15 best Android multiplayer games

by: Joe HindyMay 19, 2016

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!

Get it now on Google Play!

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!

Get it now on Google Play!

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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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!

Get it now on Google Play!

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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  • Teslim Olunlade

    I completely agree

  • Jayfeather787

    Real Racing 3 is free, and also has multi player.

  • clho40

    where is Fun Run? :D

  • WordsPlayer

    I work on Words with Friends. So proud to see it in lists such as this even after so many years since it was first released!

    • Tiffany j’adore

      Words with friends was ruined once word breaker was released.

      • Enelge

        There have always been scrabble/wwf/wordchums cheats online, this app wasn’t anything new. Cheaters will always be cheaters ;)

  • AA :P

    did you mean online multiplayer or is it local multiplayer ? because you missed a good one – mini motor racing, which is not bad at all!

  • Guest

    muffin knight

  • Guest

    dungeon hunter 4

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  • Lee Everett

    Shadowgun deadzone is a third person shooter not first person.

  • Sagar

    FUN RUN is one big addictive multiplayer game!! Give it a try….and you would want more!! :)

  • Another great list Joseph.. I am going to check out Asphaslt 8 and Dr Driving. Keep posting about Best Android Games and Best Android Apps

  • Russell

    SAS Zombie Assault 3 :) great multiplayer game

  • Umz

    Umz Mini Games

  • rogue3

    Definitely check out Ticket to Ride.

  • Tiffany j’adore

    Words with friends was ruined when word breaker was released..

  • Shari

    I’ve been playing Hanafuda KOI KOI Free it also has Multiplay mode

  • hydru

    Bike race

  • rizwam

    FUn run is BEST

  • Netwern

    Clash of Clans is not a real-time multiplayer game. It’s just multiplayer game.

    • JosephHindy

      No one said it was? Although now you can watch people attack you and vice versa so it kind of is.

      • Aaron

        Clash of Clans live replay is just recorded and playback after a few seconds the player attacked, it still doesn’t consider as a real time multiplayer game. Real time multiplayer is like FPS game like Counter-Strike or RTS game like Warcraft. The game transmit data back and forth through the network in real time.

        • JosephHindy

          In clan wars, you can see the whole thing, even if it’s on a 2-3 second delay, it’s still live and you can see it as its happening.

  • Clash of clans..! ! …

  • Noel Angulo
  • syncpan

    Are there any card game lounge type Apps? Would really love to see some of those made.

  • drew

    Dude…..possibly the ultimate android online fps?? Critical Strike? Cmon thats easily on my top 5 granted, i havent played all others.

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  • Alinaa

    Its good!! m bit confused about how to transfer to my mobile or tab???? :/

  • Alinaa

    Great na?? :P
    where are my games ppl :P :P

  • Cobsad

    SpaceTeam is one of the best multiplayer experiences I’ve had on any platform.

  • saltyzip

    Where is bomb squad best multiplayer fun I’ve had in ages

  • YeOldeRam

    space team is the most os-racist game i’ve ever played. they make it so you can only play android-android or iphone-iphone over bluetooth. this sucks huge d because all my friends are iphone fanboys and this just gives them a reason to call my phone less superior even though its a oneplus one which is like having a 13.7″ d in a sea of 1.5″s

    • Giorgi Gogashvili

      Well, you could create a wifi hotspot and then turn off mobile data, that way you would create a local wifi network.

  • sheshan

    U should add Blitz Brigade!!!

  • Mosor W. Vlad

    World of Tanks Blitz is free and has great multiplayer.

  • The Tech Dude

    I really liked csr racing, but the multi-player is near as good or as popular as fun run 1 and 2

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  • school man

    Wow you did not mention School of Chaos? This guy is not a true gamer…

  • imgsrcxonerrorpromptxss

    You will surely love Top 10 Android Games

  • Hemant Yadav

    All these games are amazing, but I mostly like Asphalt 8. I play this online with my friends and mostly I cracked them. Apart from it is freely available for android users. I have played this game on android phone, but not tried on iphone. I think this game comes in the top android game.

