Why not put aside our differences for a while and work together? That's what this collection of fantastic Co-op Games here on Silvergames.com is all about. Instead of trying to best each other in direct competition, you get to work together with your friend or some online ally to beat a game's towering competition. Put your heads together and find a solution to the challenges the game throws at you. After all, two heads are better than one. (Because you get to blame somebody else for messing things up.)
Cooperative games are an unusually rare genre among gamers. We're so used to fighting each other, shooting each other, building bigger and better armies against each other. It's very rare for a game to offer us different ways to play, namely one in which we get to pool our skills not to beat other teams, but to succeed in finishing a level. Cooperative games are all about teamwork and coordination. It is only through careful communication (and some clever ideas) that we can make it past some unsurmountable obstacle and complete our objective. Find a fellow friend and puzzle over how to finish a level. These are multiplayer games that remind us that we're all better off working together than we are drifting apart.
So if you enjoy sharing the limelight, and supporting each other on your way to victory, you should definitely give these co-op games a try.