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I want PC games with local multiplayer

PeewiPeewi Sometimes I postRegistered User regular
edited March 2009 in Games and Technology
I am interested in PC games that can be played with multiple players on a single machine, but unfortunately it looks like there aren't a lot of those available.

There are a few games that I can think of already, but I want more:
Lego Star Wars/Indiana Jones/ Batman
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Worms (and most other turn based games, I guess)

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades YOU get a hellbat! YOU get a hellbat! Everybody gets a hellbat!Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah, this is extremely old, but you might be able to find a copy of Robot Rascals somewhere to play with DosBOX. It's the only computer game I've ever played that has a deck of cards and 4 players required.

    Just thought I'd throw out an oldie that I'm sure would be overlooked.

    Oh, also, X-Men Legends 2 is multiplayer.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds: Survivor are both pretty good top-down shooters, playable co-op on the same PC.

    You can also play Left 4 Dead splitscreen, that's just a tweak to enable it.

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Atomic Bomberman. Also an old game, but lots of fun.

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  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    Atomic Bomberman. Also an old game, but lots of fun.

    I actually have that. I guess I should install it.
    Heroes of Might and Magic.

    Heroes is good, but how long it takes to play is inconvenient.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Battle for Wesnoth

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The Serious Sam games have split screen right?

    I think all the LEGO *** (Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones) do it.

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  • chasehatesbearschasehatesbears Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Atomic Bomberman!
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    Besides turn bases games, that's really all I know of.

    EDIT: Holy shit how did I miss that? Beat'd.

    Still awesome though.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    The Serious Sam games have split screen right?

    Yeah, they do. At least First and Second Encounter do, I'm not sure about Serious Sam 2.

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  • FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Crimsonland, 2 players.

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  • PeewiPeewi Sometimes I post Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    The Serious Sam games have split screen right?

    I think all the LEGO *** (Star Wars, Batman, Indiana Jones) do it.

    I'm already aware of the Lego games, which is why I mention them in the OP. I'll look into Serious Sam, though. Is that available on any digital distribution services?

    I looked at Capcom's website for Bionic Commando Rearmed, which says it has up to 4 players and no online, so that must mean it's on one machine. Now that I have a computer that can run it, I'll get it anyway as I hear it's awesome.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Uh...yeah, I sure failed there...

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    DOSbox. Wacky Wheels. <3

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  • DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You can also play games such as "hotseat" Battlefield 2 where you switch places upon respawning.
    Note: There isn't a hotseat mode, I'm implying it be a homemade rule.

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    anybody say peggle yet?

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Worms Armageddon.

    Edit: Ugh, this was in the OP wasn't it? I am going to stop posting while I am running a fever.

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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Serious Sam the the best offline multiplayer pc game you will find

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  • Operative21Operative21 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Warlords III had a hot-seat turn-based multiplayer if I recall correctly (or maybe it was warlords 2 - I can't remember).

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  • SlicerSlicer Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    RubberAC wrote: »
    Serious Sam the the best offline multiplayer pc game you will find

    Yeah, if you have a spare gamepad of sorts around then Serious Sam co-op is all sorts of good times.

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  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Man fuck that. We had 4 players playing on a keyboard and mouse.
    (It did not work well so yeah a gamepad makes things cool)

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  • bigwahbigwah Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    SoaL wrote: »
    anybody say peggle yet?

    I did not know this. Investigate, I shall.

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  • ScrubletScrublet Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Peewi wrote: »
    I'm already aware of the Lego games, which is why I mention them in the OP. I'll look into Serious Sam, though. Is that available on any digital distribution services?

    I found this link: http://www.direct2drive.com/1/359/product/Buy-Serious-Sam-Gold-Download

    I have never used Direct2Drive and I can't actually GO to that link right now because my work proxy is pretty good at catching game links. I'm going to check that out at home though because I've been meaning to get my hands on a legal copy of this for some time (lost my pirated Second Encounter long ago). Additionally, you can just grab it from Amazon under $20 here, a huge steal I think. I bet this could sell well re-released on a current-gen console...

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Armagetron Advanced! That, or GLTron are pretty fantastic for local multiplayer.

    Edit: oh, right. Civilization is another good one. FreeCiv, if you're cheap.

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  • WetsunWetsun Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Hunter Hunted.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_Hunted_%28game%29

    Spent a lot of time playing this with my brother years ago. Bonus points for level editing/scripting.

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  • DrakeDrake Blow it all up ForeverRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    If you have or can acquire any of the Gold Box D&D games and feel like messing around with DOSbox, then they provide a fine multiplayer-ish experience. I used to sit around with a friend and we'd split the party between ourselves, making those characters our own.

    I imagine that this could work well with games like Jagged Alliance as well. Other players input during combat made for interesting situations and some good hilarity when things go wrong.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The Ur-Quan Masters (i.e., Star Control 2) has a 2 player mode that was entertaining for a little while in 1992 or thereabouts.

    Co-optimus lists Bionic Commando: Rearmed as having offline split screen.

    EDIT: It occurs to me that M.U.L.E. was basically the best offline PC game ever made. Wikipedia says there was a clone called Subtrade that came out in 1993. And there's another clone called Traders that might also be worth checking out.

    I also tried looking for Archon clones, but I don't see anything more recent than Dark Legions and Archon Ultra, neither of which I think has aged well.

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  • TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User
    edited March 2009
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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is surprisingly ok in splitscreen.

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  • XenoZergieXenoZergie Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Master of Orion 2 is a classic and has a hotseat mode.

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  • DJSkribblezDJSkribblez Registered User
    Rayman Multiplayer / Arena for PC and PlayStation 2 might be a nice start.

    Just make sure that you have a gamepad (preferably PlayStation 2) to use while playing it.

    And I also heard that Rayman Origins is coming out on PC, maybe that might have local/online multiplayer, unlike PS Vita. >.>

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    Rayman Multiplayer / Arena for PC and PlayStation 2 might be a nice start.

    Just make sure that you have a gamepad (preferably PlayStation 2) to use while playing it.

    And I also heard that Rayman Origins is coming out on PC, maybe that might have local/online multiplayer, unlike PS Vita. >.>

    I second Rayman Origins, as it's excellent.

    Also, this thread needs more love for Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Three year old thread, guys.

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  • VoroVoro Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    That'll teach me not to check for a necro.

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  • ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    I came here to recommend Jamestown, but Cantido beat me to it. You will definitely want one gamepad per player though.

    You Don't Know Jack is a freaking great party (trivia) game.

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