Best Multiplayer and Co-Op Games of July 2018
From indie studio Batterystaple Games, 20XX is heavily inspired by Mega Man X but features randomly generated levels that mix and match certain “chunks” of areas into unique combinations. Following the power blaster equipped Nina and energy sword owner Ace, you fight back against the robot uprising by clearing areas of their presence.
20XX has permadeath and each death sends you all the way back to HQ, but you can collect “Soul Chips” that allow you to purchase upgrades on your character for the next run. If you want an easier experience, there is also a Reverent Mode that grants you three lives to make it through instead of one.
Both single-player and two-player co-op is available, with one player using Nina while the other uses Ace. Online and local co-op are available as well, so you can play with a friend whether they are far away or right beside you on the couch.
20XX released for PC back in August 2017, but arrived for Nintendo Switch and PS4 on July 10 and Xbox One a day later on July 11.