Gaming has long since crossed from the old arcade days to consoles, computers, and most recently mobile. Although there is still some prejudice against mobile gamers, it’s impossible to deny that mobile gaming is a huge industry.
There is a huge amount of mobile games available now, and we’ve searched for the best of the best – below is a list of our favourite multiplayer Android games.
This free mobile strategy game has been around since 2012, and it’s hands down one of the most popular multiplayer Android games in the world. As the title implies, you build your village, raise a clan and then compete in clan wars with other players. Clash of Clans is also a relatively popular esport – if that’s not a good reason to try it, we don’t know what is!
Easily one of the most popular multiplayer games on ANY platform, Minecraft mobile is extremely popular. It drops players into a random world where they can do whatever they want… and unlike many other games on this list, it features crossplay between console, PC and mobile players. Although there are in-app purchases, they are only for skins. The game itself has a one-time purchase fee.
From the same developer as Clash of Clans, this RTS game is a mix of MOBA, collectible card game and tower defense. Characters from Clash of Clans are featured, as are entirely unique elements. The game is set in the same universe, so fans of one are sure to also enjoy the other! Supercell, the developer, really knows how to make a successful mobile game.
One of the most popular game series in the world finally came to mobile with Call of Duty: Mobile. There are two main game modes – a 100-player Battle Royale mode as well as the typical CoD deathmatches. The game has an active multiplayer community and has plenty of nods to the main game series – perfect for fans.
One of the best MOBA titles available on Android, Vainglory is a 3v3 game similar to DOTA 2 or League of Legends. Additionally, Vainglory is one of the most popular mobile esports as well – especially in Asia, it has a solid following and thus an active multiplayer community.
The Asphalt series is one of if not the best racing game series for mobile gamers. It features fantastic levels of detail, beautiful cars and racetracks, extensive gameplay options and more. Multiplayer is very active – matches happen quickly and are available readily.
Unlike some other PvP games, there is also a huge amount of things to do when it comes to single-player content. The two most popular iterations of the series are Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt 9: Legends.