Since its origins, video games offer good options for having fun both alone and with your friends. With the popularization of the internet, the frontiers expanded and we received even more alternatives, genres and ways of playing. Today, let’s celebrate the most different multiplayer games you can enjoy in 2020!
We separate titles that run away from the conventional, that is, no fighting games, racing, sports, kills or esports in general. Here we look for a gameplay different from almost everything on the market so that you can enjoy truly unique experiences. Check out our selection below:
1 – Phasmophobia
If there is something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? In Phasmophobia, you play the role of a true Ghostbuster and, alongside up to four friends, you must search for homes, hospitals, prisons and schools in search of different species of ghosts. There is a lot of investigation involved in the process, and the game mixes moments of laughter with pure terror and adventure in a mix tailored for everyone!
2 – Fall Guys
One of the biggest feelings of the year, Fall Guys caught the battle royale fever and applied a seasoning Faustão Olympics. Their funny and very varied tests generate very crazy and unpredictable competitions even in solo matches, but the real fun is to form a group to compete or cooperate with your friends and see if any of you can win the winner’s crown!
3 – Among Us
Although it was originally launched in 2018, it was only in 2020 that Among Us it really exploded in popularity. First with streamers and then even with politicians on all sides taking advantage of the game’s success to try to reach more voters. For a while, there was no mention of another game on the news, and for good reason: the social experience of trying to find out which player in the group is a traitor is extremely fun!
4 – Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
One of the coolest things about Crash Bandicoot 4 it’s how he honors and hones the franchise’s roots, perfectly polishing the old gameplay for a new generation of fans. But the game goes beyond that and adds several ways to enjoy the adventure with your friends, be it running races against time, or even cooperating and passing control to your friends throughout the stage like in the 8 and 16 bit video games !
5 – Overcooked All You Can Eat
What could be better than enjoying the multiplayer of Overcooked 1 and two? Why, gather all your dishes into one big feast! The new version All You Can Eat brings reworked graphics for the new generation of consoles, plus more levels and chefs for you to work in the kitchen alongside your friends. The idea here is to micromanage the preparation of recipes in the midst of the craziest challenges, from cooking on the road to mid-air on board balloons!
6 – Hunt: Showdown
Crytek’s newest project started to be launched throughout 2019 on PC and Xbox One, but it reached PS4 in 2020. It is a first-person shooter with a focus on multiplayer: each game can be played for up to 12 players, and the idea is to act as a bounty hunter. You need to look for clues and investigate the map in search of monsters, then kill them and complete the hunt. In addition, there is also another multiplayer mode that works like a battle royale, but it is a little more generic and not so noteworthy.
7 – Microsoft Flight Simulator
Universally acclaimed, this is a game that takes the term simulation to the letter and, for those willing to learn all its nuances, it brings unprecedented realism to video games, simulating a pilot’s life very well. You can make the game more arcade and accessible if you want, or aim for maximum realism. Either way, you can do it all alongside someone on your friends list, inviting the crowd to fly and combine the same routes as you. Ideal for those who miss flying in these pandemic times!
8 – Demon’s Souls
FromSoftware’s games always bet on a multiplayer very different from the usual, and the remake produced by Bluepoint Games understood the lesson well. Both PvP and cooperation are intrinsically linked to the mechanics of the world, where you can be invaded by strangers or even ask for help from the toughest bosses. But the big catch remains the option to leave and read messages warning about the dangers of the vast universe of the game!
Honorable mention: No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is one of the greatest redemption stories in video games. What started out as a problematic and deprived game of several promises made throughout development, gradually became everything it should have been originally and more! In the process, Hello Games ended up creating one of the most exciting multiplayer of the generation, and it’s a delight to explore the universe alongside your friends!
Honorable Mention: A Way Out
Despite being released in 2018, this game is still one of the coolest multiplayers of the generation and, therefore, deserved at least a brief quote. After the success of your game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the figure Josef Fares (the one who sent the middle finger to the Oscars during the TGA) came back with A Way Out, a game where it is mandatory to play with two players, either locally or online. Cooperation is at the heart of the experience, and all multiplayer fans should give it a try!
What did you think of our list? Have you tested all these games? What’s your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!