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Old 06-18-2009, 02:16 AM
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Cooperative Games
Co-Op games, perhaps the most overlooked aspect of video games, even today. Growing up, it seemed even though it was rare to find a co-op game then too, that there were more 2d co-op games then, compared to 3d co-op games now.

My question is what co-op games do you remember playing, the most of, and have you ever specifically looked for a co-op game (whether to play with a friends, or family).


Here are mine, off the top of my head:

NES:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game
I remember fighting "The Fly" and thinking "why does he just fly higher and use range attacks? Then we couldn't touch him." Lol.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project
I liked this one, alot more then the second one, I believe it was because of the turtles' specials.

Contra
The one hit KO, was hardcore, when I first started playing, but quickly became fun.


SNES:

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
I know, I know...but with the lack of co-op games, I had little choice, and transformations weren't half bad.
Genesis:

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Not really co-op, but I took what I could get, I'd play Tails, and randomly attack enemies (when I was actually on screen with Sonic).
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Sonic and Knuckles (Lock on)
Tails could actually fly Sonic around! I felt so included
Streets of Rage 1
Among the best co-op games for the Genesis, I'm surprised it didn't get more hype, or they didn't continue it on a future generation console.

Streets of Rage 2
Better then the first, cleaner, and included unique special attacks.
Streets of Rage 3
Worse graphics then the second one, but far more interesting.

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So what opinions do you have on co-op games and which ones have you played? Not partial to them? Prefer competitive ones? Don't really care? Feel free to share.
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:53 PM
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I have been dying to find a really good Coop Game.
The ones that I have played are these:

Nam
Duke Nukem 3D
Doom

Loved those ones. Then I got more recent games as well:

Deadly Dozen Pacific Assault
Ghost Recon and tons of Mods
Serious Sam
Doom 3
Quake 2

I tend to avoid the games that are built soley for coop (like Battlefield) as I prefer games that have a story line.

I only play Battlefield type games when I can meet up with friends online.

If anyone knows of anymore PC coop games (and not Left4Dead) I would like to hear them.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:03 PM
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There's plenty of co-op RTS games. I have enjoyed Red Alert 3 a lot. But there are lots of others. Here's a few I know of...

Dawn of War 2 (co-op campaign)
RA3 (co-op campaign)
AOE II (no co-op campaign but is very good co-op in MP)

For FPS you can get a MOD for HL2 and play through the campaign in co-op.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:06 PM
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Sadly I cannot play much RTS games because my bro isn't into them and my laptop cannot keep up with the requirements.

As for HL2. Really don't fancy buying a game that my brother has just so that I can get it onto a Steam account.
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:04 AM
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we should all keep an eye out on The scourge project it's a fully story based game which is entirely built around co-operative play.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scourge_Project

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgbVd3rb7lo
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:34 PM
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Halo --- on the original Xbox. I know it's hardly retro, but playing that game co-op with my son and daughters was priceless!

I always seemed to steer away from co-op games in the past --- arcade play and early consoles. But, recently (on the Xbox 360), I've enjoyed quite a few co-op games that I probably wouldn't have enjoyed playing solo. Some examples:

Halo 3
Rainbow Six: Vegas (& Vegas 2)
Gears of War (& 2)
Army of Two
Left 4 Dead
Too Human
I've heard Halo Wars (a RTS) has great co-op play.
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Secret of Mana (first? only?) co-op RPG series (evermore)

a lot of old-school shooters and platformers were co-op: twinbee, ice climber, altered beast, golden axe, un squadron, guardian heroes, power stone, captain commando, x-men, final fight, double dragon, etc. in some games like ice climbers and double dragon, you could hurt or kill each other, too. ;p
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Halo - Original, does anyone else remember getting a bag of chips, some pop and grinding through the library for a good 4 hours on legendary? preceded by assault on the control room for 2 hours... ASSUM!
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