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.
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
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.
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 ;)
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.