Does anyone have any recommended local/couch PC games that are easy to "pick up and play" (no 50+ RPGS etc) I have a mates bday and I want to hook up my PC to the TV and play some games on the couch. there will be 3 of us. I already have ultimate chicken horse and overcooked on the list.
Local PC Couch games for a party?
Gang Beasts and Nidhogg are the two that I've had the most success with. Although, Gang Beasts looses a lot of it's fun factor once people figure out the most efficient way to play. The (don't read if you want to play, because the fun is in the fumbling) grab + headbutt combo knocks out people nearly instantly, so everyone either spams it or gets frustrated.
Even though Nidhogg is only two player, it's easy to get people hyped up and it's still fun to watch while you're waiting for your turn.
It depends what the group of people will be like, but Tricky Towers is a pretty rad tetris + physics thing, and Risk of Rain is probably my favourite local multiplayer game, but it requires a lot of teamwork and the play sessions get long and demanding so it's probably not the best choice for a party atmosphere.
Rocket League, Assault Android Cactus and Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed are pretty fun. There's also that Gauntlet game that can be played with multiple people. Mercenary Kings & Renegade Ops are also there if you just want to shoot your way through some levels. And if you just want to play some sports games, most of em have at least a 1v1 option.
If you're comfortable with emulators, Super Bomberman for the SNES is a sure fire recommendation. The high pressure gameplay, quick rounds and frantic music always go down a treat in my circle of friends who play games. Just make sure you get the first one. They change the music for later iterations and it's nowhere near as rockin'.
Probably a bit late now but still good to have a list like this for future reference for people.
Alien Breed 1,2 and 3
Enter The Gundeon
Those are the ones I personally would suggest for couch playing games. Hope you had a good time OP!
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