It Takes Two is the latest two-player cooperative game from Josef Fares, the person behind games like Brothers and A Way Out and Hazelight Studios. As one might expect playing a game from Hazelight, It Takes Two will require the utmost cooperation to make it through the game’s many gauntlets of platforming and puzzles alike.
You and a second player — either via online multiplayer or couch co-op — will control Max and Cody, two play dolls that have been possessed (but not in a scary way) by a real-life Max and Cody, who are the in-the-process-of-getting-divorced parents of Rose. The dolls belong to Rose and it’ll be up to you and your Player 2 to determine why Rose has dolls of Max and Cody, why they’ve been possessed by Max and Cody, and ultimately, how to get back to Rose to see if she can reverse what’s happened.
The game is about love and the challenges of a relationship and it’s a great backdrop for the gameplay of It Takes Two, which will force you and your Player 2 to cooperate at essentially all times. Puzzles, platforming segments, bosses, and more must be solved together. This adventure will take Max and Cody to all sorts of locales at their house ranging from a shed with an evil toolbox to a tree that stands as the backdrop for a war between squirrels and wasps and more. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
As the game progresses, the challenges Max and Cody face will get even more difficult and it’ll be easy throughout your journey to get lost. You might be wondering where to go next, or how to complete a puzzle. Fortunately, IGN has you covered with a complete Walkthrough of It Takes Two. This Walkthrough points out how to get from point A to point B with detailed step-by-step instructions and screenshots to guide you along the way. It also points out every minigame in each level, which is essentially It Takes Two’s collectibles system — you won’t want to miss the minigames.
Please click or tap the links below to jump to different sections of the Walkthrough:
Throughout your journey in It Takes Two, you’ll come across a number of bosses and much like the rest of the game, each boss is unique in how its moves and mechanics work. It can be tough figuring out how to not only dodge the bosses moves, but damage and defeat them too.
Throughout your journey with Max and Cody, you’ll stumble upon tambourines with purple streamers hanging off of them. You’ll likely hear these tambourine drums before you see them and when you do, follow the sound: it leads to one of the game’s 25 minigames. These minigames are purely for fun and a great way for you and your Player 2 to take a break after a stressful puzzle in the level.
There are no rewards for winning — other than the knowledge that you have claimed victory over your co-op partner — and you can play the minigames as much or as little as you’d like. Each minigame takes about a minute to complete and they’re never more than a quick minigame that requires a button or two to be pressed repeatedly.
Head to IGN’s Collectibles: All Minigames and Where to Find Them page for detailed instructions on how to find each minigame and how to play each one in It Takes Two.
It Takes Two will require the utmost cooperation between you and a second player. Both of you will control Cody and May through the game’s many levels and chapters and each one presents new mechanics, puzzles, enemies, and more to tackle together. If you get stuck anywhere in the game, you might find yourself looking for some Tips and Tricks to move forward.
IGN has you covered with our official Tips and Tricks page for It Takes Two. The Tips and Tricks page is broken up based on each level in the game so you can jump right to that level’s tips to get through what has you stuck quickly.
It Takes Two has a number of Achievements and Trophies for you and your Player 2 to earn. Some of the Achievements and Trophies are straightforward and unlock as you progress through It Takes Two, but some of them are harder to unlock. Our Achievements and Trophies guide features each Achievement or Trophy in the game, how to unlock them, what type of trophy is unlocked upon doing so, and how much Gamerscore is earned.
Head to IGN’s It Takes Two Achievements and Trophies page for everything you need to know about these unlockables in the game.
There unfortunately aren’t any cheats to be found in It Takes Two, but there are a handful of secrets. These secrets are ones you’re not going to miss either as they’re throwbacks to some extremely famous games in video game history.
Head to IGN’s Cheats and Secrets page for details about those secrets.
The It Takes Two ending is the culmination of everything Cody and May experienced over the course of their journey and it’s a doozy. For a break down of what happens, head to IGN’s It Takes Two Ending Explained page.