EB: Couch co-op gaming has always been one of my favorite past times, namely because it was the main style of gameplay offered during the 80’s and 90’s, which is the timeframe that I first fell in love with my video game hobby. The act of settling in with neighborhood buddies or school friends to play through a new NES or SNES game was an amazing experience, and a great way to bond with people that share similar interests to yours. Unfortunately, with the advent of online gaming, many developers cast the whole couch co-op motif aside, effectively limiting the experience to only a few modern titles, and they’re almost always from the FPS genre.
With that being said a few Indie developers have brought back couch co-op, and a few AAA titles offer the mode on current-gen consoles, but for the most part, the best couch co-op experiences are rooted in past games or franchises. The list below represents the 11 best games and/or franchises to have featured couch co-op.