Unofficially, every Thanksgiving for the last chunk of years, my partner and I have played local co-op games together. We don’t live near family, and we never make a big dinner, so we devote our time and energy to digital bounty.
This is the first year that we both have a current gen game system, so that opens up a lot of possibilities for games to play together.
I think this year we will be sampling the waters of several couch co-op games that we have either played a marginal amount of, or none of at all.
There’s just something about sitting next to someone you like and playing games together.
So, here are the seven games we will be playing while everyone else eats a ridiculous amount of food.
I’ve only heard about Foul Play in passing, and know nothing more than that it is local co-op and takes place on a stage.
That’s really all I need to know. I’m in.
The Jackbox Party Pack 3
I’ve played some of this while streaming and it’s terribly good fun. I’d love to be able to assemble a group over the long weekend to create our own laughs.
I struggle to think of a game that is inherently funnier (or more silly to play) than Quiplash.
My partner and I started this game quite a long time ago, and just didn’t get into it in the same way we took to the first two entries. I’m hoping one more push makes the difference, as I adored the previous games.
I mean, just look at this crew.
Mario Kart 8 DLC
When Mario Kart 8 released, my partner and I played the heck out of it and had a truly fun time. We had always meant to get back to the DLC, but somehow never did.
Perhaps this long weekend will remedy that.
Overcooked! is a game that looks like silly, cooperative fun. Basically, you are working together in a kitchen and trying to get food out in an organized fashion. It may sound simple, but it looks like it gets hectic, fast.
Since we won’t really be cooking for Thanksgiving, this seems like a far less messy alternative.
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
I didn’t get a chance to play the first Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, but I’d heard positive things about the sequel. I’m hoping we get a chance to dive in and play as our favorite plants as we both loved the original Plants Vs. Zombies.
And I already have the tune in my head…
Rayman Legends is a game I’ve genuinely wanted to play for so long that it seems silly that I’ve somehow never touched it. I’ve only heard excellent things about it. I mean, just look at those happy characters! Look at all those beautiful colors! I’ve heard the music is amazing, and I’m always ready for good music.
It’s the perfect (in theory) combination of elements, and I’m excited to finally try it.
If you are ever looking for various co-op games, one of the best resources out there is Co-Optimus, where you can choose from various filters to find a game that will work for you.
With that I ask, do you have any Thanksgiving gaming rituals? What (if anything) will you be playing over the long weekend?
Whatever you do, please be safe out there, friends. Cheers.
Rebekah, don’t know how you choose these titles. Interesting choice in blogs for the holiday. I like the choice of games. Nothing like playing some co-cop games to get your adrenaline going. I too, have yet to play the original PvZ. The sequel I demoed and I think you’ll will enjoy blasting away at the zombies. Pun intended! Also, I am looking forward to TT’ Batman episode 4.
May everyone have a happy, blessed, & safe Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family, friends, & great food. Hope to see you guys around in cyberspace or on PSN. Ciao!
Side note, I have a few games that I will be purchasing during Black Friday. Rebekah, are you doing a Black Friday/Cyber Monday gaming posts on what game(s) you may get doing the huge sales. GameStop has a great sale on games, both new & old titles. Just an fyi!
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Wait, the titles of the games on my list, or the title of the piece I wrote?
I saw that you finally played some PvZ! Hooray!
I will probably be trying to avoid buying any new games. I have spent far too much this year just to stay current and I still have another game coming in a week or so (The Last Guardian).
I mean, I say that now, but all it will take is to see crazy deals and I will be tempted. Shoot.
Rebekah, I was referring to the titles of your blogs. I did! It was the demo for the sequel; I have yet to get to the original. Every time I think about playing it, I get sidetracked with other games. Might try to squeeze some in this weekend; early next week. They’re some great deals out there too. Ijs!
Oh, okay. :) Well, as for where they come from, I’d say the whimsical abyss of my brain.
Getting sidetracked by games is something I know all too well…
I’d definitely play Jackbox Party Pack 3 with both of you. I don’t really have any thanksgiving rituals I play whatever sounds appealing.
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That’s always a good approach, too!
If we play, I will shoot you a text. :)
My wife isn’t a fan of the dual analog controls and so the closest we get to co-op is when she watches me play. Nevertheless, we cooperatively share the TV. She gets the TV for an enormous amount of football and I get the TV for an enormous amount of gaming. I’m hoping that my plans for The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3 are fruitful. Maybe I’ll boot up Telltale’s The Walking Dead since the new season is due before the end of the year. I’ve always meant to play Rayman Legends too but I get stuck on platformers (looking at you Ori and the Blind Forest). Plus, I’m counting my pennies trying to nab a Gears of War 4 controller in a sale on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Oh my gosh, you just mentioning The Walking Dead reminds me that I need to play season two still.
I like that you both manage to share the same TV. :) Until very recently, my partner and I did the same, but we finally caved and ended up with another PS4 and smaller TV.
I hope you get your Gears controller and I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!