best multiplayer games for android
Android gaming has been steadily getting better. Before, we had simple puzzle games and we could invite our Facebook contacts to be our friends in games. Multiplayer games used to mean just leaderboards. There are now a ton of games that support actual multiplayer play, including real time co-op or PvP. If you’re looking for something to play with your friends, here are the best Android multiplayer games!


Asphalt 8 Airborne best multiplayer games for androidAsphalt 8: Airborne

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Asphalt 8: Airborne is an older racing game that has managed to hold up rather well to the test of time. It features classic, arcade racing game style where you must make it around the track and get into first place. On top of having at on of content, a ton of cars, and plenty of single-player races to do, there is also real time multiplayer against up to 12 opponents per race. It’s a lot of fun and comes with things like Google Play Games services. The only potential caveat is that the game’s in-app purchase strategy is a little aggressive which can annoy some people. If you want shorter, drag-style racing with multiplayer features, CSR Racing is pretty good too!

Get it now on Google Play!


call of champions best multiplayer games for AndroidCall of Champions

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Call of Champions is a MOBA where you and two other teammates square off against three opponents in online fighting mayhem. You’ll be charged with moving the Orb of Death down the line and using it to destroy enemy towers while they try to do the exact same to you. The winner is the first one to destroy all of the enemy towers. Matches last five minutes and you can play as many as you want. There are additional characters that you can unlock (or buy with real money). There is also a nifty mechanic where bots replace human players that drop out so games never just end. It’s a great experience, but if you’re looking for something a little different, Vainglory is another fantastic MOBA.

Get it now on Google Play!


clash of clans best multiplayer games for AndroidClash of Clans

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Clash of Clans is an online strategy game where you must build up your town, defend it against attackers, and take on the towns of other players. The game is one of the most popular online multiplayer games of all time and exists almost entirely in the multiplayer space. Aside from a tiny campaign, all of your attacks will be against real people and all attacks done against you will be the same. You can also join clans to play with other players and engage in clan wars where you and your clan take on another clan. It has a lot of content and it’s a game you can play for a very long time. If you like the idea, but don’t like Clash of Clans, here are the best games that are like Clash of Clans!

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Dungeon Hunter 5 best multiplayer games for androidDungeon Hunter 5

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Dungeon Hunter 5 is an MMORPG where you create a character, go on quests, and engage with other players. The story line contains nearly 70 missions and will take you through a variety of environments with tons of stuff to find and quests to complete. You can create parties with up to four people and do co-op mode or you can engage in PvP mode as well. You’ll also have a treasure to guard, hundreds of pieces of equipment to collect, and periodic events to help keep things fresh. The in-app purchase strategy is a little annoying, but it’s a great game once you get passed that.

Get it now on Google Play!


exploding kittens best multiplayer games for androidExploding Kittens

[Price: $1.99 with in-app purchases]
Exploding Kittens is a relatively newer title that also happens to be a multiplayer game. It’s a goofy little card game where you and up to five other people draw cards until someone gets the Exploding Kitten card and then you must play your hand to avoid losing the game. It’s a family friendly game which makes it good for (almost) all ages and it’s a great way to kill some time. The in-app purchases include expansion packs to give you more cards to play with. If you want to see more, check out the best card games for Android!

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hearthstone best multiplayer games for AndroidHearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is an online card dueling game where you build a deck of monsters and then battle against other players. You can practice your decks and tactics against AI-controlled opponents or go toe-to-toe with players in real-time PvP matches. There are a ton of cards to collect and plenty of decks to build and maintain. What makes Hearthstone interesting is that you can play on mobile and then sign in on your computer and keep playing on the same account, which we liked a lot. If you don’t like Hearthstone, Clash Royale is another good game in this genre.

Get it now on Google Play!


Modern Combat 5 Blackout best multiplayer games for androidModern Combat 5: Blackout

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Modern Combat 5: Blackout is probably the most popular FPS game on mobile. It features a ton content, including six playable and customizable characters, a campaign mode, tons of stuff to unlock, and as you may have guessed, it also has online multiplayer. There are a few game modes you can play through and Modern Combat also supports in-game chat so you can trash talk your enemies or plot with friends. The graphics are pretty decent as well. The only downside is the in-app purchase strategy can be a tad aggressive at times.

Get it now on Google Play!


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The best Android games, ever!

