The Best Local Games

Update : Bluey: The Videogame added at rank #21.
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Terror of Hemasaurus (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

A retro city smash 'em up with satisfying destruction physics. Play as a Giant Monster unleashing terror upon mankind in this modern arcade experience with the action turned up to eleven.


  • local
  • dark
  • destruction
  • humor
  • dinosaurs
  • pixel
  • arcade
  • 4-player
  • cooperative
  • comedy
  • scroller
  • physics
  • retro
  • funny
  • sci-fi

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Boomerang Fu (2020)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Boomerang Fu is a fun and unique multiplayer game perfect for parties with up to 6 players. With explosive boomerangs, unique Kung Fu arenas, and customizable rules, you'll have a blast pulverizing your pals and forming outrageous power-up combinations. With cute characters, awesome soundtrack and solid couch-PVP, Boomerang Fu is a must-play game for any gamer.


What we like:
  • Fun gameplay that is easy to understand
  • Cute characters with bright colors
  • Fantastic and catchy soundtrack
  • Many characters to unlock
  • Solid Couch-PVP, easy enough for anyone to pick up
What could be improved:
  • No online multiplayer
  • Terrible character selection menu design
  • Need more DLC maps and updates

  • party
  • local
  • 4-player
  • arts
  • martial
  • pvp
  • family-friendly
  • competitive
  • cute
  • physics
  • cooperative
  • team
  • multiplayer
  • fight
  • top-down

3

Samurai Gunn 2 (2021)

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early access PC Windows

4 player insanity. 2 player duels. 1 player adventure. With just 3 bullets and a sword, fight to survive in this high-flying, one-hit-kill platform fighter.


  • local
  • cooperative
  • 2d
  • 4-player
  • fight
  • competitive
  • multiplayer
  • pixel
  • pvp
  • retro
  • fast-paced

4

We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie (2023)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 PC Windows Xbox One Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s

Get ready to roll your way to stardom in We Love Katamari REROLL+ Royal Reverie! As the Prince, you'll roll up everything from everyday objects to creatures, creating stunning stars. With revamped graphics, new challenges, and a selfie mode, this game offers a simple yet deep experience that's a must-play for all.


What we like:
  • Lots of rolling gameplay
  • A must-buy for Katamari fans
  • More content and touching story
  • Quality of life improvements for completionists
  • Solid replay value
What could be improved:
  • Some levels with specific criteria can be less enjoyable
  • Lacks bonus content

  • anxiety
  • controller-support
  • third-person
  • remake
  • classic
  • 3d
  • funny
  • space
  • local
  • cooperative
  • platform
  • difficult
  • multiplayer
  • similarly-sized
  • heavily-stylized

5

SpiderHeck (2022)

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85
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PC Windows Xbox One

Spiders with laser swords! Duel to the death against your friends or choose to team up and hold back swarms of savage enemies. Swing, stab and shoot with style, effortlessly performing movie-worthy parkour.


  • local
  • cooperative
  • fight
  • wave
  • swordplay
  • multiplayer
  • 2d
  • parkour
  • physics
  • 4-player
  • pvp
  • online
  • futuristic
  • funny
  • comedy

6

Nidhogg 2 (2017)

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Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

The rules are simple. Reach the other side and kill anyone that stands in your way. Deftly parry and rend their throats, riddle their bowels with arrows, or squish their brains between your toes. The wurm cares not for chivalry.


  • local
  • fight
  • multiplayer
  • online
  • competitive
  • arcade
  • battle
  • minimalist
  • couch
  • combat
  • war
  • single-player
  • swordplay
  • strategy
  • tug-of-war

7

Harmony's Odyssey (2022)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Harmony’s Odyssey is a 3D fantasy adventure puzzle game set on mythical dioramas full of riddles, perky creatures and magic. Embark on a fantastic journey through remote fabled lands tangled by a rowdy cat and bring peace to its inhabitants.


  • relaxing
  • family-friendly
  • puzzle
  • logic
  • magic
  • local
  • cute
  • cartoony
  • colourful
  • funny
  • controller-support
  • fantasy
  • mystery
  • cooperative
  • platform

8

Move or Die (2016)

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PC Windows Android Playstation 4 Linux Mac OS

Move or Die is an absurdly fast-paced, 4-player local and online party game where the mechanics change every 20 seconds. The very definition of a perfect friendship-ruining game.


  • multiplayer
  • 4-player
  • local
  • fast-paced
  • paced
  • quick
  • cooperative
  • funny
  • couch
  • online
  • action-
  • party
  • local-only
  • platform
  • blob

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

Hitman Party (2023)

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PC Windows

Get ready to join the ultimate hitman party - a fast-paced and hilarious local multiplayer game for up to 6 players. Can you blend in with the crowd, outsmart your friends, and be the first to hunt down the target? Experience the thrill of multiple game modes with your friends!

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  • local
  • 4-player
  • pvp
  • stealth
  • detective
  • multiplayer
  • isometric
  • relaxing
  • competitive
  • 3d
  • funny
  • colourful
  • attack
  • score
  • episodic

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