The Tom's Hardware Definitive List of PC Games: Best Online Co-Op Games

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The Tom's Hardware Definitive List of PC Games: Best Online Co-Op Games

Are we living in a new "golden age" for PC Gaming? Of course, it is impossible to give a definitive answer. The distance of time and a heaping dose of nostalgia are both necessary prerequisites for any "golden age". And, while it may be easy to argue the merits of one generation over another, one thing is abundantly clear: PC Gaming in 2017 is more widespread and more accessible than ever before. The maturation of digital distribution, a new diversity of platforms, and the adoption of x86 CPU architecture by console manufactures have together, created the perfect environment for a PC Gaming renaissance. PC Gamers have access to more games than ever before, including overlooked titles from past generations and current games that would have been either too costly or too difficult to port. Games are so ubiquitous that you're more likely to hear complaints of having too many games, rather than too few. The number of "good" games is now so great that even the hardest of the most hardcore gamers struggle in their search to find the very best.

To help navigate this brave new world for gaming, Tom's Hardware is in the process of assembling the definitive list of PC games in a number of genres. We've already put a few lists together, but the number of titles is lacking. While the Tom's Hardware Editorial team is few in number, the Tom's Hardware Community is legion. With your input we hope to assemble a list of the best and worst PC games that can truly be called definitive. Over the next few weeks we'll be collecting Community feedback across multiple categories. Once we have a sufficient number of submissions, we'll have the Community vote on the most popular, with a showcase of the winning games on the Tom's Hardware homepage.

This thread will decide the best online co-op games.

To help get you started, here are the Editorial Team's list of best online co-op games. Remember we're looking for suggestions that aren't on the list below.

May the best games win!


Portal 2



Grand Theft Auto Online



Payday 2



Borderlands 2



Gears of War 4



Arma 3



Grim Dawn

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  3. _Johnny5 said:
    The Tom's Hardware Definitive List of PC Games: Best Online Co-Op Games

    Are we living in a new "golden age" for PC Gaming? Of course, it is impossible to give a definitive answer. The distance of time and a heaping dose of nostalgia are both necessary prerequisites for any "golden age". And, while it may be easy to argue the merits of one generation over another, one thing is abundantly clear: PC Gaming in 2017 is more widespread and more accessible than ever before. The maturation of digital distribution, a new diversity of platforms, and the adoption of x86 CPU architecture by console manufactures have together, created the perfect environment for a PC Gaming renaissance. PC Gamers have access to more games than ever before, including overlooked titles from past generations and current games that would have been either too costly or too difficult to port. Games are so ubiquitous that you're more likely to hear complaints of having too many games, rather than too few. The number of "good" games is now so great that even the hardest of the most hardcore gamers struggle in their search to find the very best.

    To help navigate this brave new world for gaming, Tom's Hardware is in the process of assembling the definitive list of PC games in a number of genres. We've already put a few lists together, but the number of titles is lacking. While the Tom's Hardware Editorial team is few in number, the Tom's Hardware Community is legion. With your input we hope to assemble a list of the best and worst PC games that can truly be called definitive. Over the next few weeks we'll be collecting Community feedback across multiple categories. Once we have a sufficient number of submissions, we'll have the Community vote on the most popular, with a showcase of the winning games on the Tom's Hardware homepage.

    This thread will decide the best online co-op games.

    To help get you started, here are the Editorial Team's list of best online co-op games. Remember we're looking for suggestions that aren't on the list below.

    May the best games win!




    Portal 2





    Grand Theft Auto Online





    Payday 2





    Borderlands 2





    Gears of War 4





    Arma 3





    Grim Dawn



    My favorite game ever would always be Halo. You can play the whole masterchief collection with a friend or on your own. Ahhh memories!
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  4. Overcooked
    Starcraft 2
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  5. Super smash brothers
    Street fighter
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  6. Saints Row IV
    Don't Starve Together
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  7. DOTA 2, PUBG, and Diablo 3 are all great co-op games.
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  8. I think I'll have to go with Halo; but, the old Mario and DK games are still great, especially for kids.
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  9. Borderlands 2: Tina Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep was awesome. Especially, as always, Mr. Torgue.
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  10. Sniper Elite 3 and 4, Zombie Army Trilogy, Warhammer 40K Retribution
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  11. Left 4 Dead 2
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  12. Dota 2 !
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  13. Onward.
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  14. Overwatch! Really that was not included?
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  15. StarCraft/Brood War & SWAT 4 should have been on that list as well.
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  16. spdragoo said:
    StarCraft/Brood War & SWAT 4 should have been on that list as well.


    S4 is kill, since Gamespy went down.
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  17. canadianvice said:
    spdragoo said:
    StarCraft/Brood War & SWAT 4 should have been on that list as well.


    S4 is kill, since Gamespy went down.


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