The Best Competitive Games

Update : PathBlasters added at rank #31.
1

King of the Hat (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

A 2D party platformer where you fight with a hat! Throw your hat to attack, defend and bait opponents. But watch out! If someone jumps on your hat... you die!


  • party
  • 2d
  • competitive
  • memes
  • fast-paced
  • cooperative
  • local
  • 4-player
  • multiplayer
  • family-friendly
  • cartoony
  • funny
  • fight
  • platform
  • pixel

2

Circle Empires Rivals (2020)

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PC Windows

In this fast-paced multiplayer RTS, you and your friends will take control of your own tiny kingdoms and conquer a world made of circles. Each one is overflowing with enemies to fight, monsters to hunt and loot to hoard – but watch out... Friends can quickly become rivals!


  • pve
  • pvp
  • dragon
  • resource-management
  • strategy
  • base-building
  • economy
  • top-down
  • real-time
  • competitive
  • fast-paced
  • tactical
  • fantasy
  • team
  • cooperative

3

Nidhogg (2014)

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Mac OS Xbox One Playstation 4 vita PC Windows

Nidhogg is the epic award-winning fencing tug-of-war, full of graceful acrobatics and clumsy stabs. IRL yelling and excitement may occur, in this ultimate two-player showdown of fast-paced fencing and melee attacks. Beware, advantages in Nidhogg are often fleeting, as new opponents continually spawn in your way.


  • local
  • fight
  • multiplayer
  • competitive
  • online
  • single-player
  • swordplay
  • retro
  • arena
  • battle

4

Lethal League (2013)

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PC Windows web browser Xbox One Linux Mac OS Playstation 4

Lethal League is a competitive projectile fighting game where you have to hit an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponent to win. The ball speeds up with every strike, up to explosively extreme velocities. Play intense local matches with friends and foes, challenge yourself in the singleplayer mode or battle it out online.


  • fight
  • baseball
  • competitive
  • multiplayer
  • local
  • online
  • skateboard
  • free-for-all
  • arena
  • 2d
  • single-player
  • arcade

5

SpeedRunners (2016)

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IOS iPhone Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Cut-throat multiplayer running game that pits 4 players against each other, locally and/or online. Run, jump, swing around, and use devious weapons and pick-ups to knock opponents off-screen! One of the most competitive games you'll ever play.


  • competitive
  • platform
  • racing
  • multiplayer
  • local
  • superhero
  • online
  • platform-racing
  • interactive
  • 2d
  • fast-paced
  • runner

6

Tetris Effect: Connected (2021)

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Xbox One ps1 vr2 Playstation 5 PC Windows

Tetris Effect Connected is an unforgettable gaming experience with mesmerizing graphics, engaging electronic music, and addicting gameplay. Whether you play solo or with friends, you'll find endless hours of entertainment in this game.


What we like:
  • Unique and stunning visuals
  • Engaging multiplayer modes
  • Challenging but satisfying gameplay
  • New features that add accessibility and appreciation for combos
  • And immersive electronic soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Extreme skill gap in competitive modes
  • Short campaign mode

  • cooperative
  • puzzle
  • multiplayer
  • competitive
  • online
  • classic
  • boss
  • platform
  • rhythm
  • local
  • single-player
  • psychedelic
  • abstract
  • controller-support
  • cross-platform

7

Ping Pong Fury (2021)

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IOS iPhone Android mobile

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  • real-time
  • table
  • multiplayer
  • competitive
  • mech
  • battle
  • resource
  • waves
  • endless
  • bite-sized
  • online
  • buildings
  • experimental
  • sandbox

8

T3 Arena (2022)

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early access IOS iPhone Android

Powerful heroes with their own personality, exciting multiplayer game modes, and easy assist options are all waiting for you to discover. T3 Arena is the ultimate hero shooter experience in the palm of your hands. T3 ARENA offers the most intense and stylish multiplayer hero shooter experience on mobile.

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  • shooter
  • arena
  • competitive
  • easy-to-play
  • team
  • 3v3
  • real-time
  • battle
  • new
  • head-to-head
  • easy-to-learn
  • limited-time
  • strategy
  • fast-paced

9

Killer Queen Black (2019)

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arcade Xbox One stadia Mac OS Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Killer Queen is a real-time strategy platform video game for up to ten players, developed by Josh DeBonis and Nikita Mikros, the co-founders of BumbleBear Games. It premiered in 2013 at New York University's fourth annual "No Quarter" exhibition for indie arcade games.[1] A new game inspired by Killer Queen, called Killer Queen Black was released in 2019 on Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch, and will be released on February 22, 2021 for Xbox One.


  • multiplayer
  • team
  • competitive
  • local
  • arcade
  • online
  • strategy
  • platform
  • cooperative
  • 2d
  • cult
  • fast-paced
  • economy
  • fight
  • pixel

10

Puyo Puyoa TetrisA 2 (2021)

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PC Windows

Japan’s beloved puzzle game series Puyo Puyo and the world-renowned Tetris® game franchise have teamed up again to deliver even more Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing fun in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.

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  • multiplayer
  • anime
  • colourful
  • local
  • cute
  • competitive
  • family-friendly
  • casual
  • arcade
  • puzzle
  • must-have
  • single-player
  • action

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