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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?

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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?

    Deciding The Best Zelda Game of All Time

    Deciding The Best Zelda Game of All Time

    We thought we'd take some time to dive into a very scientific study: What is the best Zelda game of all time? To determine this, we've started with all 16 main games and, well, stuck them in a randomized bracket for true chaos. We've got some spicy match-ups coming your way, so buckle up!

    • 53 min
    Mario 3D World and the Infinite Sadness (of Bowser)

    Mario 3D World and the Infinite Sadness (of Bowser)

    After a week of total chaos, most of the boys from your favorite video game club are back, joined by special guest Elyse Willems of Rooster Teeth & Fun Haus fame. At issue this week: Super Mario 3D World and prescisely the right way to say the name Mario (which is still up for debate!).

    • 38 min
    The Nightmare Before March

    The Nightmare Before March

    The gents hop into the scary and tiny world of Little Nightmares 2. They also explore the existential and impossible to answer questions of: Is Luigi's Mansion 3 a horror game, and can kites be scary?

    • 40 min
    Waking Up Early with the Boys

    Waking Up Early with the Boys

    This week on The Besties, the gang is diving into some incredible Early Access games, including Teardown, Ender Lilies, Subnautica: Below Zero and Everspace 2. They also introduce a brand new listener appreciation segment that truly stretches the definition of music.

    • 46 min
    Hitman 3 and the Great Muffin Assasination

    Hitman 3 and the Great Muffin Assasination

    You find yourself in an assassination gone wrong. All you have? A muffin. The boys journey into the World of Assassination with Hitman 3 this week, discovering whether they have what it takes to fill the mighty soles of Agent 47. Join them, won't you?

    • 41 min
    The Deepest Cuts of Winter

    The Deepest Cuts of Winter

    January may not be known for a rollicking time for major new releases, but that's cool, we'll find a way to keep you busy! Today we dive into a bunch of games that you may have missed while you were busy trying to get Cyberpunk to not crash.

    A full rundown of all the games listed: Noita, MO:Astray, Death Stranding, Spiritfairer, Jackbox 7, and Call of the Sea. Also Griffin tries to make a prank phone call.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

Nine Headed Dragon ,

Funny stuff with funny nerds... who care <3

Not a gamer, not a podcast listener, but heard this last year and could not stop listening since. Who knew that there could be hilarious and legitimate arguments (and actual industry speak) for pushing buttons with consistent eye-hand coordination that makes one video interplay game better than another- these guys knew... and they care that you know- with side of funny repartee ...and they give me ammunition to sass my gamer daughter with clap backs that (temporarily) give me ‘cred’ with her. Love this podcast.

benrankel ,

It’s only video game podcast I need

I’ve tried other video game podcasts but they’ve left me feeling sad, confused and bloated. The Besties leaves me feeling happy, focused and svelte.

Thanks, The Besties!

euxxi ,

Longtime listener, highly recommended!

I’ve been listening for the last few years and I just love hearing these four folks talk about games. They genuinely seems so happy to talk to each other even when their opinions may sometimes diverge. It is a great dose of serotonin, so thanks boys!!

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