Great (Local) Multiplayer Games - Xbox 360
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I don't really like single player games, but when I've got some friends over, playing video games is one of my favorite ways to pass the time. What I've found, however, is that just saying 1-4 on the box doesn't mean that it'll be an enjoyable experience, even if the single player mode is great. (Likewise, you may find a few single player games on here, if they lend themselves well to taking turns.) Add your own!

Note: The reason I've added the "local" caveat is partially because that's my preference and mostly because local multiplayer is always an option, but support tends to end for online sooner or later, and I want this list to continue to be useful indefinitely.

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1. Video Game: Bomberman Live [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:2457]
Video Game: Bomberman Live
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Not the best release of the game, but a very competent release that knows nobody plays Bomberman for the single player - and cheap!
 
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2. Video Game: Burnout Revenge [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:576]
Video Game: Burnout Revenge
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Probably a step back (other than graphically) from the previous installment, but still fun to pass the controller around in Crash mode or to do a Road Rage race.
 
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3. Video Game: Carcassonne (2007) [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:342] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Video Game: Carcassonne (2007)
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I've actually used this to teach the board game before - it's faster and much easier to compare options, since legal placements are highlighted. I still prefer the physical version, just because I like sitting around the table with people, but this is a worthy substitute (and cheaper).
 
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4. Video Game: Castle Crashers [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:419]
Video Game: Castle Crashers
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Maybe the pinnacle of 2D beat-em-ups. I wasn't sold on the demo of this, but a friend "brought it over" and we had a lot of fun.
 
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5. Video Game: Halo 3 [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:273]
Video Game: Halo 3
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I can't speak for local multi on the later installments, but it works well with this one. Only quibble is that, in a 3-player match, one of the players will have a bigger window, which is an odd choice.
 
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6. Video Game: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:683]
Video Game: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
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Gauntlet with super heroes! If you buy the Gold Edition, there are also some 360-exclusive characters (you used to be able to buy them as DLC, but they've taken that down).
 
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7. Video Game: Perfect Dark [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:214]
Video Game: Perfect Dark
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Once you've played this on Xbox, you won't be able to go back to the N64 version. Graphics, controls, crashing - everything is improved, and it's still a fun shooter.
 
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8. Video Game: Rez [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:451]
Video Game: Rez
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This works surprisingly well as a pass-the-controller party game (well, if the attendees are gamers, anyway).
 
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9. Video Game: Risk: Factions [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:4228]
Video Game: Risk: Factions
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Another board game option - a nice digital implementation of the revised edition, and a fun one to pass the time with.
 
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10. Video Game: SoulCalibur IV [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:857]
Video Game: SoulCalibur IV
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Perhaps not as good as earlier entries, but you get to play as Yoda.
 
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11. Video Game: Super Street Fighter II [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:221]
Video Game: Super Street Fighter II
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The HD remix is arguably the definitive SF2 version, and is great offline. This is probably the one I've played the most with others.
 
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12. Video Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:840]
Video Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
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A mostly faithful port of the arcade version (which has some improvements over the NES version many of us know, but is missing a level or 2, I think).
 
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13. Video Game: Trine 2 [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:724]
Video Game: Trine 2
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This 2d puzzle/action platformer supports up to 3-player co-op, and it's good!
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14. Video Game: Worms 2: Armageddon [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:1000]
Video Game: Worms 2: Armageddon
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The better option on the console, though it's not the same Armageddon that reigns on PC.
 
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15. Video Game: X-Men [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2316]
Video Game: X-Men
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Being able to credit-feed at will breaks this one a bit - but, particularly if you've got nostalgia for the arcade version, this one is a winner with a bunch of friends.
 
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