Computer games are constantly evolving and improving, and this largely concerns the number of players. In the 80s, in order to play together, you had to wait your turn. After the 90s, brothers, sisters and friends could enjoy the process at the same time, and in modern games the number of participants can be unlimited..
Sometimes it can be difficult to get friends together to play together, but fortunately there are tons of games that allow you to enjoy the process from a distance. They are available for PS4, Xbox One or PC, so you can quickly find something to your liking. We have compiled a list of games that you can play with your friends online, on one computer or console.
Chances are, you've already heard about Fortnite and everything related to it, and if you have younger siblings, then they are most likely already playing it. This is a fun, and most importantly, free game where you will get a lot of positive emotions collecting weapons, building forts and destroying competitors until you are the only man or woman..
Of course, there is also a story mode in which you can fight with your friends against zombies. In addition, the game is constantly being updated and supplemented with new chapters. Unfortunately, you will not be able to play on the local network, so you will have to play online.
Assassin's Creed: Unity
The launch of the game was slightly spoiled by technical issues, but Assassin's Creed: Unity literally rose from the ashes, and became the most ambitious and interesting event on the market. A team (up to four players) can unite, practice parkour on the streets of Paris in the late 1700s and carry out various tasks - from protecting Napoleon to destroying Austrian spies. Great entertainment for fans of stealth and action games, as well as an amazing journey through the French capital..
The division 2
If you don't like first person shooters, choose The Division 2. This is a third person shooter that will keep you engaged for hours, maybe days. You need to collect weapons and equipment to create optimal sets and defeat opponents. You can play with friends, up to four players in story mode.
After that, the most daring in the company can go to the Dark Zone (PVP mode). It is possible to team up with strangers, but keep in mind that they may turn out to be crooks, kill you and steal the loot.
Whatever things you receive from other players, you will have to defend them with weapons in your hands until a helicopter arrives for them. Unfortunately, there is a beacon in the Dark Zone that warns others about your attempt to get something, so we can only wish you luck.
If you enjoy finding your way out of endless mazes, then Portal 2 is for your taste. You have two portals to get somewhere, and then several more that take you to another place. The co-op mode increases interest and allows two players to use four portals at once to get to the most difficult locations and solve puzzles that require an understanding of the basics of physics and dynamics, as well as well-coordinated work.
In Apex Legends, 60 players, split into teams of three, fight to the death on one large map. There are artifacts to mine, enemies to fight and ever-shrinking boundaries - the game does an excellent job with all the challenges of the battle royale genre. And the unique skills of each character and the ability to revive teammates make Apex Legends more interesting than other representatives of the genre (such as Fortnite).
A team of up to four players explores the fictional city of Harran, killing zombies living in it. Unlike other representatives of the genre, here you do not need to move on the ground next to the monsters - it is better to jump over them, run on roofs and use everything that is around. Swords, hooks and firearms are also present, so you will enjoy the game even if your friends want a cute killing of zombies instead of a crazy run over their heads.
The game doesn't add anything new to the classic Harvest Moon formula except for additional players, but this little thing is everything. The pleasure of farming, building relationships with neighbors, and participating in old-fashioned agrarian capitalism doubles, triples, and even quadruples. This happens solely through cooperative play, because you share the risks and rewards of each other. As we know, nothing is more conducive to strengthening friendships than farming.
Sea of thieves
The game is by no means perfect. The story is both convoluted and superficial, especially when you consider what it tells about the sea. The main advantage is the pirate gameplay. It is very interesting to assemble a team of three or four people and manage the ship together: one holds the rudder, the second manages the sails, the third shoots the cannons, and the fourth repairs the ship if you suddenly encounter rivals. You will need well-coordinated teamwork, so a few dozen hours of fun are guaranteed.
Monster Hunter: World
The game is simple enough: hunters must kill monsters, collect armor and weapons, and then hunt even more dangerous creatures. This approach allows you to enjoy a beautifully designed design, as well as to experience the thrill of team-based battles against invincible bosses. Incredibly, the process of constantly pumping characters in the game is much more interesting than you might imagine.
