Over the years we’ve played many great party games, from deadly co-op puzzlers to quirky competitive dating sims. This is our definitive list of the best party games out there, regardless of whether you play on a PC or a console. There are even a few Australian made games in there.
Be sure to consult this list before heading away for your next family trip or orchestrating your next games night. There’s something for everyone here.
Developers: Weirdbeard Games
Platforms: Steam (Windows/Mac/Linux), Xbox One, PS4
A fun twist on the classic Tetris formula, Tricky Towers mixes up the old school style with real-world physics and magical wizard abilities. Although these additions sound simple, they make each of the three main modes a joy to play and worth returning to over and over with friends.
Platforms: Steam (Windows/Mac/Linux), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch
Every match of Rocket League is fast and frantic in all the right ways, regardless of whether you’re smashing into opponents, taking ridiculous shots or scoring unbelievable goals. Since launch, the game has been updated to feature several unique new modes, including ice hockey and basketball.
Platforms: Steam (Windows/Mac/Linux), PS4
Gang Beasts is a game as silly as it looks. You and friends take control of odd coloured people wearing strange costumes trying to throw one another out of whatever arena you find yourself in. Whether you’re brawling on a blimp, in a train station or a boxing ring, the goal remains the same and the antics that ensue each round always ensure a good, wacky time.
Jackbox Party Game Series
Developer: Jackbox Games
Platforms: Steam (Windows/Mac), PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Players: 1-? (depends on the specific game! Can be dozens, or even hundreds taking part)
Featuring games such as the comedy trivia quiz You Don’t Know Jack, the hilarious bluff-oriented Fibbage, the oft-ridiculous Quiplash and various other titles in each Jackbox will ensure you’ll be entertained for hours. What’s more, the series’ use of smart devices (mobile phones, tablets) as game controllers means it’s easy to set up and play even in bigger groups!