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Best Online Co-Op Games to Play Right Now (2024)

As we delve into 2024, the world of online co-op games continues to thrive, offering gamers endless hours of entertainment, camaraderie, and thrilling challenges. With a vast array of titles to choose from, selecting the best ones to dive into with friends can be daunting. To help you navigate this landscape, we've curated a list of the top online co-op games that you absolutely must play this year: "Helldivers 2", "Roboquest", "Lethal Company", "Valheim", "Streets of Rogue", and "PlateUp!". Each of these games promises a unique co-op experience, ensuring that there's something for everyone in 2024's gaming panorama.


1. Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 Gameplay

HELLDIVERS 2 elevates the cooperative twin-stick shooter formula to new heights, building on the success of its predecessor with enhanced mechanics, more diverse enemy types, and sprawling, dynamically generated levels. Set in a satirical dystopian future, players join the elite HELLDIVERS unit, tasked with defending Super Earth from a variety of alien threats. The game emphasizes teamwork and precision, requiring players to carefully coordinate their actions to survive against overwhelming odds. With a vast arsenal of weapons and vehicles at your disposal, and the ever-present threat of friendly fire, every mission is a high-stakes operation that tests your skills and strategic thinking.

Helldivers 2 Gameplay

2. Roboquest

Roboquest Gameplay

"Roboquest" emerges as a thrilling addition to the co-op gaming scene, developed by RyseUp Studios. This fast-paced, first-person shooter set in a futuristic world, tasks players with navigating through procedurally generated levels as powerful robots. With an emphasis on teamwork, players combine their unique abilities to face hordes of enemies and colossal bosses. The game's vibrant comic-book art style enhances its dynamic gameplay, making every run unique and exciting. Offering endless replayability and requiring strategic collaboration, "Roboquest" guarantees an electrifying co-op experience that stands out in 2024 for both FPS enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

Roboquest Gameplay

3. Lethal Company

Lethal Company Gameplay

In Lethal Company, developed by Zeekerss, you're a contractor for "The Company," tasked with salvaging scrap from desolate, industrialized moons to hit profit quotas. This unique game blends survival, exploration, and resource management. Earn cash to explore riskier moons or splurge on luxuries for your ship and suit. Immerse in nature, adding creatures to your bestiary and navigating through abandoned infrastructures. Teamwork is crucial—manage dangers, guide your crew via ship's radar, and utilize tools from the Company store for survival. As night falls, ensure all valuables are secured, emphasizing communication and cooperation to survive the harsh environment and fulfill your quota.

Lethal Company Gameplay

4. Valheim

Valheim Gameplay

Developed by Iron Gate AB, "Valheim" is a survival and sandbox game set in a vast, procedurally generated purgatory inspired by Viking culture. Players band together to explore, build, and survive in this hostile world, facing off against mythological beasts, harsh climates, and other challenges. The cooperative aspect of "Valheim" shines through in base building, resource gathering, and epic boss fights. Working together to craft weapons, armor, and fortifications, players can create their own Viking saga, full of adventure and camaraderie. The game's open-ended nature and extensive crafting system encourage creativity and strategic planning, making each playthrough a unique experience.

Valheim Gameplay

5. Streets of Rogue

Streets of Rogue Gameplay

Developed by Matt Dabrowski, "Streets of Rogue" is a rogue-lite about player choice, freedom, and anarchic fun. The game combines elements of fast-paced, top-down shooters with an anarchic, procedurally generated city where players can choose how to approach their objectives. Whether you're hacking computers, sneaking around guards, or going in guns blazing, the game's diverse character classes and endless item combinations ensure that no two runs are the same. Co-op play adds another layer of chaos and strategy, as players can team up in local or online multiplayer, blending their abilities and tactics to cause even more mayhem. It's a game that celebrates creativity and cooperation, all while throwing players into unpredictably wild scenarios.

Streets of Rogue Gameplay

6. PlateUp!

PlateUp! Gameplay

Developed by It's Happening, "PlateUp!" takes the cooking game genre to new heights, blending elements of restaurant management with fast-paced cooking action. Players must work together to prepare meals, serve customers, and manage their restaurant, all under the pressure of the ticking clock. The game's procedural generation ensures that no two playthroughs are alike, with different kitchen layouts, recipes, and challenges to overcome. "PlateUp!" tests not only your culinary skills but also your ability to communicate effectively and manage a kitchen.

PlateUp! Gameplay

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