Billy’s Video Game Recommendations

Billys Video Game Recommendations

Billy Schafer  , Staff Writer

   With modern technology and systems, there are many ways to play video games with your friends. Now, you can play with them online without needing another controller at home, so here are four great and entertaining video games to play with your friends online. These come from Switch, Xbox1/Series X, and PS4/5. Now let’s dive in! 


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) 

   In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe you can race along as your favorite Super Mario characters through 48 courses and 12 cups! You can race with new antigravity sections, as well as drive through old classics. There is also a new and improved battle mode, where you can go against your opponents by throwing shells, bombs, collecting coins, and more!  

   You can play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online with random people, or you can play with your friends–simply make or join a room. While playing with your friends, you can choose between a battle or a V.S race (make your own custom rules such as no AI or only select items).  Up to 12 players can be in a private room, and two can play per console.  From casual game nights to high-tension tournaments, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is  a hit! 


Minecraft (Xbox1/series X, Switch, PS4/5) 

   Minecraft is one of the world’s most popular games, one of the most iconic sandbox games of all time. In this block-filled game, you can build, explore, craft, fight, and more! It has infinitely generated worlds with tons of biomes and structures to explore, lots of both friendly and dangerous mobs, and tons of items to craft and experiment with. You can also build whatever your heart desires. 


   There are many ways that you can play with your friends in Minecraft. You can do split-screen with up to four people on one console. Or, you can have a private realm to play in with your friends. You can have up to 10 players in these realms. With your friends, the game could be cooperative, such as building something or going on a  adventure. Or it could be completive PVP and minigames. Overall, Minecraft is an excellent choice if you are looking for a fun and open-minded game to play with your friends. 


Sea of Thieves (Xbox1/seriesX) 

  In Sea of Thieves, you take the role of a pirate in a vast ocean of islands, treasures, skeletons, and other buccaneers! In Sea of Thieves, you can sail on your very own ship across the open world. The main goal is to find (and sell) treasure of all kinds. But beware, as there are many dangers in the sea of thieves, between enemies and other players. You can choose voyages to embark on, you can look for world events, or you can take part in the legendary story-driven tall tales. As you collect more money, you can customize your character’s clothes, weapons, and ships. 

   In Sea of Thieves, you can choose what ship and crew size you wish to sail with. You can choose different ship/crew sizes. You can play online with other people being part of your crew, or you can play with your friends on the same boat. But you and your friends are not the only people sailing the seas, as other crews of players will also be sailing about. You could make an alliance, or you could fight, just remember that this is the sea of thieves. Remember that Sea of Thieves is a great game to plunder about with your friends.              

   These are just a few games that you can play with your friends; there are many, many more games out there!