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5 Best Co-Op Games on Xbox Game Pass (July 2024)

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Co-Op gameplay in Deep Rock Galactic.

Many Xbox players seek a cooperative experience. These games not only allow us to become closer to our friends, but they are also excellent games in their own right. The world of Co-Op games has steadily seen more titles being added to its ever-growing roster. Among these titles, players can find a plethora of genres to enjoy. Each of the games highlighted today, in many ways, forges its own path forward. To highlight some of the best Co-Op games, enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Co-Op Games on Xbox Game Pass.

5. PlateUp!

PlateUp! - Official Console Launch Trailer

We are kicking off our list of the best Co-Op games on Xbox Game Pass with PlateUp! Players unfamiliar with this culinary title are tasked with owning and operating a restaurant either solo or with a friend. Players can upgrade their restaurant and the materials inside of the restaurant and learn new recipes. This not only gives the game a solid core gameplay loop but allows for plenty of player experimentation. In addition to this, the game's intuitive nature makes it a breeze to pick up, but incredibly difficult to master.

Along the way, players will have to learn not only how to prepare each of the ingredients and dishes in the game but also how to work together. This speaks not only to the cooperative nature of the game but is also at the core of what makes the game so great. Whether you are someone who wishes to focus their energy on a few dishes or have an expansive menu by contrast, the choice is yours. All in all, if you are looking to play one of the best Co-Op games on Xbox Game Pass, give PlateUp! a try.

4. Grounded: Fully Yoked Edition

Grounded: Fully Yoked Edition Launch Trailer

For the next entry on our list, we are switching things up quite a bit. Here, we have Grounded: Fully Yoked Edition. This game takes the familiar survival formula and applies a sense of cartoonish wonder to it. After being shrunk down to size, players must learn how to survive and thrive within the hostile world of a suburban backyard. In doing so, players will come across an assortment of enemies. Each of these enemies poses their own unique threat to the player and must be handled differently in order to survive. That is not all, however, as the player must also maintain their health and other factors.

This gives the game a sense of challenge that is even more palpable when you face it with a friend. Along the way, players will slowly become more efficient in the way they gather resources, combat enemies, and much more. This gives the game an inherent sense of progression that can be felt from start to finish. Also the game's cartoonish art style also lends itself to some rather imaginative visuals & boss mechanics. All around, Grounded: Fully Yoked Edition is one of the best Co-Op games available on Xbox Game Pass.

3. Deep Rock Galactic

Deep Rock Galactic - Gameplay Trailer

The next entry on our list is one that players who are familiar with FPS titles should no doubt recognize. The world of Deep Rock Galactic is one that has become beloved by many players. This is for good reason, too, as the game boasts some of the most solid and fun core gameplay mechanics on this list. As players make their way through the procedurally generated environments, they will have to choose a class in order to survive. Each of these classes has its own strengths and weaknesses, which makes working together paramount to your success in the game.

The game not only features a wonderfully replayable gameplay loop but also stunning visuals to boot. Despite its cartoonish art style, the game features some rather tense moments, especially against the game's more formidable opponents. Additionally, the combat mechanics in the game are an absolute blast and are just one of the reasons many players enjoy and continue to return to the game. In short, Deep Rock Galactic is one of the best Co-Op games on Xbox Game Pass.

2. Diablo IV

Diablo IV | Gameplay Launch Trailer

Our next entry is one that comes from a long-running and beloved franchise. Here, we have Diablo IV. For players who are unfamiliar with the Diablo franchise, Diablo IV is a great title to jump into. This is due to the game's focus on the shared world concept, as well as its more applicable mechanics. As players choose their class, they are able to tweak their abilities & gather resources, and loot to their heart's content. This will require them to face off against incredibly formidable opponents, making each piece of gear feel rewarding in its own way.

For fans of the ARPG genre, this title carries a lot of weight on its shoulders. Having this title available through Xbox Game Pass allows players to experience the game without any risk. The game features a solid progression system, which is at the heart of its replayability. In addition to this, the game's class-based mechanics work pretty well in tandem. This essentially ensures that players are able to work together wonderfully, balancing challenge and accessibility. In closing, Diablo IV is one of the best Co-Op games on Xbox Game Pass.

1. It Takes Two

It Takes Two – Official “We’re Better Together” Trailer

For the final entry on our list, we have It Takes Two. In terms of its core design, this title was built from its foundations to be played cooperatively. This gives it quite the edge in this regard. As players make their way through incredibly imaginative levels, they will be able to watch a touching narrative unfold before them. All the while, players can expect to find a sense of gameplay variety due to the game's action-platforming nature. There are tons of references for players to get, achievements to unlock, and wonderful things to discover.

One of the game's most shining aspects is its level design. Each of the game's levels feels like they were lovingly handcrafted, making each adventure feel fresh and unique. All of this is supported by a phenomenal narrative that players can easily immerse themselves in. The cooperative nature of the game is without a doubt, its strongest aspect, however. This, and much more, makes It Takes Two not only one of the best Co-Op games on Xbox Game Passbut a stellar Co-Op game in its own right.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Co-Op Games on Xbox Game Pass? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.