Best Local Co-Op Games on Steam

Steam currently has 2,747 Local Co-Op games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Local Co-Op game rankings were last updated on 5/21/2024.

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1. Vampire Survivors

Mow down thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you.

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Vampire Survivors holds the #1 spot for "best Local Co-Op game on Steam" with a Player Score of 97. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 229,867 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 226,535 positive reviews and 3,332 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $4.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $4.99
Release Date 10/20/2022
Developer poncle
Publisher poncle
Steam App Id 1794680

2. Left 4 Dead 2

Set in the zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Left 4 Dead, the #1 co-op game of 2008. This co-operative action horror FPS takes you and your friends through the cities, swamps and cemeteries of the Deep South, from Savannah to New Orleans across five expansive campaigns.

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Left 4 Dead 2 has achieved a Player Score of 97, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 854,815 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 833,682 positive reviews and 21,133 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 11/16/2009
Developer Valve
Publisher Valve
Steam App Id 550

3. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 287,244 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 280,164 positive reviews and 7,080 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 11/4/2014
Developers
Publisher Nicalis, Inc.
Steam App Id 250900

4. Rhythm Doctor

Save patients with your rhythm mastery! Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game where you heal patients by defibrillating in time to their heartbeats. Learn each patient's unique heartbeat and defeat boss viruses trying to sabotage your rhythm, all set to heart-pumping, soul-soothing music.

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Rhythm Doctor has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,561 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 19,262 positive reviews and 299 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $15.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $15.99
Release Date 2/26/2021
Franchise 7th Beat Games
Developer 7th Beat Games
Publishers
Steam App Id 774181

5. BattleBlock Theater®

Welcome to BattleBlock Theater! You’ve got no where to go but up...on stage. Play single player or co-op to free your friends and save Hatty Hattington! Jump, solve and battle your way through a mysterious theater inhabited by highly technological felines.

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BattleBlock Theater® has achieved a Player Score of 96, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 70,085 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 68,158 positive reviews and 1,927 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 5/15/2014
Franchise The Behemoth
Developer The Behemoth
Publisher The Behemoth
Steam App Id 238460

6. Broforce

Broforce is an action-packed side-scrolling run ‘n’ gun ode to freedom, putting you in control of an under-funded, overpowered paramilitary organization dealing exclusively in excessive force.

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Broforce has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 56,338 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 54,652 positive reviews and 1,686 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $2.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Broforce on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $2.99
Release Date 10/15/2015
Franchise Free Lives
Developer Free Lives
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 274190

7. Just Shapes & Beats

"Just Shapes & Beats" is a chaotic co-op musical bullet-hell based on three simple things: avoid Shapes, move to the kick-ass Beats, and die, repeatedly.

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Just Shapes & Beats has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 19,422 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 18,963 positive reviews and 459 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 5/31/2018
Developer Berzerk Studio
Publisher Berzerk Studio
Steam App Id 531510

8. Cuphead

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

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Cuphead has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 159,968 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 154,192 positive reviews and 5,776 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $19.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $19.99
Release Date 9/29/2017
Developer Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc.
Publisher Studio MDHR Entertainment Inc.
Steam App Id 268910

9. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!

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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,506 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 13,213 positive reviews and 293 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $5.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $5.99
Release Date 10/8/2015
Developer Steel Crate Games
Publisher Steel Crate Games
Steam App Id 341800

10. The Expendabros

The Expendabros have assembled and set their sights on the forces of ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks in the forests of Eastern Europe. Battle in a flurry of bullets and non-stop action through ten full-throttle missions set amongst the picturesque tree tops and the absurdly dangerous lumber mills teeming with enemy soldiers,...

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The Expendabros has achieved a Player Score of 95, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Local Co-Op games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 18,030 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 17,531 positive reviews and 499 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is completely free to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Release Date 8/5/2014
Franchise Free Lives
Developer Free Lives
Publisher Devolver Digital
Steam App Id 312990

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  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 20). Rhythm Doctor on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). BattleBlock Theater® on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 17). Broforce on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Just Shapes & Beats on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Cuphead on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 18). Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes on Steam. Steam Store.
  • Valve Corporation. (2024, May 16). The Expendabros on Steam. Steam Store.

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