It's hard to believe, but the Co-Optimus Staff has churned out over 60 articles covering this year's E3. There were so many co-op games on display, so many good co-op games on display, it almost brought tears to my eyes. Tears of joy... and tears of pain from walking to see them all.
When all the dust settled there were a few stand out games of the show. Ones that rose above all others as what seemed to be must play co-op experiences. Whether they provided something unique, something intense, or something beautiful - each in their own way stuck out amongst the masses.
Here are our 6 nominees for Co-Op Game of E3 2011:
All of these titles were truly excellent, but one game seemed to change things up, and actually surprised us. Dead Island stood out as a game trying to do something different - sure it has zombies and co-op, but a Left 4 Dead clone it is not. Andrew spent almost an hour playing the game and had nothing but good things to say. Character classes that must work together to bring down larger zombies, team work to heal and survive, item collection, defense, as well as character progression all contribute to what looks to be a truly unique cooperative experience.
The crafting, mission system, and NPCs, all made the game feel like the giant first person/rpg/action game co-op fans have been clamoring for. Whether or not it actually fits that roll, we'll have to wait and see. For now, we're very excited about the game which releases this fall on 360, PS3 and PC.
Here's the rest of our coverage from E3 2011