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Whether you’re hanging out with your friend, having a low-key date night, or spending time with a sibling, it can sometimes be hard to figure out what to do. When my fiancé and I are bored, we usually resort to games. Most of the time, we pull out Uno or Skipbo or play a board game like Monopoly, but sometimes playing a video game together feels fresh and fun. I’ve compiled a list of multiplayer video games that you and a friend can try out together!
Obviously, I have to start with a classic. There is nothing like battling against your bestie on Mario Kart. It’s also the kind of game that you don’t have to be an expert in. It’s so explanatory, you race each other over and over in a circle while getting to throw bananas and shells at one another, easy. There are also so many different versions so it doesn’t matter what game system you have. Nintendo Switch? Mario Kart 8. Wii? Mario Kart Wii. GameCube? Mario Kart Double Dash. Don’t have a Nintendo game system? You can play it together on your phones with the Mario Kart Tour app. Want free Amazon shipping? Click here for a free trial of Amazon Prime.
This is another obvious classic but Minecraft can gift you and your pal hours of fun. You can choose to play in survival mode or create mode and either way, have a total blast. I’ve played this game with a few of my friends before and spent hours on end building castles, shopping malls, houses, and so much more. You can challenge each other to build specific things and race or just casually work on your projects. The calming music and rain really make this game so relaxing and fun to play with a partner. Want free Amazon shipping? Click here for a free trial of Amazon Prime.
This is one of my favorite multiplayer video games. My fiancé and I got this game on his Xbox and it is so much fun. It’s a puzzle game in which two little guys made of string wander around a house, collecting memories. This game is played as a co-op and can sometimes be pretty difficult to figure out, so you and your friend will have to put your heads together to figure out how to get to the next level. Who do you want to be: Blue or Red? Want free Amazon shipping? Click here for a free trial of Amazon Prime.
Looking for more of a challenge? Cuphead is the same type of game as Unravel, co-op, but is so much harder. In the world of Cuphead, you and a friend can go against major boss battles, and bebop your way around the magical 2D world, paired with jazz music in the background. This game is so much fun but definitely will require some patience to get through, as it is not one of the easiest or relaxing games on this list. Want free Amazon shipping? Click here for a free trial of Amazon Prime.
You might remember this creepy Tim burton-esque game from my cozy Nintendo Switch games article. Though this version is multiplayer so you and a friend can explore this cozy but dark world together and make sure you still don’t starve. This game is whimsical with a touch of spooky, so if you’re into having cozy cuddly vibes, this game will be a hit. Just make sure to survive a full year of all four seasons without getting game over. Want free Amazon shipping? Click here for a free trial of Amazon Prime.
Do you and your friend like a little action? A Way Out is a multiplay game in which you and your partner are working to get out of jail. If you and your friend love to watch action movies, this will be like being in one yourself. Leo and Vincent, the two main characters who you will become, need to figure out a way to get out of jail so they can continue their lives outside of the prison walls. Do you have what it takes to help them? This game might be best suited for someone who is at least a little used to playing shooting games, but if you want to try something new, I’m sure you can take some time to figure out its mechanics!
Do you have any other multiplayer video games that you like to play? Share them with us in the comment section below and we can include them in a part two!