17 Best Xbox One Games For Couples (2022)

There was a time when co-op games were thought of as forgotten relics of the past, with current titles focusing more on grand multiplayer experiences or concise single-player adventures. However, these notions were dashed once the industry rediscovered the true potential of a co-op experience, especially with your significant other. As a result, more mainstream titles have made a habit of incorporating co-op gameplay whenever possible, if not create an entire title that hinges on it.

The Xbox One is home to some of the best couch co-op games on the market for you and your partner to play and create great memories. Its vast library of games will have you cheering, laughing, and battling for top scores all night long.

Updated on July 21, 2022 by Ritwik Mitra: Gaming as a couple can be a truly refreshing and engaging experience. It helps that several titles are tailored for such an experience, and indie games doing a great job of appealing to each and every type of gamer. The Xbox One has been a haven for both triple-A and indie titles that help players enjoy cooperative experiences. Here are some of the best ones.

17 It Takes Two

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It Takes Two is an excellent co-op adventure that is the perfect game to play with a partner. The story of Cody and May as they settle their differences and regain the trust of their daughter makes for a great time. However, there are a few moments where things get hairy, and might even make you question the nature of your relationship. But hey, if they can get past it, so can you.

The quality of writing itself might not be great, but the gameplay more than makes up for it. It Takes Two is a step in the right direction, and we can't wait to see what else Hazelight Studios has to offer.

16 Haven

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The Game Bakers is known primarily for its work on Furi, so the fact that it also made Haven is pretty interesting. This title couldn't be further away from the pulse-pounding gameplay of the previous title.

Instead, Haven is a relaxing game that takes a surprisingly human and engaging look at the lives of a couple that escapes to a planet that they're trying to rejuvenate. The game might have the occasional misstep or two, but its heart is in the right place and the addition of co-op gameplay means that you can enjoy the story with your S.O.

15 Unravel Two

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Unravel Two is a sequel that has adopted a co-op approach. As a result, two people can now solve puzzles and use their yarn to help clear obstacles.

There might not be a lot going for Unravel Two, but the core gameplay is decent enough. However, couples might not have a lot to do in this title aside from the few optional challenges that can be downright frustrating to complete, at times.

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14 Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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For those of you that are huge Halo fans, you can't go wrong with The Master Chief Collection. It is one of the best co-op experiences, and includes Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. The game offers tons of different maps and missions to play through, and you can do it all in split-screen.

Halo is one of the most popular first-person shooter series of all time for a good reason. If you or your partner are new to the game, it also offers multiple difficulty levels, so you can start on easier levels before working your way up. A couple that finishes the fight together, stays together.

13 Team Sonic Racing

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Since you can't play Mario Kart on Xbox One, it's not a bad idea to check out Team Sonic Racing. You and your partner can get in on the action together as you race toward the finish line against other teams.

It supports multiplayer with up to four people, so it could even make for the perfect group date nite. There are more than 15 racers to choose from and over 21 different tracks to use, plus you can even customize your own vehicle.

12 Sea Of Thieves

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Become a pirate legend in this adventure game where you get to journey across the high-seas. Attack rival pirate ships, loot them, and hunt down all the legendary treasure you can find.

The game includes a multiplayer mode which lets you come across other players while you traverse the seas in your own ship. You can also collect various cosmetic items and weaponry to enhance your ship and make the battles more tense and entertaining.

11 Monster Hunter: World

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Monster Hunter: World is a massive action-adventure role playing game that offers both single-player and multiplayer modes. You get to roam through various biomes to hunt a variety of monsters. You can do so alone or with a group of people.

Once you defeat monsters, you can scavenge them for materials to upgrade your weapons and gear. The game has a high fantasy setting, and offers a story mode with missions that will send you on hunts for certain creatures.

10 Gears 5

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Gears 5 is a fantastic co-op game with split-screen and excellent visuals. You and your significant other will have a blast playing through the main campaign while sitting side-by-side on a cozy couch.

There are also five different modes for you to choose from, including the main campaign where the Swarm has corrupted a robot army, Escape, Horde, Versus, and Map Builder. Each one offers you a different way to play the game, depending on what you and the person you're playing with are after.

9 Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a couch co-op adventure for up to four players. This love-themed action-adventure is the perfect way to strengthen any relationship.

