Top 15 Best Co-op Games to Play in 2019

Best Co-op Games
The more the merrier.

We’ve been playing co-op games since we were kids - it’s a great way to make new friends.

Co-op games are some of the most fun games available. Whether you’re playing with your friends, family, or a significant other, they're a surefire way to have an amazing time.

However, we all know that games can get stale no matter how great they are.

Fear not, 2019 is shaping up to be a promising year for this familiar genre that can revamp your game library. Below are 15 co-op games of 2019 that can easily turn any night into a great night.

15. Blackwake

Blackwake Gameplay

Blackwake is a multiplayer marine first-person shooter extravaganza. Board your ships with up to thirteen friends and attack the marine vessels that are prepared to attack right back. Repair your ships as the cannons fly or choose to keep blasting away. If the fight becomes too much for your ship,  gather up your friends and board the other vessels to conquer the enemy with melee combat. While some of your party overtake the enemy, the remaining members can begin repairing your ship to take the victory.

• Over 50 players per game and 13 crew members per ship.

• Choose from three different modes to keep the game interesting with you and your friends.

• Destroy other ships with cannons and sink the enemy ships or jump aboard them with your friends to fight up close and personal.

Shoot cannons at enemy ships while your friends are repairing your own vessel.

Enjoy combat with up to 54 different players.

14. Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Gameplay

You and your friends are the only heroes standing between the Skaven, a race of rat people, from destroying the Empire. Choose between five different characters with fifteen classes that give the game amazing depth and continuous playing time. Prepare to defeat over 20 different types of horrific enemies. Grab your allies and level up your warriors as much as you can, gather over 50 unique weapons, and destroy the horde in every level to save the Empire from destruction.

• There are 15 different talent trees to choose from and develop your character with.

• Many hair raising levels with gruesome monsters at every turn that you and your friends will need to slaughter.

• A great loot system that drops character-specific loot for each player involved.

Plan strategic attacks with your friends for the best results in combat.

Choose from five ridiculously skilled characters to embark on your journey.

13. Don't Starve Together

Don’t Starve Together Gameplay

Travel through the bizarre world with strange monsters and surprises as you craft and build items that fit your survival style. As you continue to craft and explore the land you’ll see and hear all sorts of peculiar sights and sounds. Create a private world for you and your friends or hope you find decent players online. The choice is yours, but be careful: getting matched with the wrong group of people and you’ll starve.

• Use your crockpot to develop food and keep yourself alive.

• Craft hammers to destroy tables and other items in the game to get blueprints that will aid in the survival of you and your allies.

• Collect as much rot as possible, so you don’t freeze during winter.

Kill monsters to gather food items.

Play with your friends for hours of fun and laughter.

12. Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves Gameplay

Grab your bottle of rum and eye patch in this exciting pirate adventure! How will you play out your ocean journey? Will you fight with every ship you see on the sea, or will you make friends with the other pirates sailing by? Each decision leads to a legendary reputation whether good or bad. With your crew afoot, embark on a wonderful journey filled with battles and exploration.

• Fight with your crew to protect your ship and the treasure that lays inside it.

• Not only are there threats on the waters for you and your friends, but there are also threats underneath as well.

• You can play with friends or use the handy matchmaking service to play anytime you want.

Take out enemy ships to build a hefty reputation.

11. Metal Slug 3

Metal Slug 3 Gameplay

Put on your nostalgia goggles and fire up this classic arcade shooting game. A staple of any laundromat in the 2000s, this game was put on Steam for a whole new generation of gamers to enjoy. Play with a friend to truly enjoy the co-op feel of Metal Slug that makes this game stand out from others. Metal Slug 3 on Steam has made playing with friends a breeze by including online multiplayer, so now you don’t even have to be in the same room! Mission Mode allows you to replay stages that you have completed so you can practice with a friend and truly maximize your score to land the top spot on the global leaderboard.

• Mission mode allows you to play alone or with friends on missions based off the arcade game.

• Arcade mode allows you to play the arcade version of the game, plus new areas to explore.

• Online Mission mode allows you to connect to Steam and win missions with your friends or with fellow players online.

Fight off terrifying creatures with your best friends!

The retro-style combat of Metal Slug 3 is irresistible.

10. Squad

Squad gameplay

Prepare for intense strategic battles in this massive open mapped game. Build the strongest base you can and shoot your enemies from military vehicles. Squad supports up to 100 players battling at the same time making this game one of best for game nights with all of your friends. To win the war you must coordinate with your fellow soldiers to take out the enemies.

• Battle with air, ground, or vehicle tactics.

• Build role organizations for the best strategic battles possible.

• Some of your friends can build the bases while other friends are battling on the front lines.

Squad can support all of your friends playing at the same time.

Divide the group into defensive and offensive roles to defeat your enemy.

9. The Division 2

The Division 2 Gameplay

The political capital of the United States is on the verge of collapse, and all Division agents are on high alert. You, as a division agent, must suit up and save Washington, D.C., before there is nothing left to save. While D.C. is on the verge of collapsing, enemy factions have grown restless and it’s up to you and your friends to eliminate the enemies to our freedom. You’ll need your friends to assist you in defeating the toughest missions.

• There are three dark zones within D.C. that you are your friends will have to explore and gain control of.

• Develop your skills against other division agents while playing their PVP options.

• You will need to gather multiple sets of gear for many different kinds of scenarios you will encounter including a contamination zone.

Beware of the other factions in the game. They will kill you the first chance they get.

Grab your friends and save Washington, D.C., before it’s too late.

8. Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown Gameplay

The world as you know it no longer exists and is overrun by ruthless creatures. You and your friend have become secret hunters to save the world from the devastating monsters - but aren’t the only ones. Hunters from all over are hunting the creatures and using their flesh as the bounty. The more flesh you provide the richer you become. If you both aren’t careful, you could be next on the chopping block.

• There are two different kinds of games: team play or solo play.

• Five teams of two or ten solo players scour the environment to kill as many monsters as possible.

• Even if you and your friends die, your past life gets transferred down the bloodline where the experience will be transferred to new hunters.

Be careful of the bounty you choose: the higher the bounty, the higher chance of death.

Each monster killed earns you a reward.

7. PAYDAY 2

PAYDAY 2 Gameplay

Become the best criminal gang possible in PAYDAY 2. Take lucrative jobs, whether its kidnapping or cybercrime, and complete them successfully to get bigger and bigger payments. You and four friends get to build a legendary criminal career without permanently ending up in prison. Make sure you all strategically create a plan of action, or your hit could bust.

• Choose from endless contracts on the CRIMENET to make money and build your criminal career.

• Every time you and your gang of criminals play out a heist, the heist changes, so the same strategy might not work the second time.

• As you and your team level up you can choose from five special skills.

• Make sure you and friends choose your skills carefully because when the going gets tough you want a mixed bag highly-skilled criminals.

Attack overtly with guns blazing or sneak past defenses entirely.

Choose from numerous masks or create your own.

6. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

WoW: Battle for Azeroth Gameplay

With the peace between the Horde and Alliance shaken, the fate of the world stands on you and your fellow warriors to save the day. Pick a side and embark on your noble journey defeating a plethora of monsters and completing hundreds of quests all moving you closer and closer to ending the war and going back home. Grab your friends and raid the opposing faction or raid dungeons and defeat hundreds of bosses.

• You and your friends can hop on Griffins or ships and travel to uncharted destinations.

• Spend hours upon hours completing quests and gathering the best gear possible.

• Join a guild to reap the benefits of constantly having people to battle, raid, and quest with.

• Join parties with your friends to be able to see where they are, at all times.

Meet up in major cities to repair your gear and to take awesome screenshots.

Enjoy battles against your friends to see who is better in combat.

5. Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset

Summerset is now open to foreigners thanks to Queen Ayrenn, but it’s not the cheerful place everyone remembers. Darkness lingers over the territory, and every brave warrior is needed to save the land. Six new locations are available for everyone to travel to and defeat all of the evil within. Gather all of your fellow warriors and take on the new trial and dungeons that await you.

• A new 12 player Trial is awaiting you and your friends to take on and conquer.

• Defeat the world bosses to become the most legendary warrior

• Enjoy public dungeons to partake in with friends or strangers.

• Abyssal Geysers is a new group challenge added to Summerset.

Save Summerset from the creatures destroying the region.

Finish as many quests as possible to get the best gear available to fight the darkness surrounding Summerset.

4. Dota 2

Dota 2 Gameplay

Dota consists of two teams with five players on each team. The goal is to destroy each team’s ancient, which is a statue-like structure. There are players that are more offensive, trying to kill each other and the ancients while other players are defensive, protecting their own ancient. There are numerous characters to choose from which all have their own unique abilities to better aid you in destroying the towers.

• There are three lanes for the players to travel on while getting to the ancients.

• In the far corner of each map is a fountain that aids the players in mana and health regeneration.

• Each team has three towers in each lane that must be destroyed, but be careful, they deal massive amounts of damage.

Choose from numerous characters to learn and master.

Use the fountain to regain health and mana or buy items from the shop.

3. Killing Floor 2

In Europe, an outbreak of genetically modified clones, Zeds, with a tendency to murder have taken over. The Zed outbreak has become unstoppable and the whole continent is in peril. You and fellow citizens have not given up hope and fight the outbreak as hot zones are discovered. You and your friends must complete several waves of Zed to clear the outbreak and if you or a teammate die in the wave you will not respawn until the next wave.

• The blood and guts in KILLING FLOOR 2 are second to none with limbs and blood flying everywhere.

• 6 player co-op with numerous characters to choose from.

• To win survival mode, you must pass every wave and kill the final boss.

Get up close and personal with the deadly clones.

Pass every wave without you and your friends dying to win.

2. Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow 6 Siege Gameplay

In Rainbow Six Siege, running or hiding is not an option. There are threats around every corner and the only fighting style is up close and personal. Shatter walls and windows to get the vantage point you need to survive because nothing stands in your way with Rainbow Six Siege. You and your friends must work together to survive, so make sure you strategize the best course of action. Let your friends know where you are and what you are going to at all times. As your girlfriends say, communication is key.

• You do not respawn in this game, so be methodical in the way you play.

• Choose your operator based on your fighting and play style.

• You and your friends can play in competitive match play in weekly tournaments or watch other teams compete.

Rainbow Six Siege is all about cooperation and communication.

Choose from constantly updated characters that can match anyone’s playing style.

1.  RUST

RUST Gameplay

Survival is the only option with Rust. Brave hunger, dehydration, and the elements as you struggle to survive. You will need to find animals to consume, build a fire for warmth, and create a shelter to ward off the weather. Fight off savage players and zombies. Try to make alliances in this unforgiving world to create towns to have a better chance at survival.

• Cut down trees and collect rocks to build shelter and weapons.

• Work together with other clans to take down massive clans that are dominating certain areas.

• Use C4 to blow up metal structures or mistakes you made while building shelters and items.

Create armor from resources you find to better protect yourself.

Kill other savage players to save everything you spent hours to build.

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