others creep by and picks up the sought after item – that’s teamwork.

Where to buy: Xbox

11. ARK: Survival Evolved

Ark may be described as an online multiplayer action game, but the developers have kept all gamers in mind by enabling a two player cooperative offline game mode. The Steam exclusive game sees players in a pre-historic world of dinosaurs, where, as the title suggests, an element of survival is added to the table. Ark sees players working together in search of food, building shelters from resources they have gathered, as well as crafting new items.


While advancing through the game, players will experience an array of different dinosaurs, from the biggest at the top of the food chain to smaller less intimidating beasts that are no bigger than the main character. Obviously, the experience is enhanced by having your nearest and dearest around to laugh at each other’s tries and fails.

Where to buy: Xbox

12. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

When the Locust Horde devastates the world around you, and the fight for survival is at stake, you get the feeling you could use a little help. The guys at Microsoft have kept gamers in mind by allowing players to fight their way through the entire campaign mode of the game in a 2 player split-screen couch co-op gameplay style. As players who are part of Marcus Fenix’s fire team plough through waves of enemies from another world, you’ll be more than pleased to have another team member bringing in extra fire-power.


All guns blazing is usually the way to go when playing the campaign on single player, but playing with someone by your side may change your mindset and get you thinking more tactically.

Where to buy: Xbox

13. Rocket League

Up next is one game that will appeal to a group of lads searching for a title that caters for offline co-op for up to 4 players. If you fancy a match of 4 versus 4, 3 versus 3, or 2 versus 2, then you and your team can gang up on the AI for a truly masculine experience.


For players who are new to Rocket League, here’s the lowdown: it’s essentially a match of football, but with a twist. You have the arena, you have the ball, but the way to score is to use vehicles equipped with boosters to propel the ball into the goal – bearing in mind someone has to be near the goal to save the ball!

Where to buy: Xbox

14. Resident Evil 6

Unlike the previously mentioned Resident Evil title, this game in the series focuses more on the puzzle aspect of the game and the horror element comes secondary. That being said, it’s still not a game you’d want to sit and play alone in the dark. Similar to its predecessor, the game provides a two player cooperative gameplay feature.


Although players get the opportunity to play as many as six different characters throughout the story, the two player co-op gameplay also expands to allow you both to play in a mercenary mode. If there are four players ready to jump into the game, there are a handful of intersections, which brings an additional two players to join in the game known as combo co-op.

Where to buy: Xbox

15. Pang Adventures

Unlike most of the other offline co-op games, Pang Adventures comes with a bit of a surprising catch – that is, you can only play co-op story mode once all of the stories have been completed in a single player effort. Once story mode has been completed, two player co-op will become available, meaning you can team up to save the world from an impending alien invasion looming throughout the story.


Are you struggling to complete the game’s story mode? No problem, panic mode, tour mode and score attack are readily available to ensure your friend can join in on the fun, rather than sitting watching you hog the Xbox controller!

Where to buy: Xbox

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Ready to enjoy Xbox One with your friends?

If you’ve got friends who are coming over soon for a round of Xbox One, these are the best games you can play together. Just kick back and enjoy these amazing offline co-op games on your Xbox One. Also, feel free to mention any other games that you love to play on your Xbox One. Sound off in the comments section below.