Top Upcoming Cooperative Video Games of 2019

Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

Looking to enjoy a video game with a friend or online crew? Luckily there are already a number of video games to keep tabs on for 2019. In this list we’ll give you heads up on what cooperative focused video games that are slated to launch within 2019 year release. Likewise, we’ll update this list for future video game announcements so make sure you check back often!


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Bleeding Edge

  • Developer: Ninja Theory
  • Publisher: Xbox Games Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Ninja Theory who crafted up Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has a new interesting title coming exclusively to the Xbox One and PC platforms. The video game is a brawler that puts players into teams, similar to Overwatch or Paladins. In the game, players will have an assortment of characters to select and each will likely have their own unique attributes or abilities. Likewise, the characters will be broken into classes such as an assassin or tank. Players will need to work together and flesh out their roster full of character classes to win matches. Likewise, being such a different style of game from Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, we’re interested in seeing how well this game handles when it does release. Unfortunately, no specific release date was attached to the game quite yet other than an alpha build being ready sometime during this summer.


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: October 4, 2019

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon is making a return in 2019. The video game is set to follow after the events of Tom Clancy’s Wildlands and will retain some of the attributes that made that particular game different compared to other installments from the franchise such as being set in an open world environment. News is still a bit scarce at the time of writing this but it does look like the game will follow a team of special force operatives who are sent to an island owned by a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist by the name of Jace Skell. Skilled and worldwide known for his technological advances, it appears that evil regimes have managed to secure plenty of Skell’s products to use as a weaponize weapon.

This title, much like past installments, encourages players to work together in a team format. As a result, players will join together as a skilled operative unit going through the main campaign. In fact, it’s been noted that gamers can join together at any time rather than having to mess around in a lobby. Likewise, if you’re not interested in going through the campaign, there will be a competitive PvP mode where two groups of tactical teams will go against each other.


Anthem

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 2019

Anthem is the next video game title being released under development studio BioWare. Keeping with the trend of a futuristic sci-fi setting much like their Mass Effect releases, Anthem will also be set in the future where humans have colonized alien planets.

We’re waiting to hear more information regarding the game, though we do know that players will be able to explore and fight against alien hostiles together. BioWare has developed Anthem to be a four-player cooperative gameplay experience if you wish to join in with a few friends and it seems that this could be a bit familiar territory for players who enjoyed the Destiny franchise.


GTFO

  • Developer: 10 Chambers Collective
  • Publisher: 10 Chambers Collective
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release:

GTFO is all about teamwork as you and your crew head into the dark underground complex to fight off horrifying creatures. Developers 10 Chambers Collective promises gamers a thrilling and atmospheric environment where teams are set to go into the unknown in order to claim precious artifacts. Working together, using nothing but their firepower and tools, gamers will have to rely on coordination along with communication to survive the nightmare that awaits your arrival.


World War Z

  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 16, 2019

World War Z is a third-person shooter that was developed based on the 2006 novel release of the same name. Players will be fighting for survival from hordes of undead zombies. However, the game will take players across different parts of the world such as New York, Tokyo, and Moscow. While the game is a straight forward experience that can be played alone, World War Z really thrives with a few gamers jumping into the game. There are a few different competitive modes as well, for instance, if you rather add a bit more complexity to the game, players could opt for going head-to-head all while dealing with a horde of zombies. The game has since already released and you can check out our Before You Buy video coverage of it right up above.


Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: July 19, 2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order brings out a brand new story with heroes teaming up to defeat Thanos and The Black Order across the universe. Just like the past installments, this will be an action RPG style video game with a variety of characters with unique abilities to take control as. Unfortunately, unlike the past two installments which have released on current generation platforms at the time, this third installment will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. However, with that said, this game will still offer a multiplayer cooperative component where up to four players can join in and go through the campaign.


Dying Light 2

  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Techland Publishing
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Dying Light will receive its sequel in the near future known simply as Dying Light 2. The video game will retain the same survival horror action gameplay but with a few slight changes. Players will have an assortment of choices to make and each will have a consequence with the story and the in-game world. Traversing the world is also still very much centered around parkour with zombies and factions being hostile obstacles to deal with. There will be four-player cooperative gameplay but because this game heavily relies on choices, the host will seemingly be in control on the narrative progression.


The Blackout Club

  • Developer: Question
  • Publisher: Question
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Development studio, Question, which is made up of AAA game developer veterans who have worked on such titles as BioShock and Dishonored are now bringing out their next hopeful hit, The Blackout Club. This is a cooperatively focused horror title that puts players into the sneakers of a few teenagers.

