If you’re meeting up with friends or family, it’s worth knowing the best split screen games to play at Christmas. With 2022 being almost as bad as the few years previous, you may actually be looking forward to seeing your family during the holidays this year. Seeing as you’re all cooped up inside anyway, you may as well hand your loved ones a controller and get to work forcing them to play games with you. There’s no better way to usher in the holiday season than by huddling around the television with loved ones to play videogames, and generally it’s better if those loved ones can play the games with you, rather than just watching. That’s why we’ve compiled our favourite split screen and local co-op games.
We’ve included a mix of competitive and cooperative games, depending on the type of people you’re playing with. While the idea of repeatedly destroying your friends and family at games might sound appealing, you may want to channel that energy into completing tasks together instead. Let’s face it, an argument during the holidays is inevitable, but that’s no reason to force one.
Sure, you could play some of the best PC board games, but you’ll probably need something with a bit more tempo to keep everyone conscious after dinner. Whether you’re playing these games huddled up next to a monitor, or streaming your PC directly to your smart TV with the Steam Link app, there should be enough on this list to keep you busy over holidays.