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Best Co-op Games of 2021

It’s award season once again here at Twinfinite, meaning it is time to discuss the best of the best in the last year of gaming. All throughout January, we will be taking a look at the very best games of 2021, with these articles include a handful of runner-ups and one overall winner. In this post, we’ll be going over the best co-op games of 2021.

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Voted on by our staff, these three games stood out amongst the myriad of co-op titles that were released in the last year, featuring plenty of unique mechanics and gameplay elements that helped them rise to the occasion. So without further ado, let’s get into it.

Best Co-op Games of 2021

Second Runner-Up: Outriders

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Editor-in-Chief Ed McGlone: Outriders is a rare kind of game in the looter-shooter genre. What’s so unique about it? Well, it was actually complete and finished. It’s sad that this is a point worth mentioning in this day and age, but that’s the reality.

From start to finish Outriders is a solid co-op experience. You can play the entire campaign, which should last you up to 25-30 or so hours, with up to two friends, mixing and matching all of the four available classes. And, once you’ve loaded up with solid gear in the campaign, you can move onto Outriders’ Expedition end game and push your gear and your knowledge of the game to the limit.

Outriders is begged to be played with others. You can play solo just fine, but the character classes are designed to build on each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The Technomancer can freeze large groups of enemies for a Devastator or Trickster to slice on through. Pyromancers and Techomancers can combine power DoT skills to eat away at tough foes without having to even lay another finger.

Played alone, Outriders is a solid third-person looter-shooter, worth the price of admission and will keep you entertained for its campaign at the very least. Played with others, though, and Outriders becomes one of the most fun and memorable RPGs and co-op games of the year.


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Andrew McMahon
Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.