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Party games give hours of enjoyment to everyone who plays them. Regardless of what type of party game you like, there is often some fun to be had for everyone. These games range in what they will have you do, sometimes, you work together, and other times you are pitted against one another. Either way, it is fun. We have you covered if you have been wondering what game to break out at your next party or function. Here are our picks for the 5 Best Party Video Games Right Now.

5. WWE 2K22

Sometimes, there is no more incredible feeling than wrangling in the ring with a few wrestlers with your friends. WWE 2K22 overs a classic wrestling game experience with the polish of a newly released title. This game has all of your series staples and what you would expect to be in a WWE game in 2022. If players want to create their own Superstar and take them through the campaign together, they can do that. The rise to stardom in this game feels as good as ever, with the character being more customizable than ever.

The various storylines introduced in the game are presented in a way that is nonlinear and makes for an overall more enjoyable experience for the player. The multiplayer modes are full of robust offerings that truly never get tiresome. If players want to relive some of the most spectacular moments in sports entertainment, they need to look no further than the WWE 2k Showcase mode, which allows them to relive iconic moments. There is even a backstage mode for fans of the classic WWE theatrics that allows for brawls backstage. WWE 2k22 is a return to form for the series and provides wrestling fans with the electric experience they have been waiting for.

4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

There is something so intrinsically simple about Mario Kart games that make them a blast for whoever picks them up. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a fantastic entry into the long-beloved franchise that pits players against each other in kart-filled chaos. Players once again can choose their favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom, as well as many other main series staples with which to race. The competitive nature of these games lends itself well to parties and gatherings.

The game has a low barrier to entry, with most players being able to pick up and play relatively quickly. However, there are many intricacies in how a Mario Kart game is played. For example, depending on who throws which item at one another, this game will indeed cause a stir and your next get-together. So if you haven’t played through the iconic levels of the Mario franchise in this wonderful title, there is no better time to pick it up than right now. Just make sure you bring your A-game when facing your friends in one of the best party games ever made.

3. Super Smash Bros. UltimateParty Games on Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be the ultimate test of friendship in some circles. The highly competitive game has made and broken many friendships over the years. Simply stated, few titles can liven up a party quite like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The game features many iconic Nintendo characters facing off in a battle royale-style mode, where they fight each other off a platform in various levels from iconic Nintendo titles.

The combat in the game is simple enough for anyone to pick up and get the hang of it after a while. But if players take their time with the game. Then there is plenty of depth in the combat system to be enjoyed. So if, for example, you have always wanted to fight your friend as an iconic character. Such as Starfox or dominate your friends with Kirby. Then this game allows for such whimsical fun. Altogether, the Smash series has always been a party game staple ever since its inception and very little has changed with its latest entry. So if you think you can handle it, this game will surely breathe life into any party.

2. Overcooked!: All You Can EatSeptember

Overcooked!: All You Can Eat bundles together the first and second games in the series, along with all of their DLCs. This culinary title quickly becomes chaotic if players do not have their communication skills up to par. However, it is this high-stress situation that lends itself well to the gameplay of the game. Players will have to work together efficiently to complete all orders needed to make it through this title. Players will take command of one of several chefs and crank orders as fast as possible.

Overcooked!: All You Can Eat features gameplay that is simple to pick up yet incredibly difficult to master. This gameplay loop makes the game feel so satisfying once everyone is on the same page. Players will be flinging ingredients across the level at each other, shouting orders. All in all, it is simply a great time. If players are unfamiliar with the series, you cook food for people to save the world. This takes you to many different places and explores many different cuisines. In closing, Overcooked!: All You Can Eat is one of the most fantastic party games on the market currently.

1. Mario Party Superstarsmario games on switch

Mario Party Superstars is the newest entry into the beloved party game franchise. If you have not attended a party in which a Mario Party game was played, it can get rather lively. As with most Mario Party titles, players will be teamed up or face off against one another to see who emerges the victor. This is decided by playing various minigames that are all based around the beloved franchise. The game’s competitive nature has become somewhat legendary, with many friends attesting to the friendly competition that can occur.

However, it is all in the spirit of good fun, as the game encourages players to work together. The game even features some familiar gameboards from the N64 era. This makes Mario Party Superstars an incredibly nostalgic experience for some. In conclusion, if you have not played a Mario Party game, then Mario Party Superstars is a fantastic entry point into the series and should provide you and your friends with hours upon hours of entertainment.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.