Shooting someone from a rooftop, ramming your car into another and helping friends defeat a demon is what makes multiplayer games so alluring. Single player games are great, but if you are looking for a real challenge, you need to look at multiplayer options. Sure, not everyone wants to compete; this is why there are co-op multiplayer games to enjoy with buddies. So whatever your preference, you can get a solid experience when you boot up best multiplayer Android games.
So let’s dive right into the 10 best multiplayer Android games and find the game that suits your taste.
Note: All the multiplayer android games were tested on a Samsung Galaxy SIII using an Android 4.3 based ROM. The games ran on WiFi network and worked great. Some games experienced lag but it was very rare. No major disconnections or crashes were experienced during the testing.
1. Call of Mini Infinity – Free
Mini sized fun
Call of Mini Infinity is a third person shooter with frantic battles and tight shooting mechanics. It’s a player versus player game with cute “mini” solders. The game takes cues from some of the best in the genre, for example the name reminds us of Call of Duty, and the characters look like Halo’s Master Chief and so on. But despite taking elements of other much successful games, Call of Mini Infinity retains its own identity. It is a fun game to play especially if you have some friends to bring along. We recommend a controller if you want to win consistently though.
- Great 3D graphics.
- Weapons are all powerful and balanced.
- Powers can change the course of battle.
- Good PVP servers.
- Co-op mode to enjoy with friends.
Notable features: The weapons all have a real heft to them. They really make an impact and you feel empowered. So no lame pistols or overpowered snipers are in the game.
2. Blitz Brigade – Free
Join the brigade
Made by Gameloft, one of the best developers on Android, Blitz Brigade delivers what it promises. The game has insane amount of things to do and all the while battling against other human players in expansive maps. Take Team Fortress then mix a little bit of Battlefield and ninjas, what you get is Blitz Brigade. Want to kill enemies with a Gatling gun? Blitz Brigade can offer that, what about being a melee centric ninja? Yep, Blitz Brigade has him too.
- Team based online combat.
- First person goodness.
- Fast and hectic battles.
- Skill triumphs over equipment every time.
Notable Feature: The classes are amazing in Blitz Brigade; the game offers something for everyone.
3. Asphalt 8: Airborne – Free
Cars go vroom and boom
Imagine driving an incredibly expensive exotic car; now imagine doing flips in the air with it. This is what you get with Asphalt 8: Airborne, an exciting racing game with licensed cars for you to drive. This is the best multiplayer android game in the racing genre we have ever seen. We can almost call it the Burnout for smartphones but Asphalt 8 does some things better than the well-established series. For example there are fully licensed cars in Asphalt 8 which none of the Burnout games ever had. Playing with friends is always a great idea, especially if you can ram their car off track.
- Beautiful licensed cars.
- Great race tracks with shortcuts.
- Seamless online multiplayer.
- Completely free experience.
Notable Feature: Asphalt 8: Airborne is a completely free game if you are willing to grind for money. The grinding never feels taxing though, thanks to the solid gameplay of the game.
4. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour – $0.99
The conflict is real
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour may have taken some ideas from Call of Duty…let’s start over, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is a Call of Duty clone on mobile platforms. But this is not a bad thing, far from it, as the game plays like the blockbuster it tries to imitate. There is a lengthy campaign in the game and then there is the meaty multiplayer. One of the most robust multiplayer android games, Modern Combat 4 provides a substantial online FPS experience.
- The best military FPS on Android.
- Classes, weapons and mods.
- Playing with friends is easy.
- Stable servers with almost no lag.
Notable Feature: Attach a controller to your smartphone/tablet and you will find it hard to differentiate Modern Combat 4 from console games.
5. Shadowgun: DeadZone – Free
Cover and kill
Do you like polished third person shooters? If yes, then you will love Shadowgun: DeadZone. The game has the best graphics we have seen in an online TPS game. With gameplay similar to Gears of War, Shadowgun: DeadZone offers top of the line graphics with great multiplayer modes. We love the death match mode because it is just so easy to drop in a match and start having fun. The smooth connectivity of the game matches you almost instantly with other players.
