#10 Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Developer: 343 Industries
- Publisher: Microsoft Studios
- Platforms: XBO
- Release: November 11, 2014
Bungie really created a hit when they first released Halo: Combat Evolved and we can’t help but add a great collection that’s currently available on the Xbox One.
This collection comes packed with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4, along with Halo 3: ODST. As a result you’ll probably spend a quite a bit of time going through the video games which will also give players enough time to catch up on the narrative story before picking up Halo 5: Guardians. Unfortunately, this collection doesn’t include the Halo Wars installments.
#9 Diablo III
- Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
- Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
- Platforms: PC, PS3, X360, PS4, XBO, NS
- Release: August 19, 2014 (XBO)
The third installment of the Diablo series by developers Blizzard Entertainment made its way to PC, but also consoles. Playing out much like its predecessors, gamers pick one of six possible character classes and begin their journey of taking on quests and grabbing up precious loot.
Of course, the game works best when you gather a group of friends to go through this action RPG hack-and-slash title.
#8 Shovel Knight
- Developer: Yacht Club Games
- Publisher: Yacht Club Games
- Platforms: PC, 3DS, NS, PS4, PS4, PSV, Wii U, XBO
- Release: April 29, 2015 (XBO)
Shovel Knight is a side-scrolling 2D hit that looks as if it belongs as a classic hit for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. It’s clear that the developers created this game after the love and joy from those early 2D side-scrolling platformers along with beat ‘em up video game titles.
The retro feel and vibe works perfectly along with tight controls, this is one game that you will not be able to put down easily. This title has been out for a number of years now with there being a few additional campaigns to enjoy.
Even if you didn’t enjoy the early years of Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Sega Genesis, this is still very much a must-play video game. We’re thrilled for the upcoming expansion Shovel Knight: King of Cards, but we can’t help but wonder if the development team will be giving this game an official sequel in the near future.
Regardless, if you have a co-op ready and need a new game to try out then we highly recommend giving Shovel Knight a go.
#7 Borderlands 3
- Developer: Gearbox Software
- Publisher: 2K Games
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: September 13, 2019
The Borderlands franchise has been around for a good while now and we recently just received the third mainline installment. Overall, the game is still very much the same its a looter shooter. You’re going to dive into different planets, fight off a slew of enemies, and gather all sorts of goods along the way. There is a narrative story to follow and while you can enjoy the game a solo experience, most find that the Borderlands experience is most enjoyable when you add in a friend into the gameplay. There are options for both cooperative gameplay online and local as well. Furthermore, there is plenty of loot available for players with even some drops being dedicated to the various players and their level caps that they are at within the game.
Borderlands marks as one of the best FPS wacky cooperative focus games over the console generations right now. If you’re new to the series you can still find an enjoyable experience with this third mainline installment. We’ll even throw in our Before You Buy episode upload on Borderlands 3 above so you can get a bit more insight on the gameplay and our overall impressions of the title so far.
#6 Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition
- Developer: Larian Studios
- Publisher: Larian Studios, Focus Home Interactive
- Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
- Release: October 27, 2015
Divinity: Original Sin 2 takes place after the first installment. During a time of wars and religious persecution, Bishop Alexandar the Innocent declares all Sorcerers to be criminals. Now a group of four Sorcerers embarks on a journey to defeat the Bishop. Players can join together in a party as well making the journey cooperative.
The game did originally release on the PC platform back in 2017 where it was a massive hit from both critics and fans alike. It’s worth noting that this is a turn-based combat RPG which may be a turnoff for some gamers. However, if you enjoy the game then the development team has included support for mods which will allow players to create new content for others to enjoy.