A semi-regular series of blog posts, pertaining to great co-op game experience (couch and online) while enjoying a few beers. Note that these are games I've played or owned, solely on PS3.
Hey y'all. Mr. McJerk here, letting you know what's great, not-so-great, and downright hilarious to play co-op while enjoying adult libations. What's your favorite co-op drink? Personally, mine is anything FREE AND PLENTIFUL. The best way to get that (and have a good co-op gaming time) is couch co-op. Show up and plug in controller 2! Or bluetooth connect it, whatever. This techmology is crazy nowadays.
Rock Band/Guitar Hero - A great choice for 2-4 people. The more beer, the better this game gets, until everyone is rocking out on medium and having a blast, shouting along to Journey. The only negative is that everyone needs to be on the same musical wavelength - Jimmy Buffet fans generally hate Soundgarden.
Kane and Lynch - Another game that requires a dedicated co-op partner, but beer doesn't really make this game better. Unskippable cutscenes, frustrating controls, and a mature storyline harsh the buzz, but watching Lynch hallucinate and kill pig-faced hostages is a nice treat. Stick to the "withdrawl" stage.
Borderlands - As long as someone is playing as Brick, this is worth it. Nothing beats punching skags to death with your bare fists, while screaming "BLOOOOOOOD!! BLOOOOOOOOOOD!! HAHAHAHAHA" Defintely worth a laugh, but your girlfriend will probably hate it.
DJ Hero - Yes, this deserves its own bullet point. If you know someone else who actually owns this game and a turntable, don't play this as a co-op game. The mixes in the series are pretty good, but after a couple drinks, they sound like crap and crossfading is hard enough sober. Leave the turntable at home.
Bonus not actually a co-op game but fun to drink and watch; Mass Effect 2 - Because after 11 beers, telling your buddy to hook up with all these alien girls never stops being funny.