- Up to 12 players in a single match.
- Two modes to choose from.
- Great controller support.
- Vast arsenal with machine guns and rocket launchers.
Notable Feature: In game voice chat client allows you to have direct communication with your friends. This is an amazing feature which is usually missing from blockbuster PC games.
6. Minecraft – Pocket Edition – $6.99
Mind and craft
If you think Lego are awesome, you will definitely love Minecraft. It is a simple game with a grand premise, mine and craft. You mine for materials and then craft great things with them. This game gets better if you have friends playing with you. The potential of making grand things and just have a great time with your buddies is really high in Minecraft.
- Same great features ported from PC and consoles.
- Full game in your pocket.
- Mine, Make and partake in adventures.
- Creating things is rewarding.
Notable Feature: Minecraft – Pocket Edition requires a onetime payment. After that the game never asks for any money and all the updates whether big or small are free.
7. Pocket Legends – Free
A world in your pocket
Pocket Legends is a co-op role playing game with funny characters and solid gameplay. Band together with your friends in this epic fantasy world and take down giant monsters. Play as the mage, the swordsman or the eagle-archer. Multiplayer android games with online co-op are really hard to come by these days but Pocket Legends lives up to almost every expectation. Diablo fans will feel right at home when playing this wonderful game.
- Multiple classes to choose from.
- Classes are all unique.
- Looting and killing is satisfying.
- No intrusive IAP.
Notable Feature: Pocket Legends not only has a great co-op mode, it also offers PVP modes. Make a character in co-op and then take it to the player vs. player arena to test your skill.
8. Gun Bros Multiplayer – Free
Come at me bro
Gun Bros Multiplayer is the only twin stick shooter in the 10 best multiplayer android games list. It is fast, it is chaotic and it is amazing. You control your protagonist with one virtual stick while the other one is used to fire weapons. This formula allows you to shoot and run at the same time and in any direction no less. You could be running away from an enemy while pumping lead towards them.
- Responsive controls even on touch screens.
- Fast paced gameplay.
- Epic weapons.
- Co-op shooting at its best.
Notable Feature: The “bro” attitude of the game makes everything light and funny. Even the help text oozes with bro personality.
9. Arcane Legends – Free
Legend begins with you
Arcane Legends is World of Warcraft for Android devices. While not as grand in scope, Arcane Legends is certainly an amazing experience. Make a team with your friends and embark on adventures of epic proportions. The game bands you online with other players or your friends to provide a seamlessly smooth MMO experience. Take on small enemy camps or giant raid bosses in this free to play video game.
- Best MMO for Android.
- Great graphics.
- Pets are adorably dangerous.
- PVE, PVP or solo, your choice.
Notable Feature: Arcane Legends never lags and there are no drops in frame rates even when there is a lot going on screen.
10. Riptide GP2 – $2.99
Splashy great time
Riptide GP2 is one of those games which you simply pick up and start playing. There is no learning curve and there are no hard to learn controls. Despite being simple, the game has almost everything you can want from a fun online multiplayer game. The game is about racing your hydro-jets on “roads” made of water (canals or rivers if you may). All you need to do is select a ride, a rider and you are good to go. Riptide GP2 has the best water physics ever featured in a mobile videogame and it is integral in how you manipulate the wave. The dynamic ripples actually affect your jet ski during the race. So what makes this game so special? The chaos of racing against other players makes it a blast.
- Solid graphics and performance.
- The water looks really pretty.
- Race with 3 other players.
- A lengthy single player campaign.
Notable Feature: Riptide GP2 has a new stunt system. So when you grab some air by launching off ramps, you can actually do some crazy stunts.
Multiplayer Android games are common, but not all of them provide quality experiences. This lists tries to capture the best of the best from every genre. We are sure there must be more brilliant games out there. If you think we missed an absolute essential, tell us in the comments below. But we hope that you give these stellar games a chance, after all, most of them are absolutely free. You can also check out the top strategy games and bring most of your Android games to your computer if needed.
We hope to see you in the fantasy lands of Arcane Legends or the battlefield of Modern Combat 4. Till next time, keep on gaming folks!