Best cooperative games--any platform!

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by phanboyjohn, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. phanboyjohn macrumors member

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    Hi folks!

    I'm looking to expand my library with games to play with my friends and my other half. The best multiplayer games (IMHO) are coop multiplayer games, of any genre, but they're relatively few and far between.

    What are your favorites? I only own a Wii (Wii and Gamecube compatibility) and a PS2 (and of course, a wonderful Mac), but I'm curious as to your favorites. Most of the great games that come to mind have pretty solid single player, sometimes even fantastic multiplayer, but rarely co-op multiplayer.
     
  2. jcarm24 macrumors regular

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    My room mate and I played a lot of the Conflict series (Desert Storm II and Global Terror). They're not fantastic games but fun for us. We also played some FIFA co-op soccer quite a bit. These games you can find pretty cheap now for PS2.
     
  3. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    My vote for the current set o games goes to Rainbow Six Vegas whether u play 360 or PS3. My fav all time is Halo 1 - we got that warthog in places that dumbfound people to this day. Obviously I can't wait till 4player Halo3 Co-op.
     
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    Rainbow 6 Vegas, or Resistance, you cannot beat a 40 person online deathmatch :)

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    The GRAW's, R6V, or GoW... but you can't beat a tactical shooter with a squad full of mates. Brilliant experience. As long as one of you doesn't decide to go "lone wolf" everytime.....
     
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    Those were fun I thought Marvel Alliace was a horrible abomination - I beat galactus I beat the game where is the the surfer!!!! I got everybody else
     
  9. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Mario Strikers Charged...vs or Co-Op it will be fun.


    Star Wars Battle Front 2(PS2)

    Contra 3 Alien Wars on Wii(VC) is lots of fun...as is Gunstar Heros.

    Both Co-Op tons of fun!
     
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    Star Wars: Rebel Strike for cube. It has the entire game of Star Wars: Rouge Leader remade for co-op in it. It's awesome.
     
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    Seconded.
     
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    It totally counts, but only if you have 3 players.

    I play this with my wife and a friend (when he visits). She's not quite as good as either of us, so playing 2 vs 1 is really fun, especially when we adjust Friendly Fire on-off and suicide cost for handicap purposes.
     
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    I'm sorry but it has to be said, Resistance runs circles around GeOW's online capabilities. :p ;)

    40 players no lag no framedrops more carnage bigger levels

    'nuf said :p

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  16. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    In its defense - Gears isn't a traditional deathmatch multiplayer shooter though like Resistance, therefore I wouldn't really expect the feature-richness of R:FoM with Gears. ;)

    40 player DM does sound incredibly fun though, albeit bordering on levels of insanity in terms of all the stuff going on at once. Have you played a full server yet? I wonder how long you live before dying and having to respawn with 39 other people running around. :D
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    If I'm being modern and trendy I say Half Life 2 team deathmatch.

    But I won't.

    Streets of Rage 2. After a decade I'm still playing co-op on this and loving the friggin face off it.
     
  18. Coded-Dude macrumors 6502a

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    Contra (two player offline is still coop)
    Double Dragon
    Goldeneye
    Golden Axe
    Guitar Hero
    Twisted Metal
    Time Crisis
    X-Men Legends
    X-Men arcade

    to name a few favs. ;)
     
  19. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    SSB always counts :D

    TimeSplitters 2 is a must (TimeSplitters 3 is OK, but TS2 is way more manic and random and crazy)
     
  20. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    Warcraft 3 "Burbenong" mod. It's a 4 player map, but it can be played with only 2, if each person manages 2 corners. It's a game that requires constant cooperation and balance, or it's unbeatable.

    Warcrafth 3 Dota
    Warcraft 3 eOta.

    Warcraft 3 has about a billion mods out for it, all of which make it completely different games. The game is the best values period. IMO. :)

    Here's my pics for the Wii:
    -Wii Play (it's fun off and on, mainly worth it for the extra Wiimote)
    -Mario Party 8
    -Madden

    The new Resident Evil Umbrella chronicles Wii, which will be out shortly is co-op.

    Super Mario Galaxy lets 2 people play at once.

    And what Coded-Dude said. :)

    <]=)
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Oh, and Halo 1. Played oh-so much on that through college. It's a crying shame that Xbox games on the 360 are broke when using the VGA cable. Everything's all squashed to the left like.

    Upscaled splitscreen co-op would have been fantastic. Shame about Halo 2 really.
     
  22. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't this thread about Co-op? :confused::confused:
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    EDIT: I don't think we are talking about the same thing, I am talking about co-op in the sense of playing Gears actual game (the one you play in single player) in a cooperative mode.

    Lies

    Ed H i think you are thinking of online multiplayer (a la COD2, Halo, Resistance, most FPS online- deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag, etc). I'm talking about multiplayer cooperative, like that seen in games like Gears of War and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter.
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    64 players on Source games. There's a French HL2: Deathmatch server with a fantastic ping. Fun, but I find anything more than 16 on a good sized map and things get a little crowded.
     
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    I almost forgot!........

    Desert Combat(final) the Battlefied 1942 mod
    Desert Conflict the Battlefield 2 mod
     
  25. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    I have been hooked on Lord of Rings: Shadows of Angmar that is one helluva a co-op iniative
     

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