Android gaming has been on the rise lately, with devices featuring heavy-duty processors and great GPUs. I mean, there are some great games available for Android on the Play Store and while single player campaign modes are a lot of fun, what’s truly amazing is multiplayer gaming. Be it with your friends or against the world, multiplayer gaming gives you a much better experience of gaming through and through. But with so many options to choose from, which game should you and your friends play? Well, fret not, as we are here to help. We have the perfect selection of multiplayer games that you can play with anyone you like. Below are the top 30 best multiplayer games for Android:
Online Multiplayer Android Games
1. Last Day on Earth: Survival
Last Day on Earth: Survival is a free MMORPG zombie shooter and survival strategy game. Set in 2027, an unknown plague virus infection wiped out most of the world’s population. All the survivors are driven by one target: stay alive and survive as long as you can in this post-apocalypse game and shoot walking dead zombies. Your objective is to survive against zombies while creating new weapons and vehicles and scavenging for supplies.
2. 8 Ball Pool
Miniclip’s 8 Ball Pool has been around since forever and is easily praised as the most played online multiplayer game on Android. The concept is simple, the game is a direct simulator of the 8 Ball Pool experience on users’ mobile devices. Also, thanks to popular demands, the game has now also added a 9 Ball mode as well, giving users the best of both gaming modes. If you’re into pool games, Miniclip’s 8 Ball Pool is the game for you.
3. Mortal Kombat X
While Tekken might be considered as the greatest fighting game franchise of all time, Mortal Kombat has its own fair share of fame. The fight between the characters of Earthrealm, Netherrealm, and Outworld combined with superpowers and X-Ray moves is something players have enjoyed for a lot of time on consoles. Now, the game is finally available for Android devices, with controls specially optimized for touchscreen devices.
4. Modern Combat 5
Gameloft is the name behind some of the best games out there, and Modern Combat 5 is one of their best productions till date for the mobile platform. It is undoubtedly the best first person shooter game with its great graphics, high-powered guns and intense online multiplayer action. Plus, there’s also a solo campaign mode for the lone warrior within you. All in all, Modern Combat 5 is the all in one game for FPS lovers.
Minecraft is the world’s most famous video game. The title has been around since the first PCs and has been ported on to consoles and mobile devices alike. Set in a pixel world, your objective is to create and protect the world around you, using your imagination. Create, explore and survive alone or with friends with everyone’s favorite game.
Local-Multiplayer Android Games (to be played on the same device)
1. Badland 2
Sequel to one of the best side-scroller games of all times, Badland 2 is a game to be cherished thoroughly with your friends. The game features innovative physics-based gameplay combined with stunning, atmospheric graphics and audio. You can play with your friends on the same device in a multiplayer mode to compete against one another while battling out aliens and other dark creatures in the game’s mystical world.
2. Glow Hockey 2
Now, who doesn’t love a good old game of air hockey, right? Well, with smartphone displays getting bigger and bigger these, Glow Hockey 2 is the perfect local multiplayer game for you. The concept is simple – you control a striker and the objective is to hit the puck into the opponent’s hole. Give this game a spin if you fancy air hockey. I’m sure you’d love it.
3. Chain Reaction
A strategy game for up to 8 players on the same device, Chain Reaction is a simple yet addictive game to play with your friends. Players take it in turns to place their orbs in a cell. Once a cell has reached critical mass the orbs explode into the surrounding cells adding an extra orb and claiming the cell for the player.The objective is to overlap and finish the opponents’ cells. Sounds simple? Then make sure to give it a whirl.
Games aren’t supposed to tie you up to your smartphone screens, right? Well, that’s where Bounden comes in. A game that is one of its kind, it is a mix of Twister and ballet. You use your phone as a guide to dance or get entangled with someone else. You just have to pull out your phone, ask another person to put down a thumb, and move synchronously to dance together.
5. Ludo King
Yes, you read that right, Ludo! The classic board game is finally available on Android, and boy does it look good. The concept is the same as the Ludo board of making your colored token move with the throw of a dice. Thanks to Ludo King, you and your friends can easily play this game on the same device. So, what are you waiting for? Get rolling!
Bluetooth Multiplayer Android Games
1. Sea Battle 2
Sea Battle 2 is the sequel to Sea Battle, one of the best multiplayer Android games of all time. You will have ships, planes, submarines, mines, radars and much more at your disposal. Place your ships on the board, attack the opponent’s positions, and use your vast arsenal to sink the opponent’s ships. Thankfully, you can seamlessly connect with your friends via Bluetooth and get to the watery battlefield.
Dual takes the concept of Bluetooth multiplayer gaming to the next level by actually transferring the data from one screen to another. A game to be played between two people, the players use their mobile devices to shoot from one screen to the other. The game also comes with competitive or cooperative modes, to offer both friendship and rivalry amongst your paired mobile user.
3. Volleyball Hangout
Volleyball Hangout is a very simple beach volleyball game that lets you play against your friends in a Bluetooth multiplayer mode. You can go toe-to-toe with your friends in a fun and exciting volleyball match. All you have to do is position your worm and hit the ball. Also, you can choose amongst a variety of worms as per your liking.
4. Real Steel
Based on the Real Steel movie, you get to assemble and train your own mechanical boxing robot to kick and punch other robots. The game is action-packed and all about the mechanical brutality in the ring. You can collect different robots even the champions from the movie are available and go head to head against other people in Wifi matches.
