1Local multiplayer games to play on Xbox Series X

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a brand new Xbox Series X or S. A whole new generation of gaming awaits you. But first: you need some games to play with friends.

There’s no better way to show off your new console to your friends and family than by getting them to play with you. And luckily, thanks to backwards compatibility, Xbox Game Pass, and a handful of games already optimized for Xbox Series X/S, there are tonnes of great couch co-op games to jump into.

While some of the games on this list are specifically optimized for Xbox Series X/S, some rely on the console’s backwards compatibility feature. But even then, the power of Xbox Series X means your games will look and play better than ever. We’ve included a range of games that can be played in local co-op, covering different genres. So whatever your style, you should find something you and your friends will enjoy here.

Click on through to see our picks of the best couch co-op games on Xbox Series X/S.

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