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43 Multiplayer Online Games You Must Play

A lot of people are starved for any kind of interaction. We try to address this need for socialization through family or online with friends but that tends to grow stale fast. Thankfully, there are games that allow you to fill the void of free time the quarantine gives you! Multiplayer games allow you to play with other people and forge relationships and friendships online. So, without further ado, here are 43 multiplayer online games that you must try today.

 

DOTA 2

DoTA 2: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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The sequel to the quintessential MOBA that started it all, Dota 2 was released at a time when people didn’t think that a true sequel to Defense of the Ancients will be released. With the rising popularity of League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth, Valve took on Dota’s lead designer Icefrog and created Dota 2. This has paved the way for one of the best multiplayer online games in the market.

The game is a faithful recreation of the original DotA’s heroes and items. Dota 2 is not only a great game but is also a love letter to the MOBA genre. It implements complex and beautiful mechanics that attracted highly-skilled players. A dash of some good ol’ RNG also makes the game hard to predict, helping it skyrocket to the top of gaming charts when it was released.

While the game grew bigger every year since release, its momentum slowed down due to the other MOBA’s taking some of the limelight. However, the community’s passion for the game still holds strong, and The International is still considered one of the most prestigious esports tournament in the world.

Dota 2 is available on PC and can be downloaded for free on Steam.

 

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

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The originator of the Battle Royale genre, PUBG is a multiplayer online game BR that pits you against other players and drops you and everyone with you on a plane on an uninhabited island. Your goal? Kill them all — every last one of them — and win the coveted chicken dinner. A simple enough concept that is difficult to practice. After all, you’re not the only one who wants that chicken dinner, and they want that dinner BAD.

In addition to a Solo mode where you drop in by yourself, there are also Duo and Squad Modes where you squad in with a friend or three to work together and get that win. Of course, you can queue in with random players as well, though you’re not gonna know how good they are until you’ve been dropped into the island. But it’s all in good fun, and shooting other players with bullets is incredible.

In addition to all this, the map is constantly shrinking, thanks to the ingenious mechanic of a restricting circle. The circle’s boundary is random every game, so going in with a pre-established tactic is difficult. You’re gonna have a bad time if you’re outside the circle as your health slowly ticks down to zero. In short, play fast, stay in the circle, and kill your enemies. That’s the essence of the game.

All in all, PUBG is a great multiplayer online game that you can enjoy not only by yourself, but with your peers as well. Its great fun with great replayability not only for yourself, but for your friends as well.

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds can be bought and downloaded on Steam for the PC. Though you can also play it on Xbox and Playstation as well. PUBG has a mobile version, called PUBG Mobile, that’s available on both Android and iOS.

 

Smite

Smite: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Another MOBA game makes its way into this list. This time, however, you’re using gods.

Smite is different from other MOBA’s in that it’s a third-person MOBA instead of the traditional top-down that we’re all used to. Through this you have a limited field of view of Smite’s battlefield but also adds a unique flavor to the typical MOBA genre.

The game’s heroes – or Gods – have diverse abilities and playstyles, giving players an opportunity to find a God that they find the most fun to play with. All in all, Smite is a game for those who wish to feel like a god and flaunt it in the arena.

Smite is available on PC on Steam. It is also available on PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

 

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Created from the popular Warcraft real-time strategy games, World of Warcraft is an MMORPG that was released in 2004. The fact that it still has a strong and passionate community that allowed it to flourish for more than 15 years is a testament to the team that created it.

Set in the land of Azeroth, players create their own characters and explore the world as Adventurers. The world jam-packed with characters from the previous iterations of the franchise that you can interact with, from the Undead Lich King to the Archmage Jaina Proudmore. Hell, even some joke characters and cameos from other games in Blizzard’s long gaming history are there as well, all while following through the story that is continuously transforming Azeroth.

The game garnered critical acclaim and is a pioneer for successful; MMO’s everywhere. And even though the player base diminished since its peak, the community is still alive and incredibly vibrant. This is a great multiplayer online game to get your hands into. as long as you don’t mind the lore dumps and hours of grinding that will be coming in.

