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.

Death Squared

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

Death Squared
Death Squared
Developer: SMG Studio
Price: $3.99

Battleheart 2

Mika Mobile's latest RPG is a return to form for the developer. Battleheart 2 is a direct sequel to the 2011 mobile hit Battleheart, and it is just as great as the original, and maybe even a little bit better thanks to its co-op multiplayer support for up to four players. This time around you can expect detailed 2D graphics, plenty of heroes to equip and tons of loot to collect. Best of all, this is a premium game, so you won't have to worry about any game-ruining in-app purchases.

Monetization: $3.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Battleheart 2
Battleheart 2
Developer: Mika Mobile
Price: $3.99

XenoShyft

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

XenoShyft
XenoShyft
Developer: Asmodee Digital
Price: $4.99+

Bloons TD 6

The Bloons tower defense franchise has had a lot of success, and thankfully the developer Ninja Kiwi hasn't lost its touch, as the year-old Bloons TD 6 is just as great as the previous titles in the series. Sure, you're going to have to pay upfront, and there are a bunch of in-app purchases included, but I have to say the title's newly-added co-op gameplay makes it all worth it. After all, it's not like you have to sink a ton of money into this game to play casually with a partner. So if you have a hankering for some enjoyable co-op tower defense gameplay, Bloons TD 6 is currently the best choice.

Monetization: $4.99 / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $54.99

Bloons TD 6
Bloons TD 6
Developer: ninja kiwi
Price: $4.99+

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

Sentinels of the Multiverse
Sentinels of the Multiverse

Hero Siege: Pocket Edition

Hero Siege is a popular hack-and-slash dungeon crawler that got its start on Steam. It has a lot in common with games like Wayward Souls, including its 2D sprite graphics and roguelike permadeath setup, though the action is much more frantic. Thankfully Hero Siege includes controller support for those that prefer tactile controls when slaying monsters. The game supports both single-player and online multiplayer co-op (up to four people), plus there's a randomized mode for those that would like to continue playing after they finish the primary campaign.

Monetization: $6.99 / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $49.99

Hero Siege: Pocket Edition
Hero Siege: Pocket Edition
Price: $10.99+

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

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

Minecraft
Minecraft
Developer: Mojang
Price: $6.99+

Spaceteam

Spaceteam attempts to recreate the frantic space battles of your favorite TV sci-fi shows... or at least, the frantic shouting on the bridge. One player will get to press nonsensical dials and switches as ordered by their partner or a group of friends. It's a great little co-op party game similar in style to Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, but of course, Spaceteam dates all the way back to 2013 on Android, whereas the virtual reality game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes was only recently updated this month for touchscreen support.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs $4.99 a piece

Spaceteam
Spaceteam
Developer: Henry Smith Inc.
Price: Free+

Soul Knight

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

Soul Knight
Soul Knight
Developer: ChillyRoom
Price: Free+

BombSquad

BombSquad is a freeform take on the multiplayer Bomberman formula, with a heavy focus on the multiplayer part. You play the game on a central phone or tablet, ideally outputting the screen to a TV. Then up to eight players can connect to the device with either bluetooth controllers or the free add-on controller app. The title mainly focuses on PvP gameplay, though there is a separate co-op mode for those that would prefer to team up to take on a bunch of bots.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $0.99 - $49.99

BombSquad
BombSquad
Developer: Eric Froemling
Price: Free+

Dragalia Lost

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

Dragalia Lost
Dragalia Lost
Price: Free+

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

Rangers of Oblivion
Rangers of Oblivion
Developer: GTarcade
Price: Free+

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

The Greedy Cave 2: Time Gate
The Greedy Cave 2: Time Gate
Developer: Avalon-Games
Price: Free+

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