Top 10 Best Co-Op Games of 2017

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If you look from our point of view, there are two different types of games available in the market. One, which are personal, can be played by one person and depends on the story which has already been programmed in the disk. The other type is a bit more entertaining. There are games which can be played with other players online or via multiplayer. We prefer the later type because while playing with other players, you can never predict the game. Each player plays a different type of game when every time whenever they hold the remote. And one bad thing about such games is that they are really very addictive once you start playing them. And it’s not a joke, and I am not saying it just like that, I’ve actually seen people sacrificing their entire social lives over online multiplayer games such as DOTA.

Sharing gameplay with other players is a completely different feeling, however, these type of games are also not like by everyone, for obvious reasons.

Another plus point of Co-op games is that you do not need your partner around you all the time to play Co-Op games. He can connect with you online and play with you from any part of the world.

Online Co-Op games not include a lot of major titles as well as genres in gaming. There are suer FPS shooters like Call of Duty, where various people can join teams to play against each other online. It is similar to Counter Strike, but this one has thousand times better graphics and gameplay than that. There are racing games and obviously, Sports games. Popular games like EA Sports FIFA 18 allow you to play with other players from various parts of the world and even form your own customized teams to play online. Co-op games like Portal 2 and Overcooked require efforts from both the player to achieve the final goal, which is impossible to finish otherwise.

Well, we are not here to talk about features of Co-Op games but to tell you the best ones we have seen to date. Given below are the top 10 Co-Op games list which, according to us are the best Co-Op games of all time. The games are not specific to any console, and the ranking is purely based on the graphics, gameplay and other similar aspects of the game.

Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer is a strategy game which is turn-based and depends upon real-time tactics. The game has been developed by Creative Assemble, published by Sega and was released on various platforms including Windows, MacOS, Steam and Linux. Warhammer is a fantasy game which portrays Total War series along with the factions coming from Games’s Workshops Fantasy series of the same name. Not only that, it is the 10 installment of the series as well as the first tile to the Total War: Warhammer trilogy.

The game is the battle between two armies. The previous games were based on the real historical environments, but the latest version includes the environment as well as heroes from the Warhammer universe. The heroes include various living forms like mages, warriors, heroes, and monsters. The heroes and monsters can be controlled by the player or by the computer.

The story begins with Karl Franz, who is the new Emperor of the entire Empire. Things turn bad when a civil war breaks out on different parts of the empire. The main task is to retain the rule and suppress the disturbances occurring due to other realms, and finally bring peace in your Old World.

There are various Dwarfs which challenge the already existing peace by challenging the  Greenskins, the Vampires who wish to seize the throne by marching the army of the dead against the emperor.

As a player, you get four option to play as in the beginning of the game. You can either be an Empire (human), Dwarf, a Vampire (undead) or Greenskin (includes Orcs and Goblins).  There is another faction named Chaos, but that is only available to players who have pre-ordered the game or have purchased it in the first week. The Chaos is made up of evil humans as well as monsters.

There is not much difference in the map, and it is same as we saw in Total War: Attila. However, one big difference is the graphical climate and the terrain which changes when the player moves from one point to another point of the map.  If you are starting a campaign, you span from the Chaos waste present in the badlands infested with a lot of Greenskins.

 

You will also find a lot of difference when compared to the previous Total War games and the player can take part in various battles happening here and there, various players taking part as various individuals etc. The various character which possesses magical powers can change the whole course of the battle as well because of their better and much powerful abilities when compared to mortal humans and other creatures.

Warframe

Warframe is a third person shooter video game which has been developed by Digital Extremes for Xbox One, Ps4 consoles as well as for Windows operating system. The game is about the Tenno members who have been woken up after centuries from cryosleep. And after they woke up, they find themselves in the middle of a war.

In the game, you take control of one of the members of Tenno group. Following the main missions will bring you in combat with the environment. However, going through “Conclave” you will have to face another player instead. There are missions available all over the planets revolving in the solar system. You will have to travel to Europa, our own moon, Ceres, Pluto etc to complete them.  In order to get Warframes and other important items, you will have to perform various kinds of in-game activities, completing which you will receive quest or mission rewards. A player can have many types of Warframes in his or her inventory, but can only equip on at a time. In addition to that, different Warframes are made available every 4-5 month. Each and every Warframe carries 4 set of abilities which could be used during co-op play to cast damage on the enemies and to protect your allies as well. In case you do not like your Warframe, one can even modify the Warframes to adapt to match the different situations. So, if you wish to play stealth or defensive, you will have to modify few of the abilities to achieve that.

Each and every player have three weapons with him. Here is a primary, one secondary and a weapon to use for melee attacks. All of these weapons can be upgraded with the help of mods that are available. One can even join the Tennos on their mission possessing their powers. Increasing the level of abilities and weapon increase their attributes as well.

