33 best local multiplayer games for PC

Discover with this compilation which are the best local multiplayer games for PC. You will find multiplayer games on the same PC or on LAN and of different genres. Most of the included games allow 2 or 4 players, but there are some with more!

Attention : to play local multiplayer on the same PC, it is recommended to have one or more controllers, since many games require it.

Overcooked! 2

  • Genre: cooking simulation.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Someone put out the fire! You, go cut tomatoes! The screams, despair and arguments are the daily bread in Overcooked! 2, but that does not mean that it is very fun. The game challenges players to prepare dishes in record time, while washing dishes and solving any problems that arise. To earn the highest possible score, cooperation and communication are key.

Rocket league

  • Genre: sports.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Mix soccer with cars? That can only end in madness! Rocket League is a very unique sports video game with which you can enjoy spectacular games. In each game, players drive carts that can jump through the air and hit the ball with great power. It is important to learn to do all kinds of movements and stunts; once you get to that level, the rematches will be endless!

eFootball PES 2021 / FIFA 21

  • Genre: sports
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

eFootball PES 2021 and FIFA 21 are two excellent games for anyone who likes to measure their skill against their friends. It is also possible to join forces and defeat the game’s AI together and win cups in different tournaments. Both games have differences in playable mechanics and official licenses, but in essence, the two games can entertain you for weeks and months!

A way out

  • Genre: action, adventure.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

A Way Out challenges two players to fight their way through a prison until they escape … and face what happens next! The game confronts you with different situations that require your collaboration to overcome them. Sometimes it is necessary to speak, sometimes it is necessary to fight or use stealth. It is not a very long game (around 6 hours), but the experience is pleasant from beginning to end.

Fight games

Fighting games are always ideal to play against other friends, either in the same fight or taking turns. There are different types of video games, with 3D or 2D graphics, with weapons, magic or just punching and kicking, etc. Today there are many remarkable fighting games worth trying!

We recommend the following:

  • SoulCalibur VI: 2 players.
  • Tekken 7: 2 players.
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ: 2 players.
  • Street Fighter V: 2 players.
  • Mortal Kombat 11: 2 Players.
  • Brawlhalla: 2-8 players.
  • Injustice 2: 2 players.
  • The King of Fighters XIV: 2 players.
  • BlazBlue Centralfiction: 2 Players.
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-: 2 players.

Divinity: Original Sin II

  • Genre: RPG.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC or LAN.
  • Number of players: 2 players on the same PC, 4 players on LAN.

Divinity: Original Sin II is an extensive RPG with dozens of hours of content. It gives you a lot of freedom in both character development and decision making, so it is replayable. This allows you to enjoy a unique story, rich in detail, together with your friends and family. The fights are in turns, so it will give you time to plan each confrontation. Highly recommended!

Portal 2

  • Genre: puzzles, platforms.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC or LAN.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

Portal 2 is an award-winning platform puzzle game that is quite fun, with challenging levels that force you to stop and think. The cooperative is a separate modality from the story mode. Players control two cute robots that need to work together to pass tests. Ingenuity and creativity are vital, in addition to rapport. Watch out for surveillance robots and falls!

Cuphead

  • Genre: platforms, action.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

Cuphead is quite a difficult action platformer, especially if you want to get all the achievements and records in the game. Luckily, you can have an extra help when playing cooperatively, but it is still a challenge. Cuphead boasts a powerful art style and great final boss design. If you dare to play this game, you will have many hours of entertainment ahead of you!

Minecraft

  • Genre: adventure, crafting, action.
  • Local multiplayer on LAN.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 8 players.

Minecraft is an excellent game that you can easily enjoy alone, but it’s always good to have adventures with other people! The game allows you to play multiplayer via LAN and build side by side with your friends. Make all kinds of houses, get the best materials for weapons and fight against the most dangerous enemies. In the vast world of Minecraft, imagination is your only limit!

Among us

  • Gender: social deduction.
  • Local multiplayer on LAN (recommended to take advantage of crossplay with the version for Android and iOS).
  • Number of players: from 4 to 10 players.

With PCs, laptops and mobiles, Among Us is one of the best games to play with other people on LAN. Each game divides players into crewmen and impostors, each with a key objective. While the former try to survive and drive out the impostors, the latter must do their best to deceive and eliminate the crew! Despite being very simple, Among Us is a very addictive game.

