/ STYLES OF PLAY / Equipment / Go Online With Multiple Players On One Console
Playing video games with other people online usually requires each player to have their own console and copy of the game. However, some games let you go online with multiple players on a single console.This is usually 2-4 players in split screen mode on the game, then going online together. It's not only a way to access online modes with less investment in hardware, but it also enables better teamwork for the players on the shared hardware. For families this is a great feature when you are starting out with online games as you can play together and experience the online world with your child. It's also a lot of fun to team up in this way in competitive games. And, of course, with just two systems in the house it's great for parties where kids team up and compete online against each other.
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Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Release Date: 10/06/2022
Genres: Action, Fighting and Sports
Accessibility: 9 features
Developer: Next Level Games (@NextLevelGames)
Players: You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game
Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is the latest game in the Mario Strikers series. Like the previous games it offers a five-on-five battle sport that combines football and ice hockey with Nintendo characters. It...
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Release Date: 28/08/2018
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Genres: Action and Sports
Accessibility: 32 features
Developer: Psyonix Studios (@PsyonixStudios)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game
Drive futuristic cars to score goals with an oversized football. It’s another game that sounds ridiculous but is actually a huge amount of fun to play and requires a lot of expertise. What’s not obvious from the start is the level of control that...
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds
Release Date: 25/11/2013, updated in 2019
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Platform, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy
Accessibility: 23 features
Developer: Terraria Logic (@Terraria_Logic)
Terraria looks like a 2D, lesser, version of Minecraft. However, this is a game every bit as complex and creative as the better-known block building game. To the world-crafting and survival it adds hundreds of items to collect, characters to defeat and...
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Release Date: 08/08/2017, updated in 2018
Price: 33% off
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Simulation
Accessibility: 24 features
Developer: Survivetheark (@Survivetheark)
Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 70-player online game
This game offers hunting-and-harvesting gameplay in a primal setting. Although not as polished or streamlined as a game like Horizon Zero Dawn, this is a more ambitiously open world where you can choose your own way to survive. With crafting and...
Release Date: 31/01/2020
Platforms: PC and Switch
Genres: Action, Adventure, Shooting and Strategy
Accessibility: 2 features
Developer: D Cyber Cherries (@DCyberCherries)
Hypercharge: Unboxed is a shooting game where you play a small toy from the 1990s in human-sized arenas like a toy shop, back garden and a garage. It combines base defence play with exploration and collection running and jumping in a wide range of...
Release Date: 06/11/2007, updated in 2019
Price: 5% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Sports
Developer: Sega (@Sega)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a series of simple competitive sports games featuring characters from Nintendo and Sega. Each game in the series is themed around a different Olympic year and location.
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Release Date: Coming soon
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Developer: Game Loft (@GameLoft)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 16-player online game
Disney Speedstorm is a kart racing game like Mario Kart but with high-speed Disney and Pixar-inspired characters and racetracks. It's also different as it's a free-to-play with in-game purchases provided in seasons that offer new characters, circuits...
Release Date: 27/10/2008
Platforms: PS Vita, PS3 and PS4
Genres: Action, Creative and Platform
Developer: Media Molecule (@MediaMolecule)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game
Little Big Planet is a series of games staring the Sackboy character. They offer a multiplayer running and jumping adventure, but also enable to player to substantially edit their character and eventually make their own levels.
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Release Date: 14/09/2017, updated in 2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Role-Play
Developer: Larian Studios (@LarianStudios)
Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game
Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-play adventure series. You head out with up to three other characters, each with backstories and personalities.
Release Date: 15/10/2014
Platforms: Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Physically Active and Rhythm
Developer: Harmonix (@Harmonix)
Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room
Fantasia is an Xbox Kinect camera dancing game using your whole body. Its narrative follows Disney’s Fantasia film as you take a musical journey to earn your sorcerer’s hat. Sweeping your arms to trigger the orchestra, pointing out high notes with...