[Top 15] Best Co-Op FPS Games to Play With Friends

Shooting people. Hunting creatures.

Good first-person shooter games are meant to challenge players and hone their skills. They create a challenge that you don’t otherwise have in everyday life. Coordination and focus are always required when playing them. But what if you added the element of communication to that challenge?

The cool thing about co-op games is that they all require a certain level of communication to get through the campaign or each match. But with FPS co-op games, that requirement goes through the roof. The games really add another level of coordination, focus, skill, communication, and even some healthy competition.

Check out the top 15 best co-op FPS games to play with your friends!

15. Shadow Warrior 2

2016 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Shadow Warrior 2 - Announcement Trailer

It's been five years since Lo Wang had a falling out with his untrustworthy employer and the ancient gods of the shadow realm. No matter how hard he tried, Lo Wang failed in his efforts to rid the world of darkness. So, Lo Wang has taken to hiding in the mysterious backcountry just outside the reach of his enemies.

He is now forced to make it as a lone mercenary on the periphery of the corrupted world. Lo Wang must fight his way back and once again earn the status of an intimidating warrior. It seems like an impossible task. By wielding incredible weapons of devastation and with the help of several allies along the way, it might just become possible.

Link up with up to three other players and battle through an extensive campaign. Players must work together to overcome the obstacles in the main quest while having fun on the exhilarating side quests. In the meantime, they can keep their armor customizable, look for lucrative loot, and use anything they come across.

Shadow Warrior 2 is a game of challenges. Treacherous terrain makes up the realms, both human and demon. With procedurally generated landscapes, there are hidden twists and turns throughout the entire game. Weapons include both blades and bullets, from katanas to explosive firearms. Being a ninja alone comes with perks, but having a group of ninjas? That's unbeatable!

Fun Factor: 65/100


14. GTFO

2019 | PCtheir

GTFO Version 1.0 Launch Gameplay Trailer (4K)

GTFO is a gruesome horror shooter with a ton of gory details that will make you wish you never came across it. It's one of the most extreme hardcore challenges yet. It's not for players who aren't up for a challenge.

Become a team of prisoners that have been thrown into the Rundown. When a new work order has been issued by the warden, players must work together to make their way through the disintegrating research facility. 

Players must progress level by level deeper inside the building while surviving off of the equipment and materials they may scavenge. Teamwork and cooperation will be required for success. A strategy will help players succeed, but only if the entire team does its part. 

If players don't have enough real people, bots can fill the lineup. However, because of the level of tactical combat and communication required, it's better to play with people. Together, players can decide the best approach and what boosters, equipment, and weapons they need to bring to have the best chance.

The entire game hinges on cooperation to survive, whether you're playing with real humans or computer-controlled players. The game as a whole is incredibly entertaining, especially if the players are good friends. Be prepared for blood, guts, and freaky monsters that lurk around every corner. The details are magnificent, hurling you into the world inside the game itself.

Fun Factor: 70/100


13. Payday 2

2013 | PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Payday 2 Co-Op Gameplay Walkthrough - Part 1 - Night Club

The CRIMENET network is always offering a variety of criminal contracts. Players can commit any crime, from small-time (robbing the small Five and Dime on the corner) to big-time (kidnapping) to national security crimes (hacking or bank robbery). The possibilities are endless. 

Players can work together in crews of up to four, progressing through the jobs. The bigger the job, the better the rewards. Crews must work hard to make a name for themselves, choosing carefully which jobs they can reap the most rewards from. Players must also choose their characters wisely, with each having their own mask and skills. 

Different weapon choices and character customization have the added benefit of drawing the player in and allowing them to give themselves a whole new identity while in the game. Aesthetic enhancements can allow players to expand upon their ideal character. The new mask system is robust and gives players a lot of options for customizing their masks, including changing the color, pattern, and more.

Payday 2 is incredibly dynamic, with no scenario playing out the same way twice. Every job allows for a variety of approaches, so careful planning with your crew is necessary to pull off the ideal heist. Or just run in, guns blazing. Whichever seems like the best approach. Become the ultimate criminal without ever leaving your couch. 

