It takes two individuals to play It Takes Two, a sport so devoted to co-op that it may well solely be performed when you have a accomplice. It Takes Two launched as the best-reviewed game of 2021, and it’s slowly been rising in reputation over the previous few days. It made the Steam top seller charts this week, and it’s reached a peak of over 36okay concurrent gamers, half of which are playing for free.

Like developer Hazelight’s earlier tackle co-op games, A Way Out, It Takes Two provides a free good friend’s cross, that means that should you personal the sport, you possibly can invite anybody to affix you with out making them pay for a separate copy.

Earlier at this time, It Takes Two reached a peak concurrent participant depend of 21,567, as SteamDB exhibits. The good friend’s cross – which Steam tracks as a separate app – reached a peak of 15,872 gamers on the identical time. That makes for a complete participant depend of 37,439, which might put It Takes Two amongst Steam’s high 30 most-played video games at this time. The solely caveat is that half of these gamers are attending to benefit from the sport for free.

“I’m actually very surprised that you don’t see more co-op only games, and I would love to see more games like this one,” director Josef Fares tells us in a recent interview. “Co-op games are underestimated from a creative perspective, it allows you to make really great stories and mechanically cool experiences.”