For third person experience, the camera has been positioned over the player’s shoulder or head. You also will have to combine the jump, roll, sprint and other techniques to progress through the levels. The parkour techniques make the game even more interesting and fun to play. Each and every level in the game have a different layout and the maps of these levels are generated procedurally. There will be many times when players need to solve puzzles in order to proceed in the game. If even one of the Tenno players’ faints, other Tenno can revive it. But no one revives itself if all are Tennos are already down.

There is also no limit to the modifications you can make to the game equipment since new Warframes, items and other blueprints are available in the market and could easily be purchased using Credits or micro-transactions.

Rainbow Six Siege

We are not much impressed by the gameplay looking from FPS point of view since the multiplayer mode offers the player very limited amount of shooting. However, playing with the guns still is the main attraction of the game but you can’t explore much of it in Rainbow Six Seige. Most of the time the player spends is strategizing the game along with his or her teammates, laying out a lot of different traps for the enemies and with limited chaos fights and battles.

There is no concept of re-spawning, health regeneration or something like that. Also, there are only 5 players per team which make each and every life even more important. You also need to be careful while going in and could use the drivable drone to enter first and scout instead, while you can coordinate with other team members to how to handle the situation.

The game differs from other online multiplayer games, as it encourages each and every player to prefer tactics over just bursting in and starting the combat. With Rainbox Six Siege, the developers have tried to fill in the gap that is present in most of the FPS games that we play today. This is actually a set of never ending puzzles that you need to solve by making strategies with your mates.

As a player, you can jump from a rooftop of a building, crash in from any window, bomb the entire room and what not. If you want to play mind games, you can do it as well. Detonating a false explosive or shooting for cover could distract the enemy team so that you can play along with your strategy. Needless to say, all this gameplay is available in the best graphics so that the players can come up with better strategies also by interacting with the environment.

The only negative point about this game is that there is no Campaign mode available and we would have loved to see that come as a part of the game. However, they have tried to compensate it with the help of PvP mode which offers the players a lot of options to them engaged for a lonf time. The are more than 12 maps that you get along with variable timings of the day, weapons, variable locations creating hundreds of permutations you can get. There are in total 11 situations, all with three difficulty levels to chose from. Another good thing about the game is that the players will find each and every level focusing on various objectives and scenarios. The game is an always –online game, so you need to connected to internet all the time while playing it with other players online. It looks like the gme has not been made to attract new players, but to offer a better gaming experience to their already created player and fan base.

Portal 2

If you have played Portal game in the past, we can bet that you can’t remain away from the next game of the series. Portal 2 is as exciting as Portal one, and also gives you all the answers that you might be asking at the end of the previous game like Hod di all this situation come to pass? Or what is going to happen now?

However, we were surprised to see that the developers have not adapted the concept of the previous game. As the player progress through the game, you will find the single player game merging with the co-op campaign. All that happens in the confusing but beautiful Scientific world where AI’s are speaking something and there are dialogues coming from disembodied voices. The world is a perfect combination of scientific mechanics and strategy building environment making it one of the best puzzle solving co-op multiplayer available right now.

The game starts in a single player campaign mode where you are stuck in the same place where you left of in Portal One. While trying to escape, you meet a mechanical AI robot with small hands and camera lens who accompanies you through your journey and is also the only source of entertainment you have along with your. And trust us, the robot is quite funny sometimes. Soon after that, you also get a portal gun which makes you capable of creating Portals on walls as well as ceiling where you can enter in one, and can come out of other. Well, you need not worry about that now since the game will teach you all the basic things you need to know before beginning the original missions.

Talking about the graphics of the game, Aperture Science is way better in this when compared to its predecessor. As the game become more and more challenging, you will see that better graphics has somewhat enhanced the complexity of the puzzles a bit. It is very interesting to explore such areas and find out what’s in there.

Later in the game, you also get to see new characters as well as your AI companion also evolves into a better one. There are a lot of new tools on the way which you need to use in order to solve the puzzles. So, you need to be aware of your surroundings all the time and also a careful study of the environment, using it for your benefit. Some tricky situations might hold you for some time, but that is what is interesting about puzzle games, they play with your mind.

You can play the co-op campaign with your friends by your side or online. However, the online corporative campaign is way shorter than the single player campaign mode. You can easily enjoy the game for 12-16 gameplay hours. After playing the game, you will feel that this new Portal is completely different from the previous one and its predecessor, Portal One was just a build-up for the adventures that were planned for Portal 2.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection in reality is a huge game which packs in a lot of content for the users. In total the players get a couple of RPG shooter titles along with a dozen of 12 character that could be taken up by the players. You also get a hundreds of hours of gameplay with main missions as well as the side missions.

