Top 10 best shared/split screen couch co-op games to play on your PC (as of 2018)

Top 10 best shared/split screen couch co-op games to play on your PC (as of 2018)


Top ten best couch co-op and local multiplayer
games for PC The days when split-screen or another form
of local multiplayer was present in almost all titles are sadly long gone. As such, finding a good game with local co-op
you can play on your PC with your friends, family or significant other is not that easy. Fortunately, we’re here to help you find
the best titles you and your player two can play using a single computer while chilling
at your place! Without further ado, let’s dive in! Number 10 – Genital Jousting Okay, so this one is not necessarily the best title to choose when you want to play a game
with a family member, or on your first date. But two (or any number up to eight) consenting,
and, let’s be honest, probably a bit immature adults are bound to have a ton of fun playing
Genital Jousting. The goal is simple – you have to put the
front of the dismembered member you control into the rear end of the ones controlled by
your opponents, while avoiding getting penetrated yourself. You don’t have to worry about the task getting
too monotone though – the game offers both classic mode and party mode including challenges
such as Weiner Round-Up, Obstacle Intercourse and Double Delight. And a surprisingly thoughtful story mode for
single players. Number 9 – Risk of Rain Risk of Rain is a cooperative rogue-like game with unforgiving gameplay mechanics and perma-death,
causing you to replay the game numerous times before you even get close to the end. It’s all worth it though, as the fast-paced
fighting and exploration of the randomly generated planets, while very challenging, are also
incredibly fun, especially when you play with a friend. The longer you dawdle, the harder the game
gets, as the number and difficulty of your opponents gets progressively higher with every
tick and tock of the in-game clock, reaching Dark Souls-like levels of difficulty the closer
you get to your ultimate goal. Number 8 – Rivals of Aether Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Not sure, if the four nations ever lived in
peace, or if the Fire Nation was the one to attack, but the fact is that the animals representing
each of the classical elements are out to get each other in this brawl-style fighting
game. The game allows up to four players to play
locally, or join the game in online multiplayer, and includes modes such as 1 versus 1, 2 versus
2 and everyone versus everyone else. All of the characters have different playstyles
and the fighting mechanics are incredibly tight – making this the perfect game for
fans of Smash Bros who would like to play a similar game on PC. Number 7 – Guacamelee and Guacamelee 2 The first game from the series includes a two-player drop-in/drop-out co-op, while the
sequel allows up to 4 players to fight alongside each other. A mix of an action platformer and a brawler,
both Guacamelee games are heavily inspired by Mexican folklore, and have you and your
co-op partners control superpowered luchadors fighting against supernatural threats. The stylized, colorful design and the tight,
fast-paced gameplay allow for long hours of playing together. Be aware though, that unlike many of the positions
on this list, Guacamelee features only local co-op, with no additional online mode. Number 6 – Brawhalla The fact that you can’t play Super Smash Bros on PC is probably one of the biggest
drawbacks of being an exclusive PC gamer. But fear not, Brawhalla aims to fill that
gap, and does it well enough to be much more than a simple clone. And you can play it locally with as many as
8 people, choosing from a variety of game modes – though in all of them the goal is
the same – beat up everyone not on your team and try to push them off the screen. It’s the perfect game for a party, but if
you’re feeling especially competitive, you can even join the Brawhalla league. The best thing though? It’s free to play! Number 5 – Broforce An incredibly tongue-in-the-cheek love-letter to 80’s and 90’s action movies, this action
