Multiplayer video games might draw you in for the graphics and the complex gameplay. But the true essence of making a multiplayer video game fun is its players. Countless games have been sent into the abyss all because of a low player base.
Players from all over the world gather and play together as they share their love for the game. These multiplayer computer games allow each player to interact with one another either through real-life conversations.
With that in mind, there are thousands of multiplayer computer games in the market today. Yet there are only a few that truly stand out from the rest either due to its popularity and its large player base.
League of Legends
League of Legends is the most popular multiplayer video game in the world today. With over millions of players playing worldwide, the game is also one of the most successful multiplayer online battle arenas to date.
Developed by Riot Games, League of Legends is a team battle game that pits five players from each team. Both teams will need to destroy the enemy Nexus to win the game.
Players will control over 150 different characters or champions in the game and each of them has different skills. With its quirky characters and in-depth strategy,
League of Legends is a highly recommended game to play if you want to have fun with friends or family. Its bustling esports scene is also a feat in itself that is comparable to many sports leagues today.
NBA 2K20 is a multiplayer basketball game that is based on the National Basketball Association. Players will be using different real-life NBA players and follow the same rules and goals of the usual basketball game.
Unlike previous iterations, NBA 2K20 boasts crisper graphics and allows you to customize players and teams to your liking.
This is also the first game to introduce players from the WNBA but can only be played in exhibition games and single-season modes. The game also has a multiplayer mode where you can play together with your friends.
Dominate the league and climb up the ladder to earn prizes with your team.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game that allows you to create characters from different factions set in a medieval fantasy world.
While you start as a single player within the game, you will soon meet up with other players from all over the world and work together to create a community within your chosen faction.
Gather your friends and guild to battle it out with another guild or raid a dungeon. The game is a direct continuation of the Warcraft series which is also a popular real-time multiplayer strategy game.
World of Warcraft was estimated to have almost 62 percent of the overall online multiplayer market. Released in 2004, the game has over 10 million players playing concurrently and has over a hundred million registered users.
Counterstrike: Global Offensive
Counterstrike: Global Offensive or popularly known as CS: GO is a first-person tactical multiplayer tactical shooter game based on the Counter-Strike series that was first released in 2000.
The game is played by two teams namely Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists. The terrorist group would need to plant the bomb and protect it until it explodes to win the game.
The Counter-Terrorists would have to disable the bomb and stall out the game for as long as possible to rescue the hostages to win. The game has a matchmaking system that allows you to play with your friends.
Currently, it is available to download through Steam and has different maps and modes for your friends to choose from. CS: GO also offers a battle royale mode called Danger Zone for those who want to play the popular mode.
Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11 is the newest entry of the Mortal Kombat series and is a direct sequel to 2015's Mortal Kombat X. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat 11 is a fighting game with an emphasis on extreme violence and gore.
You can invite your friends over and play against them in a series of battles. Like in the previous iterations of the game, Mortal Kombat 11 also has the iconic Fatalities, Brutalities, and many other finishing moves.
Fatal Blows are added to the game where a player can make a special move only if the opponent's health drops to 30% and below.
Play as the infamous Liu Kang or Scorpion as well as Sindel, Spawn, RoboCop, and John Rambo in the expansion packs. Mortal Kombat 11 has enjoyed a widely praised released and is the fifth best selling game last year.
There is something about playing computer games with friends that make it very special. The way you interact with your character alongside with other players and your friends creates a certain connection that only both of you can understand.