My son lives with his mom in the summer. I would like to find a game that we can play together online when we are apart. He is 12, he likes mine craft, but, I just can't get into it. In college I used to play Age of Empire, and Command and Conquer. Are there any games like that, that we can play together? I'm not much good at FPS games. Just want to stay connected. I'm not really a gamer anymore, so I'd like it to be a PC game, so I don't have to buy a system. Much appreciated.
The great games I've played with my kid over the last year or so are:
Total War Warhammer 2
or any of the Civilization
games (The most popular strategy games out there right now)
(build a factory together as you explore an alien world)
(survival, crafting, pets, bosses...lots of building like Minecraft)
(craft, build, go through dungeons, get pets, etc)
It Takes Two
(really fun platforming game. I don't normally like platformers)
(probably the funniest game of all time and wonderful puzzles)
All of these have online co-op. Conan Exiles is the only one potentially too mature, but you can turn off nudity in the settings. Conan Exiles and Craftopia are survival games like Minecraft, but with tons more things to do. I get bored in Minecraft, but not in these.
My son's favorite out of all of those is Total War Warhammer 2. It should go on sale next month because a sequel is coming out.
Portal 2 is always in contention for being voted the best game of all time.