Want to pit yourself against the most dangerous animal, man? There’s a level of challenge only playing against another person gives. Or there’s the camaraderie found in cooperating with others across the world. Whether you’re out to play with or against other gamers, our best Android multiplayer games list details some of our favorite titles.
There’s action, there’s deduction, cards, and robot building. You’ll never be alone.
EVE Online is one of the most fascinating MMORPGs ever, with an open format that allows its in-game universe to reflect the factionalism and brutality of real human societies. Echoes, the first mobile spin-off, isn’t quite the same as its PC predecessor. It offers a more refined, streamlined experience, with idle elements and a smaller scale. That doesn’t hold it back though. The combat is great, the scale is still enormous, and the graphics are just as atmospheric as the original.
Gumslingers is a battle royale unlike any other. It sees you taking on up to 63 opponents at a time in a vast gummy-on-gummy brawl to the death, shooting at a variety of wobbly, appetizing gummy characters until only two remain.
Instant restarts make Gumslingers a lot less exacting than most battle royales, though you still need to apply some aiming skills if you want to come out on top. Headshots count, even when the heads are made of gelatin.
Shadow Fight Arena is a fighting game from a more innocent time when timing was more important than memorizing a dozen different combinations of button presses and joystick waggles. It sees you going head-to-head with other players in matches that are accessible yet deep. It’s absolutely stunning, too, with detailed character art and a variety of gorgeously rendered backdrops. It would be better if it were a premium title, but you can’t have everything.
Fan of the phenomenon that is Among Us but feel like you’ve seen all that game has to offer? Well Goose Goose Duck gives you all the fun of the spaceman deception game, with extra layers of complexity.. and chaos. As geese, you need to root out the malicious ducks among you, but it’s not that simple.
There are various classes within both the geese and the ducks, which give different skills, immunities, and objectives. You might even find some other avian species have managed to sneak in, too.
Brawlhalla is pretty much exactly what you’d imagine a free-to-play, cross-platform Smash Bros rival from Ubisoft would be like. This cartoony brawler features a ton of characters, with new ones entering the arena all the time via events.
There are over 20 game modes, including 1v1, 2v2, four-player free-for-all. 1v3, 4v4, and more. Plus, there are mini-games to dip into from time to time, such as Brawlball, Capture the Flag, Kung-Foot, and Bombsketball.
Riot Games’s decision not to bring its hugely popular, genre-defining MOBA to mobile was always a dud. All it achieved was to allow rivals like Vainglory and Arena of Valor to prove that it’s perfectly possible to do a great MOBA on mobile, and in the process to eat Riot Games’s lunch.
At long last, Riot has seen the light with League of Legends: Wild Rift. It’s not fully out, but the open beta is now available in Asia and Europe, with feedback so far being overwhelmingly positive.
ZeptoLab used to be a one-trick pony, with only the Cut the Rope series to its name. We’re glad it branched out, as the studio has managed to get two marvelous multiplayer games into this roundup.
Bullet Echo is an ingenious and accessible top-down tactical shooter that looks at first glance like a multiplayer version of Hotline Miami. It’s so much deeper, with a gameplay mechanic that relies both on the field of vision provided by your flashlight and the sounds your enemies make as they stalk through adjacent corridors.
Like its enormously successful predecessor C.A.T.S., Robotics! is an accessible mobile take on Robot Wars.
Once again it sees you constructing machines from spare parts and sending them into battle with other players’ machines, but this time around you not only have to build your warrior but give it instructions, adding an extra layer of engineering challenge.
While not quite as popular as the game that went before it, Robotics! Is a fun twist on a compelling formula.
For many of us, Gwent was the best thing about The Witcher 3, and the urge to find new cards, enter tournaments, and take on ever more skilled players was a game in itself. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is a real wishlist item – a minigame that became a standalone release, building on the original and allowing you bring your hard-won skills to bear against other human players. It’s cross-platform, too, so there are always plenty of opponents online.
While it’s easy to dismiss at first glance as just some virtual lego, the Roblox platform gives you a ton of experiences to choose from, and a lot of features that make it really easy to play with friends. Private servers, mechanics that let you join friends immediately, and a crazy variety of games, from multiplayer FPS, to Squid Game clones, to survival horror, to a game where you sell organs in a sandwich shop.
If you aren’t someone easily swayed by microtransactions then it’s well worth a go.
Want some best Android multiplayer games where the players are closer to home? Take a look at our best local multiplayer games for Android. We’ve tried not to repeat titles across the list, so you’ll find a whole new range there.