23 Essential Party Games On PC And Console To Play With Family And Friends

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Move Or Die

Developer: Those Awesome Guys

Platforms: Steam (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Players: 1-4

Move or DieCredit: Those Awesome Guys
Move or Die

Move or Die is a game where you and your friends have to keep moving, or you’ll perish if you stand still for too long. Additionally, every 20 seconds the mechanics of the game change, forcing you to adapt constantly. Be ready for a frenzied time and crazy moment-to-moment action.

Ultimate Chicken Horse

Developer: Clever Endeavour Games

Platforms: Steam (Windows, Mac, Linux), PS4, Xbox One

Players: 1-4

Ultimate Chicken HorseCredit: Clever Endeavour Games
Ultimate Chicken Horse

A deadly party platformer in which you need to navigate several hazardous levels whilst deploying traps to slow your friends down. Ultimate Chicken Horse can even be fun when everyone is failing, because at least you’re failing together.

Mount Your Friends

Developer: Stegersaurus Software Inc

Platforms: Steam

Players: 1-4

Mount Your FriendsCredit: Stegersaurus Software Inc
Mount Your Friends

In Mount Your Friends, you’ll literally be doing just that: taking turns to see how far you can climb a slowly growing mountain of naked men you’re friends have built with you, within a time limit. It’s ridiculous - but there’s a surprising amount of strategy to creating obstacles that’ll slow down your friends.

Death Squared

Developer: SMG Studio

Platforms: Steam (Windows, Mac), PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, IOS & Android

Players: 1-4

Death SquaredCredit: SMG Studio
Death Squared

One of the deadliest co-op puzzle games ever made, Death Squared sees you guide a set of fragile cubes through a series of deadly tests. The puzzles themselves can be quite clever and it’ll usually take a few tries as you and friends accidentally and inevitably end up killing each other, over and over again.

Genital Jousting

Developer: Freelives

Platforms: Steam (Windows), PS4

Players: 1-8

Genital JoustingCredit: Freelives
Genital Jousting

Genital Jousting is definitely just for adults. Everyone plays as flaccid penis’ in a series of odd riffs on more-traditional multiplayer modes. Featuring a unbelievable story mode, which is just as much fun to play through with friends as party mode, you’ll be struggling to concentrate while everyone is giggling at the fast paced action on screen.

Screencheat

Developer: Samurai Punk

Platforms: Steam (Windows, Mac, Linux), PS4, Xbox One

Players: 1-8

ScreencheatCredit: Samurai Punk
Screencheat

‘Screen-cheating’ has always been a part of the party game experience - but what if there was a game in which you had to screencheat to win? Armed with wacky weapons, Screencheat is a multiplayer shooter where everyone is invisible and you have to look at their screen to find where they are and take them out.

Push Me Pull You

Developer: House House

Platforms: Steam (Windows, Mac, Linux), PS4

Players: 2-4

Push Me Pull YouCredit: House House
Push Me Pull You

Push Me Pull You is as about as wacky as they come as you and your partner, joined at the waist, share a single wormy, human body and must wrestle other humanoid people to win control of a ball. If that sounds unapologetically weird, that’s because it is. It’s a hilariously strange game about working together and being the best wormy-sports-ball-person you can be.

#IDARB

Developer: Other Ocean

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One

Players: 1-8

#IDARBCredit: Other Ocean
#IDARB

Born out of random features suggested by fans on Twitter, #IDARB is a chaotic and frantic sports game that lets spectators influence the match. Two teams battle for the control of a ball, with the goal of scoring through the opponent’s goal, while spectators can change elements of a match, from adding fireworks, changing physics and more.

Starwhal

Developer: Breakfall

Platforms: Steam (Windows, Mac, Linux), PS4, Xbox One, Wii U

Players: 2-4

StarwhalCredit: Breakfall
Starwhal

Never has there been a party game so graceful and comical as Starwhal. Playing as narwhal in space, you’ll often find yourself in a beautiful dance of death, chasing each other across 2D neon space maps trying to pierce one another with your deadly horns.

Monster Prom

Developer: Beautiful Glitch

Platforms: Steam (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Players: 1-4

Monster PromCredit: Beautiful Glitch
Monster Prom

A multiplayer take take on the dating sim genre, Monster Prom puts you up against your friends as you each try to find a date for the monster high school prom. The writing is deliciously funny and with hundreds of unique scenarios there is a ton of replayability. You can derail your friends and even attempt to seduce the same character.

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