You and your companion will be tasked with piloting a circular spaceship through the galaxy, defending the universe against the evil entity, Anti-Love. To do so, you will need to work together to frantically man the shields, guns, and thrusters of your ship or risk being destroyed.

8 Minecraft

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Over a decade of building, battling, and exploring - Minecraft is still going strong with millions of active players. Xbox One owners can build new worlds, craft items, and explore the depths of this massive universe, all with their partner in tow.

Minecraft supports local co-op both offline and online. The relaxing soundtrack and meditation-like gameplay is a great way to unwind and escape with your significant other. Grab a pickaxe and build something together!

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7 The Lego Games

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The Lego video games have been popular since 1997. Over the years, Lego has launched countless entries, adopting themes from other popular IPs such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, and DC Comics.

There is a little something for everyone in these games. With so many to choose from on Xbox One, you and your partner are sure to find one you both enjoy. Split-screen co-op has become a staple in Lego games, meaning both of you can explore the colorful, blocky worlds together.

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Rayman found new life with Ubisoft’s Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends. These titles did away with the 3D platforming of games past, and instead adopted a gorgeous 2D side-scrolling style. The hand-painted backdrops will surely draw players in, but the real joy lies in the challenging gameplay. Xbox One owners can tackle Rayman Legends as a team in its local co-op mode.

You and your boo can each play as your own characters in this shared-screen experience. You will solve puzzles, defeat monsters, and try to not fall to your death. Luckily, if one of you falls, the other is there to pick you up again and continue the journey - just how your relationship should be.

5 Borderlands

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Welcome to the world of Pandora. If guns, loot, and destruction (of others) is something you value in your relationship, then this game is perfect for you.

Choose from older titles like Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, or newer ones including Borderlands 3 and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. With all games available to be played entirely in split-screen, players will have countless hours of questing and exploring at their fingertips.

4 A Way Out

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A Way Out is Hazelight's previous title. You and your partner will take the roles of Vincent and Leo, two criminals with troubled pasts. Set in the 1970s, this two-player adventure is designed entirely with co-op play in mind.

You will need to work together to escape prison using cooperative methods and simultaneous quick-time events. By the end of your adventure, both of you will be invested in Vince and Leo's tragic tale, making this title a perfect choice for game night.

3 Diablo 3

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A follow-up to the popular dungeon crawling series, Diablo 3 brings Blizzard's tried-and-true loot-grinding formula into the new age.

Up to four players can party up and explore crypts, caves, and temples together, while slaying thousands of monsters. The desire to acquire better weapons and armor will have you constantly saying: "Just one more dungeon." There are also 13 different Torment difficulty levels to test your skills.

2 Overcooked 1 & 2

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On paper, Overcooked may sound mundane. You and up to four players manage a kitchen, preparing food orders and filling recipes. The truth, however, is that this frantic cooking game is far from ordinary. You will be running across a variety of bizarre levels, trying to keep up with orders.

The wacky kitchens range from the back of a moving truck to a pirate ship. The game constantly throws curveballs at you as you try to keep the food from burning, and customers happy. Within minutes, you and your partner will be shouting orders at each other, trying to keep everything from falling apart. There are few co-op experiences that are this exhilarating.

1 Rocket League

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Last, but certainly not least, is Rocket League. The best way to describe this game is 'car soccer', but in truth, it is so much more. The tight controls and techniques make this game a ballet of flying cars and soccer balls.

Players will need to score goals using their car across multiple stages. The premise is simple, but this is a game that can suck up hours of your time without you even noticing. It is pure, unadulterated fun, and you can play split-screen.

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FAQs

What games are similar to It Takes Two? ›

It Takes Two

What games would my girlfriend like? ›

10 Best Video Games For Couples:
  • Don't Starve Together.
  • Rayman Legends.
  • Diablo III.
  • Portal 2.
  • League of Legends.
  • Overcooked.
  • Mario Party.
  • A Way Out.
29 Dec 2021

What do you play at a couples game night? ›

7 Couple Games That Are Fun To Play On Game Night
  • Find Your Mate. Couples Games Can Be Powerful in Strengthening Your Bond. ...
  • Truths And Lies. Two Truths and a Lie is a common party game, but this version requires more truths and more lies. ...
  • Pop The Balloon. ...
  • Lego Walk. ...
  • The Newlywed Game. ...
  • Speak Out. ...
  • Charades.
21 Jun 2022

