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The 25 Best Multiplayer Games

im电竞官网-Because everything’s better with friends


im电竞官网-What’s more fun than staving off hordes of enemies or defusing a bomb in the world of video games? Doing it all with your friends, of course. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best multiplayer games you can get your hands on right now. Whether you’re in it for the long haul for some knock-down, drag-out team death matches or you just want to outpace the competition in silly games of trivia, these are the true cream of the crop for getting the gang together.

Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
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Apex Legends

This free-to-play Battle Royale fits 60 players in squads of three against each other as they work to control the map, all the while scavenging weapons and equipment from randomised locations. It’s a fast and furious take on the genre from gaming veterans Respawn, with hero characters named “legends” similar to Overwatch that fit various play styles. It’s fantastic for small teams, and has been giving games like Fortnite and PUBG im电竞官网-a run for their money since debuting.

EA Dice/Electronic Arts
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Battlefield 1

If you prefer more realistic multiplayer combat over the typical arcade approach of Call of Duty, Battlefield 1im电竞官网- has it in droves. Based in World War I, it features a plethora of multiplayer modes that involve large-scale combat complete with aircraft and land vehicles to wreak havoc on each other between teams. It’s an explosive, cinematic set of war games perfect for getting your squad together and totally wrecking the competition.

Gearbox Software/2K Games
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Borderlands 3

Love loot? Love shooting things? Team up with a friend to collect plenty of goodies and take on the role of Vault Hunter in the zaniest Borderlands of them all. Zip from planet to planet in a bid to open up a mysterious vault that could hold some of the biggest treasures in the game’s universe—and collect as many guns as you can possibly carry, while you’re at it. The psychos and bandits won’t know what hit them when you roll up with friends to tackle them and then pick over the loot from their fallen bodies. Just another day on Pandora.

Infinity Ward/Activision
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

im电竞官网-The quintessential multiplayer shooter for those who prefer arcade action returns with its grittiest installment yet. Tackle a wide variety of game modes with your friends as well as story-based missions in the form of Spec-Ops and Operations. There’s no zombies this time around, but this game’s absolutely fantastic, addictive gunplay is exciting all its own, so it doesn’t even need bloodthirsty survival-fests to stay frosty. You’ll be up all night trying to gain levels with this bad boy.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

This austere first-person shooter is a massively popular part of the Counter-Strike series, and remains a huge part of the PC multiplayer scene. There’s nothing too complicated about it: Players work in teams to foil the opposing groups. It’s heavily grounded in reality, however, with plenty of knives to choose from as well as a range of different arms. It’s a game you’ll definitely want to coordinate with your buddies on, however. It’s not a good idea to go in guns blazing.

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Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is an online multiplayer RPG that you can also enjoy with friends. Players can opt to complete single-player missions but then travel over to the Crucible, where team-based game modes allow Guardians to take on each other in Clash, Control, and Supremacy modes for one, with variations on each game mode. Players can also join up together to tackle various raids for the purposes of completing story-based requirements. It takes several pages from Bungie’s work in the Halo series to great effect, and that’s just part of what makes it such an enticing game to play with others.

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Dota 2

Dota 2 is a MOBA that was originally based on a mod for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. It’s played across two teams of five players, with both teams making an attempt at defending their bases. Both teams control a hero, which varies between their choices, and they’ve got to be the first one to destroy the other team’s "Ancient" structure within a base. Similar to League of Legendsim电竞官网-, it’s a highly competitive game that even AIs have been trained to best human players at.

Epic Games
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Who hasn’t heard of Fortnite by now? The most popular multiplayer game in the world is a free shooter from Epic Games. Players drop into a massive map, search for weapons and supplies, and then gun each other down as the map slowly closes in on itself. Then bust out some hilarious emotes as you work your way toward getting the coveted Victory Royale as you hang out with friends and dream of Fortnite tournament riches.

IllFonic/Gun Media
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Friday the 13th

im电竞官网-Ever wanted to take on the role of a Camp Crystal Lake counsellor in a bid to stop Jason Voorhees from killing? Or maybe you’d prefer to be Jason himself. In this asymmetrical multiplayers game, up to eight players can control either counsellors or Jason, one team trying to stop the killer and the other trying to kill just about everyone. It may not sound like it, but it’s a ridiculously fun game of cat and mouse.

Jackbox Games, Inc.
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Jackbox Party Pack

You don’t know Jack! No, really, that’s the name of one of the games in the Jackbox Party Pack. This hilarious group of side-splitting multiplayer games is all about playing together and finding something everyone enjoyed. Answer trivia questions with You Don’t Know Jack, guess if statements are true or not with Lie Swatter, endplay some fun word association with Word Spud—and these are just some of the games you can get in on.

Steel Crate Games
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Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Quick, cut the red wire! No, not that one. BOOM! The VR title Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a challenging one. One person is the "Defuser" and is saddled with a VR headset who has to relay what they see to a team who has a manual on how to defuse the bomb. Both parties have to communicate effectively if they want to be able to keep things from going kablooey, and that’s the fun of it all.

