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Best PC Co-Op Games of All Time



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The Co-Op game is a type of game that many players can enjoy. Whether you and your friends tackle a common goal that makes these games tremendous or has some intrinsic value, they are phenomenal. The PC is a space that has caused these types of games to flourish in the past. The PC offers many of the most remarkable experiences players can enjoy with friends. So without further ado, here are the Best PC Co-Op games of all time.

5. Portal 2

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Portal 2 is a fantastic puzzler that offers friends to join in on the fun. The game tasks players with completing various physics-based puzzles throughout the game. The satirical and witty banter between players and the AI GlaDOS is often hilarious and should be enjoyed alongside friends. While the game does have a single-player offering, it is when players tackle these puzzles with friends that the game truly shines. Players are given portal guns to solve mind-bending puzzles throughout the game.

Players will use their respective portal guns to solve puzzles to finish the campaign. As well as have a few laughs along the way. With brilliant dialogue and excellent voice acting, Portal 2 shows that characters can become iconic and memorable even if they aren't necessarily the game's primary focus. In addition, the gameplay of Portal 2 improves upon its predecessor in many ways, with puzzles becoming more challenging and increasing in mechanical difficulty. Finally, Portal 2 is a game that tests players' minds and ability to work together, making it one of the best co-op games on PC.

4. Cuphead

Cuphead is a phenomenal platformer that harkens back to games of old. The game, inspired by early animations, has a unique aesthetic all its own. This game does not only get by on good looks, but the gameplay for Cuphead also is excellent, and one of the main reasons players still play the game to this day. The game begins with the player character Cuphead making a deal with the Devil after gambling at a casino. This begins the hero's journey to gather soul contracts for the Devil to say Cuphead and his brother Mugman's souls.

The gameplay of Cuphead is also nostalgic in its presentation, with the game playing like a challenging platformer of old with little to no hand-holding. The difficulty in the game is certainly not for the faint of heart, which makes it all the more enjoyable to tackle with a friend. Having a friend makes the game slightly more manageable, but it is still not a title to be taken lightly. The level design within the game is also gorgeous, with hand-drawn backgrounds to enjoy. All in all, Cuphead is a gem of a game and should be enjoyed with friends.


3. It Takes Two

It Takes Two is an incredibly charming game to play with friends. The game is built from the ground up to be a cooperative experience for all players to enjoy. It is also a bonus that this game is exceptionally kid-friendly, which adds to its accessibility. The game is primarily a puzzle platformer but occasionally strays into other genres throughout the journey. Through this journey, we grow to understand and sympathize with our main characters, May and Cody.

May and Cody are a married couple currently going through marital issues, causing much strain on their family. However, it is against this backdrop that a bit of magic happens. Following an argument, May and Cody are turned into dolls by magic. Following this, they must learn to work together and truly love each other again. Players will find that this is one of the best co-op games you can play on PC, built from the foundation for that purpose. This game indeed has a lot of heart and should be enjoyed by as many people as possible. Making It Takes Two a shoo-in for one of the best PC co-op games.

2. Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 is all about making a game feel as fun as possible. The zombie survival shooter was once one of the staples of the zombie shooter genre in the Xbox 360 and PS3 generations of consoles. The gameplay loop within this game has been perfected. With the game being available on PC, now there are endless possibilities through the power of modding, adding hours and hours of content to an already excellent game. Left 4 Dead 2 is one of the best times you can have with friends in a video game.

Facing wave after wave of zombies, throwing yourself up against the horde and its memorable cast of creatures has never felt better. With iconic enemy designs like the Boomer and The Witch, Left 4 Dead 2 certainly stands out. The mission design within the game also plays up the more tense moment-to-moment gameplay. So many moments feed into the feeling of dread when you frighten the horde. In conclusion, Left 4 Dead 2 is a fantastic co-op game that has stood the test of time and shows how fun these games can be with friends.

1. Borderlands 3Borderlands Easter Eggs

Borderlands 3 is a zany journey through many enemies in search of loot. However, the game has retained the off-the-wall action and humor for which the series is known. It is within this crazy world that players once again play as Vault Hunters, which have a range of four classes to choose from. Whether you play as the tanky berserker or the sneaky hunter, all classes are viable and offer your friends the chance to pick a type different from yours.

The story of Borderlands 3 might leave a bit to be desired compared to other entries in the series. However, the gameplay is as solid as ever. It is within this gameplay loop of shooting and looting that Borderlands 3 thrives. Players can easily get caught up in the onslaught of enemies and need the help of a friend. This lends itself well to cooperative gameplay and can offer hours upon hours of entertainment. If it is guns you are after, no game has more guns, as Borderlands 3 offers a staggering one billion weapons. Altogether, Borderlands 3 is the quintessential co-op experience with friends and should be tackled with a good friend by your side.


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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.