It's a good thing online gaming is so popular now, because it's harder than ever to get a few friends together in the same room to play some games. But on the off chance you actually manage to get some buddies on your couch, you can do better than dusting off Goldeneye 007.

Not that we don't have respect for the classics. But despite the domination of online multiplayer, the local couch co-op game is not yet quite dead.

And because it's often indies who respect the couch, a lot of these games are pretty cheap. So the next time your buddies come over for a beer, consider busting one of these games out.

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