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Good multiplayer games that aren't shooters?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by powelly, 19 Jan 2021.

  1. Kautya

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    Location: West Midlands

    Project cars 2. A few of us switched to racing sim to get away from the usual shooter mp. It was quite refreshing and still competitive.
    Man of medan/Little hope - if you fancy getting into horror. (it says "Play online with a friend or up to 5 friends offline", so not sure how the offline bit works)
    Dead by daylight (4v1)
    Diablo 3, Path of Exile, Torchlight 2
    Elite Dangerous if you are into flight sims and dont mind a steep learning curve/grind.
    +1 for Rocket league,its really addictive and frustrating :D.
    Among us for some light hearted fun.
    Last edited: 20 Jan 2021
  2. RevBillyG

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    Dead by Daylight? My Misses is addicted to it :)
  3. p1RATE

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    Forza Horizon 4
    Sea of thieves (kind of a shooter)
  4. Haggisman


    Joined: 6 Oct 2004

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    Location: Birmingham

  5. Luke_Bowman

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    Location: Cumbria

    Conan Exiles on a personal server (Me and a friend got ~130 hours out of it)

    Ark (Again on a personal server)

    Sea of thieves (2 - 4 players)

    Civilization games (5 can be had very cheap)

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Co op 4 player shooter)


    The Jackbox party pack

    Circle of Sumo Online (Free game, up to 4 people)
  6. powelly


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    some good suggestions here thanks ladies and gentlemen, going to run these through with the team later and see what takes their fancy.
  7. hood1971

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    Don't starve together is great fun and addicting.
  8. suenstar

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    Bit of a mixture of genres for you:

    Pulsar: Lost Colony
    Star Trek: Bridge Crew
    Europa Universalis IV
    Civilization V/VI
    The Forest
    Divinity Original Sin 2
    The Escapists 2 (currently on offer 75% off)
    Tabletop Simulator (tons and tons of great boardgames to download)
    Ultimate Chicken Horse
    Project Winter
  9. Gray2233


    Joined: 25 Oct 2010

    Posts: 4,187

    Dying Light is a ton of fun and can be played co-op, there's multiplayer modes too but your mileage may vary with them. Technically you can shoot in it, but you'll spend most of your time free-running and using melee weapons.

    Terriaria is surprisingly deep and can be a huge time sink, very cheap to pick up and a lot of fun.

    PULSAR: Lost Colony is a fantastic space exploration game where you and friends control a starship and explore a galaxy.

    Deep Rock Galactic, technically a shooter but a fantastic experience and well worth checking out. I believe it's on Games Pass at the moment if you have that, so it might not even cost you anything.
  10. Emo_hug


    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

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    some other suggestions, with various number of people combination from 2+

    Left for dead?

    Supreme commander Forge allicance FAF Co-op missions / Co-op vs PVP

    Minecraft Modded with a quest pack

    Guild Wars Trilogy


    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

    We Were Here

    We Were Here too

    We Were Here togeath

    Moving Out

    Dungeon Defenders


    Monster Prom

    Genital Jousting

    Tiny Brains


    out of space


    human fall flat

    among us

    Streets of Rogue


    FortressCraft Evolved!

    Trine Enchanted Edition

    Toybox Turbos

    Castle Crashers

    BattleBlock Theater
  11. Apex


    Joined: 12 Feb 2006

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    Location: Surrey

    Sea of thieves

    Dead by daylight
  12. powelly


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    We ended up settling on dying light, there are 4 of us playing and so far its great!
  13. Dinosaur


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    Played a lot of coop games this year - also not really into shooters, some of my faves have been;

    (Borderlands 2 / 3 <is a shooter, but PVE and very good, especially with friends>
    Elite dangerous in VR.
  14. bazzabear


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    A couple that I don't think have been mentioned yet:

    Wreckfest - a really fun racing game, and has the advantage that there's still fun to be had their for any friend who is crap at driving games.
    Snowrunner - slow paced and can be challenging. But in multiplayer there can be really epic moments when you work together to get a truck through a seemingly impassable obstacle.
  15. jimjam81


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    +1 for Deep Rock Galatic, supurb game.

    My friends swear by Rocket League as well.
  16. Apex


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    Rocket league for 4 isn't so great as 4vs4 is just a mess. 3vs3 is the most I'd go for.

    dead by daylight however is great quick fun. Games aren't too long, easy for people to jump in and out, and it's made all the easier if you're on voice chat.
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  17. loftie

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    Vermintide 1+2
    Dungeon of the Endless
    For the King
    Space Engineers
    Project Zomboid
  18. Opisflap


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    Location: London

    Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes!
  19. ScotchHop


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    The remake of Gauntlet (2014) is great for coop 4 player. Shame the original is far superior and that was a 1985 arcade game. If only I could play that in multiplayer.
  20. bigmike20vt


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    It is only 3 player but surprised no one mentioned the trine series yet.