When one thinks of online games, they usually think of competitive games, but co-op games also exist, and they are the perfect titles to play with friends and family who aren’t interested in competition. That’s why here at AP we’ve rounded up the best co-op games currently available on Android, a perfect roundup for all those looking for titles to play with your partner. Best of all, this list is constantly updated, and is now even bigger thanks to two new games that were added in the latest update (changelog below). So, if you are looking for some great co-op titles to play with your friends or other VIPs, then the co-op day tour is for you.
1. death box
SMG Studio’s Death Squared is a fun and hilarious puzzle game centered around coordination, cooperation, and gigantic explosions. You can play solo if you wish, and you can also team up with another player to tackle the game’s eighty or so puzzles. Even better, physical Bluetooth controllers are supported, so if your partner isn’t a fan of touchscreen gaming, there’s a separate control option available that’s more available by touch.
cost: $3.99 / No Ads / IAPs $2.99 apiece
2. Between us
Its popularity has skyrocketed among us over the past year or so, so it hardly needs an introduction. Now that people realize that this is a fun party game, I realized it was time to add it to the AP co-op list. It is a game that is best played with many friends, thus it supports 5-10 players at a time in every match, where players can cooperate to face their hidden enemy. This is not guaranteed, as the goal of the game is to detect fraud in the group, but with a large dose of cooperation, players can better position themselves to find this fraud. All in all, if you enjoy party games where you can team up with friends and family, then Between Us offers a lot of fun.
cost: Free / Contains Ads / IAPs $0.99 – $24.99
3. Heaven: Children of Light
Sky: Children of the Light took its time to come to Android, but the wait was worth it. It is a third-person exploration game similar in style to the work of the previous developer, such as Journey and Flower. This means that exploration is the key to success, and thanks to the cooperative and multiplayer aspects of the game, you can explore the seven levels of the game with a friend or two quite easily. Now, this is a free-to-play version, and in-app purchases are included, but they are not necessary to enjoy the game. Although this can be a challenging release, you can still play on a low-cost device, thanks to a host of performance improvements released in 2020.
cost: free / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 – $49.99
4. Sideswipe Rocket League
Rocket League is a competitive car-based soccer game on PC and consoles, but it also offers team-based modes where you’ll team up with friends in order to eliminate other teams. Well, developer Psyonix has released a mobile interpretation of the game called Rocket League Sideswipe, which is pretty cool. It offers pickpocketing controls similar to the console game, but now you will be playing on a 2D plane in a small scale experience. The controls are supported, the touch controls are also very good, plus the game is not monetized yet, which means that now is the best time to launch. While this is often seen as a competitive game, the fact that you can team up with friends to beat opposing teams means there’s plenty of co-op fun.
cost: free / no ads / no IAPs
XenoShyft is a digital board game by Asmodee Digital, and I specifically chose this game from the company’s catalog because its gameplay focuses on coordination and strategic planning. While you can play this title solo, it really shines when playing with others. In essence, this is a card-based game for 1-4 players, and it can be quite challenging, which is why team formation is the best way to approach a strategic deck builder for basic defense.
cost: $4.99 / No Ads / IAPs From $0.99 – $4.99
6. Battle of Polytopia – Civilization Strategy Game
Battle of Polytopia is one of the best 4X turn based strategy games currently available on the Play Store, and its low multiplayer graphics really give the game a unique look. All maps are automatically generated, allowing endless replayability, and the majority of the title can be played for free. In fact, the only downside to this version is that the co-op content is locked behind an in-app purchase, but since it will unlock the entire game, it’s easily worth it.
cost: free / no ads / IAPs from $0.99 – $4.49
7. Mystera Legacy – MMORPG Sandbox
Mystera Legacy is an old title, but it’s still active. This is a 2D online multiplayer game, and like any MMO, you can team up with a few friends to spend your days together. The great thing about this version is that it is completely free. There are no in-app purchases. Everyone can participate. So while the graphics may not impress, there’s quite a bit of content here to play with a friend or two, which is what today’s list is all about.
cost: free / no ads / no IAPs
Like Minecraft, Terraria needs no introduction. Unfortunately, Terraria has a bit of a nasty on Android, thanks to years of neglect on the part of the developer, but thankfully the game was updated to 1.3 in 2019, so it’s seen a lot more support over the past few years. The massive 1.3 update brought many new features, such as reworked touchscreen controls, 800 new items, expert mode, and new biomes. And again, just like Minecraft, LAN co-op is supported, which makes this game very deep to dive into if you’re looking for some fun co-op gameplay in a 2D sandbox.
cost: $4.99 / No Ads / No In-App Purchases
9 League of Legends: Wild Rift
If you’re big on MOBA, you already know this competitive genre that also offers a great deal of co-op play, where you can team up with friends and family to take part in other teams. League of Legends: Wild Rift supports 5v5 battles, which means you can team up with five friends, and thanks to Riot’s experience with this genre, it seems clear that LoL is at the top of the list when it comes to player base size and equally. Double matches. After all, it’s popular for a reason, so if you’re looking for a MOBA to jump into with some friends, why not give League of Legends: Wild Rift a chance.
cost: free / no ads / IAPs from $2.99 - $99.99
BombSquad is a freestyle take on the Bomberman multiplayer mode, focusing on the multiplayer part. You play the game on a central phone or tablet, and it is better to take the screen out to a TV. Up to eight players can then be connected to the device using either Bluetooth controllers or the free add-on controller app. The title focuses primarily on PvP gameplay, although there is a separate co-op mode for those who prefer teaming up to take on a group of bots.
cost: Free / Contains Ads / IAPs From $0.99 – $49.99
11. Heart of Battle 2
Mika Mobile’s Battleheart 2 is a return to form for the developer. This is a direct sequel to the hit mobile game Battleheart of 2011, and it’s just as good as the original, perhaps a little better thanks to its support for co-op multiplayer 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, it’s a premium RPG, so you won’t have to worry about any in-app purchases ruining the game.
cost: $3.99 / no ads / no IAPs
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Update: 04/15/2022 6:05 AM ET
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