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So here's the deal: a buddy and I have been playing PC games together every Wednesday night for years. We play lots of different styles of games, and are always looking for something new. In general, we prefer coop games since they let us relax after a tough day at work.

If you have any suggestions, throw them on the list! I'm going to start it off with some of our favorites. (PC Games only!)

RE: MMOs: So maybe we notably don't play MMOs. I'm open to the idea, but it really needs to be something which would be fun and engaging with once a week play, since I have a long single player game queue and we both have wives who is are jealous keepers of our time. (I mean, each wife likes to spend time with her specific husband--- not both of us.)
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We've probably played this more than anything. Different class roles really kept it fresh over the years.
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