How can I be romantic with my boyfriend? ›

38 ways to be romantic.
  1. Tell them you love them, often.
  2. Write a love letter reminding your partner of all the reasons you love them.
  3. Engage in more sensual foreplay ideas.
  4. Practice having slower, more emotionally connected sex.
  5. Take note when your partner mentions something they want, and buy it as a present for them.
14 Feb 2021

Does It Takes Two have split screen? ›

Thankfully, players can enjoy It Takes Two from their homes as it is a couch co-op title. To activate the split-screen mode, all players have to do is select “Play Locally” when starting the game and connect a second controller to their console.

Would you rather questions to ask partner? ›

Here are a few questions that show a glimpse of your partner's life philosophies:
  • Would you rather lose all of the money you earned this year or lose all of the memories you made this year?
  • Would you rather have more time or more money?
  • Would you rather be rich or famous?
  • Would you rather be able to fly or read minds?
1 Feb 2021

How well do u know me questions? ›

Additional "How Well Do You Know Me" Questions
  • What is your favorite restaurant to go to?
  • What household chores do you hate the most?
  • What type of music makes you happy?
  • Who is your celebrity crush?
  • What is your favorite childhood memory?
  • Who is your favorite author?
  • What's your favorite meal for me to make?
30 Aug 2022

What games are like It Takes Two on Xbox? ›

It Takes Two

How many hours does it take for two? ›

When it comes to It Takes Two – which scooped up the Game of the Year award for 2021 – this unique co-op adventure boasts varied gameplay, some beautifully crafted puzzles… and a terrible narrative. That's particularly frustrating too because for half of its 15 hour run-time, It Takes Two is a nigh-on perfect game.

Is it two to take free? ›

It Takes Two is not free to play. However, although It Takes Two is not free to play, it can be for either you or your partner depending on who fully owns the game. Know that there is local couch co-op as well as online, so you can team up with someone who is either in the same room as you or in a different household.

How can I flirt with my girlfriend? ›

But first, check out the latest episode of Bustle's Sex and Relationships podcast, I Want It That Way:
  1. Give Them Compliments. ...
  2. Compliment Them In Front Of Other People. ...
  3. Get Dressed Up For Each Other. ...
  4. Joke! ...
  5. Talk About Intense Intellectual Topics. ...
  6. Touch Them. ...
  7. Give A Little Kiss. ...
  8. Make Dirty Double Entendres.
19 May 2016

How do you get a gf? ›

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What are 21 questions to ask a girlfriend? ›

21 Questions List
  • What's the weirdest dream you've ever had?
  • If you could travel to any year in a time machine, what year would you choose and why?
  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  • What's one of the most fun childhood memories you have?
5 May 2021

Are video games good for couples? ›

For long-term couples who are avid gamers, video games can be a perfect recipe to spice things up as well as for practicing communication and teamwork. Many Reddit users also know that gathering virtual "experience points" with their significant other often means leveling up their love life, too.

How do I get my wife into gaming? ›

Spend time playing with her and not running her through stuff with your high level. Level up with her, let her read the missions/quests -- have her choose the pace. Rushing her through the game will cause her stress and the whole point is for both of you to have fun. Your patience now will pay off very soon.

What games can play in date? ›

Board Games
  • I Should Have Known That. It's time to test your trivia knowledge! ...
  • St. Noire. ...
  • Fog of Love. If you're obsessed with rom-coms, Fog of Love is the perfect board game for your next date night. ...
  • Love Language: The Card Game. ...
  • We're Not Really Strangers. ...
  • 36 Questions. ...
  • Our Moments: Couples Edition. ...
  • Truth or Dare for Couples.
7 Jan 2022

How do I have fun in a relationship? ›

Luckily, there are some easy ways you can get them to flutter their way right back into your stomach and revive your relationship.
  1. Plan a surprise. ...
  2. Make out. ...
  3. Seek out an adrenaline rush. ...
  4. Catch up at night. ...
  5. Have more sex. ...
  6. Tell your friends why you love him. ...
  7. Get competitive. ...
  8. Schedule a regular date night.
10 Dec 2014

What am I who am I game? ›

The “Who Am I” game is a fun party game where players try to guess what famous person they've been assigned by asking yes or no questions. To play, gather a group of friends and decide on a category or theme. For example, you could do historical figures, celebrities, or movie characters.

