Best Couch Co-Op Games- Video games that you play with people in the same room. Different than online multiplayer.

The video game usually are available for: the Wii, WiiU, Xbox 360, Xbox One, or PS3, PS4.

Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare and Garden Warfare 2 – The best way to train or introduce someone to the first person shooter genre. The characters are fun and familiar. The PS4 and XBox One versions allow for couch co-op of two people and online multiplayer lets everyone play in not serious sessions without having super hardcore gamers bothering you. Easy enough for my 4 year old niece to play decently. Rated E for everyone for Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

New Super Mario Brothers (Wii version) and (WiiU version)- Nintendo is the king of family video games. Nowhere better is this proven than New Super Mario Brothers. It has all the familiarity of any side scrolling Mario Brother’s game but now you can have up to 4 character playing on the same screen at one time. The controls are easy and familiar enough for my grandfather to use. Everyone from grandparents to grandkids can play this one. 1-4 players. Rated E for everyone. That means it ok for all ages.

Kirby Epic Yarn (Wii)- This one of more for the kids. It’s a much easier, cuddlier, version of Super Mario brothers. Up to 4 players on the same screen. I found that small children liked this the best but it was not quiet challenging enough for more advanced gamers. 1-4 players. Rated E for everyone. It’s fun for everyone.

Platform: Wii

Wii Sports (Wii version) (Wii U version)- The game that brought motion controls to the main stream world. Intuitive controls that everyone can use. My father in law is partially blind and he loves to play Wii bowling. 2-4 players depending on the game. Rated E for everyone. That means it ok for all ages.

Platforms: Wii, Wii U

Lego anything – The Lego games brings together the fun of smashing Lego figures and buildings and just about every intellectual property you like. There’s likely some Lego game that has characters you love. The controls are pretty simple and lots of Lego things to collect and characters to unlock. 1-4 players usually. All these games are rated E for everyone. There’s a bit of cartoon violence.

(Lego Harry Potter) (Lego Avengers) (Lego Star Wars) (Lego Batman) (Lego Jurassic World) (Lego The Hobbit) (The Lego Movie)

Diablo 3 – A fun RPG game that is not complicated. It’s mostly smashing bad guys in the 3rd person perspective. The story is enough to keep you wanting to play. The RPG part means that you gets fun powers to upgrade and new armors to buy or collect to keep everyone engaged. Can play with 1-4 players all on the same screen. Rated M for Blood and Gore, Violence

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Borderlands 2- A sci-fi shooter that is loads of fun and has a funny story line. Borderlands is known for its unique art style and sense of humor. Lots of powers to upgrade and tons of weapons and armor to collect. Very challenging in places and having a buddy along is very helpful. 1-4 players but the screen is split up so each player gets their own view. Rated M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language, Sexual Themes and Use of Alcohol.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Broforce- A side-scrolling run-and-gun platform video game developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

HellDivers- In Helldivers, the players need to learn to coordinate their actions during chaotic combat, to complete objectives and to avoid friendly-fire casualties. The game is set in a procedurally generated universe where the community must fight three different enemy species to ensure the survival of Super Earth.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

BattleBlock Theater- Almost all of the game's cut-scenes are done in a stick puppet style. The game begins with the narrator (voiced by Will Stamper) telling the adventures of the hundreds of friends aboard the S.S. Friendship, as well as Hatty Hattington, who is known as "best friend to one and all". After encountering a heavy storm, the S.S. Friendship becomes shipwrecked on a mysterious, seemingly abandoned island, and the crew itself vanishes. Upon waking up from the wreck, the player character seeks shelter from the storm in a dilapidated theater.

Platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Linux

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition- Original Sin is a crowd funded turn based RPG. Tons of character customization allows for great replay. Spells and the environment interact to create unique effects. For example, throw a fireball at that puddle of water? Get a steam cloud to block your enemies’ vision. Then throw electricity and electrify that steam cloud to damage them when they walk through it. The game has over 100 hours of game play and allows you and your friend to play together.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Knight Squad- An 8 players top-down Bomberman meets Gauntlet game. Engage into crazy sword fights with your friends where one hit is enough to take anyone down.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One

Rocket League- Described as "soccer with rocket-powered cars", Rocket League has up to eight players assigned to one of two teams, using rocket-engine equipped vehicles to push a ball into their opponent's goal and score points.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Yoshi’s Woolly World- On a knitted island filled with many Yarn Yoshis of varying patterns, the evil Magikoopa Kamek turns nearly all the Yoshis into bundles of yarn for his master Baby Bowser, scattering them across different worlds. However, two Yoshis manage to avoid being transformed themselves, and they set off to pursue Kamek and rescue their woolly friends.

Platform: Wii U

Minecraft- One of the most popular games among young audiences. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. You can also explore, resource gather, craft, and fight.

Platforms: Android, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U

Castle Crashers Remastered- Classic side scrolling arcade action at its best. Hack, slash, and bash your way to victory.

Platform: Xbox One, PC, PSN

LittleBigPlanet 3- Like other LittleBigPlanet games, LittleBigPlanet 3 places a heavy emphasis on creation. Players create their own levels, characters, objects, such as power ups, tools, decorations, stickers, or vehicles, and hub levels. This game has so much customization you’ll find mods to play as Spiderman and Harry Potter together.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3