Fighting games are my favorite, and if they’re yours too, let’s get together and play Respawnables. The mighty action-packed game lets you feel the thrills of the fighting and counterattack. You can also choose from being an assassin, terrorist, gunman, elite sniper, thumper gunman or just a special forces killer.
WiFi Multiplayer Android Games
1. NBA JAM
One of EA’s best mobile games, NBA JAM is all about over the top basketball action and some fun. This is an arcade basketball game that’s less competitive and more fun. You can play it with a friend via Wifi for a 2 on 2 basketball action. Perform insane dunks, high flying moves, and sensational moves to outplay your opponent and win the match.
BombSquad is a mixture of different mini-games that you can play with up to 8 players locally over Wifi. Just connect with other Android phones via Wifi and bomb away. Create teams of players and play against each other in a tough and explosive game filled with exciting graphics and an addictive gameplay for everyone. You can play mini-games like bomb hockey, capture the flag, etc against or with your friends.
3. Doodle Army 2: Mini Militia
If I have to even tell you about this game, you’ve definitely been living under a rock. Mini militia rose to fame almost instantly, being played by mobile gamers all over the world. You can connect to other players via WiFi and team up to form an army, or go head to head in a deathmatch combat mode. Players also get to choose from a variety of weapons as well as jetpacks and more.
Terraria is a 2D adventure game that is in most ways similar to Minecraft. You’ll mine resources, craft items, kill bad guys, build stuff, and have all kinds of other fun. It’s a fun game with a ton of stuff to do and it won’t be hard wasting an afternoon playing it. You can connect and play with your friends over WiFi as well for an enriching gameplay.
Crossy Road is one of the most popular local multiplayer games ever. The gameplay is similar to that of Frogger. You navigate a chicken through traffic, over streams, and other places while avoiding obstacles. The game features controller support, Android TV support, and local multiplayer support. Each player needs their own device which they can connect to a WiFi network and pair up and compete with their friends.
Compete With Facebook Friends Android Games
1. UNO & Friends
The classic card game Uno comes to a whole new level on the Android platform. You can participate in tournaments or just go all out with your Facebook friends in a classic Uno match, it’s all up to you. The rules are still the same but you can also try other modes for something more unique and challenging.
2. Words with Friends 2
Scrabble comes to Android in Words with Friends 2. You can challenge Facebook friends to real word battle where you take turns creating crossword like words on a board. The person with the most points wins. It is the most simple yet fun version of Scrabble available on the Play Store that you can play with your Facebook friends easily.
3. Draw Something
We all love to draw, don’t we? Draw Something is the one of the world’s most popular drawing game. You can have fun with your friends and family exchanging doodle art. Also, you can sketch a perfect work of art and participate in the game’s contests. Pick up your brush and start painting now. Just connect with your Facebook friends and get sketching.
4. Zynga Poker
Zynga’s Poker is probably the best Poker game on Play Store. Featuring the Texas Hold ‘Em Poker style of gameplay, Zynga Poker offers a superb gaming experience with heavy-duty servers, immersive graphics, and seamless multiplayer action with online users. Furthermore, you can also join up with your Facebook friends for a more enriching experience.
Swoords is a relatively new game, but one that offers a great multiplayer experience. The concept is simple. The player will be given an alphabet out of which they have to form a word. Their opponent has to then form a word making use of the last two alphabets of the previously formed word. The same goes on and on in a series of exchanges till a winner is decided. Oh, and the best part? You can connect and play with your Facebook friends for a great multiplayer experience.
Cross-Platform Multiplayer Android Games
Spaceteam is one of the more unique local multiplayer games. It requires a bunch of teamwork. Each player has their own device. Every round, the instructions are relayed to all of the teammates. They must tell the final person what dials to turn, switches to flip, and places to slide. This continues until the person gets the right combination or the ship explodes. It supports between two and eight players and you can play on iOS and Android devices seamlessly.
2. Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3 is EA’s award-winning franchise that sets a new standard for mobile racing games. Featuring highly realistic graphics and over the top action, Real Racing 3 is one of the best racing games out there. What’s more is that there is cross-platform multiplayer support as well, so you can play and compete with your friends on iOS devices as well.
One of the best card dueling games on Android is Hearthstone. It is one of the most fast-paced, combo-driven, and exciting card games right now. It’s available on multiple platforms so you can play with people from everywhere. You can also connect your account so no matter where you use it, you still get all your cards and decks in one place.
4. Shadowgun Deadzone
Shadowgun Deadzone is a third-person shooter game that borrows heavily from Gears of War franchise. It has the most amazing graphics like a console game and over the top action. What’s more is that there is cross-platform support as well. It means that you can play with your friends on iOS as well, for a superb multiplayer gameplay.
5. Pokemon TCG Online
Have fun learning and mastering the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online! You unlock cards and decks as you play to build up your collection and make truly unique decks. Your decks and card collection are stored as a part of your Pokémon Trainer Club account, allowing you to switch between tablet and desktop with ease. Also, you can go head to head with your iOS friends or other players from around the world for multiplayer battles.
Best of Android’s Multiplayer Games
Well, that was our collection of some of the best multiplayer games that you can play on your Android device. While 8 Ball Pool and Zynga Poker are my favorites, the other ones are great as well. But was your favorite game in the list above or did we miss out on that? Let us know your favorite multiplayer game on Android in the comments down below.