On-line PC co-op games - Need Recomendations

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  1. thomaspajamas

    thomaspajamas GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 5, 2006
    United States
    My friend and I are tired of fragging it out in deathmatches of unreal tournament, counter strike and what have you, so I need to find a new LAN game we can play.

    We got the PC version of Halo hoping to play that all the way through on CoOp mode but alas, for some reason they removed cooperative play from the PC port.

    I've been looking around but it seems like games just stopped implementing multiplayer co-op mode after like Quake 2.

    So games we have that are co-op, but that we are starting to get sick of are...

    Doom II
    Quake II
    Duke Nukem 3D
    ... and thats all I can think of right now.

    Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks
  2. Hero-Link

    Hero-Link Hero of Derrr

    Nov 6, 2002
    Alien Vs Predator 1 has a Co-Op mode survival stuff pretty cool in my opinion, although i dont know if Alien vs Predator 2 has it..

    Nitro Family rocks!! Serious Sam 1 + 2 also have Co-op, and that rocks baby, i advise you guys to try Nitro Family, heck i had tons of fun with that Co-Op, taking down more then 30 enemies with a friend its amazing
  3. F2a

    F2a Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    United States
    Alien Swarm mod for UT2k4 is the only good coop game I can think of.
  4. slayerspud

    slayerspud GBAtemp Fan

    May 20, 2006
    World of warcraft. Not FPS but raids own.
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Co op games are unfortunately in short supply, FPS even more so (I was gutted that PC halo missed it when I got some decent machines together in a network a few years ago).

    Not sure about internet play for some of these:
    Spinter cell games have some co op play.
    System Shock 2
    Not played it my self but http://www.svencoop.com/ Half Life (1 and 2) mods.
    Delta force games (one of the best co op games I have ever played actually, I seem to recall they are IPX only though)
    Likewise more of Tom Clancy's games of the rainbow six/Ghost Recon ilk.
    Operation Flashpoint

    Stuff like Diablo, Dungeon Siege and Bauldur's gate make for great co op (3 or more make for great play).

    A fair few RTS titles (age of empires springs to mind) also allow co op, good as I am less than stellar at resource gathering yet attack is good, it also makes for a good two pronged attack)

    Good news if for half of those games you do not need much more than a 3 year old rig to play.
  6. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me â„¢

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    Dec 22, 2002
    Freespace 2, Freelancer and Swat 4 come to mind.

    All great co-op play. Although I'm not sure if Freespace 2 supports online co-op.
  7. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 29, 2006
    london, england
    doesnt rainbow 6 vegas have co-op play?
  8. Trune

    Trune GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 26, 2002
    Amongst The Clouds
    I dunno about that, but Vegas isn't that good a game =/
    Try it out if you can before you possibly get it.
  9. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

    Aug 4, 2006
    Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe is now freeware and has some great co-op mission (lots of tactics required, a single shot can be fatal and then a soldier of the squad is lost for the entire game).
  10. ndela007

    ndela007 GBAtemp Regular

    May 6, 2007
    United States
    Serious Sam (1 or 2, bunches of fun on the super hard modes)

    Dawn of War & expansions
    Warcraft 3:FT (various custom maps have loads of content and save codes, if you are into that kind of thing)

    Titan Quest (diablo-ish clone by THQ, lots of people play the heck out of it)
    Neverwinter Nights 2 (have yet to pick it up, but my friends say its a hoot)

    All I can think of off the top of my head. Will get back to you if I remember anything later.
  11. 754boy

    754boy :D

    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    Wow, you're the first person I've seen say that. Vegas is awesome online but it has high system requirements.
  12. Trune

    Trune GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 26, 2002
    Amongst The Clouds
    hmmm I just wasn't a big fan of the way the game moves, after you play COD2 long enough you go to a game like that and it just annoys you =/
  13. Chhotu uttam

    Chhotu uttam DOH HO HO HO

    Dec 6, 2010
    You can try borderlands ,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter(1 &2) ,rainbow six vegas two

    ANd Don't to Crysis 2
  14. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    I think Warsow can play over LAN.
  15. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

    Sep 4, 2009
    United States
    The Courtroom
    I recommend Crysis 2. Or at least Crysis Warhead.

    EDIT: Oh wow...this thread is 4 years old...
  16. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

    Jun 14, 2008
    United States
    Left 4 Dead 2 is awesome zombie killing fun... With a friend!
  17. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

    May 19, 2008
    Canada, Ontario.
    LOL , 4 year+ necropost .
    i don't think L4D was out 4 years ago , that's why no one mentioned it .

    but anyway ,
    Left 4 Dead and Half Life 2 mods .
  18. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    Steam is full of coop games. L4d, magicka, plain sight, tf2, etc.
    Edit: svencoop is on it's last legs unfortunately. I remember days when it was full of all kinds of run crazy servers and maps, but the devs stopped bringing out updates and the user base slowly declined in favour of other, more popular mods. Last I checked, there were only 2 servers up and 6 users spread across them.

    Diablo clones (Titan quest and the like) are the easiest to mention since they all use the same system with drop in multiplay.

    Rts games are also easy to mention, although how much fun they are can vary a lot. Command and conquer, Dawn of war 2, supreme commander, Starcraft, etc.

    Simulation games like freespace and freelancers are old gems in gaming history that never saw the popularity it deserved. Freespace 2 used to have a huge fanbase with fans eagerly creating new missions using the editor, until pax shut down th multiplayer servers. Openfreespace was created after the source codes were released and features a revamped multiplayer mode with updated graphics, but since it's fan made it's only had a limited following.

    Fps games died a little after cod2 and halo achieved such fame. That's not to say they're all bad, but the style of death match fights are, IMO, nothing compared to unreal tournament and time splitters. All modern fps games are pretty much the same. Cod, battlefield, resistance, killzone etc.
  19. Mazor

    Mazor Z80 master arch

    Feb 14, 2008
    Hexen 2, an incredibly overlooked game. Using a modified Quake engine, it offers an 8-player online drop-in campaign mode.

    It saddens me how no one has ever heard of this game, it's really great in every aspect apart from often getting you stuck as a new player (which a guide/walkthrough can solve).
  20. meornot0

    meornot0 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 25, 2009
    United States
    lol epic bump
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