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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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    • 4.9 • 3.2K 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?

    New Pokémon Snap and Returnal, a Mash-up for the Ages

    New Pokémon Snap and Returnal, a Mash-up for the Ages

    This week we welcome back the long-wandering Griffin McElroy. And what a week it is! On the docket: two actual, major game releases, New Pokémon Snap and Returnal. They may be about as different as you could imagine, but they do both require you to play the same levels over and over again, so maybe not?

    • 45 min
    Still Picking the Best GTA Game Ever

    Still Picking the Best GTA Game Ever

    We've narrowed it down to the final four, and now special guest Evan Narcisse (@EvNarc) has joined the club to decide the best GTA game of all time, between Vice City, San Andreas, GTA 4, and GTA 5. Four may enter but only one will leave.

    • 53 min
    Picking the Best GTA Game Ever

    Picking the Best GTA Game Ever

    You find yourself in a city. Your only option? Crime! This week we have special guest Jordan Morris (@Jordan_Morris) filling in for Griffin as we attempt to tackle a tough question: What is the greatest Grand Theft Auto game of all time? And yes, the randomized bracket has returned with a vengeance!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Dawn of CyberWar is Upon Us (Also Outriders)

    The Dawn of CyberWar is Upon Us (Also Outriders)

    This week we're diving into Outriders, a game that sounds about as generic as is possible within the confines of the English language. And yet, we all think it's pretty damn fun! We also attempt to one-up its generic efforts with a new title of our own.

    • 49 min
    Monster Hunter Rise and Shine

    Monster Hunter Rise and Shine

    Just when you thought it was safe to buy property in Kamura Village, all these monsters show up and wreck the joint! Justin and Russ team up after a last-minute bug fells Chris Plante (and Griffin deals with a new human child situation). Is this finally the Monster Hunter game to not make you hate Monster Hunter games? Hmm ... hard to say, but worth a shot!

    • 49 min
    Just the Two of Us . . .

    Just the Two of Us . . .

    Who better to tackle a mandatory co-op game about divorce than the duo of Plante and Frushtick? The pair take on It Takes Two, the new release from the creators of A Way Out. And with Griffin out in preparation for a forthcoming child and Justin out because divorce makes him sad, it's a complete takeover!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Mike ccc sin ,

Best video game pod!

Been a Long time listener! Love the show! I spend more time listen to them talking then actually spending time playing video games

_ROwdy ,

Excited new listener

I just finished catching up on mbmbam so I’ve finally branched out and am loving besties so far. Really funny, it also I’ve already found some great games through it, and felt like I got a chance to experience some games that I was curious about but wasn’t ever going to play myself. I’ve already got three friends listening to it as well, so you better hope we don’t start a competing podcast and come for the throne.

John12!21$ ,

Tiring

Imagine if the punchline to most jokes was “game bad”.

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