20 Best Local Multiplayer Video Games of Last 5 Years


Come on not everyone likes to jump online and enjoy video games with friends scattered everywhere. Sure it’s a nice feature and one we appreciate but there’s something about gathering with friends, sitting back on a couch and just enjoying video games with company. Just because some of the latest video game trends like the battle royale releases or various online-only focused titles are all the rage right now doesn’t mean there are not some excellent video game multiplayer titles that can work offline with friends.

That’s right folks, order a pizza, crack open a beverage and enjoy some gaming with friends to the wee hours of the morning. We’ll of course keep this list updated over time and add in new great local multiplayer games as they release.

#20 Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle

Looking for some classics to enjoy on modern-day platforms? We suggest Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle which is a collection of video game titles that came out in the late 1980s and through the 1990S. These are arcade-style video games which follows players through a side-scrolling adventure and taking down any enemies that pop up along the way. Some of these games may be unheard of for some newer gamers out there who may not have had the arcade experience decades ago, but you can expect a total of seven video games. Included in the list is Final Fight, Captain Commando, The King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, Warriors of Fate, Armored Warriors, and lastly, Battle Circuit.

#19 A Way Out

A Way Out is a unique action-adventure video game as it will require two players with the display being split-screen regardless of playing the video game locally or through online. All-in-all, the narrative is based around two inmates who must survive and escape prison. Not only will players have to fight their way across officers and other rowdy inmates but they’ll have to solve a number of puzzles. Most would consider this a cinematic style experience or even Shawshank Redemption as a video game.

#18 Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty has been around for years and you’ve likely already gone through this game if you’re a fan of the franchise. It’s one of the newer games from the series that offer offline cooperative game modes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide a cooperative campaign experience, but those who enjoy the standard multiplayer game modes will still be able to enjoy this with friends. As always the stable multiplayer game mode is here, if you and some friends wish to fight off a slew of Nazi zombies then you’ll be delighted to know that it’s very much intact in the local multiplayer game mode options.

#17 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is bringing back the Wii title release for the Nintendo Switch while also adding in two new characters. The new characters are Nabbit who will not take any damage against enemies and Toadette who can transform into Peachette with special abilities such as a double jump or slowly falls.

The game was also a hit in the past with cooperative gameplay with players often aiding each other to progress through the levels. With a variety of characters to play, the game is likely going to be well worth picking up again on the Nintendo Switch to experience the latest characters and craft up brand new strategies to complete the levels.

#16 Overcooked 2

Overcooked is a cooking simulator type video game. Developed by Ghost Town Games, players take on the role of a chef who must prepare a variety of meals within the time limit. However, the game is filled with obstacles and hazards forcing players to quickly work together in order to send out the desired meal recipes that come up. With the sequel, players can expect even more recipes to craft up and new restaurant levels.