Gaming is on an all-time high at the moment. Owing to this increasing popularity of video games, and with more and more people getting access to better internet and hardware, game developers are making a push for better and better multiplayer games every day.
Mobile game devs aren’t behind either. A lot of people use their phone as their only gaming device. There has been a drastic rise in popularity of heavy multiplayer games.
In this article, we bring you 15 best multiplayer games for Android and iOS that will get you and your friends hooked.
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We’re all aware of this one, aren’t we? PUBG Mobile, or Player Unkown’s BattleGrounds, is a massively multiplayer battle royale game. The player is dropped on an island with 100 other players and must fight their way to be the last man standing.
Your search for supplies begins as soon as you hit the ground and the adrenaline starts pumping. The game was the first released on Steam on PC. The mobile version of the game offers similar gameplay along with seamless controls and some pretty darn nice graphics.
There’s also a lite version for people with older phones.
Asphalt 9: Legends
The latest entry in the famous Asphalt series by Gameloft lives completely up to the hype. Asphalt 9 has graphics that will push even flagship phones to the limit.
The game is liquid smooth, has realistic graphics, groundbreaking physics and driving mechanics. The touchdrive option allows newer players to get the hold of the game really quick. Oh, there’s also external gamepad support baked right in.
There’s a host of multiplayer options to chose from. The Asphalt community has always been very active, hence the frequent events that offer some pretty satisfying rewards.
Mortal Kombat X
The tenth instalment in the Mortal Kombat series brings even more blood and gore to your devices. Mortal Kobat X has beautiful graphics, fluidic controls, and a bunch of multiplayer options to keep the players engaged.
The newly added control scheme makes playing the game easier on bigger screens like tablets or 2 in1s. Pulling off deadly combos and slaying your enemies in style is on a whole new level in this game.
Modern Combat 5
Modern Combat 5 is one of the most commonly played FPS games on mobile. The game offers realistic graphics and shooting mechanics. There’s a gripping storyline too if you’re looking for offline play.
The game really shines when it comes to multiplayer. There are various multiplayer game modes to choose from. The game features class-based gameplay which you can upgrade as you play through the multiplayer and single-player.
There’s also a lot of character customization too if you’re into that kind of stuff. The game also features cross-platform gameplay.
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor is one of the new MOBAs. The player chooses a hero and joins a party with other people. From there on, there are 5v5 battles until one team wins. Much like DOTA 2 for mobile.
The game has 40 heroes featuring ten-minute matches, team play with friends and more. There are also 3v3 or even 1v1 game modes too.
You guessed it; your favourite board game is now on your phone too. The game allows you to play with either a CPU or up to 4 players either on the same phone or through a local lobby.
You can also play with other players across the world using the massive multiplayer options provided in this game. Overall, a pretty good timekiller which offers both offline and online play.
Similar games are available on iOS as well. You can find them here
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Clash of Clans
Another insanely famous game, Clash of Clans needs no introduction at this point. Clash of Clans is a turn-based combat game. You maintain a base, raise an army, manage your army and food productions and all. The objective is to attack other player’s bases and plunder them.
There are options that allow players to team up and go on war with other player groups. The whole game has pretty balanced gameplay mechanics that make it really fun and addicting.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Even after the release of Asphalt 9: Legends, Asphalt 8: Airborne is still hugely popular. The graphics are still quite realistic. The gameplay mechanics are right in place as well.
There’s a large number of cars and tracks available. The community is still pretty active. There are still weekly events that happen quite frequently. The multiplayer in this game is right on point.
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2 is a first-person shooter game based in a zombie apocalyptic world. The players fight through hordes of zombies while completing missions that progress them through the story.
The progression system is also really well balanced and makes the game really fun to play. There’s good variety in the types of missions you play, which makes the game feel less repetitive. There’s also an option to play co-op with your friends.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition
Minecraft is one of the most popular multiplayer games of all time on any platform. The player is dropped into a randomly generated world and from there on they can do pretty much anything they want. The game includes two main modes: survival and creative.
Recent updates have brought cross-platform play with PC and Xbox, as well as numerous other features that were previously only on the PC and console versions.
The game costs around Rs. 500 on the Google PlayStore.
Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3 is as real as it gets on a mobile. The game is heavily focussed around track racing events. The game features real track cars from various motorsports. The in-game physics and the driving mechanics are extremely tight and realistic. The graphics are also eye candy.
On the multiplayer front, there are frequent leagues going on. There’s a weekly, monthly and season-wise leaderboard as well. The weekly events keep players coming back for more.
Dream League Soccer
If you’re into sports games, you’ll love this. This game is a straight-up competitor to FIFA on Android and iOS alike. It’s got great graphics, realistic physics, a bunch of customisation options and you guessed it, offline play.
It doesn’t end there. You can also play local matches with other players offline too. There’s a fully fledged multiplayer mode, with online leagues real-time leaderboards that are updated weekly, monthly and season-wise.
The game is free-to-play and has very minimal advertising. It’s also the Editor’s Choice on the Play Store.
N.O.V.A Legacy is the latest entry in the NOVA franchise. It’s also the first game in the franchise to feature online multiplayer on release.
The game packs a complete package with an offline campaign, special multiplayer events and a game mode called Special Ops amongst others.
The online multiplayer has a wide variety of game modes to choose from. There’s also a bunch of character customization in the game as well. The leaderboards are well updated and the community is still flourishing.
Unkilled is a first-person shooter where the main goal is to hunt down zombies. The gist of the game is mission based with about 150 missions and growing. Over the course of the game, the players collect weapons, upgrades and utilities to take down the various bosses.
The multiplayer is a new addition but still on par with most on-release multiplayer games. You get to fight other players traditional PvP matchmaking. There’s also a mode in which the player can build an army of zombies and attack the bases of other players.
The overall gameplay and graphics are well above average.
Published by Madfinder games, ShadowGun: Deadzone is one gruesome battle of a game. It has interesting visuals and a good progression system that makes new players feel right at home. There’ a lot of customization options in the game to chose from. There a bunch of maps and game modes too.
The game features balanced shooting mechanics that make it fun and realistic at the same time. There’s a gentle learning curve, so you should be able to get good at the game fairly quickly.
The game is a third-person shooter available across multiple devices.