Evolve’s a bit of an outsider on this list—it’s the only game outside of Dota 2 and League of Legends that’s competitive co-op instead of pure player-versus-environment. But there’s a reason. Well, a few reasons. First off, it’s free now, which is always a good selling point.
But more importantly, Evolve’s four-on-one hunter-versus-monster affair demands teamwork. It’s pretty much impossible for the Hunters to track down and kill the monster if they’re not working together, especially because it’s controlled by another player. “The most dangerous game,” I’ve heard.
Evolve had some serious issues at launch—not least of which was its hostile DLC plan. But with Turtle Rock promising to turn the game around and make good? I’m willing to give it another shot, because the core idea intrigued me from my first-ever match.