iBUYPOWER’s Top 10 Co-Op Games for PC
Invite a friend or a plus one – and play together in a few of the best co-op games available. In celebration of Valentine’s Day (Or Single Awareness Day), we’ve put together a list of our favorite co-op games!
Have you ever screamed at your friend because they didn’t chop enough tomatoes? Well – if you haven’t, you’re missing out. Overcooked is one of the finest couch co-ops you could ever play.
With a maximum of four players, Overcooked drops players in a kitchen with the singular goal of cooking as many dishes as they can – before the time runs out. It sounds simple enough, but the mechanics of timing and organization play a crucial (and strategic) role in how you approach each cooking scenario. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to cook with your friends – this might be one way to find out.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Explore a brightly-colored, neon galaxy with up to 4 of your friends in an equally-colored battleship! It’s all hands on deck with Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime – you’ll need the power of teamwork and coordination, or you may find yourself in a sticky situation.
Lovers is reasonably difficult and, as with most co-op games, communication is key as you blast through each level. The game isn’t nearly as fun in single-player mode so make sure to drag along a few friends who are ready to spend their afternoon staring at neon enemies.
7 Days to Die
7 Days to Die is a gritty, open-world, first-person, survival horror similar to likes of “The Forest” or “Rust.” The big difference between 7 Days to Die and the rest: it can run on nearly every PC. The graphics are scaled down compared to its newest competitors, but it resembles Minecraft with an emphasis on horror.
With its expansive open-word, you can play 7 Days to Die any way you like and find yourself unusually obsessed with expanding your headquarters and beyond. This is great game to play with friends who want freedom with game play, but ultimately, with the goal to stay alive.
Have you seen the movie, Starship Trooper? If you have (and you absolutely love it!), HELLDIVERS is the game for you. But if you haven’t seen the movie, HELLDIVERS caters to players looking to make a name for themselves in an intergalactic war.
What makes HELLDIVERS unique is the community-driven campaign tied into your missions. Every mission you successfully accomplish, with up to four players, builds upon a larger goal set by the game. With it’s third-person view, HELLDIVERS takes a unique and playful approach to the Sci-Fi genre and you’ll be hard-pressed to find another game as fun and chaotic as this one.
Viscera Cleanup Detail
I’m sure as a gamer – you must be tired of blasting aliens on a Sci-Fi space station. But have you ever wondered who has to deal with the mess afterwards? Stop wondering and start cleaning! In Viscera Cleanup Detail, you become the hero greatest sidekick: the janitor.
Team up with your friends in this hilarious janitorial simulation and embark on a messy mission to clean up a blood-covered space station.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
You might’ve seen this game played by your favorite Twitch streamer – well we’d have to agree that it’s one of the best co-op games out there. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes takes a unique approach to puzzle games, especially with its fast-paced and tense gameplay.
The game is simple, but emphasizes the importance of communication and following your role. One player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time-bomb and the other players are “Experts” who give instructions to defuse the bomb. Sounds simple enough right? If you’re looking for a loud party game, Keep Talking is by far the loudest on our list.
Don’t Starve Together
Don’t Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer expansion of the popular survival game, Don’t Starve. Unlike the realistic survival games you’ve seen on Steam, Don’t Starve Together drops players in a noir-themed wilderness with character designs that would make even Tim Burton proud.
Besides its beautifully designed world, Don’t Starve Together isn’t for the faint of heart and don’t be surprised if you find yourself resetting a few times.
Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 is a classic horror FPS and the oldest title on this list. However, the Left 4 Dead series has aged well and the fun we had in 2009 is still undeniably there. If you’re looking for a true horror co-op game, you should look no further than Left 4 Dead 2. The goal of the game is to complete missions with up to 4 players throughout the campaign, but you’ll experience more than a few zombie roadblocks ahead.
Overall, Left 4 Dead 2 is a satisfying co-op for fans of the survival zombie genre.
Are you desperately looking for a couch co-op to show your friends your knack for video games? Well, TowerFall Ascension might be up your alley. The core mechanics of the game are simple, yet difficult to master.
TowerFall Ascension is a 4-player local party game with subtle, important elements that require skill. You’ll find yourself dying and be caught completely off-guard (Yes, this game is fast!). If you’re looking for a competitive game to rile up your friends, TowerFall might be your calling card.
Portal 2, the sequel to the popular advanced physics game, introduces a unique co-op experience so you feel less lonely completing puzzles. If you loved Portal as much as we did, Portal 2 is a no-brainer.
Portal 2 puts your mind to the test as you solve physics-based puzzles with a new cast of characters and test chambers. If you want a co-op that teases the brain, Portal 2 is geared up for you and your friends!
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