Top 10 Best Co-op Games for PS3 | Playstation 3

Gamers by nature are competitive. However, sometimes it’s nice to work as a team. Local co-op gameplay is a good method of introducing a significant other to the world of gaming. Here’s a list of the Best Co-op Games on the PS3 | Playstation 3.

Gamers by nature are competitive. However, sometimes it's nice to work as a team. Local co-op gameplay is a good method of introducing a significant other to the world of gaming. By that same token, online co-op can be a way to still feel close to a friend who's moved away. Whatever the reason, there are just some times when we don't feel like blowing our friends' heads off, and that is perfectly ok, because the following games happen to have pretty fun co-op modes. Some of these even feature content that is unique to co-op, which can make playing the game with someone else a completely new experience! 

#10 Rock Band Series 

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It's hard to really pick one Rock Band game over any other, because a lot of this is based upon personal music preference. My personal favorite in terms of set list has got to be "Rock Band 2", but with the addition of the keyboard peripheral in the most recent game, it's a close call. Though you'll occasionally find a person who scoffs at the entire concept and insists that people who can't actually play the instruments don't deserve to sound good, but that seems rather elitist. Not everyone is a natural musician, but this series allows us all to have our moment of pretending to be one. And with such a broad combined scope of music, there is something for everyone here. 


#9 Lego: Lord of the Rings

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Lego: Lord of the Rings is TTGames' take on the LOTR movies by Peter Jackson, and sees every character in the movies rendered in Lego minifig form.

Players get to experience the events of the movies firsthand as these characters, which switch from mission to mission. Along the way, players can unlock even more characters to replay these missions as and access previously blocked off areas.

Lego: Lord of the Rings is arguably the best of the Lego titles, offering a diverse set of characters, locations, and activities for players of all ages. It also dares to inject quite a bit of comedy into the story, so the experience varies from what you know of the movies.


#8 Red Dead Redemption 

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This open-world adventure, set in the wild west of 1911 see John Marston, a former bad boy, attempt to hunt down his old buddies when his wife and son are taken by the government and used as leverage. This is what you get for trying to stay on the lawful straight and narrow, apparently.  

John must track them through the desert, hunting and skinning animals, collecting herbs and winning money through gambling along the way. In co-op mode, however, this almost feels like I completely different game. Up to 16 players can join, and the balance of competitive versus cooperative comes down to the very nature of the players as they must choose to form posses, work together towards goals, or sabotage each other. 

#7 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 & 2

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For those that prefer team deathmatches, there are few better choices than this award-winning chapter in the CoD series, the first to deviate from the WWII setting of the previous games. Set in 2011, Modern Warfare follows the story of civil war in Russia after the execution of a Middle Eastern leader by a radical faction. Fighting takes place in multiple locations throughout the world, including Pripyat, Ukraine, a now-abandoned city right next door to the scene of the notorious Chernobyl disaster.

With access to modern weaponry such as rocket propelled grenades and C-4 explosive, gameplay is a natural continuation of previous titles with regard to movement, damage, and AI teammates. The multiplayer modes have won critical acclaim for use of somewhat unique strategies that must be agreed upon and employed by teammates during gameplay. Although this game did not necessarily revolutionize the FPS genre, it did set a new bar for the ways in which players must communicate and interact.


#6 Little Big Planet 2 

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A giant vacuum has appeared over Little Big Planet, and is slurping up all of people who live there! Sackboy himself is sucked in, and all appears lost until Larry Da Vinci and The Alliance comes to his aid. In addition to new levels, all of the DLC and user-made levels from the original title will be available, as well as the ability to  various gameplay maneuvers to specific actions via the "controllinator". There has never been a better time to get into the world of "Little Big Planet".  


#5 Eternal Sonata 

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This game is a standout in that one of the playable characters in it was an actual earthly existing human being, even though the story is anything but earthly. As composer and pianist Frederic Chopin is lying on his deathbed, he dreams of a fairy-tale world where anyone near death has the ability to harness supernatural abilities. Co-op is available for up to three people, and there are twelve playable characters from which to choose. The combat system feels a bit off at first, but after one gets used to it, it's uniquely satisfying, and best of all, much of the music in the game are actual works of Chopin, which mesh well with the vivid colors and dreamlike backdrop in which the story unfolds. 


#4 Far Cry 3

In addition to Far Cry 3's lengthy single-player campaign and competitive multiplayer offerings, the game comes with a co-op mode that has a lot in common with Left 4 Dead.

Players fill the roles of four characters who must venture through an island in search of the man who betrayed them and left them for dead, laying waste to mercenaries and pirates along the way. In addition to killing dudes on the regular, players can earn unlocks for their weapons and characters, which carry over to any progress they make in competitive multiplayer.

#3 Portal 2

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Portal 2 has as lengthy a multiplayer campaign as its single-player one, casting two players in the roles of Atlas and P-Body With no human subjects left in the Aperture Science facility, GlaDOS creates the aforementioned two robots to perform experiments and participate in tests forever.

Together, two players must cooperate to complete increasingly devious levels that require both players to interact with each other and the environment around them.

The multiplayer mode contains dozens of levels, and once youre through with those, you can download even more levels and player-made puzzles to solve with your partner.


#2 Borderlands 2


Gearbox may not be loved by the gaming community for either Duke Nukem Forever or the much newer Aliens: Colonial Marines, but the studio has always done right by its fans with the Borderlands series. The latest game in the series, Borderlands 2, is a lot better than its predecessor in every way.

The story's nothing to write home about, but the game's filled with humorous dialogue, interesting bad guys, and more weapons than you can count that you and up to three of your friends can arm yourself with. Played alone, the game is fun—but with friends, it's a complete blast.


#1 Resident Evil 5

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When I first experienced “Resident Evil 5”, all I took away from the game were its incredibly tedious boss fights, especially towards the end of the game. But having revisited the title, I’m of a mind to realize that “Resident Evil 5” offers some of the most frantic cooperative gameplay that video games have to offer. As players take on the roles of either Chris “Humongous Biceps” Redfield and Sheva Alomar, they must traverse through various African locations to put a stop to an outbreak of the Plagas virus and confront Albert Wesker who seems more like Neo from the Matrix in this installment of the RE series. While the game’s racialist depiction of Africa may seem offensive or even inexcusable to some, it would be even more inexcusable to dismiss the game just because of it. So put your politics aside and enjoy some twenty odd hours of zombie killing with this one.