What's the state of the art in fun, inclusive party gaming?
June 27, 2012 9:39 AM Subscribe
What's the latest and greatest in party-style competitive or cooperative (ideally four player or even more) videogames? Our current selection is a little bit long in the tooth and I'm wondering if there's something I should be purchasing or downloading to freshen things up for this weekend.
posted by Joey Bagels to sports, hobbies, & recreation (23 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Attendees at our Game Nights run the gamut from very casual gamers to fairly hardcore. Simultaneous play and pass-the-controller style games are both fine, as long as they bring the fun for players as well as spectators. Past hits have included Rayman Raving Rabbids for the Wii, Castle Crashers for the Xbox, Pain for the PS3, and even Soul Calibur and Mortal Kombat in a loose tourney-style play configuration. I remember getting some mileage out of Burnout Paradise, too. I'm not looking for online multiplayer, but rather local, single-system multiplayer. We have a Wii, an Xbox 360, and a PS3.
I'm pretty sure I got the idea for Castle Crashers from Metafilter, and I saw a fairly recent thread for Xbox 360 that suggested Scott Pilgrim and Guardian Heroes, so I'll check those out, too. Anything else? Any reason to blow the dust off the Wii? Thanks!