Best Online Co-Op Games Of 2017

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Not Everybody loves playing FPS, Sports or adventure games. People who have MOBA or online co-op players would understand how addictive it is to play with other real players online. Most of the games that you play against CPU are programmed and they go in a single direction. However, on the other hand, when you are playing with other players online, you are playing with new tactics and unpredictable gameplay. That is what makes online co-op game so special.

Also, there are many online co-op games coming out every now and then which makes it hard for the gamers to pick and master a single one of them. But, we have tried to make this easy for you by consolidating up a list of top 10 online co-op games of 2017. Have a look at them right below:

Top Online Co-Op Games of 2017

TEKKEN 7

Originally, Tekken 7 had a limited arcade release in Japan in 2015 (with an updated version dropping in 2016 entitled Tekken 7: Fated Retribution), but it has finally made its way to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 at the very beginning of last month on June 2. Tekken 7 revolves around 1v1 battles with both single and multiplayer availability.

A story mode is available for single players, which picks up the narrative after the proceedings of Tekken 6. However, Tekken 7 is best while playing with others in both online or local multiplayer. A new rage mechanic has been added to add some balance to matches, where you can deal significantly more damage to the other player when your health reaches critical levels. A new mechanism called Power Crush also allows you to continue dealing attacks every while getting hit by the enemy player. Say goodbye to getting stuck in the corner while your buddy spams one move over and over.
2017 has been a great year for fighting games so far, and Tekken 7 continues that trend with a title perfect for duking it out with your buddie.

ARMS

Nintendo’s new heavy hitter ARMS released for the Nintendo Switch on June 16 with praise for its notably complex fighting strategies using interchangeable arms, while still being evocative of classic fighting Nintendo games like Punch-Out.
Up to four players can control numerous different fighters, ranging from a classic looking stretchy guy named Spring Man to a girl made out of literal ramen noodles by the name of Min Min. You jump, dodge, and punch at your enemies with special arms that can be switched up to better fit your fighting style. Besides the classic multiplayer mode with both online and couch co-op functionality, ARMS also has a few other modes including Grand Prix where you attempt to win 10 fights in a row with seven different levels of difficulty, or other versus modes where you can play springy versions of basketball, volleyball, target shooting, and more.

ARMS was released on the Nintendo Switch on June 16.

THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: MORROWIND

The Elder Scrolls Online is a MMORPG set in the land of Tamriel, offering an online multiplayer experience in line with the rest of The Elder Scrolls main series. With a story indirectly connected to the rest of the single-player games, The Elder Scrolls Online takes place over 1000 years before the events of Skyrim, and approximately 700 years before Morrowind and Oblivion.
Even though the game originally launched in 2014 after seven years of development, a new chapter expansion released on June 6 and featured the new location of Vvardenfell where the events of Morrowind took place. Unlike other downloadable content for Elder Scrolls Online, the Morrowind expansion could not be purchased with in-game “crown points” and instead is available as a separate title.

The Elder Scroll Online: Morrowind includes over 30 hours of additional content, with a whole new Warden player class, Vvardenfell land expansion, 12-player trials, and 4v4v4 battle mode entitled “Battlegrounds.” The battle mode is a particularly fun inclusion for multiplayer, with competitive matches against other online players spanning across three maps with several game types.

WIPEOUT OMEGA COLLECTION

For the first of two racing games featured this month, Wipeout Omega Collection is the assemblage of three titles in the Wipeout sci-fi racing series. These include Wipeout HD first released in 2008, Wipeout HD Fury an expansion for the first game released in 2009, and Wipeout 2048 from 2012. These three are the most recent releases in the Wipeout series, with seven others dating all the way back to 1995.

The Omega Collection takes these titles and enhances them for both the PS4 and PS4 Pro. This remaster improves the frame-rate to 60 FPS, fixes minor technical aspects, remasters sounds, and offers dynamic 4K with HDR support on PS4 Pro.
Each game has its own career mode, with split-screen local multiplayer and online races with up to 12 others in tournaments, single races, time trials, or Wipeout’s special zone mode. In zone mode, one player controls a ship incapable of slowing down, with speed increasing every ten seconds. The goal is to last as long as possible without destroying your ship, with this getting exceedingly harder as the speed increases.The WipEout Omega Collection is a PS4 exclusive and released on June 7.

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DIRT 4

If you’re into racing games, then here is another one for you, Dirt 4 is a rally-themed racer with enough variety to keep you playing for hours. Despite the lack of split-screen for local co-op, Dirt 4 still has some great online multiplayer modes with mainline and custom PvP matches for up to eight players.

You can also design your own courses with a new “Your Stage” feature, where you can adjust two sliders for the length of race and complexity in order for a map in five different countries to procedurally generate your chosen preference. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, why not crank both up to the max and just see how you fare?

