Top 5 1 to 4 Player Adventure Games
If you enjoy a good board game but don’t want to commit to something too lengthy, Space Base is an excellent option. It offers a mix of luck and strategy, plus it’s great for story-telling.
Klei resisted adding co-op to its brilliant goth survival whimsy for years, but the addition is great for a casual game night. Deep Rock Galactic is procedurally generated with lots of weapon unlocks and enemies.
Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime
Explore a neon galaxy in your very own battleship in Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime, a thrilling 1- to 4-player couch co-op adventure. Each player controls a different station on the ship and switches back-and-forth between controlling turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters as they work together to defeat evil space robots, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies and avoid a vacuumy demise.
The frantic action requires players to work together as they race against time to complete each level. Each level contains a series of missions, each one requiring the players to capture creatures and rescue intergalatic teddy bears while also leveling up their stations in order to unlock a heart-shaped portal to the next sector.
The game’s randomized levels ensure that every playthrough will be a new experience. It is easy to pick up and play, but mastering the frenzied action takes practice as the team works like a well-oiled machine.
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a game that trusts you’ll have the intelligence and patience to pick your way through its spiderweb of options. From sparing an enemy soldier to joining forces with demonic evil, your choices have real meaning. The world reacts to them in ways that you won’t see coming. Quests ripple between acts, characters leave or leave forever, and even the final encounter can change based on what you’ve done throughout your adventure.
It’s an RPG in every sense of the word, and one of the best PC games you can play. It’s also a great choice for online co-op, with up to three friends sharing the load of healing and buffing each other, or engaging in a chaotically reactive world where your actions might piss off a guard or reveal your undead identity to a customs officer.
You can choose to roll your own party or recruit so-called “origin” allies with their own backstories, which offer quests and interactions you won’t get from a freshly-rolled character. It’s a great way to experience Divinity: Original Sin 2.
Sea of Thieves
Experience the essential pirate adventure, full of sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving and treasure hunting – all in an open world populated by other players. Form alliances or clash with rival pirate gangs in epic, player-versus-player battles!
Sea of Thieves is a multiplayer action game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One. It was released in March 2018. The game received mixed reviews upon release, with praise for the ship combat, multiplayer, visuals and physics, but criticism for the progression, gameplay and lack of content.
Rare envisioned Sea of Thieves as a game as a service, and has planned frequent updates including new legendary voyages, Trading Companies, and other content to keep players engaged. The game is free-to-play, but a subscription to Xbox Game Pass provides a variety of high-quality games with unparalleled load times, responsiveness and framerates up to 120FPS. The service also includes online console multiplayer and other benefits.
The game’s sandbox survival-adventure gameplay might sound daunting, but if you play with friends it’s a lot of fun. You’ll forage for materials, build up your base, and battle enemies in Valheim. The developers have even added a buddy system in which characters called Hugin and Munin act as guides to the player, chatting about the games rich Viking lore.
The tenth realm of Norse mythology, Valheim is the place Odin banished his enemies to. In this beautiful procedurally-generated world you’ll battle monsters and explore deep forests and snow-peaked mountains.
Klei’s reluctant to add co-op for years, fearing it might break the game’s esoteric spell of goth survival whimsy, but the decision has definitely paid off. Valheim’s fun is compounded by a buddy system that adds a layer of cooperation and competitiveness to every situation. From defending your camp from trolls to mutually blaming each other when a deerclops stomps through your base, playing Valheim with pals is a joyous experience.