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Best Couch Co-op Games Under $20

Updated May 28, 2020

Fun Couch Co-op Video Games

There’s no better way to pass the time indoors than with a good video game. There are thousands of stories waiting to be told in single-player games and hours of entertainment available in online multiplayer options. But still the best gaming experience around is grabbing a partner (or three) and playing some co-op gameplay. 

Still, there’s no reason to break the bank on a brand-new game if you don’t need to. That’s where Groupon Coupons comes in. We’ve put together a list of some of the best couch co-op games for the whole family all for under $20It doesn’t matter if you want to cook, play baseball, assemble the Avengers, or explore space, there’s a game here for everyone!

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Overcooked

What We Love:

Become a daredevil master chef in no time as you and up to three players take on a slew of culinary challenges all while trying to keep customers well-fed. From the Arctic to the inside of a volcano and everywhere in between, the kitchen locations are crazy and the gameplay fast-paced.

Good for Ages: All ages
How Long is Overcooked: All the missions are replayable for high scores but the main content lasts about 8–10 hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $16.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, Playstation Store, and Steam
Savings Tip: The game has extra DLC for $5, but if you buy the Gourmet Edition you can get the game and extra content for just $19.34 at Microsoft or $19.99 at Nintendo and Target.


Human: Fall Flat

What We Love: 

Up to eight players fling themselves around to find the exit in these zany physics-based puzzles. They really get your brain working, but half the fun is seeing the parkour your wobbly human can pull off. 

Good for Ages: All ages

How long is Human Fall Flat: If you solely focus on beating the levels it should take around 6–8 hours

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam

Best New Price: $14.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, Playstation Store, Nintendo Store, and Steam. As well as at Best Buy, Target, and Gamestop.

Savings Tip: The game (and many others) is available on Xbox Game Pass with a $14.99 monthly subscription. It is also $7.04 on the Playstation Store until April 1.

 

Spelunky

What We Love:

Go on an adventure deep underground as your favorite explorers and avoid all kinds of traps while you hunt for treasure! The levels are different every time you play it, which makes for a challenging yet incredibly rewarding experience!
Good for Ages: 13+
How Long is Spelunky: This one is tough, on average it’s 20+ hours of content with all the randomized levels but could be played perpetually if you wanted!
Platforms: PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $14.99 digital copy on Playstation Store and Steam
Savings Tip: Steam often has sales and Spelunky was $2.24 earlier this year if you’re willing to wait and try your luck at a mega discount.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

What We Love:

Pilot your very own space battleship through a neon galaxy, and work together to manage everything from the thrusters to the shields while collecting fluffy animals! The game's surprising simple controls will put your teamwork.


Good for Ages: 10+
How Long is Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime: The game has randomized levels so it will be a different experience every time, but takes about 5–6 hours if you don’t want to replay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $14.99 on Microsoft Store, Playstation Store, Nintendo Store, and Steam
Savings Tip: It’s available in the Cozy Couch Co-Op Bundle on Steam where you can get five games (including two others on this list) for $45.95.

Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes

What We Love:

One player works as the bomb defuser while everyone else reads instructions telling them what to do. It’s one of the most entertaining and frantic co-op experiences out there and has full VR support if you want to immerse yourself even further! 

Good for Ages: 10+

How long is Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: All in all about 6–8 hours of quality co-op but with procedurally generated puzzles it’s definitely replayable.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam

Best New Price: $7.49 digital copy on Steam (Until April 6)

Savings Tip: Included in the Cozy Couch Co-Op Bundle on Steam alongside Overcooked, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and two other games for $45.95.

 

Castle Crashers

What We Love:

One of the most beloved co-op games of all time, Castle Crashers is a fun romp through the kingdom to save kidnapped princesses. Pick your favorite knight and hack-and-slash your way through hours of 2D fun!
Good for Ages: 13+
How Long is Castle Crashers: The main story and a few extras should take you around 10–12 hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $14.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, Playstation Store, Nintendo Store, and Steam
Savings Tip: The game is often on sale on Steam for just a few dollars and is just $2.99 until April 1. There is also a free trial on Xbox!

Super Mega Baseball 2

What We Love:

It’s the perfect combination of arcade baseball and realistic simulation and is great for any baseball lover. With fun tandem gameplay and deep player and team customization, it’s one of the better sports games out there for a fraction of the price! It’s not licensed by MLB, but with names like the Beewolves and Sirloins, what’s not to love?


Good for Ages: All ages
How Long is Super Mega Baseball 2: A full league season will probably run about 15–20 hours but beyond that you can keep playing it over and over!
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $19.99 digital copy on Microsoft Store, Playstation Store, and Steam
Savings Tip: There’s a free trial on Xbox One if you want to try it out first!

Heave Ho

What We Love:

Heave Ho has a simple task: don’t fall before reaching your goal. You and your teammates will have to work together, using nothing but your hands to hang onto each other, swinging each other to safety, and making leaps of faith to complete these puzzles! 

 

Good for Ages: 10+

How long is Heave Ho: It’s about 4–5 hours of content, if you can beat all the levels fairly easily that is. 

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC available on Steam

Best New Price: $9.99 digital copy on Nintendo Store and Steam. Also available at Target, Best Buy, and Gamestop

Savings Tip: You can get the game for $2 off by having a Humble Choice subscription at Humble Bundle.

 

Lego Marvel's Avengers

What We Love:

You get to play as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes AND Legos! It’s all the excitement of the movies plus way more wacky jokes and funny moments, all with you at the helm. Also check out Lego Star Wars, Lego Harry Potter, or one of the other games if that’s more your speed!
Good for Ages: 10+
How Long is Lego Marvel’s Avengers: It varies depending on how you play but on average it’s around 10–15 hours.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, and PC available on Steam
Best New Price: $16.99 physical copy for Xbox from Target
Savings Tip: If you’re really looking for a deal and have an old Wii U, you can get a used copy from Gamestop for $9.99!