What are the best Co-op online games on Steam?

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  1. 41

    #1Saints Row IV

    Saints Row IV

    In Saints Row IV the US President must save Earth from Zinyak, an alien overlord. You'll have an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons at your disposal in the wildest open world game ever. 

    Games

    Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Windows

    $14.99

    Gloria Woods
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "The fourth Saints Row, so there is a lot of expectation about it, with all the fans that the other games in the series garnered. But this one is a bit different, even a lot different. The story veers in a totally unexpected direction and I know for a given that not every fan will like it... Aliens? That was not in the cards before! And as the story gets totally ludicrous, it feels like it's trying a bit too much, which kind of ruined the fun for me. But the pace is crazy and there are some excellent moments, and very cool powers. So try it!"
  2. 40

    #2Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Left 4 Dead 2 is the classic cooperative game in which four friends try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Developed by Valve, it has action and horror with a great proactive AI that changes and adapts according to the player's skills.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $9.99

    Raymond Fowler
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "Left 4 Dead 2 is a classic zombies game published and developed by Valve. An old favorite, this game offers a ton of replayability and up to 4-player online co-op, taking on the infectious horde and making way to the end-point. It is a great game and one that is sure to provide many hours of entertainment."
  3. 38

    #3Gauntlet

    Gauntlet

    Gauntlet is a co-op action role-playing video game where four players must battle against monsters, bosses, traps, and so on. It was developed by Atari Games and was initially released in 1985 for Windows PC and Sony PlayStation 4 consoles.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Stephen Santos
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "If you have ever played a video game, you have most likely heard of Gauntlet: Legends. It was one of the most entertaining co-op games to ever come to the N64. This is a new take on the series with enhanced graphics and new areas to explore. If you need a game to play with your friends, this would fit the bill perfectly. Super fun and always entertaining."
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    #4Castle Crashers

    Castle Crashers
    Castle Crashers is a 2D side-scrolling co-op brawler video game developed by The Behemoth, which is set in a fictional medieval universe. There is a remastered version of the game for the Xbox One called Castle Crashers Remastered. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox 360

    $14.99

    Randy Hamilton
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "If you are looking for a co-op game this is a co-op game. The tags are correct for this and it does have co-op."
  2. 34

    #5Dying Light: The Following

    Dying Light: The Following

    Dying Light: The Following is an open world first-person action survival game developed by Techland. It's a game player must traverse a zombie-filled city, collecting supplies for crafting tons of weapons to slay the zombies.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Check price

    Deborah Reed
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "This game has a lot going for it. Just look at the visuals for one minute and you'll be in awe. The design is exquisite, the animation is flawless, and it feels so real! So, from the start, I was really impressed. But then, playing it, I just got into it in a way that is not always possible. Everything is perfect, provided that you like the premise of the game , of course. Lots and lots of zombies and scary surprises. But if you have a strong heart, try it. It's so much fun exploring the open world and the parkour aspect of it is really entertaining."
  3. 33

    #6Terraria

    Terraria

    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire

    $9.99

    Michael Fox
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "Terraria is a great option for an online game on Steam because it suits a variety of audiences and is a very well received game. My only problem is that I have already heard of this game, so this isn't a solution for me because I already play it. There are parts of it that are co-op, but it isn't a completely co-op experience."
  4. 32

    #7Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooting game which was first released in 2012. It is the second game in the Borderlands game series. This four-player co-op game won the VGX Award for Character of the Year.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    Carol Reid
    Written on June 24, 2017
    "I love to stream this because i can play and stop and play again at the same place. No stopping and reloading time wasted. The best experience had is playing with others."
  5. 31

    #8Don't Starve Together

    Don't Starve Together
    Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer game that was designed for various gaming console platforms. It features co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends in this world where you cannot go hungry.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux

    $14.99

    Janice Henry
    Written on January 1, 2017
    "If you love to plan for survival this game is your test! It will take a bit to figure it out, it was a bit hard. Check online if you want to make it a bit easier for you ."
  6. 29

    #9Portal 2

    Portal 2
    Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle video game developed by Valve that features a humorous story. In the game, the "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    $9.99

    Wayne Wheeler
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Portal 2 is a puzzle game on Steam that has overwhelmingly positive reviews. It has both a single player mode and a totally different story for its co-op mode. The game has been around since 2011 but people are still actively playing it. That is a very good sign. This definitely address the problem."
  7. 28