platformer includes such beloved characters as Rambro, MacBrover, Snake Broskin and more
action heroes in an even manlier, even tougher version. Under your control, they will do what they
do best – bring justice and the American way to terrorists by using a wide variety
of weapons capable of destroying both the enemies as well as pretty much the entire
environment around you. You can share this experience with up to four
bros. Be warned though, playing this game will make
you sprout chest hair, no matter your gender. Number 4 – Overcooked No game since Worms has made us want to strangle our player two (or three, or four) as much
as Overcooked – and this one is supposed to be cooperative! Before you assemble your team, make sure that
your relationship with your co-op partners is strong enough to survive the inevitable
stream of abuse you will hurl at each other as you play. As a team of bumbling cooks, you will have
to prepare a meal according to the recipe. Sounds easy? In theory, yes. In reality, the kitchen you work in gets progressively
more chaotic, and it gets harder and harder to follow the necessary steps in the correct
order. The first game has great replay value, but
if you’re looking for new experiences, the sequel came out in 2018, allowing you to save
the world by chopping onions all over again. Number 3 – Rocket League Rocket League is the spiritual successor of a game called Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered
Battle-Cars, and that basically tells you everything you need to know about it. Oh, did we mention? The jumping and flying cars you control double
as a soccer – or maybe soccar – team. Also, the ball explodes. Rocket League matches can turn into real mayhem,
and it’s no wonder that the game became so popular so fast. It helps that the local co-op mode can host
up to four players, and you can also invite some friends online, even if they play on
a different platform than you do. If you and your friends enjoy chaotic, fast-paced
and incredibly silly games that put your spatial awareness to the test, then Rocket-League
is for you! Number 2 – TowerFall Ascension Another brawl-style game on our list, TowerFall Ascension features bow-and-arrow based deathmatches
with easy to pick up and hard to master fighting system. The tight gameplay and retro graphics make
this game a perfect throwback to the golden era of couch co-op, and the variety of characters,
power-ups, secrets to uncover and ways to customize your arena allow for long hours
of playing. TowerFall Ascension can be played both competitively
by up to 4 players, and cooperatively in a team of two. Number 1 – Divinity the Original Sin and
Divinity the Original Sin 2 No list about couch co-op games could be complete
without the Original Sin and its sequel. While the original Original Sin allowed co-op
between two players, the sequel can host up to four players – though you will need at
least two PCs, as only two people can play on the same one, with the other two connected
online. The most notable thing about The Original
Sin one and two is that these games are as close as a video game has ever gotten to the
experience of an actual tabletop RPG, down to the inter-party dynamics and possible conflict
– your characters can disagree, and the disagreements have to be solved within the
game. While both of the games feature a great story
to play, the storytellers in the audience will surely be happy to discover, that the
second game also includes a Game Master mode, where you can craft your own custom-made campaign
for your players. So that’s it for our list. Are you going to choose one of the titles
proposed by us for the next couch co-op session with your player two? Or are we missing your favourite local multiplayer
game? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget
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100 Replies to “Top 10 best shared/split screen couch co-op games to play on your PC (as of 2018)”

