Multiplayer games; The platform to claim superiority over others as you enjoy the abusive slurs hurled towards you. These games sure are lovely to banish into a world where you feel like the King of the World.
Game developers sure love to focus more on multiplayer games and why not? After all, it generates more revenue and rate of players as developers can introduce tons of micro-transactions. No wonder the popular micro-transactions/part-time gaming company; EA Games said that single-player games are finished.
There are tons of multiplayer games out there & in this list, we rank the top ten best among them.
The Best Multiplayer Games In Market
10. League Of Legends
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows
League of Legends has been around for over a decade. With over 115 million active players in 2020, it is considered one of the largest Esports games in the world. The game competition has reached an international level with players around the world fighting for the League of Legends World Championship. Such is its popularity that the world championship event is covered on major streaming platforms along with ESPN on cable TV.
The gameplay consists of a team vs team scenario with 5 players on each team. The players control their avatars called “champions” and their goal is to defeat the opposing team. The champions vary in terms of strength & abilities and players get stronger upon gaining experience points and equipping items on purchase.
9. Call Of Duty: Warzone
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Oh, you’re gonna see a lot of battle royale shooters on this list, and sure, why not? The genre has been on a meteoric rise since 2017 with a lot of companies diving into it. After all, nothing beats the thrill of an action-shooter & the fight for the survival of the best and most skilled.
Thus, It was only a matter of time that Activision would bring their most popular FPS franchise into the mix. Not so surprisingly, Call of Duty Warzone took off immediately upon release with over 100 million users as of April 2021.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Well, we did say to expect more FPS games on this list. 2016’s Game Of The Year; Overwatch is considered as one of the best games ever. The game is a popular professional ESport, with its developer; Blizzard Entertainment holding The Overwatch league for its community.
The game assigns players into two teams with 6 on each side. Players select from a wide roster of characters called “Heroes” with unique abilities and class types. The class types are;
Tank Heroes– Heroes who can absorb a high amount of damage
Damage Heroes– These heroes deal a high amount of attack damage on the opposition
Support Heroes– Heroes who can provide health & item support to their team members
What sets Overwatch apart from its FPS counterpart are its fun & memorable characters. It feels like an RPG shooter where players can have endless fun without the game feeling repetitive and stale.
7. Among US
Platform(s): Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4/5, Xbox One/Series X/S
We have already covered Among Us in our post here. Kindly check it out!
6. Rocket League
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4/5, Xbox One, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch
Which one do you like more; football games or vehicular games? Or, do you like them both equally? Psyonix gives you the best of both worlds in their 2015 game; Rocket League. A team-based football game where players control rocket-powered cars and try to hit the ball in the back of their opponent’s goal.
The innovative gameplay of Rocket League was widely praised by the gaming community. It soon rose in popularity to become a top esport game with Psyonix, ESL & Major League Gaming hosting leagues for players around the world. Rocket League was recently made free-to-play across all platforms. Thus, making it a must-play for players with their friends.
5. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4/5, Xbox Series X/S, Android, iOS
We have already covered Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout on this post here. Kindly check it out!
4. PlayerUnknownBattlegrounds (PUBG)
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Stadia
Wow, can you believe we went 3 whole spots without including an FPS multiplayer game? We will now talk about one of the games which revolutionized the Battel Royale shooter genre; PUBG.
PUBG needs no introduction, it is a household name in India. Arguably, the most popular mobile game in India, even a non-gamer is aware of its popularity Sadly, PUBG also has its fair share of controversies and it was banned by the Indian Government in September 2020.
However, KRAFTON is bringing PUBG back to India in the form of an Indian Variant known as Battlegrounds Mobile India. Soon, players will be able to relive their gaming days with friends & family alike.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Linus, macOS, PlayStation 3/4/5, Xbox One/Series X/S, Windows Phone, Nintendo Switch
Minecraft is a game that may not be for everyone. Regardless, it is not the best-selling video game of all time for nothing. Players explore a 3D world with infinite terrain where they could extract explore raw materials and use them to craft items, tools, and structures. Players can play solo or co-operate or compete with other players.
The creative liberation of Minecraft received critical acclaim. Players can modify the game to their will where they can create new gameplay, items & assets.
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Okay, we assure you that this is the last time you’ll gander at a Battle Royale shooter on this list. Because this time, we talk about the game which is a cultural phenomenon among the Battle Royale genre.
Epic Game’s Fortnite grants no introduction. While PUBG was an introduction to Battle Royale shooter, Fortnite improved upon the technical flaws. The game is praised for its art style, crisp gameplay & pop-culture skins.
And the number 1 ranking on our list for best multiplayer games to play with friends is….
1. Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) Online
Platform(s): Playstation 3/4/5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows
Are you really surprised? GTA V is Rockstar Games’ ultimate cash cow. Already introduced in previous 2 generations, it was recently confirmed as a port to next-gen as well. The reaction to that may have been met with an amalgamation of disappointment & anger but can you really blame Rockstar? It is their highest selling game ever.
Imagine all the fun stuff you could do in GTA V. Now, imagine doing them with friends. You could do racing, heists, invoke a gang war with other players or you could simply fool around. Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to have fun until the very end.
Now, we wait for Rockstar to announce GTA V in advance for Playstation 10 & Xbox Gigantium Nebula (Oh you think Microsoft knows how to properly name their console?)