    #10Broforce

    Broforce

    Broforce is a run-and-gun platform video game released on 15 October 2015 with up to four players cooperatively playing against enemies. It is developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $14.99

    Dennis Alvarez
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "I feel that Broforce introduces a quite modern perspective on the action genre of games. I particularly enjoyed many of the characters that the developed introduced in Broforce, reviving legendary characters as Rambo, T-900, and many others! As a side-scroll online game, the graphics are incredibly detailed, which helps to illustrate clever enemies and an ever-changing environment."
  8. 26

    #11Orcs Must Die! 2

    Orcs Must Die! 2

    Orcs Must Die! 2 is an action video game with the objective of defending towers and mines from the orcs. It is developed by Robot Entertainment and was released in July 2013 for MS Windows platform.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Jose Weaver
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "This is a good co-op suggestion, as it features what I am looking for. It is also a casual tower defense game, so I can easily find people to play it with. This game looks like a fun action game that meets my request."
  9. 25

    #12Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine

    Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine

    Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is an action and stealth game developed and released by Pocketwatch Games on April 24, 2013. This video game offers single player and multiplayer modes for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Mac OS X, and more.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $14.99

    Guillermo Vázquez
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "Monaco is a classic arcade game centered around pulling off robberies and heists. It can be played as single player or as part of a 2-4 person team in co-op mode. Monaco is available on Steam. "
  10. 23

    #13BattleBlock Theater

    BattleBlock Theater

    BattleBlock Theater is a comedy co-op multiplayer video game developed and published by The Behemoth and was first released on April 3, 2013. Through this game, players will control a prisoner to play through games. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox 360, Linux

    $14.99

    Doris Vasquez
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "Very fun game, and easy to get into. My nephews and younger cousins love it. "
  11. 23

    #14Magicka

    Magicka

    Magicka is a satirical action-adventure video game set in a world based on the Norse mythology, wherein the player will act as a wizard who is tasked to stop an evil sorcerer. It has a sequel named Magicka 2 released in 2014. 

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Teresa Murphy
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "So much fun! First of all, there is the humor, which is really funny, and very tongue in cheek with its references to pop culture and goofy outcomes. And then there is the whole world which is full of surprises, very well crafted and challenging. It's hard at first to play coop and you will exterminate your buddies a few times before getting the hang of it, but if you persevere, you'll enjoy yourself, I guarantee you."
  12. 22

    #15Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game where one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb. The other players have to give instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the given information without actually seeing it.
    Games

    Windows, Android, PlayStation 4, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Mac

    $14.99

    Ethan Keller
    Written on June 11, 2017
    "My friends and I were looking for excellent Steam games we could play together online after work. We decided to try "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes," which has a kind of fascinating concept about bomb defusing that's totally different from anything else we had ever played. "
  13. 20

    #16Alien Swarm

    Alien Swarm
    Alien Swarm is a shoot 'em up video game developed and released by Valve Corporation on July 19, 2010. This top-down shooter game supports multiplayer and co-op modes and is available on Microsoft Windows.
    Games

    Windows

    Free

    David Castro
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "I like playing co-op games, where you rely on your fellow gameplayers to keep you safe and achieve game objectives. Alien Swarm, available for free on Steam, is an engaging, interactive co-op game that puts you and your team against an army of yucky bugs. It's a fun game and well worth playing. "
  14. 20

    #17Men of War: Assault Squad

    Men of War: Assault Squad
    Men of War: Assault Squad is a real-time tactical strategy game set during World War II developed by Digitalmindsoft. This game is a standalone expansion pack of the 2009 game Men of War. 
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Aaron Taylor
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I love video games and am always looking for the next best thing. I'm particularly interested in Co-Op games available on Steam. I recently stumbled upon the game "Men of War: Assault Squad" and was utterly pleased. Everything about the game is awesome , from the unique storyline to the endless multiplayer options. I would totally recommend this game to everyone. "
  15. 17

    #18AI War: Fleet Command

    AI War: Fleet Command
    AI War: Fleet Command is a strategy game developed by Arcen Games LLC where players can go up to against two AI enemies. The game is a blend of the traditional tower defense games and the traditional RTS genre.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    Stephen Elliott
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "I love co op games and I play a lot on Steam. They have a great selection. I would check out Al War: Fleet Command. It's a strategy game and plays like an RTS and feels like a 4X. You can play single player o up to 8 player co op. It is very fun. You should def check it out. "
  16. 17

