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Best 5 local co-op PC games?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Surfer, 18 Sep 2015.

  1. Surfer

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    Nephew is visiting tmw and thought i would introduce him to PC gaming. He is used to stuff like Gears Of War and Call of Duty as he has a x360. So we have played that kinda stuff on the 360 but i thought here's my chance to convert him to the PC master race.

    Which games do you recommend for co-op/2 player for the PC ? And are maybe available for download now? :D
    We have 2 xbox 360 pads.

    I thought maybe left for dead 2? does that do co-op from the same system?
     
  2. MatTheCat

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    Forget it for Co-Op gaming on PC.

    Very very little out there. Left 4 Dead 2, works, but only with hax, as does Borderlands 2. The only AAA title I have played Co-Operatively on PC was Portal 2.

    Future titles look as though they will be increasingly given the same Co-Op features as console games, as I guess devs begin to realise that more and more PC gamers are hooking their system up to big TV in front room and playing on gamepad.

    I am looking forward to Divinity Original Sin Enchanced Edition meself.
     
  3. Haggisman

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    Trine and the Lego games are local co-op, but otherwise, as MatTheCat has said, there's not much without a lot of tweaking/hacking
     
  4. weyland yutani

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    Broforce is a riot in 2player co-op, though not very complex or refined.
     
  5. cheesyboy

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  6. uksoldierboy

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    I'd give him a tour de force of what the PC is capable of surfer, could do a graphics run

    Crysis 3

    Arma 3 for its scale and realism

    Project cars for its awesomeness and things like trine

    Maybe then switch it up and show him games that have big communities, dota 2, Lol, wow etc

    Then finish of with a combo of modded games aka skyrim.
     
  7. Envoy

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    Geometry Wars and Rocket League are two good multiplayers.
     
  8. Bloomfield

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    Yep, definitely give Rocket League a try.
     
  9. Surfer

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    I have Trine so i will have a shot of that. Broforce looks fun so might get that.

    Have plenty of other games on the pc to wow him with hopefully.

    Mad Max
    GTAV
    Dark Souls
    Dishonored
    Shadow of Mordor
    Witcher 2

    and then i'll bring out the big guns.. the Oculus Rift DK2 :)
     
  10. MatTheCat

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    Cos 2D side scrolling platformer games are really 'showing off' PC gaming...

    Face it, when it comes to Co-Op gameplay, PC gamers are scraping the bottom of the barrel. If you are into Co-Op gameplay, then don't game on PC.
     
  11. Haggisman

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    Unless you have a second PC/Monitor/Desk etc. set up, in which case they utterly destroy consoles in every way possible :p

    Unfortunately most people don't tend to have 2 gaming spec PCs in their house :(
     
  12. Emo_hug

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    would magika? fill the bill?
     
  13. Socaddict

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    Gauntlet
    Forced
    Serious Sam 3 BFE
    Left 4 Dead 1/2 with some minor hacking
    Borderlands 2/TPS (with some minor hacking again)
    Trine 1/2
    Portal 2 supports it natively
    Get some Worms going?

    Honestly where the PC shines is in things like RTS LAN co-op. DoW 2 supports this and is excellent played this way, as does Red Alert 3.
    Portal 2 co op
     
  14. Ravenger

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    Lara Croft and the Guardian of light is also local co-op.

    Had a lot of fun with the Lego games in local co-op on PC too.
     
  15. Devrij

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    Trine 3 in 4k 3d. That does show off pc if you ask me, and it's a good laugh too. Rocket league as well I think does local coop and is hilarious fun.
     
  16. Mercutio

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    Borderlands 2 definitely does co-op. For something fairly fun/brainless that looks nice...

    Rome total war 2 has a 2 player campaign mode, it needs a VERY healthy network between the 2 machines though and is a bit prone to drop outs or long syncs to recover from near dropouts.

    Starcraft 2 (I think) has some 2 player campaign stuff, if not currently then the last part (legacy of the void) certainly does. (Called "Protos mode", 2 players, same base+forces which.... actually sounds kinda awesome imo).

    GTA5 is a good call.
    Plenty of MMO's that are.... effectively co-op if you like. You could load up one of free ones (like Tera) and play some new characters together. Same with path of exile (tho... not QUITE MMO).
     
  17. Haggisman

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    These all rely on having 2 pcs though, from the OP it seems he only has 1
     
  18. rubberduck

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    Picked up Gauntlet for under £4. Amazing game and I can imagine it being really fun co-op.
     
  19. jamiehavok

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    forgot an obvious one, Ultra Street fighter iv! and sports games like fifa are good for local play.
     
  20. Hzza

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    Jamestown (shmup from a few years back) has pretty good local co-op. Can't think of any others off the top of my head...