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Asymmetrical Games Evil Dead Dead By Daylight Among Us

Asymmetrical Multiplayers To Play On Your Day Off

by Jill Grodt on May 30, 2022 at 09:59 AM

It’s Memorial Day, and to celebrate the long weekend, we’re shining the spotlight on the asymmetrical multiplayer genre. This category features games where two groups face each other, but each side has unique, sometimes wildly disproportionate, skills and goals. As evidenced by many of the year’s recently released and upcoming titles, like Evil Dead: The Game, IllFonic’s Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleased, and Dragon Ball: The Breakers, the genre is seeing a resurgence. There’s no shortage of asymmetrical games you can jump into right now if you want to hone your skills or build up anticipation for soon-to-be-released titles.

Dead by Daylight

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC, iOS, Android

It’s hard to talk asymmetrical multiplayer without Dead by Daylight. Released nearly six years ago, the game is still a genre favorite and is on its 23rd chapter. Players split into two teams; one consists of a Killer, and the other, four Survivors. The characters on both sides are inspired by pop culture, including a few you might have seen in our Evil Dead: The Game cover story.

Among Us

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, Android

Social deception games recently garnered interest due to the unexpected popularity of one title: Among Us. The game sets up a struggle between a spaceship’s unsuspecting Crewmates and predatory alien Imposters. To win, the Crewmates must identify each would-be murderer and eject them into the cold vastness of space before the Imposters can cut all the innocent astronauts down.

Back 4 Blood

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

As a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead created by original developer Turtle Rock Studios, Back 4 Blood’s Versus Mode channels its forbearer. The recent mode lacks some of the old spark and doesn’t include a campaign component, but you still get to play as Ridden.

Predator: Hunting Grounds

PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC

Become the titular threat from the Predator movies and hunt your friends down one by one. The four-player human team is ready for war with a pack of weapons, but they must contend with the alien’s arsenal, which includes heat-sensing vision and cloaking abilities. 

Resident Evil Resistance

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

You and three friends can join the Resistance in Resident Evils 3’s online multiplayer mode. Get through all three stages set before you by the fifth member of the group, who plays the role of a faceless Umbrella Corporation Mastermind – made harder by the ever-present risk of zombies.

Secret Neighbor

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC

In this multiplayer take on the popular Hello Neighbor games, you and your teammates break into the suspicious house next door, trying to rescue a friend from its locked basement. However, one of your companions is the Neighbor in disguise, intent on trapping you in the home forever.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The number of teammates begins the same at the start of a 5v5 Rainbow Six Siege match, but that inevitably changes as each operator mercilessly uses their unique abilities to eliminate their opponents. The result is a unique and intense asymmetrical struggle.

Intruder

PC

Intruder is still in Early Access, but the five-on-five, spy-vs-guards title is fully playable. Inspired by Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell, Intruder is all about stealth, with one faction using every available stratagem and gadget to get past their fellow players, the guards. 

Products In This Article

Evil Dead: The Gamecover

Evil Dead: The Game

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
May 13, 2022 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
TBA (Switch)
Dragon Ball: The Breakerscover

Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
2022
Dead by Daylightcover

Dead by Daylight

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, Android
Release Date:
June 14, 2016 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC), 
April 16, 2020 (iOS, Android), 
November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S), 
November 12, 2020 (PlayStation 5)
Left 4 Dead 2cover

Left 4 Dead 2

Platform:
Xbox 360, PC
Release Date:
Among Uscover

Among Us

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, Android
Release Date:
June 15, 2018 (PC, iOS, Android), 
December 15, 2020 (Switch), 
December 14, 2021 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Back 4 Bloodcover

Back 4 Blood

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
Predator: Hunting Groundscover

Predator: Hunting Grounds

Platform:
PlayStation 4
Release Date:
Resident Evil 3cover

Resident Evil 3

Platform:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
April 3, 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
June 13, 2022 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)