Looking for some games like Fall Guys? Equal parts infuriating and addictive, Fall Guys is the brightest, bounciest battle royale game we’ve ever failed repeatedly at – and we have failed at a lot of battle royales. Even though Fall Guys itself is now free to play, after one too many gleeful hours toddling around and bouncing out of the competition, you may be wondering what other fun-yet-competitive party games you can pick up and play with friends, family, or even strangers. Well, wonder no more, my wobbly bean.
As we gush about in our Fall Guys review, the ‘original’ – as it were – is a fun, mindless jaunt through colourful rounds, and it’s as enjoyable as it sounds. Thanks to that flawless formula, a couple of controversial games have tried to directly imitate the aesthetic and Takeshi’s Castle-esque gameplay of Fall Guys. This list, though, encompasses a variety of multiplayer games – from those with a similar eye-burning colour scheme, to rage-inducing battle royale games, and strategic puzzle games with hilarious and mind-bending limb physics, rather than exact rip-offs. So, whatever aspect of the Mediatonic battle royale you find most appealing, there’s sure to be something in this list of games like Fall Guys that you’ll love just as much.
The best games like Fall Guys in 2023 are:
OK, it’s called Stumble Guys… and it’s about as close to Fall Guys as you’d want to get. To be honest, while Stumble Guys is a perfectly fun and suitable alternative to the Mediatonic original, it’s so similar that there’s really no reason to choose it over Fall Guys since the latter became free to play. Stumble Guys is available on Steam though, so if you and your friends don’t have Epic Games accounts, it’s definitely worth a few fun and chaotic games.
Pummel Party isn’t a 60-player battle royale, but is still an incredibly fun party game to play with friends. In fact, Pummel Party perhaps has more in common with the Mario Party series gameplay-wise – although its over-the-top violence isn’t quite as family-friendly as Princess Peach and pals. As your party of up to eight players make their way across a perilous game board, pick up weapons and powerups to utterly annihilate one another. If you’re the type of Fall Guys player to sabotage others by strategically yeeting them off the course, you’ll certainly enjoy deploying rage-inducing methods of murdering your buds in Pummel Party.
Pummel Party has even more minigames than Fall Guys; while there’s some measure of skill involved, you can easily fall foul of bad luck and be unfairly teamed up on – try not to take it too seriously, as repeated losses can be seriously rage-inducing.
Much like Fall Guys, Gang Beasts is a technicolour party game featuring gelatinous creatures wobbling around with minimal control over their limbs – trying to get your character to move how you want them to is all part of the fun. The Gang Beasts of Beef City – to give them their proper title – are far more violent than their plump Fall Guys cousins, peppering each other with punches in order to be the last one standing.
It’s a fun beat ‘em up, with several multiplayer stages to choose from, each with their own hilarious ways to sabotage your friends and throw them off the side – though they may well take you down with them.
Human: Fall Flat
Like Fall Guys, Human: Fall Flat plays fast and loose with human movement mechanics, to ensure the years you spent refining your skills in multiplayer games are effectively useless. You and your party will each steer a Human through one of the myriad dreamscapes on offer, puzzling your way through together as you figure out how to get to the end when you have all the grace and agility of a bag of flour.
It can be played solo, but once you add more Humans to the mix, the platform game plays totally differently – for better or for worse – as you create increasingly complex chains of doughy humans to scale obstacles. Regular updates add new levels that provide brand new challenges, and there’s plenty of user-generated content on the Steam Workshop for you to explore.
Havocado is another ragdoll physics-based beat-’em-up indie game – but what sets it apart from the rest is the huge arsenal of hilariously inventive weapons and vehicles you can use to blow up your buddies. You’ll be cavorting around the level, using jetpacks, rockets, grenades, and even an eel gun. It shoots out big slippery yellow eels that fizzle like electric bananas. Need we say more?
There are several maps to choose from, including some secret levels you’ll need to unlock. It’s great fun for players of all ages, but you’ll need to bring your own squad as servers aren’t particularly populated.
Many comparisons have been drawn between the beanlike protagonists of Fall Guys and the stubby spacemen of Among Us, and you still get to sabotage your mates – just in far more brutal ways.
Among Us is a social deduction game in which groups of up to ten friends attempt to patch up an outpost by completing a series of small repair tasks. However, up to three of them are impostors, who can sabotage the crewmates’ noble efforts in various ways – and also stab them to death. When an emergency meeting is called, or a body is reported, the crewmates can choose a suspect to eject from the station, so as we explain in our Among Us imposter guide, traitors must avoid suspicion at all costs. For the good guys, our Among Us crewmate guide will teach you how to become the ultimate detective.
Jackbox Party Packs
If hilarious fun with friends is what you’re after, then there’s nothing better than the side-splitting Jackbox Party Packs. Now with nine packs to choose from, each with five individual games, there’s a massive choice of multiplayer mini-games to choose from and compete in – from being turned into a frog in Junktopia, to putting your art skills to the test in Pictionary-like Drawful, or using your general knowledge skills to stay alive in Trivia Murder Party.
One of the most notoriously stressful co-op games in existence, but still one of our favourites, Overcooked! 2 is perfect for groups of up to four friends who are very patient, slow to anger, and aren’t inclined to blame other people for their own mistakes. All skills honed in Fall Guys. Alternatively, you can rage out and threaten to throw your fellow cooks straight in the bin, next to the sushi they ruined.
You play as an overworked chef, in a race against time to serve hungry customers the correct meal. You’ll need to manage a staggering number of time sensitive demands through the power of teamwork. Managed to refine your kitchen workflow down to a science? Good for you – now try it in a kitchen on a slippery iceberg. Now do it in the dark. Now do it in hell. Cooking games don’t typically involve those locations, and that’s why we love Overcooked! 2 so much.
Those are the best PC games like Fall Guys we know of, but we’ll keep you updated with any new party games that stumble onto PC. If, in the meantime, you’re tired of battling you buddies, work together in some of our favourite co-op games available, or lose them altogether in some single-player story games. If the main appeal of Fall Guys is its affordability, we’ve also got a list of the best free PC games you can get your hands on, too.
Original article by Jen Rothery.