World of Warcraft is available for PC gamers only. You can play the game for free, but some content will be restricted to their respective expansions. The game can be downloaded on Battle.net, which you can download here.

 

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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One of the OG games that are still being played today, Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer online FPS game made by Valve with the Team Fortress IP. Players choose between the RED and BLU sides and battle it out in various game modes players can choose from. From King of the Hill, Deathmatch, to Capture the Flag, TF2 has something for everyone and allows players to go wild with the creative abilities the various characters have. From the pyromaniacal Pyro to the Medic that’s clearly not a licensed practitioner. Even the Heavy who seems a little bit too obsessed with his minigun is fun to play. Each of the characters in the game has a particular flair and unique gameplay mechanics that add to the game’s replayability.

In addition to their passionate community, Valve allows other players to create various cosmetic items for the game as well. If you have a creative mind, there’s a pretty big chance that your work can get featured there.

All in all, with a community of passionate players, great gameplay, and interesting characters, Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer online game that an FPS fan will love to play.

Team Fortress 2 is available in PC through Steam and is also playable on Xbox and PlayStation.

 

Destiny 2

Destiny 2: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Bungee really knocked it out of the park when they made the first Destiny game. So much so that when they announced that they were making a sequel instead of adding newer expansions, a lot of people’s eyebrows were raised in a bad way. And true enough, Destiny 2 released to quite a tongue lashing from the series’ rabid fans. But with a few tweaks and a lot of love, Bungee managed to save the game and galvanize the fans towards the new version of Destiny.

Like the previous iteration, Destiny 2 is a first-person multiplayer looter shooter that gives players loads of customization and online gameplay. And with a lot of new things coming out this year, expect Destiny 2 to grow even more popular through 2020 and beyond.

Destiny 2 is available in PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

 

Apex Legends

Apex Legends: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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From hyper-mobile gameplay that gives itself to your team flanking maneuvers to the respawn beacons that allow you to bring your teammates back to life after they die, Apex Legends gives you all the great things that battle royales have and more. Where Respawn’s hero shooter truly shines, however, is with its impressive ping system.

Respawn crafted its simple yet comprehensive pings as a workaround for their decision to not include voice communication between players. The system was so good that it set the standard for other games in the competitive BR genre. For that alone, and the fact that the game is just awesome to play, Apex Legends is a game an avid gamer should try.

Apex Legends is available to download for free on EA’s Unity Store. It’s also available on PS4, and Xbox 1.

 

Warframe

Warframe: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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There’s an age-old adage about entertainment that still stands true today: everything’s better in space. And Warframe showed us that ninjas in space are dope as all hell.

Warframe is a co-op third-person shooter game where teams of ninjas – wait, I’m sorry – Warframes go on out to kill bad guys. The game mixes in some MMO elements alongside the sensibilities of a straightforward action/adventure game, creating a slick, awesome, exciting, and very sociable MMORPG for people to enjoy. In addition to this, the amount of customization in this game is INSANE. It is endlessly fun to create new builds for you to kill your enemies with.

Warframe is available to download for free on PC. It’s also available on PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

 

Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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FFXIV earned its place in one of the best MMORPG games the hard way around. They suffered a pretty bad launch and had to spend months salvaging the game. Fortunately, Square Enix managed to right the game’s course with the help of some passionate players in their community. And with the recent Shadowbringers Update comes the games’s renaissance. It is one of the best MMORPG games in the industry today.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC, Xbox 1 and PS4.

 

Rainbow Six Siege

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While Rainbow Six Siege might have taken some inspiration to CS:GO, it doesn’t mean that it was going to be just another clone of the successful FPS. While they also suffered a troubled launch as FFXIV, Ubisoft didn’t give up on their game.

They listened to their player base and made improvements. After a few updates and several rocky seasons, the game began to flourish into a great multiplayer online game with an exciting esports scene.

Gameplay-wise, the game is dope. Tight gunplay alongside operator-specific abilities and destructible environments? Sign me up!

Rainbow Six Siege is available on Steam for PC, PS4, and Xbox 1.

