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Best Shared-Screen Games

When you are playing together with multiple people on the same platform the game will either divide the screen for each player or get you to share the same screen undivided.

Shared-screen multiplayer has the advantage that everyone sees the same view of the world. It's also a larger view of the game world as the screen is not divided. However, players have to cooperate so as not to get left behind.

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Genres: Action, Adventure, Brain Game, Collecting, Communication, Creative, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Physically Active, Platform, Puzzle, Race, Rhythm, Role-Play, Sequencing, Shooting, Simulation, Sports, Stealth, Strategy and Traversal
Era: 2004 - 2023
Total Games: 54
Total Likes: 479
 

 

Mario Strikers Battle League

Release Date: 10/06/2022

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

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...

Skylanders (Series)

Release Date: 14/10/2016

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Skylanders uses toy figures to unlock characters and save progress. It is no longer manufactured but can be found second-hand quite cheaply and is a lot of fun for young players, particularly when played in cooperative two-player mode.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Release Date: 05/04/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the latest in a series of Star Wars themed Lego running, jumping and building games. You work your way through all 9 of the Star Wars films unlocking new locations and characters as you go.

PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay

Release Date: 06/11/2020

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay is a running, jumping and exploration game. It expands this platforming action towards a full 3D world, while keeping accessibility focused on younger players.

Spiritfarer

Release Date: 18/08/2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Spiritfarer is a boat building exploration game. Unusually though, you play Stella, ferry master to the deceased and the boat you manage takes them to the next life.

Super Mario Galaxy (Series)

Release Date: 12/11/2007

Platforms: Wii

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Mario Galaxy is a different style of running, jumping and exploration game. It takes the Mario character to hundreds of different planet shaped levels adding more realistic physics to the platforming play. Each world, or collection of worlds is...

Pikuniku

Release Date: 24/01/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Pikuniku is an adventure where you play a red creature, Piku, on a mission to harvest the colourful world's resources. You interact with different objects to trigger switches and open doors. You can also lasso your legs to swing from hooks or curl into...

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Series)

Release Date: 13/11/2014, updated in 2018

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a running, exploring, puzzle game where you guide the Toad character to save Toadette from the villain Wingo and retrieve the Power Stars on each level. You navigate puzzles and obstacles, fighting enemies to reach the...

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Release Date: 25/03/2022

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a running, jumping game where you explore a mysterious world with Nintendo's famous character who can inhale enemies to gain their powers. With a nod to Super Mario Odyssey, this version of Kirby has a full 3D world to...

Switch Sports

Release Date: 29/04/2022

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Nintendo Switch Sports, is the latest version of Wii Sports. It brings the classic motion sports game up to date with new sports and ways to play. You can compete in six sports, including Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Football and Bowling. The novelty, as...

1-2-Switch

Release Date: 02/03/2017

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

1-2-Switch is a series of party games that use the Switch Joy-Con controllers in imaginative and unusual ways. Although it looks like a novelty, the focus on physical motion and activity rather than just what's on the screen makes this surprisingly...

Tunche

Release Date: 02/11/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Tunche is a fighting game where you battle our way through horizontal levels that are different each time you play. It features comic style environments and characters, each with their own skills and special abilities. The goal is to defeat bosses to...

Dodgeball Academia

Release Date: 05/08/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One

Dodgeball Academia is a sports game that focuses as much on story as sporting action. You play Otto, who hopes to become the ultimate dodgeball player. To do this you need to build a diverse team and learn new skills.

Boot Hill Bounties (Series)

Release Date: 15/12/2017, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Boot Hill Bounties, following on from Boot Hill Heroes is a comedic adventure into the Wild West. It combines spaghetti western gunslinging, outlaws, brave lawmen, and the untamed wilderness with a role-play experience.

Ghost Squad

Release Date: 18/01/2008

Platforms: Wii

Ghost Squad is a shooting game where you use a light-gun or Wii Remote for shooting. This was converted from an Arcade game to the Wii (also playable on Wii U) to create a convincing and highly skilled light-gun shooting challenge for up to four players.

Mario Strikers Charged

Release Date: 25/05/2007

Platforms: GameCube, Wii and Wii U

Mario Strikers Charged, also Mario Strikers Charged Football and Mario Power Soccer, was the sequel to Super Mario Strikers for the GameCube. It offers a fast and furious game of football staring Nintendo characters.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Series)

Release Date: 16/09/2008, updated in 2022

Platforms: DS, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Switch, Wii and Xbox 360

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and its sequel, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II are fighting-adventure games set in the Star Wars universe. You use force powers and lightsaber attacks to defeat enemies in fast-paced combat, and in the latest Switch...

Bravery and Greed

Release Date: 15/11/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Bravery and Greed is an action-fighting game where you team up to battle monsters in frantic combat. As you progress, you collect coins and upgrade your gear until you die, then start again with some of the items you found. While it's a familiar...

Pico Park

Release Date: 28/04/2016, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Pico Park is a collaborative puzzle game for up to 10 players where you traverse levels using one another to solve puzzles. It's a game about communication and physics as players work to position themselves to bridge a gap, use ropes to hang off ledges...

RetroMania Wrestling

Release Date: 26/02/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

RetroMania Wrestling is a simple fighting game based on classic arcade wrestling games of the past. It stands out for its retro visuals and plethora of lycra-clad characters and varied locations. Some may bemoan the simplicity and old fashioned...

