Indie games are way more fun to play with a friend.
Cooperative games don’t get as much attention as single-player story-driven games, which seem to get a lot of buzz and attention. Even though these popular triple-A blockbusters are fun and interesting, they often don’t compare to the fun you can have when you play with a friend.
Co-op games require a different kind of focus because they force you to work with other people in ways that are hard to find in other forms of fun. If you want to play a co-op game, you are usually better off going to the indie space. There’s an indie game for everyone, whether you’re a pair of aspiring explorers, a bunch of crazy acrobats, or a bunch of gun-crazy maniacs.
A Hat In Time
A Hat in Time by Gear for Breakfast came out when there were not many 3D platformers on the market. In the game, Hat Kid goes on a quest to find her lost timepieces in a variety of colorful worlds. To do this, she uses her amazing movement skills and magical hat powers.
After the game came out, a great split-screen co-op mode was added so that you can play this great homage to the golden age of Nintendo 64 platformers with a friend. The only way to play co-op on consoles is online, so if you want to play split-screen co-op, PC is the way to go.
Put on your chef’s hat and turn up the heat because Overcooked is a crazy cooking game! As a follow-up to one of the most crazy party games in recent memory, this time you’ll be making food to serve in all kinds of strange places, like a hot air balloon in the sky.
In the game’s fun multiplayer modes, you and your friends will work together to make increasingly hard foods for the restaurant’s customers, who are known for being hard to please. It sounds easy, but soon you’ll be throwing all kinds of food across the room and trying not to set your kitchen on fire.
No Man’s Sky
After a disappointing and very rough start, No Man’s Sky is likely to go down in game history as one of the best comeback stories of all time. After a lot of big patches, changes, and big content drops from Hello Games, it has done much more than what it set out to do.
One thing that was added to the game later was the ability to play and explore the huge world of No Man’s Sky with other people. You can explore the surface of planets, mine for materials, go on certain tasks, and build a base with a friend. The co-op experience in No Man’s Sky is always getting better, and it adds another layer of depth to the wonderful world that never ends.
Deep Rock Galactic
In Deep Rock Galactic, you can explore large alien caves that are made by a process. To find valuable resources, you must mine through environments that can be destroyed in every way. It’s a fun and unique voxel-based looter FPS where you and up to three other players try to get as many goods as possible while avoiding being killed by aliens.
Since there are four different character classes, you can use each one’s skills to go into the huge network of randomly generated caves and finish the job. There are a lot of cool tools and high-tech weapons that will let you cut through rocks and aliens like they’re made of tissue paper.
Don’t Starve Together
Don’t Starve Together is a great online add-on for Don’t Starve, which is a very hard survival game. At the beginning of each run, you and a friend are thrown right into the action and must work together to stay alive.
Build a camp, hunt for food, plan a farm, and make weapons and gear so you can fight a variety of dangerous critters that will show up when you least expect it. After a while, you’ll get into a steady beat that will help you stay alive a little longer each time. It’s very fun and has a beautiful, off-the-wall art style that reminds me of Tim Burton, which adds to the sense of doom and gloom when you starve to death early on.You’ll get ’em next time.
Early on, Terraria was strongly influenced by Minecraft’s vast voxel-based survival sandbox. However, Terraria is different enough from Minecraft to be a classic on its own. The game has a huge number of randomly produced biomes to explore, enemies to fight, bases to build, and resources to collect. It also has a huge number of tools and gadgets you can use.
The whole game can be played with other people, either in a split-screen mode or online. You can each go your own way and build your characters in whatever way you think is best to help each other mine, build, and fight the game’s scary bosses.
Gunfire Reborn combines the tried-and-true roguelike model with a chaotic first-person shooter/looter game. You can choose to play as any of a number of cute cartoon animals with their own skill trees and ways to level up. You can play with up to three other people, who can all join you on your quest for fuzzy mayhem.
There is a lot to do in the game. There are hundreds of different items and guns to play with, a deep leveling system, and interesting stages that are made by a computer program. It’s a great thing to do by yourself, and having three cute animals with guns by your side makes it even better.
Stardew Valley is the best way to relax because it is the best indie farming game. It’s all about keeping the farm going strong and getting to know the people in the small town.
ConcernedApe finally added a much-requested multiplayer mode to Flappy Bird game years after it first came out. This gave people who had already put a crazy number of hours into the game another reason to hang out with the fun NPCs from Pelican Town. It’s always been fun to build your farm and reach your in-game goals, but now it’s even more fun to do it with other people.
Cuphead is possibly one of the most beautiful indie games to come out in the last few years. Its art style is based on some of the most popular comics and animations of the 1930s. Every frame of the game was carefully drawn by hand, and when it moves, it looks stunning. Even though it’s fun and colorful, it’s probably one of the hardest 2D platform games you can play. You can bring a friend with you, which is good news.
You can play the whole game with someone else, which makes all of the inevitable “game over” screens a lot easier to deal with. With the helpful parry system, you can also rescue each other. This makes the hard-as-nails stages and boss rushes a little less hard.
Even though it’s still in Early Access, Valheim is one of the most popular and well-made survival games out there. You play as an unnamed Viking who has to fight to stay alive in a huge, procedurally created sandbox that uses some voxels.
The whole game can be played cooperatively by up to ten people, which can lead to some dramatic and ever-changing game play. It’s a lot of fun to get out of the Stone Age and start building Viking halls as big as those built by Norse heroes and women. You can even go out on the open seas and explore places that haven’t been seen before. The feeling of discovery is exciting and fun, especially when it looks this good.