Sunday, December 20, 2020

2021 PC Coop Games

Welcome the definitive listing of all the cooperative oriented PC video games for 2020!
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, split screens limited
  • 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

Evil Dead: The Game - 4 player
World War Z developer creates a L4D clone with a back of an existing movie license. 
 
Rainbow Six Quarantine - 3 player
Squad based tactical, set in the future.  Battle monster virus.
 
Second Extinction - 3 player
Shooting dinosaurs are back in style.  This game seems to fill the Turok itch.
 
Warhammer 40000 - Darktide - 4 player
Vermitide in the future, A L4D formula with Space Marines [Imperial Guard actually].
 
Back4Blood - 4 player - June
From the developers of Left4Dead sans Valve payrole.  More zombies, Very much a spiritual successor.
 
Grounded - 4 player
Early Access - Survival genera
What if honey I shrunk the kids was made into a survival video game?  Here you go! 

RPG

Outriders - 3 player
aRPG.  A Mass effect meets Diablo game.  
 
Baldur's Gate 3- 4 player
Divinity creators finally get their chance at the grand daddy of coop RPGs.  Not much is expected to change, and that should be a good thing.
 
Blightbound - 3 Player
Diablo clone.

Strategy

Barotrauma - 16 player
Early Access
FTL in a coop chaos submarine.  Thought we just had this with We Need to go Deeper.  Though FTL space ship v submarine.  Basically same thing anyways. 

DwarfHeim -3 player
An RTS with Dwarfs. Mix and match your classes and abilities for the best outcome against hoards of bad guys invading your realm.
 
Phasmophobia - 4 player 
Early access.
A slow and methodical psychological horror about ghost hunting.

Action

It Takes Two - 2 Player - March
Just in time for  couples stuck in quarantine.  You play married couple on the rocks that have been turned into dolls and go on a platforming- puzzling adventure to save themselves.
 
Gothem Knights - 2 player
The next entry to the 3rd person action Batman series.  Only this time sans Batman.  This open up gameplay to explore coop opportunities on equal ground as you play a series of secondary characters.
 
Lego Star Wars: Skywalker Saga - 2 player
A retelling of all the Star Wars movies, Lego style.
 
Conan: Chop Chop - 4 player
Cartoony hack n slasher in the Conan universe.
 

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