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It's Game of the Year meets King of the Hill as four of Earth's best friends – Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Chris Plante, and Russ Frushtick – rank and review their favorite video games. Because shouldn't the world's best friends pick the world's best games?

The Besties Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Chris Plante, Russ Frushtick

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 391 Ratings

It's Game of the Year meets King of the Hill as four of Earth's best friends – Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Chris Plante, and Russ Frushtick – rank and review their favorite video games. Because shouldn't the world's best friends pick the world's best games?

    We Have Cult at Home

    We Have Cult at Home

    Cult of the Lamb came out of nowhere and has enchanted us like so many woodland acolytes. Join us as we discuss the finer points of managing a demonic community, and share some of our fondest Mortal Kombat memories for good measure.

    Also discussed: Beetlejuice, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Terraria, Pokemon Go, Slay the Spire: Downfall, Poinpy, Universal Paperclips, A Dark Room, The Ensign

    • 53 min
    Happy birthday to Mario Kart! [The Resties]

    Happy birthday to Mario Kart! [The Resties]

    Super Mario Kart sped onto the SNES in August 1992. Thirty years, eight entries, and a mobile game later, Mario Kart is one of the most successful and beloved active franchises. The Resties celebrate the series by unpacking what makes the game so timeless. We share our favorite tracks and racers, then crown our favorite entry. Discussed in this episode: Mario Kart, Fortnite, Fall Guys, Halo Infinite, Harley Quinn on HBO Max, Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

    • 49 min
    Our Favorite Games to Bring on the Road (Including Xenoblade!)

    Our Favorite Games to Bring on the Road (Including Xenoblade!)

    How do you pack the perfect video game for a long trip? This week, we speak with resident gaming travel expert and Besties co-host Justin McElroy to learn his secrets to success. Will we mention clicker games? Just you wait! Plus, Plante loves Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Twist!

    • 39 min
    The Multiverse is Real and It Has Shaggy

    The Multiverse is Real and It Has Shaggy

    This week we're diving into a wide swath of new game releases, at least one of which kinda came out of nowhere and ended up being super good! Heck, they're all good, but just very different.

    On the bill: Forza Horizon 5's new Hot Wheels DLC, EX-Zodiac, and Multiversus. We also discuss Drop 7, Dr. Awesome, Sword & Poker and other games that have been removed from App Stores.

    • 49 min
    Stray is the G.O.A.T. of cat games [The Resties]

    Stray is the G.O.A.T. of cat games [The Resties]

    For over a year, Stray has been one of the most anticipated games on Steam. Does it live up to the hype? For the most part, yes! We explain why you should give this virtual cat some cuddles. Then Frushtick and Plante share their three favorite games that let you play as animals. Prepare for obscure adventures about mosquitos! Discussed on this episode: Stray, Lion King, Lion, Mister Mosquito, Tokyo Jungle, Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers, Ecco the Dolphin, Tunic, Okami, Dead Cells, and The Empty Man on HBO Max.

    • 51 min
    Tackling the Backlog with Tina Sanchez

    Tackling the Backlog with Tina Sanchez

    With Justin and Griffin on tour, we've brought in Tina Sanchez (@teanah), who has worked on some of the biggest franchises in the games industry (and even hosted a podcast with Chris Plante ages ago!). She's here to teach us the magical world of video game producing and how the sauce all comes together into a bigger, better sauce. We're also diving a bit into our backlog, from Yakuza 0 to Outer Wilds and beyond.

    Other things talked about: Call of Duty, Apex Legends, God of War Ragnarok, Stray, Deep Rock Galactic and The Rehearsal on HBO.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
391 Ratings

391 Ratings

big bug mike ,

it's an extremely good videogame podcast

theyve got the hottest strats and the coolest chats. these four gamer dads won’t stop getting diarrhea

OUTFOXXED007 ,

Pretty good

The hosts are all very interesting and they definitely know their stuff. I really enjoy hearing them talk about various different games. There also is very little messing around and what there is is very enjoyable

Deacon Rae ,

I need more!

I’ve listened to this podcast from the beginning for a while now, and I have to say to all of you, THANK YOU

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