Gang Beasts is a title in the beat em’ up party game genre that was developed and published by Boneleaf, a British indie studio, and it was released in December of 2017 on macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and PlayStation 4.
It was released for early access on PC platforms in August of 2014, and in March of 2019, it was released on Xbox One. Wobbly, colorful, and weird characters that kick, push, pull, throw, and pummel their rivals are the stars of this title. Real physics are modeled in the game, which adds to the fun and the challenging nature of this game.
If you’re a fan of this over-the-top brawling game and you’re looking for other titles that offer a similar experience, you’re in luck, because there are lots of great options to choose from. We’ve rounded up some of the top titles like Gang Beasts and provide an overview of each one below.
Gang Beasts Game Features
|12 December 2017
|Windows, macOS. Linux. PlayStation 4. Xbox One. Nintendo Switch
|Beat ’em up, party
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1. Among Us
The first title on our list of games that are like Gang Beasts is Among Us. Available on numerous platforms, including PS4 and PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS, Developed by Innersloth, Among Us is as silly and fun – and may be even more popular – than Gang Beasts.
In Among Us, you can choose to play as one of two teams; either as part of team of human crewmates or as one of the alien imposters. Whichever team you play on, all of your team members have a similar appearance. For humans is to either finish all of the numerous tasks that are located across the map, or to identify and take out the alien imposters.
For the alien imposters, sabotaging the skip and killing as many crewmates as possible to prevent them from achieving their goals is the objective. There can be between 4 and 15 players in a single round while the imposters are secretly chosen at random for every round. Teams determine the objective of the game.
Among Us is silly, quirky, action-packed, and offers just enough challenge, and the gameplay is similar to Gang Beasts. If you’re a fan of Gang Beasts and you’re looking for a title that offers a similar experience, then you’re definitely going to want to check out Among Us.
2. Enemy on Board
Available on both macOS and Microsoft Windows, Enemy on Board is another title that features quirky characters, silly challenges, and is just a lot of fun.
Windwalk Games is the developer of this free-to-play online multiplayer social deduction game, and it’s a 6vs2 kind of game in which you have eight crew members. Six of the crew members are humans, while the two remaining crew members are alien imposters.
The goal of the game is for the crew members to survive long enough and to work together in order to determine who the alien imposters are and then to take them out while attempting to fix their damaged ship so that they can escape.
At the same time, the alien imposters have their own goal, which involves wrecking havoc and killing all crew members in any way that they can in order to stop them from winning. There are about nine human characters in Enemy on Board, and you can choose which one you want to be at the start of the game; three of the characters are free, while you will need to purchase the six remaining characters using credits that are acquired via playtime or with iridium that you can buy using real currency.
Silly, challenging, colorful, and engaging; Enemy on Board is a fun free-to-play online multiplayer game that you’ll most certainly enjoy if you’re a fan of Gang Beasts.
3. Pummel Party
Next up on our list of games that are similar to Gang Beasts is Pummel Party. The title, which is available on Microsoft Windows, is a multiplayer party game that was developed and published by Rebuilt Games.
In this game, as many as eight players are put onto a map that’s kind of like a board game. Once in place, each of the layers takes turns moving about the map.
The objective of Pummel Party is for players to collect as many goblets as they can, as the player who has the most goblets at the end wins. There are three ways that you can obtain the goblets: you can get them by finding keys from different locations around the map, by completing mini-games, or by stealing them from friends.
After you and other players take turns moving around the map, you’ll compete in different kinds of mini-games in order to see who the winner is. Your position in the mini-games determines the kinds of items and keys you will obtain. Your position in the mini-games also determines which player gets to move on to the next round.
4. Street Fighter V
Street Fighter was one of the biggest knock ‘em out series of games of all time. Developed by Capcom, Street Fighter V is the fifth installment in the series, and like all other titles in the series, it’s a competitive 2D fighting game.
There are several characters that you can choose from to play as, and each of the players offers a different set of skills, fighting styles, and abilities.
Once you select your character, you will go up against an opponent, and the objective is to use different kinds of attacks, special capabilities, as well as power ups, in order to be named the winner.
It’s because Street Fighter V offers vivid graphics and because of the intensity of the game – as well as the fun that it offers – that we selected this title on our list of games that are similar to Gang Beasts.
5. Party Animals
Party Animals is a silly action party brawling game that offers lots of fun and is surprisingly intense at times. The game, which is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, involves playing as characters that look like comic book animals, and you fight against your adversaries, who are other comic looking animal characters. Battles can take place either online or offline.
