Children love to spend free time and weekend playing video games. The laughs go with every attempt to win, the highs of triumph and the lows of defeat. It’s also the time that friendship is forged behind a joystick which could life-long enduring. So in this post, let’s look at the best video games that one can play with friends.
Mario Kart Series
Mario Kart Series was first released in 1992 and has become one of the top games to play with friends which should be a staple on any multiplayer list. Despite the fact that it is simple, it is addictive, and provides the most bragging rights over any other games. Fair warning though as it could also ignite a fight after YET ANOTHER LIGHTNING
Halo was first Released in 2001 and was a major reason why people started buying Xbox. The game is a commercial hit, fun co-op game in which a first-person shooter involves in the human race taking on an alliance of aliens known as the Covenant. From the very start, players are caught in an interstellar war with shooting and blowing up aliens all around the universe. The best part is that the game allows you to enjoy shooting with a friend in a split-screen co-op mode or play online through Xbox Live, or a split-screen classic Deathmatch. Such a great co-op adventure game you can’t miss.
Sticking with the car theme, Rocket League was first released in 2015 onto the multiplayer scene and instantly became one of the most entertaining computer games to play with friends. Getting your friends to team up and take down the opponents as sporting matching Vault Boy toppers on the all pink vans is a rush of enjoyment that can’t be miss.
What is it about shooters that attract players that much? Is it the fact that shooting games fulfill some sort of adolescent male power fantasy?
On fact, yes. But there are more to it. Shooters games designed today, have a way of satisfying psychological urges that other game genres can not.
The concept of shooters games whether being of first-person like Halo or third-person like Gears of War, with character taking aim and shooting bullets at rivals have been popular for decades, but the genre has grown dramatically in the last few years, accounted for a substantial 24 percent of console game unit sales in the U.S by 2011.
The first computer game Spacewar!, which was played on a computer with the size of four refrigerators, is all about two players moving and shooting at each other. The basics of the gameplay have hardly changed since then although the genre has become more refined, complex and realistic.
One of the reason for its popularity has Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to thanks for as other game genres made their moves growing in popularity on smartphones and PC.
The act of firing a virtual bullet into opponents is as old as video games helps steam off the stress. Additionally, many boys and men feel as though they have something to prove as their masculinity and Video Games provide a space to safely engage in virtual violence.
Certain types of shooting games tap into men’s psychological need to prove their masculinity by allowing players to “dominate” each other and defeating an opponent to make themselves look stronger. Shooter game design provides players with opportunities to do just that. Hearing the opponents through voice chat channel when they come close, the “kill cam” hovers over the body are all the things that feel so real making the brain so satisfied.