The best co-op games on PC

Games shine most when they let you work with a friend to achieve a goal. So what are the best titles that pull friends together and offer group-based thrills?

Left 4 Dead 2

One of Valve’s true classics puts the focus on tight teamwork against the backdrop of a gruesome zombie outbreak.

You’ll need to stick close to your friends, distribute supplies responsibly, and always be ready to revive a fallen comrade - anything less will get you all killed.

Destiny 2

Think of Destiny 2 as a social space for your buddies rather than a super serious FPS – the online equivalent of a bar where you can shoot aliens.

Be it speeding across a planet on a hoverbike, spelunking in search of powerful loot, or grouping up for an epic raid, Destiny 2 is great co-op fun.

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a full-fat RPG adventure that you can play in split-screen co-op.

This Ultima-indebted adventure is more tactical, wordy, and comprehensively interactive than any other modern RPG, and that’s before considering the co-op.

Overcooked

If you’ve ever tried to cook a meal with a friend or loved one then you’ll already have a good idea of what kind of co-op play Overcooked has in store.

Expect to be arguing over who’s the sous chef within minutes of starting up this top-down catering simulator.

Monster Hunter: World

There’s no better way to kill monstrous creatures than with your BFFs backing you up.

The open-world beastie brawler series has only just made its way onto PC so it’s possible that you, or said BFFs, have yet to experience the thrill of the hunt.

Portal 2

Portal 2 offers clever, funny, and mind-bending puzzles in a co-op friendly package.

You and a mate will have to put your heads together to work through each new dastardly puzzle room. And when you're done, you can download more co-op maps from the Steam Workshop.

Borderlands 2

If you and your friends are obsessed with loot then prepare to fall in love with the generous rewards dished out for every kill in this open-world shooter.

There are millions of weapon variations to find, and part of the fun is showing off a shiny new one to your friends.