During the last few years, the gaming industry has moved away from split-screen experiences because major franchises known for having split-screen experiences made new games in their series without it. All hope is not lost, though, because there are still a lot of great split-screen games on the Xbox One.
In fact, there are a lot of new and ongoing options, from games where you work together to ones where you’re competing against the person next to you on your couch. The selections below are all great Xbox One games that you can play with your friends and family nearby.
Halo Infinite (Multiplayer)
For now, you can play multiplayer in Halo Infinite with your friend, even though the co-op campaign is still a few months away from us. If you want to play in the arena mode, you can play with up to four people in split-screen mode. Big Team Battle is only for two people.
Even though Halo Infinite has a lot of problems, nothing can match the excitement of playing with a best friend, sibling, or partner on the couch. Plus, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer is free, so it’s worth giving it a try at the very least.
The Ascent is set in the world of Veles, which is a cyberpunk world. When you play it with a friend, the experience is even better. This top-down shooter is chaotic, rewarding, and will keep giving you new weapons to use against the crazy-designed enemies.
It doesn’t have a great story, but the addictive gameplay and RPG elements make it worth it for everyone who plays the game. No one has been putting out a lot of Twin-Stick Shooters in the last few years, so if one of good quality is what you want, you should buy it.
LEGO: Marvel Superheroes 2
For the better part of a decade, Lego has been making good games based on the most popular and well-known franchises. With Avengers: Endgame delivering on the culmination of 10 years of narrative build-up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the enthusiasm and fandom for the property is at an all-time high.
The game Lego: Marvel Superheroes 2 comes out of that. Now that the game has been out for a while, you can get a version that comes with all of the game’s downloadable content for a great price. If you’re a fan of Marvel and enjoy fun, action-packed games, this game might be right for you!
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
There are a lot of Borderlands games out there, and you might want to check them out before you start playing Borderlands 3. You should check out the Borderlands: Handsome Collection if you like games that look good. This is the most recent version of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. It also includes all of the extra content that you can get for each game.
A lot of people don’t like the Borderlands game series. If you like shooting things, getting new and better guns, and making jokes (kind of), this might be the best place to start. If you like the Handsome Collection, there will be almost no end to the things you can do if you want to see everything it has to offer.
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ark: Survival Evolved is a very popular survival crafting game that is often forgotten about because people don’t think about it. It has led to a lot of spinoff games and expansions, and new players keep coming in. A lot of what Minecraft did so well is used in this game. It also takes people’s love of dinosaurs and other weird things and puts them together.
It’s mostly about giving the players a lot of fun mechanics and systems to play with, and then letting them make their own memories by playing with each other. When you play Ark with your friends, you can do some pretty crazy things in the sandbox.
Gears of War 5
When Microsoft said that The Coalition would be taking over the development of the mainline Gears of War games, there were some people who seemed to be sceptical. The end of Marcus’ story made many people wonder where the story would go next, and for good reason.
That didn’t stop gamers from being excited to see what Gears of War 5 had in store for them. Gears of War 5 picks up where Gears of War 4 left off. It has a much more focused story that is a lot of fun to play with a friend. Gears 5 has a lot of gore, story, gameplay, and visuals that are worth seeing.
Even though it’s more of a shared-screen game, Cuphead gets a pass because of its unique art style and clever boss fights. Cuphead is a very hard game, but it also rewards good teamwork and communication, which is why it’s on this list.
Overcoming impossible odds with a friend by your side is a great feeling and will make everyone feel a little bit more excited. Each boss will keep you on your toes, making this a truly unique experience from start to finish!
In the game industry, who would have thought that a game in which you play soccer with cars would be a big hit? We can say for sure that Psyonix thinks it’s a good idea to keep going with. People play Rocket League together to help each other score more points than their opponents on the field.
Even if you’re playing for fun or to compete against other people, having a friend who you can trust on your team makes the game even more fun. There were a lot of people who were hooked on Rocket League when the game first came out, and that hasn’t changed.
Even though Fortnite has become a cultural phenomenon, it’s still a huge game that people watch on Twitch and YouTube. This is a game that many people like better than Fortnite: Apex Legends or PUBG. But it’s hard to argue with the simple pick-up-and-play nature of Fortnite for people of all skill levels.
The game’s cartoon-like art style and simple shooting mechanics make it the most appealing battle royale on the market right now. If you want to snipe someone as Naruto with your friend, Kratos, and have a lot of fun while doing it, Fortnite is the game for you!
Even though Gang Beasts first came out in 2017, it didn’t come to the Xbox (One) until 2019. This makes it look a little more recent on that platform.
I don’t know. What is Gang Beasts? It’s one of the funniest and most malicious fighting games that we’ve seen in a long time. In this game, the people who fight are very bad at throwing punches, but they can also grab people or things around them and throw them around.
Grabping things is very important, because it lets you grab into an enemy and throw them out of the arena, or even fight against being thrown out. The winner of the match is the last person standing. There are a lot of ways to make the jelly people look different. Their animations aren’t very coordinated, but they’re still fun to watch. Perfect.
A simple game called Crimsonland has a lot of power because it is so easy to play.
You are a space-age soldier who has been dropped into an area full of hostile and deadly aliens. As a good thing, you get new weapons, like fancy energy-shooters, as well as perks that can make a big difference in how you finish each map. Friends can help you as you progress, because the aliens become more dangerous.
With three friends, you can kill aliens by shooting them with four times as many bullets and bolts of plasma. It also gives you a better chance of surviving against more powerful swarms. There’s not much to say about Crimsonland, but even if you play it alone, it’s a great game to play for a few quick runs. Played with friends, it gets better.