22 best Android multiplayer games

January 4, 2015
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Android multiplayer games
Gaming on Android is a growing platform. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen a massive evolution from distracting time wasters to console level titles with amazing graphics and stellar game play. Gaming has gotten so good that we now have stable multiplayer in a lot of titles so that people can play games with one another. Like gaming itself was a couple of years ago, multiplier gaming is just now starting to hit its stride. So which ones are the best? That’s the question we’ll answer in our list here of the best Android multiplayer games.


Asphalt 8: Airborne best Android multiplayer gamesAsphalt 8: Airborne

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
We’ll start our list with Asphalt 8: Airborne because it is a pretty competent multiplayer game. Much like the main story, multiplayer involves racing people online in real time with up to 8 participants. There are also ghost challenges where friends can challenge your best time on a track and race a ghost of you without you being required to be there. It’s free with in app purchases so it costs nothing to try and many people enjoy it.
Get it on Google Play
Asphalt 8: Airborne best Android multiplayer games


Clash of Clans - best Android multiplayer gamesClash of Clans

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Clash of Clans obviously makes this list because it also made our best multiplayer of 2013 award. It’s a very long massively multiplayer online strategy game that lets you build a village, raise an army, and attack foes. The “foes” in this scenario are always other people. The game exists almost solely in multiplayer. You can join clans with friends or random people to help each other out and you will always be attacking (or attacked by) other people. It’s cross platform so you’ll be facing iOS people too. In 2014, the game added clan wars to enhance the multiplayer which has been hailed as a massive improvement.
Get it on Google Play
clash of clans best android multiplayer games


CSR Racing best android multiplayer gamesCSR Racing

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
CSR Racing is a long time favorite of many Android gamers with over ten million installs to date. It’s a drag racing game where you must compete with the AI and with other players in a quarter mile drag race or a half mile drag race. The campaign is decently long and the developers have added much more since release. The multiplayer revolves around racing other people online and earning rewards that you can then use in the campaign mode of the game. There are a lot of players so there is always someone to race.
Get it on Google Play


dr driving best android multiplayer gamesDr. Driving

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Dr. Driving is a unique game where you must drive well to get points. No racing, no Grand Theft Auto-style driving where you hit everything. Just some clean city and highway driving. The multiplayer isn’t so in depth here as you get access to leaderboards and achievements. The challenge comes in trying to beat the game, which is very frustrating the longer you go. It’s a fun game and free to play.
Get it on Google Play
dr driving best android multiplayer games


Dungeon Hunter 4 best Android multiplayer gamesDungeon Hunter 4

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Gameloft’s Dungeon Hunter 4 is a dungeon crawling RPG similar to games like Diablo. It brings with it decent graphics, a long story, and simple, hack-and-slash game play mechanics. The online modes include co-op mode so you can play with friends, PVP mode to fight other people, and you can even team up and compete in deathmatches. There are some classic Gameloft pitfalls (namely in-app purchases) but it still manages to be a lot of fun and a pretty decent RPG as well.
Get it on Google Play


eternity warriors 2 best android multiplayer gamesEternity Warriors 2

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
If you still want to try a dungeon crawling RPG with online multiplayer but Dungeon Hunter 4 wasn’t your cup of tea, Eternity Warriors 2 is another game with similar mechanics that fits the bill. It features PVP and co-op multiplayer so you can duke it out online or play with a friend if you so choose. The graphics are above average and the game play mechanics are generally well regarded. It is free with in app purchases which will no doubt upset some people, but the game rocks a 4.6 out of 5 rating which means most people don’t mind the pitfalls so much.
Get it on Google Play


hellfire: the summoning best android multiplayer gamesHellFire: The Summoning

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
HellFire: The Summoning is a card game that kind of mixes Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic: The Gathering. You use cards to summon various creatures which can be upgraded and battled against other creatures. The online component is what you would expect out of a card-style game like this as you dual with other people. However, the developers keep it interesting by offering live events to spice things up a bit. It’s fairly popular so finding opponents shouldn’t be difficult and the game is also very, very long.
Get it on Google Play


ice age village best android multiplayer gamesIce Age Village

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Ice Age Village is a building sim where you unlock and build a new habitat for the characters of Ice Age the movies. It’s a delightfully lazy game where you don’t have to much you have to do but it’s a good way to waste a few minutes. Thanks to the character and movie references, it’s also a great game for kids. You can connect via Facebook and visit villages that your friends are making and that earns you extra stuff to use on your village. Most games on this list are action packed but this is something for people who want to play with friends but who are also lazy.
Get it on Google Play