  • Angelo

    [dev here] Candy Cave: realtime local co-op multiplayer over wifi, no setup menus, no waiting for players to join and no dropping the game because someone got a call. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yazarmediagroup.candycave&hl=en

  • Misterman James


  • guest

    check out Space Gizmo – space arcade multiplayer https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buskilla.SpaceGizmo

  • Ashley
  • ferats rats

    where the heck is superbuzzer??

  • Patricia Smith

    how did they miss BombSquad?

  • Nino

    Cubic Castle and Block Force ! Never get bored while playing block force , already months !

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  • robert wilber

    I must say I am a console gamer and pc gamer too but, I stumbled across the article and watched a video and I am impressed by the excitement and obvious involvement players have been showing toward device based games on apple,android and windows that leads me to believe there is a migration to mobile that might have a greater dedication than pc or even console gamers I even am becoming fascinated with them. The developers really have been motivated to create these alluring level of engagement !!

  • Nabil smady

    very nice multiplayer Fps you should check it guys
    this game have Aim by sensors and use everyplay network to video recording and share it

    Death Strike Multiplayer FPS Free

  • m2Cube

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    or play my simple games

  • Ari

    Add School of Chaos too.. it’s a good game and ore people should play it xP

  • Del Rey

    Vain glory is not in the list.
    Sh*t this article is already 2 yrs ago ?

  • Marc

    I would recommend to download applications and games from http://androidxy.com/index.php?cat_id=GAME_ACTION&lg=en
    Always I am downloading from there

  • I’d also like to throw in the indie strategy game Ur-Land: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.bauerlive.urland.android

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  • Zsradu

    Subterfuge is a week-long multiplayer game played with strategy and a lot of diplomacy that shouldn’t be forgotten

  • Lara Smith

    Hi! If you like multiplayer games i would suggest a new mobile game. It’s called Galaxy wars multiplayer… i think it’s quite good. I leave the link.. let me know what do you think about it :)
    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.tinygames.galaxywarsmultiplayer
    iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1046504106

  • Rizka

    Dark Legends!

  • lokesh rawal

    Where is mini millitia, and
    bomb squad,

  • JetFire

    Is it weird that I have played 80% of these

    Add Respawnables and Blitz Brigade

  • jd

    brothers in arms is the best mp game ever on andriod

  • Uzumaki Qbee

    Wheres cubic castles? Wheres Call of Champions? I understand if you didn’t add clash royales but where are those 2??? Ya know what they say, the least popular games are those that can really suck you in.

  • Raphael Alexander

    SimCity was fun at first but then there wasn’t anything to but wait and wait.

  • Brendan Fernandez

    BTD Battles

  • Kapteinstein

    Forget about all of these!! Airconsole is the ultimate android multi-player game

  • Marius-Adrian Zoltan

    Madfingers the company behind Shadowgun DeadZone just released today Unkilled multiplayer, its free with in app purchases (that does not matter, they listened to the community and you can gain everything through hard work also) its hard to see a gaming company that actually listens to its players …try it out

    • JosephHindy

      Unkilled has been out for months lol. I’m well aware of it but shadow gun is better for online multi-player play.

      • Marius-Adrian Zoltan

        They JUST (as in may 19) relesed multiplayer(a feature not awable pryor) in a huge update (that had been developed for sometime, yes ) check it out its really big news, its like a whole difereent game (0.5.0 version), they lisened to the fans great story, the whole game before this update was just reversal just check their facebook, maybe make a article about it, I really hope to be featured in the app of the week video, they reaaly made a splash

  • Marius-Adrian Zoltan

    Catan and Ticket to Ride are awesome for a multiplayer experience

  • biro

    yo op, how much did these bloats pay for you? I was just whondering why havent you featured Vainglory?

  • Armaan Modi

    8 Ball Pool,Clash Royale,Quiz Up…

  • Shikamaru Nara

    where is mcoc

  • Virgil Wylie

    Hey, Check out Multiplayer Little Fighters game as well. Its Multiplayer on same device. And its a Fight game. Maybe the first of its type.

  • Simon

    Congrats, your post has a feature snipped on Google search for “android multiplayer games”.

    Please have a look at Orc Genocide. It has a shit load of awesome locale multiplayer modes.