Video games have come a long, long way since the likes of Pong, Atari, Pac Man and 8-bit screens. Nowadays we’re blessed with unreal graphics and performance, displaying the marvels of visual technology. But even with all these changes in the landscape of video games, one constant has remained – playing video games high is an activity that’s absolutely-friggin great!
Actually, not just great, but at times fantastic, an activity that engages even the most casual of video game devotees.
And, it really comes as no surprise that more often than not, where there’s video games there’s clouds of milky white smoke billowing from under the door.
While there are many great 1 player or story games to immerse yourself in, we wanted to include some of the best multiplayer video games to play while high — because when it comes to cannabis, sharing is always caring.
So pick up that phone of yours and ring up your stoner pals — it’s time to get lifted and watch those who don’t have dexterous fingers fail in frustration as we breakdown our best multiplayer video games to play while stoned list.
17 Best Multiplayer Video Games to Play While High
1. Rocket League
Playing Rocket league is kind’ve like a playing a soccer video game..that is..if it had giant dune buggies, fireworks, explosions, tricks and outrageous graphics. When you really look at it, most sports are the same: one group vs another and score the ball in the goal. Rocket league kicks it up several notches, leaving you glued to the screen, whether that’s a good thing or not.
The above video shows some of the game’s best goals, tricks and overall gameplay, revealing exactly why it should be on anyone’s video games to play while high list.
2. Rock Band/Guitar Hero
Yes we know, Rock Band and Guitar Hero are two separate games but come on, they play very similarly to each other. Especially after Guitar Hero introduced the missing ingredients to cook up a band essentially. Either way, they’re an absolute party favourite and can accommodate the musical tastes of even the pickiest musical eaters.
While it’s fun tackling the stages on the highest difficulty, we suggest starting off on medium difficulty, given that stages become increasingly hard as you progress. This way, you’ll save a few guitars from being smashed against the wall, but then again, if you’re playing this stoned, that’s not likely the case.
PS: If you finish through the fire and flames on Expert, make sure to film it as no one in their right mind is going to believe you.
Not many games can make a cultural impact like Fortnite has. It seems that anyone and everyone with a PC and a hankering for a shooter shifted over to Fortnite. The game itself is simple, built off the PUBG Battle Royale model that pegs everyone in the map against each other.
You can also team up with a friend in duo mode and take on other teams. Build, destroy, conquer and making sure you survive is the name of the game.
4. Apex Legends
Not many video games with uber potential have the cajones to release a game lacking any marketing, trailer, release date or any announcement whatsoever. Apex Legends has gone and done what most wouldn’t dare, and they’ve smashed it out the park.
Apex has the feel of a cross between Call of Duty and Fortnite, and what might be even be better is that you can save your grass cash as it’s a free download for PS4, XBOX One and PC.
5. Counter Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO)
The king of PC first-person shooters is back with a vengeance. Counter Strike Global Offensive gets back to its roots by expanding on its much loved CS 1.6. Not only have the graphics been vastly improved, but so have the gamemodes. Choose from 9 different game modes to clear objectives and all new maps.
Fans of classic maps such as De_Dust 2 and Fy_Iceworld will also breathe a sigh of relief as they’ve been revamped and included. You didn’t actually think they would get rid of them did you?!
6. X-Men Vs Street Fighter
This ones an oldie but goodie at the same time. With all the fighting games that have come out over the years, some really excellent ones can get buried in all the muck. X-Men vs Street Fighter is a great example of the sort, a crossover that nobody knew they needed until getting their hands on the joystick.
Originally for standalone arcades, it was then adapted for Sega Saturn and as well as a less than stellar version was made for PS1. If you can get your hands on a good copy or stumble in and arcade with one available, get baked and enjoy as its one of the best games to play while stoned.
7. League of Legends
Fun fact, did you know that ESports is the fastest growing sport in the world? While many may disagree with its classification as a sport, it’s without a doubt captivating the minds and hearts of
people all over the globe. If you have happened to ever watch an ESports tournament, there’s going to be a high intensity and level of gameplay in League of Legends.
It’s growing popularity seems to have no limit, even with a moderate learning curve. Based off the Warcraft megahit “Dota”, League of Legends is essentially a map based game of tower defense. Choose your favourite Hero and fight for your life to protect your base. May the best team win!
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
What’s a good video games to play while high list without Mario Kart? Instead of the classic version us early millennials grew up with, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe takes your favourite old school racing game and puts it on steroids. And not just any steroids, the kind that all the best UFC fighters are NOT using.
