What Will You Play This Weekend?

So… what are you up to this weekend? What are you going to play? Did you risk Hitman? Or are you going Planetside? Do you ever take a weekend off just to plough through a whole bunch of indie games that you bought or bookmarked by never got around to? I have to admit I’ve been playing catchup of late – which might explain the tardiness of a few of my reviews, but anyway. This is about you: I particularly want to hear from folks playing multiplayer games – what are you playing, who are you playing it with, and does it involve the RPS gang in any way?

(There are some great PS2 threads here and here, if you want a game with friendly types.)



  1. Ansob says:

    Planetside 2. Also, Black Ops 2 and Natural Selection 2. And possibly some ArmA2, too.

    I swear I’m not doing it on purpose.

  2. The Tupper says:

    I’ll be playing X Com (just bought from the Steam sale). never played any X Com before, so rather excited. I’ve also just purchased Max Payne 3, but with its 35-odd Gbs to download I suspect that’ll be for playing next weekend.

    • Ateius says:

      I also finally got my hands on XCOM, and look forward to getting my squaddies horribly slaughtered by alien monsters.

    • SandmanXC says:

      You and me both, good sir! (Although I got it for 50% off from GMG)

  3. Dunbine says:

    All signs point to Crusader Kings 2.

  4. mikmanner says:

    Arma 2 (still addicted to Domination after many years), Planetside 2 – Is it just me or is this game super confusing? Took my friends and I ages to figure out how to spawn together, get in the same squads etc.

    I’ve still no idea how to capture bases

    • Zombie Jesus says:

      TB has some helpful “how to” videos for PS2 on YouTube:

      • Allenomura says:

        The (soe) game launcher has a series of Basic Training videos also, although TB’s can serve as an introduction. This weekend, I’ll be returning to Auraxis armed with my newfound knowledge, and I’ll be settling into some Duels of the Planeswalkers (2011, and on).

    • simoroth says:

      Are there any good servers that still have decent domination games?

    • sinister agent says:

      Planetside 2 is possibly the most under-explained FPS I’ve ever played. They’ve done an utterly terrible job of telling new players how the hell everything works.

      But it does gradually start to make sense after a while. Generally speaking, you need to capture outlying outposts, and/or destroy generators within the huge bases in order to take down the big red/blue/purple shields that block the entrances, then storm in and occupy the spots marked A – C.

      Some bases have teleporters and jump pads in the outlying outposts that will launch you inside the main base. Infiltrators and light infantry are particularly useful at this point – where you’ll have hundreds of tanks and heavies on both sides pushing against each other at the impenetrable barriers, you’ll find those battles do little but distract the defenders while the jetpacks and cloaks are sneaking into generator rooms to make the real difference (and on the defenders’ side, to take out the enemy spawn points).

  5. marbled says:

    I picked up The Walking Dead in the Steam sale, and am only an hour in so definitely some more of that. So far I like the character interaction, and the action sequences, but am finding the actual navigation of environments (seriously, 8 angles of movement on the keyboard and locked camera angles?!) a bit fiddly, and I’m having serious doubts about the intelligence of the people I’m stuck with as one of them has apparently never seen a battery in their lives….

    However, just spotted Max Payne 3 for 75% off in today’s sale, so that might also find it’s way onto my hard drive.

    • luukdeman111 says:

      The walking dead: prepare to cry

      Seriously though… It made me cry… It’s fucking brilliant.

      • mouton says:

        The best way to make people look cynically at the game that moves you is to tell them they will cry.

        Unless you wanted to put people off, that is.

        • grodit says:

          but you will definetely cry, I did just yesterday during the ending of the last episode. It’s just such a sad story.

    • nameless says:

      The Walking Dead is fantastic and far and away my pick for Game of the Year. I honestly think everyone is able to get something out of it. Just be ready to enjoy a fantastic story with some great characterization, and to make some decisions that may make you feel uncomfortable, as the game pretty much always forces you to try to choose between the lesser of two evils.

