Paul Acevedo - Editor

I’m a high school English teacher, writer, and ninja. My co-op gaming life started with the original Double Dragon arcade game in 1987. As I only owned an NES back then, my Sega Master System-owning friend used to get tired of me wanting to play through Double Dragon with him all the time. I still love cooperative beat-em-ups, including Final Fight, Castle Crashers, and Scott Pilgrim. I was once a competitive Saturn Bomberman player, but otherwise I have always been about the co-op.

My first experience with writing about games came in 2003 when I wrote a full walkthrough for Bomberman Land 2, an amazing Japanese Bomberman RPG. Over the next several years, I continued to write FAQs and Achievement guides for various games, culminating in an award-winning Bionic Commando Rearmed guide. I finally joined the gaming press after Windows Phone 7 launched, covering and reviewing games for Microsoft’s fledgling mobile platform. Now I’m on the console scene at Co-Optimus, one of the coolest and most unique gaming sites around.

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PC gamers recruited to fight frog-men and giant bugs

Earth Defense Force 5 Now Saving the Planet on Steam

When Earth Defense Force 5 launched on PlayStation 4 last year, PC gamers immediately began to ask when the game would be coming to Steam. The previous two EDF games, Earth Defense Force 4.1 and Wing Diver the Shooter, both arrived on PC after first launching on Sony’s console, after all. Now those PC prayers have been answered, because EDF 5 is finally available on Steam.

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Saving the world one slow-mo bullet at a time

Sniper Elite V2 Remastered Co-Op Review

Seven years after the original release of Sniper Elite V2, Rebellion has just unleashed Sniper Elite V2 Remastered on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC. With Sniper Elite III and 4 having already improved on the original formula in multiple ways, does the world need a better-looking version of V2? Maybe not, but V2 Remastered still offers ple...

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Classic shoot \'em ups come back

Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection Co-Op Review

2019 has been a good year for compilations of classic arcade games, with SNK 40th Anniversary Collection finally getting a multiplatform release, and now Konami’s Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection has arrived on both consoles and PC. This one collects 8 classic arcade games (mostly shoot ‘em ups), three of which feature 2-player lo...

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One shout of \"EDF!\" for every online co-op player

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Co-Op Review

Earth Defense Force is a cult favorite series traditionally developed by Japanese indie developer Sandlot and published by D3 Publisher. D3 Publisher has never been shy about allowing spin-off games to come from different developers, including the disappointing American-developed entry EDF: Insect Armageddon. Eight years later, developer Yuke&rsquo...

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Enjoy three couch co-op games with friends! ... eventually

Slime-San: Superslime Edition Available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Having already debuted on Steam and Switch last year, Slime-san recently slimed its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as Slime-san: Superslime Edition. A wonderful single-player platformer with distinct five-color visuals and bite-sized stages, Slime-san is also overflowing with content. That includes five retro arcade games, three of which have full 2-player local co-op support.

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Play in co-op or battle with more classic Konami characters

Contra Heroes Arrive in Super Bomberman R

No sooner did we publish our co-op review of Super Bomberman R than Konami published an update to every version of the game that adds a host of unlockable characters for co-op and battle modes. The biggest name characters are Snake and Raiden from Metal Gear Solid, but as co-op fans we’re most excited for playable characters from Konami’s traditionally cooperative Contra and Goemon franchises.

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17 co-op classics and many more in one fantastic collection

SEGA Genesis Classics Co-Op Review

SEGA Genesis Classics is the latest in a long line of 16-bit game compilations from Sega. That said, it’s the first such title for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and includes many features never before seen in a Sega console collection – including online co-op! With 50 games (17 co-op), this is a great value for classic gaming fans. But th...

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