Within the game narrative, teens in a particular town have had trouble with random blackouts only to wake up in a completely different area. It’s unclear as to what is causing these blackouts, though no adult or police officer believes of this strange supernatural event. Instead, players are forced to create their own task force known as The Blackout Club.

Being a young teenager, players will be unable to fight against any foes but instead must work together in order to discover what’s causing the sudden blackout issues and provide proof to showcase onto the entire world.


Tunche

  • Developer: Leap Game Studios
  • Publisher: Leap Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, NS
  • Release: 2019

Tunche is a 2D beat ‘em up roguelike video game that is quite stunning thanks to its hand-drawn art. The video game is under development by Leap Game Studios where they are hard at work in order to deliver a title that is inspired by a Peruvian legend. According to the legend, Tunche is a spirit that lurks within the jungles enchanting prey by whistling.

The game, however, sports cooperative gameplay so as you lurk into the jungles you’ll have a friend to help deal with the hostile creatures that come up. As mentioned, this is a roguelike so if you die at any point of the game you’ll be forced to start all the way back to the beginning. Likewise, the game does feature some RPG elements as well so as you progress through the game, players can level up with various upgrades such as unlocking new powerful attacks.


Installation 01

  • Developer: Soon Studios
  • Publisher: Soon Studios
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: TBD

If you enjoyed the days of jumping online and playing Halo 3 with your best buds then that experience may soon make a return. Installation 01 is a fan-made FPS that is based on the Halo series while developed using the Unity game engine. Players will find that the title will resemble Halo 3 along with the first two main installments to the Halo franchise, Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2.

Being a fan-made game, there could be some concern as to the legality of this project. However, Soon Studios has been in communication with both 343 Industries and Microsoft so it doesn’t look like we will see this game get killed off prior to its release. However, the big question that most of us are wondering is if this studio will be able to deliver the game within 2019.


Borderlands 3

  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher:  2K Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release:  September 13, 2019

Borderlands is a successful video game franchise though despite having a following, we haven’t had a third main installment since Borderlands 2 launched in 2012. However, in a surprise announcement during PAX East, we got the announcement of Borderlands 3 which is slated to launch in September of this year. We haven’t got too many details about the game at the moment, but apparently, this time around there will be four new vault hunters and two cult leader antagonists to deal with. This game is likely going to have plenty of information roll out during E3 of this year but so far the trailer footage revealed so far looks to be the traditional gameplay we’ve come to know and love from the franchise.

If you’re familiar with the franchise then you know that the Borderlands video game franchise works best with multiplayer. The same cooperative gameplay is going to make a return and it looks like that the development studio is attempting to provide cross-play. Right now it appears to be unconfirmed, but being such a popular co-op game series we imagine that this would be a very welcomed feature.


Crackdown 3

  • Developer: Reagent Games
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

Crackdown 3 is the next main installment to the Crackdown franchise. We’ve been waiting for this game for quite awhile and now it seems that the game will finally hit store shelves on February 22, 2019. Once again, The Agency will be facing against a terrorist organization, one that has this time killed the power for the entire world.

There will be cooperative gameplay for friends who wish to go through the game. With support of up to four players, Crackdown 3 will only be capable of multiplayer through online. Unfortunately, for those looking for a local co-op experience, you’ll be out of luck.


Cuphead “The Delicious Last Course”

  • Developer: StudioMDHR
  • Publisher: StudioMDHR
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2019 (DLC)

Cuphead was a hit when it first released into the market. Gamers received a classic style retro game where players battle against a series of boss fights. However, during E3 2018, we received the unveiling of The Delicious Last Course, a new DLC slated to release sometime in 2019.

So far we know that the DLC is coming packed with a new isle filled with new bosses, weapons among other goodies. Likewise, The Delicious Last Course will also introduce a brand new playable character known as Legendary Chalice.


Skull & Bones

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Skull & Bones is an upcoming Ubisoft video game where players will set out on the sea in search for loot and goods to steal. The gameplay mechanics look to be similar to Ubisoft’s past video game release, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, where players will be calling out orders to their crew during combat while sailing their ship.

This will also be a multiplayer-focused experience as players can team up and fight against one another. Likewise, there is always the competition on becoming the most notorious pirate within the sea. During E3 2018 we got a new glimpse as to what gamers can expect when the title launches at some point in 2019.


Wolfenstein: Youngblood

  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: XBO, PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the next installment to the Wolfenstein franchise. From what we know so far, the game will take place during the 1980s where the protagonists are the twin daughters of former leading hero BJ.