      • GameCat says:

        Enjoy? How you can enjoy TWD? Maybe these few quiet moment when you just sit and talk with Clem. Any other activities here are sad and horrific. There is no “fun” in this game.
        And that’s why this game is so bloody fantastic.

    • Carra says:

      This, want to play through the last episode.

  6. nabeel says:

    Still deep into New Game+ of Dark Souls, but now I’m actually able to play other games that I’ve held off on since August, like FTL and They Bleed Pixels. Haven’t even touched XCOM and Dishonored yet!

  7. CaspianRoach says:

    Farmvi…I mean Assassin’s Creed 3, jeez, very easy to confuse the two.

    • JohnnyK says:

      I would too, but I can’t register my key as the UBI-servers are down…

      Other than that, probably Planetside 2, some BF3 and a race or two in NFS: Most wanted

      EDIT: And 2 minutes later, it worked.

  8. El_Emmental says:

    A little bit of RO2, a little bit of NS2.

    Maybe Tribes Ascend one night, see if it can still provide fun.

    I’ll resume my playthrough of my single-player games backlog (which includes Descent series, Quake series, Doom series, etc…).

    Next weekend, with a new HDD, once I migrated/sorted everything, some new games (and Planetside 2).

    Next year/this summer, some of the games I bought during the current Steam sales.

  9. Surlywombat says:

    Planetside 2, Natural selection 2 will be my multi player fun. Possibly anno 2070 on the single player side.

    Been kicking around PS2 a while, but the RPS outfits are on the server with massive queues so been diving into the other EU one (which tends to have no queue, or very short). May see if my patience can hold out this weekend though.

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    Bluerps says:

    Dishonored, finally. I postponed it in favor of XCOM, and I finished that last sunday.

    • roryok says:

      I’m keeping dishonored for chrimbo but now I have to also get Far Cry 3. Life is so unfair!

    • Simon Hawthorne says:

      Me too, I bought the PC DVD Dishonored from Amazon for £10 (thanks Lewie!) and it should be waiting at home for me as we speak!

    • grundus says:

      This is probably what I shall also be playing, I put off buying it because of Borderlands 2, which I will probably also play this weekend. NFS: Most Wanted will probably also get some time.

    • Kohlrabi says:

      Finally got my copy from GMG!

  11. harvb says:

    If I can get onto Miller I’ll be playing PS2. Otherwise it’ll be, oh I dunno, GW2 or something.

  12. B1A4 says:

    Planetside 2, maybe I’ll try get my RO2 skill back. Natural selection 2 not very likely (even though, i’ll try some RPS server).

    Also Gnomoria (or Towns)

  13. Teovald says:

    Probably Chilvary. picked it in the steam sale, seems like a fun game. I will have to refrain myself from playing the whole weekend though.

    • DellyWelly says:

      Chivalry is indeed a lot of fun, IF you can get the server browser to actually work. It’s really put me off playing, since half the time i’m restarting steam two or three times just to get it to show me anything. There is a patch on the way, but they’re taking their sweet time about it.

      I’ll no doubt plough my time in to F1 2012 for my multiplayer fix. Gotta love getting rammed at the first corner and pushed off straights by people who are NOT gentlemen! Would be good to see an RPS gentlemen group for this, but i fear sports games are just not so popular here. Also, the lobby system is terrible in this game too..


      • superstepa says:

        They fixed the server browser in the yesterdays update, works perfectly now

    • LennyLeonardo says:

      I will also be playing Chivalry. I wasn’t enamoured at first, but I have become a convert. I loves it.
      I also get server browser probs, but it seems like quitting to the main menu a couple of times does the trick.

      I don’t think I’ve found a multiplayer game so tense and exciting since forever. It’s a shame I’m so rubbish at it though.

      • Teovald says:

        I have started playing this weekend. No browser problems either.
        I am also pretty bad with many weapons, I am decent with a pike though. Its elongated reach makes me dangerous to most players. The only downside is that this weapon is also a major danger for my team.

        One downside though : I very rarely play in multiplayer and this game made me remember why : 12 years old (or at least I hope they are 12 years old, that would be really pathetic coming from an adult) spending their time insulting everyone and finding it funny to systematically murder their own team.