With all new race modes, maps, vehicles and tweaks to the racing structure, it’s really more than a graphic revamp. The racing experience itself has changed with the introduction of speed coins and other little quirks. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was highly anticipated and more than delivered on what gaming audiences were waiting for.
9. Mario Party 3
Sticking to the Mario theme, cause well, Mario is a fun loving guy that wants you to get stoned and play his games. Or at least that’s what we’ve gathered, there’s no scientific evidence backing this up at the moment.
Mario Party 3 for N64 is not even close to being the newest edition, they’re currently on Super Mario Party which is it’s 11th iteration, not including spin offs for handheld systems. But just like a fine wine, it’s aged better than expected. Mario Party 3 is our favourite and can easily be chalked up as one of the best.
It was the first to include a story mode, the ability to hold 3 items instead of 1 and included 70 new mini games. While we’re not experts in time management, playing all those mini games will take about a fortnight or two.
10. GoldenEye 007
Counterstrike, Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield, Doom and Overwatch have nothing on GoldenEye 007, the original get mad at your friends for being too good at shooter. It goes without saying that GoldenEye is legendary in the gaming community, not just first person shooters.
We don’t need to go over how awesome of a game this is, and how it’s stolen the hearts of many of the years, but we will leave you with this. It’s a game loaded with easter eggs, and if you have the time to check them out it’s well worth it.
11. Super Monkey Ball
Platform games have always been great to play with friends and undoubtedly a fan favourite of those who like to smoke weed and play video games. Rest assured that Super Monkey Ball is all the fun you need in one cute tiny little package.
While most platform games are played by controlling the character, Super Monkey Ball has its own spin by controlling the level itself and dictating where your character rolls. It’s anything and everything but a boring time sitting in front of a tv screen.
12. Mortal Kombat 11
Yes we know, it seems like every time you turn around there’s a new Mortal Kombat game on the market. So what makes Mortal Kombat 11 such a great game to play while stoned? It’s simple, they actually gave a rat’s ass about the cinematography and cutscenes unlike any of the previous versions in recent memory.
Mortal Kombat has always had great technical fight skills, but the graphics fatalities are truly next level and have you wincing over and over again.
13. Gang Beasts
Don’t let the metacritic and reviews steer you away from this hidden gem, Gang Beasts is a whole lot of fun for anyone and everyone.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what it would be like if WWE took place next to a nuclear reactor with jello like characters, here’s your result. Pretty much what we have is absurdity manifested in video game form. The world needed a party game like Gang Beasts, we’re just blessed to have it.
14. Kingdom Hearts 3
In an epic battle to save the Destiny Islands, Sora is destined to defeat all the “Heartless” with the help of…Disney characters? That’s right, Kingdom Hearts is all based around Disney characters but unlike any movie you’ve ever seen them in before.
We wouldn’t want to ruin it for you, so we’ll keep our mouths shut. You’ll just have to trust us when we say thanks to the storyline and graphics, this is one of the best video games to play high.
To be fair, the new Spider-Man game hasn’t received the best reviews, which is a bit unfair. What truly makes this a great game to play while stoned is the physics and unlimited fun in the free roam mode and web swinging around the city. It may not seem like much, but when you got lost in the game for hours you’ll understand.
Not to mention that fans of the Batman’s Arkham City saga will truly enjoy Spider-Man thanks to its relatively similar gameplay. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
16. Devil May Cry 5
If you’re a fan of “Stylish Hack and Slash” video games to play while stoned, then you’re in luck. The critically acclaimed Devil May Cry series is back with its most impressive game to date — taking its ambitious graphics and gameplay to a completely new level.
We are blessed to have Dante and Nero back as the playable main characters, with the addition of a new protagonist known as “V”. It may be a bit gory and intense for some, but for those who enjoy taking off limbs in an imaginary world this is exactly where you want to be!
17. Red Dead Redemption 2
If you play video games and haven’t been living under a proverbial rock for the last couple years, then you’ve surely heard of Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Studios. You may have heard of another series they produce…ahem Grand Theft Auto …ahem… if not, then you’ve definitely been living under a rock.
While Spider-Man has an amazing open world scheme, it’s hard to beat what Red Dead Redemption brings to the table in these regards. Roll up a joint and get lost in the stunning virtual world laid before your eyes.
BONUS: Heads Up
Heads Up is in essence charades but played using your phone. Thanks to Ellen Degeneres, this game has become a staple at friendly gatherings for years. Select your category and start guessing. It’s not rocket science but incredibly fun until you play someone that knows all the answers!
Well, that’s it!
If playing video games while stoned isn’t your forte’, try something more interactive like throwing a weed party or the more classic weed board games, or reading imaginatively stimulating books. The list is endless when it comes to the best things to do when high!