The 25 Best Multiplayer Games for Android
With the advancement in technology, there is no surprise that smartphones and tablets are powerful enough to beat many computers in terms of raw processing power and graphics. Back in those days, gaming consoles were known for their quality graphics, but nowadays, smartphones and tablets have reached a point where they can beat those old school handheld gaming devices.
In recent years, if you own an Android smartphone or tablet, chances are you have tried a few gems out there that are totally worth downloading. The Google Play Store is constantly getting fresh new titles each week, and if you love gaming, you might be interested with multiplayer gaming because there is a different thrill when you can play with your friends to complete any challenge or challenge your friends by becoming the top scorer. And here comes the question of where to start and which ones are the best to download. We pulled together a list of the 25 best android multiplayer games out there.
25. Game Dev Story
Game Dev Story lets you create your company’s own game console with the challenge of creating profitable games that are fun to play. You will need to manage your staff wisely with a system to change your staff members’ profession, from programmer to sound engineer, for instance. As in real life, there are many factors that determine how well received your products are and how much money they bring in. Game Dev Story is a management sim with user-friendly interface and simplistic design that lets you live the life of a game developer. Work hard and you may reach the top of the video game industry.
24. Where’s My Water? 2
Disney’s addictive physics-based puzzle game has came out with a sequel. Each level of Where’s My Water? 2 provides you with unique challenges which you need to overcome so that Swampy the alligator can have a nice warm shower. Though this game from Disney may look kid friendly, the puzzles may become quite tricky as you progress. To gain a perfect score, some levels may contain three rubber duckies which you have to collect that will unlock even more levels. Best of all, the puzzles are all free. Connect through Facebook to see if you can beat your friends on the adventure.
23. Cut the Rope 2
Cut the Rope 2 is another physics-based puzzle game featuring a hungry little monster named Om Nom that simply loves candy. Each level challenges you to make sure his favorite candy lands safely in his mouth by triggering specific items like gravity switches, pulleys and fans that effects where Om Nom lands or move. If you love Cute the Rope, you will love Cut the Rope 2. Play with your friends to see who can get the highest score or tackle the puzzles on your own.
22. Arcane Legends
Arcane Legends manage to create the MMORPG experience on your smartphone and tablet. Just like any other RPG game, there are countless quests to complete, a vast fantasy world to explore, and skills to upgrade. Heroes can take the role of a hulking warrior with strength of steel, a mystical sorcerer that wields elemental fury and aids companions, or a deadly rogue with devastating bow and trap attacks. Of course, it wouldn’t be an MMO without the online co-op experience. You can play online with friends, join a same guild, and adventure with thousands of other players to experience fast-paced heroic action.
21. Final Fantasy IV
Previously, Final Fantasy IV received a 3D remake for Nintendo DS. If you have played Final Fantasy IV before, you can now experience it on Android with sharper visuals and intuitive touch screen controls. You must join forces with many characters and stop evil before it destroys the world. There is also a jukebox function where users can listen to the game’s music anytime they want.
20. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Race as Sonic and other Sega superstars across land, sea and air in a high velocity battle to the finish line. Your amazing vehicle is transformable from car to boat to plane mid-race. Discover alternate routes, find helpful power-ups and avoid emerging hazards as you race to victory. Challenge your friends with up to 4-player races or challenge your friends’ best scores through the dynamically changing courses. Racing on mobile will never be the same again.
In Terraria, every world is unique, from the floating islands in the sky to the deepest level of the underworld. You gather resources from the environment around you to build tools, weapons, and houses. The world is your canvas. Play Terraria with your friends across any other mobile devices with support of up to 4-players. You can choose to adventure together or duel each other in combat.
18. FIFA 14
FIFA 14 is the most authentic football game for Android featuring over 600 licensed teams, and more than 16,000 players. This EA Mobile hit series gives you everything you need to get started. There are also online modes, and of course only few modes are available for free, so if you want to play manager, tournament mode, and kick-off matches, you will need to purchase from in-game.
17. Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga is one of those addictive games that players can’t seem to get enough of. All you have to do is match candy pieces to clear them off the screen, but things get harder as you progress, before you find yourself bothering your Facebook friends for more turns. Join Tiffi and Mr. Toffee in their sweet adventure through the candy kingdom. Connect through Facebook to challenge your friends at the leaderboard.
16. Puzzle & Dragons
Puzzle & Dragons is the most popular mobile game in Japan. With the mix of a puzzle game and classic monster-collecting RPG fun, it will keep you coming back for more. Make friends in-game or play with your real-life buddies, you will never have to crawl a deadly dungeon alone with the available social features.
15. Anomaly 2
If you like tower defense, you will like Anomaly 2. Unlike the normal tower defense where you have to protect your base, this game is in reverse, where you need to destroy the alien towers. Anomaly 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth. Anomaly 2 has a very interesting unique multiplayer feature, the dynamic tower defense vs tower offense. Play either as the towers to destroy the humans or lead the humans to annihilate the alien towers.
14. Muffin Knight
This is a story of a little boy on his journey to return the basket of magical muffins to the old fairy, accidentally scattering them on the four corners of the magical kingdom. Angered, the old fairy transformed the boy into muffin knight and promised to turn him back into a boy when he gets all the muffins back. Play as 18 different characters as he turns into a different creature with each muffin he touches. This is a cross platform game so you can challenge your friends on both iOS and Android.