        This weekend I rediscovered Bully. A few years back, my old computer was not able to make this game run correctly. Of course my one year old laptop is able to make a 2006 game run smoothly. Clocked a couple of hours, it looks like another great semi sandbox game from RockStar.

  14. RaveTurned says:

    I’m on the move this weekend, and the laptop can’t handle Crusader Kings 2 or Planetside 2. Sad times. :(

    So instead of those I’ll probably be sinking time into FTL and Dungeons of Dredmor – especially having just bought Conquest of the Wizardlands in sale for 49p. Result!

  15. GallonOfAlan says:

    Why – I shall finish Black Mesa and New Super Mario Bros Wii.

  16. Snakejuice says:

    I don’t really plan ahead much, but knowing myself I’ll play some Chivalry as I do everyday, dabble in some Planetside 2 and MAYBE continue my Black Mesa adventure or some Black Ops 2 multiplayer or try Waking Mars which I have bought buy not yet played at all. But really anything can happen, plans are stupid and I’d rather just follow my whimsy impulses! Oh and I will be working 8 hours each day and not even cry about it because i’d rather work a weekend with double pay and have my free days on weekdays!

  17. golem09 says:

    1. Path of Exile alpha
    2. Legend of Dungeon Kickstarter Demo
    3. Dominion at my friends house.

    • derbefrier says:

      Path of Exile alpha huh?

      Yes, I am jealous because I want to see how ACT 3 is coming along. I sure hope they are able to make it to OB in December.

      • PatrickSwayze says:

        I may have some keys if you use the forum…

        • derbefrier says:

          I am in the closed beta already but thanks for the offer. I figured he was bragging about playing the act 3 content which is now in alpha testing stage(last I heard)

    • PatrickSwayze says:

      Demo is soooo good. Can’t wait for the classes

  18. Spoon Of Doom says:

    I still haven’t played the Episode 5 of The Walking Dead, so that is definitely on my list. After that, it’s probably back to AC3 or maybe Dishonoured.

  19. Mario Figueiredo says:

    Got a gift from a friend from the Gog sale (5 games for $10). I’m thinking starting the Geneforge campaign all over again. Possibly also some Defender’s Quest and Darwinia.

  20. atticus says:

    I’ll be trolling the universe, playing Angry Birds Star Wars on my iPad.

  21. mpk says:

    I will be playing through The Walking Dead episodes 4 and 5, and then probably spending a few hours curled into a ball crying.

  22. Dariune says:

    Walking Dead as i bought that in the sale and Anno 2070 i reckon.

  23. stahlwerk says:

    Deus Ex: HR on my first play through, slowly crawling through my steam backlog before the sales hit (damn you turkey day).

  24. airtekh says:

    Oh god, I’m spoiled for choice.

    I’ll be taking my first steps in PlanetSide 2 for sure. I’m still addicted to Natural Selection 2, so I’ll have a few games of that as well.

    I’ll also probably get stuck into the singleplayer campaign of Assassin’s Creed 3, I might leave the multiplayer until next week.

  25. ginzoo says:

    Probably EVE or Torchlight 2

  26. man-eater chimp says:

    The laptop I have at uni can’t run Planetside 2 unfortunately, so I’m left waiting till I go home for that.

    I might grab Mark of the Ninja this weekend and give it a go, I’ve heard some fantastic things about it. Otherwise League of Legends and FTL, good thing I have no temper else it would be a recipe for disaster.

  27. SkittleDiddler says:

    I’ll be giving Planetlag 2 one more go try before I most likely uninstall it for good. Aside from that, Ravaged will get some playtime, and I might test my dwindling patience with Velvet Assassin.

    Seems like I’ll be having one of my more masochistic weekends.

  28. Rao Dao Zao says:

    It’s going to be Divine Divinity for me. I got the Anthology recently — bought it straight from Larian and the Developer’s Journal book inside cover was all autographed by the team, which was really nice.

  29. Strutter says:

    x-com, spec ops, sleeping dogs and whatever else I buy from these steam sales.

