Co-Op games also known as Co-operative games are games that allow two or more players to play at the same time. Usually, in this day and age, these type of games are harder to find because most multi-player has been pushed to online. As a family, my daughter and wife enjoy the more lighter hearted games that do not require hours of investment, so Diablo III is not an option. Now the Lego games are a great example of co-op games. But if you have played one Lego game then you pretty much have played them all.
So for this article, we are going to skip the Lego games since most people are already aware of those. The games we played were on the Xbox One X, but the games we discuss here are also available on Playstation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.
Overcooked! One Of The Crazy Co-Op Games
Overcooked from Ghosttown Games is currently the free game for any Xbox Gold member. To succeed in this game cooperation is a must, you and your friends are running a crazy kitchen. The concept is simple, orders come in, you have to grab the ingredients, then cut them up, cook them, plate it and send it out. Seems simple enough, but did I mention there is a timer and multiple obstacles in your way?
While you are trying to make the orders each stage has a unique distraction to annoy you. For example, one stage is on two separate buses, so you have to coordinate everything when the two buses meet. Another stage you have to deal with mice stealing your food. The fast-paced hectic game is great fun for everybody. The only downside for me, was my daughter turned into a little Gordan Ramsay and started yelling at everyone!
Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle
The next game we are taking a look at is the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle . This bundle is only available in the stores of the consoles there is no retail version that I know of. The bonus is the game is only $29.99 which is a great value considering there are 7 games in the bundle. As the name indicates these are classic arcade beat ’em up games. The games include:
- Final Fight
- Captain Commando
- The King of Dragons
- Knights of the Round
- Warriors of Fate
- Armored Warriors
- Battle Circuit
For those of you that do not know what a beat ’em up is, basically, you and your friends choose a character then fight through wave after of wave of enemies. Most of the games are about 6-8 stages and take about an hour to go through. The graphics are the exact same as they were back in their arcade heyday. Unfortunately, they can look very pixelated in spots. Another problem that occurs, is the gameplay is very repetitive.
Final Fight and Captain Commando are probably the best two games and the most recognizable of the collection. These type of games are much better in short bursts. I suggest playing through one, then stop and come back another day and play another. But for the price, you will not find a better arcade bundle around without stealing ROMS online!