We all know it, gaming is better together, but the big game companies doesn’t make it easy for us who want to play games with our friends and family, the great co-op games for Playstation 3 can sometimes be a bit tricky to find in the big sea of PS3 gaming. But don’t worry, there’s a few really good co-op games for the PS3 and I will list them here in this post. The games in the list will be games that have a offline coop mode for at least 2 players, some of the games included have co-op for more then 2 players and some of the games will also have online co-op, but all games have that one thing in common that they can be played by two players offline on either splitscreen or on the same screen.
I’m not a big spender when it comes to PS3 games so I always buy cheap games and that will also reflect the list of games down below. Cheap good games is what I like.
The Little Big Planet series
Creative platform co-op
Everyone who owns a Playstation 3 should also have at least one of the Little Big Planet games, if you don’t have it you’re not getting the most out of your console. This fantastic little platform game is a mix of Super Mario and scrap booking. The design of the game is very creative and full of imagination, it’s really a bliss to run through this platform game. The controls for this game is very simple, it’s run and jump with a few occasional tools you have to use, surprisingly the basic control doesn’t make the game boring at all, the different stages you encounter gives you new and unique challenges all the time. The game starts of pretty easy and the difficulty curve slowly rises, which of course is a good thing. The game suits all types of gamers really, from the new casual gamer to the more advanced.
There’s two games in the Little big planet series, there’ Little big planet 1 & 2. Both games are a lot of fun and you will get a huge amount of game time from just the campaign in the game. And when you completed the campaign there’s hundreds of thousands of player-made maps & stages that you can download and play for free. These stages varies of course in quality but there’s some fantastic stages in these games. Or you can create your own stage in the game to play with your friends. My personal favorite is Little Big Planet 2 because the gameplay and game modes are even more varied then the past game, and there’s also a few really fun mini-games that are super fun to play as 2 players.
Both games can be played with up to 4 players at once through the whole game, both offline and online. The game becomes even more fun when played together with other people. You will all be playing on the same screen, so no need for split screen.
You can find a trailer for the game and also a link to Amazon, where you can find more information about the game and find one of the best price tags for both of the games. Both games are a few years old which is great because that means the games are cheap!
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Ratches and Clank is a long runner on the Playstation 3, with many games in this series, I never really been a fan of this game series until I tried Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One with my girlfriend, I was in love, and not just in my girlfriend, in the game too! This is another platform game for the PS3 that can be played with up to 4 players at once on the same screen, this is truly a co-op game and you can really feel like the game developers wanted to create a co-op game, through the whole game you need to work together in order to complete the stages, there’s everything from small tasks that you need to use team work in order to complete, like throwing each other around or pushing buttons simultaneously, but also major things like in boss fights or when defeating enemies, all these things really makes you feel that you’re playing with somebody not just playing along somebody, and that’s a great feeling that can turn any decent game into a fantastic game.
You will follow your heroes in short cinematic sequences through out the game, with these funny looking characters , I’m not a huge fan of these kinds of cinematic movies in games but these were OK and short and well done, so it was nothing I got bothered about.
You can choose one of four heroes that you can play, each hero can upgrade their guns and make them better so that they do more damage, have more ammo and other upgrades. There’s plenty of different weapons in the game which gives the gameplay a little extra spice and makes everything a bit more interesting.
Here’s one of my favorite games for the PS3, Uncharted 3 has a amazing single player campaign with a great story with a nice Indian Jones feel to it. Uncharted 3 is the third game in the Uncharted series (they’re all good!) The game is played from a third person angle and you should expect a lot of action and gunfire from this game.
Sadly you can’t play the whole campaign in co-op mode, it’s only single player. But there’s a co-op mode to Uncharted 3 though, even though it’s very limited and basic it’s a lot of fun. The co-op mode is limited to 2 player split screen and can be played both online and offline. In online co-op mode you can play either against other players in a competitive action filled round based matches or a game mode that’s about surviving against hordes of computer controlled enemies, team work is needed for this game mode and it will get extremely tricky!
Uncharted 3 is worth it’s price tag many times over, one of the best games for the Playstation 3 if you ask me. Good co-op and epic single player.
Resident Evil 5
Here’s another classic game series for the PS3, Resident Evil 5. Here we have another action filled game played from third person view, Resident Evil has always been seen as a horror game series but I don’t think the 5th game in the series will fit into that category of games, it’s more of a action filled survival game that is a bit spooky and disgusting sometimes, that being said this is not a game for anyone who’s easily being scared and doesn’t like that sort of things.
Resident Evil 5 is yet another great example of game designers that knows how important 2 player co-op is and how much fun it adds to the game, I would even go as far and say that Resident Evil 5 isn’t any if you don’t play it together with somebody. The whole game is based on the two character proceeding through the game, killing monsters and zombies. There’s plenty of hard bosses in this game that requires team work, the controls to this game are a bit stiff and sometimes hard to handle, for example when shooting, when you’re shooting with your gun or fighting with your melee weapon you need to stand still, this is typical for the Resident Evil series and this will make the controls harder to master, but personally I think the hard controllers are a good thing, it adds another level of excitement to the game and killing the enemies get a little harder which make team work even more important. I’m adding a video down below so you can watch some of the situations you and your gamer buddy might encounter.
Rayman origins is yet another platformer PS3 game with 2 player co-op, Rayman origins is similar Little Big Planet in some ways, this game also have a creative, goofy and wonderful world you’re playing in, with a variety of stages and maps that are very unique and fun, lots of different play modes like in the air and under water for example which makes each stage fun and not at all repetitive.
There’s not a lot of team work necessary in this game which is a shame, it’s more like your playing the game a long side each other, but the game is still so fun to play so that doesn’t bother me that much, it’s just that it could have been even more fun if it was more focused on team work and working together on each stage. The controllers are very simple, it’s basically just punch, run and jump, so I would believe that this game would suit young gamers too.
Great game if you just want to play something fun and bright together with somebody, without having to devote much of your brain to the game, it’s just fun simply. You can find a trailer and more reviews and information over at the Amazon link down below.