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Best Co-op RPGs for Couples

Best Co-op RPGs for Couples
Best Co-op RPGs for Couples

Highlights

  • RPGs offer extensive customization options, expansive worlds and great storylines for a varied gaming experience.
  • Many role-playing games, such as Fallout 76, Diablo 4 and Final Fantasy 14, offer the option of cooperative play to create a more exciting gaming experience with friends.
  • Titles like Divinity Original Sin 2 and Borderlands 3 offer unique settings and engaging stories that are enhanced by cooperative gameplay.



RPGs often feature deep character customization, expansive worlds, and great storylines. They are a great game genre if you want a varied and often long-term gaming experience. There are many ways to play RPGs, but one of the best is to do so with friends.

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10 Fallout76

Post-war America

Fallout76

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14 November 2018

Although it arguably had a rocky start, Fallout 76 has made a name for itself since its launch. It may not be everyone’s favorite game in the Fallout series, but it’s a great post-apocalyptic RPG experience to play with friends.


With plenty of weapons, an ever-expanding map, and plenty of adventures, you won’t get bored of Fallout 76 anytime soon. It’s relatively easy to understand, but has enough to offer even for experienced Fallout and RPG fans.

9 Baldur’s Gate 3

A fantasy like no other

Baldur’s Gate 3 has received many accolades, especially from the RPG and D&D communities. While it is a must-play RPG that allows for co-op, it is not as seamless compared to some of the other entries.

The co-op mode really shines in combat, but exploration and especially dialogue can feel a little clunky at times. It’s still a great adventure, and one that’s made better with friends, but it has its ups and downs.


Here and there, various updates have made some improvements, especially when it comes to dialogues, but it still runs a little bumpy from time to time.

8th Diablo4

Dungeons and… demons?

Fighting a horde of demons led by Mephisto’s daughter is quite a challenge. Luckily, in Diablo 4, you and your friends can enter the Sanctuary to help fight the infernal army (and it’s a lot easier that way, too).

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Diablo 4 is also one of the few major games of the modern era to feature seamless couch co-op, which is great for those with friends, roommates, or partners who don’t want to deal with multiple consoles or platforms.


7 Remnants 2

Monsters of all kinds

Fighting The Root across multiple planes of existence is easier with friends. A mix of FPS and RPG elements, Remnant 2 is all about combat. While it’s not exactly a squad shooter, playing with friends is more fun.

The enemies are varied and the challenges just difficult enough to keep you coming back for more. On top of that, there’s plenty of customization, quests, and various loot drops to keep everyone entertained for a while in this often gritty RPG with an impressive amount of gunplay.


6 Wasteland 3

A nuclear winter?

Another post-apocalyptic RPG, the Wasteland series is sometimes overshadowed by games like Metro or Fallout, but Wasteland 3 knows what it’s doing, and co-op is just one of the things it does with aplomb.

A dark, strange and sometimes crazy world, post-apocalyptic Colorado is not for the faint of heart. From there, customize your characters and those of your friends, your party and your choices in an adventure that affects everyone you meet.

5 Final Fantasy 14

From a long line of JRPGs


The Final Fantasy series is a long-running JRPG that will captivate both fans of the older games and people who may be just discovering the games. Final Fantasy 14 takes the things that earned Final Fantasy its acclaim and brings some new online additions.

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Depending on the size of your party, you and your friends can venture into different dungeons and fight against Bahamut’s allies, or groups of eight can engage in more dungeons, trials, and even some raids from time to time. It’s an interesting world with a lot of lore to explore.

4 Monster Hunter: World

Food, friends and monsters

Monster Hunter: World game

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26 January 2018

The Monster Hunter series may not be the oldest on this list, but it has been making a name for itself since the early 2000s. Monster Hunter: World has a focus on playing with friends, which has brought the game to the forefront.


The game is all about exploring the environment and hunting the monsters that call it home to earn accolades, new weapons and armor, and even delicious recipes to eat with your fellow countrymen. It’s a mix of classic hunting games with plenty of great JRPG elements thrown in for extra spice.

3 Borderlands 3

The safes are waiting

Borderlands 3

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13 September 2019

But don’t get too excited… the galaxy in question isn’t too keen on newcomers. It’s a joyride that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but also knows when to slow down and ramp up the emotion, so there’s plenty of loot, quests, and monsters waiting for you.


2 Divinity, Original Sin 2

The path to divinity

Divinity: Original Sin 2

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14 September 2017

Fantasy scenarios are a constant in RPGs, but Divinity Original Sin 2 is something special. A world with plenty of monsters to fight, stories to discover, and maybe even power to use. The only thing that makes it even better is the ability to fill out your party through cooperative play.

Developed by Larian, the same studio that made Baldur’s Gate 3, this is one of their titles that feels like it was made for co-op rather than BG3’s single-player approach. Why not enjoy the road to godhood with a friend?

1 Fate 2

Put on your guards


The future is a great setting for role-playing games, and Destiny 2 builds on the immersive sci-fi world that was crucial to the entire genre in the first game. Destiny 2 and its various expansions add to what made the first game so successful and provide a lot of fun.

It can be a little harder to get started with than some other entries on this list, as some challenges require varying levels of strategy and the story behind them. Don’t let that put you off though, as working with a fun group of Guardians can lead to plenty of grinding levels and unforgettable adventures.

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