A video game is so simple to define when it drags us back to the 1990s when we settled in front of our televisions with a joystick or two and played the two-dimensional games like Super Mario and felt the contentment for the next week or two. With the passage of decades, the requirement for video games has grown rapidly like it is one of the basic requirements of life. A video game is basically an electronic game played by a person or two that manipulates or changes images constantly so as to make it look like a real-life simulation.
With the development of games in this era, these have split into numerous categories on the basis of their genres. We’re here to specific some of the best co-op games with PlayStation 4 as a medium in the year 2020. The name “co-op” or say, co-operative defines itself. This category includes the games for two or more where we split and share a single monitor or screen and a single game but different consoles.
Lego DC super-villains is an offshoot from the Lego Batman: the videogame which had achieved great success on its release. The Lego Batman focused on the Batman trilogy and similarly, the Lego DC super villains focus entirely on the villains of the D.C. universe. The game was launched by the Warner Bro. Interactive Entertainment on October 16, 2018, in North America and on October 19 worldwide. It was further re-launched by the Feral Interactive July 30, 2019, for the macOS.
A treat to the football maniacs. FIFA 20, the 27th episode of the popularly known FIFA series was released on September 27, 2019, for the PlayStation 4 by the Electronic Arts. The football simulator in its 27th version brings in new updates in the players and the teams of different football teams and associations keeping in eye the current scenario in the world of football.
The popular cooking simulator, Overcooked 2, a sequel of the game Overcooked was on the limelight on August 7, 2018, due to its big fan base made from the lady gamers of the world. This was developed and published by the Team17 with Ghost town games alongside. In this simulator, a group of up to four players can form a group as multiplayer and use moves such as chopping, washing, cooking, plating, serving and so on.
Developed by the PopCap games on October 18 2019, Plants vs zombies: the battle for neighborville is one of the best third-person shooter games released so far. This was further published by Electronic Arts with an ambition to promote the planting of saplings for a good future. This game is a part of the Plant vs zombies series and an offshoot from the game Plants vs zombies: the garden warfare.
You search for a co-op game, and you don’t find this? That’s impossible. This is one of the rarest games which can only be played in a multiplayer mode and not individual mode. This was developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts on March 23 2018. This survival simulator was in great demand and sold over a million copies in the first two weeks of the release.
Fond of racing games? Grab the ultimate Team sonic racing for an amazing experience. This is an offshoot from Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog series. The gamer has to play from a third-person perspective by selecting one of the fifteen characters of the series who race together in sports cars. This was published by Sega on May 21, 2019, and soon received a great hype in the market.
Developed and published by Sandlot and D3 publishers respectively, earth defence force 5 is a third-person shooter game released on December 7, only for Japan. This is the 8th sequel of the earth defence force and the 5th main installation of the same. This has been one of the most rarely available games which are searched the most for.
This game having a worldwide fan base is a collection of arcade games that was released on September 18, 2018. The game was developed and published by capcom, which shows the first-person hand to hand fight between the protagonist and the negative character.
This game can be called as the modern version super Mario developed by an independent and small gamers group named contingent 99 with a rogue-like graphics involving tiles and levels. This was published a Humble bundle and launched on May 15, 2018. The game is more of a dungeon crawler than rogue-like.
Developed and published by cold wood interactive and Electronic Arts respectively, unravel two deals with the story of two yarns. It was launched on March 22, 2019, and moved all the simulations with its remarkable graphics. It is a puzzle-platformer game which involves activities like jumping and running. The simulator has seven chapters as a plot of the story along with an end credit scene which signifies the bond of unconditional love that doesn’t hold us back.
Portal 2, developed and published by valve was one of the most award-winning games so far. This puzzle platform game was released on April 19 2011. The game deals with teleportation and portals that make it look like a science-fiction game. Portal 2 was planned and developed after the success of Portal (2007) and hence, it’s a sequel to the same. Portal 2 was announced as well as promoted with alternate reality games by a valve. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and been termed as one of the best games of all time by numerous publication for its story, acting, gameplay, pacing and dark humour.
Quite evidently, the sixth instalment of the resident evil series, developed and published worldwide by capcom. This PlayStation 3 game was launched on October 2, 2012, but was re-launched later for the PlayStation 4 on March 29 2016. The plot of the game revolves around its four central characters, Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Jake Muller and Ada Wong. The players have to control them when they deal with a worldwide bioterrorist attack.
Developed and published by Ubisoft, Rayman legends are one of the most popular couch co-op games launched so far. This was released on February 21 2014. This platform-based video game was highly praised by the critics for its amazing soundtrack, controlling, graphics, designs, gameplay and so on. The game is a part of the Rayman series and is its fifth episode. It is also the sequel of the game Rayman origins that were developed, published and launched in the year 2011. The game recognized worldwide in the Electronic entertainment expo 2012 for Wii U. The plot of the story is also a continuation of the first part in which the main characters wake up after sleeping for a century. The game also revolves around the explosion that took place in the first part of the game, i.e. Rayman origins.
The space shooter action game based on platforms was developed and published by Asteroid Base. The hyped game was launched on February 9, 2016. Above all, the name of the video game was decided with reference to the Bruce Cockburn song “Lovers in a dangerous time”. The game had been awarded of the best gameplay in Brazil’s independent games festival and been nominated for the best game in Brazil’s independent games festival yet again.
Last but not least, Tom Clancy’s the division 2 is a sequel of the first game, Tom Clancy’s division 1. It is an improved version as compared to the first. This was developed by the Massive entertainment whereas, the award-winning game was published by Ubisoft on March 15 2019. The game continues to remain a part of the Tom Clancy series. The plot of the game is set in the near future of Washington, D.C. in the repercussions of the smallpox pandemic and their struggle to rebuild the world and reverse it to how it was. The game was highly appreciated by the critics and still stands remarkable due to its extraordinary gameplay.
A rapid wind-up
Video games are an escape from reality or say our busy and scheduled lifestyle. It acts as a source immense pleasure and tension releasing source: A break from the busiest day in the office, a cheer-up after a tiring day at the college, a move on from an emotional breakdown, a stress buster during exams, even a family time on Sundays and many more. Hence, it’s preferred by many of us. We often hear that video games aren’t made for all of us, and at times, it’s showed up as a gender-based source. But it’s untrue and disheartening to go through such rumours as video games are for all of us irrespective of our choice in the genres.