Looking for the top table tennis PC games to compete with friends or play against AI (Artificial Intelligence)? Table tennis, whiff-whaff, or ping pong is a well-known competitive sport, but game developers rarely paid it attention because it’s a niche. However, the lack of demand among the populace never stopped dedicated publishers or individual developers from letting others enjoy the beauty of this table game. Case in point, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (2006) for Wii and Xbox 360 surprised everyone because it stood out from all they published. Now, let’s get into what the best table tennis games for PC are.
Table Tennis Pro sits at the throne of the leading table tennis sports games to play on PC. While it doesn’t excel graphically, it has low system requirements and permits single-player and multiplayer matches against friends in co-op or shared screen. It boasts a great ball control system and brings 31 AI players of varying difficulty to battle alone or with a friend. You can enjoy Practice Mode to relax and improve your skills or go into League, Tournament, or Mini-Game mode to feel the challenge. Replaying saved games in slow motion and customizing tables and bats is possible, too.
If you’re looking for the best-looking table tennis game, Eleven Table Tennis is the winner. Unfortunately, it requires a VR (virtual reality) headset or workarounds on your PC. However, if you can get it started, you’ll enjoy beautiful graphics as you play with a friend or alone, versus fellow players online or the computer. It has received a ton of positive reviews for realism and the fun factor, and gamers even boast of applying the skills they learned in VR to real life. The only downside is that it’s a lot more expensive than others on our list.
Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR is close to Eleven Table Tennis in many ways. First, graphics are nearly as beautiful, physics feel realistic (professional players helped via motion capture animations), and the game supports VR. Plus, it enhances the typical experience by introducing a story of a Racket Fury Tournament. The competition lets residents in the huge galaxy maintain peace, and you, as Zen, are challenged to join the team that won many tournaments over the year, the Division of Steel. You can enjoy Practice Mode, join Full Simulation, or try Arcade Mode.
If you don’t feel like playing alone (although you can) and also dislike paying a penny to enjoy the sport, we suggest Ping Pong League. It’s a free representative among the most popular table tennis PC games. It lets you practice a lot in Arcade Mode on 3 difficulties, whether casually or to chase a high score. The game also permits you to roam every table tennis room. Plus, Ping Pong League facilitates inviting Steam friends and others from around the world and using hand gestures and voice chat. The goal is yours: sheer fun, competing for weekly ranking, or both.
We’re staying on the topic of VR-powered games for a bit, then moving away permanently. As things stand, you need to invest in a PC VR headset or use one of many VR emulators to enjoy the sport. PingPong Kings VR is a worthy title to do either, as it tries its best to stay as lifelike as possible. This single-player title comes with a straightforward user interface and easy-to-master controls. Bats/rackets are the only thing that can stand out, as players can adjust them from regular to funny style and size. Sounds, animations, and a cheering audience add to the feeling, too.
Pro Table Tennis VR is in Early Access at the time of publication, otherwise, it’d be much higher on the list. However, seeing as how there’s a lack of qualifying titles and that you can already try it and realize its potential, it sure has a spot in our opinion. The developers invested time into analyzing the physics of the sport and already let you practice against the computer or modify physics to change the rules and have more fun. Eventually, the game will have a single-player campaign that lets the player go from leagues to world-level tournaments.
VR SUPERSPORTS covers many sports, and table tennis is one. You need the original game to enjoy this DLC. However, we think it’s a small price to pay for a realistic audio experience and lifelike ping pong physics. The developers even hired a table tennis coach to make it as realistic as possible. The game is based on three difficulty levels but nudges you toward hard mode and the gradual development of your skills.
If you require a break from super realistic table tennis experiences and want something fun, with older, console-like cartoonish graphics, Kung Fu Ping Pong is the answer. This 2017 title starts you off as a newbie and forces you to work under a master animal to become a pro. Each master, currently only fox and monkey, teaches you a different skill. For instance, fox trains your accuracy since you have to work with bombs on the table. In contrast, the monkey forces you to demonstrate speed as the balls are incredibly fast.
Once again, not every title has to be realistic, with beautiful graphics, and in VR to be excellent. The developers of Lofi Ping Pong found a way to link fun and other benefits. They combined 2D ping pong gameplay with the power of low-frequency meditative rhythm music. It boasts six table tennis locations and supports solo and split-screen gameplay with a friend. You can modify the game rules, too, and the more you progress, the more lofi tracks you unlock. Players can even upload their music and play to its rhythm.
Do you like to think outside the box? Do you enjoy playing some objectively weird but unreasonably fun games? If both answers were yes, go for Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000. This 2D game takes place in the year 3000 and has a wide variety of RPG (role-playing game) elements such as increasing stats, casting magic spells, equipping items, beast riding, and learning abilities. You can even “romance” boss paddles through charisma and sweet talk skills. Table tennis is at the core of the gameplay, nonetheless.