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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.