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CO-OP Games for the XBox 360?

Captain_BrianCaptain_Brian Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
I'm whipped, I'll admit it. My fiancee won't "let" me play any games while she's home unless she can play them with me, so I need some advice.

What are the best games with 2-player co-op for the 360?

(Not general multiplayer or ones that require a system link, but just 1 xbox360, using split-screen or something...)

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    krlkrl Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Gears of War of course.

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    quibblebarfquibblebarf Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm whipped, I'll admit it. My fiancee won't "let" me play any games while she's home unless she can play them with me, so I need some advice.

    What are the best games with 2-player co-op for the 360?

    (Not general multiplayer or ones that require a system link, but just 1 xbox360, using split-screen or something...)

    I'm not 100% sure its 360 compatible, but if so, the Star Wars Lego games for the original XBox are way-good coop fun. My wife and I have played those a lot.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Top Spin 2 *cue the PA couples advice comic*

    Look for some XBox BC games too.

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    Eight RooksEight Rooks Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Rainbow 6: Vegas has splitscreen co-op. Plus another vote for Gears. Oh, and Ghost Recon has splitscreen too.

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    zilozilo Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    SW Lego 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance. They're both incredible games.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kameo.

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    gamergirl220gamergirl220 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    try kameo!

    it's cute, it's fun, it's not too hard

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    The Burnin8orThe Burnin8or Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
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    WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Woah, I didn't realise Perfect Dark Zero went up to 32 players on live.

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    Captain_BrianCaptain_Brian Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I just showed her all those games and she doesn't like them. But she says "Viva Pinata" looks "neat."

    :? Is that co-op? Or even good?

    Oi... this is tougher than I though it was going to be...

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    ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Viva Pinata is co-op-connect a second controller and you both manage the cursor simultaneously.

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    SamphisSamphis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Lego Star Wars II--This cannot be said enough
    Kameo
    Mutant Storm
    Gauntlet
    Smash TV

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    WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ergandar wrote:
    Viva Pinata is co-op-connect a second controller and you both manage the cursor simultaneously.

    This should be clarified, it's not "co-op" so much as its made so that the parent can help a child through a tough part. I was expecting it to go split screen or at least 2 cursors so you could do stuff simultaneously, but nope, it usually results in "fighting" over the cursor.

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    Eight RooksEight Rooks Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I just showed her all those games and she doesn't like them. But she says "Viva Pinata" looks "neat."

    :? Is that co-op? Or even good?

    Oi... this is tougher than I though it was going to be...

    IIRC Rare have also talked about releasing a patch over Live for "proper" co-op play for Viva Pinata at some point, much as they did with Kameo.

    Of course, I could be totally misremembering this. But anyway, as it stands, yes, the only such feature is the ability to have two people control it simultaneously - it's for parents to step in and help their kids with something they're finding difficult.

    EDIT: partly beat'd

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    OneEyedJackOneEyedJack Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ditch the bitch. She wont let you play games, and then doesn't want to play any of those games with you? If you marry this woman you are going to have a long, boring life.

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    Captain_BrianCaptain_Brian Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kameo looked good, but it turns out the co-op is system link and live only...

    :(

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Ditch the bitch. She wont let you play games, and then doesn't want to play any of those games with you? If you marry this woman you are going to have a long, boring life.

    I don't know about leaving her, but I would really reconsider doing everything she says. Take control of your life and make your own decisions, don't let some stupid bitch tell you what to do. Or I guess you could ditch her and find a woman who is fine with gaming and even plays a few herself (sure, it's the Sims and Harvest Moon, but whatever :D )

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    UncleChetUncleChet N00b Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I play co-op with my nieces when I get the change and Lego Star Wars 2 is Great for co-op. It's a fun game and the co-op play can actually make it more challenging when you want to do puzzles/collect studs, but the other player wants to move on and advance the screen/game.

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    Captain_BrianCaptain_Brian Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    What about racing games? Any particularly good ones that are good for 2 players split screen without a system link? Something "exciting" with explosions and stuff...

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    SamphisSamphis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Kameo looked good, but it turns out the co-op is system link and live only...

    :(

    This is not true. You can play two on one system. I have done it.

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    OneEyedJackOneEyedJack Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I bet she would enjoy the upcoming Indiana Jones game.

