Co-Optimus - Editorial - Co-Optimus 2011 Holiday Buyer's Guide PC Edition

Squad 51 vs. the Flying Saucers

  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign

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For the Fipsers (FPSers)…

Serious Sam 3: BFE ($39.99

The future’s so bright, that everybody wears shades. At least that’s the case in Sam’s future, where he battles invading alien scumbags while chewing bubble- no, wait. Serious Sam don’t chew bubble gum; Serious Sam don’t care! After six years, developer Croteam has released the next game that’s actually a prequel to the first. In the great tradition of these games, there are plenty of crazy guns to collect and enemy hordes to take on with up to 16 of your friends. A number like that brings to mind some meme about “dawgs” liking something and adding more of something to that original something…

Portal 2 ($29.99

Welcome back, you monsters. The research and experimenting never stops at Aperture Science in this sequel to the FPS physics-based puzzle smash of 2007 that had gamers everywhere debating the validity of cake’s existence [Ed. Note: it does; I ate some yesterday]. This time around, a separate co-op campaign has been added to let players enjoy thinking with twice the number of usual portals along with some very key robot fist-bumps and high-fives. Thanks to Steamworks and its integration with the PS3 system, you can even co-op with your friends who decided to get it for another platform! Co-Optimus Review


For All Gamers…

Dungeon Defenders ($14.99

What do you get when you mix tower-defense with action RPGs and co-op? A pretty sweet game, that’s what! This title started off as an app on the iPhone and Android phones, and has grown into a full-blown title available for download on all major gaming platforms. The PC version, however, has a little more to offer with the most up-to-date patches and DLC to expand upon the already incredible fun. Co-Optimus Review

Terraria ($9.99

Does the idea of Minecraft appeal to you, but it has just one too many dimensions for your liking? Well you’re in luck because Terraria offers much of the same creative world building in addition to some great platforming adventure and loot gathering. Bring along up to seven of your friends to build your own home base and partake in the exploration and escapades as a team! Co-Optimus Review