 

Fortnite

Fortnite: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Surprisingly, Fortnite wasn’t meant to be a Battle Royale at first. Its Save the World Mode was the OG version of Fortnite, but the sudden boom the BR Genre got made Epic hop into the gravy train and add their own spin of things. Thus, Fortnite Battle Royale was born.

As for the spin on things that we mention? Well… Remember when you can destroy things to create other things in Minecraft? Fortnite added that in their Battle Royale recipe, allowing players to create barriers from wood, stone and steel. Due to this, the gameplay is tight and exciting to perfectly complement the solid gunplay. All in all, Fortnite is a BR game that one can sink into and play excessively. And with the release of their mobile version, you can take the game out on the streets as well.

Fortnite is available on PC through the Epic Games Store, PS4, Xbox 1, Android, and iOS.

 

Dawn of War II

Dawn of War 2: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Dawn of War II was a critically acclaimed game from Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K series. Though there weren’t that many who actually played it due to the sparsity of its content. However, the game began to have a cult following after the release of two expansions (Chaos Rising and Retribution). 40K fans and real-time strategy fans absolutely adore this game. Add in a VERY passionate modding community, the release of the game’s Elite Mod, and several fan-made additions, and the game’s multiplayer experience is still giving players an excellent online experience with other people. The game is a hidden gem that should really be showcased more.

Dawn of War II is available in PC and can be downloaded on Steam. The game’s Elite Mod can be downloaded here.

 

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Sea of Thieves didn’t really have that much going for it during its 2016 release. The open-world online piracy adventure game shows off damn near everything that the game has to offer in a few hours of playtime. Though some people might say that it needs more stuff to do, they’re missing one thing: Sea of Thieves is all about the players that play them.

The game’s gameplay loop of going out on the open seas and brave harsh voyages to dig up chests filled with treasure, fight enormous sea monsters or undead skeletons, or delivering precious cargo, is meant to give players opportunities for interactions, both with your own pirate crew and against other player pirates that you encounter out. The game’s light and accessible gameplay make it a relaxing multiplayer online game to sink your teeth into.

Sea of Thieves is available on PC and Xbox 1.

 

Overwatch

Overwatch: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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FPS games are a dime in a dozen these days. An FPS game must offer something cool to entice players and stand out, and that’s what Blizzard gave players when they unveiled Overwatch. It’s an exciting hero shooter that puts emphasis on player skill.

Overwatch takes notes from the team-based gameplay that Team Fortress 2 popularized and turned it to 11. They gave players full control over what team compositions they’re going to create, and the heroes have fundamentally different playstyles that make team composition and collaboration absolutely necessary to win. Teams that do this are rewarded with a great time.

Overwatch is available on PC, PS4, Xbox 1, and Nintendo Switch.

 

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Titanfall 2 has one of the greatest single-player FPS plots ever, but the game also has a pretty robust multiplayer. The game’s multiplayer is all about the interplay between you and your robot against opposing pilots and mechs. The robot is a sick gamechanger as well. Couple that with a great multiplayer online game that takes some nods from Call of Duty and adds features like grappling hooks and huge robots, and you have a great game that you would really like to play alongside your buddies.

Titanfall 2 is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox 1.

 

Monster Hunter World

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RPG fights usually play out predictably: you go near a monster, you hit it a few times, it falls over and dies. In Monster Hunter World, that isn’t the case. Killing this game’s rich gallery of humungous monsters requires strategy, teamwork, preparation, and a LOT of stat-increasing meals.

Taking the great gameplay that the series has propagated for years, Monster Hunter World is an absolute masterpiece. It lets you destroy a monster’s body parts if you hit it enough times to weaken and kill it. After slaughtering the behemoth, you loot its corpse to craft your weapons and armor.

This satisfying gameplay loop is so effective and addicting that the game was pretty much one of the best games that came out the year it released. And the release of Iceborne gives MH vets more content (and monsters) to slay.

Monster Hunter World is available on Steam for PC, Xbox 1, and PS4.

