It’s good to have friends.
We’ve refreshed this list a few times over the years, but now feels like a particularly appropriate time to do so. We could all use a way to hang out with friends right now, right? Co-op games have long been a way for people to “see” friends from afar, and that’s doubly important at the moment. If you’re looking for a way to spend time with your loved ones digitally, what better way than robbing trains or shooting aliens or whatever?
Inside, you’ll find over a dozen co-op PC games that are better with friends. Much better. Sure, you could play some of them alone. Sure, you could (if you’re masochistic) play some of them with random internet strangers. But round up a partner or three and play these games the way they’re meant to be played. I mean, we could all use a break from video calls, yeah?
Editor’s note: This article is updated periodically to refresh the list of games.