Pandemic is a cooperative game where players take one of five roles to fight the spread of four different diseases that threaten the Earth.
The mechanics of disease cause outbreaks that can be fought but spread out expotentially. It is a co-op but at the intermediate and advanced levels you can't count on winning very often. It is a cube game but it's a good cube game, it can get pretty damn tense. If you lose the world dies. Sounds good to me.