Best online 2-player co-op game?

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#1 Posted by donalbane (16368 posts) -

I just helped my pal build a new PC, and he said he's really interested in a fun co-op game we can play together.  What are the best 2 player co-op games?  He doesn't like shooters that much, but he'll make an exception if it's a great one.

No MMOs, plz.

#2 Posted by Ghazy (90 posts) -
Battlefield 2 - Battlefield 2142 
#3 Posted by Ghazy (90 posts) -

Battlefield 2142 - BF2 ?

#4 Posted by nerd_rock_riot (191 posts) -
GRAW and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory are the two best PC CO-OP games I've ever played... the rest are just online shooters but this is true Co-op mode.... GRAW lets you play the entire single player campaign with up to Four players in co-op while Chaos Theory has five or six specially made co-op maps that are FUN with all caps for emphasis... its really freaking good
#5 Posted by Deihmos (7819 posts) -
If you are referring to true 2 player coop similiar to Gears I really don't think any exists. Maybe Doom
#6 Posted by out0v0rder (1994 posts) -

call of duty (1) and it's expansion "united offensive" are excellent (and like 20 bux)

also, get Raven Shield, humans vs 25 bots is always fun.

#7 Posted by donalbane (16368 posts) -

call of duty (1) and it's expansion "united offensive" are excellent (and like 20 bux)

also, get Raven Shield, humans vs 25 bots is always fun.

out0v0rder
Is COD co-op? I have it, but didn't know that! Also, he's not a big fan of shooters.
#8 Posted by x_boyfriend (718 posts) -

Well most Co-ops are supposedly shooters. RTS don't have co-op support other than duking it out with the A.I on online skirmish. As for RPGs, co-op play have gone the MMO route since the isometric RPG died with Dungeon Siege.

I'd recommend Rainbox Six: Vegas. The game ain't great. But with a partner, it gets crazy good. Company of Heroes (RTS) is a team oriented strategy game though, if you wanna try that out.


#9 Posted by zero9167 (14554 posts) -
Splinter cell chaos theory. it has a true 2 player coop.
#10 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12204 posts) -
SWAT 4 and Rainbow Six i guess.
#11 Posted by Cra2y (342 posts) -
Age of Empires or other RTS games

a good FPS.. Battlefield 2

As for a good singleplayer game with Co-op, not many.. Only one I can think of, is Splinter Cell games (newer ones). Also Diablo2 and similliar games.

Co-op games have died out to some degree, mainly because broadband internet is pretty much mainstream now. Games are made for internet multiplay, with less focus on co-op.

why kinda system you 2 have?
#12 Posted by donalbane (16368 posts) -

Age of Empires or other RTS games

a good FPS.. Battlefield 2

As for a good singleplayer game with Co-op, not many.. Only one I can think of, is Splinter Cell games (newer ones). Also Diablo2 and similliar games.

Co-op games have died out to some degree, mainly because broadband internet is pretty much mainstream now. Games are made for internet multiplay, with less focus on co-op.

why kinda system you 2 have?
Cra2y
I have a low-mid level system, and he has a midrange system. Too bad, I hate RTS and he hates shooters, so we're kind of in a bind. Plus he's really not into 'violence' which sucks. I love violent video games. Something with a little sword and sorcery would be good, but I don't wanna play moldy-old Diablo. I sure appreciate everyone's advice, though.

Funny, I have a lot of the games you guys mentioned, but on the 360/xbox.  I wish he had a console, but sadly, he'll never get one.  I guess he's a grown up... something I missed out on.  Guess I didn't get the memo ;)

#13 Posted by Platearmor_6 (2817 posts) -
I think Oblivion can be played on LAN or other the internet using Hamachi but I think its a mod that makes it co-op and I've also heard it can get pretty stupidly laggy.
#14 Posted by donalbane (16368 posts) -
I think Oblivion can be played on LAN or other the internet using Hamachi but I think its a mod that makes it co-op and I've also heard it can get pretty stupidly laggy.Platearmor_6
That sounds perfect... too bad I already have a 360 copy. I wonder how it works out quests/experience.
#15 Posted by Byshop (11914 posts) -

I regard a "co-op" game as a title that allows you to play through either the single player campaign or something like the single player campaign with another person.

+1 vote for Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. They dumbed down the co-op mode in Double Agent into a basic "skirmish with AI opponents" setup. SC : CT actually has dedicated co-op missions that play out like the single player maps but require teamwork to complete.

Neverwinter Nights 1 and 2 are pretty fun co-op. The game will let you play through the entire campaign with other players over LAN or the Internet (each person requires their own copy of the game, even over LAN). The previous D&D based games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate also supported network play, but didn't implement it nearly as well.

Other games allow it through mods. Doom 3 has a co-op mod that works pretty well from what I've heard. Also there's a co-op mod for the original Half Life called "Sven" that's work checking out.

-Byshop

#16 Posted by Platearmor_6 (2817 posts) -
Yer Splinter Cell Chaos Theory has some great co-op. I think its only about 4-6 missions but there good missions and not all that short.

Edit: FarCry has a mod somewhere that allows up to 4 player co-op.
#17 Posted by Aceshadow (1 posts) -
the dawn of war series is good some are up to 40 bucks tho ther rts but you can be on a team and fight AI
#18 Posted by GodLovesDead (9752 posts) -

[QUOTE="Platearmor_6"]I think Oblivion can be played on LAN or other the internet using Hamachi but I think its a mod that makes it co-op and I've also heard it can get pretty stupidly laggy.donalbane
That sounds perfect... too bad I already have a 360 copy. I wonder how it works out quests/experience.

It doesn't work. The mod isn't even close to playable and never will be.

As for coop, Rainbow Six Vegas 2's coop is amazingly well integrated. On the downside, the game sucks.