Fortnite is the multi-player game most often talked about these days. It involves dropping a whole group of people into an arena and seeing which team or individual is the last standing, then awarding them the victory.
It’s hyped up to the max but the truth is, it’s not for everyone. It doesn’t have much lore behind it, has a pretty basic present story, and not everyone loves shooters and the controls. The truth is, there are a whole bunch of games that are just as fun as Fortnite or maybe even more so, depending on your taste.
So if you’re sick of this game, maybe switch to one of the other great multi-players!
No one hasn’t heard of Overwatch these days. A very unique shooting game, it’s been introduced on both consoles and PC, and is getting people addicted everywhere. Not only are the mechanics of the game fun, but each character has a unique personality and multiple designs, making them very popular for artists and cosplay too.
It can also be played depending on your style, with each hero having different strengths and weaknesses, as well as a different difficulty level. It’s probably the best shooter game to ever have been released - at the very least, it’s the one with the most comprehensive and interesting lore behind it.
9 Friday The 13th
It’s a fairly silly horror game not to be taken too seriously, but with friends, this game is a lot of fun. Nine people are put into a lobby, whether a public one or a private one, and one person is randomly chosen to be Jason Voorhees. The other eight are camp counselors. The counselors’ objective is to escape the map in the twenty-minute time limit, and Jason’s objective is to find and kill them in that twenty-minute limit.
A fun game with items counselors can use to escape and weapons they can use to (sort of) fight back, the game is sadly full of glitches these days, but it’s still a good time.
8 Cloudberry Kingdom
Cloudberry Kingdom is noted to be one of the most difficult modern platformers, with hundreds of levels that get near-impossible as you get towards the end. It’s a very fun game to play with friends though, since you can have four people playing the same level. Sure, it’s much easier to get distracted as you try to navigate difficult obstacles and get to the end of each horrifically difficult stage, but it makes for a good laugh while playing - if you can avoid the frustration.
Plus, the sense of accomplishment every time you actually get through a level will stay with you.
7 Dead By Daylight
It’s another horror, but this one is pretty spooky. Dead By Daylight involves a serial killer or monster spawning into a map with four other players, and has the same objective as Friday The 13th: the survivors must escape, and the killer must kill them. Or, well, sacrifice them, to be exact.
This one does a good job at actually being tense and instilling fear in the survivors, since you can hear the killer’s heartbeat when they get too close and it’s much harder to hide from them. Once you get desensitized to some jumpscares though, it’s a great time, especially with a group of friends.
A PC game, Deceit is meant to be played with a group of friends. A group of people are spawned, and two are infected monsters - but although you’re given your own status at the start of the game, you don’t know who is infected. The non-infected must get the infected or escape, and the infected must kill the non-infected by drinking the blood found around the stage and transforming.
It’s a fun game that involves being a good liar - or actually, can even be more fun if you aren’t a good liar. It’s something a little different than the other typical horror games since it involves a layer of deception, too. Hence the name.
5 Mario Party
Ah, ruiner of friendships and relationships, destroyer of lives…
Mario Party has been around for a long time, with different versions slowly being released as new consoles come out, and it’s earned its place in this world time and time again. In case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what this game entails, it’s a board game with mini-games. Doesn’t sound too exciting, but people tend to get really into this and be very competitive about it. There’s also an element of luck, since half of the game is about rolling a die and hoping for a good number.
4 Gang Beasts
Gang Beasts is by far one of the oddest and most eccentric games on the planet, but it’s a good time with friends. You all spawn into a room as fairly basic characters, mostly based on color for simplicity’s sake, and the goal is to be the last one standing. You can throw your friends into fire or off trucks, but the controls are pretty silly and relaxed, and sometimes don’t do exactly what you want - so it could be said this game has an element of luck too.
There’s not much real skill required to play this game and it really is just about having a fun time with friends, but it’s self-aware, and that’s what makes it amazing.
3 7 Days To Die
On the much more intense side of things, there’s 7 Days To Die.
It’s a zombie survival horror game with a bit of action and RPG thrown in - it has a bit of everything. You can play in a public way or you can create a passworded lobby for friends but either way, this game requires a bit more skill and thought than the one above. You have to survive while coming up against zombies, and worth together to find and create safe places.
It’s pretty spooky but not too bad, so don’t worry too much about the horror element. It can be a little tricky to get the hang of each element, though!
2 Mario Kart
What is it with Mario games destroying lives?
Mario Kart is another one. It’s a racing game, of course, another one that has spanned consoles and is still being released today. The concept is very, very simple, but getting good at it is another question entirely. There are items to learn, corner timings to get the hang of, and some of the courses will seem just plain impossible to a beginner - cough, Rainbow Road, cough.
Of course, once you do have the hang of it, this game is a great time. Warning: whether you’re competitive or not, you will end up feeling strongly about this one.
1 Super Smash Bros
Super Smash Bros is another re-released game for the Nintendo Switch, and a fighting game that is pretty much a free-for-all. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, with a whole host of Nintendo characters to choose from, each of them with their own skills. There are also items that will drop into the game and you can throw a surprising amount of people onto one stage, in one round.
If you want to do some button-mashing with your friends and don’t want to concentrate too hard, this is the game for you. Just pick your character wisely! It matters!