Co-op games?

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  1. DwightK

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    I recently purchased and played Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PS2 version as it was $19 vs 49 for xobx). I played through solo and had a blast. I then played through the game co-op with a friend and the game was superb[​IMG]
    I nor my friends are not at all interested in head to head, deathmatch, etc type games but ones where teamwork and co-operative assistance are required, in other words, co-op multiplay.
    How many other games offer co-op play? Why is this so rare?
    I am looking for co-op games for either the xobx, PS2, or the GC. Not PC, even though the PC has the best examples of which I am aware such as any of the MMORPG's, System Shock 2, etc, RTS's, Counterstrike, etc.
    I noticed in a diablo thread that Hunter: the Reckoning was recommended but when I looked at the back of the game it looked VERY bloody (not good for kids) and set in a goth, vamp setting which is acceptable but not preferred.
    Any recommendations?
     
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    Ghost Recon has a pretty cool co-op multiplay mode, both online and off.
     
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    Contra: Shattered Soldier on PS2 is a blast. It's tough, but fun in co-op mode.
     
  4. Dave Bennett

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    Halo has an amazing co-op mode. Also, Half-Life for the PS2 has an entire second scenario called Decay that can be played split screen co-op.
    Edit-Forgot to add that Timesplitters 2 for all three platforms has a co-op mode.
     
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    If you like goofy games, but fun games, try Adventures of Cookies and Cream. It's sort of a coop-platformer. Hard to describe, but it can be fun.

    Also, if you have the stamina, try Dance Dance Revolution - pick up the game and two dance pads. LOADS of fun.
     
  6. DwightK

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    Josh, oh yea DDR is fun. Not with my IT Band the way it is right now though.

    Thanks for the other suggestions. I will try out a few as I can. I just like the idea of 3rd person/iso games over fps's as split screen would then not be required.

    Oh, mechwarrior in grinder mode, River City, 2 player is really fun co-op and gets hard once multiple mechs start spawning.
     
  7. Morgan Jolley

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    Time Crisis 2, though you'll need 2 guns for it to be worth it. You could just buy Time Crisis or TC: Project Titan for PSX and get a second gun with the game.
     
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    Serious Sam for the Xbox supports cooperative via split screen AND system link.
     
  9. Jeff Kohn

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    Halo is cool in co-op. ALso Hunter: The Reckoning has co-op with up to 4 players, and it is not split screen, which is a big plus (though I understand why split-screen is required for some game types).
     
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    DYNASTY WARRIORS 3!! Also, the new Dynasty Warriors 3 Extreme Legends (kind of like a remix) comes out for $40 in January. Great co-op game.
     
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  12. Dave Bennett

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    Well Jeremy you're entitled to your opinion. I wasn't vouching for it as when I had Half-Life for the PS2 I only played the main game. At any rate, the original poster was wanting to know about games with a co-op mode and Half-Life does regardless of how good it may or may not be.
    Anyhow, back on topic, Twisted Metal Black also has a co-op mode.
     
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    Toejam and Earl 3 and House of the Dead 3 both have co-op modes. Although I'd recommend renting HOD, as by all reports you'll probably blow through it in 4-5 hours. And while it is a lightgun game, I've played the demo with a controller and it works like a charm.
     

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