There are several different kinds of animal characters that you can choose from. Options include cute puppies, adorable kittens, friendly looking dinosaurs, sweet looking rhinos, and amiable crocodiles; among other species of animals.
Additionally, Party Animals features several different modes that you can try out. The gameplay is pretty simple and straightforward, and it’s sure to offer hours of entertainment.
6. Beat Me!
Developed by Red Limb Studio and available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One, Beat Me! is yet another title that’s similar to Gang Beasts. The game starts comical characters that go up to battle against one another.
There are several different modes in the game that you can choose to use; there are several different comical characters that you can choose to play from, too. Each of the characters offers different types of fighting styles, as well as abilities.
Once you select your character, you will go to battle against your opponent. Battles take place locally and online; however, just a word of caution: you should exercise cation and be aware of your environment, as hazards will appear out of nowhere, and you have to avoid them, otherwise, you’ll end up being taken out.
7. Castle Crashers
Castle Crashers was developed by The Behemoth, and it’s available to play on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Colorful and animated cartoon-looking characters are the stars of this action-adventure fighting game, and you get to select which character you’ll play as.
The events that take place in the game follow the story of four knights whose mission is to save four princesses from an evil wizard that has captured them. The knights have to take back the mystical gem that the evil wizard stole, too.
As many as four players can play Castle Crashers at one time. Players will take part in the mission to fight against their adversaries using a variety of strategies, such as weapons and combos, as well as acquiring points that can be used to upgrade characters.
All in all, the gameplay in Castle Crashers is pretty easy to understand and to execute, and the content and the objective of the game is reminiscent of Gang Beasts; hence why it made a spot on our list of titles that are similar to Gang Beasts.
A free-to-play crossover game, MultiVersus was published by Player First Games and published by WB games and it’s a huge it. It boasts an ever-expanding roster of characters that include a broad list of characters from Warner Bros, DC Comics, HBO, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, and Turner Entertainment.
Though WB Games made Multiversus to be competition for Smash Bros., it does bear a lot of resemblance to Gang Beasts, and it’s loads of fun. The title is available on Microsoft Windows, PS4 and PS5, as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
The gameplay in MultiVersus is combat, platform fighter, which is similar to both Super Smash Bros., as well as Gang Beasts. In this game, you can choose from one of the numerous characters, and you’ll go up against your adversaries, battling on different stages in an attempt to take out your opponents.
Primary gameplay takes place in 2v2 format; however, 1v1 and free-for-all options are available, too. There’s a perk system, which you can use to customize your characters with passive abilities, which will impact partners in 2v2 mode. “Signature Perks”, or passives that directly impact a character’s attributes and/or capabilities, are available, too.
Overall, MultiVersus is a fantastic game that has received tons of attention and has attracted a huge fan base. If you enjoyed the action, adventure, and just plain old fun that Gang Beasts offers, then you’re definitely going to want to check out MultiVersus.
Another free-to-play fighting game, Brawlhalla was developed by Blue Mammoth Games and was published by Ubisoft. An open beta was available toward the end of 2015, and it was officially released in October of 2017.
It’s available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, PS4, PS5, Xobx One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S&X, iOS, and Andriod, complete with full cross-play across all available platforms.
Brawlhalla features a variety of game modes, and for the majority of these modes, knocking your opponents off the stage is the goal. This can be achieved by doing repeated damage to opponents, and that damage is represented on a color display around the character’s icon.
The icon goes from white to red to black, and the closer the color on the icon goes to red, the farther back the player will be knocked until they’re eventually knocked out.
There are numerous characters you can choose from to play as in Brawlhalla. When the game was first launched, there were 34 characters, and as of July of 2022, there were a total of 56 characters. All characters, which are known as “Legends”, have their own unique stats, loadout, and skins. This title can be played both locally and online, and you can choose to join a clan or share exp points, which can be used to level-up.
10. Final Vendetta
Next up on our list of titles that are similar to Gang Beasts is Final Vendetta. This hard-hitting beat ‘em up game is full of action for up to 2 players. Final Vendetta is the final title in the Vendetta series. The pixel art is stunning and the soundtrack, which features exclusive tracks from Utah Saints, will be sure to get your toes tapping.
This game stars Claire Sparks, both a student and a martial arts expert. Sparks is on a mission to rescue her sister, who was kidnapped by Syndica8, a notorious gang. Duke Sancho, is another character, who is clever, bare-knuckled fighter who hails from London.
