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Best Family Co-op & Party Games for Xbox to Play in 2024

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There are plenty of great family co-op & party games you can play on your Xbox, and today I am here to share the best of the best.

To keep things as entertaining as possible – and offer you a complete list of options – I will offer various choices in this list, including games that allow you to work together with your friends, play against them, or have a more free-for-all gameplay.

Let’s jump right in – with the games listed in no particular order, as well as a table below in case you’re in a hurry.

Overcooked! All You Can Eat

Overcooked All You Can Eat

One of the best games to play with friends and family is Overcooked. The new, All You Can Eat version offers the most content.

You take the roles of four chefs and have to organize a full kitchen. Collaborate to chop ingredients, cook meals, and serve them to customers to get paid and progress through the multiple levels in the game.

Golf with Your Friends

Golf with Your Friends

Golf with Your Friends is the perfect party game if you want to play and compete against your friends. In this game, you play mini-golf with various challenges, obstacles, and twists, such as low gravity, traps, and more.

These make the game extremely unpredictable, and the fun part is that anyone can win.

Related reading: Make sure to check out my list of the best cosy games you can play today. Great options too – including for families looking for a more casual experience (but plenty of great single player games too!).

Sea of Thieves

Sea of thieves

If you want to team up with your friends against other groups of players, Sea of Thieves is a must-try. In this game, up to four people crew up to command a ship and sail the ocean in pursuit of treasure.

Other players will eventually contest you as you’re gathering treasure, and it’s the perfect opportunity to work with your friends and take them down if you’re up for the challenge.


Minecraft for Xbox

For a more free-for-all option with endless capabilities, Minecraft is a must-try and probably a game you have already played. But it is one of the best, and therefore it has to be included on this list.

Set up a custom server with your friends and play in any way you enjoy. Add a few mods, set up some ground rules, and start building and exploring – or just go with the vanilla experience, as it’s big enough to keep you busy constantly.

It Takes Two

It takes Two

Lastly, if you’re looking for a co-op game to play with your best friend or significant other, It Takes Two is a must-try.

The game features a variety of puzzles, challenges, and fun minigames for you to engage in, plus an interesting storyline. If you’re still not convinced, remember that it won the award of the Game of the Year back in 2021.

Also read: Dark Dome games listed in order, if some hidden object mystery adventure seems fit after a more casual gameplay experience with the titles recommended in this article.

Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts game screenshot

This is a quirky, physics-based brawler set in the fictional Beef City. Players control gelatinous characters and engage in chaotic melees across a variety of hazardous environments. The game’s humor and slapstick action make it a delightfully unpredictable experience.

With its simple controls and over-the-top antics, “Gang Beasts” is perfect for family gatherings and parties. The game’s unpredictable physics and humorous scenarios make it easy for players of all ages to jump in and enjoy.

Totally Reliable Delivery Service

Totally Reliable Delivery Service game screenshot

This is a fun, cooperative sandbox game where players take on the roles of delivery workers in a world filled with physics-based obstacles.

Players must work together to deliver packages while navigating through a chaotic environment and guaranteed laughter (as well as some minor frustration) will be present.

The game’s emphasis on cooperation and its humorous, physics-driven gameplay make it an excellent choice for family play. The unpredictable nature of the tasks and the game’s light-hearted tone ensure that even failures are funny, making it a stress-free and enjoyable experience for all ages.

Party Animals

Party Animals game image

The game offers a similar brawling experience to “Gang Beasts,” with zany animal characters duking it out in various wacky arenas. The game combines melee combat with environmental hazards to create a fun and chaotic party game where often you will be your biggest enemy.

The charming characters and accessible gameplay make “Party Animals” a hit at family gatherings. Its emphasis on fun over competition ensures that everyone, regardless of skill level, can enjoy the game.

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Super Bomberman R

Super Bomberman R gameplay image

The latest installment in the classic Bomberman series sees players navigate mazes, placing bombs to defeat opponents and clear obstacles. And it’s one of those games that can be an instant party hit or family gathering hit game.

I still remember playing the original Bomberman game back in the day, called Dyna Blaster here in Europe, if anybody still remembers that (yup, I’m that old!) and the fun never stopped.

But after various attempts to reinvent Bomberman, Super Bomberman R went back to the basics and, in return, offered that amazing experience everybody was looking for. Highly recommended!

Rubber Bandits

Rubber Bandits gameplay

“Rubber Bandits” is a party brawler where players assume the roles of mischievous thieves competing in various heist scenarios. The game features multiple modes, from brawls to item-based challenges, all wrapped in a humorous package.

The game’s comedic approach and variety of modes make it a perfect choice for family fun, in between breaks from Overcooked, Gang Beasts and other similar games recommended here.

Moving Out

Moving Out game

This game is is a cooperative moving simulator that tasks players with relocating furniture and other household items under increasingly challenging conditions.

The game’s colorful visuals and quirky tasks are perfect for a fun night with the family, but without getting to hardcore in terms of the gameplay.

Its whimsical presentation and forgiving gameplay ensure that it’s fun and accessible, promoting laughter and camaraderie, making it a good choice for gamers of all ages.

Further reading: Best Games Like Palia, handpicked by yours truly.


PlateUp gameplay screenshot

Up to four players build and run a restaurant from scratch, choosing dishes, buying and placing appliances – some of which can be daisy-chained together to create ambitious automatic kitchens – cooking food and serving customers.

Very similar in concept to Overcooked, and a great alternative to it, it’s a game you have to try if you think you have nerves of steel. Or even if you don’t!

Project Winter

Project Winter game screenshot

We’re changing things around a bit with this multiplayer social deception game set in a snowy wilderness. Players must work together to survive, but some players are secretly traitors with their own agendas.

The game combines survival mechanics with elements of betrayal, and this unique blend of cooperation and deception make it relatively unique (not so much if you play Among Us a lot), but also really fun to play at large family gatherings.

Children of Morta

Children of Morta gameplay

“Children of Morta” is a story-driven action RPG that follows the Bergson family as they fight against corruption spreading through their homeland. The game features beautiful pixel art, engaging combat, and cooperative gameplay, being overall a more “serious” game than most of the others recommended here.


grounded game fight screenshot

Another more serious option, Grounded is a survival game where players are shrunk to the size of insects and must navigate and survive in a backyard. The game involves building shelters, crafting tools, and fending off various creatures, somewhat similar to Minecraft’s mechanics.

The game’s cooperative mode encourages teamwork and exploration, while its imaginative setting appeals to players of all ages, but I recommend it for older kids (at least 10 years old).


unrailed gameplay

Last but not least, we have Unrailed – a cooperative multiplayer game where players must work together to build a train track across procedurally generated landscapes. The game requires quick thinking and coordination to keep the train moving.

Its simple yet challenging gameplay ensures that players must communicate and strategize to succeed, while the auto-generated levels make it endlessly replayable. A good game overall that I always enjoy playing with my son.

And these are the best co-op, family games you can play on Xbox today. I am sure that there are other great options that could be added to this list – so if you have suggestions, let us all know by sharing them in the comments section below!

If you want to find out more top games in various genres or for various moods, I recommend checking out some of my previous articles listed below:

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