Video games have come a long way since the likes of Pong, Atari, Pac Man and 8-bit screens filling up living rooms across the world.
Nowadays we’re blessed with unreal graphics and performance displaying the marvels of technology.
Even with all these changes in the landscape of video games, one constant has remained – playing video games while high is amazing.
Not just great, but they’re fantastic and can engage even the most casual of video game devotee’s.
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 some great 1 player or story games to immerse yourself in, we’re going to focus on 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.
7 Best Multiplayer Video Games to Play While High
Rocket league is basically soccer. except for there’s giant dune buggies, fireworks, explosions, tricks and outrageous graphics that in reality make it nothing like soccer. When you really look at it, most sports are the same, put 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.
We’ve included a video of some of the best goals and tricks just to show you exactly what’s going on.
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 are an absolute party favourite and can accommodate the musical tastes of even the pickiest eaters.
While it is fun to try and beat the harder levels, we suggest starting off on medium and the later levels are still harder but not so challenging that someones going to end up smashing their guitar through a wall like any good rock star.
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.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
While this seems like a no brainer, we had to include it in the list because what good function that involves video games doesn’t include a few rounds of Mario Kart. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is your favourite old school racing 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. It was highly anticipated, and for a good reason. It not only delivered but swung for the fences and knocked it out of the park.
Mario Party 3
Sticking on 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!