 

Clash Royale

Clash Royale: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Coming from the makers of Clash of Clans, Clash Royale makes you go toe-to-toe against other players by summoning your armies to destroy your opponent’s castle. That’s it. It’s simple, it’s fun, and in general, very easy to get into. If you’re looking for a way to pass the time, then Clash Royale is the game for you.

Clash Royale is available on Android and iOS.

 

Minecraft

Minecraft: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Minecraft has been around for a long time now. Though it went under the radar for a few years, it has experienced a resurgence in the consciousness of games. It has a simple goal. Survive. And survive you have to because when night comes, all sorts of creatures come out to play. And its not just nights that have dangers. The day also has dangers of their own. With Creepers stalking the various plains, zombies at night, spiders in the caves, and skeletons roam the world. All in all, you have to survive and prepare to kill the Ender Dragon. That is the goal if you’re playing survival mode.

If you’re playing creative mode, well, get your creative glasses on because the world is your oyster. You can use the various Minecraft blocks at your disposal to create cool and awesome vistas, huge monuments, and more. Also, you can do this with friends. How cool is that?

Minecraft is available on PC, Xbox 1, PS4, Android, and iOS.

 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has an underwhelming origin story. A refresh of Valve’s previous refresh of a Half-Life 1 mod, CS:GO was conceived as nothing more ambitious than a console port; an experiment to see if PlayStation and Xbox gamers would engage with the Counter-Strike name. And if PC players fancied a go, what’s the harm? As it turns out, we got one of the best multiplayer online games on PC.

Thanks to regular CS:GO updates, the shooter sensation is consistently one of the most played games on Steam. Its weapon skins support an entire cottage industry of trading sites. It is an ultra-competitive, high prize pool esport. Twitch is loaded with thousands of CS:GO streams.

Its popularity is self-evident, but its quality requires a deeper understanding of its appeal both as a nostalgia trip and a well-supported, pacey shooter with state-of-the-art spectator tools. Valve’s masterpiece is ripe for tactical exploitation, meaning you should check out our CS:GO tips if you want to succeed. Bristling with razor-sharp weapon feedback, this FPS is more comforting than mama’s homemade apple pie.

CS:GO is available on Steam for PC.

 

League of Legends/League of Legends: Wild Rift

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Touted to be the spiritual successor of the popular Warcraft 3 mod DotA, League of Legends came during a time when people were looking for a MOBA that they can get into without the OG version’s more esoteric and complicated mechanics. Riot Games delivered this premise with LoL. And its release changed the MOBA scene forever.

With 148 (and growing!) champions in its roster, LoL has something for everyone. Any champion is viable (unless they’re patched/nerfed into oblivion by Riot), and the various champion synergies ensure that you always have something new to do on the Summoner’s Rift. With Riot regularly adding and tweaking the game’s mechanics, you have a game that’s beloved the world over.

In addition to this, the game also has a recently released mobile spinoff called League of Legends: Wild Rift. This was made so Riot can take advantage of the booming mobile gaming market that’s out there. That and to make League an on-the-go experience. Either way, the League beckons to those who are up for it.

League of Legends is available on PC on Riot Games’ Launcher. League of Legends: Wild Rift is available on Android and iOS.

 

Rocket League

Rocket League: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Football but with RC cars. Sounds ridiculous?  Well, someone at Psyonix thought it was downright awesome. And thank God for him sticking to his guns because we got one of the best multiplayer online games that ever came out. Ever.

Rocket League’s success is due to the game’s streamlined design. The only thing you need to do? Push a ball across the field into the opposing goalpost with a car. That’s it. It’s a simple but addicting concept.

Rocket League puts a lot of emphasis into team play, which makes it a purely multiplayer experience. You pass the ball to your teammates and ensure that the ball goes to the goal. But you also have to take into account the speed of your car; where the ball is currently located; is it in the air; are YOU in the air; a plethora of other things that needs to be considered. Since the game is physics-based, you’ll have a hard time if you don’t know what you’re doing. Either way, it’s all in the spirit of good fun and friendly competition.