Stardew valley

  • Genre: life simulator, farm simulator, adventure.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC or LAN.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Stardew Valley delights us with a relaxing and friendly experience, partly thanks to the graphics. You and your companions will have to take care of a farm, cultivate and feed animals while you explore and interact with other characters. Stardew Valley can be stressful at times, but overall it’s a great game to hang out with others. Of course, be careful not to take materials away!

Sonic mania

  • Genre: platforms.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

Good old Sonic returned years ago with Sonic Mania, a game that recalls the classics of the platform genre. It is possible to play it with two players in cooperative or competitive, being able to collaborate to complete the levels and also see who is the one who reaches the goal first. For every blue hedgehog lover, Sonic Mania is a safe bet.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

  • Genre: racing.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

We continue with Sonic! This time, the characters are driving vehicles! Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a phenomenal racing game, with numerous characters and tracks to compete on. Many of the races go through land, air and water, which gives a new dimension to the competitions. Choose the character that best suits your style, and show others who is the fastest!

Spelunky 2

  • Genre: platforms, action.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Spelunky 2 is another one of those challenging games that can get frustrating, but it’s all a matter of practice and improving the mechanics! Better yet, you can invite other players to join the adventure. Explore the catacombs, fight enemies, unearth treasure and learn from your mistakes. You will die, and not a few times, but do not be discouraged; it’s part of the game!

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

  • Genre: JRPG.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Tales of Vesperia is a great long JRPG, with dozens of hours of gameplay telling only the main story. Embark with your friends on an adventure like no other and discover what is happening to the world. Tales of Vesperia features one of the best casts of characters and solid gameplay of real-time combat. If you live with people who love JRPGs, Tales of Vesperia is a must-have for the collection!

Streets of Rage 4

  • Genre: beat’em up.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

After more than 25 years, Streets of Rage is back! The fourth installment brings to the present a classic that exudes nostalgia from all sides. With new characters and a nice facelift, Streets of Rage 4 is a gorgeous beat’em up that is entertaining minute after minute. Up to 4 players can play together on a PC, dealing hits and helping each other until the end of the level. Shine your fists!

As an additional suggestion, we also recommend the Fight’N Rage video game.

Borderlands 3

  • Genre: FPS, looter shooter, RPG.
  • Local multiplayer on LAN (also on the same PC with third-party programs).
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Borderlands 3, the most recent numbered installment in the saga, takes us not just to one planet but to several. The end is the same: hunt for treasure, kick charismatic villains, and survive waves of creatures. Fortunately, up to 4 players can join forces, develop their characters in any way they want, and take to the battlefield with millions of weapons at their disposal.

If you prefer a less demanding game in requirements, both Borderlands 1 and 2 are great games.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 / Resident Evil 6

  • Genre: action, survival horror.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

It is common for Resident Evil to provide us with a horror experience for a player, but there are a few games that include cooperative mode. Among them are Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Resident Evil 6, two good games that, although they are not the best of the saga, can be enjoyed! Manage your resources, shoot any creature that moves and experience terror in your own flesh.

In particular, we would like to recommend Resident Evil 6 for its wide variety of content and extensive campaign.

Rayman Legends

  • Genre: Platformer, Adventure, Action.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Rayman Legends is an authentic audiovisual and playable gem that is worth playing with your friends and family. This time, Rayman can have up to 3 allies next to him to jump from platform to platform and give the enemies what they deserve. There are dozens of levels to complete and endless obstacles to navigate. If you like platform games, don’t hesitate to play Rayman Legends!

Torchlight II

  • Genre: RPG, action.
  • Local multiplayer on LAN.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 6 players.

Since Diablo 3 cannot be played in local multiplayer on PC, we offer an alternative that is not far behind in quality. Torchlight II lets you group up to 6 players on an odyssey through countless towns and dungeons. In this RPG, action and the use of skills prevail. It offers a decent variety in character development and, while it is somewhat linear, it is replayable!

Lego Games

  • Genre: action, platforms.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

LEGO games are a safe bet to play in a relaxed way with your loved ones. There are many games in the franchise that, in essence, offer the same thing: many hours of fun, funny cutscenes and the possibility of managing your favorite characters. Batman, Joker, Iron Man, Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones … Choose the game that most catches your attention, and you will see how you entertain yourself for hours!

The Escapists 2

  • Genre: action, crafting, stealth.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

The Escapists 2 is a game whose purpose is to escape from prison. To do this, it is essential to cooperate with your friends while living your day-to-day life as a recluse. The escape has to be planned and prepared little by little, creating objects, fulfilling tasks and taking advantage of opportunities. The strong point of the game is that it can be played over and over again without getting repetitive. There is always another way to escape!

