Best split screen games

We have compiled a list of what we consider to be the best split-screen games based on our experience. If you catch them during sales, the investment is not that significant – many games are available for purchase at less than 5 euros during promotional periods, and sales events occur from time to time.

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What are split-screen games?

Split-screen games are a type of video game where multiple players can play on one screen. They can compete against each other, compete together, or cooperate to complete tasks.

It is one of the ways for brothers, sisters, and friends to spend time together. These games are also a great addition to children’s parties.

The list is not a “top” list but rather written in a free order, and it is up to you to evaluate which type of game you prefer and which would be suitable for you and your children. But if I had to recommend one, then I would suggest “Tricky Towers.”

What is needed to play split-screen games?

  • Computer – for most games, it doesn’t have super high requirements, but before buying, you should take a look at the minimum requirements.
  • Game controllers – some games can be played with multiple players on one keyboard, but only a few, and it won’t be particularly comfortable.
  • Most of the games are available on different game consoles as well, but we are writing this article with PC games in mind.

You don’t need to buy Nintendo, Playstation, or Xbox; it’s possible that your laptop or desktop computer can allow you to play some games together. Moreover, games for gaming consoles (Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox) are often more expensive than their PC counterparts. It should be acknowledged that not all games are available on PC, but it works both ways; there are games that are not available on consoles but are accessible on PC.

Most games are not very demanding, but before making a purchase, make sure your computer will be nimble enough for a specific game. A reasonably modern laptop or desktop computer with most of these games will be sufficient, and it will work with the built-in graphics card.

Some games also allow the option of playing on one keyboard, but for the sake of convenience, it is better to buy controllers – depending on the budget, with or without cables – you can also purchase used controllers to reduce initial expenses.

It’s not that crucial which controller you use; most likely, a gaming controller that you can buy at closes retail will be suitable. Alternatively, you can look on and purchase a used X-Box or Playstation controller. Depending on the model, they can also be used with a laptop or desktop computer via bootooth or/and cable.
But please validate that particular model will work with your operating system (Linux, Windows)

Super Tux Kart

  • There is no age restriction
  • Free game
  • You can play with up to 4 players on one computer
  • You can play with online multiplayer

Karting races, where the first one completes the track, but along the way, you can also engage in and, of course, encounter mischief.

Besides the races, there are also other types of games – football (players need to score a huge ball into the goal with their kart, elimination games (each player has three “lives,” the winner is the one who stays on the track the longest).

Quest for the Golden Duck

  • There are no age restrictions
  • Up to 4 players

This game can be played with up to 4 players, both against each other and in teams. The game is based on the classic “PacMan” concept but enriched with various additional tasks.

For instance, there is a level where one team member has to lure the “evil” character while other team members collect coins.

When playing against each other, players take on the roles of hunters/ghosts and coin collectors.

At the time of writing this article, the game is discounted and can be purchased for around 4 Euros. If you miss this discount, don’t worry, you can add it to your wishlist and wait for a new discount – maybe even a more favorable one.

Tricky Towers

  • There are no age restrictions
  • Maximum number of players is 4
  • You can play with multiple controllers on one computer or with online multiplayer

Have you ever played Tetris? What if you played it with four people? Tricky Towers is a fresh take on Tetris. In this tetra version, you can compete for speed and precision and also conjure up an ice-cold tetra block for your opponent, which will slide away sideways and possibly mess up their whole tower. It’s one of the most fun games to play together, for both young and old.

Currently, with a 70% discount, you can purchase the game for ~5 Euros. And it will be much more enjoyable than a couple of bags of chips, although a bag of chips can also come in handy while playing the game. The game has a Pegi3 rating, suitable for all ages.

Stick Fight: The Game

  • Age restriction 10+
  • Up to 4 players

A fighting game, everyone against everyone, with various interesting environments and different weapons. There are various “brawl” games available on the Steam platform, but this one seems to be one of the most fun. You have to fight not only against opponents but also avoid obstacles and traps.

Game is based on famous animation vs animator animation.

Lego video games

Unfortunately, as far as I know, none of the Lego computer games are playable by four players. The maximum is two players, but there is a Lego game for almost every popular theme.

In these games, you have to fight enemies and solve various small puzzles to continue the mission. Since there is combat in the game, it may not be suitable for the youngest players. The game’s rating is ESRB 10+ / PEGI 7, so the recommended age is around 7.

