Remember the days when we used to gather a group of friends to set up a LAN party to play some Quake? Or when the most common and popular games were single player?
Those days are long gone.
Online Multiplayer games are now the common thing, the new popular genre of games. The rise of Online Multiplayer games opened up a huge new way of playing. Playing in the same room, on the same platform with your friends is not as popular as it used to be. Desperately waiting for your turn to play that game you love so much is gone. No more waiting.
Time passed by, technology quickly advanced and gave gamers the ability to connect, meet and play with people from all over the globe. As time goes on, games start to look older, but there are some online games that will forever have a special space in our library of games.
This list of 55 multiplayer online games are ones that will remain the best for many decades to come.
1. Grand Theft Auto V
I’m sure you’ve heard of that popular series about stealing cars, even if you have Internet or not. The best one though is the most recent installment in the series: Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V is the biggest and most graphically beautiful GTA game yet.
This entry, which contains a much more interactive, polished and improved version of Los Santos last seen in GTA San Andreas, is back with much more brutal, violent gameplay.
After some waiting, the best version has finally come; the PC version of GTA V. This version contains the Online feature as well as a First Person Mode, allowing players to experience the beautiful Los Santos and Blaine County in a new perspective the series has never taken before. And another feature that makes its launch is the Rockstar Editor. The Editor gives you a huge set of creative tools to make the funniest, goofiest movie you can, allowing you to capture, edit and share game footage to all your friends.
DOTA 2 is one of the best free-to-play games you will play. Even if you have friends to play with or not, you will spend a huge amount of time mastering the depth of this game.
So, what kind of free-to-play is it? It’s a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), a very competitive game that requires lots of strategy and reflex. Dota 2 is also really popular on the E-sports scene and has a huge fan base of millions worldwide.
Hearthstone is a free-to-play card game based on the Warcraft universe. It’s tailored to all kinds of players, and features nine epic Warcraft heroes to choose from, each who have their own unique set of cards, spells and abilities. Take turns strategically placing a good combination of cards and spells to counter the opponent’s cards, plus using your heroes’ abilities and summoning powerful creatures to defeat your foe.
A rebellion of the robots started, causing a huge conflict worldwide. A force was needed to end this. “Overwatch”, an organization by the United Nations to stop the robot threat from enslaving mankind was formed. It didn’t work. Crime slowly increased around the world. Allegations of corruption started. All that led to the destruction of Overwatch headquarters, which killed both the leader, Jack Morrison, and his second in command, Gabriel Reyes.
And so, Overwatch was disbanded. But, it’s not over. Tensions between humans and robots called Omnics have started again after six years. Winston, a gorilla scientist, illegally reconnects the Overwatch network and begins the Overwatch Recall, bringing back all the agents to business once again. The game begins.
5. Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm is a free-to-play MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) from Blizzard that includes characters from all of their franchises, such as Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo. You can customize the heroes to suit the way you play by selecting talents which you get by leveling up.
The game, like any other MOBA, places you in a 5 v 5 online match. Out of the 53 heroes in the game, a new player will have six heroes available to play with that will get replaced by different heroes every week. But, if you really like a hero in that weekly rotation, and you got used to him so much that you just don’t want to lose him the next week, then you can use the gold coins that you earn in game to purchase that favorite hero of yours. And once you do, you will have him forever, and ever.