Are you looking for free-to-play co-op games on steam to play with your friends? Then you are in the right place. This article will help you to find the best free co-op and multiplayer games on steam.
Every gamer likes to play games with their friends. But sometimes we don’t have money to buy games to play with our friends. That’s why we are searching all over the internet, looking for co-op and multiplayer games for free.
But the problem is some of the free games are good and some of them are not good. That is why I decided to create an article using the best free co-op and multiplayer games that I have played on steam.
The first co-op free-to-play game on steam is brawalhalla. If you are looking for a simple game with fast gameplay this will fits you.
This game is a 2D platform fighting game and is developed by Blue mammoth games and published by Ubisoft in 2017.
Since 2017 there are millions of players are playing this game and have enjoyed it a lot. You can enjoy this game very well because there are lots of characters in this game and you can play this game single-player, co-op, and multiplayer up to 8 players.
Brawalhalla has a very positive rating (84%)on steam and a 4.2 rating on the app store and play store.
Also, you don’t need to worry too much about if you have a low spec PC and because you can play it if you have 1 GB ram and a core 2 duo processor.
The next thing is you don’t need to download big files to play this game this game is under 500 MB.
Brawalhalla Feartures| Single-player, Multiplayer, Co-op, split-screen and shared screen co-op, full controller support, Cross-platform Multiplayer, Steam Achievements, and more
Tips to play brawalhalla
Dogging will be a perfect strategy to defeat your enemies. Also, You may not fit every character to play the game. To find out which character is suited for you.
Don’t forget you can play this with your keyboard and keyboard + mouse if you are playing with a PC. This will be an advantage if you are good with the keyboard.
Don’t forget to play the tutorials in this game. It will be very helpful to learn more tips and strategies.
Can I play 1Vs1 in brawalhalla?
Yes, you can play this game if there are at least 2 players (including you).
How to play brawalhalla on co-op and multiplayer?
In this game, I mostly enjoy playing 2vs2 matches. You can try this with your friends by creating a private lobby. If you want to play a normal multiplayer game you can select the play option from the menu.
Can you cross-play brawalhalla?
Yes, you can cross-play brawalhalla with PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and PC.
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2.We Were Here
The second free-to-play co-op game on the list is we were here. If you are looking for a puzzle game to play co-op with your friend, you must play this game.
This game is developed and published by total mayhem games in 2017.
There are two players require to play this game and there are two roles to play each one. One is the librarian and the other is the explorer.
Both you and your friend can choose which role you need to play. Both these players will be in different locations.
If you choose librarian, your role is providing information to explorers to solve puzzles. If you choose explorer, then your role is exploring the area and describe the area to the librarian and solve puzzles with the information that the librarian provides you. Each of you will get a walker-talkie to talk.
We were here having a very positive rating on steam
Also, this game requires 4GB minimum ram and intel HD graphics 4000. So if you have a PC with 4GB ram you can play this game without any problem.
I also played this game on a Pc with 4 GB ram and intel HD graphics 630.
We were here Features| Online Co-op, steam achievements, partial controller support, steam cloud
Tips to play we were here
There are not any special tips to give about this game but Make sure you have a microphone if you are going to play this game otherwise you won’t able to play it.
Play both roles (librarian and the explorer) to get the full game experience.
Can I play we were here with 3 or more players?
No, to play this game requires 2 players only because there are only 2 characters (librarian and the explorer).
Are there any jumpscares in we were here?
There are no jump scares but sometimes it looks like a horror game. The main purpose of this game is targeted to solve puzzles by players.
Some of the reviews of we were here players(steam)
‘’very fun slight spook game, amazing to play it with someone special”
“It’s free! Play it with a friend! If you like puzzle games and stuff like that then you’ll like this. I ended up getting hooked and buying all the other sequels, I am also looking forward to “We Were Here Forever” that’s coming out later! The games are cheap and very fun. However, they are a one-time/two-time play, and then you’ll need to forget the puzzles or tricks to play it again. Once you know how to solve everything you probably won’t open the game for a looooong time. But they are cheap and a great experience!”
3.Hide and Shriek
The third game is on the list is Hide and shriek. If you are looking for a simple co-op game with jumpscares, this will be a great choice. This game is developed and published by Funcom in 2016.
There are two players requires to play this game. You and your friend will be on the same map in this game but both of you are invisible. To win this game only you have to do is gather points. Each player has an alter in this game you must find orbs and place the orbs on the alter to collect points within the given time.
While you and your friend are collecting points you can jump scare your friend or your friend can jump scare you any time. Also, you can set traps or use powers while playing using runes. If your taps got triggered by your opponent (friend) you will get more points.
Hide and Shiek having a very positive rate on steam 4/5 on common sense media.
Also, this game is requiring 4GB RAM and an i5 processor with inter Iris HD5200. I have played this game on a PC with 4GB RAM and I processor with intel HD 630 graphics.
Hide and shriek Features| online PvP, Steam achievements, multiplayer
Tips to play hide and shrike
If you jumpscare your opponent 3 times in a row you will win the game.
You will be visible to your opponent when you are carrying orbs and opening doors so use it as an advantage to find your opponent
Are Hide and shrike for only 2 players?
Yes, Hide and shrike is for 2 players and I recommend you to play it with one of your friends because it will be very fun and better to jump scare a friend than jump scaring someone you don’t know.
How to win in hide and shrike?
Collect as many points as you can in a given time or jump scare your opponent 3 times in a row.
4.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The fourth game on the list is CSGO which is a very popular free-to-play game on Steam. If you are looking for a shooting game for free to play with your friend, CSGO is a great choice.
