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Updated on February 8, 6:05 p.m. (GMT+8): Fixed image sizes and added It Takes Two.

Quality time with your special someone is one of the best gifts you can give to your partner.

Don’t know what games to play? Here’s a rundown of the 10 best co-op games you can play together that may (or may not) draw you closer.

11 multiplayer and couch co-op games for gamer couples

  • Portal 2
  • Overcooked! 2
  • A Way Out
  • We Were Here
  • Super Mario Party
  • Cuphead
  • Spaceteam
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Just Dance
  • Don’t Starve Together
  • It Takes Two

Portal 2

Couch co-op games and multiplayer games featuring Portal 2
Credit: Valve

This classic is 12 years old, but it’s stood the test of time. The co-op section is arguably better than the main single-player game and lets you play as super cute testing robots, P-Body and Atlas.

Overcooked! 2

Couch co-op game featuring Overcooked! 2
Credit: Ghost Town Games Ltd.

Overcooked! 2 will make you feel everything — happiness, frustration, and even hunger.

You need teamwork, time management, and fast fingers to prep your ingredients, cook them, and deliver the finished product to the correct customer to advance through levels!

If you and your partner are really competitive, aim for three stars on each level of the story mode. Talk about being the perfectionist pair!

A Way Out

A Way Out by Electronic Arts
Credit: EA

You and your partner will step into the shoes of Leo and Vincent, two convicts who attempt a daring escape from prison.

The game has multiple endings, a riveting plot, and lots of mini-games to kill time.

We Were Here

We Were Here game
Credit: Total Mayhem Games

This co-op puzzle game is ideal for modern-day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.

The catch with We Were Here is that you won’t be able to look at your partners screen. Instead, you’ll be forced to use verbal communication to relay information via a pair of walkie-talkies. The game is short and can be completed in a few hours, making it perfect for a stay-indoors date.

Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party gameplay
Credit: Nintendo

Bring out your joy-con controllers and get competitive with the ultimate Nintendo multiplayer game Super Mario Party!

Filled with tons of mini-games, whoever gets the most stars at the end of the brawl will be hailed as the winner.

If competition brings out your worst side, there’s also a more harmonious co-op mode where lovebirds will need to help each other to succeed.


Cuphead gameplay
Credit: Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc.

Twin brothers Cuphead and Mugman have always got each other’s back when it comes to adventures around Inkwell Isles. Similar to this unbeatable tandem, any pair can “deal with the devil” by shooting, dashing, parrying, and jumping around.

Deemed as one of the hardest video games around, finishing this game will give you and your special someone plenty of bonding time — that is if the frustration from the level difficulty doesn’t get to you first!


Spaceteam game
Credit: Cooperative Innovations, Sleeping Beast Games

This ship is sinking… Grab your devices and play Spaceteam! Experience the pressure of being a part of a spaceship crew with just a few taps on your smartphone.

If you like the idea of coordination and cooperation, this mobile title might just be a great V-day gift for you.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker gameplay
Credit: Nintendo

This super cute action puzzle video game stars our favorite mushroom-humanoid toad and his adventure buddy Toadette. Its multiplayer mode lets the first player control the camera view, while the second player controls the characters.

Each level is designed to be solved with ease and fun, so call your personal adventure buddy and start tracking Captain Toad’s treasures!

Just Dance

Just Dance gameplay
Credit: Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s rhythm game offers hours of endless twists and turns (and maybe a little singing) in one game. All that’s left to do is pick a time and start grooving!

Highly recommended as a post-dinner date activity to burn those extra calories.

Don’t Starve Together

Couch co-op game Don't Starve Together
Credit: Klei Entertainment

Ever wondered if you and your partner would survive an apocalyptic event, forcing you to find your own food and shelter, and survive against a horde of scary monsters?

Now you can with the critically acclaimed Don’t Starve Together. The multiplayer game is a spinoff of Don’t Starve, which fans claim is one of the best survival games of all time.

It Takes Two

It Takes Two gameplay
Credit: Hazelight Studios

How many people do you need to play Hazelight Studios’ award-winning game? That’s right — it takes two!

From the creators of A Way Out comes another game that couples will surely love. It Takes Two is a story about the broken relationship of married couple Cody and May, and how a self-proclaimed love expert, Dr. Hakim, tries to fix and bring back the love that they have for each other. Players will be engaged in different challenges that will test their synergy and teamwork.

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