Half of the fun of enjoying a great story-focused game is discussing it with friends. Trading stories, forming theories and debating qualities about a game’s story is one of the central parts of enjoying many games in this industry. One of the best ways to do this is to play through a story with friends beside you. While most of these games are designed for one player, they all are enhanced by grabbing a few friends to crowd around the screen and share in the experience.
Story-Focused Games That Should Be Played with Friends
Everyone knows that the best way to experience a campy slasher horror film is with a group of friends, a box of pizza and an abundance of beer and/or soda. If this is true, why should a campy horror video game be any different?
Until Dawn is a horror adventure game designed to play like a B-horror film where a group of teens are trapped in a secluded house, slowly being hunted down by a mysterious menace. The player must make choices for each character, and depending on their actions, each character can live or die.
While Until Dawn is a single-player game, it’s very easily converted into a group activity by assigning characters to each of your friends and passing off the controller whenever that character appears onscreen. Playing this way instantly turns Until Dawn into the perfect party game and leads to unforgettable moments when your friend slips up and gets multiple characters killed. Until Dawn was one of the highlights of 2015, and with how often the game is on sale, this is an easy win for a fun night with friends.