    #19Rise of Nations

    Rise of Nations
    Rise of Nations is a strategy video game developed by Big Huge Games and SkyBox Labs. It features single-player and multi-player game modes. This video game has taken concepts from other turn-based strategy games. 
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Christopher Wagner
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "Never my favorite RTS plus it's more competitive than cooperative. "
  17. 15

    #20Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is a fast-paced and action-oriented real-time strategy (RTS) game based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe. It has a sequel named Dawn of War III which was released in April 2017.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $19.99

    Peter Wood
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "Are you ready for some football ...er ... blood and guts of war? I'm not really into this kinda of thing, but maybe you are, and if you are, I think you'll be a happy camper with this selection, assuming you know how to cooperate with fellow gamers!"
  18. 14

    #21Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

    Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

    Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is a real-time strategy video game, which is an adaptation of the miniature wargame Battlefleet Gothic. An upcoming sequel titled Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is scheduled for release in 2019. 

    Games

    Windows

    $29.99

    Amy Henry
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Warhammer 40k was the game I grew up with. Seeing this moved into a visual medium made me skeptical. I can say without a doubt that I was right to worry. If you only know video games, you may like this. I guess I am a purist because I feel they took the best parts out and over simplified the game."
  19. 13

    #22Northgard

    Northgard
    Northgard is a medieval strategy video game based on Norse mythology where users control a clan of Vikings striving to conquer a newly discovered continent. It was developed and published by Shiro Games and was released in 2018.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99

    John Santos
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "I didn't like this solution because it doesn't feature a strong co-op implementation. This is a strategy war game, and it is online multiplayer, but I don't think it features much co-operative play."
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    #23Age of Empires III

    Age of Empires III
    Age of Empires III is a real-time strategy video game developed by Ensemble Studios released in 2005. This is the third game in the Age of Empires series and the sequel to Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings released in 1999.
    Games

    Windows

    $39.99

    Brandon Scott
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "Age of Empires III is a good game in general, and the series itself is kind of underrated, but this particular title is not one of the stronger ones in the series in terms of co-op play. Age of Empires II might be better in this regard. Of course, just about all of these games have team-based multiplayer features that are enjoyable, they just might not have what one might consider to be traditional co-op modes in terms of having campaigns, etc., with these modes."
  21. 10

    #24Vagante

    Vagante
    Vagante is a roguelike pixel-graphics game developed and published by Nuke Nine. Released in 2018, this game can be played on Windows PC, macOS, and Linux.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    William Gordon
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "Wow, I like the idea of an early access to a game and the thought that I might have a small part in helping create a really cool game that lots of people who come after me will love. Though those references to "permanent death" have me a little worried :-) Tell Mom I love her!"
  22. 9

    #25Trine Enchanted Edition

    Trine Enchanted Edition
    Trine Enchanted Edition is a side-scrolling video game combining physics puzzles with action and RPG elements in a medieval theme. This game was published and developed by Frozenbyte.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Thomas Sandoval
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "This solution is great because it features an online co-operative mode that I can use to play with my friends. It is also a platformer, so it isn't too deep a game that people will not be interested to play with me. Finally, I think this game is gorgeous and beautiful."
  23. 9

    #26Mercenary Kings

    Mercenary Kings
    Mercenary Kings is an indie side-scrolling arcade action video game developed and published by Tribute Games Inc. It can be played on computers with Windows and Mac operating system, and on PlayStation 4.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Christian Chen
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Mercenary Kings is such a hoot to play! I mean, it's just like Contra. Sure, the graphics are way better than the old 8-bit classic, and you've got the team player bit happening, but still, it's just as fun as the lone NES beater back in the day."
  24. 7

    #27Men of War

    Men of War

    Men of War is a real-time tactical video game based in World War II, which was developed by Best Way and Digitalmindsoft. This is the first game in the Men of War game franchise which was released first in June 2004.