Stepping into the shoes as both daughters can be a challenge so developers Machine Games has developed the title to allow a cooperative gameplay experience. There haven’t been too many details released so far about the game, but the Wolfenstein: Youngblood is slated to launch at some point in 2019.


Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 15, 2019

The Division was a big title for players to go through and now a sequel is underway. Overall, the game will take place just a few months shy of a year after the first installment. Players are once again taking on the role of an agent within The Division as they now embark on a new journey in establishing order caused by the corrupt government.

Civil war is breaking out once again and with cooperative gameplay such a big component from the first installment, players can expect the game to offer co-op capabilities in the upcoming sequel. Likewise, there will be a few new game modes to enjoy as well such as the introduction of Raids.

For those who mainly want to stick with the story aspect of the game, Ubisoft has revealed that there will be three DLC expansion packs released in the first year. Each pack will bring in new areas and story to enjoy but best of all, each pack will be completely free.


New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2019

During the September Nintendo Direct, the video game industry giant unveiled that New Super Mario Bros. would see a new release on the Nintendo Switch. The original New Super Mario Bros video game titles were a hit when they released on the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii. Since the Nintendo Switch is bringing in plenty of new adopters regularly, Nintendo is dusting off their catalog of video game titles available and giving it a new coat of paint along with some additional features.

New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is bringing back the Wii title release for the Nintendo Switch while also adding in two new characters. The new characters are Nabbit who will not take any damage against enemies and Toadette who can transform into Peachette with special abilities such as a double jump or slowly falls.

The game was also a hit in the past with cooperative gameplay with players often aiding each other to progress through the levels. With a variety of characters to play, the game is likely going to be well worth picking up again on the Nintendo Switch to experience the latest characters and craft up brand new strategies to complete the levels.


Scavengers

  • Developer: Midwinter Entertainment
  • Publisher: Midwinter Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2019

Scavengers is a video game that that takes a few aspects to popular online gameplay modes. This upcoming Midwinter Entertainment video game is an online competitive and cooperative release. Announced during The Game Awards 2018, we only have a small CGI trailer but we do know of the finer details for the game. Apparently, this title will start out as a cooperative game where players must work together and complete objectives across an alien hostile world. Once those objectives have been completed then the game will turn into a battle royale where players must fight against each other in hopes to be the last man standing.


Apex Legends

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 4, 2019

Apex Legends is a battle royale video game title. It’s quickly becoming the latest and greatest within the genre due to the fact that is also another free video game title to download. Likewise, Respawn Entertainment kept this game a secret which generated a ton of hype when it was released into the market. Gamers quickly downloaded this title and it gathered millions of players within its initial launch week. Again, the game is a battle royale title so ultimately this first-person shooter will have players striving to be the last man standing. Players will find that the game will focus on teams of three and that the characters featured are hero classed based which offers their own unique attributes and abilities. Likewise, if you enjoy the Titanfall series then you will find that this game actually takes place in the same universe. Apex Legends takes place approximately thirty years after the events of Titanfall 2.


Streets of Rage 4

  • Developer: Lizardcube
  • Publisher: DotEmu
  • Platforms: TBA
  • Release: 2019

This may date a few people here but Streets of Rage was a fantastic franchise by Sega. Known now as a classic beat ‘em up title there is no doubt that there were plenty of gamers hoping for a fourth installment, but after the third main entry released in 1994, we’ve been in limbo as to if this series would ever continue on. Over the years there have been rumors of a new installment, remake to even fans attempting to bring out an installment. Fast forward to this year where the fourth main installment is slated to launch.

Aesthetically the game is a bit different with a more cartoonish art style, but for the most part, this is the same beat ‘em up style game that most of us enjoyed on the Sega Genesis. So far the small bit of gameplay footage we’ve received only focuses on Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding as they take out the thugs and scum from the city. So far no plot has been given out yet but we do know the story will take place a decade after the events of Streets of Rage 3.

This is also a franchise that is known for being a great cooperative title. Players tend to select from a few different characters as they embark on their journey to clean up the streets from thugs but again, since only two protagonist have been announced for the title, it looks like that these may be the default two characters.


Back 4 Blood

  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Back 4 Blood is an upcoming spiritual sequel to the Left 4 Dead franchise which was originally developed by the development team Turtle Rock Studios. It looks like the gang is bringing back the franchise in a new way since Valve hasn’t brought out a true third installment for the series. This announcement so far doesn’t come with a lot of details unfortunately. Instead, we’re only given a brief little bit of information. We know that the game will play out similar to the Left 4 Dead franchise, it will offer multiplayer and it will have a full campaign.


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