2It Takes Two
We’ve waxed lyrical a lot about It Takes Two this year. But when it comes to couch co-op games, they really don’t get much better than this. From Hazelight Studios, the team that brought us A Way Out (which you’ll also find further down this list), It Takes Two is special because it can only be played in co-op. That’s right; there’s no single player option. Whether you’re playing with a friend locally or online, you need a second player to be able to play.
And because of this co-op centric design, it means it’s balanced perfectly for playing together. There’s no player 2 syndrome here, where one player isn’t as important as the other. Whether you’re playing as the comedic Cody or the more straight-laced May, you’re just as critical to the game. You’ll need to work together through a bunch of puzzles, platforming sections, adventuring, combat and even flying sections. This really does have everything, and without a doubt It Takes Two is one of the best couch co-op games on Xbox Game Pass.