13. Battle Monkeys Multiplayer
This is an awesome 3D multiplayer game where you control an army of monkey warriors to fight against other contestants. More than 4 players can play this game at once and battle against other players from around the world. Level up and rise through the battle ranks or challenge your friend to a battle.
12. Subway Surfers
Subway Surfers is an endless runner game where you have to escape from a railway inspector angry with you spraying graffiti over the station. The objective is very simple. You run along the train tracks, jumping on trains, avoid all the obstacles in your path, sliding under signs to last as long as you can. Along the way, you will also want to collect as many coins as possible in exchange for special items that make each run easier to get through. What sets Subway Surfers apart from other endless runner games is the vibrant and smooth 3D graphics that is bright and colorful, and there’s plenty of fun and humor in there. Connect through Facebook to challenge or help your friends. The simplistic idea of this game is one of the reason why it’s hard to put it down once you have started running.
11. Heroes of Order & Chaos
Gameloft brought us the first Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) for mobile devices. Team up and fight with your friends in Heroes of Order & Chaos to destroy the enemies’ defense towers and ensuring yours stay protected. Choose between 30 unique and varied heroes that range in powers and abilities. Develop and upgrade your skills and equipment throughout the game to overpower your opponents. You can try out different characters each day before purchasing them, which means that you don’t have to spend for the game if you does not want to. If you are a fan of MOBA titles, Heroes of Order & Chaos is definitely the title that you should give a try.
10. Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
The zombies are back. It’s about time. Plants vs. Zombies 2 is truly a triumphant return for one of Android’s most popular mobile games with new game characters, features and game modes designed to keep you hooked for even longer. At first glance, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is not much difference from the first game in the series. But once you are out of tutorial mode, new features are introduced furiously. Meet new plants that will defend your lawn through time, with the time travel element. Even with in-app purchase, the game plays well without upgrades, and it is not impossible to play without paying. Connect to Game Services to unlock achievements and compete against your friends in the leaderboard.
9. Warlings: Battle Worms
The ultimate shootout is here. With combat helmets and guns ready, unleash hell on the opposing team with your battle worms. In three different battlefields, defeat your opponent with tactics and dirty tricks. Warlings: Battle Worms is free-to-play and bluetooth multiplayer mode is available if you wish to play with your friends locally.
8. GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience
Unlike other throttle based games like Asphalt 8, GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience from Gameloft is one of the most realistic car racing experiences for Android. It features super realistic 3D renditions of 71 actual licensed cars on 13 tracks, as well as different time of the day and weather conditions as you test your skills. In multiplayer mode, challenge your friends or with real players from all over the world over internet. It is a true-to-life automotive journey offering unprecedented level of driving enjoyment whether you are playing solo or multiplayer.
7. Dungeon Hunter 4
Hack and slash your way through a dark fantasy adventure killing demons while upgrading your skills and strength in the addictive Dungeon Hunter 4. Choose from 4 types of characters each with their own unique combat styles. Fight along your friends in the co-op arenas or show off your battle skills in PVP mode. Players can customize and craft their own battle gears and unveil mysteries surrounding your character thorough the game.
6. Real Boxing
Real Boxing’s stunning graphics will get your attention, combined with solid controls to keep you hooked. Taps on either the left or right of your device will allow you to jab, while various swipes will translate into uppercuts or crosses. The inputs work well with support for gaming controllers as well as multiplayer mode, and different play modes.
5. Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans is an addictive mixture of strategic planning and competitive fast-paced combats. Build your village, train your troops and battle with millions of other players online. The game comes almost exclusively in multiplayer mode as the opponents are always other people playing the game. You can join together with friends or random person to form the ultimate clan to help out each other and fight against rival clans in the epic Clan Wars. It is a cross platform game thus you will be encountering iOS players as well as Android players.
4. Zen Pinball HD
Zen Pinball HD recreates the pinball machine experience with realistic ball physics and responsive control which is as impressive on a mobile device as they are on home consoles. There are multiple tables to choose from, like the Sorcerer’s Lair which comes free, and additional tables available for in-app purchase like Star Wars Pinball, each with its own unique design and theme that captures the essence of traditional pinball. Animations and crisp sound effects really make each unique table come alive. Challenge your friend with the hot seat multiplayer feature.
3. Gun Bros Multiplayer
Gun Bros Multiplayer is a game like the classical Contra. Play solo or team up with your friend and make it more interesting. There is also an option to add a favorite player to your friends list so that you will be able to play together when both of you are online. There is a huge arsenal of weapons to choose from and the game has an amazing interface.
2. Modern Combat 5: Blackout
Step into Modern Combat 5 as Blackout raises the bar for shooter games once more. Head to the frontlines to protect the country from a string of terrorist attacks. There are 4 customizable classes – Assault, Heavy, Recon, and Sniper – for you to choose from, each with class specific skills. Find the play style that suits you and level up across single player and multiplayer. You will be impressed by how well Blackout captures the feel of a larger FPS as it not only looks amazing but it throws enough action your way for a real FPS adrenaline rush. Multiplayer mode lets you fight against your friends or the world in epic squad vs. squad matches.
1. Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne is one of the best arcade racing game on Android and other mobile platforms. The game features 56 high performance cars with 9 different race track settings. You can race in different seasons, real-time multiplayer mode with 8 opponents, maneuver through the air, and perform stunts while driving.
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