Currently, various Lego series games can be purchased for 4 Euros or more, depending on the game’s “newness” and discounts.

Lego Batman videogame

  • Maximum two players
  • Age restriction 7+

There are many different types of Lego games. We will list only a few of them that we have played ourselves.

Lego movie videogames

  • One or two players
  • Age restriction 7+

If your child liked the Lego Movie, then they will definitely enjoy the games because in this game, they have the opportunity to relive the story and become the movie’s hero themselves. The game follows the whimsical style of the animated film, but there is also the option to simply “mess around” in various Lego Movie environments.

Lego City Undercover

  • Age restriction 7+.
  • One or two players.

You have to catch criminals and solve various puzzles, or you can simply ride around the Lego city.

Other themed Lego computer games.

  • Age restriction 7+.
  • One or two players.

Moving Out

  • No age restriction
  • Up to 4 players

The game can be played with 4 players, and there are no age restrictions for the game. As the name suggests, in the game, you have to move – “load” items into the truck. With four players, chaos is guaranteed.

Pile Up! Bux by Box

  • No age restrictions
  • Up to 4 players

A very interesting game that can be played with 4 players. You have to solve various puzzles. There are no age restrictions for the game. The game also includes mini-games, like soccer.

Out of Space

  • Age restriction 3+
  • Maximum 4 players

You and 3 of your friends are on a spaceship infested with parasites. You have to clean room by room to get rid of the pests and regain control of the ship. By collecting garbage, cleaning the parasites, and earning points, you can purchase additional equipment.

Cooperation and role distribution play a significant role in this game. It’s an excellent game and, for the moment, it is relatively cheap, around ~3 Euros.

Rubber Bandits

  • Age restriction 7+
  • Maksimums 4 spēlētāji vienlaicīgi

With criminals, as with criminals, you can’t trust anyone. You can complete missions together or take money from others and escape with the biggest haul. It’s a fun game with interesting environments and humorous characters, weapons.

RUSH: A Disney – PIXAR Adventure

  • Age restriction 5+
  • One or two players

Those who enjoy this cartoon will also like embodying the cartoon characters. The tracks are not difficult, and it’s practically impossible to fail in the mission. The tasks are quite simple.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection

  • Up to 4 players can play simultaneously
  • Age restriction 7+

Race in competitions as the speedy Sonic the Hedgehog; I think more information about this game is not needed. Just remember that not all players can be Sonic; Some of you’ll also have to choose another character.

Urban trial playground

  • No age restrictions
  • One or two players

Game for one or two players. With a trial bike, you have to ride and overcome obstacles as fast as possible, or perform specific tricks on the track to progress. Playing in two, you compete against each other to achieve better results. There are no age restrictions for the game.

Bang Bang Racing

  • No age restrictions
  • Up to 4 players can play

Unravel Two

  • No age restrictions
  • One or two players

The game can be played by one or two players. It is graphically very beautiful. To complete the levels of the game, often both “strings” need to cooperate.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

  • Age restriction 10+
  • Up to 4 players

In childhood, I used to play as teenage mutant ninja at my friends place. Now as well, but in better quality and with my kids.


  • Age restriction 9+
  • Up to 4 players

You are small toy soldiers, hunting each other. An interesting aspect of this game is that the entire environment is gigantic, as the game is from the perspective of small toys. It somewhat reminds me of Toy Story. World of Padman and some other games with a similar concept.

It Takes Two

  • Age restriction 12+
  • Game for two players

The game is about relationships, where various relationship challenges need to be overcome together. Beautiful graphics and interesting levels, the game can be played with only two players, no more, no less.

A Way Out

  • Age restriction 17+
  • The game is designed for two players

The game is interesting because we see the story from different perspectives at the same time. We need to cooperate, but each player has a different task. The game can be played by two players.

Overcooked! 2

  • No age restrictions
  • Up to 4 players

Allow children to make breakfast, then inspect the kitchen, basically a battlefield – that’s what happens in this game.

Move or Die

  • Age restriction 10+
  • Up to 4 players

“Brawl” type game, everyone against everyone, the one who survives is the winner.


  • Age restriction 12+
  • Up to 4 players

The game will allow you to embody characters with a plot of action movie from the 90s and, of course, save hostages and take down terrorists to the tune.

Your favorite split-screen PC game is not on this list?

Enough playing, let’s get back to work.

Before you start playing video games, be sure to do some of the free printable worksheets for children. In mathematics or writing.

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