20 PC games to play with friends

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We have collected the brightest computer games of the last 10 years, which can be played both together and with a group of friends – together or online. You can buy some of them in TechyAdjectives now, and you may already have some of them, and if you haven’t tried the joint mode yet, this is the time to do it in the summer.

Rayman Legends

Released : 2013
Platforms : Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, Switch, PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita
Number of Players : 4 (5 with Wii U)

Rayman Legends  is a colorful platform game. It is made in 2D with a side view. The picture pleases with rich colors and smooth animation. It is easy to confuse it with a cartoon. At the same time, the game is suitable for weak PCs – it was released in 2013, but in terms of graphics it has been preserved very well.

Rayman Legends features couch co-op for up to 4 players. There is no online mode in the game, which can be called one of its rare minuses.

The initial levels in the platformer are simple, rush along them with a child. At the end, you will have to sweat, especially if you want to collect all the collectibles.

Rocket League

Released : 2015
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, Mac, Switch, PS4
Players : 8

Rocket League – playful auto football. Cars are chasing a hefty ball across a small field. In physics, they are similar to radio-controlled models, but in reality they are equipped with rocket nozzles. Cars jump, ride on walls, ram rivals. There is real chaos on the lawn. I want to run such an arcade over and over again.

Rocket League’s solo mode can be safely ignored. Go to multiplayer, put together a team and take part in 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 battles. There is no time to catch your breath in short matches, believe me.

In 2020, Rocket League moved into the camp of free-to-play projects. At least try it out (it’s free, after all!) – it will suddenly become the decoration of the evening, and maybe more than one.

Dark Souls 3

Released : 2016
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, PS4
Players : Up to 6 (Remastered)

The Dark Souls series is famous for its intimidating difficulty. After a few parts, she has not lost her charisma and has not loosened her grip. Reviews of the third game are extremely positive.

In showdowns with cunning and “fat” opponents who change their behavior during a duel, it is advisable to use parries, blocks and rolls. As much fun as the exhausting duels, it’s the exploration of levels full of secrets and items.

You will not find a dedicated cooperative game mode in the Dark Souls 3 settings. But you can buy a special item – “white crayon”, then draw a sign for it, then you will be called to a joint session. You, too, can stumble upon such a message and call another user (random or friend) for help, for example, before disassembling with the boss. In  the 2018 remaster, you need to use the “withered finger”.

Don’t Starve Together

Released : 2016
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, Mac, PS4
Players : 4

Don’t Starve Together is a “survivor” that grew out of Don’t Starve, deprived of multiplayer, despite its popularity.

The essence of Don’t Starve Together is simple: collect resources, beat monsters, expand your base. The pace of the game is crazy, you will not have a free minute. It is a little easier in a co-op, though not so much as to sit still and contemplate nature.

Three parameters are driven in search of adventure: “health”, “hunger”, “mind”. They decrease and encourage climbing into dangerous places.

Overcooked! 2

Released : 2016
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, Mac, PS4, Switch
Players : 4

Overcooked! 2 is a fast-paced cooking arcade game for 2-4 chefs. The first player prepares the soup, the second player pours it into bowls, the third one washes the dishes.

The cooks are under pressure from the timer and unusual conditions. Dishes must be served to customers strictly on time, otherwise the profit would cry. As for the conditions, then you have to chop onions and throw cabbage in a narrow space, and even a restaurant can be in a balloon basket or the floor can move under your feet.

The key to victory is knowledge of the levels and a clear distribution of responsibilities. Without coordination, you will burn down the kitchen and quarrel with your friends.

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Released : 2017
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, PS4, Switch
Players : 4

Divinity: Original Sin 2  is an isometric role-playing game inspired by the classic representatives of the genre from the 90s. You are waiting for scenery worked out to the smallest detail, addictive turn-based battles, a lot of puzzles and an interesting plot – not a masterpiece, of course, but not a set of fantasy templates from the first part.

RPG supports online and local co-op for 2-4 players. The multiplayer here is very fun, the course of the game resembles a board game. At the same time, the players are not tied to each other and are free to scatter to opposite ends of the map, but in fights it is still better to stand shoulder to shoulder.

It is not at all necessary to cut through the story campaign with an unchanged composition. Users can optionally connect to a party created by their friend and disconnect, leaving him alone (character control passes to him).