Ingress best android multiplayer gamesIngress

[Price: Free]
Ingress is an augmented reality strategy game that doesn’t take place on a screen, but in the real world. How it works is there are landmarks all over the world and you must either take them or defend them as part of the Resistance or the Enlightened. There is already a worldwide community of Ingress fanatics and unless you live in the middle of nowhere, there are probably portals near you right now. It’s amazingly fun and a great excuse to get out of the house and get some exercise without losing your nerd cred. Ingress also added some new updates in 2014 that allow you to create and take on scavenger hunts which adds another dimension to the multiplayer experience!
Get it on Google Play
Ingress best android multiplayer games


Minecraft Pocket Edition best Android multiplayer gamesMinecraft – Pocket Edition

[Price: $6.99]
The venerable Minecraft makes this list because, well, it’s Minecraft and everyone loves it. The game doesn’t tout multiplayer on the face of it but with tens of thousands of servers worldwide it’s easy to join up in a server with others and play or you can create your own for just your friends. It’s a never ending where creativity rules the day. It’s been popular for years and it’ll be popular for more. The only potential con is the price tag at $6.99 but it’s really not that bad of a price for a game you can play forever.
Get it on Google Play
Minecraft Pocket Edition best Android multiplayer games for android


Modern Combat 5 Blackout best android multiplayer gamesModern Combat 5: Blackout

[Price: $6.99]
Modern Combat 5 is the latest iteration of the popular Modern Combat series. Along with a graphical overhaul, Modern Combat 5 also got a new campaign, more weapons, and an enhanced multiplayer mode. Much like the Halo series, some people still prefer Modern Combat 4 over 5 but they are both great online experiences for FPS fans. Along with online play, Modern Combat 5 enlists the help of leaderboards as a ranking system and that helps keep things interesting online.
Get it on Google Play
Modern Combat 5 Blackout best Android multiplayer games


nba jam best android multiplayer gamesNBA Jam

[Price: $4.99]
A lot of people can remember spending days in their childhood playing NBA Jam. The game is a 2-on-2 basketball game where many of the rules go out the window. It features both local and online multiplayer so you can game it up with your friends in the living room or online. The mechanics are simple enough to understand although it is much easier to play with a gamepad of some sort. It’s a classic and the port to Android seems to have gone more smoothly than expected and it’s even Android TV compatible. Insert exactly one, “He’s on fire!” reference here.
Get it on Google Play
nba jam best android multiplayer games


order & chaos online best android multiplayer gamesOrder & Chaos Online

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Order & Chaos Online is an MMORPG with a large following and plenty of stuff to do. You can play solo if you want to so there is that option to play alone on days when company just seems tedious. The game boasts hundreds of characters, 1200 quests to perform, mounts, and five races that you can play. There is a PVP mode avaialble along with co-op as you’d expect in an MMO. The game is gigantic and you’ll be playing it for a long time.
Get it on Google Play


Osmos HD - best android multiplayer gamesOsmos HD

[Price: $2.99]
Osmos HD is quite possibly the best designed Android game period right now and it made our best of 2013 list for best designed game. The multiplayer in this game is much like the regular game wherein you must adsorb smaller motes to become the biggest to win. It’s relaxing, fun and truly one of the best gaming experiences on Android. The graphics are minimal so it should play relatively well even on older and today’s lower end devices. At $2.99 it’s also relatively cheap and worth picking up.
Get it on Google Play
Osmos HD best android multiplayer games


