Android Games To Play with Girlfriend Online
Today in this article, I wanted to go over some great options for co-op games to play with your wife or girlfriend.. your significant other may be all 3 of them.
Great co-op games can be rare and a lot of the usual suspects for team-oriented games. Don’t quite work when you want and need to keep the tone while playing positive- and end on a good note.
This is a list of games that I have put together from playing most co-op games we can get our hands on- she is a bit of a gamer herself.
A quick note about the list, I’m disregarding MMORPGs- and most 1st party games like say any co-op Nintendo Game.. or even some of the Playstation titles just to make the list more accessible for all.. going through every Mario game one after another could get boring.
The list is also weird because it is kind of a top 10 but is more accurately 2 separate top 5s, mine and hers which will be indicated and there are also a ton of additional recommendations peppered within. Mobile Games to play with a girlfriend start the list off strong.
Even single-player this is on my list of most unexpectedly fun games. It has a great art style is incredibly noob-friendly and most important local co-op.. or couch co-op. Something you’ll see a lot of this in this list.
There is incredible variety and as someone who grew up visiting arcades this game more than most captures that 4 joysticks to a machine.. side-scrolling casual beat-em-up feels better than most games. I want to also point out that the developers, The Behemoth also have a suite of other games Pit People, BattleBlock Theatre, and AlienHominid- that all do co-op so well.
A similar type of art style and quality, level makes them almost auto recommends to anyone looking for a great game.
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You can’t have a list about co-op games..and not mention the giant catalog of LEGO games. I truly believe that much like a Mario game. LEGO games are distilled fun that play well with other people. Those other people can be avid gamers new gamers young kids adults it really is a one size fits all way to play.
At this point there are a lot of titles..and while I think most of them are worth playing.. I would have to rank the Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series very high.. and the Indiana Jones and the Batman ones very low.
Orcs Must Die 2
This title had to really sell to her to play it’s a 3rd person tower defense game it comes off cartoony and a little cheesy in essence you are trying to stop waves and waves of Orcs and watching a youtube video of the game doesn’t do it justice. It seems very blah but as she found out being in the game was incredibly different.
The levels are designed for co-op. it’s mindless fun where you’re laughing and it’s goofing off but more than anything there is strong understated gameplay of relying on the other you grab left spawn.
I’ll grab it right. Holler if you need help and reacting with good communication when shit ends up hitting the fan.. and then reassessing a strategy if you fail.. which you might not.. because the difficulty is pretty meh. We both went into the game thinking not much of it.. but then our major criticism was that the game didn’t have enough levels- we wanted more.
We tried to get that same feel from Dungeon Defenders and Sanctum- both games..that are good.. but really didn’t do it the same as Orcs Must Die. The only game that got close was Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare.. which I think hit a little harder just because we’re familiar with the IP.
Shifting to a completely different genre..the shooter.. let’s talk Borderlands 2. There seems to be magic in the second installment of the games. For people who somehow haven’t played the Borderlands series, these are loot-and-shoot games. Action RPGs with guns many different types of guns.
Guns with different stats and elements shot by characters with unique skills that you can build individually that all funnel into killing stuff and as we get better stuff the damage from our guns and abilities.. goes up and up and up.
Borderlands 2 was one of the best meldings of RPG and Shooter that has come around. It’s a shooter that people who don’t like shooters might like and because of the graphics style, it’s aged.. ok.. and much like a lot of the games that she found fun it’s a game that doesn’t take itself seriously..at all. Sticking with the ARPG.
Diablo 3 Console Edition
Now I enjoy the PC version I think a lot of people do.. even the people with strong opinions about the game.. a lot of which turn out to be negative. I think stems not from a failure of the title, as is.. but frustration that it isn’t updated and supported to the same extent that they want.. or that other games are. Regardless.. the console edition of Diablo3.. plays and feels like an entirely different game.
Again much like a lot on this list.. couch co-op is incredibly controller support.. and winds up feeling like a next-gen GauntlentGame.. which side note- great game- and it just works. The game has a lot of it rebuilt for the console..whether it’s the interface or the gameplay.. which makes it much different than just playing the PC version with a controller.. it just feels so fluid and simple.. and pure. If you were to play on PC I’d suggest probably Torchlight 2.
Next, we have the Rayman games.. specifically Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends. These are my least favorite games on the list..yet some of her favorites. Rayman games are great platformers in their own right. In fact, they are a great example of modern platforming games and are designed well for co-op.
Again the aesthetic and the art style, the music it’s almost jovial in a tone that she loved. Her big takeaway from the game is that it felt fair. If we died it wasn’t due to some cheap obstacle..and very little stress on personal performance.
As long as you end the level your score gets added together and it doesn’t feel like you beat the other person.. you beat the level together equally. Which is more important if there is a mismatch in the gaming ability of the two players. Another great platformer is next on the list.
This is a different take on the platform genre than Rayman. Also yes, Trine 3 is out but Trine 2 was the winner for me in this trilogy. There are very few games that I would say are beautiful.. this one definitely is on that list though. As a platformer, this is more puzzle-oriented.
Playing around in an almost physics-based sandbox to deal with puzzles.. and more importantly a ton of interactions between characters with their unique strengths to enable different methods of clearing levels. The constant back and forth of.. hey babe can you do this cool can you handle those baddies.. what should we do here.
Definitely was more prominent in this game than others and really gave you that.. working together feel.. another game that strongly relies on that feel, overlooked a lot is Chariot which I liked.. that she thought was a bit tedious… and similarly.. an honorable mention to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light it’s a good game that I don’t think aged well. If you are really scraping the bottom of the barrel looking for things to play it’s not bad.. just make sure you use a controller.
Don’t Starve Together
I’ve never been a fan of survival-type games. I think it’s been a visual quality-level thing. I just can’t get over the super blocky, grid-based aesthetics that are common.. and a lot of the 3D ones are very.. janky, indie-looking- so without a love of the genre- I was skeptical before trying this next game on the list.
This is a multiplayer version of the original, Don’t Starve.. and puts you into this hyper-stylized nightmare-fueled wilderness.. where you’re doing a lot of what you would do in other survival games. Forage for materials, secure food, defend against enemies.. and really.. just survive.
Don’t Starve Together has quite a few interesting things that can happen- which I wouldn’t spoil for you but appealed to me more than oh no a creeper.
And I forgot where I read the term the game acts as a great story generator-loading a game up for the night play till we die generally leads to some sort of situation that you laugh off because we cut down too many trees or the pigmen with forks got angry. And the last specific game callout on this list was probably the game we had the most fun with and that is,
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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
It’s an old game cube game. This isn’t an underrated game but an underplayed game for most who have played it. In co-op up top 4 people know just how incredible a game this is it’s been a while since it’s been released and isn’t worth playing without someone else it’s a game.
I’m rooting for Nintendo if they ever make a Gamecube MINI- to include it so more people can get the opportunity to play this. and since we’re talking about old games here.. Neo Geo and Smash TV also are top tier.
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