Monster Hunter World

Released : 2018
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, PS4
Players : 4

Monster Hunter: World is dedicated to hunting monsters. There is nothing else in it, except for tracking down monsters and fighting with them, and no. However, she is wildly popular.

Perhaps the secret is in the intense multiplayer. Up to four people join forces and go to the fields or forests to pick another miracle Yudo. Alone, you have almost no chance against especially strong monsters. Another thing is in co-op, when gamers distribute responsibilities and, following the general tactics, fill up the monster.

MH: World differs from its predecessors in an open world, intelligible interface and “tutorial”.

Raft

Released : 2018
Platforms : PC
Number of Players : 8

In another “survival” – Raft – you will find yourself on a small raft in the middle of the endless ocean. Your main hope is a hook on a rope, with which you can pull up boards, palm leaves, barrels and other garbage that are passing by.

Over time, the unsightly raft will turn into a floating mansion. In one part of it there is a garden, in the other there is a corral for cattle, here you usually meet the sunset, and there you go fishing.

Naturally, the path to a personal estate will be difficult. You have to fend off sharks, scour the islets carefully, dive to the roots of reefs, and overcome storms. A cooperative game will facilitate this process.

a way out

Released : 2018
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, PS4
Players : 2

A Way Out is about escaping from prison together. The heroes – Vincent and Leo – suffered from the actions of the same person, found a common language behind bars and are now determined to break free and take revenge.

Characters interact in different ways. Either you need to open the door together, then the first one distracts the guard, and the second turns the little business, then the heroes generally compete in arm wrestling. There are enough classes, what is happening resembles a spectacular Hollywood action movie, where the plot is not in the foreground.

Single mode is not provided. You need to play either with a friend (over the network or locally) – or not at all. But only one copy of the game is enough.

world war z

Released : 2019
Platforms : PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Players : 4

World War Z  is an extremely fun third-person shooter about shooting zombies, inspired by the movie with Brad Pitt. The believable simulation of the zombie horde has become the hallmark of the game. Here World War Z competes with Days Gone.

The shooter is designed for a quartet of comrades. Initially, four locations were available in it: Moscow, New York, Tokyo and Jerusalem. Later, the developers prepared three more – these are Rome, Marseille and Kamchatka. But winter Moscow was especially successful.

gears 5

Released : 2019
Platforms : Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Number of Players : 3+

The Gears of War series has always been loved for its co-op mode. If gamers arrange a gathering for the holidays, then, as a rule, they study some new product, beat each other up in Mortal Kombat, or go through Gears of War together.

Gears 5 is the same linear shooter as previous releases, except that it now has spacious locations. Chainsaws and a system of shelters are in place.

The Gears 5 story campaign is allowed to take place in three. The same applies to the “Escape” mode – here a trio of fighters must escape from the enemy lair. But in the “horde mode”, where you need to destroy waves of opponents, you can rush five of us.

Borderlands 3

Released : 2019
Platforms : Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Mac, PS4, PS5
Players : 4

What is so special about Borderlands? “Cartoon” visual style, freaky characters, co-op. And for an unimaginable amount of weapons and loot, Borderlands is called a “looter shooter”.

Pay attention to  Borderlands 3 , the actual part of the franchise. You can hang in joint mode without looking at the level of pumping. The fact is that the level of opponents adjusts to each member of the squad: if you recently bought the game, then in co-op you will be attacked by weak enemies; but for a person stuck in Borderlands 3 for dozens of hours, they will be very strong. An important point: the “loot” of each adventurer is unique. No one will leave offended.

On computers, only network co-op is available, on consoles – also “split-screen”, that is, passing on one console with a split screen.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Released : 2019
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, PS4
Players : 4

In Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince you jump over chasms, fight monsters and solve puzzles. This is an easy-to-learn puzzle platformer with fabulous graphics.

The adventure, as before, involves three characters: the wizard Amadeus, the thief Zoya and the warrior Pontius. You switch between them and use their skills as needed. Let’s say a thief has freezing arrows, a wizard conjures platform cubes from the air, and a warrior redirects the sun’s rays with a shield. The physics of the game allows you to complete the task in different ways, including those not provided by the developers.

Trine 4 has two co-op modes. In the first, three players control different characters. Four gamers participate in the second, and they are not limited in the choice of heroes – if you wish, you can go ahead with a squad of only warriors.

