Friends playing video games in bean bag chairs
Friends playing video games in bean bag chairs
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10 Games To Play With Friends This Festive Season

The festive season is almost here, and whether you celebrate or not, many people have more free time during this season and life seems to slow down a little before the end of the year.

If you want to spend some time with friends or want to make new ones, here are some fun multiplayer games to play together. Whether you fancy mindless multiplayer fun or a magical connecting experience, everyone will find something they enjoy with these games.

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Human: Fall Flat πŸ—Ό

“Human Fall Flat is a hilarious, light-hearted platformer set in floating dreamscapes that can be played solo or with up to 8 players online. Free new levels keep its vibrant community rewarded.”

Human: Fall Flat is perfect for some silly moments with friends. The wobbly characters and challenging levels ensure that you will have an exciting time – whether it be because you just climbed that tower with your best buddy hand in hand or because said buddy just pushed you off a cliff. Regular updates with new maps ensure you’ll have endless fun.

Human: Fall Flat – Multiplayer Update Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Party Animals 🐢

“Fight your friends as puppies, kittens and other fuzzy creatures in PARTY ANIMALS! Paw it out with your friends remotely, or huddle together for chaotic fun on the same screen. Interact with the world under our realistic physics engine. Did I mention PUPPIES?”

Party Animals is a lot of fun if you enjoy some chaotic (digital) brawling with your pals. You can play against each other or cooperate to achieve your goal.

Party Animals 2023 Official Trailer

Stardew Valley 🌾

“You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?”

Stardew Valley is probably one of those games that most people in the gaming community have heard of. Since its release back in 2016, Stardew has received many updates, including a multiplayer update. I feel like this season is the perfect opportunity to grab some close friends, hang out on the farm, and have your only worries be whether it will rain tomorrow or where that NPC is hiding this time.

Stardew Valley – Multiplayer Trailer

PlateUp! πŸ§‘β€πŸ³

“Cook and serve your dishes, design and decorate your restaurants, and expand your culinary kingdom with new unlocks, abilities and dishes in procedurally-generated locations. Classic cooking action with permanent roguelite progression. Hire your friends – or do it all yourself!”

The festive season often comes with an abundance of good food, and if you can’t get enough of dishing up fancy meals, grab up to four friends and start a restaurant in PlateUp! Guaranteed to be fun, mildly stressful, and surprisingly addictive.

PlateUp! Trailer – Release Announcement

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two πŸ•°οΈ

“You and your friend are trapped in a mystical world. As time ebbs away you must solve increasingly complex puzzles to escape. Cooperation is key as neither of you have the full picture! Play on two devices, local or remotely, all you need is a voice connection.”

If you enjoy a bit of a challenge for the brain and are into atmospheric games with a mysterious backstory, this game is perfect for you and a friend. This game is designed for two players, with each player having different information that needs to be combined to solve the puzzle. This is a great game for a relaxed gaming afternoon with a cup of tea.

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two – Launch Trailer

Tabletop Simulator 🎲

“Tabletop Simulator is the only simulator where you can let your aggression out by flipping the table! There are no rules to follow: just you, a physics sandbox, and your friends. Make your own online board games or play the thousands of community created mods. Unlimited gaming possibilities!”

Tabletop Simulator is one of those jack of all trades devices out there. You can play almost every board or card game out there using this simulator. The perfect alternative if you can’t see your gaming pals in person over the holidays.

Tabletop Simulator Full Release Trailer

Forza Horizon 5 🏎️

“Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in the world’s greatest cars. Conquer the rugged Sierra Nueva in the ultimate Horizon Rally experience. Requires Forza Horizon 5 game, expansion sold separately.”

Forza Horizon 5 is a beautiful racing game where you can explore the open world set in Mexico freely, and take part in various driving challenges – with your buddies!

Forza Horizon 5 – Official Launch Trailer

Medieval Dynasty πŸ‘‘

“Hunt, survive, build and lead in the harsh Middle Ages: Create your own Medieval Dynasty and ensure its long-lasting prosperity or die trying! Play alone or team up with friends to enjoy the ultimate medieval experience.”

Have you ever dreamed of building your own dynasty with a friend? In Medieval Dynasty, this is now possible. With the new multiplayer mode, you can now farm resources, manage your land, and take care of your family with another player.

Medieval Dynasty: Official Co-Op Mode and More New Features Trailer

Ready Or Not πŸš”

“Ready or Not is an intense, tactical, first-person shooter that depicts a modern-day world in which SWAT police units are called to defuse hostile and confronting situations.”

If you enjoy an action-packed first-person shooter with your squad, this game is a great choice for you. Debates on whether shooting people is appropriate for the festive season or not, you can engage in realistic tactical combat against evil in Ready Or Not!

Ready or Not – Are You Ready? – Official 1.0 Launch Trailer

The Finals πŸ”«

“Join THE FINALS, the world-famous, free-to-play, combat-centered game show! Fight alongside your teammates in virtual arenas that you can alter, exploit, and even destroy. Build your own playstyle in this first-person shooter to win escalating tournaments and lasting fame.”

The next first-person-shooter in this lineup is one of the new shining stars within the genre. You can grab a team, compete in exciting tournaments with them, and rack up points.
And the best thing is: The game is free to play!

The Finals – Launch Trailer | PS5 Games

Which games are you going to play with your friends this year? Let us know in the comments or on Discord!

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