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Well my friend is started gaming so any games recommendation for newbs? Also anyone know any good co-op games?
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Left 4 dead 2 is a good one. The difficulty scales...

Diablo 3 (also scales)?
     
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Dark Souls, I'd say that's a pretty newbie friendly game biggrin.gif
Jokes aside, maybe look at some indie games? FTL is simple yet engrossing, and I've heard great things about Papers Please.
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Dark Souls

I almost want to say go for it. Trial by Fire. smile.gif

Although if they actually get the hang of it, it will make every other game feel easier.

Not sure what actual games to recommend though, if they've never gamed before, what other things (movies, books, etc) do they like?
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Some easy games that are also good... The Walking Dead comes to mind first. It's basically an interactive TV show, the easiest type of game to be into and it shows some of the best character development in gaming. I also recommend Left 4 Dead 2, Black Mesa, Half Life 2 and the episodes, Killing Floor, they're simple and not too hard. L4D 2 and KF are both co-op.

Some of the most popular games on all platforms are designed for noobs, like Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, all CoD games, Tomb Raider, Far Cry 3, Dead Space series, and other crap I can't/won't recommend but this might come as a surprise to you.
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The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us are great beginner games, and they'll also introduce that person to some of the best character development in gaming, as well as fantastic storytelling.


Fallout New Vegas is also another great game for new comers and shows off some of the best aspects of RPGs, while not being too indimidating and complex. It's got a great open world that's easy to explore, tons of weapons and loot to keep the person entertained, and tons of monsters and mutants to fight. They could also mod it up very easily.

Killing Floor is pretty much an essential for new PC gamers. It's a very simple but very good coop shooter.

Those are pretty much the only games I think are perfect for new gamers and are great games.
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Left 4 dead 2 is a good one. The difficulty scales...

Diablo 3 (also scales)?

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Minecraft

Both of these.

You do not want to spend a lot of money here. I would say got a $20 game and then a few Steam indie games on sale. Right now, your friend wants to get into gaming and if you make gaming too hard then he/she will not want to play anymore. The best thing to do is spend maybe $40 and see how it goes from there. I would wait to get Left 4 Dead when it is on sale again. Steam is always having sales. Minecraft is fun for co op. I would say get that first.
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If you want a fun game that is beginner friendly and has great co-op, Borderlands 2.
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