There is a special joy that comes from teaming up with your friends in tackling missions and sharing the victories. Two players: Good! Four is even better but Six? It hits differently!
Co-op gaming is all about strategizing together to form a formidable team that can conquer anything that comes in the path. As rare as a 6-player co-op sounds, the possibility of finding such games is actually higher.
Don’t believe us? You will; after you go through our list of the top 14 PC games that feature a 6-player co-op mode natively.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge is not only an excellent 4-player Xbox One game but also features two additional characters to play with. Apart from LEO, RAPH, MIKEY, and DON, you also get to play CASEY, SPLINTER, or APRIL. The game boasts a retro pixel art style of the original TMNT games that will take you to the 90s era.
The modern gameplay mechanics, unique abilities and playstyles, and the storyline will get you and your friends hooked into the game for hours. So, whether you are a fan of the original TMNT arcade games or someone who just wants an engaging and entertaining co-op experience, the Shredder’s Revenge should be on your list.
Killing Floor 2
Developed and published by Tripwire Interactive, Killing Floor 2 is a chaotic co-op zombie game that pits players against waves of horrifying creatures. The game offers a multiplayer experience with up to 6 players that allows them to work together in order to survive the menace.
You get to choose from a roster of diverse playable characters known as Perks where each character has unique skills and weapons. So, whether you play as a Commando, Support, or Medic, you can specialize in different roles to increase the chances of your survival.
Path of Exile
A decade-old but highly-rated action RPG, Path of Exile allows up to 6 players in co-op but only in the online mode. The game is developed by Grinding Gear Games and is Free-to-Play which makes it readily available to all of your friends. It is set in the dark world of Wraeclast where players assume the role of exiles to survive the horrors the game has to offer.
One of the best aspects of the game is the ability to progress by obtaining skill points, upgrading gears, and getting equipped with powerful items. This intense action-filled game will provide a great grind for you and your friends without costing you a penny.
GOD EATER 3
Love a fast and intense combat system? God Eater 3 will throw you against huge monsters and you must take down these colossal creatures strategizing with your friends. So, whether you use melee or ranged weapons, you have to learn the fighting patterns of the bosses to perform timed acrobatic moves and devastating combos.
Developed by Bandai Namco and released in 2019, the game offers the objective to discover the mysteries behind the Aragami threat. But in order to play it in a co-op mode with your friends, you can only have up to 4 players in the campaign. However, if you want to play with more players, you have to play the Assault Mission where the game supports up to 8 players in co-op.
This “Overwhelmingly Positive” game has garnered hundreds of thousands of positive reviews since its release in 2018 on Steam. Developed by Endnight Games, you will find yourself stranded on a mysterious island after your plane crashes. To survive the forest, you need various skills including resource gathering, building shelters, and crafting tools.
Remember that the cannibalistic mutants can attack you anytime, so going co-op with your friends will increase your survival chances drastically. With the support of up to 8 players in co-op, you will have so much fun in distributing your workload.
7 days to die
7 Days to Die is a sandbox survival game developed by The Fun Pimps and released on Steam in 2013. Despite being a decade old, the remained pretty successful in gathering millions of players from around the world due to its chaotic gameplay in the post-apocalyptic world and of course, the cheap price. Players need to build and craft in order to survive zombies roaming the outside world.
Of course, it’s not easy but if you have got your friends at your back, you don’t need to fear anything. The game on PC supports up to 8 players allowing each one of them to explore the vast, open world filled with diverse biomes like deserts, forests, and cities.
Raft is meant to be played in a multiplayer mode and unlike the other games listed here, it actually has no player limit. Its cooperative multiplayer mode allows players to join online servers which has no actual player limit but depends on the server’s hardware capabilities. This makes the gaming experience more dynamic and highly scalable.
Survive with your friends by gathering the resources, expanding your raft, and navigating through the hazards-filled water. Remember that the game requires resource management and crafting skills without which there is no survival.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Minecraft is not only one of the most popular but the best games of all time. In the game, players can build and explore the blocky and 3D worlds and bring their imaginations into reality. In order to play with 5 other players or more, you can either create your own server or join one that is capable of supporting at least 6 players at a time.
The game allows adjusting parameters like difficulty, game mode, and the world type which makes the game highly versatile and unique for each gaming session.
Developed and published by Superboss Games, the Intruder is still in early access even after its initial release in 2019. The game revolves around the PvP mode where each team has 6 players on its side. One is the Intruders Team or Spy Team while the other is the Guards Team. The Intruders take the task of infiltrating through various strategies in order to complete their objectives while the Guards try to stop them. Seems familiar, right?
The game, unlike CS2, allows one more player on each team making it a perfect fit for a team of 6 friends playing on each side. The game even though portrayed as a meme, requires good skills if played seriously.
If you love indie multiplayer games, then Valheim is the one you should be playing at late night. The Viking-themed open-world exploration game will test your surviving skills. Developed by Iron Gate AB and released in 2021, the game is in early access mode but has a pretty active player base where 1-10 players join a server.
Remember that Valheim doesn’t have an official multiplayer server and if you want to play without any bugs and performance issues, it’s best to create a dedicated server using another machine where even if you stop playing the game, your friends are able to play it without any problem.
Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop
Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop is a Free-to-play cooperative multiplayer shooter that puts players in an intense battle against waves of alien creatures. Developed by Reactive Drop Team, the game features co-op mode with 4 and 8 players respectively. But don’t worry! if there are 6 players, you can still select the 8-player mode and enjoy the game.
It offers a variety of interactive maps and campaigns where you get to face difficult challenges but with careful strategies and cooperation, you can navigate and conquer all scenarios.
This massively popular indie adventure game was developed by Re-Logic and has an active player base of more than 30,000 players. The game offers a pixel art-style world where you explore, craft, build, and combat with the enemies. Its crafting system is pretty expansive allowing players to create a wide range of items, weapons, and armor.
In the co-op mode, you and your friends can play the game in a 6-player multiplayer format that will make defeating the bosses like a picnic. So, it’s recommended to set the difficulty to Expert mode or you will lose all the fun.
Do you love Half-Life? How about playing the game with your friends? Yes, it’s totally possible with the Sven Co-op! The game is a cooperative multiplayer modification of the original Half-Life where the single-player campaign turns into a collaborative adventure. Not only you can play custom maps but you can complete the whole Half-Life campaign with 5 others.
The game allows up to 8 players in different levels as well as the campaign which will provide you with diverse challenges. Each level features a mission that is totally separate from other levels making every level unique and can feature several maps in series. The best part is that you don’t need a high-end computer to run this game and even a potato PC will do the job.
Tribes of Midgard
Tribes of Midgard: developed by Norsfell and published by Gearbox Publishing is an open-world survival craft co-op game that allows up to 10 players in the co-op mode. The players need to gather resources, craft gear, and fortify their villages to fight against Ragnarök.
The game features two game modes: Survival and Saga. In the Saga mode, the game supports up to 10 players in co-op where they try to defend their base from monsters. You can’t play this mode without the help of your friends or you will just die pretty quickly.