Earth Defense Force 5

  • Genre: action, shooter.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

Earth Defense Force 5 puts you in command of soldiers who must defend Earth from waves of invading aliens. Pair up with another person and use an immense arsenal of weapons or mechs to repel their attacks. It’s an action-packed game, a full-fledged shooter that doesn’t let you breathe for a moment. Don’t stop pulling the trigger!

Worms WMD

  • Genre: action, strategy.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 6 players.

Worms is a renowned franchise that has given thousands of hours of fun to many people around the world. And the worms of worms are great! We recommend Worms WMD, one of the best installments of the series in our opinion. With a good variety of weapons, the introduction of vehicles and excellent graphics, Worms WMD is an ideal experience to play with more people!

Streets of Rogue

  • Genre: roguelite, action, RPG.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Streets of Rogue is madness, freedom of action and choice, violence, endless, and madness again! The scenario of this roguelite is randomly generated, so each game is unique. You can choose the way you play and decide how you want to complete missions. Team up with 3 other players and decide if you want to be a soldier, hacker, medic, gangster, or even a gorilla!

Unravel Two

  • Genre: platforms, puzzles, adventure.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

Unravel Two takes the baton from the beautiful Unravel and adds the ability to play in pairs. This installment invites us to handle two characters made of wool and connected by a thread. The simple fact that they are linked makes coordinating vital to overcome every obstacle in this platformer. The gameplay is simple, but more than enough to enjoy puzzles to solve and landscapes inspired by Scandinavian places.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

  • Genre: shoot’em up.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime may seem like an absurd game, but it knows how to keep you hooked! It is a very colorful shoot’em up that gives you the mission to defeat the evil forces of Anti-Love. Up to 4 players can play this hilarious game where communication is good. Each one must move through the different parts of the ship to use different weapons, put up shields or operate the engines. For the love of the universe!

Magicka 2

  • Genre: Action RPG, Adventure, Comedy.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC or LAN.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Magicka 2 is a very funny game with touches of RPG, action and adventure, always full of comedy in all aspects. Up to 4 players can team up and combine items to create powerful spells. Magicka 2 is not taken seriously at all, so you can expect a laugh-filled sessions as you smash enemies left and right. The best part of the game is learning the magic combinations!

Trine 2: Complete Story

  • Genre: puzzle, platformer, adventure, action.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 3 players.

Trine 2 is an extraordinary adventure in its entirety, especially for its beautiful art section and simple but solid gameplay. Each player can choose between 3 characters: a wizard, a knight and a thief. Each has their own skills, weapons, and abilities; To overcome puzzles and complete levels, you must use them all!

If you’re wanting more, Trine Enchanted Edition and Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince are high-quality games.

Horizon Chase Turbo

  • Genre: racing.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Horizon Chase Turbo is a return to the style of racing games in the 80s and 90s like Outrun or Top Gear. That means racing is high-speed, and driving skills are paramount to winning. Up to 4 players can compete on circuits full of curves, driving vehicles of different power and characteristics. Hit the turbo, fill up the gas, and don’t crash!

Saga The Jackbox Party Pack

  • Genre: minigames.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC (each player must have their own cell phone, tablet or laptop).
  • Number of players: from 2 to 16 players, depending on the version and minigame. Lie Swatter from The Jackbox Party Pack 1 accepts up to 100 players.

The Jackbox Party Pack is a saga that has become popular over the years, and it is no surprise! It is perfect for parties, families and hangouts with friends. Each installment includes a few fun and varied mini-games. From questions and answers to cartoons or rap battles, it is impossible to get bored with any installment of The Jackbox Party Pack. Choose the one you want and enjoy a good laugh!

Darksiders genesis

  • Genre: hack’n slash, action, adventure.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: 2 players.

Darksiders Genesis includes a co-op mode for the first time in the series, and it’s great! This game tells us more about the universe and history of Darksiders, this time from an isometric perspective. In this action adventure you will manage two powerful characters who must fight their way through, while discovering the origin of the Seven Seals. Improve your skills and weapons, and show your power!

Broforce

  • Genre: shooter, action, platforms.
  • Local multiplayer on the same PC.
  • Number of players: from 2 to 4 players.

Broforce is a shooting game in which chaos, a hail of bullets and deaths prevail everywhere. Select your favorite Bro and destroy terrorists with powerful arsenals of weapons and vehicles. One of the most surprising aspects is that the entire scene is destructible. Everything! So your only limit is creativity when defeating enemies. As an added incentive, Broforce includes a level editor!

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