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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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The Besties went through HELL to record this episode. With Griffin and Justin out, Frushtick and Plante prepared to record with a special guest. But after Plante spilled water all over his recording set up, Frushtick was left to talk about Hades 2 as... more

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4 days ago

The gang has a spoiler-free discussion of one of the most intriguing games of the year, Animal Well. Will Griffin's life ever be the same? Probably not! We also dive into some of the horrendous studio closures happening this week. more

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11 days ago

What if you combined Dark Souls and Diablo, then added a pinch of city-building mechanics and survivor elements? You’d get No Rest for the Wicked from Moon Studios, the team best known for the Ori games. It’s ambitious and bound to inspire conversati... more

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18 days ago

Special guest Lucy James (GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Frames Per Second Podcast) joins Frushtick and Plante to discuss Another Crab’s Treasure. Have you ever wondered what it would have looked like had Rare made a Souls-like in the early ‘00s? Now you have... more

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25 days ago

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4.9 out of 5 stars from 10.4k ratings
  • Simply, The Best.

    This podcast got me back into video games after a 10yr break.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    wedmond758
    United States25 days ago
  • Final Fantasy X-2 has always been good

    If people enjoy the combat system in FFVII:Remake, the job system in other FF's, and complained about the linearity of FFX, then Final Fantasy X-2 is the game for you. However, due to a lot of sexism at the time of release, it got dunked on for being too girly and written off, though it's been a hit among queer and female gamers throughout the year. It deals with a lot of nuanced exploration of reconstruction after turmoil and rejection of obligatory labor places upon female sacrificial archetyp... more

    Apple Podcasts
    1
    zayzay91
    United Statesa month ago
  • Video game professors

    The Besties is my #1 video game podcast— and still would be even if it wasn’t the only one I listened to! Due to a combination of life circumstances, monetary restrictions, and incredibly particular taste, my Steam library contains only about 20 games, and over half of them were games I learned about from this show. These guys are THE place to go not only to be introduced to something you love, but to learn through their discussions WHY you love it and gain an incredible amount of insight into h... more

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Teesbees
    United Statesa month ago
  • Podcast was good for awhile, but got more woke and meat-headed as it went. The last straw for me was a bunch of BS about RE5 being racist.

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    SomeGuy121
    a month ago
  • Russ is truly awful

    Please get rid of Russ

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Meacatcosplay
    United Statesa month ago

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