Did you almost give up on playing games because you always play against the computer and you feel like they cheat or they are boring? There are a variety of multiplayer games available for you to install on your PC. From racing games to action games, and even brain games, the list of two-player games (also known as co-op games) is endless. So, we’ve taken the time to get out the 20 best two-player games for PC. You can now get your best friend over to play with you or even compete with strangers online while chatting with them. It sounds like fun already.
1. We Were Here
This amazing thriller game is meant to be played between you and someone else you like because you’ll be partners here. When you begin the game, you’ll find yourself lost in an abandoned castle in a frozen land. The only thing you have with you is a walkie-talkie which you will use to listen to your partner who is also lost somewhere in the castle. Will both of you be able to make it out alive, or will you find yourself trapped even deeper in the building? It’s a good way of bonding with someone after a dispute. You have to work together if you want to make it out alive.
Have you played an RPG game before? If you have, then you’ll get so much RPG vibes when playing Outward. In this game, you’re a character who loves adventures, but this one is more dangerous than your ordinary adventures. You have to hide or find ways to defend yourself against creatures that could kill you. Moreover, the weather is not always friendly, you can contract a disease, and you can die of dehydration. There are various missions for you to accomplish as you travel through dangerous places.
Inspired by cartoons popular in the 1930s, Cuphead is a very interesting action game where you have to fight battles to survive. The graphics resemble those of the 90s, with watercolor backgrounds, hand-drawn animations, and original jazz recordings. You can either play this game alone or with friends, discovering hidden secrets, and learning new powerful moves to keep you alive. Your debt is with the devil, and you have to pay it back. This game has gained a lot of ratings from avid gamers. So, if you’re ready to travel back to the 1930s, get your gamepad, and start playing.
4. Portal 2
Portal 2 is a game that not only keeps you on your seat but also improves your brain capacity. This second installment in the Portal series follows after the footstep of the first one, with a very interesting story, great music, and original gameplay. This game has both the single-player option and the co-op option. The single-player portion introduces new elements. There are new puzzles to solve, larger chambers in the labs, and also the evil companion that you saw in the first game (if you played it). Two players can play in the co-op mode. This mode is quite different from the single-player mode. Both characters have to think and cooperate to survive.
5. Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3 is an adventure game where you have new guns and a lot of weapons at your disposal. You have to blast through your enemies as you travel through new worlds. You don’t walk alone. You’re one of the Vault Hunters seeking treasure. All of you have great abilities you use to survive. If you’re playing in co-op mode, you have to fight together to survive and save your home from dangerous cult leaders. You can always get new gear and weapons with the loot you score. The vault hunters are stronger when they fight together.
6. The Division 2
Division 2 is an online video game set in a near-future Washington, D.C. You are playing as agents of the Strategic Homeland Division trying to rebuild the city after the smallpox outbreak that wiped most people out. This game is set seven months after the first installment, The Division, where a civil war broke out between survivors of a smallpox pandemic and other bad gangs. There a lot of missions for you to complete with your team members. There are a lot of weapons available from sniper rifles, to assault rifles and explosives.
7. Remnant From the Ashes
When an ancient evil blows the world into ashes and it becomes overrun by dangerous beasts, you have to set out (either alone or with up to two more players) to defeat enemies, try to get back as much as you can, and rebuild a new world. The game will take you to new worlds when you travel through portals to uncover the mystery of where the evil came from. When you do, you have to fight for humanity. This is a dangerous journey, and you must survive.
Both Overcooked and its sequel, Overcooked 2 are very interesting cooking games that you can either play alone or with up to three more players. You and the chefs must prepare delicious meals and serve your customers before they storm out of your restaurant angrily. There are so many activities to carry out. Your goal is to leave your customers satisfied. If you and your friends are big lovers of the kitchen, playing Overcooked is an excellent way to bond when you’re not cooking something delicious together.
9. Risk of Rain 2
The nearly 3D-looking roguelike game, Risk of Rain 2, is even more challenging and interesting than the first installment, Risk of Rain. The 2D graphics were built in such a way that it almost resembles 3D. It’s brilliant. You have to team up with up to three friends or play solo as you fight against huge monsters, get treasures, and look for a way to escape the planet. There are lots of enemies around, so there’s a lot to do in this game. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.
