I get this one a lot. I’m frequently asked if I know any good games that are multiplayer and can be played as a local co-op or multiplayer. Frankly speaking there are a lot of games like that and it’s kind of puzzling to me how come that nobody is aware of them. Multiplayer has always been a big part of gaming and to me, it was a huge part of both gaming and growing up as I used to play games with my friends when we had free time. In fact, some of my most fond childhood memories are actually those of playing games with my friends and brother. We used to have so much fun in front of the old TV. For those reasons exactly I want to help others experience local co-op and multiplayer gaming in general as best as I can so, here are some of the best new and old cooperation games to play with your friends and family.
Many people save this one for the last and for those exact reasons I’m going to put it first on my list. It is highly likely that you’ve heard about it by now and it’s even possible as you’ve already played it, unaware of its co-op potential which is, fairly speaking, what sold the game the most.
I’m talking about Portal 2. This game is just genial! I’ve played through it so many times that I’ve lost count of it. I remember the first time when I played it with my brother and then sometime after I played it with my friend. It didn’t even feel old even though my memory was slowly coming back to me and I mostly knew solutions to the puzzles, but then we discovered the community maps which offered endless supply of cooperation joy.
If you’re unaware of the game you must’ve been living under a rock. It’s one of the most iconic games of our time. Developed by Valve, the same guys who developed and published Half-Life 2 games (I’m not even going to assume that you are unaware of Half-Life titles), Portal 2 is one of the most successful and most enjoyable co-op games ever made.
The aim of the game is to place a set of portals with a loop off entry-exit point in order to overcome so many types of obstacles and dangers throughout your “course”. I say course because you play as a pair of robots who are test subjects to a very intelligent artificial intelligence obsessed with science, progress and testing. It is also completely deprived of any empathy and regard for any kind of living being so you may expect quite a number of dark humor jokes.
Suffice to say, if you haven’t played this game and it so happens that you have somebody to play it with, go get it. Go get it right now and thank me later for this will possibly be your best co-operational experience ever. That’s all I’ll say about Portal 2 even though I could write volumes.
FIFA17 (and probably PES)
I bet you haven’t saw this coming! Yeah, who would’ve thought that I was actually a football fan, right? Truth be told, I’m not, I am not by any means a football fan. In fact I do not even like to watch any kind of support unless perhaps some major eSports event with a couple of friends while having a beer.
Now, even though I do not generally enjoy sports in real life I have to admit that I found FIFA17 very addictive and insanely enjoyable when played with friends.
It was never my decision to download and play a football themed game but a friend of mine insisted that I play with them and that I should just download it from the Internet. Of course I didn’t do this and instead bought the full FIFA17 game from Origin just to play it for a couple of hours with a friend (yeah, I know it’s stupid but my friend was going through a very difficult time and I did that to cheer him up and I would do it again).
We play for a couple of matches and I’m like “hey this is not bad!” while pretending to actually enjoy the game. After a couple more matches I’m like “OMG this is not bad at all. This is great!” only this time around, there was no pretending.
The game is very competitive but at the same time very optional. You can play just for fun or to prove that you are the supreme player among your friends!
To my surprise I even tried playing this game in a single player mode I was simply hooked on a way that this game tells the story of a young football player trying to make it to the top. It is just as playing some RPG game where your choices define who you are in the end and how the story will unfold for you. It’s pretty impressive and I was hooked up very fast with the way that they’ve incorporated storytelling and decision-making into freaking sports game! It was so good that I used FIFA17 coin generator just to make the as best team as possible and max out my stats so I can easily progress with the story (because obviously, I’m not that good at sports games since this is my first one ever). Now my proudest confession but that doesn’t really matter, what I’m trying to say is that it’s a good game and that it completely absorbed me.
If you’re having some kind of prejudice for football games and are generally not enjoying sports in real life just like myself, do not hesitate to try a football game when your friend asks you to because, believe me, it’s not about football, it’s not about support it’s about playing with your friends and football is something that many people like. So even if your friend is not a gamer he may occasionally enjoy a match of a game that is football themed even if they don’t usually game. Because of that, be open minded and try to play a game with your friends even if it’s not what you would usually consider playing om your own.
For now these two should suffice and provide you with more than enough fun and action for both you and your friends. I’ll definitely continue with this post about cooperation games in the future, but for now, honestly I’m just feeling really, really tired and I need a good night sleep. Until next time, stay cooperative!