    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Ying Ding
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "For a game that has been out since 2009, there are not that many reviews. The reviews that are there are positive but there just arent that many people interested in it. I feel like this points to another game that is better suited to this category available."
  25. 5

    #28Rising Storm

    Rising Storm
    Rising Storm is a game that allows the player to fight across iconic locations from the campaigns in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. The US Army and Marine Corps fight it out with the Imperial Japanese army and Special Naval Landing Forces.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Debra Curtis
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "This game is perfect for playing online against buddies. Very action packed and has an "old school" feeling. "
  26. 5

    #29Hawken

    Hawken
    Hawken is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter game created by Hawken Entertainment. It features strategic, fast-paced gameplay, and various game modes including in-game purchases as a source of revenue.
    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Free

    Patricia Ramirez
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "I needed the best co-op online game out on steam to play. I found Hawken as it was recommended by a friend. The multiplayer is a blast to play. Love it."
  27. 4

    #30Metal Slug 3

    Metal Slug 3
    Metal Slug 3 is a run and gun video game developed by SNK. The most highly praised title in the series among Metal Slug fans for its refined balance and game volume.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $7.99

    Judy Curtis
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "If you like that type of graphics you will probably think it's really good looking. The visuals are very intricate, in a rough pixelated type of way, but there are tons of details and colors etc. The game itself feels old school and the interface is not always very responsive, which can make your interest go down a few notches. One of the good things about the game, and it's not necessarily a plus for everyone, is that it's relatively to play it all the way to the top in a few hours. You won't need an extreme level of skills to get there, so it's perfect if you have a few hours to kill. Not outstanding, but potentially enjoyable."
  28. 2

    #31Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition

    Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition
    Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition is a game where you have to explore Los Perdidos, a zombie-infested city. You'll fight to find a way out before a military strike destroys the entire city, and everyone else in it. 
    Games

    Xbox One, Windows

    $29.99

    Kathryn Hart
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a super fun game, and it has co-op. The best part is that it comes at a cheap price now that it's been out a while!"
  29. 0

    #32Titan Quest

    Titan Quest
    Titan Quest is an action RPG with a mythological background wherein a player will explore ancient civilizations like Greece, Egypt, Babylon, and China, fight against legendary creatures and get special items to complete your quest.
    Games

    Windows, Android

    $19.99

    Jason Brooks
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "This is really two games mixed into one. I had a great time playing Titan Quest. The game really allows you to lose itself into the digital worlds they have created. A great co-op game for anyone to play. It is an awesome game and well worth a peek if your in the market for fun."
  30. 0

    #33Dead by Daylight

    Dead by Daylight

    Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer survival horror game in which one player controls a deadly assassin as the other four players try to escape from him. This is developed by Behaviour Digital Inc. and was released in June 2016.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Jacqueline Shaw
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Horror is the main idea here. You live the adventure with other people, at least that's how I played it with my friends. One of us was the horrible evil murderer and the other ones were the stalked victims. As one of the victims, let me tell you that I squealed and yelped quite a bit and kept on looking over my shoulder toward the end. It's that stressful. The game works really well and we did not have any problem getting it to get us where we wanted, which was, have a good, scary time. We played it relatively low key but I'm sure some people will use all the goriest effects they can find in the game and that could get a bit ugly. As it was, it was enough for my little nerves. Just don't play before going to bed!"
  31. 0

    #34Trove

    Trove
    Trove is a free sandbox adventure massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Trion Worlds. In the game, players can build anything in the game from their home to a world. It is available for PC, Mac, PS4, and Xbox One.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Free

    Jonathan Young
    Written on July 13, 2017
    "Trove seems to be a very basic game. I would not such a game for this category. The best solution would be Counter-Strike, DOTA 2 etc. But Trove is easy to play and FREE though. I can take a look at it."
  32. 0

    #35The Jackbox Party Pack 4

    The Jackbox Party Pack 4

    The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a new storied party game from the Jackbox Party franchise, with new mini-games as "Fibbage", "Survive the Internet", "Monster Seeking Monster", "Brackteering"and "Civic Doodle".

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $24.99

    Brian Watson
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a very entertaining game my son loves to play all of the mini games in this pack and it keeps him entertained for hours."

Summary

Best What are the best Co-op online games on Steam
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Saints Row IVGames 41 Paid
2Left 4 Dead 2Games 40 Paid
3GauntletGames 38 Paid
4Castle CrashersGames 35 Paid
5Dying Light: The FollowingGames 34 Paid
6TerrariaGames 33 Paid
7Borderlands 2Games 32 Paid
8Don't Starve TogetherGames 31 Paid
9Portal 2Games 29 Paid
10BroforceGames 28 Paid
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