Online gaming has been quite a popular way of having fun and meeting new people. Since single player games tend to bore people so much that they need a bit more excitement, multiplayer games come as a solution to the problem.
There is another problem, however, and that is the sheer number of available multiplayer games. Which one should you choose and what should you play, given that every genre has at least 2 or 3 popular games.
Here is a list of the current most popular online multiplayer games.
Minecraft is currently the second best-selling game in the world, with 154 million copies sold as of late 2018, second only to Tetris.
Ever since its debut, Minecraft has had quite an audience. The goal of the game is to build, craft, fight and survive. A 3D landscape is procedurally generated and you have to find your way around such a world with various resources and combat stats. There is more than one gameplay mode, however, survival, hardcore survival, creative and spectator mode. Each of those offers a variety of approaches to gameplay, making them unique in their own way.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
A very recent game in a series which is not recent. Call of Duty stands for one of the best first-person shooters with a reliable theme of war. It covered anything from the Second World War to the modern times, and anything in between that is fictional or loosely tied to our history.
Black Ops 4 is primarily a multiplayer game, even though it features something which is supposed to be a story mode or even a story mode within the multiplayer mode. Riding in boats, shooting, it is everything you want from a multiplayer game, including a ton of fun.
Fortnite Battle Royale
Instead of finally releasing another Unreal Tournament game, Epic Games treated us with Fortnite Battle Royale. The game is a multiplayer battle royale where you fight using pickaxes and tons of other weapons. You can also build terrain which you can climb and use as a shield. It’s a fun game and has allowed many streamers to establish themselves.
League of Legends
Whether you want to play League of Legends or Dota 2 is entirely up to you. Both games are MOBAs and are fun in their own way. The goal of the game is to destroy the enemy’s glowing building, the nexus. Once you do that, you win. You can play 5 versus 5, 3 versus 3 or play against bots or even alone, in a sandbox practice mode. The game is constantly patched and updated and reinvented so that you can enjoy the old and the new.
Path of Exile
Path of Exile is an action role-playing game where you take on the role of a couple of different classes. The story goes that you were exiled and now must survive in those hostile lands. It’s a great game with lots of replayability.
Whichever of these games you choose to play is not going to change the fact that they are all exciting in their own way. Whether you prefer shooting or strategizing or making plays with your favorite champion or hero, you will have fun, hopefully with a bunch of friends. Online games get much more interesting when played with friends.