  30. DeVadder says:


    As basically every day.

  31. Jae Armstrong says:

    I’ve a Darkest Hour game to finish (currently Feb ’41 on a ’33 start; I’ve managed to prevent Germany from entering France, but I’m bleeding manpower at a horrific rate and the line is harder-pressed with every passing week. Unless I can convince Russia to enter the war sometime soon, I think I may have to abandon the continent), and I bought DSII, They Bleed Pixels and Intrusion 2 in the Steam sale. Should be good.

  32. Museli says:

    I generally don’t game much at weekends, and this one is full of F1 and football (English and American), so it looks like my gaming shall be limited. However, I shall try to continue with Scribblenauts, and a little more of Cargo Commander.

  33. Vorphalack says:

    Playing Thief Gold, Baldurs Gate, Bioshock, and picked up Witcher 2 and Hitman Blood Money in the sale. I’m not going near Planetside 2 for a few weeks at least.

    • Simon Hawthorne says:

      I’m sure you know this but don’t look at a walkthrough for Hitman Blood Money! I did this recently and it somewhat ruined the game for me…having never played a Hitman game I wanted to breeze through it, but that’s not really the point of the game…

    • fish99 says:

      I just finished my latest playthrough of Thief Gold and Thief 2 (both on expert) about a week ago. Still as good as ever, and they now work in stereo 3D with the latest patch (and nvidia 3D vision).

  34. Roz says:

    Picked up Rage on the steam sale, thought I’d play some of that, not going to be home much over the weekend though.

  35. xavdeman says:

    Ravaged! Only 5 of your local currency (eur, dollar, pound #NoOceans :( ) during the Steam sale! link to store.steampowered.com the best looking and playing multiplayer fps on UE3 yet imho! And there is free DLC coming soon.

  36. Outright Villainy says:

    Put about 44 hours into Dark Souls since I got it a couple of weeks ago, so probably more of that. Natural selection 2 also, which is the best multiplayer shooter i’ve played in years.

    Dark Souls is really friggin addictive though, really feels like the gaming when I was younger.

    • eclipse mattaru says:

      Isn’t it? I’m ridiculously addicted to the damned thing. I’ve put some 70 hours on it, and that’s because that was as much time as I had for games in the last three months. I started 4 different characters just to try different fighting styles and to test myself, and I don’t see an end to this insanity in the short run.

      It truly is like nothing I’ve played in many, many years, challenge-and-sense-of-accomplishment-wise. In fact, it might very well have ruined every other game for me. I did a bit of an intermission for a week or so to play through Dishonored, but quite frankly, with all its gorgeous art style and its crazy powers and whatnot, it felt incredibly washed out, next to Dark Souls‘ brutal, massive awesomeness.

      Right now I’m busting my ass to get done with the golden sibling bosses at Anor Londo –goddamnit, are those two something.

      Hell, every now and then I remember I barely even touched XCOM, which I had pre-ordered like a month before release. I probably should dedicate a couple hours to that as well.

      • Outright Villainy says:

        Oh man, Ornstein and Smough, they really are the gauntlet. That was definitely my favourite part so far, beating those 2 solo ranks as the biggest air punch I’ve done since I beat F-Zero GX’s story mode on Very hard. It wasn’t super difficult due to unfairness, you could beat them without taking a hit, but damnit you have to really know what you’re doing; when’s the right time to dodge, the right time to block, the right time to engage, how to leverage the environment effectively, general good positioning skills. It’s like the Driving test for the rest of the game, get past this and you know you have the fundamentals down.

        I was lucky I played Dishonored first I guess, I really enjoyed it at the time, but man is it really just super easy. Even on very hard, giving myself forced handicaps like no Dark vision, it’s still nowhere near as hard as the Undead Burg in Dark Souls. Funny that. Also, I’m really glad you were at least able to turn off objective markers in Dishonored, I think the game would be completely ruined with them on.

  37. brulleks says:

    I want to be playing Far Cry 3, but instead it will be Back to the Future and some Minecraft, probably.

