5 Underappreciated Co-op Games You Need To Play | MenStuff

5 Underappreciated Co-op Games You Need To Play

Don’t let these two player gems from yesteryear slip away from your gaming radar.

Holidays are rolling around and gamers across the country will be looking for some co-operative games to play with their loved ones, friends, or some strangers they met on the internet.

We posted a list last week about 7 best co-op games to play with your bro, and it went down well, so we’ve decided to include 5 more games that shouldn’t overlooked as awesome co-op experiences.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 

The Call of Duty series took a strange turn when it decided to ditch the co-op campaign options since they were last featured in World at War. In its defense, Call of Duty now includes one of the most addicting and instantly satisfying modes today – Spec Ops. Spec Ops allows two-players to team up and play through fast and intense segments inspired by the campaign or previous games.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 spec ops

Resident Evil 5 

Survival-Horrors are some of the greatest games around. Surviving with your buddy is even better.Resident Evil 5 supports full local and online co-op play which was a first for the series, but it turned out better than anyone could’ve imagined. Killing zombies / possessed / infected / (insert appropriate definition here) or any other biting creature with a friend is some of the best holiday time you can have. Resident Evil 6 was great, but RE5 just had something special about it.

Resident Evil 5

Burnout 3 

Adrenaline-pumping, heart pounding racing with over-the-top crashes in some of the best tracks and locations around; how can Burnout 3 get any better? The answer: split-screen. Burnout 3 was hands-down one of the best racing games of all time, and the fact you could go head-to-head in a number of split-screen modes made every crash and nitro-burst just that much better.

Burnout 3

Guitar Hero: World Tour 

Even though this series may seem clichéd now, Guitar Hero is fun. Everyone has the dream of being a rock star, and what would make it even better is doing this with your family. Whether you want your mom on bass, your dad on drums or your baby sister leading the vocals, Guitar Hero: World Tour is the perfect game to get a family together… and then possibly fight over the tour bus, drugs and lead singer’s alcoholism.

Guitar Hero World Tour

Fighting Force 

Quite possibly one of the best beat ‘em up’s of all time alongside Streets of Rage, Fighting Force stood tall as a progressive title on the original Playstation. Up to four player co-op allowed a group of friends (or family) to fight everything from cops to nano-soldiers while using guns, bottles, cars and their bare fists. Sadly, Fighting Force went in a bit of a strange direction with a negatively-received sequel, but Fighting Force is still one of the most fun and awesome co-op games out there.

Fighting Force

What co-op games are you looking forward to playing this December?




  1. James

    December 5, 2014 at 10:52

    Great to see Fighting Force get a mention but you left out the ultimate co-op game – Contra! Contra basically invented co-op action games.

  2. Marc

    December 9, 2014 at 18:50

    I’m really getting sick of seeing every horror game labelled “survival horror”. For ***** sake learn the difference between survival horror & just regular horror.

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