While I don't think the God of War series is the greatest game ever released, I was very sad to see the news yesterday that the next one will have multiplayer "added in". The sad reality is that putting multiplayer in a single player game does take some resources away from some point in the chain. I understand that companies shoehorn in some MP because of used game sales. If someone beats a single player game, they sometimes then just go trade it in. While I don't believe tacking on multiplayer is the best answer, as said I do understand. Also I understand that I hate it.
I was talking about this to my friend, and trying to think of any actual single player games left. He said Zelda, but I feel like the four swords adventures stuff, while technically separate, means they have at least dabbled. He then thought of Tomb Raider, but I felt like the downloadable one (Guardian of Light I think) had co-op, so that is probably out. Lastly he came to Devil May Cry. That I agreed on. Although, I don't believe that the western developer hasn't at least thought of putting it in.
So, any readers, what do you think? Are there many single player only games left? I discounted things that weren't series (yet), or only had like 2 game (Infamous), as I felt they haven't had enough time to get to "let's shove in multiplayer" mode. Should I count Zelda and Tomb Raider as still being single player? As a final note, I'm okay with multiplayer as long as it makes sense. Don't just throw it in there to try and add longevity. It's a bad idea to do that. I love co-op, but again, don't just tack it on. Gamers know when it's added on. We aren't 5 years old.
Edit: What about the Elder Scrolls? Surely, they are.....oh. Damn.