Wolfenstein: Youngblood and other co-op games worth digging up

One of the oft-forgotten surprises of last year’s E3, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a quickly approaching co-op follow-up to 2017’s The New Colossus. In the game, you play as the two daughters of series protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz and make your daddy proud by slaying every Nazi that crosses your path. Also, it’s going to be some form of the ’80s, so you’ve got that whole style thing going on. Wolfenstein goes some places. Anyway, while we await this neon-drenched future Nazi killing, you and your partner of choice have plenty of other options when it comes to co-operational gaming. Here are 10 other co-op games worth digging up.

While Youngblood‘s pitch relies on its co-op nature, we’re still not sure exactly how vital it is to the experience. Will a single player who’s enjoyed every other Bethesda Wolfenstein release be able to take this one on all by their lonesome and have a good time? It’s how most other Bethesda shooters have made their marks so hopefully Youngblood is able to both offer a good co-op experience while also not forgetting about its single-player roots.

It’s good to see Bethesda continue their trend of foregoing big DLC and instead of releasing full side games that feel more experimental. Some of them don’t completely work out as intended, such as the disjointed but still decent Old Blood. Others become standout entries in their franchises, like Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.

Even Prey got in on this action, although its Mooncrash roguelike expansion tied into the base game rather than releasing separately. Companies often spend so much building an engine and assets for just one project, so this kind of release just makes sense. Besides, with streaming just around the corner, a reliable release schedule of smaller content could come into favor over huge expansive open worlds. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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