It has been many years since electronic games are no longer a solo pastime. Currently, there is no shortage of multiplayer games to play with you friends, partners, family, among others. One of the categories that has been quite successful among them are the cooperative games, which allow you to gather your friends to explore a universe, solve puzzles or survive an inhospitable place. We have selected 15 of the best coop games – platform independent – so you can learn more about these games!
1. Portal 2
One of the best coop games ever invented. The sequel to Portal, a single player game, Portal 2 revolutionized its own formula by allowing a second player to participate in the game’s puzzles. The title puts players to unlock the secret of different stages, using a weapon that creates teleport portals.
The presence of a second player makes the formula even more complex, but more rewarding. Portal 2 can be played on Windows, Mac and Linux computers, in addition to the Playstation and Xbox consoles.
One of the most talked about coop games of 2017, Overcooked has the power to destroy relationships or make everyone laugh, sometimes even both. As chefs of cuisine, you and up to three other people must serve the dishes required by customers of restaurants all around the fictional kingdom, all of which are chaotic and unfriendly. The kitchens are also not normal, since you must cook on board ships or even underground. Overcooked is on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch platforms.
3. Pit People
Having spent a lot of time in early access, being refined to be as fun as possible, Pit People is a turn-based strategy game with a bizarre and colorful hand-drawn world. Your friends will have to come together to explore this world, recruit adventurers or even to fight you. The mechanics are similar to what we see in classics like Heroes of Might & Magic, but with a more comical approach. Pit People is available for PC and Xbox One.
A real ode to the action heroes of the movies from the 80s. Featuring versions of characters like Terminator, Robocop and Highlander, Broforce is a shooter and platformer similar to the video games of that time. Best of all, you can call a friend – locally or over the internet – to tear open the levels together and with your favorite characters. Coop games don’t get more chaotic than this! Broforce is available for PC, Mac, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
5. Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop
While Broforce is a shooting game with a horizontal perspective, Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop allows you to control your characters from the top. The title allows up to 8 players to form a squad and face hordes of aliens on various types of missions. Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop is only available for PC.
6. Death Squared
Also a puzzle game like Portal 2, Death Squared presents quite a different challenge, but it too challenges the players’ intellect. The title changes the teleport portals for colored cubes that must find the exit of a course full of obstacles.
Each one must find the way out according to their color, but without eliminating their companions in the middle of it. The game has 80 levels in the main mode and 40 extra levels. Death Squared can be played on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
One of the most insane coop games for Android and iPhone. With local multiplayer, each player is responsible for a sector of a spaceship and must repeat the commands sent by the game, in order to keep it traveling as long as possible. One of those titles that can have a lot of fun or destroy relationships in the process.
A game for two players, Snipperclips gives the control of two charismatic characters to each player. They have the power to rotate and change their shape to solve puzzles. The title has a story mode and two other game modes, which allow up to four players simultaneously. Snipperclips is available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
The most versatile title on this list and one of the most revered in the entire world. Minecraft is a simple game with simple graphics, but it allows its players total control over their surroundings. It is possible to create almost all kinds of things in the game, from reproductions of flags to castles of fantasy works such as Lord of the Rings, among many others. The game can also be played on almost any type of platform, video game or mobile device.
10. Dungeon Hunter V
The Dungeon Hunter franchise is one the most classic of mobile devices – be it Android or iOS – and can be considered a “Diablo mobile”. Allowing you to create your own character to explore dungeons and defeat hordes of monsters, one of the main highlights of the game is being able to do this alongside friends, with your own characters, working as a team.
11. Lego City: Undercover Remastered
Despite not having an option for cooperative matches in the original release of 2013, Lego City: Undercover got itself a remastered version with the option of bringing in other people to help you complete the game. Each player uses a version of the protagonist, a policeman in disguise who needs to solve cases for the Lego City. The game features humorous dialogues and friendly gameplay for all ages. Lego City: Undercover Remastered can be played on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
12. Tom Clancy’s The Division
One of the most demanding coop games on that list. The Division is a cooperative shooting game that puts you in the role of an agent of the organization that gives the game its name. In an America left in chaos due to a mysterious epidemic, you will have to unite with other players to prevent evildoers, restore order and find the mysterious source of the virus. The Division 2 is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Much like Minecraft, Creativerse puts players in a gigantic open world, giving them the freedom to build anything they want. In addition to building your base, house, mansion or anything you want, you must also survive the monsters that inhabit this planet, preventing your group’s work from being destroyed. Although more complex than Minecraft, Creativerse is more robust and has better graphics. The title can be played on PC or Mac.
14. Don’t Starve Together
A survival game, Don’t Starve Together puts players in a dark and inhospitable world to survive using the resources available at that location, making it so it fits well in the category of survival coop games. While surviving the strange creatures, you must explore the place, looking for clues to solve the mystery of how you got there in the first place. Don’t Starve Together is available for PC, Mac and Linux computers, in addition to Android, iOS and PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Wii U consoles.
15. Diablo 3
The most revered action RPG franchise in the world. Set in a dark world invaded by demons, players must take on the mantle of characters such as barbarians, wizards or thieves and explore various tombs and dungeons, facing the infernal hordes head on. While on computers you can play with friends online, the console version also allows you to play locally from the comfort of your couch. Diablo 3 can be played on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Switch.
Which coop games are you playing with your friends?
Coop games can be some of the most fun you can have with your friends! They test the limits of your friendship and how well you can play off each other. What are some of the best coop game you’ve ever played? Comment down below, let us know!