Pool Break Pro best Android multiplayer gamesPool Break Pro

[Price: $1.99]
Pool Break Pro is one of the time wasters on this list, but the multiplayer is surprisingly good. As the name implies, you play various types of pool in this game on a variety of tables in a variety of colors. Online multiplayer mode is essentially just an extension of that as you’ll play pool against a random opponent or you can sign into Facebook and play against your friends. It’s great for just killing a few minutes with some friends and you can put your device away between turns which is equally good for
Get it on Google Play
Pool Break Pro best Android multiplayer games


Real Boxing best android multiplayer gamesReal Boxing

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Real Boxing is, as the name implies, a boxing game. It features good graphics, a full career mode, and online multiplayer where you can duke it out with people online. It features a lot of character customization, weekly tournaments, and a social panel where you can manage your social interactions a little bit. Fans of boxing can really get into it which is a nice change from the usual casual fighting games that don’t have a discernible story. Plus, the multiplayer is pretty good too.
Get it on Google Play


Riptide GP2 best multiplayer games for androidRiptide GP2

[Price: $2.99]
Riptide GP2 is a favorite here at Android Authority as we’ve reviewed the game it’s made a number of our lists, including best games for Android. In this water-laden racer you whip around courses in jet skis while doing tricks to gain an advantage. The multiplayer is like the game, you race random people (up to 4) and like Asphalt 8 you can challenge best times on a track in a ghost race. It’s $2.99 and truly one of the best deals in all of Android gaming. The graphics are awesome and it’s a truly one of a kind racing experience.
Get it on Google Play
Riptide GP2 best multiplayer games android


battleship 2 best Android multiplayer gamesSea Battle

[Price: Free]
Battleship 2 is a spin-off of the classic board game of the same name. In this very simple game you are just playing some Battleship against your friends. The graphics are cutesy but the game mechanics that made this game a classic are all there. It gives you a myriad of ways to play against people such as via Bluetooth, online using Play Games Services, or you can play against the computer. It’s free to play and an excellent quick multiplayer game.
Get it on Google Play
battleship 2 best Android multiplayer games


shadowgun deadzone best multiplayer games for androidSHADOWGUN: DeadZone

[Price: Free]
SHADOWGUN: DeadZone is another first person shooter from the makers of Dead Trigger and Dead Trigger 2. The multiplayer in this game is astounding as you can gun it out with up to 12 players total in various online deathmatches. The developers have been really good with fixing bugs and adding new content so there is frequently new things to try out. Did we mention it’s also free? If you’re looking for a cheap FPS, this is the one to go with.
Get it on Google Play
shadowgun deadzone best multiplayer games android


simcity buildit best android multiplayer gamesSimCity BuildIt

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
If you liked the idea of Ice Age Village but wanted something more adult then SimCity BuiltIt is for you. It’s an official Android release of the classic Sim City style of game. You can build up your city, cause natural disasters, and engage in the same kind of management and simulation that you enjoyed from before with a few changes. There is a social aspect where you can trade resources with other people who play the game which adds a fun aspect not seen in other Sim City games.
Get it on Google Play


Spaceteam best android multiplayer gamesSpaceteam

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Spaceteam is a different kind of multiplayer game that is on this list by popular demand from our readers. It’s a party game where you must shout random “technobabble” to instruct people on what to do. Think of it like a hilariously convoluted version of Simon Says. You use the various buttons in the game and the sensors on your device (gyroscope, etc) to follow the commands given to you by other players. It’s surprisingly fun and definitely goofy.
Get it on Google Play


words with friends best multiplayer games for androidWords With Friends

[Price: Free]
Words With Friends is a long time popular multiplayer game where you are essentially just playing Scrabble with people. Like Pool Break Pro, it’s a relaxed, turn-based game that doesn’t take a lot of time so you can play with friends for very long periods of time. It’s simple to play with no time limits so it’s really good to play with people if you’re busy all the time. Zynga has quite a few games like this too, such as Draw Something, Scramble With Friends, and more so if you’re into these kinds of games, there are others to check out too.
Get it on Google Play
words with friends best multiplayer games android


Wrap up

If we missed any great Android multiplayer games, let us know in the comments!

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