Top 15 Free Co-op Games for PC

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What Are The Best Coop Games You Can Play For Free?

Video games are some of the best entertainment money can buy, but sometimes you also want to be with your friends.

Playing games with your friends is so much fun but can be quite costly due to the average price of a new video game that hits store shelves.

In this list, we look at 15 free co-op games that deliver on a fun gameplay experience while also costing you absolutely nothing.

15. Mindnight

Mindnight gameplay

Set in the not too distant future of 2038, Hackers and Agents battle across cyberspace for the control of the internet. In a game of 5-8 people, you are randomly assigned a role and must determine the roles of the other players while accomplishing the goal you were assigned. Agents only know who they are, while Hackers know who their fellow Hackers are. It’s a game of cat and mouse that relies on your ability to see through lies as well as being able to deceive at the same time.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Mindnight

  • Hackers have a difficult choice to make each round which can make or break their lies
  • Agents must work independently from all others while also attempting to deceive their suspects
  • Create a poker face that might just help you win the match

Find, Secure, Arrest: An Agent must find the Hackers at all cost

Hack and Dash: Hack the nodes before the Agents find you or it’s game over

14. Unturned

Unturned gameplay

You have one goal, survive at all costs in the zombie apocalypse. Build a fortress, use vehicles, weapons, anything you can find, all to buy yourself just a few extra seconds. As you fend off the unending horde of the undead, you must try to rebuild society, gather food, and complete quests.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Unturned

  • Deal with bandits in a non-lethal manner with handcuffs
  • Balance fighting zombies and rebuilding what remains of human society
  • Join a roleplay server to get into the mindset of an apocalypse survivor

Build and Destroy: Get creative with the ways you survive and kill the zombie menace

Protect the New Society: Barricade your fortress and keep a watchful eye out for danger

13. The Expendabros

The Expendabros gameplay

In this standalone co-op campaign for the widely popular Broforce game, you play as one of the characters from the film franchise The Expendables. Re-enact the explosive excitement of classic 1980s action films with the fun and inviting combination of a nostalgia film and chaotic gameplay.

Exciting Things You Can Do in The Expendabros

  • Play as one of the 8 main characters from the film The Expendables 3
  • Engage in comically explosive gameplay that parodies the best action films ever made
  • Get  4 of your bros together and bring wanton destruction upon your enemies

Bro Out: Destroy the very foundations of your enemies with your friends

80s Nostalgia: Play the characters from The Expendables films that are intentional throwbacks to an earlier era

12. Warframe

Warframe gameplay

In the far future, the solar system is controlled but corrupt corporations and technorganic clones. It’s up to you and the rest of your ninja clan, clad in advanced cybersuits called Warframes, to fight back against these horrific monsters by any means necessary.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Warframe

  • Play any way you want as each Warframe suit is dedicated to different playstyles
  • Explore 18 unique open-world environments as you continue your fight
  • Fly, glide, leap, and spin your way through the game’s parkour movement system

Move with Style: Effortlessly move across great distances with fluid parkour

Ninja in Space: Fight with your ninja clan across 18 different worlds

11. Sven Co-op

Sven Co-op gameplay

In this popular mod for Half-Life that spun out into its very own game, you participate in a multiplayer arena. All players are on the same team and must work as a singular unit as they solve puzzles, accomplish objectives, and fight computer-controlled enemies.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Sven Co-op

  • Play the original Half-Life campaign with others
  • Enjoy missions that are spread out over several maps for added complexity
  • Cooperate with everyone on the team to solve the puzzles, there are no lone wolves

Smash and Grab: Finish a mission objective that spans across multiple maps

Together or Not at All: Cooperate with the entire team to solve puzzles

10. Fistful of Frags

Fistful of Frags gameplay

It’s high noon in the old west, which means that a shootout with rival gangs, desperados, and lawmen is about to take place. Play in a variety of gameplay modes as you prove that you are anything but yellow-bellied.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Fistful of Frags

  • A unique dual-wielding system that can rain lead on your foes
  • Use a variety of historical weapons such as the infamous Colt Peacemaker
  • Participate in a multitude of multiplayer modes including a Battle Royale, classic Deathmatch and more.

Die with Your Boots On: Play across several gameplay modes against or with your friends

Fastest Gun in the West: Wield two guns, throw one, or alter your holding style for more accuracy

9. No More Room in Hell

No More Room in Hell gameplay

Taking inspiration from classic zombie horror films, you are part of a small group of apocalypse survivors. The zombie’s numbers grow with each passing minute and it is your duty to not become one of them.