Rocket League is available on PC, Xbox 1, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

 

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Call of Duty is a game series that should’ve thought about a Battle Royale Mode a long time ago. Their game just really fits the mode. But alas, PUBG got there first; Fortnite became super popular with the mainstream; Apex Legends is quickly becoming a mainstay. But the CoD franchise now has a foothold into the genre with the release of Warzone, and they came out with a bang.

Featuring the typical CoD gunplay that we all know and love, it added some extra additions to the BR genre, most notably the respawn system. True, you can respawn, but you have to fight for it. You do this by having a 1v1 inside the game’s Gulag where the dead players go. Win the fight, and you get to go back to the playing area, of course without your gear. Lose? And well, you’re out of luck. There are respawn items that your teammates can buy to revive you, but where’s the fun in that? Also, you get to throw rocks and other things at the players fighting in the gulag while waiting for your turn, which adds to the fun.

Call of Duty: Warzone is available on PC, Xbox 1 and PS4.

 

Minecraft: Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Minecraft’s a well-known game for years now, and it still gives players hours upon hours of fun. However, if you’re one of those that want something a little bit different from the IP, Mojang released Minecraft: Dungeons. It does exactly what it says on the tin: Minecraft with elements of dungeon crawling games like Diablo in it. The game has a plot, loot gathering, and Minecraft’s signature style of graphics. It’s a cool combination for those that want a little bit more plot in their block-based world. And boy howdy Mojang delivered.

Minecraft Dungeons is available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.

 

World of Tanks

World of Tanks: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Wargaming.net is a really cool cucumber when they decided to unveil their game, World of Tanks, which is exactly what is says. You fight using tanks. You’ll use historical tanks from the various wars throughout history. You can upgrade said tanks, add additional health, make them go faster, the whole works. You then bring them out to the battlefield against other players and shoot each other until the opposing side is dead. Simple, uncomplicated, fun.

World of Tanks is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox 1.

 

War Thunder

War Thunder: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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War Thunder’s set on World War II. The combat-heavy flight sim gives players the ability to go inside the cockpits of iconic warplanes hailing from the five world powers of the time. If you’re in it for a serious dogfighting simulator where piloting the plane is a complicated thing to do, you can do that here. But if you’re looking to play in a more arcadey fashion, you ALSO can do it here. And while planes are the main focus of the game, War Thunder also doesn’t neglect the other aspects of warfare with their tanks and other war implements. So there’s a lot of things you can do, and its great to play.

War Thunder is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox 1.

 

Hearthstone

Hearthstone: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Blizzard released Hearthstone in 2014 and after that, well… They’ve been giving players quite an experience. Through taking various fan-favorites from the Warcraft universe like Jaina Proudmore, Tyrande Whisperwind, and others, players fight in a card duel to the death. Well, not REALLY to the death but you get the point. Players win by making use of a variety of magical spells and minions to reduce their enemy’s health to zero.

It’s a pretty simple premise, if you think about it. You do have to take note of the mana crystals that dictate how many cards you can play in a turn, but the game has a wide variety of cool strats that will keep you coming back for more.

Hearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

 

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Though it’s not as prominent as it was at launch, Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is still a pretty beloved MOBA. They took heroes from various entries in Blizzard’s storied history and came up with a game that has you play these heroes (and villains) in a series of 5v5 matches with random mechanics decided by the game itself. From killing the undead underneath the arena to taking temples in order to bring forth their guardian, the games are fun and exciting. It definitely is a great way to unwind.

Heroes of the Storm is available on PC through Battle.net.

 

EVE Online

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EVE Online can be said to be the most storied MMOs that’s still in play. The enormous space exploration title sees the rise and fall of various player-run empires and allegiances as they wage war on anyone and everyone. Players go all over a galaxy in spaceships of various sizes, getting resources through various means like mining, getting into battles with other players, trading with other players, and generally playing however they want. Whoever dares, wins. And you gotta be careful, because others are gonna covet what you currently have.

Even if it’s pretty hard to even START the game properly, EVE Online is a big and deep game that has a pretty big following of hardcore players. The player base is actually so involved that it’s creating its own virtual history. And every once in a while, the players decide that it’s time to do some slaughter and go on a war of galactic scale. Lastly, the game is now free: anyone can go and play the game now and see what all this is about.

