Tag created in June 2017
Co-op's popularity amongst developers
This chart shows the amount of games released over the years with the Co-op tag and the percentage of games released on Steam they account for. The number of releases gives an appreciation of the quantity of games published each year. It often tends to increase naturally, just like the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the tag's trend. It shows if the Co-op tag is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the tag is growing) or a negative one (the tag is overcrowded).
The Co-op game tag peaked in 2020 with 540 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 1.8% in 2011 and 0.34% in 2022.
Keep in mind that the current year is not over, so the number of games released will still increase. But the percentage is usually a good estimate.
Co-op's popularity amongst players
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Co-op tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the graph is hard to read, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Co-op tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 82 (2010) and 2940 (2020) reviews. Keep in mind that it is the average and not the median, meaning it is heavily influenced by extreme values, like a very successful game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Co-op tag received between 226% (2010) and 707% (2022) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Co-op
This graph displays the evolution of the Co-op tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play games in this tag. Bear in mind that there is inflation over time, which means that a price should slowly increase just to keep the same value.
The median price for Co-op games was at its lowest in 2007 at 7.49$, and peaked in 2012 at 14.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2012 at 19%, and bottomed in 2023 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Co-op, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Co-op tag games, classed by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Co-op games is 93% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 74% for the Japanese audience.
|ibb & obb
ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together. Find a friend for some true local co-op couch fun or match up online.
|May 26, 2014
|Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is a single player or co-op heist game. Assemble a crack team of thieves, case the joint, and pull off the perfect heist.
|Apr 24, 2013
PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.
|Aug 13, 2013
Sven Co-op is a co-operative game originally based around Valve Software's Half-Life. In this game players must work together against computer controlled enemies and solve puzzles as a team.
|Jan 22, 2016
Welcome to BattleBlock Theater! You’ve got no where to go but up...on stage. Play single player or co-op to free your friends and save Hatty Hattington! Jump, solve and battle your way through a mysterious theater inhabited by highly technological felines.
|May 15, 2014
|Gauntlet™ Slayer Edition
The classic Gauntlet 4-player co-op action gameplay returns in a completely new experience! Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer. Invade the Darkness!
|Sep 23, 2014
|We Need To Go Deeper
DIVE. DISCOVER. DIE. Crew a submarine with friends in We Need To Go Deeper - a 2-4-player cooperative submarine roguelike set in a Verne-inspired undersea universe.
|Aug 1, 2019
Rampage Knights is a cooperative beat 'em up game mixed up with randomized dungeon crawling and exploration, which you can play alone or with a friend online.
|Sep 4, 2015
|Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!
|Oct 8, 2015
Shift Happens is a cooperative platformer for two. You and a friend shift your mass, throw each other and puzzle your way through four stages of stylized imaginary worlds. Including the occasional backstabbing and taunting. Play with a friend on a couch, online or even special singleplayer levels.
|Feb 22, 2017
Volunteers fight in a bloody contest for freedom and money. Play as one of three volunteers armed with their favorite weapons, survive waves of enemies and bosses. Red Risk will put you into a bloody tournament, will you survive?
|Mar 4, 2016
|Human: Fall Flat
Human: Fall Flat is a hilarious, light-hearted platformer set in floating dreamscapes that can be played solo or with up to 8 players online. Free new levels keep its vibrant community rewarded.
|Jul 22, 2016
|39 Days to Mars
Embark on the 19th century's most unreliable spaceship in this 2 player couch co-op adventure. 39 Days to Mars is a unique game designed to be played with a friend, where both players have important roles in the expedition. Solo players are aided by the computer-controlled ship's cat.
|Apr 25, 2018
|Eximius: Seize the Frontline
EXIMIUS is a FPS/RTS hybrid that focuses on squad-based combat. The game features an intense 5v5 multiplayer experience with each team comprising of 4 Squad Officers and one Commander.
|Mar 16, 2021
|Dying Light 2 Stay Human
Humanity is fighting a losing battle against the virus. Experience a post-apocalyptic open world overrun by hordes of zombies, where your parkour and combat skills are key to survival. Traverse the City freely during the day, but watch the monsters take over during the night.
|Feb 3, 2022
|Carly and the Reaperman - Escape from the Underworld
Join the adventure of Carly and the Reaperman in the Underworld! Master platforming to avoid dangers, solve puzzles and build your way to through dozens of fun and challenging obstacles to the finish line - play alone or with a friend!
|Jun 19, 2018
|Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.
|May 13, 2020
IronWolf VR is a roomscale submarine game playable either singleplayer or online co-op with motion controls. Built from the ground up for VR, each part of the submarine has been crafted for an optimal VR experience.
|Apr 12, 2022
|Warhammer: Vermintide 2
The critically acclaimed Vermintide 2 is a visually stunning and groundbreaking melee action game pushing the boundaries of the first person co-op genre. Join the fight now!
|Mar 8, 2018
|Bloody Trapland 2: Curiosity
Take on the hard yet fair world of Bloody Trapland. Jump, slide, dash and dodge your way through the many deadly levels. Find secrets, solve puzzles, unlock mysteries and unravel the story. Go at it alone or bring your friends along for a co-op experience like no other. 1-4 players online and/or splitscreen.
|Feb 1, 2019
|Monster Hunter: World
Welcome to a new world! In Monster Hunter: World, the latest installment in the series, you can enjoy the ultimate hunting experience, using everything at your disposal to hunt monsters in a new world teeming with surprises and excitement.
|Aug 9, 2018
Barotrauma is a 2D co-op submarine simulator – in space, with survival horror and RPG elements. Steer your submarine, complete missions, fight monsters, fix leaks, operate machinery, man the guns and craft items, and stay alert: danger in Barotrauma doesn’t announce itself!
|Mar 13, 2023
|Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance
The world of Dungeons & Dragons comes to life in an explosive action brawler filled with real-time combat and dynamic co-op. Play as iconic D&D heroes and join up to three other friends to battle legendary monsters, earn powerful gear, and unlock new abilities to take on even bigger challenges.
|Jun 21, 2021
|BFF or Die
BFF or Die is a cozy/crazy couch co-op puzzle-action game for one to four players. As time traveling aliens you’re sent on a risky rescue mission to Earth! Use your gadgets collaboratively to overcome danger and survive as a team.
|Sep 13, 2018
|Beavers Be Dammed
Beavers be Dammed is a two player local co-op game in which two beavers perform heists under time pressure to steal wood from a sawmill under crazy circumstances!
|Jan 16, 2018