10 Best Games to Play with Your Friends on 1 TV


Throughout the history of gaming, there has always been one constant: what’s the best way to play with friends? While it’s pretty easy these days with online play being a thing, die hard gamers of a certain age will remember the time when all you had was a TV and a couple controllers. These are my picks for the top 10 games that can still be played on 1 TV – no WiFi required.

Super Smash Brothers

Super Smash Brothers is one of the most popular fighting games in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The game offers an impressive amount of content for players who want to keep playing for hours, including:

  • A variety of modes of play, including Classic and All-Star mode
  • Online play so you can play with friends and other players from around the world
  • Classic characters like Mario, Donkey Kong, Link and more

If you’re looking for a fighting game with lots of replay value (and who isn’t?), then Super Smash Brothers should be your go-to choice.

Street Fighter II

It’s such a classic arcade game that even if you don’t know what it is, you’ve probably seen it before. Street Fighter II has been ported to many different platforms like the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation 4. The game was developed by Capcom, who also developed the original Street Fighter.

The gameplay in SF2 involves two players competing against each other using various characters with their own unique movesets to knock out their opponent until they are defeated or run out of health points (HP). One thing that makes this game stand out from other fighting games is its focus on air combos; players can keep attacking an opponent once they’re knocked down into the air as long as they keep hitting them while they’re airborne.

Halo 2

It is the sequel to 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved. The game continues the story of the Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced supersoldier who is fighting his way toward the evil Covenant.

The game features new vehicles, weapons and gameplay modes not present in Combat Evolved (like sprinting). It also allows players to play as more than one character at a time during cooperative play; each player takes control of a different character.[1]

Mario Kart

Mario Kart is a racing game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 in 1996. It has been ported to other systems since then, including the Game Boy Advance and Wii U Virtual Console. In it, players race go-karts around tracks from previous Mario games (including Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!) as well as new ones.

There are many reasons why this game is great for gaming with friends. First of all, it’s easy to learn! You can pick up the controller after five minutes and be ready to roll around circuits filled with power-ups and hazards while your friends laugh at you when you get hit by lightning or banana peels. Second of all, even though it’s an easy game to learn there’s still room for improvement—you’ll always be practicing those turns so that next time you’re not first out of the gate but last instead! Finally because there are so many different versions available now there are plenty options when it comes down choosing which one will work best on your console (for example: if someone doesn’t own an N64 then they should probably just play on their phone).

Mario Party

Mario Party is a great game for everyone. The game is competitive and allows for a variety of levels of play, but it can also be played in an environment that encourages friendly competition.

This makes the game perfect for families, parties or just groups of friends who want to hang out together.

Soul Caliber II

Soul Calibur II is a fighting game that was developed and published by Namco, and is the fourth game in the Soul series. The game was released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and in 2004 for the GameCube.

You can play Soul Calibur II with up to four players at once.

NBA Jam Tournament Edition

NBA Jam Tournament Edition is a basketball game that is quite popular with friends. It’s a 2-on-2 arcade game, which means that you and your friend play against each other in order to score more points than the other team in a set amount of time. The gameplay itself is easy to pick up and play, as it’s very fast paced, but also competitive so it can get pretty heated!

NHL ’94

NHL ’94 is a sports video game released for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. It was the first game in the NHL series and features up to four players at once, each controlling one of six different teams. The game has a number of different modes, including exhibition matches, playoffs and cooperative play. Features include a number of different arenas and players as well as several teams from which you can choose your favorite team before playing against friends or computer players.

Mario Strikers Charged

Mario Strikers Charged is a great game for you and your friends to play together. It’s easy to learn and play, but it also provides a challenge for those who want to test their skills. With a wide variety of characters to choose from, this game could be enjoyed by both soccer fans and people who would rather watch paint dry than score goals in real life.

So what are you waiting for? You can pick up Mario Strikers Charged on Amazon or at your local video game store!

The best games to play with friends are fun, competitive, and allow for a variety of levels of players

When you’re looking to play some games with your friends, it’s important to choose games that are competitive and fun. But it’s just as important to choose games that allow for a variety of levels of players. Since you’ll want different people playing together (and since not everyone will be at the same level), choosing a game that accommodates every player is essential.

The best way to do this is by checking if the game has multiple difficulty modes and/or adjustable options. For example, if one player is new while another has been playing for years, there should be an option to make things easier or harder on them respectively. Beyond simply being able to adjust difficulty settings, though, it’s also good practice for developers to create modes specifically designed for players who aren’t as skilled or experienced—or both!


We hope that this list helped you with your next group gaming session. Our goal was to encourage you to try something new as well as play some games that were already classics in the video game world. A lot of these games are available on newer consoles, so feel free to check them out if they sound interesting! You won’t regret it 🙂

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