Nothing much to talk about the game graphics, as they are simply awesome. The 1080 resolution output brings up the amazing texture and lighting what are special feature of this game. Another good thing about Borderlands is that if offers a humor element in the modern gaming. Well, its not necessary, but it play along good with the Co-operative mode.

We know that this is a pack which contains both the games i.e. Borderlands: 2 as well as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

If we compare the game with other online Co-op game available out there, Borderlands is a way better shooter game, with a good mixture of skill progression and gear usability. There is a special zany skill tree, that makes the simulation and gameplay of a new player really fund to play even after you have invested hundreds of hours in it. This tress also makes the player play different type of strange playstyle, only if you wish to have a huge ability or power in return.

Talking about the second game, it is way inconsistent when compared to the previous version. However, if you are playing multiplayer, you will have to split your screen in order to play together. There is this drawback, other wise we definitely love the way things have set up which wont let you get bored even after you have played the game over and over for hours.

All in all we would like to say that the package is a complete treat for players wo love Co-op games. In case you are planning to but the the game, we would recommend you to buy the package instead, since, the package downloads the content downloads the DLC from both the games.

Gears of War 4

We really thought that the developers wont be able to continue after the last installment to the Gears of War game Gears of War: Judgement. The game didn’t perform well in the market as well, but as we were about to lose all hopes in the game, Gears of War: 4 changed the way we have been playing it all along. The new version of the game features superb battle sequences, hint of humor and a superb Co-op mode to play with your friends.

One of the best thing about Gear of War games is that one can blast their enemies badly using heavy weapons and machinery.

You might find the new Gears of War 4 a reboot of the previous games. However, there is a very little change in that because this game basically is made one and one purpose only, i.e. kill and kill. The story of the game starts with a character named Marcus Fenix. Marcus is a patrogonist coming from the previous games and who is also held captive by the enemies. It is good to see that the developers have upgraded the monster hunters that include Marcus’s son J.D., Del walker and Kait Diaz.  All the players play the game and enter the combat in full on confidence. This is something you will sense from their talks.

The third person shooter view makes the game familiar if you have played the previous versions of the series as well. The battling sequences are not much exhilarating and you won’t find yourself tired after getting into one or after completing one.

The parkour techniques and the covering have been improved in the latest installment of Gears of War and is way more fluid as well as intuitive than it was in the old game. However, there is time when the players need to come up with a strategy to accomplish a particular mission, as well. The shootouts are really very intense and will give you a high definition experience of the environment leaving you breathless in the end.

We found the game way more interesting and fun in the co-op mode. There are some new multiplayer modes added as well like Arms Race, Escalation and Dodgeball. All these modes offer a different type of gameplay to the online users offering an interesting twist to the PvP co-op action. Gears of War 4 has been the best game of the franchise till now, and if you have already played and loved the previous games, you should definitely give this game a shot.

The Division

The Division is a beautiful game to play. There are endless missions to play along with the side missions and the MMO feature spices up the game even more. However, there is not much difference in the gameplay that we have seen in the previous installments of the game, and the major improvement is basically seen in the graphics and game development. So, if you have already hated the franchise, there is no new reason to play it until and unless you wish to ty the online co-op mode. But for the game lovers, The Divison is a treat.

Some of you might know about this game, and if yes,  you would agree that this game is really crazy.  We are talking about the Overcooked game that was published by Team 17, developed by Ghost Town games and was released in August 2016 for Xbox one PC and PlayStation 4.

Overcooked

Overcooked is a very simple game and that is the thing that most of the players actually like about it.  Possessing very easy controls an excellent approach, the game offers you really amazing experience when played with family or friends.

You play the role of a cook in the game, and along with 3 other cooks, you need to fulfill the orders coming in quickly as well as correctly as possible.  At the same time, you also need to take care to not to get into other cook’s way and also not torching your restaurant on fire. There are times when your restaurant can catch fire, but you get a fire extinguisher to take care of such situations.

The game is not as easy as it might sound.  Let us give you an example.  Let’s say you want to make a hamburger. For that, you will require a patty, a lettuce, a tomato, and a bun. Looks easy but it is not. In order to set up the dish, you will need a clean plate.  To get a clean plate you will have to scrub it and some other cook needs to prepare the meat.  You also need to keep in mind the time for which you should heat the meat, otherwise, it will burn if you leave it on the burner for a long period of time. By the time the meat is getting cooked you also need to cut the vegetables and prepare other things as well.

Completing all the tasks at super speed and that too in a very small space without hindering each other’s work requires really good skill.  Deliver a good burger or other dishes for extra points and then move on to the next order that you will find already in queue and be expiring fast.  The difficulty of the game increases as the player crosses each level.

The game might frustrate you at times but you need to keep your mind calm and work according to a plan. And with cold mind and giving proper directions to your team, you can fulfill each order within time and also in the best way possible.  Each and every level has its own strategy that the player needs to discover and work accordingly.

