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Best Split Screen Games for XBOX ONE

The More the Merrier

The evolution of the gaming industry over the course of years has seen the introduction of various new playing methods. For instance, it’s possible to play with gamers from any part of the world thanks to the internet. So, where does that leave the local coop playing mode? Well, it might not be as strong as before but it still remains a popular preference and for various reasons. There is something about playing a game with your friend physically that online gaming cannot beat.

That’s why developers still continue releasing games that support local multiplayer. Although we might not know your preferred type of game, we have tried to be as diverse a possible in our post. Whether you are an action fanatic, a sports guy or a 2D games addict, you are sure to find a great game that you will enjoy playing with your friends at home.

1. Forza Motorsport 7


This game is undoubtedly one of the best racing games on the market right now. From the graphics to control handling, it does not get better than this. Forza Motorsport allows you the opportunity to race in some of the world’s best tracks and in your favourite car. Whether it is a Mazda RX-8 or an Infinity Q60, this game will definitely blow your mind and keep you wanting for more. With the split screen mode, you can invite your friends over and show off your amazing racing skills. The dynamic weather patterns in the game are certain to test your bravery and skill behind the wheel. The experience will be further enhanced by the 4K resolution with a 60FPS framerate that’s supported on the Xbox console.

Developers: Turn 10 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Genre: Racing
Release date: 2017

2. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition


More than 10 years later and this game still holds its place as one of the greats. Gears of war retains everything that made the original games fun and also comes with its share of improvements. The game takes place in a ruined world that is infested by alien but incorporates real-world elements such as vehicles which makes the art absolutely beautiful. The story follows a group of soldiers called cogs led by Marcus Fenix as they try to save humanity from alien locust invasion. What follows is a series of epic action scenes that will have you hooked and breathless

Developers: The Coalition, Epic games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Genre: Third-person Shooter
Release date: 2006

3. Rocket League


This game combines the sports genre with arcade masterclass as you are chrged with controling a soccer ball with high-flying vehicles. You can choose from a variety of vehicles to drive from and customize them to your preference. Rocket league allows one to soar high into the air and perform dangerous but spectacular acrobatic moves and strikes. You can also use aggressive well-calculated counter strikes to take down your opponent’s cars. This is one game that lives up to the hype surrounding it and will absolutely keep you and your friends immersed for hours.

Publisher: Psyonix
Genre: Sports
Release date: 2015

4. Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Standard Edition - Xbox One


You would have to be living under a rock to have never heard of the Call of Duty series of games. This latest edition introduces a new momentum- based movement system which enables players to have a fluid movement through the environment. Controlled jumps, wall runs and sliding abilities in a countless combination while still keeping control of weapons make players move around with maximum finesse. From four-player campaign to brand new powers and fleshed out zombie’s mode, Black Ops 3 offers tons of content and hardly anything to complain about. The new Zombie mode cast players in a fictional city where they have to fight a legion of zombies and other nasty creatures. This game cannot surely run out of ways to thrill you and your friends.

Developers: Treyarch
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First-person Shooter
Release date: 2015

5. ARK: Survival Evolved Xbox One


This is an absolutely compelling survival game that calls for your patience and the will to learn the gaming basics the hard way. Lack of tutorial leaves players alone in the dark forcing them to spend hours of research to figure out what is what. The storyline revolves around the player trying to survive on a mysterious island where they are stranded with no clothes or food. To survive, you will have to learn a series of survival skills such as hunting. Fun fact, you get to ride dinosaurs and other creatures living in the ark. You will find this quite a fascinating experience especially when your friends join you in the ark.

Developers: Studio Wildcard
Genre: Action-adventure, Survival
Release date: 2017

6. A Way Out - Xbox One


This game follows the adventure of two inmates, Leo and Vincent as they try to escape from prison. These two have to build a relationship and trust each other to perfectly execute the escape plan. A way out is arguably the purest form of co-op game to be released this year and is truly an innovative game. If you love co-op adventures then you can’t afford to miss this game.

Developers: Hazelight Studios
Publishers: Electronic Arts
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release date: 2018

7. Minecraft - Xbox One


Minecraft XBOX One Edition can accommodate up to 8 players per single screen. It is a building game in which you can use blocks to construct anything imaginable. Minecraft does not follow a particular story but relies on the players’ imagination and the ability to create their own stories.  The players can build their own worlds or explore the Minecraft world while fighting off monsters. This game is easy to like, hard to get bored from and its worth your time for sure.

Developers: Mojang, Microsoft Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Genre: Racing
Release date: 2017

8. Overcooked! 2 - Xbox One - Xbox One


Overcooked is a cooking simulation game that introduces you to the hectic world of the kitchen. It comes with a compulsive story mode that is filled with multiple recipe types and a versus mode which sees skilled and well-known chefs rival one another in a cook-off. It provides a co-op experience by bringing together players of different skill levels for some fun. Overcooked 2 makes a great sequel to a smash hit by taking everything we knew and loved in the first game and spicing it up. This is a must purchase game especially for gamers looking for some split-screen madness.

Developers: Ghost Town Games
Publisher: Team 17 Digital Limited
Genre: Simulation
Release date: 2018

9. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection - Xbox One


Borderlands 2 was great. It was then followed Borderlands: The Presequel which was epic. Now fuse these two games and imagine what you get. I will tell you. It’s a masterpiece. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection combines the two previous editions of the game together with all the DLCs ever released for these games to give you about 120 hours of riveting gameplay. Players are allowed to transfer data saved from the previous games to this new collection. This is true even for those that were using Xbox 360 but have upgraded to Xbox one. The Borderlands game series has come to be known for its engaging split screen coop mode and they have delivered yet again. This time they take it a notch higher by allowing up to 4 multiplayer. Bamboozle your way through the chaotic world of Pandora as you explore the bazillion guns this game has to offer.

Developers: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Genre: First-person Shooter
Release date: 2015

10. The Jackbox Party Pack


If you are looking for the perfect way to keep a crowd entertained then you got it. The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a collection of 5 party games that will turn what would be an otherwise boring affair into absolute fun. In one game, Fibbage, you all provide the answer to a question then try to determine which of the answers are true and which are lies. Other games include Five and a Half, Survive the Internet, Bracketeering and Monster Seeking Monster. What’s better is that you don’t need a gamepad to play. As long as you have a touchscreen smartphone, you just need to enter the room code and you are in the game. If that’s not possible for you then you can still participate as an audience.

Developers: Jackbox Games
Genre: Party
Release date: 2017

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