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beemo

The Division
At it's heart it fits your needs but it leans a little heavy on the RPG side perhaps.
Mass Effect series
Only Andromeda on PS4. Not up there with the earlier games but it's still a perfectly serviceable entry in my opinion.
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Maybe a little too much exploring for what you want but I've had no finer co-op experience on PS4. An absolute blast.
Sniper Elite series
Again, co-op is where it's at in this underrated series.

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Bonbonetti

@biscuit_of_rage The PS4 doesn't have many of these, most cover-based games on this system focus on stealth (The Last of Us, Sniper Elite, Metal Gear, ...), and sometimes on platforming (Uncharted, Tomb Raider).

Rogue Trooper Redux, The Order and The Division are probably the best match.

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biscuit_of_rage

Hi thank you to everyone for their recommendations much appreciated, i will be looking into them well obviously not all games are quite pricey these days

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Tjuz

My sister and I enjoy playing couch co-op platforming games together. We played the singleplayer campaign of LittleBigPlanet 3 earlier this year, and have just finished playing Rayman Legends a couple days ago. Now I'm on a quest to find another couch co-op platforming game that we'd both enjoy. There don't seem to be many options, however. I have a PS3 and a PS4. The problem is that I only have 1 PS3 controller vs. 2 PS4 controllers, although I did see you can use your PS4 controller on your PS3? Maybe it isn't a problem if that's the case. I've had my eye on Unravel Two, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Puppeteer in my searches, but I'm not quite sold on any of them.

The problem with LBG2 and Puppeteer is the controller thing. Do any of you have experience with using a DS4 on the PS3 (possibly specifically with these games) and did it work well? I'd like to keep the costs low and not have to buy an extra PS3 controller if not absolutely necessary, as I don't have a ton of money to throw around. Another thing specifically with Puppeteer is that I saw the co-op consists of one person actually doing the platforming and the other person kind of just floating around occasionally doing something? If anyone has had experience with the co-op in Puppeteer, was it fun for both people (specifically the one floating around)?

Unravel Two looks all cutesy, but the environments don't look too varied and the platforming not very interesting in the quick scrolling around through YouTube gameplay I've done. Do I have a completely wrong impression of the game, or is that pretty much what I should expect were I to play it?

It's certainly a big dilemma, since LittleBigPlanet 3 and Rayman Legends were pretty obvious choices, but now it becomes trickier. We're open to 3D platforming too. I was initially hoping the 2016 Ratchet & Clank game had co-op, but it seems to be singleplayer only. I'm open to any other suggestions or obscurer games that I might not have discovered in my trudges of the internet. Preferably something as close as possible to LBG3 or RL, but ''out of the box'' suggestions are welcome too if you think we'd enjoy them. I need all the help I can get! Thanks in advance everyone!

Tjuz

KratosMD

@Tjuz I think the next game you should definitely go for is Knack 2 on PS4 as it has 2 player local co-op and it's a 3D platforming/beat 'em up game. There are also a bunch of 2D platforming indie games on PS4 with co-op. I think the recent one that comes to mind is Guacamelee 2. There should also be plenty of other games to choose from the PS Store.

In case you want to play games on your PS3 with the DualShock 4, here is a link to basically everything you need to know: https://www.ign.com/wikis/playstation-4/DualShock_4_Compatibl...

Using a DS4 in local multiplayer along with a DS3 should work fine, but I cannot 100% confirm it.

I would recommend Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One on PS3 since it's also a co-op game, but based on the above link, that game does not work with a DS4.

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Kidfried

@Tjuz I totally get you. My number one suggestion would be Unravel 2. Gameplay wise its a lot like the two games you enjoyed, and it has a lot of working together stuff. However, with games you also have to go with your gut. If the game doesn't interest you from what you say, you might just leave it.

Besides that I loved Guacemelee a lot. It's not pure platformer, but beat-m-up-ish as well, but like Rayman and LBP the game is all fun.

There is Trine as well. It's not my cup of tea, but maybe you'd like it.

More out of the box, I think Lara Croft is very cool in co-op. It has platformer elements, and relies on good co-operation too.

Even further outside the box: Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Terraria.

Just dropping some titles that I thought of.

