Top 10 Co-op Multiplayer PC Games of the Last 10 Years


10.
Opening our list of the Top 10 Best PC Local
Multiplayer Games is Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Looks like the future has finally arrived,
at least for the fans of Gene Roddenberry’s
legendary science fiction series.
Step inside the command center of the USS
Aegis and go on bold voyages across the uninhabited
reaches of the final frontier.
Ubisoft’s adaptation give us an up close look
on the everyday lives of the Star Trek Bridge
crew as they venture in search of new homeworlds.
It’s a co-op simulation that lets you and
your friends play as Captains, Helms, Tacticals,
and Engineers to your very own ship.
Handle the mishaps that surround space navigation,
and prepare for splendid hours of very loud
teamwork.
Whether you’ll be as levelheaded as Captain
Picard, as logical as Spock, or as hammy as
Shatner’s Captain Kirk is all entirely up
to you.
Put on your starfleet uniforms and explore
the vastness of outerspace.
A strategic RPG simulation that tests communication
and coordination, it has a PlayScore of 7.98.
9.
Farming Simulator 17
As fun as it is to live the life of a farmer
on your own, Giants Software’s 2017 edition
of their tranquil farm simulator lets you
bask in the soft glow of country life along
with your friends.
With this edition, you’ll be able explore
new horizons in the world of virtual farming.
With over 250 different farming vehicles,
and all the high end equipment from 75 world-famous
manufacturers.
Farming Simulator 17 offers an even more immersive
experience for all of you would-be agriculturists.
Plan your yearly crop cycles with brand new
seeds like soy beans and colorful sunflowers,
or get in the driving mood by transporting
your goods with trucks, trains, and more.
And, as your farm grows bigger, so does your
country life families.
Invite your friends over to your beautiful
acres in one of the richest multiplayer experiences
for up 16 different players.
With a passionate community for farming, husbandry,
and sweet, sweet mods, it has a PlayScore
of 8.03.
8.
Full Metal Furies
Following their roguelike adventures in Rogue
Legacy, the indie developer Cellar Door Studios
moves back into the spotlight with this exciting
new title.
Dubbed as a “true-cooperative” action RPG,
it offers a stimulating cartoon environment
for organized violence.
With their unique combat system, teamwork
and coordination is definitely a must.
Bring along up to three of your friends to
the crazy misadventures, and struggle together
against the ferocious monsters of this world.
Whether you wanna play on the couch, or online,
there’s plenty of enjoyment for everyone to
unpack.
Pick from their collection of classes, each
with their own set of skills and abiliities.
Keep on your toes and watch each other’s backs
as you fend off wave after wave of colorcoded
baddies together.
It even has a mode for the solitary types,
with its pick-2 system that will let you enter
the battlefield with 2 self-controlled party
members.
It has a PlayScore of 8.27
7.
Rivals of Aether
Enter the elemental arenas of this indie fighting.
Like an answer to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros,
Rivals of Aether brings the brawling action
to the PC.
It puts an twist to the fighting formula with
a selection of Champions that represent the
four elements.
Dive into their mythical story mode, and watch
as Fire, Earth, Water, and Air collide along
with their selection of 8 powerful fighters.
Go on adventures with the fiery feline, Zetterburn;
make a splash in the waterworld with the playful
Orcane; or master the skies as the ace flier
Wrastor.
Aside from their story mode, there’s also
plenty of action the game’s multiplayer modes.
Go toe to toe in the competitive versus modes,
or learn to work hand in hand against the
waves of shadowy enemies in Abyss Mode.
With both local and online multiplayer modes,
there’s a lot of fun to be had.
Looking straight out of classic consoles with
their beautifully detailed pixel landscapes,
Rivals of Aether is excellent title in terms
of graphics and gameplay.
It has a PlayScore of 8.32.
6.
Dungeon Defenders
Although Trendy Entertainment hasn’t had the
best reputation, they’ve definitely struck
gold with their cooperative action RPG title.
Released in 2011, Dungeon Defenders has since
garnered wide acclaim for their simple and
yet cleverly addictive multiplayer offerings.
Take your pick among their four distinctive
classes and take arms against the burgeoning
evils of the land of Etheria.
One of its greatest assets is its fusion of
action RPG elements with the captivating confusion
of the tower defense genre.
Invite up to three of your friends to either
online or local coop and bask in the exhilarating
chaos of their cel-shaded world.
With a diverse array of enemies and bosses
to defeat, there’s always something to do
here, making it a prime venue to for friends
to sit back and slay monsters.
Go on dangerous missions in four difficulty
levels, collect legendary loot, and find your
best buddy among their variety of pets.
It has a PlayScore of 8.37.
5.
Sonic Mania
Reuniting one of the greatest friendships
of the arcade era, SEGA flashes back to the
glory days of the Sonic series in this fantastic
new title.
Roll around their familiar loops, come face
to face with brand new bossesand discover
the new secrets of this remastered form.
This edition adds more to the ring-collecting
mix with new surprises packed into their new
and olf stages.
