Now is the right time to update the list of cooperative online games since many computer game lovers are on vacation and sitting at home in quarantine. Computer games are one of the most convenient ways to communicate with friends during this period.
Below you will find descriptions of good co-op games that are much better to play with friends than alone. Of course, you can play some of them on your own as well. You can also play with strangers on the Internet. However, it is best to go through these games with one or more real friends.
Gears of War has been the benchmark for top co-op games since the first game, and it still is. The fifth version supports cooperative play on the computer and even allows you to share the screen, which is uncommon.
In addition to the campaign, you can play the standard Horde mode, destroying enemies and trying to score as many points as possible. Use heroes with unique abilities, so this mode will be more interesting than usual. However, such mods can also be found in other games.
We should also say that Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Gears of War 4, and Gears 5 are available on Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
The Halo series is also a fun co-op game even more than Gears. These games are gradually appearing on computers, the first being the original Halo and Halo Reach.
You can’t split the screen into two parts here, but you can play the campaign together. The first game supports two players, the second game supports four. The Master Chief Collection is also available on Xbox Game Pass on PC, and you can buy the game on Steam if you wish.
Red Dead Online
Red Dead Redemption 2’s online mode has not become as popular as its counterpart in Grand Theft Auto V. At least, not yet.
And yet, those who want to play with friends may find Red Dead Online quite an attractive option.
The monetization here is quite intrusive. You will have to pay real money to get encouraging content. If you want to become a bounty hunter or a moonshiner, you have to pay for it. However, the developers are gradually adding new types of activities.
Several years later, the Rocket League game remains great co-op games. Updates, new cars, and other content are released for it. The main thing is that it is as fun as ever. Soccer in cars brings quite a few fun moments, offering responsive controls, glowing tracks when accelerating, and a goal explosion when a goal is scored.
There’s also a pretty friendly community here. You could say that the community here is not as toxic as in other multiplayer games.
It’s back to the cool co-op game, and again to the zombies. As usual, there will be a lot of them. A huge open world is offered, where you’ll be scurrying through alleyways and rooftops, showing off your parkour skills.
With companions, the game becomes much more chaotic. You can take three friends and choose a sword, machete, or baseball bat. If you want, you can go through the storyline together.
Last year, it seemed that the rumors about the death of PayDay 2 were greatly exaggerated. Now, it doesn’t seem that way anymore, and the game is in trouble. Starbreeze is having a bad time because of accusations of insider trading. Overkill’s The Walking Dead turned out so bad that Robert Kirkman had his license revoked.
This is unfortunate, as the game is still one of the great best co-op games of all time. Especially since it’s now available more cheaply than ever. Now might be a good time to give it a try.
Shadow Warrior 2
The first game was released in 2013. It had a fascinating story and a great corridor shooter with awesome bosses. The sequel got a Borderlands-style approach. It offers procedurally generated open levels, lots of enemies to shoot off, side missions, equipment mining, rather weak bosses.
As a result, single-player isn’t as good, but two-player is a lot more fun. You can slay thousands of demons and not particularly worry about the story.
Killing Floor 2
In recent years, this game’s inclusion on the list has been in doubt. In mid-2016, the game received a lot of negative reviews on Steam, but still, be a good cooperative multiplayer game.
However, the game has been revived, and interest has grown again. You have to destroy hordes of zombies and sprinkle the earth with blood. There is seasonal content to keep the game from getting old and boring.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2
The original Warhammer: Vermintide was a surprise in its time. It was released at the end of 2015 with a minimal amount of advertising. There were dozens of Warhammer games released at the same time. Most of them were not memorable, but not this one. It’s similar to Left 4 Dead but focused on fast-paced medieval battles. This is not surprising since the developers from Fatshark are responsible for making War of the Vikings.