We review some of the best titles with local co-op on PC so you can spend an afternoon of video games with your brothers, cousins, partners or friends.
In these times when the internet seems to have crept into even the most remote corner of video games, there are still many players looking for a local cooperative experience, something that is moderately easy to find in many console games but that seems not to be so easy on computer. During this article we are going to review some of the best games with local cooperative on PC, both with split screen and without it, in addition to also talking about a particular system to play “local cooperative” through the internet thanks to Steam. Welcome to the resistance, welcome to the best games with local co-op for PC.
Games with local co-op with split screen
The first game on this list could not be another. Portal 2 revolutionized the world of puzzle video games being, probably, the best in the history of the genre, already surpassing a remarkable first installment. The challenges that the Machiavellian GladOS proposes us can try to overcome them equipped with our useful portal gun both alone and with cooperative with split screen. An indispensable classic that is still as enjoyable as the first day.
A Way Out
A Way Out is an adventure created by Hazelight and published by Electronic Arts that is created by and for the cooperative, being, in fact, the only way to advance in the game and also allowing us both local cooperative with split screen and online being able to invite a friend to play through the network even if it does not have the title. We are facing a surprising and varied adventure with moments to remember that will reveal the story of two prisoners who have just escaped from prison.
Rocket League has been one of the most popular games in recent years combining in a very special way two passions as common as football and the world of motor through radio control cars. It is likely that you already know this title so we simply want to remind you that the game has local cooperative mode with split screen (and also online coop, of course).
If you are old school role-players (of which you liked the reborn Gothic and similar) Outward can be a very interesting proposal for all of you since it gives us a great freedom of action worthy of the best role, has many touches of survival and also has a very particular magic system and surprising that we think you can like it both to enjoy alone and in the company of a companion of adventures and rolls of the die of 20 faces.
Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic offered us in December the last surprise of 2019, Darksiders Genesis, a spin-off of the beloved Darksiders saga that bets on this occasion to offer us an action adventure with playable ingredients similar to those of previous deliveries, but with a very different perspective. In addition, we can also enjoy the game with its local cooperative mode with split screen and also with an online aspect, of course.
The LEGO Game Saga
This time we are going to take the license of not mentioning a specific title but a whole saga, that of LEGO-based games, from Lego Star Wars through LEGO The Lord of the Rings, LEGO Marvel Avengers, LEGO DC Super-Villains and many other cases. This saga (except for some spin-offs) usually offers us adventure and action titles full of humor and with cooperative mode to split screen so that we can enjoy with the partner we want.
Human: Fall Flat
This work by No Break Games published by Curve Digital is a funny and enjoyable third-person puzzle game that focuses, above all, on the use of physics to solve the different enigmas that confront us. It is a title with an original idea and concepts and with challenging puzzles that will make us eat our heads and can also count on the help of a friend to overcome all their challenges.
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Not everything is going to be action, arcade or platform games, and also the best role on PC can be enjoyed in company, and what better than to do it with Divinity: Original Sin 2, the masterpiece of Larian Studios, that now that they are preparing the ambitious Baldur’s Gate 3, what better than to discover why they are an acclaimed studio, offering the role of the authentic school, which we can enjoy in company.
Mossmouth left us in 2013 with a very special game called Spelunky, an indie that embraces the genre of 2D platforms with metroidvania touches that is really fun and so challenging that it is only recommended for those who are not afraid to face great challenges alone or accompanied by a friend thanks to its local cooperative also present in its computer version. That premise is taken much further, with an even more reactive, dangerous and interesting world, with Spelunky 2, which will delight those looking for a fair challenge.