Multiplayer mode has existed for decades and the fact that it is still alive more than ever tells you how many players around the world seek to have fun with their friends.
2 players playing at the same time is fun but add two more, it’s chaos. Thankfully, in this day and age, we still have plenty of 4-player games on consoles as well as the PC that will make your gaming night memorable.
If you are looking for 4-player games that can be played locally, in split-screen mode, or even online on the Xbox One console, you are at the right spot. In this post, you will find the top 17 games from different genres that you and your friends will keep coming back for more.
Left 4 Dead 2
One of the standout features of Left 4 Dead 2 is its various game modes including the iconic cooperative campaign and the competitive Versus mode. In the co-op campaign, you and your friends take on the hordes of enemies with pistols, shotguns, chainsaws, and frying pans while in the versus mode, you take turns playing as the survivors or the infected.
The game allows up to 4 players at the same time in the local as well as online co-op mode making it one of the must-have multiplayer games if your only purpose is to have fun. Make sure you keep an eye on the Witch or you may have to run for your lives.
Overcooked 2 is all about teamwork as you and your buddies chop, cook, and serve your way through a variety of quirky kitchens. This 4-player Xbox One game takes the joy of cooking to a whole new level as you and your friends try to keep up with the absurd demands of the customers in a strict schedule.
If you think this is all about the game, then you have never faced preparing the food while the floor is moving and your kitchen suddenly splits between two speeding trucks. Overcooked 2 is one of the very few games that feels so intense while being funny at the same time.
Released in 2017 for multiple platforms including Xbox One, Brawlhalla quickly became a top favorite 2D fighting game for multiplayer lovers. The game gives you a diverse roster of legends where each legend features its own distinct weapon and playstyle. So, your character could be a sword expert or a master of explosive gadgets.
The 4-player mode features four different characters fighting with each other to stay on the platform as long as possible. The one who survives the most wins when the round time is over. Simple as that.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Unlike its previous installments, the Black Ops 4 lacks a campaign but it does have two different modes that can be played offline as well as online. One is the Multiplayer and the other is the Zombies. The Multiplayer mode allows you to play with your friends against the bots or other real players if you play online. The great part? It is actually playable in a split-screen mode.
Zombies is a whole another level of fun where you team up with your friends and battle waves of the undead and uncover hidden Easter eggs.
Developed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, this crossover fighting game combines superheroes from different franchises for players of all skill levels. This is another “Brawlhalla” where now you can actually play as a Shaggy, Batman, Superman etc.
The game features three different game modes: Teams (2 vs 2), 1 vs 1, and Free for All. This allows players to go in teams against each other or create a Fatal 4 Way-like situation. With 5 different locations, you can test your fighting skills against your friends and let them know who is the boss.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
Are you a fan of TMNT III from the 90s? You will be surprised to know that Shredder is back for his revenge. That monster was one of the hardest to beat in that game and believe us, you will have a hard time beating that guy in the Shredder’s Revenge. But of course, your friends have got your back in the co-op mode.
Your screen will be filled with chaos when LEO, RAPH, MIKEY, and DON take over those masked guys together. Whether you want to play co-op locally or online, you can enjoy the new challenging levels, enemies, and bosses to relive the nostalgic childhood experience. Got two more friends? No problem, the game allows up to 6 players in total. That’s crazy!
Available on Xbox One and virtually every gaming platform, Minecraft is more than just a game. Since its release in 2009, the game never stopped growing and has more than a million active concurrent players. Thankfully, the game on Xbox One supports a multiplayer mode where you along with your friends can explore the pixelated world either in local or online mode.
The game can also be played in a split-screen mode and if you boast a big TV/monitor, you can actually split the screen in 4 to game with your friends locally. So, it’s now up to you and your friends to gather the resources and explore the vast landscapes to build whatever you wish.
In Rocket League, players control customizable rocket-powered cars to score a goal with a giant soccer ball. So, it’s essentially football but you play with the cars instead. The ability to fly high in the sky and perform aerial flips to execute precise shots needs a good amount of skill. However, playing with your friends will increase your chances of winning through strategic teamwork.
