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5 Best Local Co-Op Games on Xbox Series X|S



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The Xbox Series X|S is home to a number of great experiences for players to enjoy that range in what they offer the player. Among these experiences, local co-op games allow us to take our friends on a journey. These are games that best capitalize on the social nature of games and enhance their overall experience through this aspect. So without further ado, here are our picks for the 5 Best Local Co-Op Games on Xbox Series X|S.

5. Divinity Original Sin II

Divinity Original Sin II is a love letter for those of us who enjoy classic dungeon-crawling experiences. The game allows for players to go on an adventure with up to four players in local co-op. The environments are all wonderfully crafted through the power of the Xbox Seris X|S as well. However, that isn't all the game has to offer either, as it allows for players to create their own character in any way that they would like. While it does tend to stick to genre staples, the amount of freedom players have within its world is refreshing.

Firstly, you can undergo quests of various difficulties or simply adventure throughout the world itself. Each nook and cranny of this world has been wonderfully realized. Allowing the player to immerse themselves within the game. So if you enjoy that type of gameplay, as well as thorough storytelling and a gripping narrative, this is a game that you simply cannot miss out on. So if this sounds like it would be up your alley, then journey many other adventures in embracing this world. Simply put, Divinity Orginal Sin II is one of the best local- cop games on Xbox Series X|S.

4. Minecraft

Minecraft has ascended from being a humble indie developer title to being one of the most ubiquitous franchises in gaming. Players who play all different types of games are no doubt familiar with this game. In Minecraft, the world is your oyster. You can go questing throughout its lands for resources or simply build the adventure that you want. The building mechanics in the game are top-notch, and the game is constantly updating with new content. This has only added to its already outstanding longevity.

Players can play Minecraft using the local co-op function in a way that feels good to the player as well. A lot of times, the way that the game splits up the screen can cause issues. But in Minecraft, you don't necessarily have this problem. You can engage with many of the game's different biomes or dig down to the depths of the world. Either way, it's your journey to make. Lastly, if you are looking for a fantastic title that employs local co-op on the Xbox Series X|S, look no further than this timeless classic.

3. Cuphead

Cuphead is a game that embraces its cooperative nature. This game allows for players to undertake its platforming challenges with a friend. The game also has shoot-em-up mechanics, which adds a nice variety to the gameplay. Players will be able to face off against bosses that are smothered in a nostalgic art style. The beautiful hand-drawn characters and environments make Cuphead one of the most visually appealing games in recent memory.

Good looks aren't the only thing that this title has either, as the gameplay for the game is incredibly solid and reminiscent of older games. It is partially due to this charm that the game has achieved such a renowned status with solid gameplay and a commitment to a fantastic local co-op experience. It is easy to see why so many people are flocking to this game, making it an excellent choice to play on the Xbox Series X|S. Lastly, this game is an absolute must-have for your game library if you enjoy co-op games.

2. Halo: The Master Chief Collection

In terms of the sheer amount of content, Halo: Master Chief Collection offers players the most content on this entire list. The game collection allows players to experience the now classic local co-op experience for themselves. Through the power of the Xbox Series X|S, the game's textures and performance have never been better. So if you are a fan of the Halo series or classic FPS gameplay in general, this is an essential game to have.

Firstly, the level design in the Halo games is phenomenal and should be experienced by any fan of modern FPS games. Secondly, the multiplayer element allows for players to e enjoy these worlds alongside friends. And lastly, but certainly not least, is the competitive multiplayer element to this game. With a staggering amount of content to choose from, you would be remiss not to enjoy it. So if you are looking for a game that remains faithful to the old tenants of game design, then this might be up your alley. To closer, Halo: Master Chief Collection is one of the best local co-op experiences on the Xbox Series X|S.

1. It Takes Two

Being that the game is completely created from the ground up to provide the best cooperative experience, it's clear that It Takes Two accomplishes this flawlessly. players will be able to engage in a varied amount of gameplay throughout their time with this game. Its local co-op elements only serve to enhance the experience as well, making it one of the most deserving titles on this list. Players can find themselves platforming or perhaps shooting through the game's many levels. While the experience is mainly a one-and-done kind of game, this is an experience that sticks with you.

Regardless of how long it has been since you last played, It Takes Two is a game that will firmly stick out in the player's mind. So if you enjoy classic gameplay with a modern polish, this is definitely a game you can't afford to miss out on. With perhaps the strongest cooperative elements of any game on this list, It Takes Two takes the cake in terms of local co-op experiences on the Xbox Seris X|S. To close, if you are looking for a game to play with friends, definitely don't miss out on this wonderfully endearing title.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Local Co-Op Games on Xbox Series X|S? 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.