  38. Mr. Mister says:

    The Just Cause 2 Multiplayer test that’s gonna be running all this weekend. I was surprised with the lack of a RPS faction last test (you can now create groups and tp to people in them). Oh and stunt positions are synched too.

    • derbefrier says:

      oh snap! I forgot about this. I had a lot of fun messing around in the last beta weekend damnit to many games too little time

    • SkittleDiddler says:

      I didn’t quite get the point of the test. A beta implies that a certain amount of work is done on the mod, yet the few hours I spent in it this morning was an adventure in doing nothing but wandering around the map taking in the rather sparse view, looking for the tiny handful of vehicles available, and watching other people exploit glitches. Outside of the deathmatch Dome location (which was bugged to hell and back), there was absolutely nothing to do. 700 players on the island, yet it was about as exciting as watching palm trees grow.

  39. Carbonated Dan says:

    dota2: I signed up for the beta at last year’s international, having never played a loma before
    around september’s international, Valve finally handed me a key
    I lost my loma virginity alone, and hated it
    but steam’s provision of giftable keys has shown myself and a couple friends the rollocking communal gameplay

    we’re bored of pugs and are desperate for a fourth and fifth: if you’re looking for a team, please, jump into our mumble and say hi mumble:// [browser link]

  40. Pindie says:

    I plan to check out E.Y.E. What could possibly go wrong.

    • Yargh says:

      E.Y.E is great, but you need to give it some time.

      • jrod says:

        hmmm… maybe i need to give it another chance. I played 20 mins of it and promptly uninstalled it as a waste of time

  41. mike2R says:

    Its finally got me. After years of avoiding it, in a weak moment I downloaded Dwarf Fortress.

    I’m still not 100% sure I can get over the interface, but sweet Jesus… I won’t even call the game deep since it would be like describing the ocean as damp.

    The interface may defeat me though. I can deal with the graphics, I can deal with having to stop every 30 seconds to read a full page article on the wiki. I can deal with only understanding about 5% of what is going on. But the effort involved in controlling the damn thing is getting to me.

    • Arona Daal says:

      I myself tried three Times to get into it,over the Time of a Year.
      Once i got a Feeling for the Interface , and found the Wiki,i played only DF about 2 Months nonstop.

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      Adam Smith says:

      The interface would be unforgivable if the game wasn’t the greatest simulation ever created for entertainment purposes. It is though. Good luck!

    • Carbonated Dan says:

      give it time – the interface is cruel, but once it clicks you’ll find it’s very smooth and quick

      Phoebus’ Graphics Set is a must have – as readable as the ASCII and pretty to boot

      have Fun!

    • mike2R says:

      Thanks guys :) I’m going to try. I’ve read through Boatmurdered over the last few days and it has really whetted my appetite. For some reason I think it was the engraving and artefact decoration system that impressed me more than anything. I want *my* fortress to be covered in mementoes of its history… even if that history is largely getting slaughtered by elephants and burnt by lava :)

      Thanks for the tip on the graphics pack – I’ve been using the other one that came with the Lazy Noob pack and was a little dissatisfied with it and thinking I might need to use the ASCII. I’ll definitely give it a go. Wish I could play the game with stonesense though…

    • Skabooga says:

      Dwarf Fortress is still overwhelming to me every time I start up a new fortress, but I found that it helps to try and narrow my focus and set goals of building one specific structure or producing one specific item at a time (to the extent that focus is possible, as a little economic diversity is quite necessary to keeping your dwarves alive). For example, on my current fortress, I’m focusing on producing the best metal-smithed goods the region has ever and building a two story wall around my fortress entrance. I am completely disregarding a lot of other things like glassmaking, beekeeping, milling, and fishing.

    • jalf says:

      I followed captnducks tutorials on youtube, which helped *a lot*.
      I believe he’s even updated them for the latest version, so I highly recommend giving them a look.

      It’ll take a few hours of just following along and doing what he tells you to, but once you crack the shell and learn to see what’s actually going on, it’s actually not too difficult.