Fun Factor: 70/100



2022 | PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Ripout Game - Official Trailer

An exciting co-op horror first-person shooter that is still relatively new, RIPOUT is almost certain to give players nightmares. Together, in teams of up to four, players must battle through mutant-infested spaceships. In a PvE setting, players must work together to survive, which is nearly impossible.

The once-abandoned starship is now home to strange, genetically modified animals that have no apparent origin. These creatures are ever-changing, leaving players unable to predict what comes next. Unfortunately, even if the team makes it through one ship, there's an entire fleet waiting to be explored.

Players must weigh every option when choosing a character. Each choice can affect how they will experience the game. Endless suspense allows for replayability, almost to the point that you don't want to stop. Working together as a team means building off each other's characters, communicating along the journey, and just having each other's backs. That is the only way to survive the mission.

Humanity is clueless as to what's happening. Only you and your team can find out what's going on and how to fix it. Can you and your team unravel the fate of humanity and possibly save them?

Fun Factor: 75/100


11. Far Cry 5

2018 | Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Luna, PS4, PC

Far Cry 5: Co-Op - Friend For Hire | Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

It's high time Far Cry came to America. This is the fifth installment of the award-winning franchise and a personal favorite. Step into Hope County, Montana, and meet your match with the doomsday cult, Eden's Gate. It's about time somebody stood up to the cult leader, Joseph Seed, and his derisive siblings.

Someone needs to knock this cult down a peg, fight back, and wreak havoc on them. While players can choose to do this alone, it's more beneficial to work with a teammate. Together, players can carve their own path, choosing how to approach any obstacles in their way.

What may seem like a simple cult takedown can quickly turn into an epic battle. Cult forces will come together to fight back, making the mission much more difficult. Create the most beneficial characters in the most customizable Far Cry yet. Players can make customization decisions together to improve their chances of taking down the cult.

At least three mini-bosses in Far Cry 5, probably the best game in the series, lead to the main antagonist. The exciting and creative storyline is sure to capture your attention, with complementing music along the way. Teammates can improve their chances of successfully and safely destroying the cult. But make sure you trust your teammate, or things just might go wrong for you.

Fun Factor: 80/100


10. Back 4 Blood

2021 | PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC

Back 4 Blood Co Op Preview - Mission 1

As part of the Left 4 Dead franchise, Back 4 Blood is a thrilling first-person shooter featuring zombies and much more. Tossed into the middle of a deadly war between humans and the creepy parasitic creatures they've become, players must team up with up to three others to play the co-op story campaign. 

Players must strategize and coordinate their approaches to making it through the game together. The enemy is hell-bent on destroying civilization, so it won't be an easy feat. The cooperative campaign's narrative, which features explosions, blood, intestines, and other gore, is quite entertaining.

The campaign offers many options for customization. There are several selectable immune survivors available; each has unique abilities and attributions. Players must also choose a variety of weapons to bring on their journey. But players must consult their team to make the best decision that will help everyone. 

With the new "rogue-lite" card system, a different experience is created every time. From action-packed, exciting boss fights to the extreme diversity in gameplay, this game contains every ingredient to make it highly replayable. There are many extremely dramatic situations and battles in Back 4 Blood.

Fun Factor: 80/100


9. Borderlands 3

2019 | PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Borderlands 3: First Footage of 4-Player Co-op Gameplay - IGN First

Borderlands 3 is an original shooter-looter with powerful guns and brutal, chaotic adventures. Explore incredibly detailed worlds full of mayhem. Team up with other feisty players and stop the destructive Calypso Twins from wrecking the world. 

As vault hunters, players must band together, brandishing their unique weapons and abilities, to defeat the twins. Players will need to combine their individual play styles and effective skills to increase their chances. All character features are unique and different from the next character, so players must choose wisely.

The weapons, in particular, create mayhem and chaos. But let's be honest, the fact that there are rifles that spawn fire-blasting volcanoes makes B3 much more appealing. Players can create their own weapons that complement other crew members' weapons. Together, players will battle their way across the many worlds in search of the nasty Calypso Twins.

