Girl’s Guide to Video Games: My Favorite Two Player Games for PS3
I never thought I would love our PS3 as much as our Wii, but over the last few months (it was a Christmas present to ourselves) it has won me over completely. And aside from Wii Fit, I haven’t toughed a Wii game since we brought the PS3 home. I love, love, love the NetFlix streaming feature. Best. Idea. Ever. If you haven’t ordered your free streaming disk yet, do it now!
Unfortunately, when it comes to two player games on the PS3, there are not a lot of games that have a multi-player or two player mode that is not online. I don’t like playing the mega-nerds online because most of them are jerks who know I’m a noob at online gaming and, let me tell you, they are merciless. So, if you are like me and just want to play with your man, these three games are some good ones to try.
The Game of the Year Edition is the same as the original version but with seven of the extra online plug-ins included. In this side-scrolling platform game, you play a Sack Person (which is completely customizable) trying to make your way through the various levels collecting outfits, stickers and decorations for your home (pod) while completing the goals set for each level. This game is ridiculously cute and tons of fun for kids and adults alike.
In Borderlands, you play a mercenary on the planet Pandora seeking out alien technology (I know, it sounds just like Avatar, but Avatar’s Pandora is much prettier). At the beginning of this first-person shooter, you pick one of four player characters, each with their own specialties and weapons. Then you ravage your way through the Borderlands completing various quests, shooting alien critters that want to eat you and leveling up your character by gaining experience points. This game is right up my alley as I love gory, zombie/alien shooter games. Note: The two player function is a split-screen and you can only have four players if you are online.
First off, the actual story mode of this game is a single player game. However, in Special Ops mode, there are multiple co-op missions and there is always the massive online community that is as devoted to Call of Duty as any World of Warcraft player. Did you ever see that episode of The Office when the entire Stanford office got on Jim’s case for sucking at Call of Duty during the “team building exercise”? Yup, this game is THAT addicting, and one of the few for which I will venture online. Yes, the mega-nerds are still jerks, but I can hold my own at this game.