  42. AmateurScience says:

    I am currently stuck attempting to beat Dark Souls using a level 1 character, so I will probably continue to bang my head against the wall that is the 4 Kings boss at SL1. They are dicks.

    • Outright Villainy says:

      4 Kings wasn’t the hardest boss for me, but it was by far the most aggravating. If you’ve levelled enough you can tank it with poise or out DPS them before a new one shows up, without either of those you’re pretty much stuck as 4 enemies spam you from all directions. Horrible fight.

  43. Arona Daal says:

    After being quite disappointed from Ps2 and Hawken (One is unoptimized,the other shallow DM), i will probably go back to PR and Tf2 ,maybe some Complex Mod MP (Homeworld 2) or MWLL.

    Also i have yet to try Chaos Theory MP (heard good Things about it) whihc is collecting dust on my Harddrive.

    Was thinking about buying NS2 ,but as it seems to run badly on some Systems , i am forced to wait for a Demo.

    • Pindie says:

      Hawken to me seems like a simpler yet prettier Front Mission Evolved.
      The mechanics are sound but it’s missing creative objective modes.

      • Arona Daal says:

        Funnily enough the side-dodging made me remember and dig out my old UT 99 Discs.
        So i guess it had some positive Effect *g*.

      • Mr. Mister says:

        Have the tests included that mode with the huge attack ship yet?

  44. Yargh says:

    Crusader Kings II (the kingdom of Jerusalem needs defending from the Mongol hordes)
    Planetside 2
    Guild Wars 2

  45. dogsolitude_uk says:

    Probably Dishonored and Portal 2. Maybe Eschalon :)
    I’ll also be mainly clearing up the flat prior to parents visiting next weekend :/

  46. Lone Gunman says:

    I will be giving Planetside 2 a go. Hopefully it will run better for me now. Will also be playing The Witcher 2.

  47. Chaz says:

    EYE: Divine Cybermancy.

    Bought it for £1.24 on Steam the other day as did a mate of mine, as we intend on give it a go co-op.

    On the subject of 2 player co-op games, can any of you folks recommend some good ones? Just that me and my mate like to hook up to play some co-op games every other weekend or so and we’re kind of running out of ideas for stuff to play. Preferably nothing new and full price though, such as Borderlands 2. Will wait till that gets cheaper.

    We’ve just finished Dead Island and have also notched up Borderlands and R6 Vegas 1&2 in recent months.

    Haven’t done Portal 2 in co-op yet, is it any good with 2? Also can anyone point me in the direction or recommend any good 2 player Arma2 missions?

    It could also be that our tastes are a little bit blinkered as we tend to favour shooty bang bang games, but perhaps we should broaden our scope. So are there any good strategy titles that 2 can play in co-op?

    Thanks in advance.

    • malkav11 says:

      Portal 2 coop is only 2 player, and yes, it’s very good.

      Since you’ve enjoyed Borderlands and Dead Island, you might investigate whether more conventional ARPG lootwhoring games would hold your interest – Titan Quest is cheap and excellent, Sacred Gold is a little weird but very expansive and only like $2, and of course Torchlight II came out recently and is very very good. Still fairly inexpensive at $15, but might hit $10 in a daily/flash deal during Steam’s current sale, conceivably. Also, it’s more story than loot oriented, but Dungeon Siege III has excellent combat and is quite lovely, if you’re comfortable bringing a gamepad to the table.

      Other 2 player coop games I have enjoyed recently:
      Kane & Lynch 2 (1 is also decent if unexceptional, but the coop is strictly split-screen).
      The First Templar (the coop is wonky but tolerable with a dedicated coop partner, and it’s a decent if slightly bland and silly experience that my friend and I were happy to finish together).
      The Darkness II: the coop here really is more four-player oriented, but hey.

      Currently contemplating a go at Syndicate’s coop (the EA shooter, that is) but cannot vouch for how 2-player friendly it is currently.

      Strategywise, you’re looking at AI War, Dawn of War II (ideally Chaos Rising or Retribution rather than the original campaign), maybe Men of War.