EVE Online is available on Steam for PC.

 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is primarily a single-player game about you renovating an island that you’ve purchased from that bloody tanuki, Tom Nook into a bustling town worth visiting. However, the game is much more enjoyable through interaction with friends online. Visit their own islands, hang out together at either their or your own island, send them presents, receive presents, and more! All in all, it’s kinda like life if life has anthropomorphic animals wanting to move in with you.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is exclusively available on the Nintendo Switch.

 

ARMA 3

ARMA 3: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Arma 3 is the closest that you can get to finding yourself on a real battlefield. The game’s emphasis on large-scale battles and ultra-realism is one of the main draws this game has to people. The game also has a pretty dedicated community that knows the ins and outs of the game, and this makes it hard for casuals to get into. However, the game actually allows players to learn the intricacies pretty well; it’s up to the player to learn them. And even if the game gets a bit buggy, there are mods out there that help the game perform better. All in all, Arma 3 is a great ultra-realistic FPS that one can sink into for hours.

ARMA 3 is available on Steam for PC.

 

Teamfight Tactics

Teamfight Tactics: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Teamfight Tactics is Riot’s take on the Autobattler genre. It took some things from the Dota version, pitting you and seven other players into a game of rock, paper, scissors. Take heroes and improve them throughout the course of the game before duking it out to kill the other player. All in all, it’s a fun and relaxing way to unwind after a battle in the Rift or a stressful day at school or work.

Teamfight Tactics is available on PC.

 

Legends of Runeterra

Legends of Runeterra: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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When Riot announced that they’ll create multiple titles under the League of Legends IP, fans went wild. REALLY wild. The first thing they announced was League of Legends: Wild Rift, which drove everyone to the hype train. The next thing that they announced? Legends of Runeterra, a trading card game that takes advantage of League of Legends’ expansive universe.

The game is played similarly enough to Hearthstone, with the deck of cards that you create to battle against other players online. Each deck of cards is based on several champions and regions in Runeterra. From Freljord to the Shadow Isles, expect the game to have a deck of cards that looks and plays like those regions. It also allows you to play a deck specific to a particular champion.

Savvy players can create decks that suit their own unique playstyles, from smashing the other player’s cards to pieces to debuffing them to oblivion. Either way, Legends of Runeterra is another great addition to the Online TCG genre.

Legends of Runeterra is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle

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Arc System Works created a hidden masterpiece when they made the Blazblue franchise. And with the release of Cross Tag Battle, that franchise bloomed to new life. Boasting a total of 53 characters across both the base game and the Seasons 1 and 2 DLC to span seven titles, Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle gives players a 1v1 arcade experience in their own homes. And the multiplayer? Well, that’s exactly where it shines.

The game’s multiplayer mode is similar enough to other multiplayer fighting games. An online element comes in as you can have matches with other people online. In short, so long as you have internet, you can have a match with another person on the other side of the world. Just make sure that you actually have the internet connection for it.

Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle is available for PC on Steam, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

World of Warships

World of Warships: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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The warship spinoff of Wargaming.net’s hit World of Tanks, World of Warships plays similarly to its older brother. Only here, you control warships instead of tanks. This naval World of Tanks clone features four types of ships — cruisers, battleships, destroyers, and aircraft carriers — and multiple game modes. World of Warships is a strategic open-water combat simulator with deep customization options. Whether you’re playing the PvE Operations mode or squaring off against a real opponent in PvP, World of Warships should satisfy anyone looking for great ship combat.

Starcraft II

Starcraft 2: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Starcraft 2 released at a time where the first Starcraft was waning in prominence. Back in 2010, the scene was diminishing, given that Korea was the only place that even HAD tournaments in the first place. But with its release and the subsequent expansions that came after, the Starcraft series returned from near obscurity to take its place as one of the best multiplayer online games that you can play.