    It has a whip.

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    ChickeenChickeen Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    What about racing games? Any particularly good ones that are good for 2 players split screen without a system link? Something "exciting" with explosions and stuff...

    Burnout Revenge? I haven't played it, but the wife and I had good times playing Burnout 3 on the Xbox. She really enjoyed Crash Mode.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Viva Pinata is a one player game, but it was regarded a good game by the general PA audience.

    edit: racing game- i don't know if it was a joke or not, but girls seem to enjoy the burnout series.

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    Blitz RawketBlitz Rawket Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Sim-Divorce

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    JerikTelorianJerikTelorian Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires is pretty fun. The gameplay is pretty repetitive, but Empire mode is interesting enough, and you can do Empire with two people.

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    OneEyedJackOneEyedJack Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires is pretty fun. The gameplay is pretty repetitive, but Empire mode is interesting enough, and you can do Empire with two people.

    Yeah cause this total stick in the mud is just going to LOVE that.

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    l337CrappyJackl337CrappyJack Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Seriously, man. If she's not cool with you playing video games, but they're important enough to you that you want to let her play with you, and she refuses to try, the two of you need to have a serious pow-wow. She says she doesn't like any of the games now? Buy her a DS, let her fall in love with gaming on her own, and then invite her in on a casual game of Lego Star Wars 2.

    If she doesn't love her DS Lite and Lego Star Wars 2, then you really need to rethink marrying a woman who won't allow you to engage in a favored hobby.

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    fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Samphis wrote:
    Kameo looked good, but it turns out the co-op is system link and live only...

    :(

    This is not true. You can play two on one system. I have done it.

    Samphis is right, two player can be played on one machine with one TV, splitscreen.

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If you can't play games without her and she's shooting down every attempt to play games together (there is so much variety there she's just being stubborn), you better do the same thing with TV shows or something.

    Also, tell her about Guitar Hero II. If she shoots that down aka "it doesn't have a tambourine feature? We're not playing this," you know what to do.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Tell her everytime she reads a book she needs to read it out loud to you as well so it can be a two player book.

    Seriously man point out to her that you enjoy these things, and when you play them she is more than welcome to watch and talk to you while you play.

    Either that or slip sedatives in her food so she is always sleepy so you can game as much as you want.

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    SpazMuffinSpazMuffin Hey Cut it outRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Blaket wrote:
    Either that or slip sedatives in her food so she is always sleepy so you can game as much as you want.
    :winky: :winky: :winky:

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    Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    CB, I'll simplify it for you:

    Start out with Burnout and Lego Star Wars 2.

    Especially Lego Star Wars 2. Chicks absolutely dig it. When I worked at a TRU, we had it on display, and women just loved it, and mothers love letting their kids play it, because it's so cute.

    Burnout... has that frantic crashing thing that girls seem to go wild over, as they giggle as their car explodes, because they fucked up, and want to try again right away. And then, when you get a good battle going between two players, it really gets their competitive sense going.




    Just casually play with her, until she's comfortable. Then buy Viva Pinata, and stick it in the Xbox, start playing it a bit, and kinda leave it on for her to find. She will TOTALLY get addicted herself.



    From there, I think you can easily ease yourself into Gears of War, PD0, etc, and then from there, you're good to go.

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    OneEyedJackOneEyedJack Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Recoil42 wrote:
    CB, I'll simplify it for you:

    Start out with Burnout and Lego Star Wars 2.

    Especially Lego Star Wars 2. Chicks absolutely dig it. When I worked at a TRU, we had it on display, and women just loved it, and mothers love letting their kids play it, because it's so cute.

    Burnout... has that frantic crashing thing that girls seem to go wild over, as they giggle as their car explodes, because they fucked up, and want to try again right away. And then, when you get a good battle going between two players, it really gets their competitive sense going.




    Just casually play with her, until she's comfortable. Then buy Viva Pinata, and stick it in the Xbox, start playing it a bit, and kinda leave it on for her to find. She will TOTALLY get addicted herself.



    From there, I think you can easily ease yourself into Gears of War, PD0, etc, and then from there, you're good to go.

    I don't think you caught on to the fact that she is a total cunt.

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    lazerbeardlazerbeard Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    everyone likes Burnout, you crash cars in it.

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