Exciting Things You Can Do in No More Room in Hell

  • With no crosshairs to help you aim, take the realism of zombie survival to the next level
  • If you get bitten, you are given the hard choice to keep quiet or to tell your friends
  • Communication amongst your team is limited by distance so you must stay close

Spray and Pray: Rely on iron sights or hip firing as there are no crosshairs

Bite-Sized Fun: Become infected and search for a cure or become a zombie

8. Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 gameplay

In this cartoonish shooter, you can play as one of the nine classes in every match. Customization allows you to tweak every class to fit your exact playstyle as you tack on other players on a wide range of maps and modes.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Team Fortress 2

  • Craft, buy, or trade hundreds of different weapons and hats
  • Each of the 9 classes has unique abilities that can be used in different ways
  • Offline practice modes allow you to get used to the game before you try it out online

Roll a New Role: Use customization options and classes to help you find the right role for you

Hats Off to You: Craft and sell your own hats, guns, and other accessories

7. SCP: Secret Laboratory

SCP: Secret Laboratory gameplay

Based on the collaborative forum post storytelling series, The SCP Foundation, you are within a secret facility of the SCP when a security breach happens. Along with other players, you must protect humanity from these escaping abominations that represent your worst nightmares.

Exciting Things You Can Do in SCP: Secret Laboratory

  • Encounter 7 unique monsters with their own horror-based themes
  • Be assigned a role that will define your objective which may see you work or clash with your friends
  • The facility is randomly generated each time, making each match unique to you

Don’t Blink: Navigate this eerie facility while nightmarish creatures roam its halls

Secure, Contain, Protect: Get the facility back under control or destroy it to protect humanity

6. Paladins

Paladins gameplay

In a fantasy world where guns and magic combine, you fight in a never-ending war between factions. Utilizing a deck-building system within this online shooter, you are able to fully customize your Champion to play exactly how you want.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Paladins

  • Be a sniper wizard or any other bizarre combination in this world that mixes magic with guns
  • Choose the cards that best fit your playstyle to make your Champion unique to you
  • Clash with other factions in several different mode types that keep the game fresh

Cut the Deck: Build your own Champion with the unique combination of deck-building within a shooter

Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations: A wide range of maps, modes, and unique Champions leads to a different experience every time you play.

5. Brawlhalla

Brawlhalla gameplay

Fight in a 2D platforming arena that mashes-up the real and the fantastical in a fun way. Pick from a wide range of characters from the Dark Horse Comics character Hellboy to real-life wrestling legend John Cena.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Brawlhalla

  • Fight for dominance in colorful and well-designed arenas
  • Play some of your favorite characters in fiction like you never have before
  • Enjoy a cartoonish yet relentlessly endearing art style

Jumpstart Your Fight: Jump from platform to platform as you brawl in this 2D environment

Something for Everyone: The character selection includes famous fictional characters alongside real wrestlers

4. Hades' Star

Hades' Star gameplay

Grow your intergalactic empire by any means you deem necessary. Forge alliances, bombard your enemies from orbit, conduct trade negotiations, or remain peacefully passive in your own system, how you play is up to you.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Hades' Star

  • Work with other players to gather resources from red star systems that will soon go supernova
  • Trade with other player empires or close your borders, it’s your choice
  • Participate in player vs. player combat and use the vastness of space to your advantage

Giants in the Playground: Trade with other empires or subjugate them under your iron fist

Race Against Time: Quickly gather resources in a star system about to go supernova

3. Dead Maze

Dead Maze gameplay

In this 2D isometric take on the zombie apocalypse genre, you must balance your needs along with the needs of others. Cooperation is key to advancing but you must also be willing to sacrifice for the greater good.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Dead Maze

  • Manage slowly depleting gauges that represent fatigue, hunger, and thirst
  • Build your own home and grow your own food to trade with others#
  • Scavenge through the remnants of society looking for unique weapons and tools

Night of the Living Dead: Be careful to not be overwhelmed by the horde of undead

The Needs of the Many: Work together to survive or risk being left behind

2. Apex Legends

Apex Legends gameplay

Set in the world of the Titanfall franchise, you are part of a three-man squad that must scavenge the local area for supplies. As the map gets smaller and smaller, every team eventually meets and battles it out to the death.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Apex Legends

  • Communicate with your squad nonverbally through the in-game ping system
  • Work as a tight unit of three people as you navigate the game world
  • Engage in frantic firefights as the borders of the map close in

Squad Rules: Fight against 60 players each divided into three-man squads

Press the Attack: Gather what you need to fight as the divide between teams gradually gets smaller

1. Dota 2

Dota 2 gameplay

The sequel to the mod that spawned an entire new genre of video games. Play a wide range of heroes, each with their own abilities and style, as you defend your team’s base from the other team.

Exciting Things You Can Do in Dota 2

  • Every hero is freely available and can assume multiple gameplay roles
  • Participate in ranked and unranked multiplayer matches that pairs you with equally skilled players
  • Practice with your favorite hero in a co-op mode that sees you and your team going up against NPCs

Defend Your Base: Under constant threat, you must balance attacking the other team and defending your home

Express Yourself: You can use a character for different gameplay roles, allowing you to tailor the experience of the game to you

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