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nba jam best multiplayer gamesNBA Jam

[Price: $4.99]
NBA Jam is probably the best sports game available right now with online multiplayer capabilities. It offers a clean game that features two-on-two basketball with the rules turned way down. You can shove, steal, and knock your opponents down and the game rewards you for good play by letting you go “on fire” for making three consecutive baskets by the same player without the other team scoring. It features local multiplayer, online multiplayer, Android TV support, controller support, and there are no in-app purchases. This is about as good as it gets.

Get it now on Google Play!


order and chaos 2 online best multiplayer games for androidOrder & Chaos 2: Redemption

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Order & Chaos 2: Redemption is another MMORPG with a lot going for it. Like most MMORPGs, you create a character, give it a class and a race, and then you start the game. There are a ton of quests and story line missions you can go through. The game also has tons of gear that you can find and upgrade, an in-game chat for better communication, and you can trade with other players. Of course, there is the option to play PvP against other players or join with other players and player cooperatively. Much like Dungeon Hunter 5, the in-app purchases can get annoying quickly which may bother some people. If this and Dungeon Hunter 5 aren’t doing it for you, here is our list of the best MOMRPGS for Android!

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Osmos HD best multiplayer games for androidOsmos HD

[Price: $2.99]
Osmos HD has been around for a few years, but it remains one of the most calming and relaxing multiplayer games ever made. In this title, you play as a mote and your job is to swallow up smaller motes to become larger. There are additional mechanics added to make the game more difficult. It comes with Google Play Games services, an atmospheric soundtrack, simple controls, and speed controls so you can more accurately plan your moves. Online play mimics offline play, except instead of swallowing other, AI-controlled motes, everything is controlled by other people. If you’re looking for something a little more energetic, Agar.io uses a lot of these same game mechanics.

Get it now on Google Play!


Real Boxing 2 best multiplayer games for androidReal Boxing 2 Rocky

[Price: Free]
Real Boxing 2 is a fighting game where you create a fighter, customize it, and then battle against other fighters. It aims to bring a realistic kind of fighting experience to mobile and the controls and graphics are pretty decent. You can also find various items to help power up your fighter, level up your fighter, and you can even unlock and play as Rocky Balboa. The online component is pretty simple and involves you fighting your friends in real-time PvP. The in-app purchases are a little obnoxious, but the experience is good overall. If you want something different, we’ve picked out the best fighting games you can find!

Get it now on Google Play!


riptide gp2 best multiplayer games for AndroidRiptide GP2

[Price: $1.99 with no in-app purchases]
Riptide GP2 has been around for a few years, but don’t let that fool you. It’s one of the best racing games ever made and one of the first online multiplayer games ever. In this title, you race waverunners through a variety of events. You can perform tricks to attain boost, and the campaign is decently long. The multiplayer allows you to race against up to three other people in real-time races. You can also challenge the “ghost” of your Google Play Games friends on your own. The graphics are pretty good and the controls are decent as well. It’s the best racing game on water until Riptide GP3 comes out.

Get it now on Google Play!


shadowgun deadzone best multiplayer games for AndroidShadowgun: DeadZone

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Shadowgun: DeadZone is the online multiplayer component to the once-popular FPS game Shadowgun. This free to play game allows you to play online matches with up to 12 total people. It includes two match types which are the classic Deathmatch and then Zone Control, which is similar to the Territories game type in Halo. It also comes with various maps, up to ten playable characters, level up mechanics, and various weapons that you can find and use. It was one of the first competently done FPS multiplayer games and remains one of the best to this day.

Get it now on Google Play!


words with friends best online multiplayer games for AndroidWith Friends games

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Zynga has done a variety of “With Friends” games that allow you to engage with other people in asynchronous multiplayer. You can do things like play Scrabble with Words with Friends, play charades with Draw Something, play speed games like Gems With Friends, or even just play a game of chess with Chess With Friends. The games are a little, but they are family friendly, allow you to connect with friends on Facebook, and the mechanics are generally simple to understand. They’re all freemium titles which can be irksome, but they’re fun, social time killers.

Get it now on Google Play!


Worms 4 best multiplayer games for androidWorms 4

[Price: $4.99 with in-app purchases]
Worms 4 is the latest in the Worms franchise and is one of the more enjoyable multiplayer games we tried. The game itself features dozens of single player missions that were designed to be shorter for mobile game play. It also has various locations, customization options, weapons to unlock, and periodic challenges to keep things interesting. Online multiplayer is real-time PvP where you must engage in a match of wits against opponents to win. It’s a fun and goofy little game with lots of explosions and really, isn’t that all anyone really wants? It is a paid game with in-app purchases which is about the only thing wrong with it.

Get it now on Google Play!


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