Game collection highlights: games to play with a friend

Looking for a game you can play with a friend? Here are some of our favorite couch co-op video games! You may borrow one title per card, for one week. The games are located on the upper level of the Library near the movies. Click on a title to reserve your copy.

Hello teens! Did you know you can play games on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch at the Library? Look for the gaming sign by the upstairs Learning Lab. When there is no program in the space, you are free to game!

“Overcooked!” (Nintendo Switch)Overcooked (switch)
  • Rated Everyone 10+ (for mild cartoon violence)
  • Local co-op, 1 to 4 players, cooking simulation

“Overcooked!” is a very chaotic game where you work with your friends to cook meals in a variety of dysfunctional fantasy kitchens. You will need to keep it together as your meals threaten to burn and the dishes pile up. Having good teamwork, and patience with your friends, is the ultimate key to success here. If you are quick thinking and calm under pressure then this stressful-but-rewarding game is the right choice for you. 

“Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: the ultimate puzzle match” (Nintendo Switch)Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: the ultimate puzzle match (Nintendo Switch)
  • Rated Everyone 10+ (for mild suggestive themes)
  • Puzzle, competitive, cooperative

“Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: the ultimate puzzle match” is a fusion between the classic Russian block-stacking game and the adorable Japanese tile matcher.  You can play in teams against the AI or battle each other in this fast-paced and competitive puzzler. If you are not familiar with Puyo Puyo you may find that reviewing the in-game lessons will give you an edge over your friends.

“LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (PS4)
  • Rated Everyone 10+ (for cartoon violence, comic mischief, and mild language).
  • Open world, action, adventure

“LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is very similar to the other Lego titles but it follows the story of the movie, “Star Wars: Episode VII -The Force Awakens.” The entirety of the game’s campaign can be played by two people. The puzzles are not too challenging and there are plenty of collectibles to keep both young and older players engaged.

Minecraft” (PS4)
  • Rated Everyone 10+ (for fantasy violence)
  • Open world, adventure, survival, sandbox

Over ten years old and as popular as ever, “Minecraft” is still a title that captures the creative minds of more than one generation. This game allows players to build whatever they can imagine while braving the hazards of this cube filled and procedurally generated world. This iconic game is sure to be one of your favorite sandbox experiences.

“It Takes Two” (PS4)
  • Rated “Teen” (for animated blood, comic mischief, fantasy violence, language)
  • Cooperative, puzzle, platform, story based

“It Takes Two” follows the story of a married couple on the verge of divorce. A wish from their child magically transforms them both into little handmade dolls. You play as either May, the hardworking breadwinner, or Cody, the stay-at-home dad, as they try to get back to their original bodies. This “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves!”-like adventure prioritizes teamwork and cooperation in a way similar to the co-op mode in “Portal 2.” However, the puzzles are simple and child friendly. Help mend this marriage by checking out “It Takes Two” on PlayStation 4.

-Contributed by Mêlinh

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