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Game Informer's Favorite Local Multiplayer Games

Everyone says that online multiplayer is the future of gaming, but that hasn't stopped our readers from sending us letters about games that feature split-screen modes. There's something about playing a game in the same room with your friends that simply can't be replaced by online gaming, and we hope it never is. So, the next time you plan on having a couple buddies over for a night of gaming, check out this handy list of titles made for a couch and a couple of friends. 

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
We don't see a lot of 4-player brawlers these days, but Scott Pilgrim vs. The World proves there's still plenty of entertainment to be had in the classic formula. The nonstop action and Paul Robertson's charming pixel art can be appreciated by everyone, but fans of the manga are in for a special treat, thanks to the heaping of fan service that has been paid to the source material. You'll be missing out if you don't invite a couple of your friends over to play through Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - especially since the game is inexplicably missing an online mode.

Other Brawlers For Big Groups: Castle Crashers, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time Re-Shelled.

Resident Evil 5
A lot of games feature co-op campaigns nowadays, but few are built from the ground up for them. The latest installment of the Resident Evil series made Chris Redfield teaming up with a partner necessary, but it also made playing the game with a friend a hell of a lot of fun. Managing your resources, strategizing for boss battles, and jumping at the game's plethora of scary moments are all made better with a buddy sitting next to you.

Other Titles For The Co-op Minded Crowd: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Gears of War, Kane & Lynch

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