Game On Blog

by on Jan 16th, 2019

Whether it’s date night, game night, party night or just a bunch of people in a room, there’s always a perfect game just waiting to be played with friends or loved ones. It’s a fun, interactive and stress-relieving way of spending some quality time together. So gather the gang, open your dorm and get playing!

Overcooked (series)

There are two Overcooked games in the wild, both of these are likely to make you scream, shout and laugh so hard you can’t play anymore. Overcooked makes teams of up to four cooperate in order to satiate the many evils of the Onion Kingdom. Teams are challenged with about 50 levels that range from spooky houses, to air ships, to ice platforms. If you are really looking for a challenge, try to three-star every level!

**SAMU is not responsible for any relationships that end, controllers thrown or injuries sustained while trying to play Overcooked.

Source: https://www.team17.com/games/overcooked/

Nidhogg (series)

If you’re looking for something simple to play with some friends, then look no further than Nidhogg. This 2D side-scroller has one objective, which is to get to the other side the catch is that you will have to get past your in-game foe to do it. Using an array of weapons, you can slice, stab or shoot your way to the ultimate prize of being eaten by the Nidhogg. It may not seem that extravagant, but the victory is sweet, and it makes for a great tournament game with friends. As a bonus, the gameplay is so simple anyone can pick it up!Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YplCV7Se4ts 

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

This game is more like a digital board game. The premise is that there is a bomb and only one person can diffuse it, but in order to do so they need to communicate with other people who cannot see the bomb but have a list of instructions on what to do for each puzzle. The de-fuser will then describe the side of the bomb and work with the other members of the team to try and solve the puzzle without exploding. It’s fun, wacky and presents a serious challenge for those looking for it.Source: https://store.steampowered.com/app/341800/Keep_Talking_and_Nobody_Explodes/

Speedrunners

This is the most basic racing game you could ever play. Four people take to a track and run around jumping over obstacles, up walls and using power-ups to stifle their opponents. It’s fun, it’s simple and it makes for a fantastic game to have for people to jump in on during a party or event. With tons of colourful characters, stages and a very simple control scheme, this game is not only for everyone, it is also easily learned by everyone.Source: https://store.steampowered.com/app/207140/SpeedRunners/

No Time to Explain Remastered

No Time to Explain is Tiny Build’s only developed game. They’ve published many others, including Speedrunners, but this was their only in house developed project. The game uses different weapons to encourage traversal puzzle solving, focusing largely on a massive laser that propels players forward. With tons of levels that can be revisited at any time, a handful of adorable character hats and a ridiculous plot line that must be experienced to believe. The game is the perfect time waster for two people and is even fun for non-gamers.

Source: https://store.steampowered.com/app/368730/No_Time_To_Explain_Remastered/

Mario Party (series)

The chances are pretty good that you know someone with a copy of one of the 11 console Mario Party games. The games are all still fun, even though it is now entering its 20th year as a franchise. The latest, Super Mario Party, has five modes to tackle and more than 50 minigames to master! If you are looking for a party game that’s fun for everyone, look no further, the Mario Party franchise is the tried and true classic. Source: https://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/super-mario-party/276845/super-mario-party-review-the-best-installment-in-years

Cuphead

If you and a friend are looking for a challenge, then look no further. Cuphead is one of the hardest games to come out of the last few years. This one might not relieve as much stress as it will definitely trigger, but it is one of the most fun and satisfying games to play with a friend. Along with the brilliant 2D hand-drawn 1950’s style animation and soundtrack, the game features a variety of unique bosses which are all easy to learn but difficult to master (and sometimes that means you are going to die. A LOT). It’s cute, it’s charming and it’s hard as hell.Source: https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/28/16378364/cuphead-art-design-1930s-animation

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda is a game styled like a Telltale adventure game. The PlayStation exclusive requires you to download an app to your smartphone or tablet before joining a group of friends in trying to unravel the mystery of The Trapper. The game supports up to six people and is great for small groups. The story can be completed in about two and a half hours, which makes it perfect for an alternative to a movie. Story mode will allow you to move through the story of the game making choices based on the majority of player selection. However, there is also a competitive mode which gives users secret tasks to put a spin on the game. No matter how you play, it’s bound to keep you on the edge of your seats. Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7025948/mediaviewer/rm1385834240

Jackbox Games (series)

The Jackbox games are digital board games. Think Pictionary, Apples to Apples and the like, but on a gaming console. Like Hidden Agenda, you play with your smartphones or tablets, and depending on the game, you can play with up to 100 players, but most only allow up to eight. There are five series of these games and you can buy some individually instead of the party packs. There’s no “right place” to start with these, you just have to jump in and see what you like!Source: https://comicbook.com/gaming/2017/08/11/jackbox-party-pack-games-coming-to-nintendo-switch-next-week/

(Bonus VR Exclusive) Beat Sabre

Remember Guitar Hero? The long days of hanging out with your friends playing a fake guitar and trying to beat everyone in the room’s score. Well, forget the fretboard. Now there’s Beat Sabre. Essentially, you have two lightsabres and you need to slash notes out of the air that are coming down a highway towards you. Some have argued it’s the best lightsabre play in gaming ever, some have argued it’s the best rhythm game ever. That’s for you to decide.Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa4vrynwkwY