Setting itself in the Koprulu Sector after the events of the first game, Starcraft 2 has you play as beloved characters like Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan, Zeratul, and Artanis. You go through their story across three campaigns corresponding to the 3 main races in the game: Terran (your ordinary, squishy humans if they are in power armor and huge ass tanks that can turn into an artillery platform, et cetera.), Zerg (people say they’re discount Tyranids from Warhammer 40K but we think that they’re their own kind of horror), and the Protoss (noble telepathic space elves. Only, they don’t look like elves and are more relaxed).

After playing the game’s 3 campaigns (And the fourth DLC campaign that shows the events with a new character that was introduced during the Wings of Liberty expansion), you can dive into multiplayer. There you face off against other players using one of the three races to achieve total victory. You gain victory by either the opponent’s surrender (Often typed ‘gg’ by said opponent after you trash him in-game), or you completely wipe out all his structures and he can’t create anymore nor do they have the resources to create another base. Either way, the game’s emphasis on macro play as well as the various abilities of each unit gives Starcraft 2 a very high learning curve that is well made and very satisfying to play over and over again.

Starcraft 2 is available on Battle.net for PC.

Guilty Gear 2: Overture

Guilty Gear 2: Overture
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Another Arc System Works game makes this list. Guilty Gear 2: Overture may not be as popular as Cross Tag Battle, but it’s still a pretty cool fighting game. It has great visuals, awesome characters, and wacky attacks. In short, the game is a great multiplayer online game. And with the same robust multiplayer that Cross Tag Battle has, it’s no wonder that the game’s still enduring to this day as one of the best fighting games you can get.

Guilty Gear 2: Overture is available on Steam for PC, and Xbox One through Backwards compatibility.

Panzar

Panzar: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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For one thing, Panzar is weird. It combined a lot of different genres to create itself, from your typical MMO, to MOBA, RPG, and even strategy games. But somehow, it became all its own thing. Panzar has different game modes that players can go on to, from 8v8 PvP to six players against AI-controlled enemies. Either way, Panzar promises to be an interesting multiplayer online game for you and your friends to enjoy.

Panzar is available on Steam for PC.

SINoALICE

SINoALICE
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The game just released on Global last week and it already made quite a splash. Made by Square Enix and written by the illustrious Yoko Taro himself of Nier and Drakengard fame, SINoALICE has you take control of various fairy tale characters from Snow White, Cinderella, Pinocchio, and more. However… These aren’t the characters you know and love.

Cinderella is a sadistic hedonist, Snow White is a fanatic for Justice, and Pinocchio is somehow not a puppet and is being led around by a sentient staff. And those three are just the shallow part of this game’s very, VERY deep story.

The fairy tale characters in the game all want one thing: to revive their authors. They do this by going to the Library, a place that’s said to have the power to grant that wish. All characters have their own motivation for having said wish, but you have to play it to know more.

To get more characters and weapons, you have to play its gacha system. All weapons are usable and specific purposes. The main thing here, though, is the Jobs. Jobs are various forms that the characters in SINoALICE can take. It can go from a paladin version of Snow White, a magic-user Cinderella, to a hammer-wielding Pinocchio to name a few. All these characters can then equip weapons that they can use to destroy their enemies.

As for Multiplayer? The game has a Colosseum mode where you and your guild fight against other guilds. And there’s still more multiplayer online game options that the player can get in the future as the game’s just starting in Global. All in all, expect SINoALICE to grow bigger throughout 2020.

SINoALICE is available on Android and iOS.

GTA Online

GTA Online: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Yes, we need to have a GTA game here. GTA Online is, quite frankly, a great multiplayer experience. From running wild throughout the city destroying everything in your path (Except the buildings. Sad.) to going on heists to get more money, it’s great fun to play. Maybe sell some contraband or cool cars to earn some cash. Or perhaps you want to be a CEO?

There are many ways that you can play GTA Online. And due to it being online, you can share the experience with your friends. No longer will you have to do heists alone. It’s the perfect multiplayer online game that you don’t want to miss.

