It’s all fun and games until someone becomes a sore loser and decides to end a friendship. Just because it’s a petty thing to do, doesn’t mean that we haven’t gotten pissed off at our friends every now and then when they beat us in our favorite game. These 10 video games can absolutely ruin your friendships.
You know what’s pretty funny? Throwing your friend into a spike pit. But you know what’s even better? Capturing your friends with the Grabinators and throwing them off the stage.
In LittleBigPlanet 2, players have a plethora of tricks they can pull on their friends. If the story levels don’t strike your fancy then the player-made levels will certainly keep your attention for an extended period of time.
9. Mario Party Series
It does not matter which game in the series you’re playing, Mario Party can get you from 0 to 100 real quick. Alongside who can get the most starts after a certain amount of turns,not to mention the minigames that bring out your competitive side, it’s safe to say that this game is the definition of friendship ruiner.
8. Halo 2
One of the best games to ever grace the original Xbox, Halo 2‘s multiplayer was its greatest strength. With the ability to use Xbox Live to play with your friends at any time, or the option to do split screen, the multiplayer opportunities were endless.
With modes such as Slayer that allow you to see which one is the better player, who wouldn’t enjoy shooting your friend’s in-game character with a headshot or sticking them with a plasma grenade?
7. Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock
Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock was the first entry in the series to offer “Battle Mode,” which is a competitive multiplayer mode where two players try to take the other player out by using Battle Power sequences. Personally, I found this mode to be more enjoyable with friends than any other multiplayer modes found in the game.
6. GoldenEye 007
Before Call of Duty was the definitive FPS on the market, 90’s kids had some fun with the game that essentially kickstarted the popularity of its genre on home consoles. Its multiplayer mode even has players coming back and dusting off their N64 and showcasing their sharpshooting skills.
Blizzard’s latest game is certainly one anyone can pick up and indulge in. While the game is best played with friends, there are plenty of reasons for you to argue with your buds. Some of the things that can potentially cause conflict while playing with friends include them picking your favorite character, or neglecting to follow the objective.
4. Worms: Ultimate Mayhem
Unlike its predecessors, Worms: Ultimate Mayhem is a turn-based artillery strategy game where players can move around without the limitations of left and right movements. Despite this game being best enjoyable when playing with your best buds, online game modes such as “Death Match,” and “Homeland” will surely cause some tension with your friends.
3. Mario Kart: Double Dash
Mario Kart: Double Dash is one of the more popular multiplayer games on Nintendo’s purple lunchbox. Having two players per car, it certainly increases the level of chaos that will ensure on the race track.
Additionally, if you get tired trying to have your friends eat your dust in a race, you can always test your luck in Battle Mode, I highly suggest playing “Shine Theif” with 4-players. Fair warning though, gamer rage may be included.
2. Mortal Kombat X
The latest entry in the Mortal Kombat series, MK X is everything you could hope for in terms of gore. I’m sure your best friend wouldn’t appreciate you punching them in the face if you’re mad at them but I am sure Sub-Zero will gladly take a punch in the gut.
Mortal Kombat X also brings back the “X-Ray” special moves that were introduced in Mortal Kombat 2011. Not to mention, there are now more fatalities that you can try out.
1.Super Smash Bros. Melee
Now, to be fair the entire Smash Bros. series could have been on this list, but it is the 2001 GameCube-exclusive deserves the whole spotlight. Often regarded as the best game in the franchise, up to four players can be on the screen and duel it out. It doesn’t help the fact that Melee also offers fast-paced gameplay.