Best Xbox One Party Games Windows Central 2019

While a lot of gamers tend to prefer playing solo, it can also be incredibly fun to get a group of people together, either in your living room or online, to play some games as a party. Thankfully, the Xbox One console is home to tons of great party games. Here's a list of what we think are some of the best.

★ Featured favorite: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) gathers Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 into one cohesive package. You and your friends can either roam the matchmaking servers as a team with Xbox Live, or simply play custom multiplayer matches yourselves. The MCC also lets you play all four of the campaigns and local multiplayer in two-player splitscreen mode, making it a fantastic choice if you have a buddy over.

$60 at Amazon

Dust off that Kinect: Just Dance 2019

If you still own a Kinect and would like something to use it with, then Just Dance 2019 might be right up your alley. In it, you and a group of friends can compete with each other by dancing to music and seeing who can follow the on-screen moves the best. If you don't have a Kinect, you can still play by downloading a special smartphone app.

$40 at Microsoft

Sandbox fun: Minecraft

Minecraft is fantastic, but when working with others, it gets even better. Up to four people can play on a single television, and when this happens, the possibilities of sandbox creation are endless. You can also purchase special Realms, which are always accessible to you and your friends regardless of who's online, and there's even cross-play with the Nintendo Switch.

$20 at Microsoft

A classic reimagined: Monopoly PLUS

Monopoly PLUS is the latest virtual iteration of the legendary board game, and the first to feature an animated city in the middle of the board. You can play it with up to five other friends locally or online, making it a great option if you have a lot of people to entertain. Ultimately, this is the classic you know and love.

$15 at Microsoft

Teamwork is key: Overcooked! 2

In this strategy game, you and three other players work closely together in a grid-based kitchen to prepare, plate, and serve various meals to customers. It gets surprisingly difficult later on in the game, so if you and some pals are in for a teamwork challenge, then Overcooked! 2 is perfect for you.

$25 at Microsoft

Party platforming: Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends is a hectic and chaotic platformer where you and three friends team up to fight nightmare monsters in several action-packed levels. If you want something on the crazy side, then this is a must-own.

$20 at Microsoft

Ready? Fight!: Rivals of Aether

In this fighting game, you and three other players can duke it out locally or over Xbox Live. Everyone controls a unique creature that uses one of the four elements (water, fire, air, and earth) in order to attack foes, and learning each character is quite fun.

$15 at Microsoft

Variety option: The Jackbox Party Pack 5

The latest in the Jackbox Party Jack series features five brand new weird, wacky, and fun minigames available for up to eight players to play in local multiplayer. If you're not sure what you want to play with your group, this is a great variety choice.

$30 at Microsoft

Arcade adventure: Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers is a charming and engaging hack-and-slash adventure where you and three pals take on various types of evil enemies all while leveling up and unlocking new types of abilities to use in combat. It got remastered for Xbox One, which gave the game updated visuals.

$15 at Microsoft

MMO-style: Full Metal Furies

Full Metal Furies is similar to Castle Crashers, but its designed differently. Everyone on the team plays as a traditional MMO-style character, including tank, warrior, support, and ranged damage dealer. Everyone has an important job, so teamwork and communication is pretty important.

$20 at Microsoft

Every game on this list is a ton of fun, but my personal favorite is Halo: The MCC simply because I'm a gargantuan Halo fan. Board game fans will enjoy Monopoly PLUS, and people who come from an MMO background will get a kick out of Full Metal Furies.

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