10. Trine 2
Have you ever played an action-field game that is also a big puzzle that requires you to think well before you can survive? Trine 2 fits that description perfectly. You are one of three heroes who live in a fairytale world, trying to defeat dangerous creatures and make the world a peaceful place. This game has a very interesting storyline, filled with magic, a friendship between the heroes, and even betrayal. There are up to 20 levels of pure adventure, contraptions, and big puzzles. There are also different weapons at your disposal such as fire arrows for fighting dragon fire, and Kitesail Shield for flying.
11. Monster Hunter: World
In Monster Hunter: World, you are the hunter that has to kill deadly beasts. This game is unique such that you can use everything in it to your advantage if you know how to play. The monsters here live in a variety of habitat, so you have to meet them where they live. You can use the landscape and everything in it to fight these creatures. If you want to enjoy a very good adventure and action experience with your friends in a new world, play Monster Hunter: World.
12. Divinity: Original Sin 2
Many people waited for this game for a long time after the first installment, an exciting RPG game was released. You have to battle for divinity as the powers within you awake. The variety of characters you can choose from include an imperial lizard, a flesh-eating elf, or an undead who rose from the grave. If you’re playing with your friends, your characters have to develop good relationships with each other because you have to fight your opponents together. The environment can serve as a weapon, and you can manipulate elements in the game.
If you’ve not played Fortnite, you know someone who has. This game which was released in 2017 has gained so much fame because it is interesting. There are three different versions of the game. Fortnite Battle Royale involves a battle royal game where up to 100 players fight. The goal here is to be the last person standing (that sounds difficult). In Fortnight Creative, players are allowed to create their battle arenas and even entire worlds. The last game mode version id Fortnight: Save the World, where up to four players fight together to defeat zombie-like creatures.
14. Destiny 2
In Destiny 2, you have to defend the world against dark forces that live even beyond the planet. So, you’re going to be exploring the solar system in this first-person shooter combat game. You have been given powerful abilities that make you strong enough to fight your enemies. You also have unique gear and weapons that you can customize to suit your taste. There are three different guardian classes- mystery warlock, swift hunter, and armored titan. You and your friends decide your legend.
15. Killing Floor 2
In continental Europe, an outbreak is spreading rapidly and has paralyzed the European Union. The outbreak is a biological one, caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment. Now, clones are walking everywhere and nothing works again, There’s no military, no means of communication, and no even government to rule the people. You are one of the civilians and few mercenaries who decided to come together to stop the outbreak and restore the world to its right state. Most of the citizens have lost hope, but you and this group are going to restore it by exterminating these specimen clones.
16. Gears 5
This three-player co-op game is bigger and even better. It has five modes which include Campaign, Escape, Horde, Versus, and Map Builder. These modes have different storylines that connect to create a perfect game. You have the option to play the modes in HDR and 4K on compatible devices. Also, you have a personal support bot, Jack, that can protect your allies and kill enemies. You should use Jack if you’re new to playing Gears 5. There are awesome rewards for you as you continue playing. Who knows? You may become the next four-star general.
In Minecraft, you can either play from a first-person or third-person perspective. This 3D sandbox game gives you no specific goal to accomplish. There are a lot of tasks and a lot of fun activities. You’re free to do anything you like. That’s why many people like it. The gameplay revolves around carrying 3D block objects and placing them wherever you want even as you travel around the world. You can build cities and other complex systems in this infinite world. Although there’s no real goal here, the game has an achievement system. So, as you keep playing and doing things right, you mark things off the achievement list.
18. Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 is set in an apocalyptic world where zombies are ravaging the whole place. In this co-operative action horror game, you and your four friends who are survivors of the apocalypse have to fight to stay alive. You have a wide array of weapons ranging from chainsaws to firearms, and even frying pans. You will be using these weapons against the infected. The game has great dialogue and storyline that keeps you playing.
19. Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic is a co-op game that up to 4 people can play. You’re going to be fighting a lot of alien monsters as you move through caves. The environment in this game is also totally destructible. You and your teammates have to work together if you want to survive this endless horde of monsters in a dangerous cave system.
20. Far Cry 4
In Far Cry 4, you travel to Kyrat, a country hidden in the Himalayas, to fulfill your mother’s dying wish. But, this country is not a very sweet one with generous people. You get caught up in a civil war to overthrow their leader, Pagan Min. Your goal in this game is to explore the dangerous world where one wrong turn may end your life. This open-world game is one of the best looking games that anyone has ever produced. With its exceptional graphics and mind-blowing gameplay, Far Cry 4 still is a user favorite.