Even though Dirt 4 has more of a focus for single-player racing than other racing games out there, there’s still enough variety with multiplayer content for you and your friends to get together online for a good time. Dirt 4 released for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on June 9.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: STORMBLOOD

The Storm blood expansion for Final Fantasy XIV (or Final Fantasy Online) has been highly anticipated for players of the mainline game. It offers a ton of new content, including an increased level cap, red mage and samurai jobs, and new quests, maps, dungeons, raids, and more.

Final Fantasy XIV released all the way back in 2010, with a remake/relaunch entitled Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn a few years later in 2013. Since then, major expansions include Heavens ward in 2015 and now Storm blood in 2017. If you have ever considered giving Final Fantasy XIV Online a try, now would defiantly be the time after this meaty new addition.

Final Fantasy XIV: Storm blood has traditional MMORPG multiplayer elements, with questing and exploring with other players likely taking up most of your time. The expansion released for PC and PS4 on June 20.

DEAD BY DAYLIGHT

If your friends have ever made you so angry you just wanted to clamp their leg in a bear trap and chase them around haunted asylums, dark and desolate forests, or abandoned junkyards, then Dead by Daylight is the game for you.

With up to four players (four is definitely the most fun), one person takes control of a deranged killer in first-person while the remaining players attempt to escape your grasp as the survivors in third-person. The goal is to get out of the enclosed areas by either repairing generators to open giant metal doors, or ducking through a tiny trap door offered as a last chance to the final remaining survivor. While trying to start the generators, you must make sure to avoid the killer at all costs by crawling, ducking, and sneaking, and if it comes to it, an all-out sprint.

There are several types of killers available, each with their own special skill. Even though the killers cannot crouch or even run, they walk at a fast pace that is even faster than a survivor’s sprint speed.

If you’re thinking this might get boring after a few tries, there’s notable variety with how games can turn out. For example, the killer can place survivors on numerous (and gruesome) hooks placed throughout the maps, but there is a chance for escape from these before death. Offering a 4% chance of survival, you can press a button to attempt to free yourself from the hook, but if it doesn’t work you only speed up your time left before you eventually bleed out and die.

Dead by Daylight has been available on PC since last year, but came to both PS4 and Xbox One on June 23. Unfortunately, there is no couch co-op since the split screen would likely cause screen-peeking by the killer in order to figure out where all the survivors are, but you can still play online with up to four people.

PORTAL 2

Science has given you a loophole. Portal 2 is a puzzle game that can be completed through the application of physics. This may sound pretty challenging, and you’d be right, but you will have a lot of fun running trial solutions to every room’s puzzle. This co-op game stands out from the others because the player has to put their brain and think a lot more than in the others whole play different games other than this.

Together, you and your friend must solve puzzles using a variety of mechanics based on physics. This is an awesome co-op game because it’s a lot of fun trial and there is more error, as the two of you try to figure out how the puzzle works and how to solve it. The gameplay is very unique and you’ll find yourself conversing with your friend over the puzzle the two of you are going to get this done.

What’s puzzling is that you may not have played this yet. This game encourages cooperation and running continuous trials. This stands out from other coop games in how the game requires you and your player 2 to solve problems. The dialogue is also incredibly quirky, making you want to keep playing.  It’s a very engaging game, so you’re sure to find a friend to play it with you.

LEFT 4 DEAD 2

For a game about the dead, it’s sure got life in it. What’s there not to like about Left 4 Dead 2? You and up to three friends must fight through a campaign, which is composed of five maps filled with zombies and “special infected” that want nothing more to kill you. There will be weapons, medical supplies, explosives, and now you will have access to melee weapons.

There are totally different ranged weapons and boosts, as well as four new survivors and new maps to choose to play. You can play against other players across a whole campaign, or five maps, trying to get higher scores. You’ll need to stick together for the best chance at surviving through each map. There is a lot of fun on multiplayer, either breaking up a great team by ambushing them as special infected or either frantically scrambling to help out your team member when you’re on the receiving end of the ambush.

You and your team better be on high-alert, because any moment could mean your team will be swarmed with a horde of zombies. This game just gives off an adrenaline rush and will have you freaking out and fighting for your life many times. The scenery also contributes to the somber mood of the game. You won’t find a better coop game that involves zombies.

GRAND THEFT AUTO V

You got to work hard to live easy. The Grand Theft Auto series always promises a good time.  Set in sunny Los Santos, the single-player campaign has you cycling through three different characters that team up to live the good life.  As you play through the game, you’ll find your inspiration in making them succeed in all the action-packed missions, and also the fact that you hope you’ll be able to get away from irritating minor characters.

In multiplayer, you will need to get your friends together to have a good time. Either work together to complete heists or take each other on in dozens of mini-games. Or maybe you all just want to drive around in a tank and blow everyone up. There is plenty to do in GTA V when you and your friends get together. Kicking back with some good friends. Be on the look-out as you and your friends play online, or else you may be surprised by other players attacking you.

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