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Best Multiplayer Games

Long gone are those days when most of the video games were restricted to only a single-player experience.


With the improvement of the technology, games have become infinitely more complex than the ones seen in the early 90's and now feature a highly-customisable multiplayer experience, allowing players from different corners of the globe to compete with or against each other to complete an objective.


The video game industry has witnessed a massive expansion in the multiplayer genre, and without further ado, let us look closer at the top-10 multiplayer games available across all the gaming platforms.


Top 10 Multiplayer GamesMetacritic Ratings
Unreal Tournament 200493
Team Fortress 292
Overwatch91
Dota 290
Monster Hunter: World88
Battlefield 188
Counter-Strike: Source88
Rocket League86
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds86
Fortnite81


#1 Unreal Tournament 2004




Unreal Tournament 2004 is a benchmark for so many multiplayer games that were created right after it. UT 2004 features various maps and numerous scenarios including deathmatch and team deathmatch that allows players from across the world to compete against each other.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 93

User Rating: 8.8


#2 Team Fortress 2




Developed by Valve Corporation, Team Fortress 2 hit the stores in 2007 and became a resounding success in the multiplayer genre. The FPS game revolves around players fighting each other for a combat-based objective.


Furthermore, received critical acclaim for its gameplay mechanics, art and music direction.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 92

User Rating: 9.1


#3 Overwatch



Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter that hit the stores in 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Players, divided into teams, are tasked to complete a specific set of objectives before the time runs out.


For its gameplay, characters and narrative, it received numerous Game of the Year awards.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 91

User Rating: 6.7


#4 Dota 2



Developed by Valve Corporation, Dota 2 is a strategy game that pits two teams of five players against each other as they try to eliminate the other while securing their own base at the same time.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 90

User Rating: 6.5


#5 Monster Hunter: World




Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game manages to blend in multiplayer mechanics seamlessly without sacrificing the depth offered by a single-player experience. It features a fully integrated cooperative multiplayer mode that allowing players to progress further with the help of their buddies.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 88

User Rating: 6.0


#6 Battlefield 1



Battlefield 1, termed by many as the best multiplayer FPS, is an expansive multiplayer experience with its huge maps, diverse weapons and vehicles, destructive environments, and brilliant visuals. Furthermore, the WW1 setting of the game allows it to offer a unique experience to the players.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 88

User Rating: 7.1


#7 Counter-Strike: Source



Released in 2004, Counter-Strike: Source is the remake of the original using the updated Source engine. The game still features all the original modes, pitting terrorists against counter-terrorists to complete various objectives.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 88

User Rating: 8.9


#8 Rocket League



Initially launched in 2016, Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game that requires the player to play a largely soccer-like game but in rocket-powered cars. The overall presentation and the gameplay mechanics of Rocket League ensured that it developed a huge fanbase around the world.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 86

User Rating: 8.2


#9 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)



PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the game that popularised the Battle Royale genre where pp to 100 players drop on an island and fight to become the last person standing. PUBG is perfect for players looking to experience first class Battle Royale action along with some military precision.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 86


#10 Fortnite



Epic Games’ Fortnite is a collection of two games – Save the World and Battle Royale with the latter one allowing up to 100 players to compete against each other for survival. Unlike its competitors, Fortnite: Battle Royale distinguishes itself by including a building mechanic, which is easy to understand but difficult to master, ensuring high replayability value.


Metacritic

Critic Rating: 81



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