Rubber Bandits

Release Date: 02/12/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Rubber Bandits is a fast-paced fighting game where you battle opponents with wacky objects in a race to complete objectives. In each of the eight game modes, you can use anything you find in the levels as a weapon you can throw or use as a melee weapon....

Temple of Rubbo (Sokpop)

Release Date: 08/03/2022

Platforms: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Temple of Rubbo is an action adventure game where you fight through dungeons to rescue an ancient wizard as a band of pirates trapped on an island and transformed into animals. Desperate to become human again, they fight their way through all kinds of...

Children of Morta

Release Date: 03/09/2019, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Children of Morta is an adventure game about a family of heroes, each with different abilities and enhancements. You battle enemies and bosses while exploring dungeons within the cavern of Mount Morta and must avoid the corruption as it spreads.

Crashlands

Release Date: 20/01/2016, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Crashlands is a world-building game where you fight monsters, craft resources, and build a base on an alien planet. As you explore, either on your own or with a friend, you encounter locals, complete quests and missions, and meet strange new enemies. It...

GigaBash

Release Date: 05/08/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

GigaBash is a fighting game where you brawl against other players in matches of up to four people, each of whom controls a huge, city-destroying monster. With a wide array of moves to perfect for each character, there's not only silly fun but also deep...

Lego Brawls

Release Date: 19/09/2019, updated in 2022

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Lego Brawls is a fighting game in the vein of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but here you fight with Lego mini-figures. You play in either teams or all-against-all brawls as characters from a wide range of Lego...

Super UFO Fighter

Release Date: 13/07/2022

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Super UFO Fighter is an action sports game where you fly a UFO to get special objects into your opponent's goal. You do this by using your tractor beam to carry the object to the goal while your opponent tries to stop you with their smash attack. It...

Toy Tanks

Release Date: 12/05/2022

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Toy Tanks is a multiplayer tank battle with tiny tanks. Inspired by Wii Play Tanks you take on enemies in a fight to the death arena. It stands out for reviving this same-room multiplayer format and injecting ideas from more modern games.

Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe

Release Date: 25/07/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe is a running and jumping game about saving the world from a dark force. You play as a common-or-garden log who has been tasked with rejuvenating plants. You explore each level to find special water teardrops which you use to bring...

De Blob 2 (Series)

Release Date: 26/09/2008, updated in 2011

Platforms: DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

De Blob is a platform-puzzle game where you explore cartoon-style urban landscapes to recolour the city. You play a sponge-like creature that can collect coloured paint and take it to different locations to turn the buildings and landscape features to...

Dunk Lords

Release Date: 18/03/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Dunk Lords is an over the top two-on-two basketball fighting game. While themed around the well-known sport, here it takes on a more aggressive and full-contact form. But the result is about the silly competitive dribbling, shooting and dunking rather...

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

Release Date: 24/10/2011, updated in 2023

Platforms: Switch and Wii

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is a running, jumping and fighting game where you explore and fight monsters as Nintendo's famous Kirby, who inhales enemies to gain their abilities. Alone, or with up to three other people, you explore lush and...

Lumines

Release Date: 01/01/2004, updated in 2018

Platforms: Android, PC, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Lumines is a music puzzle game where you rotate and align small blocks to form squares of a single colour. As you do this, in time with the music, they are erased as the beat line passes over them. The game is lost when the blocks reach the top of the...

OddBallers

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

OddBallers is an over-the-top action party game where you compete in dodgeball style battles, only here you throw more explosive things not just balls. From wacky ball games to fistfights on moving ships dodging crates, each battle is unique and offers...

Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova

Release Date: 14/10/2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova is an action adventure where you run around exploring different worlds, battling enemies and solving simple puzzles. You play on your own or with someone else as Dal and Gwyn, who each have different abilities needed to...

Vikings On Trampolines

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Vikings on Trampolines is an action game where you battle to keep your Viking off the floor and alive. You play by moving left and right to bounce on trampolines, enemies and bosses back into the safety of the air. It is an action-packed, retro-styled...

Chompy Chomp Chomp Party

Release Date: 17/11/2022

Platforms: PC, Switch and Wii U

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Chompy Chomp Chomp Party chaotic multiplayer chase-em-up game. It's a game about chasing and catching other players like all manner of playground games. It stands out not only for the disco visuals but for the simple chaotic challenge for up to 8...

Clumsy Rush

Release Date: 23/12/2019, updated in 2022

Platforms: Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Clumsy Rush is a wacky obstacle course where you compete against friends and family to claim the crown and finish first. In addition to the bizarre obstacles, you must overcome the (intentionally confusing and finicky) controls, where each button moves...

Elebits

Release Date: 04/05/2006

Platforms: DS and Wii

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Elebits (also known as Eledees) is a light-gun shooting adventure. To play you point at the screen with the Wii Remote and use your gun to move objects around and solve puzzles as well as shooting things. It's an unusual combination of hide-and-seek and...

Jets'n'Guns 2 (Series)

Release Date: 19/11/2004, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Jets'n'Guns 2 is a fast arcade-style shooting game where you defeat wave after wave of enemy ships and avoid an endless barrage of bullets. While initially the challenge seems overwhelming, building instincts of how and when to move and upgrading your...

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