Amazing Co-Op Video Games You Should Play Right Now


a Friend who also has a good blaster, so that you have two blasters and can blast twice as many things at once. That’s the joy of co-op games

Warframe

It’s easy to fall into routine with Warframe, a game fundamentally about running through procedurally generated levels to upgrade your character over and over again. Playing alone just doesn’t make sense for some missions, and playing online with strangers can be intimidating at times, especially for newer players. But Warframe shines as a co-op game, creating the perfect digital space to hang out with your buddies while tearing through hordes of baddies.

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And if you want to really dive into it, Warframe’s systems go deep. You can lose yourself in upgrade planning and crafting component wikis until the sun comes up. But it’s still easy to play with friends of pretty much any skill level, meaning you don’t really need to start playing all at the same time, and don’t have to meticulously time out your play sessions. You can all play at your own pace, and then cross paths in a Grineer spaceship from time to time.

Don’t Starve Together

Klei fought shy of adding co-op to its brilliant game of goth survival whimsy for a couple of years, reasoning (not unreasonably) that the addition of other people might break its esoteric spell, which relies on feelings of isolation and discovery. Turns out the developer needn’t have worried, because a disaster shared is even more fun. The mutual blame when a Deerclops stomps through your camp, ruining days worth of winter prep, is a strategy game in itself.

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In keeping with Klei’s attention to detail and balance across its games, the core Don’t Starve experience is tweaked across Together’s three modes—Survival, Wilderness, and Endless—to ensure revival items and certain character abilities aren’t overpowered. It’s Endless you’ll likely find most enjoyable. Chilling out on Discord or a Skype call with a friend whilst pooling your resources to try to keep each other alive against the increasingly brutal effects of the seasons.

Lego Marvel Superheroes

There’s a bunch of good Lego games that we’d recommend to serious players: Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Lego Batman 2 and Harry Potter are favorites, but Marvel is still the king of them. It’s not tied to any particular film adaptation, so it features a pleasant mix of Spider-Man, Captain America et al alongside the rosters of the Fantastic Four and X-Men (something you can’t really see in the comics these days).

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The levels are nice and imaginative, taking you to locations like Doctor Doom’s castle or Stark Tower or Asgard—basically a complete representation of the Marvel Universe, with an obvious love for the characters in how they’re animated and voiced. Plus, you can explore Manhattan, and jump off the SHIELD Helicarrier. It’s way better than the reskinned-feeling Avengers-focused sequel.

Payday 2

Trying to pull of a complicated, multipart heist with bumbling AI companions in singleplayer Payday 2 can be a trying experience, and sometimes even a boring one. Thankfully, everything works much better in co-op. Bring a friend along for the heist and this shooter turns into Ocean’s 11 by way of The Expendables.

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And, the only thing better than pulling off the perfect stealth heist is failing, having the alarms go off, and shooting your way out. While AI screw-ups are cause for frustration, your friends screwing up actually makes things more fun.

Grand Theft Auto Online

GTA Online has a whole of stuff going on, but the heists bring out the best in Rockstar’s open-world playground. Four players team up to conquer a series of story-like missions that involve each team member performing a different role building up to a bigger heist. This includes everything from stealing vehicles as part of the setup to assassinations and other interconnected tasks—the missions very cleverly allow everyone to feel like they’re playing a key part in the journey towards that endgame of earning mega money.

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When all four players come together in the finale of each heist, making a dramatic escape from the cops as a collective is incredibly exciting and rewarding—more so than anything found in the main story. If only Rockstar would make more of them. They’d be worth paying for.

Source – PCGamer

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