If you’ve ever been at game night, you know there’s nothing that gets quite as competitive like that. No matter how reserved you think your friends might be, everyone’s true self always comes out at game night. Whether you’re playing cooperatively or duking it out with one another, video games have a very subtle way of making every game night as lively as it can be.

However, we know it can be challenging to find a night where all of your friends can get together for some lighthearted fun, let alone deciding which game you all should play. So, in an attempt to keep you and your friends from any further arguments, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best two-player Xbox One Games. This way, the only thing you have to worry about is making sure the snack bar is fully stocked, and your friends arrive on time with controllers in hand.

No matter what you or your friends are into, there’s something for everyone on this list. From the first-person shooters to sci-fi co-op games, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at a few of our favorite two-player Xbox One games below and get to gaming.


If you’re looking for a cyber sci-fi game to satisfy your multiplayer needs, Syndicate is a must-have. With its incredible four-player co-op experience, this first-person shooter is one of the most satisfying that we’ve come across. Syndicate is sure to please anyone in need of some futuristic two-player fun.

Apex Legends

It would be nearly impossible to make this list without adding Apex Legends. With more than 60 players teaming up in the middle of one massive map, Apex Legends manages to combine looting, shooting, and running into one incredibly enjoyable gaming experience. With a variety of characters, each with their own set of unique skills, Apex Legends is a much more engaging game than some of its competitors.

Styx: Shards of Darkness

If you’re a gamer who enjoys stealth-heavy genres, Styx: Shards of Darkness is the game for you. As you and a friend are launched into the shoes of assassins, you must work together to take down a violent and twisted empire in order to survive. Though it has a classical approach to the gameplay, Styx: Shards of Darkness adds a few more twists to make the game a bit more challenging.


Although the overall gameplay may be simple, Warframe is incredibly fun and competitive. Allowing up to four players to join in on the fun, you and your friends will have to gun down opponents and use your superpowers to escape interstellar environments. With its hypnotic gaming mechanics, Warframe will leave you grinding away for hundreds of hours at a time.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

We couldn’t possibly make this list without adding Call of Duty Black Ops 4 to it. With its addition of the new battle royale option, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 delivers in ways it never has before. Oh, and did we mention there are more zombies?

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