      • Mr. Mister says:

        Yep, Portal 2 co-op is really nice, specially if you treat it as a macro-tutorial, the free DLC an exam, and then you challange yourselves with the community maps (look only for ones made in Hammer though, like the Cyan Industries mini-campaign).

    • Pindie says:

      I’ve heard SWAT4 coop is fun. You’ll have to check if you can get it to run on LAN on WIN7 but probably yes, it’s just UT engine after all. Raven Shield coop is not as good but it’ll do.

      Portal 2 coop is fine. It’s a bit short and not really that hard. It also has the tendency to make at least one person feel stupid.
      I think it just serves to expose the fact Portal 2 singleplayer was tricking you into self-admiration over relatively easy puzzles.

      ArmA2 is not really awesome for 2 player coop. The best bet is some heavily scripted (non-random) mission with 2 man sniper team.
      ArmA coop starts to get good when you have a dozen or more playing.

      • malkav11 says:

        SWAT IV coop is, from what I understand, a blast….but not really viable as two player because coop mode eliminates all the AI cops and you really need more than two people to tackle most of the levels.

    • Kefren says:

      Heroes of Might and Magic 3, available from GOG. Can play it where you each have a castle/empire, versus as many AI players as you want, depending on the challenge you require. You’ll be able to trade with each other. It can get bitchy if one person has the best mines…

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      Qazinsky says:

      You already got pretty much all the good Coop games I can think of on your list, the only one I can think of is F.E.A.R. 3, it might be a bit short, but it is fun, one player plays the more conventional running and gunning role, the other a ghost that can possess enemies, shield his pal, the possessing lets him run and gun a bit too.

      While it is all about helping each other, there is also some friendly competition where you get score for different goals, usually kill enough with one gun, possession and you’ll get the result after each map.

      Don’t know if you enjoy those kind of games, but Terraria and (speaking about Notching games) Minecraft is very enjoyable played with a friend or more.

    • Chaz says:

      Cheers folks, will have to put some of those to the test.

      The Swats we did quite some time back, 3 and 4, back when we shared a house with a LAN. Also did the Hidden and Dangerouses too, and co-oped the hell out of the Delta Force series and the Vietcong games. Wouldn’t mind seeing if I could get System Shock 2 and the old co-op patch to work some time.

      As for Minecraft, I love it, and would love to team up and go hunt the dragon. I did even rent my own server for a few months, but this particular buddy is rather indifferent towards it, just not creatively inclined in that way. The main problem with Minecraft though is that it’s horribly addictive, and I think partly he’s worried he’ll get sucked in and waste far too much time on it. That to be honest is the main thing that stops me from starting it up these days. You can’t just go on it for half an hour, because before you know it 3 hours have flown by.

      Co-op Syndicate would more likely be his thing though, forgot about that one; snazzy graphics with things going kaboom!

      • fish99 says:

        System Shock 2 is a very good co-op experience IMO, especially if you specialize in different abilities.

  48. shaydeeadi says:

    DOTA2, maybe Borderlands 2. There will definitely be a 2 in the title.

  49. portchd says:

    Personally, i’m going to be rocking as much PS2 as I can, i’m from england, but playing on a US Server with Totalbiscuits Outfit (Let the Brit Drop), played last night with about 30 of them (the majority on mumble) and it was super fun, can’t wait to do that again over the weekend.

    If not that, leveling up my Norn Guardian, really enjoying that as well.

  50. HadToLogin says:

    Hitman for me. 17 hours into game, and just finished Dexter Industries. But, I guess my “suit only” tries are to blame for that, since now, when I use disguises, it became easier. Like, from impossible to hard.

    I hate how they changed them, but now disguises require a bit of thinking to use. Bye bye old “find enemy guard, kill quietly, get everywhere without a single care in the world” playthroughs…

    • QualityJeverage says:

      I definitely like the new disguise system, on paper. In practice, I think they went a bit overboard, to the point where disguises are nearly useless in a lot of cases. There’s got to be a happy medium, where they still require some thought but aren’t so transparent that every guard in the room sees through you immediately.