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- Overcooked 2
What multiplayer party game do you keep returning to over the years? There are some games that just feel right when you play them alongside friends, whether it’s a frenetic racer such as Mario Kart, or a survival game like Minecraft.
But only a few can become mainstays of our evenings with friends. So what’s your go-to party game? We’ve offered our thoughts below, and now we want to read yours in the comments!
Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “The Jackbox Party Pack is my number-one choice. Using smartphones rather than controllers really opens it up to a variety of players, so it’s ideal if you have a lot of friends who aren’t into video games. If I’m playing with friends who do play a lot of games, I’ll usually throw on a fighting game like Mortal Kombat 11 or Soul Calibur 6. Maiming someone with a Fatality is a great icebreaker.”
Jason Faulkner, senior editor: “My favorite go-to party game is Gazillionaire. It’s just such a strange game and it’s a blast trading stuff around the galaxy and wishing for a meteorite to wipe your friend’s fortune out.”
Mack Ashworth, lead editor: “Overcooked and Mario Party are my go-to party games for funny moments with friends. Splitscreen Minecraft with four players is also pretty great for lazy gatherings with fewer people, as it works really well on a large-screen TV.
I’m looking forward to investing in drunk-proof VR (the Oculus Quest, maybe?), as I’m sure that is next stage in party game enjoyment.”
Michael Leri, features editor: “Overcooked 2 by a long shot. It’s incredibly easy to play, which means anyone can jump in and scream at each other because goddammit Karen you didn’t grab the tomatoes like I asked. I love playing it with my girlfriend who doesn’t play games but I adore playing it with a group of people. It’s culinary chaos at its finest and a severely underappreciated game.”