Borderlands 3 is a continuation of the Borderlands series. However, it's an entirely new game with tons of upgrades on characters, weapons, and a unique mission. The graphic detail has also been improved, and the voice acting is entertaining. The co-op gameplay element is basically the base of the game, so choose your crew members wisely.

Fun Factor: 80/100


8. Fallout 76

2018 | PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC

Twenty-five years after the nuclear bomb hits, it's just you and an underground civilization called the Vault. Broken into teams, the survivors must finally make their way to the surface. Explore the vast wasteland that was once a luscious green world. 

Together, players must uncover the hidden secrets of West Virginia through the main quest. As teams make their way through the mission, they can choose to build bonds or force destruction against other teams. Players make their way through the seasonal scoreboard by completing challenges along their journey.

While Fallout 76 runs similarly to Fallout 4, a great deal has changed. There's all-new intriguing lore, immersive and intense stories, and an incredible multiplayer system. The combat, especially as a team, is fun and engaging. Added character features and quests increase playability. 

It's always entertaining to play a game with friends. But it's especially entertaining to blast ghouls or race to level up a weapon. Exploring with friends is both productive and hilarious. Necessities are much easier to gather with a team than solo. It's almost always more beneficial to have teammates.

Fun Factor: 85/100


7. Left 4 Dead 2

2009 | Xbox 360, PC

Left 4 Dead 2 Multiplayer In 2022 | 4K

A zombie apocalypse. A gruesome adventure. A cooperative action horror FPS classic game. Left 4 Dead 2 is an older game. But then again, old is gold, right? In this case, that little saying speaks volumes. 

Players will enlist in a setting spanning Savannah to New Orleans that features abandoned cities, gloomy swamps, and creepy graves. Choose your character from four capable survivors. Players will team up with devastating weapons to take out the infected and survive. Teamwork will be your greatest means of survival. 

Build friendships that will last a lifetime through communication and pure gaming toxicity. Zombies and other foes' blood will always make for better friendships. The stronger the bond, the better the experience will be in L4D2

The different difficulty levels give players the option to choose their team's approach. Will you choose simple zombie slaughter? Tactical squad preparation? The choice is up to your team, but both approaches are fun. The gory details may be too much for some, but any zombie lover will love L4D2.

Fun Factor: 85/100


6. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

2015 | PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Rainbow Six Siege | Terrorist Hunt Co-Op TRAILER | E3 2015

In this fiercely competitive first-person shooter, ranked match play game, take on foes from all around the world. Grab your most skilled friends and master the art of destruction with them. Discover new gadgets and face intense combat with tactical decision-making. 

Experience intense close-quarters combat like no other. Teams will have to maneuver through narrow corridors, breach reinforced hallways, and barricade doors. Expect constant action with explosions around every corner. Combine your team's tactical skills to survive the longest.

New, top-of-the-line weapons make up your arsenal. Explosives and new gadgets improve your team's chances. To find and eliminate opponents, teams will need to strategically employ every destructive weapon at their disposal. To make the best use of the available weaponry, communication must be precise and accurate.

With every online battle royale-style game, you face a certain amount of immaturity and toxicity from other players. Friendly fire is possibly your worst enemy. However, Rainbow Six is incredibly exciting and engrossing because of the gameplay and social features. Random squads or old buddies—either way, you're bound to get a couple of good laughs.

Fun Factor: 85/100


5. Resident Evil 5

2009 | PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Resident Evil 5 Co-op Video Feature

Finally, after years of fighting, the Umbrella Corporation is no more. But the threat that has now emerged is more dangerous than ever. With bio-organic weapons wreaking havoc all over the world, Chris Redfield must continue to fight the threat.

Redfield and his partner, Shiva, must work together to understand the shocking turn of events. Teamwork is the only thing that will solve the puzzles and help players survive the journey of discovery. 

Together, hone your skills to improve the player experience. Together, you and your partner can go through the campaign, battling your way past mercenaries and other enemies. 

The beautiful designs of the environment are absolutely breathtaking. The sound effects and soundtrack are realistic and mesmerizing. The gruesome details will have your head spinning. Resident Evil 5 is an experience you won't forget.