The players have an option to play the game alone as well as with other friends, but one thing that we didn’t like about Overcooked is that Overcooked does not have any online multiplayer support.  You will have to call over your friends or family to play along with you as second third or fourth player in the game.  The absence of online multiplayer does cause some pain but that does not change the fact that Overcooked is one of the best co-op multiplayer game that we have seen in the recent time. It is simple fun, exciting game that should get your attention if you really love playing co-op multiplayer games.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 dead was a really entertaining game that was released back in 2008. Just a year later the developers of Left 4 Dead came up with the next version of the game, i.e.  Left 4 Dead 2, which resembled its predecessor in terms of concept.  In left for Dead 2 the players need to make the way through the infected dead zombies with the help of other players fighting against the powerful living dead alongside you, and at the sametime executing the intrepid survivors.  One of the biggest problems with Left 4 Dead was that it had very limited content to play.   However, this problem was resolved in the second installment of the series.

Left for Dead 2 features 5 unique campaign maps that the players can play across in 5 different gaming modes.  When compared to the previous version, maps and modes are a lot more diverse, a lot more exciting as well as a lot more detailed than the predecessor game.  The second game was all in all a big improvement on the original game in each and every aspect.  It featured new items, new weapons, new survivors as well as new enemies. One of the best thing that we found in the original Left 4 Dead was the action sequence, which remains unaltered even in Left 4 Dead 2.  It would be wrong to say that the action is an unaltered, instead, it’s an improvement and a lot more impressive when compared to the first part.

The main feature of Left 4 Dead 2 is this set of 5 campaign maps that take the players through different locations based in the Deep South.  The players can play in the flooded suburbs, catastrophic City Streets, the murky swamplands etc., areas which have been developed using clever designs that hint the direction the players need to take in order to progress in the game.

The developers have added four new survivors to the game.  This new group of survivors is a lot more talkative as well as alive when compared to the first ones.  One of them is Keith who is always going to make you chuckle while on the other hand, Ellis’ stories are really crazy to listen.  There’s a whole new lot of guns as well.  Now you can choose between different shotguns pistols, assault Rifles as well as submachine guns.  All these new guns make the gunplay even more interesting and full of action.  There are many weapons like a cricket bat, a frying pan, a fire Axe, and a crowbar that take the one on one fights with the Zombies to a whole new level. However, in order to use his weapons, you need to go closer to the Zombies which increases the risk factor for your health as well.

giving special focus to the melee weapons, they are a lot more fun to use when compared to normal weapons.  also when you’re using a melee weapon, these zombies die in a very entertaining me when you chop off their body parts or blow a hole through them.

The enemy has been enhanced as well in the left 4 Dead 2.  Apart from the normal Zombies,  there are some which possess special powers as well.  For example, there is a jockey that can jump on your head in order to steer you off your course.  After that there is a spitter that sticks out a deadly acid on the ground to block your way.  There is also a charger that directly rams into you in order to take you away from your initial position and throw you on the ground far away.

Left 4 Dead 2 features another special versus mode in which that player can take the role of the survivor as well as the infected.  While you are on the infected side,  you as well as your team of players can plan out an attack to take the survivors out.  So the versus more needs a lot more co-op between the players of the team for carrying out a well-planned attack so that nobody is left alive.

Left 4 Dead 2 is not a new game but still is one of the most popular co-op multiplayer that we have out in the market.  Obviously, it is way better than the initial Left 4 Dead game the new weapons campaign and different moods make it a lot more entertaining as well as engaging for the Gamers.  The best way to enjoy this game is to play it with friends. Players can even integrate it online to play it with other online players.

Borderlands 2

 

Borderlands 2 is really a superb shooting game.  The game has been highly influenced by Diablo, but it’s a different approach to loots over. The player in the game has almost uncountable number of weapons that could be found in the Pandora region.  Discovering these weapons as well as sharing them with your friends is just the little part that we love about this game.

If you are trying to play Borderlands alone, we would not stop you but would like to inform you that it is really a bit boring.  It is a huge as well as long game in which the plan is to travel around to different areas to fetch the quests dealing with a lot of other useless activities.  However, as soon as you switch to the multiplayer mode, Borderlands 2 is one of the best co-op shooting games that you can play right now.  In the multiplayer co-op mode you along with your friends need to take down the mob, which is a lot more heroic task than strategic gameplay.  Not only that, the player has an option to assign the MMO roles to each and every player on the team for playing a tactical game.  Exploring the entire Pandora is time-consuming and a tiring job but full of adventure.  We would recommend you to play the single-player mode only if you love playing adventure games.  But if you are into shooting an online multiplayer gaming, we are sure that you are going to get addicted to its online play.

Scott
 

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