CSGO was developed by valve hidden path entertainment and published by value in 2012. Yes, this game is older than 9 years but it is still a very popular game among gamers.
Also, you can add different mods by downloading maps to enjoy it more. You can add maps from steam works shop and there are lots of things out there to try with your friends.
This game requires 2 GB RAM and Core 3 Dou processor and a 256MB video card minimum. So you don’t need to worry too much about checking your requirements that you can play this game.
But there will be a problem if you don’t have a lot of data to download this game because you need 10GB + data to download this game.
CSGO has a very positive rating on steam and 93% liked this game on google.
CSGO Features| Co-op, Multiplayer, Full controller support, Steam Achievements, and more
Tips to play CSGO
Sniper is an OP (overpowered) weapon. So if you have the skill to play this game with it, you can get more kills.
Don’t try to jump when shooting it is not good for your accuracy.
You can use the knife to kill your enemies instantly.
Are gamers still interested in playing CSGO?
Yes, of course, CSGO downloads are increased day-by-day and that is a good sign for it and you can experience new features in this game because it still getting updated.
I don’t have any experience with playing CSGO should I try this?
Why not? We are playing games to have more fun right? So I recommend you to play CSGO with your friends it will be a great way to earn tips and strategies if you are new.
5.Fistful of Frags
The next free-to-play co-op game on the list is fistful of frags. This game is a first persona multiplayer-based action game that you can play with your friends.
If you are looking for a western shooting game this game will be helpful for you. This game is developed and published by the Fistful of frags team in 2014.
This game has a very positive rating on steam, 90% rating on the steam database and 96% liked on google.
This game is also a low spec game so you can play it if you have 2GB ram and a Pentium 4 processer.
Fistful of frags Features| Online PvP, Lan PvP, Online Co-op, Crossplatform Multiplayer, and more
Can I cross-play fistful of frags?
Yes, this fistful of frags is available for cross-play with your friends with your device.
6.Ring of Elysium
The next game is on the list is ring of Elysium. Are you not having enough money to buy battle royale games like PUBG? If you are looking for free a PC game to have the battle royal experience, the ring of Elysium is perfect for that.
Ring of Elysium is developed by aurora studio and published by TCH scarlet limited in 2018.
Also, there is no matter if you are already a PUBG player you can play this because you can have different battle royal experiences from this.
In other battle royal games, there will be only one winner, but in ROE there will be four winners or fewer. The reason for this is helicopter flies into rescue survives with 4 seats.
Also, you can have 3 weapon slots to carry any weapon. So if don’t need to pick up a pistol if you don’t like it.
This game has a very positive rating on steam
To play ring of Elysium you need 4GB RAM, an Intel i3 processor, and NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card. Also, you need 10 GB HDD space to install it.
Ring of Elysium Features | Co-op, Multiplayer
Tips to play Ring of Elysium
Use your headphones when you are playing. This will help you to find out your enemies nearby from sounds.
Play ROE with your friends if you are new to this so they will teach you strategies to play this game.
7.Escape Room – The sick colleague
The seventh free-play co-op game on this list is an Escape room – the sick colleague. Escape room is developed and published by Bitbeast games in 2020.
This is another puzzle game to play with your friends if you are interested in playing puzzle games. This is not a very long game if you can solve puzzles fast. Normally it will take 1-2 hours to complete the game.
You can play this game if you have 4 GB RAM and i3 Processor and you can easily download this game because this is under 500 MB.
This puzzle game is not like we were here because you can add up to 6 players in co-op mode. So if you are looking for a puzzles game to play with your friends, this will be it.
This game having a very positive rating on steam.
Escape Room Features| Single-player, Online Co-op
Tips to play Escape Room.
Don’t forget to view hints by pressing H. This will be helpful when you can’t figure out how to solve puzzles.
Warframe is another popular game among gamers. This is developed and published by Digital extremes in 2013. Warframe is a third-person game that you can play with your friends for free.
If you are looking for a game full of action, I recommend you to play warframe, because it is so cool.
This game is having a very positive rating on steam and 95% liked on google.
To play this game you need Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB ram, and directX 11+ capable graphics card. Also, you will need more data to download this game because this game needs 35GB of HDD space to install.
Warframe Features|Single player, Co-op, remote play on phone and tablet
The next free-to-play game on the list is maelstrom. If you are like to play games in fantasy worlds this one is great for it. Maelstrom is based on naval battles.
You can play this game free on steam with your friends. This game is developed by gunpowder games, Inc and published by Double jump publishing in 2019. I can guarantee that you can enjoy this game a lot with your friends.
Not like the other games, you need 8 GB RAM, GTX470, and a quad-core processor minimum to play this game. That is higher than the other game requirements, right? Also, this game is under 10 GB.
Maelstrom is having a very positive rating on steam
Maelstrom features| Single-player, online PvP, Co-op, and more
10.Dead Frontier 2
Dead Frontier is a zombie MMORPG game that you can play for free with your friends on steam. Dead frontier 2 is developed and published by Creaky corpse Ltd in 2019. So if you are like to play survival horror games with your friends, you can play this.
This game is very friendly to new players and combat is also fun. So even if you are not a huge fan of zombie games I suggest you play this game with your friends.
You must have a 6 GB RAM minimum to play this game. If you don’t have a problem with it, it’s ok. Also, you need an i3 processor and Radeon HD 8550 graphics card to play this game on minimum requirements. You need at least 3GB of data to download dead frontier and 5GB HDD space.
Dead Frontier 2 tips
Don’t try to fight with bosses until you reach level 5, try fight with mini-bosses.
Play missions to level up fast
If you don’t like screen shaking when you are shooting with your weapon, you can disable it from the pause menu while you are playing.