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  3. I hardly found Brawlhalla, it's misspelled everywhere in the video. There's an additional 'L' in it! 🙂 Thanks for the upload, btw!

  4. What about Nidhogg? (And nidhogg 2 but I like Nidhogg 1 better) Nidhogg a is shared screen fighting game, I think you can have 4 players (maybe in Nidhogg 2), but the game in quite tense even though the combat usually only spikes in speed every once in a while. You play as a red or yellow guy with a sword, you have only 4 moves (Not counting duck and jump) high stab, middle stab, throw and low stab. The side you spawn on is your side, your goal is to make to the edge of the other persons screen, there you will find a pink worm that will eat you and you win. That's Nidhogg 1, not sure about 2.

  5. My favorite couch coop games from Steam: best to least
    Hyper Light Driver: overly pixely zelda-like adventure for 2 players
    Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time: up to 4 players run around on a cartoony orb shaped space ship and man different stations. I like it because the other players can be very different skill levels and everyone has fun
    Rayman Legends: a fun side scrolling platformer for 4 players
    Party Golf: 4 players all play 2d golf at the same time, more fun than it initially sounds.
    Castle Crashers: top-teir side scroller/beat-em-up. A somewhat short game but loads of replayability and 4 player
    BattleBlock Theater: Funny and awesome game for 2 players; 4 player mod from Steam workshop is a total blast too.
    Left 4 Dead 1&2: while technically not "split screen multiplayer" the developers already wrote the code to make it multiplayer, just never implemented it. You just hit the tilde key (~) and type in the console command to get it going. Great FPS zombie game
    Portal 2: I found it fun to try and figure the puzzles out with the wife, but now that I beat it/know the solutions it's less fun to play with other people, it was great while it lasted
    Rock of Ages 2: A fun, quick to learn and understand game that involves bowling rocks into your friend's castle. 2 player.
    Overcooked: a great co-op cooking game for 4 players. 2 player isn't fun if one player is significantly less skilled but as long as two halfway competent players are in the game is a blast.
    Lego games: They are all a blur to me, one game pretty much reminds me of the next, but you get a multiplayer romp around Lego variants of different movie universes. Not much to them, but still fun.
    Rocket League: car soccer, what's not to like
    Bro Force: great humor but loses some of it's fun with those out of the blue insta-death situations, some of the "bros" kinda suck/aren't fun to play but it's a well put together side scroller shoot-em-up
    Trine 1,2,3: I didn't like how all the players pretty much have to solve the puzzle at the same time, players are stuck waiting on the weaker player but I liked Trine enough to play through all 3.
    Ibb and Obb: great 2player co-op puzzle solver but some grumble factor on sections heavily reliant on skill/patience
    Crashlands: It's a quirky survival/crafting game, one player plays as the robot helper. Kinda gets grindy and feels padded after a while. Hitting the same basic enemy 20 times for the item you need to progress sorta stuff.
    Dungeon Defenders: It hasn't aged great but still not a bad experience protecting the crystal from horde mode sort of enemies. It's a tower defense/hack and slash sort of game.
    Pac-Man256: a fun diversion but probably not something you would dump hours into. Still, it's multiplayer pac-man which is pretty cool
    HellDivers: too many insta-die situations that come out of nowhere. It's like Magica in that you heavily rely on your team mates not shooting you. It's great when it works, and not so great when it doesn't
    Hammerwatch: zoomed out pixel dungeon crawl game. If someone dies they may be out of the game for some time before re-spawn, repetitive, but decent fun in short burts
    Chariot: the first several levels were fantastic but every level from then on seems like the same exact thing over and over again, wears out it's welcome too fast
    Octodad: this is really more of a 1 player game but still fun to try and get two people to control the limbs at the same time. Ultimately not really worth the buy IMO
    Magica 1&2: there's gotta be a way to turn friendly fire off when you are playing with a less experienced player. Maybe more fun with two experienced gamers.
    9 Parchments: multiplayer bargain bin Diablo without the loot system, not totally worthless but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this game.

  6. My list would be –

    1: Castle Crashers
    2: Battleblock theatre
    3: Sundered
    4: Portal 2
    5: Rocket League
    6: Stick fight the game
    7: Speed runners
    8: Rayman legends
    9: Brawlhalla
    10: Bro Force

  7. "You can't play Smash Brothers on PC"

    Can't I? I thought I just played Brawl on PC with an Xbox One controller in 4x the original resolution?

  8. Your video is trash. You literally reccommended every horrible fucking game on the market. Blocking your channel.

  9. Almost all of these games are pretty much trash. Have you ever heards of Serious sam 3? Rocket league is an good split-screen game but Ilike everything else is just trash

  10. What good co-op games are there on emulator?

    You can get mods to play Mario 3 and Super Mario world co-op (2 people at the same time)

    The only way to play Duke Nukem split screen co-op is on the 64 (Perfect Dark is also co-op)

    There's some goof troop SNES game that's also co-op

    Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance is an option but all emulated versions run terribly on average computers

    There's also Secret of Mana, and Contra I guess.

    That said, it looks like good op-op games on emulators are surprisingly limited. Any other ideas?

    I was surprised that a lot of the games from the older consoles aren't really co-op, things like Mario you actually take turns playing which really sucks.

  11. Nice list dude. If I may, add up Rocket League (street fighter type) and Megabyte Punch (smash brothers type with adventure mode) to the list.

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