Since its origins, video games offer good options to have fun both alone and with your friends. With the popularization of the internet, borders expanded and we received even more alternatives, genres, and ways to play. Today, we’re celebrating the most unique multiplayer games you can enjoy in 2020!
We separate titles that are beyond the conventional, that is, no fighting games, racing, sports, kills, or esports in general. Here we look for gameplay different from almost anything on the market so that you can enjoy truly unique experiences. Check out our selection below:
1 – Phasmophobia
If there’s something weird in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? In Phasmophobia, you play the role of a real Ghostbuster and, along with up to four friends, you must search houses, hospitals, prisons, and schools in search of different species of ghosts. There’s a lot of investigation involved in the process, and the game mixes moments of laughter with sheer horror and adventure in a mix tailored for everyone!
2 – Fall Guys
One of the biggest sensations of the year, Fall Guys caught the battle royale fever and applied a Faustão Olympics spice. Its funny and varied competitions generate very crazy and unpredictable scavenger hunts even in solo matches, but the real fun is to form a group to compete or cooperate with your friends and see if any of you can win the winner’s crown!
3 – Among Us
Although it was originally released in 2018, it wasn’t until 2020 that Among Us really exploded in popularity. First with streamers and then even with politicians from all sides taking advantage of the game’s success to try to reach more voters. For a while, there was no mention of another game in the news, and for good reason: the social experience of trying to figure out which player in the group is a traitor is extremely fun!
4 – Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
One of the coolest things about Crash Bandicoot 4 is how it honors and enhances the franchise’s roots, seamlessly honing the old gameplay for a new generation of fans. But the game goes beyond that and adds several ways to enjoy the adventure with your friends, whether racing against time or even cooperating and passing control to your friends throughout the stage as in the video games of the times 8 and 16 bits!
5 – Overcooked All You Can Eat
What could be better than enjoying the multiplayer of Overcooked 1 and 2 ? Why, bring all your dishes together in one big feast! The new All You Can Eat version brings reworked graphics for the next generation of consoles, plus more levels and chefs for you to work in the kitchen alongside your friends. The idea here is to micromanage recipe preparation in the midst of the craziest challenges, from cooking on the road to mid-air aboard balloons!
6 – Hunt: Showdown
Crytek’s newest project started to be released throughout 2019 on PC and Xbox One but arrived on PS4 in 2020. You have to look for clues and investigate the map for monsters, then kill them and complete the hunt. Also, there’s another multiplayer mode that works like a battle royale, but it’s a bit more generic and not so noteworthy.
7 – Microsoft Flight Simulator
Universally acclaimed, this is a game that takes the term simulation at its word and, for those willing to learn all its nuances, it brings an unprecedented realism to video games, simulating very well the life of a pilot. You can make the game more arcade and accessible if you like, or aim for maximum realism. In any case, you can do all this alongside someone on your friends’ list, inviting the crowd to fly and combine the same routes as you. Ideal for those who miss flying in these times of pandemics!
8 – Demon’s Souls
FromSoftware games have always bet on a very different multiplayer than usual, and the remake produced by Bluepoint Games understood the lesson well. Both PvP and cooperation are intrinsically tied to the mechanics of the world, where you can be invaded by strangers or even ask for help from the toughest bosses. But the big catch remains the option to leave and read messages warning about the dangers of the vast game universe!
Honorable Mention: No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is one of the popular multiplayer games with the greatest redemption stories. What started out as a problematic game, deprived of several promises made throughout development, has gradually become everything it was originally meant to be and more!
Honorable Mention: A Way Out
Despite being released in 2018, this game is still one of the coolest multiplayer of the generation and, therefore, it deserved at least a brief mention. After the success achieved by his game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, the figure Josef Fares (the same one who sent the middle finger to the Oscars during the TGA) returned with A Way Out, a game where it is mandatory to play with two players, either locally or online.