For the Action Game Fans...
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception ($59.99) - PS3
Everyone's favorite treasure hunter with questionable morals is back in the third installment of the hit series. As a co-op experience, you can play Adventure mode or Arena mode with up to three players. Co-Optimus Review
Saints Row: The Third ($59.99) - PS3
Always wanted to be a crimelord so powerful and famous that you're beyond reproach? Saints Row: The Third has you covered with its over-the-top... well, everything, really. Anyone notice the weird amount of "3's" on this list? Co-Optimus Review
God Eater Burst ($39.99) - PSP
Hunt down some monsters with up to three friends in over 100 co-operative missions, each ranging from 5-10 minutes in length. Perfect for the co-op gamer on the go. Co-Optimus Review
For the Platformer and Puzzle Gamers...
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One ($59.99) - PS3
R&C: All 4 One offers a truly integrated co-operative experience for the platformer fan. Play as Rachet, Clank, Qwark, and Dr. Nefarious as they have to work together to get themselves out of a sticky situation. Ridiculous tools and weapons abound, of course! Co-Optimus Review
LittleBigPlanet 2: Special Edition ($59.99) - PS3
An excellent party game, LittleBigPlanet 2 can appeal to all sorts of gamers at all levels of gaming experience. The Special Edition is packaged with the Move Pack, Toy Story Level Pack, Toy Story Costume Pack, and Pets Costumes, giving you access to a whole lot of new levels and ways to deck out your Sackboys and Sackgirls!
Portal 2 ($39.99) - PS3
Probably a lot of people's favorite puzzle game of the year, Portal 2 won't disappoint the puzzle gamer on your list. Two players means four portals needed to solve these craaaazy puzzles in the co-op campaign! Co-Optimus Review
For the Gamers with Kids...
Skylanders Spryo's Adventure ($69.99) - PS3
Great for kids, gamers with kids, or gamers who just don't mind playing a damn good kids game. Two players can play this RPG/adventure game locally. The starter pack comes with the game, the Portal of Power, and three Skylander figures. Additional characters can be purchased seperately (and oh yes, you will be wanting more). Co-Optimus Review
And last, but certainly not least:
For the Downloadable Game Fanatic...
Playstation Network Cards ($20 and $50) - PS3 and PSP
For the person on your list that just can't get enough of download-only games, or DLC for their favorite co-op games! If they need any suggestions, point them towards some of these great co-op downloadable titles:
- Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012: Co-Optimus Review
- Outland: Co-Optimus Review
- Moon Diver: Co-Optimus Review
- PAYDAY: The Heist: Co-Optimus Review
- Okabu: Co-Optimus Review
Hope that helps with your shopping, you givers of co-op, you!