- 1 Death Squared
- 2 Battleheart 2
- 3 XenoShyft
- 4 Bloons TD 6
- 5 Sentinels of the Multiverse
- 6 Hero Siege: Pocket Edition
- 7 Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
- 8 Minecraft
- 9 Spaceteam
- 10 Soul Knight
- 11 BombSquad
- 12 Dragalia Lost
- 13 Rangers of Oblivion
- 14 The Greedy Cave 2: Time Gate
- 15 SHADOWGUN LEGENDS - FPS PvP and Coop Shooting Game
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In my many years of covering mobile games, I've noticed that there are a lot of people out there actively looking for co-op games to play with their partner. This is why I've taken the time to round up some of the best co-op games available on Android. I've ordered the list by price, with paid games up top, and free-to-play games towards the bottom. So whether you live with your significant other, or happily reside in separate households, I've dug up more than few worthwhile co-op games that should be suitable for just about anyone looking to partner up on Android.
SMG Studio's Death Squared is a humorous and enjoyable puzzle game that's centered around coordination, cooperation, and giant explosions. You can play solo if you wish, and you also team up with one other player to tackle the game's eighty or so block puzzles in tandem. Even better, physical bluetooth controllers are supported, so if your partner isn't a fan of touchscreen gameplay, there's a separate control option available that's a lot more tactile.
Monetization: $3.99 / no ads / no IAPs
Monetization: $3.99 / no ads / no IAPs
XenoShyft is a digital board game adaptation from Asmodee Digital, and I specifically picked this game from the company's catalog because its gameplay is focused on coordination and strategic planning. While you can play this title solo, it shines when playing with others. At its core, this is a card-based game for 1 to 4 players, and it can be pretty challenging, which is why teaming up is the best way to tackle this strategic base-defense deck-builder.
Monetization: $4.99 / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $3.99
Bloons TD 6
Monetization: $4.99 / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $54.99
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Sentinels of the Multiverse is a turn-based collectible card game that's set in a superhero universe with art to match. Your deck is made up of a team of good guys, and you'll use their various powers to dispose of the game's nasty hand-drawn villains. Co-op is supported for up to 4-players, and each player gets to bring along their own deck and hero, which should allow for many different strategies when tackling the game as a team.
Monetization: $6.99 / no ads / IAPs from $1.99 - $29.99
Hero Siege: Pocket Edition
Monetization: $6.99 / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $49.99
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Do you remember the tense bomb-diffusing scenes from just about every action movie ever made? Well, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is that scene made into a video game, and while the title used to only support Daydream virtual reality devices, it was recently updated to support touchscreens, which means everyone can now get in on the fun. Much like the game Spaceteam, one player will have to team up with at least one other so that the bomb-defusing instruction can be relayed through speech to the person tasked with defusing the bomb. Essentially this is a local co-op party game that supports two or more players, and it's a heck of a lot of fun.
Monetization: $9.99 / no ads / no IAPs
Minecraft hardly needs an introduction. It's an extremely popular voxel-based survival game that features tons of building mechanics, and of course, you can play with a partner locally over a LAN connection, or even jump into an online server by connecting through an IP address. For the most part, this is a sandbox affair, so you are free to do as you please, whether you want to jump into the Survival mode or dive into a Creative session.
Monetization: $10.99 / contains ads / IAPs from $1.49 - $8.99
Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs $4.99 a piece
Soul Knight is a bullet hell shooter that contains a slick fantasy theme. You can play as a knight, rogue, wizard, or thief in a top-down view while trying your best to kill everything that moves. Tons of weapons and upgrades are scattered throughout the game's randomly-generated levels, along with NPCs that can be recruited for a little AI assistance. Of course, you can also team up with up to three local players if you'd like to really cause some damage.
Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $4.99
Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $49.99
Dragalia Lost is a fairly popular gacha game from Nintendo, so of course, it's a casual action RPG with a heavy emphasis on collection mechanics. It contains some of the best music found in any Android release, and the gameplay isn't that bad either. Journeying from one level to the next while defeating groups of enemies, to then take on a giant boss fight, is a formula many gacha fans should be familiar with, but the fact that you can team up to take down the game's many foes is what makes this a standout in today's roundup.
Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $79.99
Rangers of Oblivion
Rangers of Oblivion is a free-to-play Monster Hunter clone, which means you can team up with a partner to take on the game's many enemies. Much like its inspiration, you'll spend the majority of your time hunting down these monsters in scenarios that play out like long boss fights. Primarily this game plays like a boss rush mode, but if that doesn't float your boat, there are over ten separate game modes to explore, just be sure to watch out for the title's monetization, as it leaves a lot to be desired.
Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $99.99
The Greedy Cave 2: Time Gate
The Greedy Cave 2 is a stylish free-to-play roguelike RPG that of course features co-op support. This means you can team up with your friends or partner to explore the game's many dungeons. Each dungeon is randomly generated, and there are a few boss fights in the mix that should keep things interesting. Just make sure to watch out for the game's monetization as it isn't the best. Luckily you can casually play for free without too many issues.
Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $99.99
SHADOWGUN LEGENDS - FPS PvP and Coop Shooting Game
Shadowgun Legends is a first-person shooter that was built with a focus on PvP and co-op gameplay. It plays a lot like a mobile version of Destiny thanks to its inclusion of a social hub for grouping as well as a bunch of co-op missions and PvP content. It's free-to-play release, which means there are in-app purchases, though the majority of in-game items are cosmetic only, which makes this one of the better FPS games currently available on the Play Store. While I can't say the FPS genre will interest everyone, I'd still say this is an enjoyable game to play with a partner, even if they're not the biggest FPS fan.
Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $1.99 - $99.99