Wind's howling.

Th3solution

@Tjuz
@Tasuki was pretty high on A Way Out as a local co-op game recently. His experience sounded pretty convincing. But it’s not of the platforming type genre you appear to be looking for. I’m not very well versed in couch co-op games but Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a good shout. It’s co-op platforming and puzzle solving along with some combat as well.

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Tasuki

@Th3solution A Way Out is indeed a great co-op game but yeah it's not a platformer. Most of it is like a typical action game like GTA and such. There are QTE throughout the game as well as a few driving segaments and a few shooter parts as well.

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Tjuz

@KratosMD @Kidfried @JohnnyShoulder @Th3solution Thanks for the suggestions everyone! We're probably going for Guacamelee as per @Kidfried's suggestion. It's on sale as well, so that made it an easy choice. I'll definitely note down all the other suggested games as well for in the future, as I'm sure we're gonna need more games after this. Thanks again!

Tjuz

KALofKRYPTON

@Tjuz I played the Unravel Two trial with my daughter at the weekend. It looks lovely, the platforming is swift and light and flows very well. Co-op interaction is fun and straightforward and there's a human story that appears to play out in the background. I didn't play the first game so I don't know if that's some sort of continuation. It's not the most involving or taxing game going, but it was nice. If it hadn't been £16, I'd probably have paid for the rest of the game.

More stuff we've played together include stuff mentioned before like Rayman Legends, which is great - and Temple of Osiris, which is also great and probably the one requiring the most actual cooperation. One or two of the puzzles are genuinely much harder with more players.

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Tjuz

@KALofKRYPTON I wasn't aware there was a demo for Unravel Two available! I suppose we could try that out to get a feel for it and see if we want to continue. Definitely a steep price point though, like you said, so I might just wait for it to go on sale and we can check it out then. You're one of many to suggest Temple of Osiris, so I suppose I'll have to give that a closer look as well. Thanks!

Tjuz

KALofKRYPTON

@Tjuz Yeah - it's big one too. I we did enjoy it quite a lot, and the Yarnies are great little characters. Definitely something I'd be happy to pick up sub £10.

ToO is good fun. Also you have the benefit of it being scale-able to 4 players; the puzzles change to suit the player count.

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RogerRoger

@Tjuz I'll be the filthy, corporately-bribed casual who mentions them, then... LEGO games are all playable in drop-in / drop-out co-op, and the modern ones have a beautiful dynamic splitscreen which merges when your characters stand close to one another, then divides and tracks you as you walk to separate ends of the environment. Means you're rarely left twiddling your analogue sticks whilst the other player finishes a task.

Gameplay is insanely simple, but if you find one based on a franchise you love, there are enough laughs and plenty of fan-service to get you through. Plus they're an OCD collectathon dream.

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mookysam

@Tjuz Guacamelee is excellent! Have fun.

@RogerRoger Only Lego game I've played is the first Batman one, but I thought it was a nice, fun game! Do you know how the games have advanced since then?

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RogerRoger

@mookysam I only really play the Batman and Star Wars ones, so I check in with them every two-ish years and am getting LEGO DC Super-Villains next week (the last one I played was LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in early 2016). For me, that's about as many as I can handle without them feeling like identikit chores, because the core gameplay has (thusfar) remained the same; run around, break things, build new things from the debris, rinse, repeat.

LEGO Batman 2 was the first to introduce original storylines with full voice acting, and they're always the best; ones based on films have tended to be a little by-the-numbers, but they're all packed with the same sense of goofball humour and move things along at the pace of a Saturday morning cartoon. Each game tends to try and introduce a new gameplay gimmick to make it feel unique; some have been better than others, and it's ultimately their charm and your love for the franchise they're spoofing that does all the heavy lifting. They take a good 20-30 hours to platinum.

Highlights thusfar have been the aforementioned LEGO Batman 2 (which was superb) and LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (which covered the first two seasons and could therefore bounce from episode to episode to keep things fresh) but on PS4, I'd say your best bet is, depending on your super-preference, either LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham or LEGO Marvel Super-Heroes (played at a friend's house and was impressed with the game, even if I didn't get any of the jokes). I'm quite excited for the new one!

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