God’s Trigger brings something new to the increasingly crowded genre of top-down, quick attempt shoot-’em-ups. It works just fine as a single-player game, which cribs the Hotline Miami campaign except with a character switch function, powerful abilities, and a progression system for both of its protagonists. But the game really sings when I load up co-op and play with a friend, giving each of us a protagonist to control. My husband and I share the same screen in local co-op. I take control of Judy, a demon with a ranged chain, and he handles Harry, an angel who sacrifices reach for deflection with his sword. We slaughter our way through angels, demons, actors, and bikers. The action is immediate, brutal, and flashy. As Judy, I’m capable of mind-controlling an enemy and using them as a tool to distract his buddies as we storm their room. As Harry, my husband is constantly flanking and dashing through combat, sprays of blood following him everywhere he goes. We advance … [Read more...] about God’s Trigger captures the joy of co-op Hotline Miami-style chaos
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A couple of days ago, Turtle Rock Studios surprised everyone with the announcement of Back 4 Blood, a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead that promises to move the co-op zombie shooter genre forward. While Back 4 Blood is clearly looking to fill the void left by the lack of Left 4 Dead 3, it remains to be seen just how similar it will be to the franchise that inspired it, and it’s unclear exactly which features will carry over. One such feature that’s up in the air is couch co-op, which was a staple of the Left 4 Dead games. The Left 4 Dead games notably supported couch co-op as well as split-screen online functionality, giving gamers a wide range of options when playing with friends. We asked Turtle Rock Studios community manager Miss Murder if Back 4 Blood would have similar couch co-op features. “No word on that yet,” she said on Twitter, “but happy to hear the suggestion!” It seems as though Turtle Rock … [Read more...] about Will Back 4 Blood Have Couch Co-Op?
Competitive lawn-mowing game Mowin’ & Throwin’ will be making its way to PC and consoles in the Spring of 2019 according to a press release from the developer. Yes, you read that right: a competitive lawn-mowing game. It certainly looks more interesting than it sounds!The best way to understand Mowin’ & Throwin’ is to check out this trailer from the developer’s official YouTube channel: As you can see, Mowin’ & Throwin’ is all about being the best grass-cutting gnome out there. You’ll have to fuel up your riding mower and try to cut all of the grass on your side of the map before your opponents do.The challenge doesn’t stop there, though: you’ll be able to sabotage your enemies by throwing rocks at them or even causing more grass to sprout up on their side! Although there are surely a few basic levels, there are also a few levels with more dynamic elements. One of these levels includes a bridge … [Read more...] about Mow Down the Competition in Mowin’ & Throwin’, Coming to PC & Consoles This Spring
It’s time for the best co-op games. Humanity is unlike any other species on Earth. Look around you – look at all we can do. I am typing my brain thoughts on some ethereal electronic space that only exists to us, transferring my ideas to your mind like some arcane telepath. It’s amazing when you really think about it. Know what else are amazing? Video games. Since the first video game released, technology has improved, fidelity has increased, and the creative ingenuity of the field hasn’t slowed down an ounce. How is all of this possible? Cooperation. Working together is the reason we are the dominant species on our blue sphere, after all. So let’s hold hands and enjoy these collaborative works together. Here are the 25 best co-op games to play right now. 25. The Division What could be more relaxing than taking a trip to snowy New York with your friends in the lead up to Christmas? Well, lots of things if The Division is anything to go by. In … [Read more...] about The 25 best co-op games to play in 2018
A Way Out is a series of short co-op challenges strung together with story, dialogue and a little exploration. It’s a compendium of split-screen puzzles, stealth, takedowns, combat, driving, leaping and foraging. In itself, this is impressive. Most third-person action-adventure games center on a core mechanic — usually shooting and fighting — while adding additional side tasks for the sake of variety and pacing. But A Way Out looks like an entire stew of disparate actions, an array of activities. Its only dominant exercise is running, which is appropriate for a game that’s about busting out of prison. Players take on the role of either Leo or Vincent, two convicts who scheme to get out of the big house. Working together, they overcome guards and obstacles, eventually breaking free into an open world fraught with difficulties. During the sections I recently played, there’s a delightful dynamism between these two men. Vincent is centered and cautious, … [Read more...] about A Way Out’s brilliant co-op gameplay is worth watching