It Takes Two was a unique take on the co-op platforming genre, with its charming characters and entertaining yet heartfelt story. The game never came out on mobile, but if you’re looking for similar experiences, here are the 15 best games like It Takes Two on mobile.
The Best Games like It Takes Two on Mobile
It Takes Two is a story-driven platformer where two players have to navigate through creative and colorful levels. When curating this list, we looked for games that had platforming, puzzle, or co-op elements. We hope you find something that catches your eye!
1. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
What better game to start off this list than with one of the first games from Josef Fares, the director of It Takes Two? Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons tells the story of two sons, Naia and Naiee, who set out on a perilous journey to bring back medicine for their dying father. The brothers travel across treacherous landscapes, and they’ll need to work together if they want any chance of surviving the trip.
Though the game doesn’t technically have a co-op mode, both virtual joysticks are available at all times, so you can have a friend controlling one of the brothers while you control the other. If you enjoy story-driven games with lots of emotional impact, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a great pick.
2. Sky: Children of the Light
Sky: Children of the Light is a beautiful and relaxing online experience, courtesy of the same brilliant minds that brought us Journey and Flower. You play as one of the titular Children of the Light, and your ultimate goal is to bring light into the world, whichever way you choose. Online players will come and go as you explore the breathtaking landscapes, and you can befriend and party up with any of them at any time.
Spaceteam is a fast-paced and chaotic game where you and up to seven other friends are in charge of running a spaceship. Each player gets their own set of gadgets and gizmos on their screen, but they won’t know what to do with them, as another player has your instructions.
Each player then has to shout out their instructions, and as you can probably guess, thing get hectic real fast! Spaceteam is an easy game to get into, and its chaotic fun for anyone involved. Spaceteam is also cross-platform, so iOS and Android users can play with each other, as long as they’re connected to the same WiFi network.
4. Crossy Road Castle
Crossy Road Castle is an Apple Arcade exclusive spin-off of the mobile favorite Crossy Road. Up to four players can choose a wacky little animal, then run and jump through a randomly generated castle full of danger and amazement! The castle never ends—how far can you and your friends get?
5. Human Fall Flat
If you’re looking for something a little more lighthearted, Human Fall Flat is a fantastic choice. It’s a physics-based platformer where all players assume the role of blob-like people, and your goal is to simply navigate to the end of the level. It’s a simple premise, but it’s an absolute delight to watch the silly blob characters wiggle around as they try to navigate the levels and solve puzzles.
6. Death Squared
Death Squared is a puzzle game for two players who have to guide funny little robots to the level’s goal. Each level has traps littered all over the place, so you’ll have to communicate and work together get your robots to the goal safely. Despite its funny aesthetic, Death Squared features an intriguing story that slowly unfolds across the game’s 80+ levels.
7. Kingdom Two Crowns
Kingdom Two Crowns is a side-scrolling real-time strategy game where you play as monarch looking to build a kingdom across multiple islands. The game is fully playable in co-op mode, where a second monarch joins the kingdom. Build your settlements, secure food, train troops, and find a way to put a stop to the mysterious shadow entities known as the Greed.
BombSquad is the ultimate party game mobile devices! If you’re looking to compete rather than cooperate, BombSquad is fast and frantic party game that pits you and your friends against each other in hectic mini-games, from racing to hockey. Of course, you can still cooperate if you prefer that—you can team up with your friends to take down AI opponents.
Another beautiful adventure from the same developers who made Sky: Children of the Light, Journey is an iOS exclusive dazzling experience through a dream-like desert. Run, jump, and sand surf your way through ancient ruins in search of buried secrets. During your adventures, you may come across another player who you can only communicate with using sounds and symbols; following them to the end of the game is quite an experience like no other.
10. Totally Reliable Delivery Service
If you need a package that may or may not get to you in time, the Totally Reliable Delivery Service is here for you! This game is a silly physics-based platformer where up to four players can attempt to deliver packages to people around the world. There are tons of machines and vehicles to use that can help make your job easier… or a heck of a lot tougher!
Badlands is an auto-scrolling platformer that takes place in a beautiful and shadowy forest. Something is amiss within the forest, and it’s up to you and your friends to investigate. You can enjoy the game solo, or you can fly with up to three other friends in local co-op play.
12. Escape Rooms Online
Escape Rooms Online is an online multiplayer adventure that drops you into several different mysteries of your choosing. Up to six players can work together to solve the mystery and escape! If you’ve never done an escape room in real life, imagine that you’re stuck in a room filled with a bunch of puzzles, and solving them all is the only way to escape. Escape Rooms Online has some really cool mechanics and puzzles that require players to communicate with each other, so we highly recommend if you love puzzle adventures.
13. Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes
Ever wanted to defuse a bomb? Now’s your chance with Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes, the game where you and your friend work together to deactivate a live bomb. One player is the “defuser,” and the other players with the bomb manual are the “experts”. The experts must relay instructions carefully to the defuser, who must follow the instructions exactly as they are said. Communication is key here, as one wrong move means everybody explodes!
14. PK XD
PK XD is the ultimate playground for you and your friends. Featuring a cute and colorful aesthetic, PK XD is a sandbox game where players can create their own avatars and decorate their own personal homes. When you’re done decorating, you can join up with your friends in user-generated mini-games and platforming adventures.
15. Stumble Guys
Get ready to in Stumble Guys a cooperative and competitive multiplayer platforming game where you face off in various platforming challenges. Run, jump, stumble, and fall your way through a variety of obstacle courses to be the last one standing. Stumble Guys allows players to create their own private parties, which lets you play through courses with just your friends.
Those are the 15 best games like It Takes Two on mobile. Which games have caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below!
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