Multiplayer Titles to Entertain this Festive Season

Looking for a game to play with friends this festive season? With so many to choose from, picking the right game can be difficult so here are some of our top picks for games to play with a friend (or two) this holiday (with gameplay presented by some of my favourite YouTubers):

Gang Beasts

Gang Beasts is a silly local multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal mêlée fight sequences, and absurdly hazardous environments.

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, (slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR in 2017)
  • Players:  Single-player, multiplayer

Titanfall 2

Featuring a crafted single player campaign that explores the unique bond between Pilot and Titan, and backed by a deeper, more robust multiplayer experience that includes six new Titans, expanded Pilot abilities and a deeper, more robust customisation and progression system, Titanfall 2 delivers fun, fluid, fast-paced action brimming with inventive twists.

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Players:  Single-player, multiplayer

Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught and killed.

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows
  • Players:  Multiplayer

Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter starring the brash warrior Lo Wang, who must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world.

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows (slated for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017)
  • Players:  Single-player, multiplayer

Gears of War 4

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.

  • Platform: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Players:  Single-player, multiplayer

Final Fantasy XV

FINAL FANTASY XV is the highly anticipated next installment in the legendary series that defined storytelling and adventure in video games. Featuring action heavy combat, innovative gameplay, and immersive graphics that push the limits of modern hardware, FINAL FANTASY XV is an awe-inspiring tale that transports audiences into its vivid imagining of a fantasy world based in reality.

  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Players:  Single-player, multiplayer

Overwatch

Conflict is rising, the call has gone out to heroes old and new. Are you with us?

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Players:  Multiplayer

Doom (2016)

DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat. Fight like hell!

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Players:  Single-player, Multiplayer

Dead Rising 4

It’s the holiday season in Willamette, Colorado and a mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town with dangerous and deadly predators. Join Frank West as you explore a vast, open world sandbox filled with dangerous new zombies and a million ways to kill them as you seek to uncover the truth behind the outbreak – or die trying.

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
  • Players:  Single-player, multiplayer

Total War: Warhammer

Addictive turn-based empire-building with colossal, real-time battles, all set in a world of legendary heroes, giant monsters, flying creatures and storms of magical power.

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, coming to Mac OS
  • Players:  Single-player, Multiplayer