If you’re looking to get some gaming in with your friends while away from home, these are the best multiplayer games available on Android! Each of these android multiplayer games can be played over Wi-Fi or data, so whether you have an unlimited data plan or not, each one will be suitable. Let’s take a look at the 10 best multiplayer games on Android!
1) Asphalt 8
Airborne is one of my personal favorites. It’s one of few racing games that’s been able to keep up with iOS, and that’s due to Gameloft bringing new features in pretty often. The biggest update added a fully-featured multiplayer mode, which can be played either online or via Bluetooth. You can create your profile and pick from a selection of cars. I find it odd that you unlock things at such a slow pace (with over 20 hours played) but I guess Gameloft wants players to spend money on microtransactions. If you have the patience or enjoy playing multiplayer with friends, Asphalt 8: Airborne is an excellent choice, especially because it costs $0 on Android!
2) Candy Crush Saga
The king of match-three games is still going strong with hundreds of levels to play. The game’s developers have added multiple new modes, and in time-limited events, you can unlock new powerups and a chance to meet candy royalty: King Candy, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and more. If you’re a fan of free-to-play games, give it a download and see if it’s your jam. It’s certainly one of our favorites on Android! Download: Candy Crush Saga (Free w/ In-App Purchases)
3) Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans is one of the most popular multiplayer games available on Google Play. Up to four players can play together on a team in real-time, coordinating attacks and sharing resources. There are multiple game modes available, including Clan Wars, where players work together to raid other clans and gain resources for their own clan. Players can also join alliances with other players to share in-game chat functionality and coordinate online campaigns. Clash of Clans is free to download from Google Play. The game offers optional in-app purchases as well as an opportunity to purchase gems directly from Supercell through Amazon Payments.
4) Dead Trigger 2
Open-world first-person zombie shooters aren’t anything new, but Dead Trigger 2 takes everything we love about those games and adds a little more polish. You’ll take on hordes of zombies in your quest to collect supplies and kill as many of them as possible. Gameplay is fun and intuitive, with controls that feel natural on touchscreen devices. If you like zombies or open-world shooters (or both), you won’t be disappointed with Dead Trigger 2. The graphics are also surprisingly good considering it’s a mobile game, so if you really want to enjoy yourself while shooting up some zombies, you should definitely check it out! The game is free on Google Play, so don’t hesitate to give it a shot!
5) Gangstar Vegas
Several features make Gangstar Vegas a great multiplayer game. You can play up to 16 different players, and there’s no limit on how many of them you can add as friends. You can take on jobs to earn cash, which is especially important since every weapon and vehicle has an associated price tag. Since it was launched in 2015, Gangstar Vegas has been updated with lots of new content, including new locations and vehicles.
6) Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft
It’s no secret that Blizzard games are usually among the best in their respective genres, and Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft is definitely no exception. It does seem a bit strange at first to hear that Hearthstone is a collectible card game (CCG) rather than an RPG or strategy game, but it’s pretty easily understood once you start playing. Each player has access to over 300 cards (the exact number keeps growing) they can use to build decks of 30 cards to play with against other players. The idea here is similar to Magic: The Gathering, except you, ‘re spending money on randomized packs of cards rather than pre-buying individual ones.
7) Hill Climb Racing 2
Don’t be fooled by its colorful, cartoonish exterior. Hill Climb Racing 2 is a hardcore racing game for adults. You take control of a little car that climbs steep hills—and tries not to fall off them. You accelerate by tapping on the right side of your screen and brake with your left. Mastering both is essential; you can upgrade your car’s engine, suspension, brakes, tires, and more to make it easier to get around sharp turns or brave faster speeds when you need them most.
8) MARVEL Contest of Champions
I recently downloaded and started playing a few of Kabam’s games on my phone. I tried Big Time Gaming, a game where you hire employees to run your own department store, but I quit because it was too boring. And I started Dragons of Atlantis, which is basically like Clash of Clans and Game of War: Fire Age. But then after reading an in-depth report on how developers were hacking their users to cheat with free resources, I quickly uninstalled that one too (after spending some money). My current favorite game is the MARVEL Contest of Champions. It’s one of those Marvel-themed fighting games similar to Injustice: Gods Among Us or WWE Immortals, except way better than both.
9) Need For Speed Most Wanted
Most Wanted is now available on iOS and Android (well, sort of). Unfortunately, it’s not officially made by EA so all your progress won’t carry over. However, Need For Speed Most Wanted does seem to play nicely with some features from Google Play games. So if you need a fast-paced racing game with multiplayer and achievements, Need For Speed Most Wanted can certainly fit that bill. Just don’t expect everything to carry over from your old version on Windows Phone or Xbox 360.
10) Plants vs. Zombies 2
It’s been a long time since Plants vs. Zombies first hit app stores, but PopCap games haven’t forgotten about its popular tower defense franchise. The sequel doesn’t stray far from what made PvZ great—it’s got lots of colorful and adorable zombies to kill, it’s filled with crazy weapons to unlock and you’re constantly working to protect your front yard from an onslaught of undead creatures. If you’ve never played PvZ before, there’s no better place to start than with version 2. It plays great on tablets (try a Galaxy Note 10.1 for optimal performance) and has loads of new features that make it even more fun than it was in its previous iterations on smartphones and Facebook. Plants vs.