Best Games to Play With a Friend 2021 Edition
Now more than ever, people are searching for multiplayer experiences that they can enjoy on or offline. Not only is this a great way to play your favorite games, but it has also become a method to reconnect with a friend or those you haven’t seen for a long time or introduce younger gamers to new ventures. With a plethora of titles to choose from, the COGconnected team narrows down the offering and ranks the best games to play with a friend!
10. Operation Tango
Released as part of the June lineup for PS Plus, some may have overlooked this, considering it free fodder. Boasting a true teamwork-based experience, Operation: Tango puts you in the shoes of an agent or a hacker. Working together, you will need to communicate with your partner in order to progress through several missions. Taking note from Hollywood spy movies, the game is an absolute blast and the perfect way to live out your espionage fantasy.
Combining elements of Metroidvania and Souls-like, Unsighted is a stunning game that you must experience. Its rich and varied combat allows you to equip a range of weapon combinations to suit your playstyle. Featuring a full co-op mode, you can work together in order to save Arcadia in this challenging and beautiful adventure.
8. Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
Do you love The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords? Well, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is pretty much the modern incarnation of this classic. Team up with up to 3 others in this rogue-like escapade as you tackle dungeons in a huge world packed with secrets. Similar to its influences, you’ll encounter puzzles that require teamwork, making this an excellent game to play with pals or the family.
7. Tetris Effect: Connected
The greatest premise for a puzzler was improved with Tetris Effect: Connected. Created by the mastermind behind Rez and Lumines, the game perfectly combines the visual and audio experience. With everything in sync, you will quickly be sucked into a block-puzzle paradise. Now featuring a co-op mode that allows for up to 3 players to work together against the AI, this is the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
6. The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
SuperMassive Games has successfully implemented multiplayer into a historically single-player experience. The Interactive Drama, House of Ashes, allows you to dictate the narrative, selecting dialogue choices and actions that alter your path. In local multiplayer, you can play this as a group, passing the controlling and all having a say on shaping the outcome. However, online, players will encounter extended sequences, seeing scenes from another point of view, altering your journey. Even if you prefer to play on your own, a second playthrough with a partner is a must.