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Windows Basic hack n slash to play coop with 5 yo.

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by kosch, 10 Apr 2021.

  1. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    Hey all

    Looking for some recommendations for a good button mashing hack n slash with an easy character progression/upgrade system. That I can play together with my 5 yo in coop mode on PC. Had a look around on steam but cant quite seem to find what I am looking for.

    Looking for the hack n slash equivalent of Tyrian / Jets N Guns 2.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Multimodder

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    Torchlight?
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Definitely Torchlight. Both in depth of gameplay/mechanics and graphical style.
     
  4. loftie

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    Been a while since I've played them, so not entirely sure they fit your needs, but
    Hammerwatch
    Gauntlet
    Forced

    all spring to mind.

    Some curve balls
    Dungeon Defenders (#1 would be my choice)
    Helldivers (not hack and slash, twin stick shooter with objectives)
    Stardew Valley (mostly a farming sim, there is combat in it though pretty basic)
    Magicka (mostly about magic, and combo-ing magic abilities, though you can get away with easier spells)

    Very curved curve ball
    Overcooked 1/2 (addictive co-op game that pretty much everyone will want to play. N.B. Will cause real life beat 'em up combat)

    Had a quick look on co-optimus and it says they're all 4 player local co-op, only issues is I can't remember if any of them swear or not (if that's an issue).

    Also +1 to torchlight as mentioned above.
     
  5. Dr. Coin

    Dr. Coin Multimodder

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    My Boys love playing the first Dunged Defender with my wife. They started around 5 or 6 years in age.
     
  6. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    Hope you enjoy it! I've not played #3, but I didn't think much of #2 tbh.
     
  8. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Dungeon Defenders 1 and Magicka would be my top choices too. Also Trine, which doubles as a fantastic stimulation/learning tool, with all the physics and shape drawing.
     
  9. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Multimodder

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  10. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Thank you for the recommendations and link to humble bundle, bought!

    Then I went through my Steam library and found a few more local multiplayer games. This is a good website to search for local MP games, just type in the name of your existing game
    https://www.co-optimus.com/games.php
     
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