The best online multiplayer games ever
ONLINE gaming is becoming increasingly popular as internet connections become stronger and more stable.
Playing against people from all over the world means you can test your skills against the best.
While online games are often thought of as shooters, there are quite a number of game genres that you can try online.
Here are our ten best multiplayer games to play online.
Fortnite quickly became an online phenomenon with people signing up from all over the world to play the online shooter.
While other battle royale games fell out of favor, Fortnite stayed at the top.
It contains popular crossovers from TV, film, games and even real people that attract fans of other series.
Combine that with the colorful outfits, the catchy dances, and the pop-offs when you win, and you have a truly addicting game.
9. Pokémon VGC
Pokémon has always been about the online elements, and with the release of Scarlet and Violet, it’s easier than ever to battle others.
Although it may seem simple on the surface, Pokémon has a deep level of strategy in its combat system.
The latest changes mean you can build a competitive battle team in minutes, or rent someone else’s set in seconds.
You can play in ranked or friendly matches, so there’s something for everyone to try no matter how good you are.
8. Apex Legends
Unlike Fortnite, Apex Legends is more of a hero shooter than a battle royale, making it a very different game.
It’s one of the most complex shooters out there, and the number of maps you have to learn makes it very strategic.
Team up in groups of three, friends or strangers, and let loose on the map.
With the wide range of skills available to each player, no two games are ever the same.
7th Rocket League
people love cars. People love soccer. It was only a matter of time before someone put the two together.
They take place in a dome rather than a pitch, and soar across the ground as the ball shoots skyward.
The wacky physics make multiplayer matches more hilarious than seriously competitive.
However, once you make it to the higher ranks, you will see others who take this silly soccer simulator very seriously.
6. Grand Theft Auto Online
Grand Theft Auto is one of the most popular series of all time, and the online version has given the game unprecedented longevity.
The sky’s the limit in the open world of Los Santos as you collect cars, go on heists, and accumulate your fortune.
Rockstar regularly updates the online game so there’s always something new to discover.
Even better, you can team up with your friends online to take on the game’s tougher challenges.
5. Genshin Impact
Released in 2020, Genshin Impact was a surprise free-to-play hit.
While there are many players willing to pay money for more Primo Gems and grab the best characters, it can be played without spending a penny.
Like GTA, Genshin Impact developer HoYoVerse regularly updates the game by adding new characters, areas, and quests.
An RPG of this depth and complexity is rarely seen in such good online play.
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Most fighting games are best played online, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is best played in absolute chaos.
Up to eight people can play together online, and a less experienced player can do quite well if they get involved in combat.
Easy to learn but difficult to master, you can also try to take on players in a more serious arena.
Filled with different characters to control, you could play forever and never play the same game twice.
3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
When people think of online gaming, they think of shooters. More specifically, they think of CS:GO.
CS:GO was first launched in 2012 and a decade later, it still maintains a very active online community.
It comes with a long list of modes so all types of gamers can find something they enjoy.
The reason it has endured for so long is because it has inspired today’s modern day shooters.
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Another game that launched almost a decade ago, the original Mario Kart 8 came out on the WiiU in 2014.
It’s a whole different beast on the Switch, however, where additional DLC doubles the number of tracks and online play means you can challenge people online.
You can play against friends or strangers online and test your skills on different difficulty levels and tracks.
The random nature of Mario Kart means that even those who aren’t sure have a good chance of getting into pole position.
All of these games are excellent, but none of them can match the beauty and creativity of Minecraft.
Minecraft is a simple sandbox where players can gather materials and build anything they can imagine.
Whether that’s a full-on recreation of Middle-earth or the Titanic, if you can imagine that, someone probably built it in Minecraft.
Build with friends, show off what you’ve made, or check out the amazing creations others have made.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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