Tripwire Interactive
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Killing Floor 2

im电竞官网-Tripwire’s first-person shooter is a lot more fun when played with friends. Jump in-game to quash waves of zombie-like Zeds, who come in various shapes and sizes. As the game ticks by, there will be more of them and they’ll be more powerful. It’s definitely a game you want to have additional friends around for if you want to survive, and anyone who enjoys action-packed multiplayer will have a ball.

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Left 4 Dead 2

The quintessential zombie shooter is Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2, which improves on its popular predecessor in several important ways. Take on brutal Boomers, huge zombies who plod toward you with murderous intent, or try to pick off Witches, whose crying will drive you mad until you bust a cap in their head. As one of a foursome of survivors, you’ve got to put all these zombies down and make it out alive. Easier said than done, right?

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Mario Kart 8

There’s nothing better than a rousing game of Mario Kart, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the definitive edition of the arcade title. Jump in a variety of different Nintendo-themed karts with your favourite character and tear up the track. Watch out for blue shells and banana peels, though, which can turn a fun time with friends into a heated argument. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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The blocky world of Minecraft is your oyster, and creating things within the confines of this low-res universe is fun on your own. Imagine bringing friends in to create, too. There’s plenty to do with your buddies as you erect huge structures, mine for resources, and take on monsters like spiders, skeletons, and the infamous creepers. It’s a fun, easygoing way to spend time with friends that’s appropriate for all ages.

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Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter Worldim电竞官网- finds you doing exactly what its title implies: hunting monsters! Fly solo or team up with other hunters to fell some of the deadliest creatures in the world. Some of them are so huge you absolutely have to enlist the help of other hunters—plus, it’s always fun to see others’ techniques. Taking down big game is tricky, but you’ll have a blast doing it as the game wears on.

NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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Mortal Kombat 11

Get over here! The visceral Mortal Kombat series continues with its 11th entry, and it’s still the perfect game to go head to head with friends in. Threaten your buddies with some brutal fatalities, and stomp a mud hole through them with your favourite characters from throughout the Mortal Kombat universe: Rayden, Liu Kang, Goro—they’re all here, and you’ll get the nostalgia juices flowing when you think back about all those elementary and middle school fights with earlier Mortal Kombat installments.

Ghost Town Games Ltd./Team17
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Overcooked! 2

Think you know a thing or two about cooking? Put that all out of your mind when playing Overcooked! 2, a game that will test your ability to multitask as well as your friendships. Players must trade off as they work to serve a variety of dishes to waiting customers between cooking dishes and cleaning them (and everything in between) throughout shifting cooking layouts and other frustrating obstacles. It’s all about working together, but sometimes that’s impossible when your kitchen is interrupted by streams of people or split in half by the sea.

Blizzard Entertainment
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im电竞官网-Blizzard’s quintessential hero shooter has a player for just about everyone, and that’s just part of what makes it unique. Choose your favourite hero and go to town throughout several game modes with your friends and work to secure the payload, capture or defend points, or take on some fun arcade modes that come around once every so often. You’ll love learning to play a new character together while figuring out ways to mesh your chosen roles together, especially since all the heroes feel so unique from each other.

PUBG Corporation
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Before Fortnite, there was PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, one of the most expansive battle royale titles around. Compete on a massive map while the storm closes in around you to nab the coveted Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner—though it’s not as easy as just getting a few kills. You’ve got to be the last player standing at the end of the round, and duos and squads is perfect for enlisting your friends to help watch your back.

Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
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Rainbow Six: Siege

All Rainbow Six games are great for playing with friends, but Siege is a team-based affair that will call your tactical skills into question. Players select different operators as they split off into different teams: the Counter-Terrorism Units, with four operators per team to choose from that will play both attackers and defenders. They can face off against each other across 11 maps and 5 different type of modes, including Hostage, Bomb, Secure Area, and more. With a destructive system, a powerful set of arms, and intriguing abilities, this is a multiplayer affair that outshines the current Ghost Recon release.

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Rocket League

Souped-up rocket cars? Check. Giant footballs? Double check. Rocket Leagueim电竞官网- is all about playing football with oversized vehicles. No, seriously. Your job is to knock a football into your goal before your opponent can. It’s an awesome fictional sport that we definitely wish were real, but unfortunately, this is the only way we’re going to be able to see it played out for now.

Rare/Microsoft Studios
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Sea of Thieves

Round up a party and head out on your own seafaring adventure on a pirate ship to collect booty, fight off monsters and enemies under the sea, then work to become a pirate legend in your own right.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The ultimate crossover event from Nintendo features just about every character you could think of from Nintendo’s cadre and more. There are even stars from completely different franchises, including Metal Gear Solid, Sonic the Hedgehogim电竞官网-, and more. Choose your main and get to bashing the stuffing out of each other. It’s fast-paced, engrossing fun that anyone can participate in, regardless of skill level.

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Team Fortress 2

Valve’s Team Fortress 2 is another entry in the company’s vast selection of multiplayer-centric titles. Join one of two teams with nine different character classes and battle your way across king of the hill, capture the flag, and several other multiplayer modes. You’ll soon learn to love the game’s unique sense of humour, as it’s absolutely hilarious—and you’ll soon find that you can’t tear yourself away.

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