Cooperative games have an exclusive space among so many genres and fashions in current games. With a focus on help and not competition, these games aim to bring together players who want to help each other to achieve the same goal, making quests, combats, escapes and activities in general much more fun. Below, we have compiled the 16 best online cooperative games in 2020 for those who want to advance as a group. Check out!
Attention: we select games whose cooperative mode is extremely relevant or even the only way to play. We left out games that, even large ones, do not have an outstanding cooperative mode.
1. Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World is another one of the great current games that have an extremely fun online cooperative mode. In it, you can create rooms with specific filters to select the ideal partners for your monster hunts. You can invite friends to groups or even join random players from around the world. Both quests and raid bosses have their level of difficulty adapted according to the level of players.
2. Don’t Starve Together
A cooperative game par excellence. Don’t Starve Together is one of the most popular survival games today, surpassing even the “vanilla” version, Don’t Starve. For those who don’t know, here you are on an island and need to find ways to survive as long as possible. The game was specially developed to be played together and allows you to create servers with your own rules. In this way, it is possible to invite friends or join random people to share tasks such as farming materials, hunting animals, crafting items, etc.
3. Far Cry 5
Another great title, Far Cry 5 can be played entirely in cooperative mode, with the exception of the introduction and tutorial. After that, all missions can be played in pairs, and it is possible to share resources such as ammunition, medicine, etc. Exploring the vast open world of Far Cry, with all its tension and action typical of the franchise, becomes even more fun with 2 players.
One of the most acclaimed indie games of all time. With its vintage aesthetics and simple gameplay, Cuphead cheats looking more like a platform game. In fact, the game is extremely difficult and frustrating, being aimed exclusively at players looking for big challenges. To make things a little easier, the game also has a cooperative mode in which two players can continue in stages, complementing their skills or preventing the partner from dying.
5. Diablo III
The cooperative mode of Diablo III is already very well known. The world’s most diabolical hack and slash allows up to 4 players to join forces to explore the world ravaged by monsters and other macabre creatures that make Diablo a successful franchise. The biggest advantage of the mode is being able to combine and coordinate skills from different classes.
6. Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is an RPG mixed with an extremely captivating farming simulator. In addition to the immersive single-player experience, the game features a local or online cooperative mode that allows up to 4 players to play in the same world. Thus, it is possible to share resources, money and even marry other players.
7. Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 is a horror FPS with multiple game modes. All of them are focused on multiplayer, since even the campaign can be played with 4 players. It is also possible to gather the same number of players in a Survival mode in which the objective is to survive as long as possible.
8. Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3 is among the most unique FPS today. With its extremely original story and visual identity, the game offers a very captivating experience with its quirky humor and frantic action. Here it is also possible to join other players in cooperative mode, both in the campaign and in other faster modes for those who just want a party.
9. Portal 2
Portal 2 is one of the most fun and original puzzle games of all time. Here you must use a portal weapon to solve various puzzles that involve moving and relocating objects. It takes a lot of patience and a sense of space to overcome each level. The cooperative mode supports 2 players and features levels that are not listed in single-player mode.
10. Divinity: Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an RPG with all the classic elements of the genre. In addition to offering several characters already created, you can create your own choosing all the characteristics and even your story. In cooperative mode, up to 4 players can team up to defeat tough bosses, share items or money, or just split up to complete quests more easily.
11. Overcooked 2
Overcooked 2 is an extremely original and fun cooking simulator. Here, up to 4 players can get together to cook together and share tasks like cutting or washing ingredients, cooking, seasoning, etc. The problem is that restaurants and kitchens have their own obstacles that hinder the preparation of dishes. It is up to the players to coordinate and deliver meals at the right time.
12. Towerfall Ascencion
Towerfall Ascencion is a platform game with minimalist graphics in which up to 4 players come together in a small setting to kill themselves. However, the cooperative mode allows up to 2 players to join in a new adventure full of quests. The game is made to be played with friends in the same place, fitting in the genre called couch co-op.
13. Payday 2
Payday 2 is a cooperative FPS with gameplay focused on a series of thefts. Here, up to 3 players come together to perform bank robberies, drug trafficking, theft of nuclear weapons, etc. As you earn money, you can upgrade your character and weapons. The concept of the game is simple but the variety of options you have to carry out the thefts is the main attraction of the game.
14. Killing Floor 2
Another cooperative FPS, Killing Floor 2 allows up to 6 players to join together in a macabre scenario to survive several hordes of monstrous zombies, each more difficult than the other. There is also an “Objective Mode” in which players can complete missions and earn in-game money to upgrade and purchase new equipment.
15. Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
Trine 4 is a 2.5D platform game (which mixes 2D and 3D elements) with many RPG elements. Here, up to 4 players can choose from typical classes of the genre such as warrior, archer and wizard, and can join forces to solve puzzles and defeat bosses. The game has a great combat system and scenarios very well built and designed.
16. The Way Out
Way Out is an exclusively cooperative game that tells the story of two characters (Leo and Vicent) as they escape from prison. Each player will take control of one of the characters, so it is not possible to play in single-player. The game was also specifically designed to be played in split screen, and players must be coordinated to pass each stage and continue on the escape.
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