10 Best Games to Play Like Lethal Company

The fun doesn't have to end. Here are 10 games like Lethal Company, once you're done scavenging scrap.
An Earth Leviathan in Lethal Company.
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Getting that same chaotic energy as you get from Lethal Company is no easy task. Or maybe not chaotic energy, maybe just a good laugh with friends and proximity voice chat. I’ll go over 10 games to play that give some similar laughs and sometimes scares as Lethal Company.

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10. Escape the Backrooms

The library in Escape the Backrooms.
Image via Fancy Games

This is one of many four-player-only entries, but it’s worth it if that suits your friend group. Escape the Backrooms has you traversing over 20 very bizarre stages, just trying to get through and make it to the end. The increasingly bizarre areas you have to survive through, though, aren’t too keen on letting you see your adventure completed.

What’s in Escape the Backrooms is varied enough to keep it interesting, but it’s a short game. It took me and one friend just over five hours to clear the game. It doesn’t have the randomness factor of Lethal Company, but it’s a fun multiplayer horror romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously and has proximity voice chat.

9. Void Crew

The crew in Void Crew.
Image via Focus Entertainment

Void Crew hasn’t been in Early Access for very long, but it’s a very promising four-player co-op title with loads of customization and plenty of situations where one mistake can mean the end. Unlike most of the other games I chose for this list, Void Crew is also a mission-based roguelite without a prolonged campaign.

There are ship and gadget unlocks serving as an overlay of progression, but each mission is self-contained and serves as its own adventure. This is a really stellar ship crew game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. You and your crew can each choose your roles and fly out shooting.

8. Embr

A guy on a phone in Embr.
Image via Curve Games

A firefighting game, seriously? Yeah, seriously. Embr has you putting out fires and stealing from the people you’re meant to be protecting. What’s not to love? Embr‘s later stages turn to pure chaos as you and your firefighter squad rush through increasingly convoluted buildings to save a bunch of phone addicts.

Luckily, your frustration over finding yet another person playing games on their phone sitting on a toilet can be abated by stealing every TV and valuable in the building. It’s some great fun for four players, and has a free Secret Hosr DLC where one player acts in secret against the rest of the team. It’s a bit like Among Us — but with fire.

7. Among Us

Calling an emergency meeting in Among Us.
Image via Innersloth

This is the most obvious entry to this list. Ultimately, both games are ones where you’re meant to work together with your crew for the greater good. Just in Among Us, whoever is tasked with being the Impostor is meant to ruin everything for you by murdering you and sabotaging. In Lethal Company, it’s either the monsters you come across or a crewmate messing around.

Both have gotten me killed about the same amount of times by now, honestly. Both games are amazing fun and give a ton of laughs, there’s no reason not to try Among Us if you’ve avoided it all this time and love the social chaos of Lethal Company.

6. Phasmophobia

Hunting a ghost in Phasmophobia.
Image via Kinetic Games

There aren’t many entries here that are on the “serious” side of the spectrum, but this is one of them. Phasmophobia isn’t quite the audacious and silly game some of these others are, but I’ve had my fair share of laughs at my own and my friends’ dumb deaths.

You and your crew will have a host of tools to use to investigate ghosts in homes, campsites, and other buildings. Once your collective sanity has drained, the ghost will be on the hunt. This is just another really fun multiplayer horror game, though it lacks the silly factor of Lethal Company. Regardless, it’s hard not to recommend the poster child for ghost hunting games. This one also has proximity voice chat.

5. Deep Rock Galactic

A dwarf with a flamethrower.
Image via Coffee Stain Publishing

You love working for a nameless corporation that doesn’t care whether you live or die, all the while pounding fists with your buds, right? Of course you do! So why haven’t you played Deep Rock Galactic yet? You and up to three other people get to choose your class of ornery dwarf and get sent out to the nearest randomized space rock to mine for valuable ores, clear out bug monsters, and repair equipment in the depths of the caverns your crew carves out themselves.

There’s something cathartic about DRG. Maybe it’s all the yelling “Rock and stone!” or “For Karl!” Who knows. There are a ton of unlocks in this one, it’s entirely too easy to dump a few hundred hours into it with a group of friends.

4. Inside the Backrooms

Investigating the ceiling in Inside the Backrooms.
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There are indeed two Backrooms entries on my list, and I’m not apologizing for it. Inside the Backrooms is Enter the Backrooms‘ bigger brother. Both are four-player co-op horror games with proximity voice, but Inside the Backrooms requires a bit more teamwork and is the more unsettling of the two.

Regardless, it’s still an amazing amount of fun with a friend or three. If you were to have to choose between the two, I’d probably recommend this one over the other. It’s just more atmospheric and has more to manage, plus it has a respawn system. It is incredibly funny running for a hiding spot at the same time as a team mate, getting in there first, and listening to them freak out before their voice cuts.

3. Party Animals

Animals fighting in Party Animals.
Image via Source Technology

It’s time again for something completely different! If my editor would let me write this entry as only “Wobbly animals in costumes punch each other, and it’s haha, hehe funny,” I would. But he won’t. Party Animals really is a great time with friends. If you queue up with four, you’ll be put against other teams of four. If you queue up with more, you’ll be split evenly (if possible) and matched with random players and pit against one another.

It’s just cute, light fun that will cause every cell in your body to fill with rage after your friend decks you in the face for the fifth time while you’re just trying to toss the Buzz Ball towards the opposing team’s goal.

The player hiding in The Outlast Trials.
Image via Red Barrels

2. The Outlast Trials

Don’t you love jarring transitions? I recommend Party Animals, which is a very lighthearted game, then turn around and recommend The Outlast Trials, which is the exact opposite. The Outlast Trials is a very fun game with some of the most intuitive controls in the horror game space, but it also has some very extreme gore. That may not tickle the fancy of some, but this is a deceptively easy co-op horror game to get into that, again, offers proximity voice chat and is purely mission-based.

The missions here are in set maps. This is probably the second least funny game on this list, unless you find the absurdity of the extreme levels of violence to be funny. I admit I do, because so much of it is just ridiculously over the top.

1. Sea of Thieves

Pirate ghosts on the attack in Sea of Thieves.

Last but not least is Sea of Thieves, which mostly veers outside of horror territory unless you have thalassophobia (which I do) or an intense fear of ghost pirates. Sea of Thieves has you and your crew sail the high seas in search of adventure and loot. If you stayed away from it over the years because of the PvP aspect, have no fear: it now has PvE servers.

There’s plenty of room for error on any crew, and so much to see from one end of the sea to the next, that it’s hard not to recommend this as a Lethal Company alternative. I don’t want to go into what I accidentally did to my friend’s ship the first time I played. It was funny to me at least.

While not all the games I listed here are exactly like Lethal Company, what exactly is? There are sure to be plenty of clones to come, but as it stands, it’s a distinctly unique co-op horror game that has just the right amount of silliness. Some entries I included are less funny, some are less horror-oriented, but all are a great time with friends or just other people in general. They’re all pretty cheap, too, which makes them even better.

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Ashley Shankle
Ashley's been with GameSkinny since the start, and is a certified loot goblin. Has a crippling Darktide problem, 500 hours on only Ogryn (hidden level over 300). Currently playing Darktide, GTFO, RoRR, Palworld, and Immortal Life.