Fun Factor: 90/100


4. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

2015 | Xbox One, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - The Co-op Mode

The timeless series, Gears of War, only seems to get better as the years go on. The earlier installments of the series still receive praise from players, both longtime players, and new explorers. The series focuses heavily on all aspects of "brotherhood." So, team up and jump into the world of Gears.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition includes both classic features of Gears of War and a few new ones. It includes the original wave modes and several online modes like team deathmatch or 2v2 modes. But, what really impacts players is the campaign mode with buddies. 

Forge bonds with other players on Live and enjoy the campaign experience. Once the campaign mode is activated, cooperation is essential for survival. Gears of War encourages every aspect of teamwork, from communication to tactical planning. Strengthen your team with every mission match.

The remastered version of the 2006 third-person shooter is truly so much better. The graphic details will almost make you nauseous, and the storyline is incredible. Accompanying sound effects set the pace for the gruesome scenes. The added multiplayer is especially fun.

Fun Factor: 90/100


3. Destiny 2

2017 | PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Destiny 2 - Official Competitive Multiplayer Trailer

Discover the mysteries of the solar system in the world of Destiny 2. You can gain powerful elemental abilities as you level up, and fantastic gear lets you customize your character's looks and skills. 

Destiny 2 can be enjoyed for its compelling story, chaotic PvP modes, and challenging co-op missions. Choose from the three guardian classes of Titan, Warlock, or Hunter. Each class has incredible traits and skills that will help you get the most out of every gaming session.

Destiny 2 offers both cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes. Join forces and become lost in the compelling narrative, or take part in a quick-fire competition. However, competitive multiplayer still allows for the option of teaming up. Choose your teammates wisely, or you won't stand a chance.

The story in Destiny 2 is gripping and detailed. Enjoy it with friends to get the most out of your experience. The battles are challenging, and the gameplay mechanics are smooth. If you're looking for a cooperative first-person shooter, this game is a solid choice. 

Fun Factor: 90/100


2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 

2022 | Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC

Modern Warfare II Multiplayer & Warzone 2.0 | Call of Duty: NEXT Reveal Trailer

The most current entry in the Call of Duty series is called Modern Warfare II (2022). It's been the most anticipated release of 2022. New features and long-awaited updates to game mechanics have rocked the market over the last few months.

With a gripping story of a world on the brink of collapse, MWII is full of heart-racing action. New threats and an award-winning soundtrack are sure to draw you in. There are a couple of new multiplayer modes for players to enjoy.

The level of toxicity lives up to the hype you hear about Call of Duty lobbies. However, teamwork plays a major part in winning matches. Great communication and excellent teamwork are sure to make players successful. MWII also offers an immersive co-op Special Ops experience. So, link up with friends from all over the world to enjoy this engaging experience.

An exceptional new arsenal will have you grinding with your buddies for hours at a time to level up. Call of Duty video games is renowned for their captivating sequences with amazing voice acting and engrossing details. So, squad up and jump into the fight!

Fun Factor: 95/100


1. Halo Infinite

2021 | Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PC

Halo Infinite | Multiplayer Reveal Trailer - A New Generation

You'll be compelled to visit the Microsoft Store right away to purchase the newest entry in the venerable Halo series. Halo Infinite features the most extensive campaign yet. With all of humanity hanging in the balance, the Master Chief must face the most destructive foe he's ever come across.

Experience the celebrated multiplayer that Halo offers with reimagined graphics and a powerful soundtrack. Community-focused content creates a level of playability like no other. Communication is recommended to gain the most from the experience. But even through gameplay, you'll forge friendships that can last a lifetime.

Halo offers a unique experience for players of all levels of experience to join forces and battle their way through the game. With performance-based matchmaking, it's unlikely you'll come across opponents with higher skill levels. New weapons may take a while to get used to, but they all serve their purpose. Level up to create the best experience for you and your team.

Due to its advancement mechanism that is focused on challenges, Halo Infinite can be thought of as time-consuming and difficult. But who doesn't like a challenge? Different modes provide a wide variety of experiences. The weapons and vehicles perform well in the sandbox world. Halo Infinite is definitely where it's at!

Fun Factor: 100/100

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