Wait! You don’t need to grab your post-apocalypse survival kit just yet. All we need to do is stay home, play games with our friends and help others who are not gamers have a good time like us!
In this list I will introduce some cheap, easy to learn, online multiplayer games that everyone can enjoy together from the safety of their homes. They will only be PC games (or PC version of the games), since your non-gamer friend probably doesn’t have a console. So gather your friends, in voice chat of course, and get into these games and have fun!
Yes. UNO, the classic card game that we all know and love is available as an online multiplayer game. Developed and published by Ubisoft Entertainment, it is the most casual option in this list. But with in-game video chat support, UNO might be the perfect choice to start off your friends with online games. You can play the classic UNO format or custom matches with new features to explore.
UNO is available on Steam with a 70% discount until March 26th for only $2.99.
Brawlhalla is a free-to-play platform fighting multiplayer game with cross platform support, developed by Blue Mammoth Games and published by Ubisoft. You can play with up to 8 friends online in casual free-for-all, ranked matches and many more. It’s a hard game to master for new players but the graphics and the animations makes it really fun and appealing to everyone. Plus, it’s a free game on Steam, PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch so it’s perfect entertainment for gamers and non-gamers alike.
Brawlhalla is available for free on Steam.
SpeedRunners is a 2D multiplayer running game developed by DoubleDutch Games and published by tinyBuild. SpeedRunners puts 4 players against each other. You run, jump, swing and use weapons and objects you find in your way to knock your friends out of the race. It offers fun and competitive gameplay in many different maps.
SpeedRunners is available on Steam for $14.99.
7. Golf With Your Friends
Mini-golf games have always been around, and they’ve mostly been disappointing. But Golf With Your Friends, developed by Blacklight Interactive, is the exception. This game, that has been in Early Access since 2016, has received many updates over the years and the developers are always taking in feedback from players to improve the game. Now, it’s set to officially come out of Early Access in the second quarter of 2020, but you can still get the game and enjoy it right now. You can play with up to 12 of your friends in various levels and navigate your way through the unique and fun environment design of the golf courses. You can also create your own golf course in the game’s level editor.
Golf With Your Friends is available on Steam for $7.99.
6. Pummel Party
Pummel Party is the perfect party game developed and published by Rebuilt Games. You can play with your friends in groups of four to eight players. Pummel Party is a collection of fun and competitive mini games that you and your friends can enjoy for hours. Knock your friends into the abyss in Snowy Spin, dig three dimensionally in Sandy Search to be the first to find the treasure, and make sure you’re not holding the bomb when it goes off in Explosive Exchange.
Pummel Party is available on Steam for $14.99.
5. BattleBlock Theater
Developed and published by The Behemoth, BattleBlock Theater is an absurd, funny and challenging game that you can play solo, or even better, co-op with another friend. You can’t escape this theater. All you can do is jump on stage, solve puzzles and battle your way through a mysterious theater inhabited by highly technological felines. BattleBlock Theater puts you in a stupid and hilarious world that you can’t get enough of. But lucky for you, there is another gem from The Behemoth in this list, coming right up!
BattleBlock Theater is available on Steam for $14.99.
4. Castle Crashers
Castle Crashers is another game developed by The Behemoth. In addition to an intriguing campaign, the game has a fun PvP multiplayer arena that you can compete with your friends and enjoy the cartoonish art style and funny characters of the game. Either way you prefer to play, this is a great game to introduce to your friends.
Castle Crashers is available on Steam for $14.99.
3. Don’t Starve Together
If you haven’t heard about Don’t Starve, you have missed out on one of the best indie games of the last five years. Don’t Starve Together is the stand-alone multiplayer version of this popular survival game developed and published by Klei Entertainment. Play with your friends and explore the wilderness of the game, gather resources and face different challenges. The goal of the game is obvious: don’t starve!
You can buy two copies of Don’t Starve Together from Steam for $14.99.
2. Worms Revolution
The Worms franchise, developed and published by Team17 Digital Ltd, is full of memorable games. But Worms Revolution is the one that makes it to the list because of its positive community reviews and its cheaper price than other titles in the franchise. For those of you who don’t know this nostalgic game, you and your friends play as little worms with an arsenal of different weapons of mass destruction, to destroy each other in a turn-based 2D battleground. You can play as teams or free-for-all in a variety of different maps. You might all gang up on one friend or screw yourself up with bad aiming; whatever happens, you are gonna laugh a lot and have a great time playing this game!
Worms Revolution is available on Steam for $14.99.
1. Overcooked 2
From the creators of Worms franchise, Team17 Digital Ltd, Overcooked was the ultimate coach co-op. Fun and challenging gameplay that required co-ordination with your friends to get through the chaos of your kitchen. And now we have Overcooked 2, with improvements to gameplay, graphics, and most importantly, online multiplayer. Overcooked 2 is the perfect game for you and your friends to sit at home, have fun and get the best out of these hard days!
Overcooked 2 is available on Steam for $24.99.