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Connecting to Host #32: Best Co-Op Games of 2017

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Episode #32 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I run through our favourite co-op games of 2017:

After much arduous gaming time, countless disconnects, and failed attempts at screen-sharing across Europe, John and Ben have put together a list of their favourite co-op and multiplayer games that were released during 2017.

In time honoured tradition, we’ve reviewed and rated our top 6 games of 2017 that you can play with your friends (or your enemies) online or in local co-op. If you’ve been following our podcast throughout the year, you might just recognise some of the names in the top 6, but there are some new ones to boot as well.

Tune in to find out what we liked the most, just in time to put some new games on your wishlist ready for the upcoming sales that will undoubtedly hit over the Christmas period!

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If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #31: Invisigun Heroes

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Episode #31 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I struggle to see and kill each other in Invisigun Heroes:

Invisigun Heroes is a 2D, single-screen, stealth-focussed battle arena game in which all of the players are invisible! Join us as we try our best to explain a game in which most of the time your character is invisible, even though every player has exactly the same view of the pixel-art styled game arena…

While it might sound crazy on paper, Invisigun Heroes provides an interesting experience with a good level of strategy for weeding out your stealthy opponents without putting yourself into too much of a dangerous position. We had some hilarious moments during our time with Invisigun Heroes - so join us in our latest episode and find out more about the game and how it plays.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #30: Overcooked

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Episode #30 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I play fast-paced cooking adventure Overcooked:

Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. In this episode John and Ben share stories of how they did their best to work as a team to serve up a number of tasty dishes as fast and furiously as they could. How do the ingredients of this frantic local co-op only game stack up?

Overcooked features a number of interesting dynamic environments and an evolving set of recipes and rules to keep the game fresh as the players progress. Having recently met up in Stockholm, we were able to put this game to the test. Join us in this episode to hear what we thought of Overcooked on PC.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #29: Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle

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Episode #29 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I play the inexplicably conceived Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle:

The Mushroom Kingrom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, but fear not because John and Ben are here to save the day with a Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle co-op focussed review. After meeting up in Stockholm we put the local (only) co-op campaign to the test to find out whether it’s worth making a journey to a friend’s house to play this game on the sofa together.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle offers a number of co-op specific stages which are designed to be played by 2 teams of 2 units by a pair of players sitting back in the same living room (or sitting next to each other on the same flight). Each stage can be played in easy, medium or hard mode and the stages unlock as you progress through the single player game. You’ll be using the characters you’ve built up from the main game to work through the co-op quests.

Join us for this latest episode to hear how Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle holds up as a co-operative experience.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #28: Cuphead

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Episode #28 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I make mugs of ourselves in Cuphead:

It’s a good day for a swell battle and with traditional hand-drawn cel animation and an original jazz soundtrack Cuphead has turned out to be pretty swell as well! John and Ben talk about their experiences fighting bosses and collecting coins while playing Cuphead in local co-op on PC.

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action-platformer heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons from the 1930s, Studio MDHR have created a fantastic opportunity to revisit an old-school style of game in a new and classy way. Beyond the gorgeous visuals and audio, Cuphead provides a decent challenge and an addictive experience. In short, it’s a great slam and then some.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #27: Elite Dangerous

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Episode #27 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I wing it with Elite Dangerous:

John and Ben hop into their Sidewinders and make their way through a tiny fraction of the 400 billion star systems that make up the huge world of Elite Dangerous. We take some time to fly as a wing through the expansive galaxy basking in the light of many suns while we destroy pirates and smuggle goods between different star systems.

Whether it’s trading, smuggling or bounty hunting, we take a look at what it’s like to play Elite Dangerous as a co-op experience. We put the features released as part of the Elite Dangerous: Horizons expansion to the test and join up to form a single crew hunting bounties as a team. Last but not least, we also talk about the VR support in Elite Dangerous.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #26: Star Wars Battlefront

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Episode #26 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I find the droids we are looking for in Star Wars Battlefront:

Similar to how the Imperial Blizzard Forces descended upon Hoth, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will soon be overrunning our hard drives, so we decided to revisit the Multiplayer FPS Star Wars: Battlefront from 2015 in it’s final form on PC. Join us as we talk about our favourite game modes in Star Wars: Battlefront and the issues we hope they will improve in the upcoming sequel.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #25: Rocket League

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Episode #25 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I take the shot with Rocket League:

Holy Cow! John and Ben have finally peeled their fingers away from their Xbox One controllers long enough to go for it and bring you their round-up of Rocket League. With over 600 hours combined behind the remote controlled wheels, we resisted “One. More. Game” and we’re in position to share the highs and lows of this vehicular sports game. So, if you need boost then why not take the shot and download this Siiiiick episode? Thanks!

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #24: Titanfall 2

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Episode #24 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I standby for Titanfall 2:

While originally released at the end of 2016, Respawn Entertainment recently added the horde-mode like Frontier Defense to Titanfall 2, which inspired us to go back and revisit this highly mobile FPS which we never got around to reviewing after it launched. With over 600 hours of gameplay between us in the original Titanfall, Titanfall 2 has a lot to live up to for us. Join us as we chat about what’s changed for the better and for the worse in the latest installment of Titanfall.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #23: Splatoon 2

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Episode #23 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I discuss salty sea-based shooter Splatoon 2:

In this episode we get fresh an take to the front lines with our splattershots and curling bombs in an effort to ink as much turf as possible. A Nintendo Switch exclusive, Splatoon 2 is a team-based third-person shooter where the primary game modes feature 4v4 matches where the goal is to ink as much of the stage as possible in a short 3-minute match. Splatoon 2 also introduces a new co-op “horde mode” like experience called Salmon Run where you team up with up to 3 other friends in order to fight off waves of Salmonids and steal the bosses eggs before the time runs out.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.