The last piece of paid DLC for Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide added three new campaign maps set within Castle Drachenfels, and the next one will do the same. Shifting once again from the town of Ubersreik to the snow-covered peaks of the Grey Mountains, "Karak Azgaraz" puts you and your stalwart companions in the hallowed halls of this Dwarven fortress where you must make your way to the top and light the beacon.Before you can reach that beacon, however, you'll have to fight your way through the outlying settlement of Khazid Kro and track down a Dwarf engineer, and then fight off the Skaven menace through the Grey Mountains themselves and in order to locate a vault containing a special rune. After all that, you'll finally make your way to the top of the fortress to light the signal fire. Just as with "Drachenfels" before it, "Karak Azgaraz" will add two new weapons - a warpick for the Dwarf and a falchion for the Witch Hunter - that will only be available as rewards for the maps included in the DLC.
After the mode got leaked earlier this month, details are starting to get out there about what Mass Effect: Andromeda's co-op will actually entail. While it will share much in common with the "Galaxy at War" mode in Mass Effect 3, there are some improvements in the works.Joe Juba over at Game Informer spent some time with the hands-on time with the mode at BioWare Montreal's studio. The full article has some more details about what's in store for the new mode, but here's a quick highlight recap:I'm glad the co-op mode from Mass Effect 3 will be making a return with some improvements, but I'll be curious to see how exactly that specific item store and Prestige XP pan out. I'm also interested in how it's going to tie into the single-player campaign. From the article, it sounds like there will be connections, but it won't have as big of an impact as it did previously. The most interesting aspect is that certain side missions in the campaign can be completed cooperatively and you'll have the option to jump into the co-op mode directly from the single-player pause menu.
While it might be over three years old at this point, Saints Row IV is still going strong on the PC. The modding community has been providing new weapons, outfits, and more for the title for quite some time, and now, that content can get added to the game directly from Steam as Workshop integration is available.At the moment, there are 26 items available in the Workshop. Most of what's there are new outfits, but there are a couple weapons and some cheat mods in there, too. If you don't currently own the game, now is a good time to pick it up as it's 75% off on Steam. This includes the "Game of the Century Edition," which includes all DLC for the game, so for just $4.99, you can get more content than you possibly experience during a long weekend.
Travel the world and subdue its people in Santa Clara Games' twin-stick shooter, 8DAYS. This indie title hit Early Access this past summer and just recently saw a full release on Steam.The mercenary group known as G.O.D. (Gold, Oil, and Diamonds), Inc. is charged with "controlling the masses" for the dark forces known only as the "Masters of Mankind." In 8DAYS you and a local co-op buddy play as two of G.O.D., Inc.'s mercenaries who are tasked with keeping the peace for the malevolent group. So, not exactly a "fighting the powers that be" sort of game; more enforcing the status quo.8DAYS is currently available on Steam at a discount of 40% off during the Steam Autumn Sale, so you can pick it up for just $4.79. The game will also be making its way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next year on February 7, 2017.
The fierce battle between local and online co-op gamers has waged for eons. There are those that like to sit in their pants and play online and those that like to sit in their pants next to three friends and play offline. Well rip off your kecks and settle in for a video all about the 4 player local co-op game Unit 4.Unit 4 is an old school looking platformer, but it has some rare co-op features. Not only can you play with up to 4 people, but each character is slightly different, therefore varying the gameplay. The below trailer shows off the 4 different characters and what they can do:Fast paced platforming action, cooperative gameplay up to 4 players, an elite squad of agents with amazing skills, space travels, exploration, unique missions, fancy characters, incredible fights with huge bosses, trade, minigames and for the first time in the universe...
December may be a time of giving, but with Games with Gold every month feels a little like Christmas. There have been plenty of co-op games that have been given away for 'free' in the past and December 2016 is no different with Burnout Paradise and Outland amongst the games on offer.Whilst both the Xbox One games in December's Games with Gold may be single player only, the 360 is here to represent. Burnout Paradise is the type of stone cold classic that remains excellent to play even seven years on. Co-Optimus may have been a little lukewarm on the co-op elements, but I know I have spent countless hours playing the game over the years.If Burnout is a well known game, Outland is less so, but there is no shame in that. This 2 player online co-op game is a tricky platformer that requires teamwork to succeed. We loved it here at Co-Optimus giving the game a hearty 4.5 out of 5.
Black Friday seems to become longer and longer every year. I'm pretty sure it started on November 1st for most of the internet, but there are some exclusive deals today on Amazon for gaming goodness you can grab. We've looked through the pages and pages and picked out some of the best co-op focused deals. Clicking the links support Co-Optimus!PC and Hardware:PlayStation 4:
Back in the glory days of video games when it was all about Sega vs. Nintendo, speed became a deciding factor in which games were cool. Mario's great and all, but does he move as fast as Sonic? No, therefore Sonic is cooler. Now go finish your Hi-C alone in the corner. Mekazoo takes inspiration from speedy games of old (along with modern games like Rayman Legends) and shoves it all inside a glowing neon package, giving us the controlled chaos of speedrunning with an on-the-fly co-op mode that's guaranteed to start a fist fight.