While online multiplayer gaming has become more popular and accessible in recent years, there's still something special about sitting side-by-side with friends for some classic couch co-op action. Though its heyday has perhaps passed, local cooperative gameplay remains a delightful and underrated way to meaningfully connect with friends in the comfort of your own home. Fortunately, there are still plenty of stellar same-screen multiplayer games across genres - from frenetic party games to story-driven adventures - that are perfect for some offline bonding. On this list, we highlight the 32 best couch co-op video games that will keep you and your player two, three, or four happily gaming on the couch for hours on end.
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