Mortal Kombat 11

Released : 2019
Platforms : Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch
Players : 2

Among the PC games of recent years for two people, Mortal Kombat 11  is usually perceived as the default choice. Even people who are far from virtual entertainment have heard about this line of fighting games.

MK 11 is not a co-op, in terms of multiplayer you have a competitive game. The entry threshold is low, the combat system is understandable, quickly pass the controller or keyboard to a friend – and go ahead, identify the strongest.

The fighting game attracts with its exemplary “grafon”, a pack of guest characters (terminator T-800, Robocop, Joker…) and the creative approach of the authors to the finishing moves, the so-called fatalities. Even in the Aftermath add-on, Friendships appeared, they are also “friendly finishing moves”, when you don’t tear off your opponent’s head, but summon a rainbow to the arena.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered

Released : 2020
Platforms : Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, PS5
Players : 2

Saints Row is an absurd GTA clone. It was not possible to surpass GTA in terms of history and characters, so the authors of Saints Row took the path of parody and insane tasks. Playing with a partner in Saints Row: The Third will be much funnier than playing alone. You can call him to join the passage of the plot at any time. Plus there is a “horde mode”, reminiscent of Gears of War.

The original Saints Row: The Third was released in 2011, the remastered version will be released in 2020. We recommend the “remaster”, as it graphically more or less matches modern releases.

Streets of Rage 4

Released : 2020
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, Mac, PS4, Switch, Android, iOS
Players : 4

For retro fans, we advise you to take a closer look at Streets of Rage 4. It will evoke pleasant memories of the 90s both in the picture and in the gameplay.

Streets of Rage 4 belongs to the beat ’em up genre. You roam the 2D scenery, smash enemies in fistfights, and finally kick the spirit out of the boss.

Streets of Rage 4 is not as difficult as the first parts of the series from the 90s. It’s easy to “join”: here is a regular hit, here is a strong one, here is a combo, and it is also allowed to juggle opponents. Since the characters can be changed during the game, you will taste all of them before the credits.

Streets of Rage 4 supports 2-player co-op online and 4-player co-op on the same display.

Biped

Released : 2020
Platforms : Xbox One, PC, PS4
Players : 2

An example of a budget game with an intriguing central idea is Biped. Its characters (by the way, recalling the cartoon WALL-E) are bipedal robots. You control each leg separately. On the accurate management of a clumsy mechanism, puzzles are built.

In the “single”, the complexity of Biped is childish. The project flourishes in co-op: challenges and additional level segments appear. Not Super Mario, but it will keep you at the screen for an evening or two.

It Takes Two

Released : 2021
Platforms : Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, PS5
Players : 2

It Takes Two is a creative platform game from the creator of A Way Out about a couple who are turned into miniature versions of themselves. They are forced to overcome fantastic challenges in a fairy tale version of their home.

Pass It Takes Two can be two and only two. Online multiplayer or local, on the same couch – it’s up to you to decide. It is enough to purchase one copy of the game.

The gameplay is not limited solely to running and jumping. For example, there are puzzles and a segment stylized as a fighting game. We won’t list all genre throwing and situations, because that’s what It Takes Two is good for – it regularly slips something fresh, it’s not for nothing that it won The Game Award in the Game of the Year nomination.

Far Cry 6

Released : 2021
Platforms : Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, PS5
Players : 2

In  Far Cry 6  , you will fly to the Cuban-inspired island of Yara. The goal is to overthrow the inhuman dictator Anton Castillo. He performed the role of Giancarlo Esposito from the series Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

The sixth part, in general, is similar to the previous ones. The main difference is in the setting. Weapons in bulk, the shooting is done well, the missions are interesting, but without revelations. A sort of Hollywood thriller for the weekend.

Co-op will help brighten up the routine and add adrenaline to the insurgent sorties. Invite a friend on vacation to the Caribbean!

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Released : 2022
Platforms : Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PS4, PS5
Players : 4

Dying Light is one of the best open world zombie action games out there. Close combat with the undead is complemented by parkour. The first part was released in 2015, and the  sequel  – in February 2022.

The action takes place 15 years after the events of the first game. Now the hero goes to Europe in search of his sister. The game world has become much larger, and at the location it is no longer divided, but it changes depending on your actions. Another important difference of the second part is that there is no firearm in it. At all. Enemies (zombies and people) have to be fought off with improvised means. Or escape with grappling hook and parkour skills. Agree, jumping on the roofs with friends is much more fun than alone.


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