The game features multiple game modes including 2v2, 3v3, and even 4v4 with options for split-screen for up to 4 players. Kinda dope, right? The fun doesn’t stop here! You can also customize your cars with a plethora of decals, toppers, wheels, and goal explosions.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
The 4 player split-screen doesn’t stop at Rocket League. If you are a fan of the racing genre, then you have got to try the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled which is one of the craziest multiplayer racing games that allows 4-player split-screen mode. The game combines the best elements of the original Crash Team Racing with beautiful visuals and gives you the option to choose from your favorite Bandicoot characters.
So, you get to play Crash himself or even characters like Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex, and many more. Every character has a unique kart that boasts a unique playstyle and as the title suggests, you have the power of nitrous oxide to complete the track filled with hazards, shortcuts, and challenging turns.
Gears of War 4
The core of Gears of War 4 lies in its intense and strategic third-person shooter gameplay. The cover-based combat allows players to use the environment tactically and this could be one of your favorite strategies to defeat the big monsters. The game features a cooperative campaign mode with up to 4 players playing together. While the game features a 2-player split screen mode, if you want a 4-player mode, the Xbox Live co-op is what you should look for.
Apart from the campaign, the game also features a robust multiplayer experience where you can choose from various game modes like Horde and Versus. In the Horde mode, you and your friends clash with increasingly difficult waves of enemies while in the Versus mode, you have an opportunity to dominate your friends with your skills.
Streets of Rage 4
This side-scrolling beat ’em up will make you relive the 90s era while giving you stylish visuals, intense combat, and the possibility to play in a co-op mode. If you have ever played the trilogy before, you will love the SoR 4 with its satisfying and polished combat system where you can unleash devastating combos, use weapons from the environment, and execute special moves.
The game allows up to 4 players co-op in the campaign where you are free to choose from a variety of characters with unique fighting styles and skills.
Developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Games, NBA 2K20 is every NBA’s fan dream come true. Even after several years, the game is still alive due to its various game modes that include the online and local co-op. A total of 4 players can share the same match where you get to see authentic player animations, realistic stadiums, and much better crowd reactions than before.
EA Sports FC 24
The FC 24 is currently the latest football game on Xbox One that boasts cutting-edge technologies for realistic visuals and game mechanics. The game even though doesn’t come close to FIFA titles, one of the primary reasons for recommending this game is its multiplayer and co-op modes. The game not only allows online co-op in 2-2 format but also lets you play local co-op in 2-4 and supports split-screen mode as well. Take it to the Online multiplayer, you get to play in 2-22 format.
Gang Beasts is nothing but pure fun and a great time killer. With the absence of any campaign mode, the only grind you get to do is by throwing the other players into the grinder machine in one of the challenging fatal 4-way maps. The multiplayer party game invites the players to control the colorful and wobbly characters to grapple, punch, and toss each other off the cliff, ship, or truck.
This 4 player game features a variety of imaginative and interactive stages with their own set of hazards and challenges. This simple yet addictive game will make your evening memorable as you and your friends try to be the last man standing.
Why split the screen into 4 parts when you can share the same screen with all 4 players? SpeedRunners is all about speed, strategy, and precision where each player tries to outrun the others in the dynamic and side-scrolling maps filled with various kinds of obstacles. It’s not just another “fun” game but rather requires skillful maneuvering, quick reflexes, and strategic use of power-ups.
The game features a multiplayer mode for both local and online gameplay where you can either challenge your friends or the global community of players. Remember that you only have two options: you either keep up to be the fastest player in-game or fall offscreen to get eliminated.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Released in 2015 for Xbox One as well as various gaming consoles, The Handsome Collection features a story of four new Vault Hunters facing the sinister antagonist, the Handsome Jack. The game not only features multiplayer mode but also gives you the ability to play with three other friends locally in split-screen mode.
The distinguished graphics, the choice of weapons, the humor, the chaos, and the mysterious dark stages all contribute to a gameplay filled with joy you’re gonna remember for a lifetime.
The WWE Smackdown game has come a long way. From Here Comes the Pain to 2K20, all featuring local and online multiplayer modes. While the online mode is almost dead, the offline multiplayer is still a banger. From hard-hitting strikes to high-flying maneuvers, the game allows players to choose their favorite wrestlers to compete with each other in several different modes.
Attacking with a steel chair, jumping off the ladder, and performing signature moves are super satisfying particularly when you do it on your friends.