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Topic: Games for my 10 year old son and I- Suggestions Please!

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userzero

Hi All,

I just received my Series X and am looking for games my 10 year old son and I can play together- we're new to Xbox. Split screen or single screen coop would be nice. Part of the reason I bought the console is so that we can play games and have fun together, instead of him just playing alone on his tablet on the couch. He lives with me so we'll be using the same console- not connecting with each other over the internet. Game suggestions?

Thanks Much,

christopher

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JGRockford

Good call!

I've been slowly introducing my partner to games, and while it can be frustrating to introduce concepts found in games such as Borderlands (loot, open world, directions, levelling) the are smaller games that may be more appealing.

Though if he's able to pick up those concepts, Borderlands is great!

Diablo is a little dark (as is Borderlands), but may be ok.

Skyforce is a great little co-op arcade shooter that my partner loves!

Best of luck, I'm sure you'll find something 👍

JGRockford

BAMozzy

Any of the Lego games can be played co-operatively in split screen - certainly likely to find something you both have interest in with all the licences they have done.

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dmcc0

Was about to suggest the Lego games as well.

Depends what he's into of course, but most sports games have local multiplayer. Castle Crashers is always good fun, as is Worms W.M.D and Crash Team Racing

I haven't played them personally but Overcooked and Moving Out seem to get suggested a lot when mentioning local multiplayer.

If you have Game Pass (or get the trial just to try some games) you can filter by Local Multiplayer and Family Friendly too so should find something suitable.

dmcc0

Tasuki

I agree the Lego Games are great co-op experience. Some other games that I can think of are.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War — has a Split Screen Mode. You can play online against other people or against Bots offline.

Streets of Rage 4 — Classic beat em up co-op action

EA Sports games are great if you both are into sports mainly FIFA for soccer, Madden for Football.

Stardew Valley is a really great co-op game as well I am currently playing that with my son and we are having alot of fun with it.

Someone mentioned Diablo but if you want something similar just not as dark there is Minecraft Dungeons as well.

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BAMozzy

I tried to keep away from games like CoD as that is perhaps not suitable for a 10yr old - but you do have MP and Zombie modes that can be played Split Screen.

Things have changed somewhat since my youngest was 10yrs old - not only in terms of console generations, but also in terms of games offering Split screen play. There are numerous older games that offer split screen fun and even the old school 'take it turns' type - where Player 1 goes first, then player 2...

Lego games jumped out because you have so many different settings. If you and your Son loves Star Wars, you can play through the whole Skywalker series. If you both like Harry Potter, Marvel and/or DC, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park etc etc, so many different franchises that you can both get a lot out of - let alone enjoying gaming together.

Without knowing the interests of both, its difficult. There are some competitive games - like Racing, Sports, Fighting games that offer local play on one console - not all need to be Split Screen - like Fighting games for example. There is options...

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acealive

All the following games have split-screen and local co-op

Portal Knights:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/portal-knights/bnwm9f3c08b6...

of course Minecraft and also Minecraft Dungeons have local co-op :
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/minecraft/9nblggh537bl?acti...
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/minecraft-dungeons/9n8nj74f...

Rocket League is a must :
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/rocket-league/c125w9bg2k0v?...

Human Fall Flat :
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/human-fall-flat/9mt4hs1cp72...

Unravel 2 :
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/unravel-two/c4vklmg1hlzw?ac...

If the two of you are into sports, also all the sports games can be played against each other or in co op locally on the same console. If it's last year's version of Madden, FIFA, NBA2k or NHL and such, they are usually dead cheap.

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JGRockford

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Oh, I completely forgot about Unravel 2. That's a good one.

Rayman is another suitable pick 💜

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MaxC

Just to suggest some more games that haven't been mentioned:

(1) Team Sonic Racing: the race tracks are fairly dull compared to Crash Team Racing, but I would say it's the better game as it does something new with arcade kart racing games. The game is made to be a co-op experience where you are talking to each other during the race to setup ways in which you can work together, including sharing items, setting up draft paths which your teammate can use for boosts, opening shortcuts for your team, etc. Pretty cool. It also runs at 60fps rather than Crash's 30fps framerate :/

(2) Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefront 2 have an offline-only co-op mode where you fight hordes of AI enemies. It's just this one mode that is co-op, but if shooters are okay and you would both rather have the legitimate Star Wars visuals over the LEGO visuals, I'd recommend it considering it goes on sale fairly often.

Of the games others already mentioned, I'll second Castle Crashers and Overcooked.

One other idea: if you have Gamepass Ultimate and an Android phone, you could play games with online co-op such as Sea of Thieves, Halo, Astoneer, and others. One of you would be playing on a phone dealing with some lag, but it expands your options.

MaxC

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Benjamin

The Halo games (not 5) have split screen for every mode. If the two of you are okay with first-person games you can't get better than that.

Splosion man is also a fantastic side-scrolling platformer!

Benjamin

orionreplay

My son is 10.

Minecraft Dungeons.
SW Battlefront 2 (the arcade mode. can either work coop or head to head)
Moving Out
Halo splitscreen (we just blast each other for fun)

On his own he likes: Minecraft, Forza Horizon 4, and The Hunter, Call of the Wild.

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