Multiplayer games are always fun when you play with a close friend of yours. Especially if the games are co-op. Those co-op games played either in split screen or shared screen. To me latter is the best because split screen really weirds me out.
BEST SPLIT SCREEN GAMES < Alternatives.
Share the screen, share the fun! Sharing is caring after all! Below, you can find the 10 best shared screen co-op games to play with your friends, family, and loved ones.
2. Trine Series
Trine is the best 3-player co-op game ever. I’ve played Trine franchise with 2 of my buddies and we had a blast! There are 4 Trine games, so, you and your friends will be busy for some time.
Trine is a puzzle platformer game with 3 characters. Mage, warrior, and rogue to be specific. All three characters must use their own special abilities in order to solve puzzles in Trine.
Each player will do their part to solve puzzles in the Trine adventure. That’s why I like Trine the most.
3. Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons is a story rich adventure game featuring an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares. Well, naturally it’s the best co-op game brothers can play together.
A man is sick, and his two sons set on a journey to find water of life. That’s the story of this game.
Two brothers solve puzzles, explore variety of locations, and fight boss battles, fun stuff.
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. To be honest, Cuphead feels like old atari games. But much much difficult to play. Guess it’s intended for hardcore gamers.
The game is heavily inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s. Though you don’t need to be super old to enjoy Cuphead. Traditional hand drawn animations, watercolor background, and jazz recordings are what makes this game so great.
Online co-op option is not yet implemented. So, you can play Cuphead in only local co-op.
5. Lego Lord of the Rings
It becomes split screen when you part away with your buddy. But most of the time, you progress together. Therefore, it’s considered shared screen co-op game.
You’ve probably already know licensed LEGO games. They are all about adventure, action, and co-op. This one is licensed with my favorite books and media franchise, The Lord of the Rings.
In this game, together you can explore all of the open-world of Middle-Earth, and experience epic battles with orcs, Uruk-Hai, the Balrog, and the Witch-King.
6. Overcooked! 2
Overcooked is a game where you save the world by cooking! It’s a pretty much chaotic game like real-life restaurant kitchens. You and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook, and serve variety of tasty orders or the evil will prevail.
Assemble your team in local couch co-op or online play up to four players. Work together and become the master chiefs!
2 cooking games in a row. PlateUP! is another co-op management game where you can cook meals and have fun with your friends.
PlateUP! is a cooking action game with roguelite like progression. Design, decorate, cook, serve, and expand your culinary kingdom.
This one too supports co-op up to 4 players.
8. Streets of Rage 4
Streets of Rage is a street fighting game as the name states. In this game, you team-up with your buddy and beat up street thugs together.
You can choose characters, pick up items from environment to fight, and tag along with 3 other players online. What more you can ask from a 2d fighting game?
It’s a cool linear game for getting a quick combat action.
9. Rayman Legends
10. Child of Light