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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

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    • 4.9 • 4.2K 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?

    Everyone should try Neon White [The Resties]

    Everyone should try Neon White [The Resties]

    Neon White is a speedrunning game for people who've never tried speedrunning, a Dreamcast-like game for folks who never owned a Dreamcast, and a visual novel for gamers who rather play than read. It's a ball of contradictions and easily one of the best games of 2022. Frushtick and Plante also finish the business they started on the most recent episode of The Besties: cleaning out the overstuffed mailbag.
    Movies discussed: The Thing, Mad God, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Kuso
    TV discussed: Players on Paramount Plus

    • 46 min
    It Is, Once Again, Pizza Time with Shredder's Revenge

    It Is, Once Again, Pizza Time with Shredder's Revenge

    We're serving up game criticism on a half shell and trashing like a million Foot Clan conscripts as we discuss TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, Tribute's modern take on Konami's classic beat-em-up series.

    Also: Mailbag's full! Let's dump it on out. Also discussed: Fall Guys, Fortnite, Yakuza 0, Rogue Legacy 2, Pokemon Shield, Five Dates

    • 54 min
    Kicking it Super Hard with Mario Strikers: Battle League

    Kicking it Super Hard with Mario Strikers: Battle League

    You know Mario, from Mario? He's so much more than a jumping plumber, you know. He's doing soccer now, too. I mean, he's been doing soccer, and a lot of other stuff, and we're going to be talking about ALL that while we share some thoughts about Mario Strikers: Battle League.

    Games discussed: No Man's Sky, Rogue Legacy 2, Path of Exile, Fortnite, Vampire Survivor, Yakuza 0

    • 42 min
    The surprise big game of the season [The Resties]

    The surprise big game of the season [The Resties]

    Frush and Plante discover Sniper Elite 5 is great... if you turn off the grotesque violence. The Sniper Elite series has been active for over a decade, but its mix of gunfights and Hitman stealth never clicked with the crew until now. What changed? Plus, the games that got us through our Covid infections. Discussed this week: Yoshi Crafted World, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Fall Guys, JSA, and Frush's new book, The Book of Fun.

    • 43 min
    Whale Watching in Diablo Immortal

    Whale Watching in Diablo Immortal

    Join us as we bust out our phones and apply for a high interest personal loan with Diablo Immortal! How does Blizzard's hack and slash RPG hold up on phones, and how close has it brought us to abject financial ruin? Find out within.

    Games discussed: Diablo Immortal, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Street Fighter 6, Final Fantasy XVI, Soda Crisis, Sniper Elite 5, Super Auto Pets, V Rising

    • 54 min
    The Ghost of E3s Past (And Present, And Also Future)

    The Ghost of E3s Past (And Present, And Also Future)

    Sure, E3 isn't "officially" happening this year, but there's still a lot of hot, hot gaming news dropping over the next couple of weeks! Join us as we discuss the evolution (and de-evolution) of the industry's (former) big summer event, and what we can expect from The Triple in years to come.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

MrHinson ,

It’s like I’m in the room

It’s so rad to hear a group talk about games much like my friends and I would. I love that they don’t agree on everything and give solid reviews. I have played games you all have recommended and loved them.

Tk333 ,

Great dose of “what to play”

Still waiting for them to cover dread hunger, it’s sea of thieves mixed with among us

Sequitor? Sequitur? ,

Resties is not Besties

I like that Resties exists. But its not the main feed. Don’t shut down organic conversation on a game because you’re saving it for the b-side.

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