Great games to play with roommates?

  • My household is going to get down on some Civ 5 over the next two days. I'll try to remember to post results here.

  • @DMCMaster

    Bro, its more than that and DAILY lmao.


    HoMMIII looks damn fun. I think we're going to start on simpler party games, but this will deff get into the rotation.

    Fyi, we're trying Fiasco this summer too. Been watching it on GT/EZA for too long to not give it a whirl.

  • Banned


    I don't play video games.

    And I don't have friends.

  • @SabotageTheTruth

    My one roommate has logged a ton of hours into CIV IV but I never took it for a group game. Please lemme know how it went down.

    Also, considering buying Hitman because it's 75% off. My friend and I rented Hitman Bloodmoney at Blockbuster in grade 6 never having any experience with the franchise and have never looked back. It's quite a fun goof around game once you beat it.

    Baseball bat only in "A New Life" anyone??

  • @GoTaco We had a test run today which... didn't really work. Our network kept DC'ing but... they seemed to have found a solution by the time I was getting ready for work. Simultaneous turns seems pretty jolly but hopefully we'll have the network kinks worked out tomorrow so I can share the experience. I'm going to make my Japanese samurai proud.

  • @SabotageTheTruth

    So you're playing on separate PC's in separate rooms or does CIV V have any pass the controller type options? Literally never played it, but I know its great according to my roommate.

  • @GoTaco Separate rooms on separate PCs. There is a hotseat option though if you just have one PC/one copy of Civ, similar to an episode of Easy Update, it just takes longer as you have to wait for each individual turn to complete.

  • Banned

    Killzone 3 had some great coop.
    Ghost Recon Wildlands is a current fave.
    Diablo 3 on consoles is amazing.
    The EDF series is just silly fun.
    If you have a 360 the get Guardian Heroes HD. Literally the best game ever made.
    Broforce is hilarious.
    I'm probably forgetting a ton.

    EDIT! (I fucking love coop games)
    Despite being a massive turd at launch, The Division is now a pretty awesome game to play with buds.
    Helldivers is hilarious when shit gets crazy. Accidental deaths eeeverywhere.
    Borderlands on current gen has 4 player splitscreen. Fun game if you haven't already annihilated it.
    Every mode in CoD Blops 3 is split screen. I know it isn't everybody's cuppa, but it can be pretty fun.
    Resident Evil 5 is one of the greatest coop experiences available. Sooo good. Can't count how many times I've played that game.
    Dying Light is totes craycray id you get a couple dudes. Drop kicking zombies into spike traps with buds is the best.
    Enter the Gungeon. Top down bullet hell dungeon crawler madness.

  • While i don't have friends, My cousin had a few friends in london. They had a sick suite which had a projector synced. We use to go there and play Tekken Tag which was so fun.

  • For Honor's a good time. Available on PS4, XB1, and PC.

  • I hope people keep contributing to this thread. I'll keep you guys posted with things we've enjoyed so you can also have a jolly time with good ol couch gaming sessions like we will.

  • I'd say the N64 is very much your friend. I had an N64 in my university house and we had a huge blast with it, even with those who'd never touched one before. You've already got Mario Party 3 but here are some others for a good time:

    • Mario Kart 64 (Battle Mode especially)
    • GoldenEye 007 (try Licence to Kill mode with Proximity Mines, it's a blast!)
    • Perfect Dark
    • Diddy Kong Racing
    • WWF No Mercy
    • Super Smash Bros.

    I'd also recommend Rayman Origins/Legends, Worms Armageddon on Steam, and any Command & Conquer game. There's nothing like having a LAN game and launching a nuke on your friend, only for them to explode with expletives.

  • Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Phantasy Star Online split screen on GC or PSOBB on pc. Destiny also had a huge updates over the years bringing a lot of great content to the game.

  • Overcooked!!!

  • Banned

    @Pikagreg There is currently no way to acquire Scott Pilgrim unless you have previously purchased it.

    Great game, but it sucks that it is trapped behind licencing bullshit.

  • @El-Shmiablo

    I have it! I found it kinda difficult if I recall but only played SP.

  • @El-Shmiablo Didn't know that was a thing. I bought it for 360 and it was a ps+ game later on I remember.

  • Portal 2
    Saint's Row 3/4
    Sniper Elite 2/3

  • Can confirm : Civ 5 LAN is... alright. Once I updated the drivers on my ethernet card, we were able to get the ball rolling fairly quickly but turns end up taking forever, especially if someone gets distracted. Not bad but you'll end up dedicating a day to it and potentially not come anywhere close to finishing.

  • 3-player gaming night tonight. I think we're going with Hitman Bloodmoney (I know, random and totally not what anybody suggested). Then we may get some Perfect Dark in.

    Not that anybody cares but games with friends in each other's physical presence is a dying breed.