Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 PC Coop Games

Welcome the definitive listing of all the cooperative oriented PC video games for 2017!
This list will be continuously updated throughout the year.

Coop list for a different year 

The games on this list, must meet the following criteria:

  • PvE - Player vs Environment
  • Online, no split screens
  • Available/announced for PC
  • Involve 2 or more human players
  • Players must work along a progressive storyline, campaign, or various goals
  • Generic RTS Skirmishes and Team based game types like CTF and Deathmatch are not included
  • No MMOs (game must have a conclusion or set goal)
  • Greenlight & Early Access games are generally not listed unless intent for release is stated
  • I'll be subjective with Survival/Horde modes as the genera has matured a bit. However, most are slapped-on after thoughts and not list worthy.

Shooter

Ghost Recon: Wildlands 4 player
Tom Clacy series returns with its signature open world tactical shooter; focusing on the drug war in modern day Bolivia. i.e. 'Merca vs drug cartels.

Dead Rising 4 - 4 player
saints row goofiness with focus on zombies.

Metal Gear Survive
Zombie survival.  Takes place in an alternative MG universe.

OverKill's The Walking Dead
Makers of Payday hit pay-dirt with this upcoming licensed shooter with the same winning formula of payday gameplay.  Perhaps its a Payday re-skinned in the Walking Dead Universe.


RPG

Dauntless - 4 player
action RPG, 3rd person.

Divinity: Origin Sin 2 - RPG - 4 player
Original Sin 1 won my coop award a few years back for finally delivering the coop isometric experience we wanted since Baulders Gate.  High expectations this time around, as with the costs of success.

The Escapists 2 - 4 player
8-bit prison break.

Underworld Ascendant - aRPG
Kickstarter, from the makers of the original Ultima Underworld series

Strategy

Sea of Thieves
Not quite like piloting a starship, here you work together to sail a ship and find treasure n stuffs.

We were Here - puzzle
Cashing in on the 'escape room' rage; this is an e version of clue collection and note comparison

Mass Effect Andromeda4 player


Simulator

Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Designed for VR, a licensed version of the well loved Starship bridge sim.


Action

Scalebound
Similar play to Bayonetta

Nine Parchments -  4 player
From thew makers of Trine; This is a Magicka clone without the keyboard mashing. wizard ’em up.

Styx: Shards of Darkness - 2 player
Stealth based coop with a twist; your a goblin assassin.

Guns of Icarus: Alliance -
Not to be confused with it Online namesake; this is a standalone of the same concept.  Work together to pilot and fight within a flying steampunk war-airship thing.

Hive Jump - 4 player
Run and Gun side scrolling shooter

Serious Sam’s Bogus Detour - 4/12 player
Top down shooter in the world of Serious Sam. Player limit dependent on story & horde mode.

Survival

The Wild Eight8 player
Survive after a plan crash in wintry Alaska

State of Decay 24 player
Open world, Survival RPG people v zombies.

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