/ STYLES OF PLAY / Equipment / Shared-Screen In The Same Room
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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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...
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Release Date: 29/04/2022
Genres: Action, Fighting, Simulation and Sports
Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game
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...
Skill Rating: 6-12 year-olds
Release Date: 14/10/2016
Price: 74% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Race and Shooting
Developer: Toys For Bob (@ToysForBob)
Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game
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.
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Release Date: 06/11/2020
Price: 40% off
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Genres: Action and Platform
Developer: Outright Games (@Outright_Games)
Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room
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.
Release Date: 05/04/2022
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Shooting
Accessibility: 32 features
Developer: TT Games (@TTGames)
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.
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Release Date: 18/08/2020
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Platform and Simulation
Accessibility: 31 features
Developer: Thunder Lotus (@ThunderLotus)
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.
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 12/11/2007
Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Simulation
Accessibility: 3 features
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...
Release Date: 24/01/2019
Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation
Developer: Sectordub (@Sectordub)
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...
Skill Rating: 6-14 year-olds
Release Date: 13/11/2014, updated in 2018
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Switch and Wii U
Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a running, exploring, puzzle game where you guide the Toad character to save Todette from the villain Wingo and retrieve the Power Stars on each level. You navigate puzzles and obstacles, fighting enemies to reach the...
Release Date: 25/03/2022
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Platform
Accessibility: 21 features
Developer: HAL Laboratory (@HAL_Laboratory)
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...
Release Date: 05/08/2021
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Open World, Role-Play and Sports
Accessibility: 29 features
Developer: Pocket Trap (@PocketTrap)
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.
Skill Rating: 2-9 year-olds
Release Date: 02/03/2017
Genres: Creative, Physically Active and Puzzle
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...
Release Date: 15/12/2017, updated in 2020
Platforms: PC and Switch
Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Role-Play
Developer: Exp Gamer Studios (@ExpGamerStudios)
Players: This is a single-player game
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.
Content Rating: PEGI 16
Release Date: 18/01/2008
Genres: Action, Narrative and Shooting
Accessibility: 18 features
Developer: Sega (@Sega)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room
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.
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.
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 6-11 year-olds
Release Date: 08/03/2022
Platforms: Mac and PC
Genres: Action, Adventure and Fighting
Developer: Sok Pop Co (@SokPopCo)
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...
Release Date: 26/02/2021
Genres: Fighting, Platform and Sports
Developer: Retrosoft Studio (@RetrosoftStudio)
Players: You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room
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...
Release Date: 03/09/2019, updated in 2019
Genres: Action, Fighting, Narrative and Role-Play
Developer: Dead Mage Studio (@DeadMageStudio)
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.
Release Date: 01/01/2004, updated in 2018
Platforms: Android, PC, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Creative, Puzzle and Rhythm
Developer: Mizuguchitter (@Mizuguchitter)
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...
Release Date: 26/09/2008, updated in 2011
Price: 66% off
Platforms: DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Creative, Platform and Puzzle
Accessibility: 1 feature
Developer: Blit Works (@BlitWorks)
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...
Release Date: 15/08/2013, updated in 2020
Genres: Action, Fighting and Platform
Developer: Reptile Games (@ReptileGames)
Megabyte Punch is run, jump and fight game where you play a customisable robot. Along with the retro visuals, as you defeat enemy robots you collect their special parts to make yourself the ultimate fighter. At the end you can then battle your robot in...
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 12
Release Date: Coming soon
Platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5
Genres: Action and Fighting
Developer: Tweet PRG (@Tweet_PRG)
Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game
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...
Release Date: 10/03/2017, updated in 2019
Price: 60% off
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Fighting, Role-Play, Stealth and Traversal
Developer: Mad Guy 90 (@MadGuy90)
Streets of Rogue is a fast-paced action roleplaying game where your overarching goal is to take down the mayor, and how you do it is completely up to you: clever hacker, charming bartender soldier, thief or assassin. It's all about experimentation and...
Release Date: 29/09/2016, updated in 2017
Price: 75% off
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Genres: Fighting, Rhythm and Role-Play
Developer: Puuba Danny (@PuubaDanny)
Metronomicon is a rhythm based role-playing game where you play a group of heroes as they dance their way through an epic quest. You collect loot, learn new moves and challenge foes to dance battles on your journey to save the world by mastering the...
Release Date: 02/05/2017
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch
Genres: Action, Puzzle and Traversal
Developer: Aeiowu (@Aeiowu)
TumbleSeed is an action puzzle game where you guide a seed to the top of a mountain. However, you can't control your seed direction, but have to roll it from side to side to avoid pitfalls, destroy enemies and collect crystals. It is this combination of...