If you and your friends want to fight Japanese folk monsters, Jitsu Squad is a pretty chill game to play together.
You just finished Jitsu Squad and have no idea what to play next. We don’t blame you; there’s a lot to like about it, from the co-op gameplay to the cute but dangerous animal characters. Jitsu Squad is a pretty chill game to play with friends if you all want to go on a rampage against Japanese folk monsters.
You’re in luck because we have what you need, whether you’re looking for another fun co-op game with the same crazy features or just want to try something new. You’re sure to find something between the styles you like and the classics that never go out of style.
Skulls of the Shogun
Think of this as a turn-based strategy game that looks a bit like Jitsu Squad but isn’t as living. It’s definitely darker, but it’s clear that it’s based on Japanese symbols. The game takes place in feudal Japan, and you play as General Akamoto, who was tricked and sent to the land of the dead before he could become shogun. You can expect funny conversation and an interesting story that will make you want to use your swords to kill other zombies.
If you want a new strategy game with a Japanese look, Skulls of the Shogun might be for you. However, unlike Jitsu Squad, you can’t smash your buttons to death in this game.
Castle Crashers is a great choice if you want another game where you can’t move forward without your friends. But instead of being four fighters from different countries, you are four knights hired by the king to get his money and princesses back from an evil wizard. You and your friends will face bosses like Medusa and ninja pirates.
It doesn’t have as much story as you might think from its simple plot, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to play with friends if you want to be knights.
Streets of Rage 4
If you want a game where you can beat up anyone you see, you don’t have to look any further. No, we aren’t talking about GTA 5. We’re talking about Streets of Rage 4. Prepare for this game to give your hands a full workout, what with all the moves you might need to remember. This makes it a lot less relaxing for you and your friends to play. But who doesn’t like a good task every now and then?
You can play it with your friends in different games, and you can also play it on your phone while you’re out and about.
If you were a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender as a kid or still are, this game will bring back memories for you and your friends because it has characters from ATLA. You can play as Toph, Zuko, or Aang, and you’ll need to get good at bending to beat your friends. Brawlhalla isn’t just for ATLA figures, of course. In fact, you might be surprised to see characters from Castlevania like Alucard and Simon Belmont there.
Brawlhalla is great if you want to fight to the death with your friends instead of against other enemies, which is different from Jitsu Squad but similar to Super Smash Bros.
Street Fighter 5
Street Fighter 5 might be something you want to try if you want a game with a lot going on and that doesn’t pull any punches. It’s very old, like Streets of Rage, and the fighters’ art styles and fighting moves come from all over the world. Just don’t think that Chun-Li’s kicks will help you in a real fight because she spin-kicks and resists gravity while she does it. Street Fighter 5 is a good choice if you want an arcade-style game that lets you compete with your friends.
But if you’re not just here to play with your friends for fun, it might take a while to learn the combinations and clear the major content.
Ratchet & Clank Series
If you played Jitsu Squad because the characters were cute animals that could beat things up, Ratchet & Clank goes one step further by having a lombax that can blow things up while traveling through space. You can start with the first Ratchet & Clank game since there are so many in the series. If you like the sound of destruction, stopping a bad businessman from stealing worlds might be another good reason to do all of that.
You have to play this game by yourself since it doesn’t have an online mode like the other games we’ve talked about, but the story is fun to explore even when you’re playing by yourself.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is another game that might sound familiar to you because it is based on a popular cartoon series you probably watched as a kid. It focuses a lot on the events of the Wano Arc, but has been changed a bit for the game. You can play with up to three other friends and use your fun skills to beat up hordes of enemies and big bosses.
Even if you don’t know the story of One Piece, you should try this game if you like action games with unrealistic flying and game physics.
Onimusha: Warlords is a good game to look into if you want to try your hand at a hack-and-slash game set in Japanese history. This game takes place during the Battle of Okehazama and is about Samanosuke Akechi, who has to fight monsters that are responsible for his cousin’s workers going missing. When the reason why these monsters came to be is found out, things get a lot scarier.
This game is also pretty old, so it looks kind of old-fashioned.
Yomawari: Lost in The Dark
This picture might not tell the whole story, but Yomawari: Lost in the Dark is anything but cute and sunny. But you might feel like you have to play it because it has a lot of Japanese mythological creatures, most of which are scary because the game is so dark. You play as Yuzu, who is trying to remember a deal she made a year ago with a mysterious girl.
Tunnel Rush game doesn’t have the fighting you’d expect from Jitsu Squad, but it does show off Japan’s many mythical animals and scary stories.
Okami is an adventure-action game that you should get if you just want to look at how beautiful it is because it uses traditional Japanese art drawing styles. Okami’s style is more beautiful than Jitsu Squad’s, which is more playful. This is because Okami’s style is based on sumi-e. It tells the story of the sun goddess Amaterasu, who turns into a white wolf to fight an evil that came back from the ground after being shut away long ago.
Even though you can’t play with other people, Okami is best known for its unique art style and the way it tells the story of Amaterasu.