GTA Online is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Valorant

Valorant
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When Riot decided that they wanted to create their own Multiplayer FPS title, they went big. And we mean BIG. When Valorant released on open beta, the game spread like WILDFIRE. With both the tight gunplay of CS:GO and the hero abilities of Overwatch, players love the variety of play and the various characters the game has. Though the game still has a few growing pains since it just released, those who want to start in the FPS genre should try out Valorant. It is a great multiplayer online game.

Valorant is available on PC.

Dauntless

Dauntless: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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It’s easy to just pass off on Dauntless. What with Monster Hunter World being there and generally perfecting the formula for “Kick this monster’s ass and take its body part to create a cool piece of gear!” gameplay. But here’s the kicker: it delivers the Monster Hunter type of gameplay and makes it easier for those new to the genre. Generally, that’s not a good thing. But with Dauntless? They managed to trim down some of the beloved franchise’s more exhausting aspects to give players a good experience. So if you’re in it for the thrills, then Dauntless might just be your game.

Dauntless is available on PC through the Epic Games Store, the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox 1.

Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2
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If you’re looking for a Diablo-like experience that actually delivers (Diablo 3 may be good, but it ain’t great), then Divinity: Original Sin 2 is the game for you. Published by Larian Studios and the sequel to the 2014’s Original Sin, the game has you playing a new hero after the events of the first game a few decades later. A new evil has emerged and the gods are weakened. And again, it’s up to the mortals to pick up the slack.

The great thing about the game is that it weaves the whole story based on the characters you pick as. You can go as a featureless protagonist, or you can go as one of six premade characters that have pretty great storylines. You can do this on multiplayer which is a great experience as the game tries to kill your entire party off and you, the players, survive and thrive in the game. Overall, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a great game to have on your console of choice. It is the perfect multiplayer online game to check out.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is available on Steam for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Escape from Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov: Best Multiplayer Online Game
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Escape from Tarkov was a sleeper hit. And it was only until a few months ago that the game grew in popularity. And when it grew, it REALLY grew. It has now become of the most popular multiplayer online games on the market.

Escape from Tarkov’s gameplay looks and feels like PUBG with a twist. There’s elements of ARMA in it that actually gives the game a realistic feel. The graphics help in that regard as well after a particularly hefty patch in October last year. The game immediately began to rake in new players who got interested in the game, and it more than delivered on its promise.

The objective of the game? Is to get out of the playing area through special extraction points. You get dropped in damn near naked and you have to get weapons, armor, meds, and gear throughout the game area like PUBG. It deviates from PUBG in the fact that there are AI opponents that you can kill in the area. You then have two choices; well, it’s actually three. Kill said AI opponents (who are ludicrously hard to kill) and get their gear, sneak past them when they get near you, or let other players kill them, kill THOSE players, and take both theirs and the AI enemy’s loot. Either way, there’s an element of strategy in Tarkov, and the players who played it loved it.

All in all, Tarkov is a great Military FPS that gamers have been sleeping on. And now that it’s out there, it’s time to go in and get some kills in.

Escape from Tarkov is available on PC.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Warhammer: Vermintide 2
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If you’re a fan of Warhammer 40K, you might not know (or do, but are more of a fan of this version) that there’s a fantasy version of the franchise. Fans know this as Warhammer: Fantasy. Or the Age of Sigmar. Or whatever they call it now. Vermintide 2 takes place in THAT world. And it. Is. Unforgiving.

If you’ve played any of the Left 4 Dead games, then you can guess what the game’s all about. Get to one area to another alongside your team while fighting off various dangers and enemies along the way. It’s kinda like Left 4 Dead if Left 4 Dead have giant rats with crossbows and poison and your players have melee weapons, bows, and magic. It’s great fun overall. But here’s the kicker.

Alongside Left 4 Dead’s AI Director, there’s something else that gives it additional spice. Specifically, Twitch Mode. It allows those that are watching your playthrough to decide the fate of your whole party. They might give you good buffs, or they might spawn a metric ton of enemies to drown your party’s collective sorry asses with. Either way, the gameplay can go nuts. It should really have more screen time and reception.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is available on Steam for PC, PS4, and Xbox 1.

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