Need to get that Cooperative Fix?

Artificial Intelligence has come a long way in recent years with some games creating scarily believable characteristics. But nothing quite compares to the unpredictable, and generally more inventive play styles that come when playing with real people. The game is never the same twice.

Although once a common feature for most games. The co-op option has been rather neglected in recent years, with games focusing more on the single player and death match style multi-player experiences.

Thankfully for Chart Box though, the combination of games such as Halo: Combat Evolved, introducing fully integrated co-op modes, and the widespread implementation of broadband has enabled co-op to make a return, with nearly every new game either featuring a co-op mode, or built from the ground up to take full advantage of the feature.

Chart Box takes a look at what games and mods scratch their COOP itch.

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Rob Hornecker3663d ago

A co-op game is only as good as the people you find to play it with. Online games such as MAG and CoD/MW2 are excellent if you can find people that are on the same page as you are and communicate. Mag even rewards players for there teamwork,but I find very few people that talk in the game....much less heal you when your down! When I do find someone in the game with a mic,they are mostly trash talking and swearing like a drunken sailor!

My current favorite co-op game is Borderlands. Although I play mostly with people from my friends list,I have gotten into public rooms and have enjoyed the expereance. I have also had good luck in the beta/demo for the PS3 and xb360 of Battlefield/BC2.I also love the spec ops mode in MW2. It's what co-op is and should be all about!

Co-op is what makes a GREAT game even better and my best advice is to find the right group of people to play with. I miss those days on the xbox playing ghost recon2 and summit strike with up to 16 players in a co-op room. I made alot of great friends in those games....They just don't make them like that anymore!!!