Save 35% on a Rock Paper Shotgun yearly subscription this Black Friday!

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Have You Played... Never Alone?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Never Alone is one of the best coop games I've played in recent times.

My parents would occasionally buy edutainment games for me. I hated the word even then. 'Edutainment' sounds like something that a politician might say with a straight face while trying to convince schools that they don't need books or literacy anymore.

The games were dreadful. Space Invaders but with numbers and sums, or crappy platform games where I had to collect letters and spell words to complete a level.

No, defiant Crowe, I am not.

Never alone is different. I learned about the folklore and life of people in a culture I know very little about, and I did it all in between short platforming and puzzling sections in one of last year's most handsome games. It's short, easy enough for anyone to pick up and play as either of the two main characters, and with some hard lessons beneath its endearing exterior.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

More Features

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch