Do you ever get tired of playing games all alone? Of course you do, you're human! That's why you need buddies -- the genre that's all about teamwork, friendship, and (occasionally) punching each other in the arm. In buddies games, you team up with your besties to take on challenges, solve puzzles, and generally have each other's backs. There's nothing quite like the thrill of screaming "I NEED BACKUP!" into your headset and hearing your buddy yell "I'M ON MY WAY, BRO!" right before they blow something up. And let's be real, the best part of buddies games is the banter. You and your pals will trade playful insults, share embarrassing stories, and generally act like a bunch of goofballs. Who needs a therapist when you've got a squad of friends to make you feel better? So if you're sick of solo gaming, come join the buddies party! And don't worry about finding the best games in the genre -- this site has you covered with a carefully curated list of the top buddies games. Now go make some new pals and start gaming!

Games like Ratchet and Clank

Ratchet and Clank

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, PS3, PS4
  • Release: 2016
  • Rating: 9/10

Games like Banjo-Kazooie


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  • Platforms: Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Release: 1998
  • Rating: 8.6/10

Games like Jak II

Jak II

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, PS4, PS Vita, PS3
  • Release: 2003
  • Rating: 8.4/10

Games like Chaos Rings

Chaos Rings

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS Vita, Console, iPhone / iPad, Android
  • Release: 2010
  • Rating: 8.4/10

Games like Jak 3

Jak 3

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: PS2, Console, PS4, PS Vita, PS3
  • Release: 2004
  • Rating: 8.2/10

Games like Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, Wii
  • Release: 1994
  • Rating: 8/10

Games like Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • License: commercial
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, iPhone / iPad, PS3, 3DS, Switch, Mac, PS2, Android, Wii, Xbox One
  • Release: 1992
  • Rating: 7.8/10

Games like Army of Two

Army of Two

  • License: n/a
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
  • Release: 2008
  • Rating: 6.8/10