Beyond Co-op Reviews: December 2022
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Beyond Co-op Reviews: December 2022

We're closing out the year with reviews of 5 non-cooperative games.

Welcome back to Beyond Co-Op Reviews, our critical look at games that don't feature co-op modes.

After a long break, we’re hopping back in with the latest entries in the Arkanoid and Cotton series, an addictive Roguelike called Vampire Survivors, the gross-but-loveable Garbage Pail Kids, and RiffTrax, a movie-themed party game.

With so many games to choose from, let us help you find the best non-cooperative games in our Beyond Co-Op Reviews!

Arkanoid - Eternal Battle (Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and Steam)

“Eternal Battle mode is a 25-player battle royale in which everyone progresses through a series of levels while trying to stay alive and maintain a high score… Unfortunately, the multiplayer community seems to be dead on Xbox.”

Vampire Survivors (Xbox, Steam, Android, and iOS)

“Coming from the mind of Luca Galante and his small development team, Vampire Survivors is a top-down Roguelike that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Castlevania series.”

Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for the Stale Gum (Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, Steam, and NES)

“Every NPC, enemy, and boss is an actual Garbage Pail Kids character, making for an extremely authentic experience. The bosses themselves are absolutely enormous and fun to battle.”

RiffTrax: The Game (Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and Steam)

“During each round, the game plays a series of movie clips, pausing after each one to allow players to either write their own riffs or select from pre-made jokes.”

Cotton Fantasy (PlayStation and Switch)

Cotton Fantasy is a 2.5D shmup, so most of the graphics (outside of the cut scenes) are 3D. Still, they’re colorful and creative, capturing nearly all of the charm of the 16-bit games.”

Download codes were provided by each of the publishers in this feature.