Best PC Party Games 2021

Party games have become increasingly popular throughout the years. They're a lot of fun! Here are the best PC party games to play right now.

Whether online, local, or LAN, party games can be a great way to get together with friends and have fun.

In this list, we’ll highlight the best PC party games to play in 2021, including the best games to play with friends on PC and fun PC games to play with friends.

While most of these titles can be played through Steam using Remote Play Together, some are exclusive to the Epic Games Store or GOG.

We’ll be updating this list in the future with new titles, so make sure to check back and let us know if we missed any games!

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Bamerang is a fast-paced fighting game that sees you trying to knock out your opponent off the stage using merciless boomerang throws.

Each hit awards you some gold points, though if you die, your opponent has the opportunity to make a comeback by stealing your points.

To add to this, the stage is constantly changing during each battle, requiring you to keep an eye out to avoid falling to your death.

Bamerang is 1v1 by default but also offers 4-play FFA and team battles via local multiplayer and online using Steam Remote Play Together.

For fans of Mario Party who could use something a bit more “hardcore,” Metal Heads is a party game fueled by head-banging metal music and crazy mini-games.

From dodging deadly fans and buzzsaws in “Pipemare,” to running and jumping your way past hot lasers in “Laser Lunacy,” each challenge is designed to test your reflexes.

Mini-games can be experienced separately, or picked at random in board-game mode where skill trumps luck time after time.

The player who emerges victorious by the end will have an opportunity to crush everyone else one last time in a 1vALL platforming battle with them as the final boss.

Some of the greatest party games are centered around a particular sport, with tennis being one of the more popular examples.

Although this may be the basis for Dino Galaxy Tennis, the game shakes things up by throwing dinosaurs and planetary warfare into the mix.

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In it, you try to land shots on your opponent’s planet while defending your own from incoming projectiles.

The game includes story and challenge modes designed for 1-2 players as well as a versus mode for 1v1 and 2v2 matches.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a colorful platforming battle royale that sees up to 60 players competing in easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master mini-games.

Some rounds are modeled after physical game-show challenges, while others are inspired by classic 3D platformers.

During each mini-game, players are tasked with traversing tricky obstacle courses and sometimes working together with teammates to score the most points.

The real joy comes from interactions with other players that highlight the game’s intentionally clumsy controls and physics, which are designed to trip you up.

If you enjoy helping your friends one moment only to backstab them the next, then Raiders Of The Lost Island may be perfect for you.

In it, up to 4 players are dropped on a mysterious island where they’ll have to build an escape boat by finding missing pieces before the rising tide drowns them all.

At the same time, everyone is competing to horde the most treasure for themselves, so expect plenty of backstabbing.

There are many ways to approach the game depending on how evil you’re feeling but as long as one player makes it out alive, any treasure collected gets stored in the hideout.

Among Us is a social deduction game that sees you and a crew of space workers scrambling to figure out which player is the Imposter while completing certain tasks.

If you’re assigned the Imposter role, your job is to kill your crewmates before they can sleuth you out and deter them from winning by sabotaging the ship.

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To ensure you survive, crewmates are encouraged to report any dead bodies they discover and call emergency meetings once they have a suspect in mind.

It’s a simple but addictive social experiment that significantly benefits from being in voice chat with friends.

Shell Corp is an egg-centric physics-based party game that sees you trying to crack your opponents’ shells and come out victorious.

After creating your very own egg avatars, you and your friends can take on a variety of platforming mini-games focusing on teamwork, racing, and straight-up survival.

The only downside is the game doesn’t include online multiplayer by default, meaning you’ll need to set up Steam Remote Play if you want to play as a group.

There’s a demo you can try to get a feel for what the game is doing, but we’re confident you’ll get a kick out of Shell Corp’s egg-based hijinks.

It’s a shame no one thought to combine alpacas and football sooner because Alpaca Ball: AllStars is one of the most hilarious party sports games we’ve seen yet.

In it, each player controls their own customizable alpaca and can block, ram, and dive-kick the competition as they score goals in a variety of arenas inspired by real stadiums.

You’re not limited to just traditional soccer balls and can use beach balls, rugby balls, and even a pair of dice to score goals depending on the map.

The game offers several modes of play, including an 8-player versus and solo/co-op career modes.

The Jackbox Party Pack games have become a staple for casual online gaming with friends, mainly due to their easy-to-grasp controls and mini-game rules.

Each Party Pack includes five different games for you and your friends to play, each introducing creative twists on classic parlor games.  

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If you want our best recommendation, go with Jackbox Party Pack 4, as it bundles together some of the best games in the series. 

Included are “Survive the Internet,” which has players twisting each other’s words to make ridiculous pairings, and “Civic Doodle,” in which two players draw the same piece of art while everyone else critiques their work.

Overcooked 2 is a fast-paced cooking game that sees up to four players trying to prepare, cook, and expedite food orders while dealing with various environmental hazards.  

One moment you’re cutting up some onions, another you’re combing ingredients to make soup, all the while trying to get as many orders out the door before the timer runs out.

While it sounds easy enough on the surface, things get much more complicated as more ingredients, tasks, and obstacles are introduced.

The sequel introduces online multiplayer support and some fun new mechanics, like the ability to throw ingredients at your fellow chefs from across the map.

Boomerang Fu is a frantic 6-player party game where you and your friends try to slice and dice each other using boomerangs.

This includes bouncing your boomerang off of walls, getting them to hook around corners, and even more using an assortment of crazy power-ups.

There’s one that turns your boomerang into a fiery explosion upon contact, another that lets you mind control an enemy player, and one that disguises you as an object.

While the game is local multiplayer by default, you can get it to work online using Steam Remote play.

Brawlhalla is a 2D arena fighter that takes some cues from Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. while incorporating a unique roster of 40+ playable characters.

The goal is quite simple: fight your way to victory by knocking opponents off the stage and become the last player standing.

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Outside of its default roster, Brawlhalla likes to emphasize its special crossover events with popular shows, movies, and video games that add a new character or cosmetics.

With simple controls and special moves that require only one button to perform, Brawlhalla is easy for new players to pick up.

Cake Bash is a 4-player party game that casts you and your friends as desserts looking to duke it out across various tasty arenas.

The game ramps the cuteness factor up to insane levels, presenting you with an assortment of customizable cakes, donuts, pies, and sweet pastries to play as.

There are a wide selection of mini-games with unique goals like roasting the perfect marshmallow, expertly frosting a cake, or just trying to be the last dessert standing.

Best yet, the game lets you group up with friends for delicious online or local multiplayer mayhem.

Pummel Party is not afraid to lean into its ‘Mario Party on steroids’ premise, often going out of its way to be as bloody and absurd as possible.

The game has players navigating dangerous game boards as they acquire an arsenal of deadly weapons and elements.

We’re talking spike traps, bear traps, shotguns, falling barrels, and the occasional giant man-eating worm. 

When you’re not attacking friends on the game board, you’re facing off in mini-games partially inspired by the likes of Mario Party, along with some fresh concepts.

Best summed up as Tetris with magic, Tricky Towers is a physics-based puzzle game that sees you and your friends stacking differently shaped blocks to create towers.

Each player has their own tower to tend to, and the goal in most modes is to have the highest tower standing at the end.

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Where the game does things differently is by allowing you to affect not only your own tower, but also your opponents.

There are a variety of spells that can assist with placing blocks on your own or help destroy your friends’ towers.

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As a fan of both indie and triple-A games, Justin finds joy in discovering and sharing hidden gems with other passionate gamers. In addition to reporting on the latest and greatest titles, he manages GamingScan’s social media channels.

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