There are a lot of games out there that you can pick up if you are looking for a co-op session with your friends and you may really be spoilt for choice. So we did all the grunt work for you and picked out some of the best multiplayer experiences out there and compiled them into one list for you guys, which you can save for future reference. These are the leading titles we could find for modern consoles but do keep in mind that multiplayer experiences tend to shift a lot over time with server populations dropping out indefinitely. However, all of these games have been getting regular updates and player rates are not expected to drop anytime soon, so we can say investing in any one of these is a pretty safe bet. You can play these top multiplayer shooting games on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Andriod or even online.
11. Warframe (2013)
Warframe is by far one of the best multiplayer games out there that’s available for free. In this game, one can acquire all the in-game upgrades and armor sets through grinding alone, making this extremely accessible to the new player. The game has been developed and published by Digital Extremes and they have expressly stated that they want to keep the game completely free to play, though it is possible for one to make the process easier through in-game purchases. You need to start by designing and creating your very own Tenno creature, an alien species that have woken after centuries of deep sleep. They find themselves in the middle of an inter-galactic war and decide to use their trusted ‘warframes’, mechanical suits that give them various powers, to gain an edge in the fight.
You receive a basic set when you start out the game and you will get to upgrade it through better loot and quests. The game has been widely revered for its free to play mechanics that allow the new player to catch up with veterans without the use of real money, making the game extremely accessible to all gamers. The game is one of the best experiences when shared with a friend and you have the option of completing quests with a group of up to 4 players. The game was released in the year 2013 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC and just recently launched on the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
10. Gears of War 4 (2016)
Though the whole campaign of Gears of War 4 is playable alone, the storytelling and the setting screams multiplayer co-op gameplay and is one that should really be experienced alongside a buddy. If you are planning a weekend with your gaming buddy, you can never go wrong with Gears of War 4, a game developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios for the Windows PC and Xbox One Systems. It has been widely praised for its co-op gameplay mechanics and the new mechanics introduced into the game makes it tons of fun to play. We especially liked the ‘shoulder dash’ move that allows players to dash forward and knock over enemies. It is extremely fun to barge in front of a couple of enemies and knock them down together with a friend and then just straight on shoot them in the face. The game is playable with a friend both locally and globally and runs at full 60 FPS in multiplayer as compared to the mere 30 FPS in single player game modes.
9. Payday 2 (2013)