Miller T. Williams, an ex-pro wrestler from Canada, is another one of the main characters. Together, these three friends embark on a journey to save Sparks’ sister, and they will need to battle their way through the streets of London in order to do so.
You can fight as any one of the three players in this game; Claire Sparks, Duke Sancho, or Miller T. Williams. The characters have different abilities and fighting styles, as well as weapons, but all of them are kick-ass fighters. We should point out that there is a bit of a learning curve as you learn the moves, and figure out how to use each character’s special abilities properly.
11. Hog Wash
Another action-packed fighting game, Hog Wash, which was developed by Bossa Studios, is a free-to-play game that can be played in either single-player or online multiplayer modes.
You can play as either a farmer, who attempts to stop three picks from spreading mud throughout the farm, or you can play as the three pigs who are trying to spread mud and cause total mayhem across the farm.
The game, which is available on iOS, and can be accessed via the Apple App Store, Hogwash is really easy to play, and while it isn’t very challenging, it’s sure to have you squealing at the funny antics that come your way as you try to beat the clock in in this team-based, upbeat game.
12. Tower Fall
The next title on the list of games that are similar to Gang Beasts is Tower Fall. This action indie video game was developed by Maddy Thorson via Matt Makes Games, her company.
The game was released on the Ouya microconsole in 2013 and later on, it was released on PS4, Xbox One, OS X, Linux, and Windows as Tower Fall Ascension, and then it was released on Nintendo Switch under its original name, Tower Fall.
An archery combat arena game, in Tower Fall, you’ll control up to four archers. Your goal is to take out other archers by using arrows and head-stomp moves until just one player is left standing.
Multiplayer mode is available, too, in which up to four players will combat one another in an arena using a finite supply of arrows. Players can replenish their arrow supply by collecting other arrows that are shot in the arena. There are “treasure” power-ups, too, which grant players shields, wings, and arrows that will increase their power.
The rules of the game can be customized and saved to be used later on. There are a total of four game modes available. In single-player mode, you have to hit targets around the arena before a timer runs out. In the other modes, you’ll go up against other players, with the goal of being the last archer standing.
13. Hello Neighbor
A survival horror steal game, Hello Neighbor was developed by Dynamic Pixels and was published by tinyBuild. The title was initially released as public alphas in 2016, and in was fully released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in December of 2017. In 2018, the title was released on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS.
In this game, you’ll play as Nicky Roth, and your mission is to investigate a creepy and mysterious neighbor, named Theodore Peterson (often referred to simply as Mr Peterson or The Neighbor) who lives across the street.
Your goal is to sneak into Mr. Peterson’s house in an effort to uncover a dark secret without being caught. The games AI alters the behavior of the neighbor, and uses the player’s past actions to make these modifications; setting traps along paths the player used in a previous attempt to enter the house, for example.
Though the game had a rocky start when it was first released, issues were corrected, and since it was released, Hello Neighbor has become a franchise, complete with two spin-offs. The game starts out with the player moving into a new house that is situated across the street from a mysterious man who acts paranoid and appears to be keeping a secret hidden in his basement.
The objective, as mentioned, is to break into the neighbor’s new house, and to successfully solve a series of puzzles in order to collect the items that are needed to unlock and gain entry into his basement. As you explore the house, you have to avoid being spotted, otherwise, you will be chased down and if you aren’t fast enough to get away or to hide, you will be captured.
You can throw items at the neighbor in order to distract him as you attempt to escape. If you are caught, or if you sustain an injury, you will be sent back to your own house and will have to restart the game.
All-in-all, Hello Neighbor is a fun, yet nerve-racking and challenging game. If you’re a fan of Gang Beasts, then you’re definitely going to want to check out this title.
14. Super Smash Bros
Rounding out our list of games that are similar to Gang Beasts is Super Smash Bros. A cross-over fighting game that was published by Nintendo, the series was developed by Masahiro Sakurai, who had a part in directing all of the games in the series, which is hailed for its unique gameplay, which is different from other traditional fighter games, as the objective is to increase the damage counters and to knock opponents off the stage rather than deplete their bars as in other fighter games.
Super Smash Bros was originally released in 1999 for PS4. In 2001, the series achieves fantastic success with the release of Super Smash Bros. Melee, and it became the best-selling game on the GameCube. A third installment, Super Smash Brawl, was released in 2008 for the Wii.
Summing It Up
If you’re a fan of Gang Beasts and you’re looking for other titles that offer a similar style and feel, then you’re definitely going to want to check out the titles on this list. Whether you choose just one – or all of them – you’re bound to have tons of fun with these games.