How do I give my boyfriend a good kiss? ›

First, keep your lips soft and slightly opened, in a gently inviting and receptive way. Don't press them together tightly, but also avoid opening them too wide. Drooling and too much saliva is almost always a turn-off for men and women. On the other hand, some women and men like steamy, sloppy, wet kissing.

What fun questions can I ask my boyfriend? ›

Fun Questions to Ask Your Boyfriend
  • What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
  • Tell me your favorite travel story.
  • How many places have you lived? ...
  • Tell me a funny story about your first car.
  • What do you always procrastinate doing?
  • What's your favorite song? ...
  • What's your favorite way to relax?

Do you know your wife questions? ›

So have a conversation and see if you really know.
...
Each question requires a "yes" or "no." Go!
  • Can you name two or more of your partner's grandparents?
  • Do you know the stresses your partner's facing now?
  • Do you know what your partner's favorite movie or musical recording is?
  • Do you know your partner's favorite dessert?
20 Sept 2018

Does It Takes Two have split screen? ›

Thankfully, players can enjoy It Takes Two from their homes as it is a couch co-op title. To activate the split-screen mode, all players have to do is select “Play Locally” when starting the game and connect a second controller to their console.

Is Haven a multiplayer game? ›

The game is about two lovers, Yu and Kay, who escape to an uninhabited lost planet called Source. The player can control either character, or play in co-op multiplayer with another person, as they search for materials and resources for the Nest, their spaceship.

Does Gamepass Take 2? ›

You can play It Takes Two with your EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

Is Sea of Thieves split screen? ›

Let's answer that question quickly: no, Sea of Thieves is not split screen. You will not be able to buy Sea of Thieves on PC, boot it up, and then play it split screen with a friend. Not even Xbox One X players have the luxury of playing split screen with a friend.

Is it good for couples to take two? ›

While the game's target market is clearly couples, be it married or unmarried, it's still a fun time to play with friends or siblings as well. The level design, graphics and puzzles are top notch, and the dialogue and storytelling are thought-provoking for anyone.

How many hours does it take for 2? ›

When it comes to It Takes Two – which scooped up the Game of the Year award for 2021 – this unique co-op adventure boasts varied gameplay, some beautifully crafted puzzles… and a terrible narrative. That's particularly frustrating too because for half of its 15 hour run-time, It Takes Two is a nigh-on perfect game.

Can 3 People play It Takes Two? ›

Can you play 'It Takes Two' as a single player? Unfortunately, you will need a friend to get through this title, as it can only be played with two players.

Is Haven a real place? ›

Haven is a fictional town on the Maine coast, which is the center of events in the supernatural TV series Haven.

How long does it take to beat Haven? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Haven is about 10½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 18½ Hours to obtain 100% completion.

How do you play coop on Xbox? ›

How To Play Local Co-Op On Any Xbox Game - Simple Guide

How many GB is 2 Xbox? ›

Storage: 50 GB available space.

Did Minecraft get removed from Game Pass? ›

Minecraft is available with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox consoles. If you have an active Game Pass Ultimate or Game Pass for Console subscription, you can install and play Minecraft on your Xbox console.

Does only one person need to buy It Takes Two? ›

Online play requires a friend on the same platform. One user must own the full game in order for the co-op player to play the full game.

Is GTA V split-screen? ›

GTA 5 doesn't have an offline multiplayer. This means you cannot play split screen with more than one player. I wish there was an easy way to fix this but really its how the game was designed. Its possible to play online multiplayer in the same house but you need 2 consoles and 2 screens and 2 copies of the game.

Is Ark split-screen? ›

PC. On most PC platforms, Ark: Survival Evolved has no split-screen functionality. If purchased on either Steam or the Epic Games Store, there is no split-screen functionality. Instead, the ability to locally host a server (replete with mods) rears its head on the PC platform.

Does Forza 5 have split-screen? ›

Forza Horizon 5 does not have 2-player split-screen or any other split-screen options at all. The only way to race or cruise with other players is over online play via Xbox Live.

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