Connecting to Host is a co-operative and multiplayer gaming podcast. As friends who now live a thousand miles apart, John and Ben let loose their strong opinions about co-op and online gaming. In a typical episode we review a game from a purely co-op perspective but we often do specials to discuss other gaming news or other topics about the bigger picture of multiplayer gaming.


Featured Games

Here you can see the games we've featured on episodes of Connecting to Host.

Borderlands 2
An open world, shoot and loot, FPS RPG with a bazillion guns and randomized loot. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures,

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Don't Starve Together
An uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style.

CtH Verdict: Highly Recommended
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DOOM (2016)
Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat.

CtH Verdict: Not Recommended
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Elite Dangerous
Take control of your own starship in a cutthroat galaxy. Elite Dangerous brings gaming’s original open world adventure into the modern day with a huge connected galaxy and evolving narrative.

CtH Verdict: Pick up on Sale
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Fast RMX
Race through a futuristic sci-fi world at incredible speeds. If you need your fix of Wipeout or F-Zero, you've come to the right place.

CtH Verdict: Pick up on Sale
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FORCED: Slightly Better Edition
A challenging 1-4-player game with co-op at its heart! A mix of tactical arcade action, RPG elements and puzzles will forge you and your friends together.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Forza Horizon 3
You’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer. Invade the Darkness!

CtH Verdict: Pick up on Sale
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Human: Fall Flat
Human: Fall Flat is a quirky, open-ended physics-based puzzle and exploration game set in floating dreamscapes. Your goal is to escape these surreal dreams by solving puzzles with nothing but your wits and physics.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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ibb & obb
ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together. Find a friend for some true local co-op couch fun or match up online.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Invisigun Heroes
Invisigun Heroes is a multiplayer, single-screen battle arena with a twist: everyone's invisible! Predictable grid-based movement ensures that you know where you are, but other players don't.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Jawns
Jawns is a reimagined classic strategy boardgame with the speed of checkers and the depth of chess.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can't see the bomb, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Take Super Mario, some crazy Rabbids and an XCOM-style turn-based tactical strategy game and you have a taste of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

CtH Verdict: Not Recommended
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Play across 48 tracks with up to 4 players when docked or up to 7 other friends online or using wireless play.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Moon Hunters
Explore a mystical Mesopotamian-inspired world that's different every time you play. A co-op personality test about exploring an ancient, occult world in 5 days. How will you be remembered?

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Necropolis
A third-person rogue-lite dungeon crawler that's fast paced and hardcore. Fight, loot and craft your way through a randomly generated, twisted dungeon with up to 3 friends.

CtH Verdict: Pick up on Sale
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Offworld Trading Company
Mars has been colonized. The competition to dominate the market is fierce in this fast-paced economic RTS from Civilization IV lead Designer, Soren Johnson.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Overcooked
Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a last-man-standing shooter where players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Rocket League
A futuristic Sports-Action game that equips players with booster-rigged vehicles that can be crashed into balls for incredible goals or epic saves across multiple, highly-detailed arenas.

CtH Verdict: Highly Recommended
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Sea of Thieves
Packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving and treasure hunting, Sea of Thieves lets you live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed of.

CtH Verdict: Pick up on Sale
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Snipperclips
In this paper-themed puzzle game, the main characters Snip and Clip must cut each other up to overcome tricky obstacles...

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Splatoon 2
A 4v4 team-based third-person shooter where the goal is to paint more of the stage a certain colour than your opponents.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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StarWars: Battlefront
Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars battles you've always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in this multiplayer FPS game.

CtH Verdict: Pick up on Sale
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Sunset Overdrive
A fast-paced, open world third-person shooter in which an energy drink has transformed the population into hordes of toxic mutants.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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THOTH
A challenging, minimalist twin-stick shooter where each stage is handcrafted to test coordination and puzzle-solving skills.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Titanfall 2
Titanfall returns in this highly-mobile fast-paced FPS where players get to hop into a mech and destroy their opponents.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Titanfall
A team-based multiplayer, first-person shooter where players fight in a sci-fi battleground with Mechs and AI NPCs.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Torchlight 2
An action RPG that takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Trine: Enhanced Edition
Three Heroes make their way through dangers untold in a fairytale world of great castles and machinery, featuring physics-based puzzles and beautiful sights.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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Versus Squad
Versus Squad is a fast action twin-stick shooter from the creator of Nation Red. Build your own sandbox defense and battle thousands of zombie mutants in top down combat!

CtH Verdict: Not Recommended
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VIDEOBALL
A colourful, 2D sport that anyone can play. Maneuver around the pitch and shoot projectiles to drive balls into the opponents goal.

CtH Verdict: Not Recommended
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We Were Here Too
A communication-based, cooperative puzzle adventure designed for two-players who are trying to escape from a dark, medieval castle.

CtH Verdict: Recommended
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