With Dr. Robotnik up to his old tricks, it’s
up to Sonic and the gang to stop it before
it’s too late.
It’s a title that marvels at the power of
today’s technology, delivering the same old
Sonic action that’s now free from the limitations
of their old platforms.
Breathing new life to the renowned classics,
witness its rebirth with HD graphics and buttery
smoooth 60fps.
With these new improvements comes the return
of the well-loved local co-op mode that lets
you invite Tails into your dazzling journey.
Celebrating an icon in videogame history,
it has a PlayScore of 8.48.
4.
Assault Android Cactus
If Witch Beam’s frenetic twin stick shooter
is any indication, then it’s safe to say that
the future of PC couch gaming is secured.
This multiplayer indie title has gotten everyone
all agog for its bullet hell shooting action
set in their futuristic environments.
Perfecting the easy to pick and hard to master
formula, Assault Android Cactus urges you
to gather round the couch and take on the
trials of the projectile laden stages.
Choose from their roster 9 adorable androids
and go on a race against time as you defend
your space freighters from robot destruction.
As batteries drain by the second, you’ll be
forced to think on your feet–avoiding the
rain bullets, while maximizing your damage
input.
It’s a smooth blend of tropes from both western
and japanese shooters, creating a polished
and completely absorbing title.
An exquisite four-player multiplayer for your
next squad outing, It has a PlayScore of 8.57.
3.
Trine 2
As dreamy as the original was, this sequel
to the fantastical puzzle adventure has far
exceeded its moderate success.
An indie title from Frozenbyte, This puzzle
game is an open-ended masterpiece that challenges
you to make your own choices.
Play the iconic roles of wizard, thief, and
knight in the simultaneous coop mode, and
uncover the secrets of their dark and vibrant
world.
Form your trio of adventurers and use your
unique skills to surmount the troubles that
lie ahead.
With the complete story edition providing
the definitive Trine 2 experience, unpack
the juiciest bits of their newest expansions.
Take a look inside the mysterious realm of
Goblins, and explore the gilded caverns of
the reclusive Dwarves.
Praised for its beautiful graphics and smart,
side-scrolling design, it’s a fun adventure
to undertake along with your bravest companions.
It has a PlayScore of 8.84.
2.
Minecraft
Ever since its debut back in 2011, Minecraft
has made strides in the gaming community.
From ushering a new era of twitch and youtube
streaming, as well as becoming an outlet for
creatives to pursue their wildest imaginations.
Mojang’s sandbox videogame is a viral sensation,
making waves on almost every relevant platform
today.
Step inside the world of voxel and roam around
its vast Neptunian consisting of over a bajillion
varieties of cubes and creatures.
Other than the Minecraft as a channel for
creativity, it’s also famous for its survival
mode that pits you against the threats of
the low-poly universe.
Craft items out of all the resources at your
disposal.
Create weapons, build homes, and live out
your days in the treacherous wilderness.
While it might need a bit of work to bring
in your friends for local co-op, it’s definitely
worth the few minutes of setting up to share
in the cube and creep destruction.
It has a PlayScore of 8.89.
Here are the runners-up before we reveal the
number one:
11.
JumpJet Rex Hype it up in this pixel fuelled
2D platformer about a jetpacking t-rex.
Hover, dash, and boost your way through his
high-flying world.
It has a PlayScore of 7.98.
12.
Action Henk A multiplayer platformer that’s
loaded with adrenaline pumping craziness.
Take on the role of 90s action figures and
become the king of the racetrack.
It has a PlayScore of 7.94.
13.
Spintires: MudRunner The enhanced version
of the classic Spintires.
Face the bumps of the offroad landscapes in
the ultimate offroad simulation.
It has a PlayScore of 7.62.
14.
Tiny Brains Combining puzzles and action into
one satisfying multiplayer experience.
Follow the lives of extraordinary labrats
and prepare for some puzzling excitement.
It has a PlayScore of 7.5.
15.
Moon Hunters This indie adventure doubles
as a personality test that let you decide
your legacy in their Mesopotamian inspired
universe.
A compelling journey that’s best experienced
with friend, it has a PlayScore of 7.44
1.
And
the best Local Co-op game on the PC is Cuphead
Aside from winning Best Indie Game and Best
Art Direction at last year’s Game Awards,
Studio MDHR’s breakout title became one of
the viral hits of 2017 due to the punishing
difficulty behind its whimsical artstyle.
Inspired by the equal parts enchanting and
disturbing cartoons of 1930s, this run and
gun shooter offers a masterclass in videogame
design.
The studio’s dedication to the project shows
in their meticulously illustrated characters,
sets, and animations.
With its series of bossfights and run and
gun stages, you’ll have to rely on your reflexes,
skill, and muscle memory to achieve the sweet
release of victory.
As fun and delightfully frustrating as its
single player story mode is, Cuphead’s built-in
local co-op mode turns it into a companionate
experience.
This not only doubles the enjoyment, but also
gives a strategic layer to the adventure and
adds more volume to your disgruntled screams.
A devilishly charming action game, it has
a PlayScore of 9.08.

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