Sci-fi cyber-punk has the fewest co-op apps, which is a major oversight. Fortunately, 2012 Syndicate fills that gap with incredible four-player adventures. It's a first-person shooter with fun, addictive gun battles and sci-fi abilities reminiscent of some modern AAA games.
Dead space 3
All players in Dead Space 3 need to roam in the snow, craft weapons and shoot creepy monsters called Necromorphs. Very simple, yet fun. The co-op mode allows users to cooperate as they navigate their way through an ice-covered planet filled with all sorts of horrors. In places where players split up, they will have to go through different adventures at the same time. If you're looking for a co-op third-person shooter then check out Dead Space 3.
Rocket League is designed for older kids and adults who enjoy racing and fighting. It came out a few years ago, but has not lost popularity, and is a combination of football, American and European, with driving. A weird but very addicting mix. You will have to drive across fields and arenas in a vehicle, hold the ball and score goals. You can play as a team or against each other.
Even if you haven't had time to enjoy the first part of the game, we recommend playing Overcooked 2. Both versions give you the opportunity to play on a local network, on a PC or different consoles - PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One.
What's so interesting about Overcooked 2? This is a fun cooking simulator for four people in which you have to create a team and save the world from being taken over by hungry monsters. You will have to prepare food and fulfill orders as quickly as possible in order to feed the creatures. A loss is counted when the allotted time expires - if you do not complete the allotted number of orders, you will receive one or two stars out of possible three.
World war z
The game has collected the smartest and fastest zombie squads from the Brad Pitt movie and placed them in locations based on the original book. This allows players to look at different regions and cultures through the prism of a devastating zombie apocalypse. The plot is simple, but World War Z has enough difficulty levels, characters, and items to keep four players interested in hunting the undead.
A two-player game designed for side-scrolling fans. Here you will turn into two little creatures made of yarn who travel the world. Their bodies can stretch and unwind, which is actively used in the plot.
You will have to climb, swing and perform real acrobatic stunts to overcome obstacles and complete tasks. Unravel 2 is perfect fun for friends who love puzzle solving.
A way out
For gamers who love action entertainment and more mature content, A Way Out was created. It allows you to play on a local network or online, and the plot is based on the story of two guys who escaped from prison. Unique here is the fact that players need to work together to overcome obstacles - for example, go back to back to swim through the chute. In addition, there will be many moments in the process when your life will depend on the actions of your partner.
The name translates as "Never Be Alone" - the perfect slogan for those who love playing together. It should be noted that it has a single player mode, but it's better to find yourself a teammate. The plot tells about a young girl who is trying to stop the blizzards that engulf her village, and her beloved fox helps her in this difficult task. Accordingly, one player will be a girl and the other a fox. If you want to play together on PC, you need two gamepads.
Team Sonic Racing
Racing will always remain a favorite genre among gamers. If you crave speed and struggle, what better way to satisfy your desires than to play Sonic? There is no need to run or jump on enemies - together with your friends you will fight in races like Mario Kart.
You will have access to not only standard functions, but also funny "chips" like firing rockets. You can play Team Sonic Racing as a team (no more than four people) or fight against each other.
In Absolver, you'll have an extraordinary martial arts experience that teaches you how to make friends through fist fights. You can team up with one or two users, and then conquer the small game world and bonus dungeons - thanks to teamwork, this will go faster.
If you don't have friends to play with, try making acquaintances with other players using simple gestures. Absolver not only offers combat, but also communication, making it the best action-adventure fighting game ever.
Styx: Shards of Darkness
So, you and your friends were in the shoes of two mischievous goblins who must maneuver in harsh realities, steal artifacts and save their lives. The game uses elements common for the stealth genre: hiding the corpses of enemies, being in the shadows, hanging from the edge of an unreliable abyss to avoid detection. True, such a classic approach to business can be called more a plus than a minus - the study of the process does not cause difficulties, and it itself allows you to enjoy the old-school simplicity and teamwork.