Here at MMORPG, we see MMO as the pinnacle of social gaming, with players meeting their friends online multiple times per week to search, kill mobs, enter dungeons, and raid the boss to chase gold and equipment. However, MMOs can take a long time with static groups, raid schedules, and clan obligations that must be met regardless of what’s going on in the real world.
What is one to do when your MMO commitments get too demanding and you just want a break without completely giving up on the social aspect of the game? The answer is simple – invite a few friends and get in on some co-op multiplayer action. By making the most of your multiplayer experience, you fulfill your commitment and obligation to keep up with hundreds or thousands of other players. If one or two of your MMO raid groups can’t make it, it’s a wasted day. If someone can’t make it to your regularly scheduled Wednesday night collab, who cares? Play without them knowing they won’t fall behind without them there.
With so many casual (versus MMO) co-op games out there, which should you and your friends try? We’ve put together a list of the 10 best co-op games to play when you’re exhausted from MMOs. To make sure you don’t stray too far from your favorite genre, we’ve focused on games that include many of the same elements you’ll find in an MMO. This means everything from crafting, building, fighting, even a bit of role-playing. So don’t expect to find Overcooked or It Takes Two on this list (although they’re also great games). And be sure to let us know which games we missed in the comments.
If crude humor and fart jokes are your style, then Borderlands 3 could be the perfect shooter for you and your friends. However, don’t think you won’t find an official loot shooter here. Is not, Borderlands 3 offers a story full of colorful characters, fast action and more loot than you will know what to do. And with four vault hunters to choose from, you and your friends are sure to have a good time battling across Pandora and beyond. And in case you want a little D&D with your Borderlands, don’t forget to check it out Tiny Tina’s Wonderland when it’s released on March 25th.
With the release of the latest expansion, Fate 2 are back in the limelight. Bungie worked diligently to address all of the player concerns when it first launched in 2017, and critics almost agreed that Witch Queen Expansion is the pinnacle of the franchise (see our review this). There’s really never been a better time to jump into the loot shooter. If you’re not quite ready to trust the reviewers and drop $40 that you can’t see, you can download the free version to play and experience what Fate 2 must provide for yourself.
In a post-apocalyptic world, you want someone to back you up. And whether you’re taking a fun afternoon stroll through DC or trying to lower Lord of New York, the more firepower you have to fight, the better. Like most other shooters, 4 groups of players will be enough to take on most of what 2nd Division will throw at you, but a party of 8 will be required if you want to make the toughest raids and earn the best gear for your character.
Not only Demeo offers a great tabletop RPG experience, but it does the same in VR. Demeo not Dungeons & Dragons, though. With a simpler set of rules and the lack of vast world campaign settings, Demeo provide dungeon crawling that resembles those found in board games like HeroQuest or the hit video game Glove. With the ability to shrink your avatar down to a miniature size and see the board and pieces up close and personal, Demeo offers a level of immersion you can’t find in a typical countertop setup. With cross-play, you can gather your friends for a static group or join a random group regardless of whether they’re playing through PC VR or Quest, and friends who don’t own your headset will be able to play together without using VR PC version arrives on Steam on April 7.
When the indie survival game Valheim Launched on February 2, 2021, it took the world by storm. Although the popular Viking theme doesn’t matter, Valheim’s increasing accessibility through things like visual crafting and replacing the negative effects (including death) of not eating with measures that positively support doing so made it became a quick hit. It’s okay to play solo, but the real fun begins when you join a team of up to 10 players to assemble, craft, build, and destroy some of Odin’s greatest enemies as you strive to win. favored by the Allfather.
I played it. You played it (don’t try to deny it). Everyone played it. With over 200 million sales across console, PC and mobile, it’s hard to believe there’s a gamer out there who hasn’t played yet. Minecraft at one time or another. But have you played it with a group of friends? If not, you should. I mean, when you go to the park and play in the sandbox, isn’t it more fun when other kids play with you? The same goes for the last sandbox game.
Qualified is a unicorn in the base building genre. You don’t need to defend against waves of enemies. You don’t have to rush production to prepare for a Zerg. In fact, aside from some creatures to farm for resources, the only thing that can kill you in Qualified is an accidental fall from the top of a building or cliff. Qualified It’s not about safety of numbers, so why is playing co-op better than solo? Because there’s so much to build on, you’ll go crazy trying to do it all yourself. That, and you’ll want a Steve to blame when your factory isn’t running at peak performance. It’s always Steve’s fault.
Don’t starve together
Due to the begging and pleading of the fans Don’t starve, Klei Entertainment has taken on their quirky survival genre and added multiplayer support so you can bring your five best friends along if you’re trying not to starve. And if you don’t have five friends, you can always go public with your game and recruit some new BFFs as you explore a world unfamiliar enough to make you afraid of the dark.
Back to 4 health
Turtle Rock Studio, creators The remaining 4 people died franchise, is back with more of a first-person shooter’s messy situations Back to 4 health. You and your three friends are the Cleaners, the few remaining immune to the parasite that has turned the rest of humanity into Ridden. Each of the eight available cleaners has its own custom traits that will help your team battle through multiple missions, each harder than the last.
At first glance, Terraria might look like a 2D version of Minecraft. There’s a lot of crafting, base building, and digging going on, and digging straight down can quickly lead to untimely death. However, don’t let the primitive 2D graphics fool you; Terraria pack in more ways than the original eye. There are NPCs to rescue those who will move to your base. Terraria also packed tons of weapons and some of them are just as fantastical as weird. And you’ll need those weapons to beat all the encounters and bosses you come across. So grab a few friends and start digging!
Bonus Game – Minecraft Dungeons
You may have noticed the lack of classic ARPGs on this list, and there’s a good reason for that. In general, co-op in games like Diablo, Road exile, and any other ARPG is an afterthought that doesn’t enhance gameplay. In addition to the category, I am adding Minecraft Dungeons as a bonus game for one simple reason: it’s a great gateway game to introduce the rest of your family to the “real” game. DRAWeveryone played MinecraftTherefore MC Dungeons offers a familiarity that can entice family members and friends into other genres and once they get a feel for what games other than Minecraft have to offer, you can introduce them to your favorite co-op game with a real chance for them to stay.
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