With the current pandemic prompting everyone to stay at home and prevent the further spread of the virus, many of us found ourselves in an LDF or long distance friendship scenario where we can’t hang out with the squad like we normally do. Thankfully though, reacing out to them in real-time is only a few taps away with our phones.
But bonding-from-home is not limited to group chats and video chats, because a multiplayer game that the whole gang can play together is also an ideal boredom buster that will keep us all connected while having fun. And if you’re wondering what game to check out, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered with these 15 multiplayer games you could play with friends on your smartphone!
The card game that we all know and love is also available on mobile, and you can play it with friends! Besides the classic gameplay, there’s also a 2v2 Mode, a customized Fun Room with your chosen House Rules, and more. The only down side with this game? You can’t see the frustration on your friend’s face once you place the Draw 4 card on the table.
Words with Friends is the unofficial Scrabble game on mobile. If you and your friends love to play this board game where your vocabularies and strategies are tested, then challenge them in this virtual word game while having a chat. You can also battle random players online or train against the AI to prepare you for your next PvP game!
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is perhaps the most popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game for smartphones. Here, you can team up with your friends in a 5v5 match roleplaying action-strategy game that requires a solid teamwork and your adept skills using the hero of your choice.
From the popular video game franchise, Call of Duty Mobile brings the first-person shooting action to your smartphone! You can create a team with your friends and play a quick team deathmatch against other players or join the battle royale– a survival game mode with a much larger map and up to 100 opponents.
Fortnite, the popular battle royale game on PC, Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch has also found its way to your smartphones. The mechanics is the same with other battle royale games: be the last player or team standing. However, compared to Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite has a more vibrant and fun visual aesthetic, so choosing between the two (plus PUBG) may also depend on one’s preference of the game’s overall look.
Bombsquad is like your 3D Bomberman game with a more complex gameplay. In this game, you can blow up your friends or join them in a battle against AI enemies. There are numerous minigames, power-ups, bomb types, and other unique elements that make this game an explosively fun boredom-buster for you and the whole squad!
If you and the gang grew up with dueling card games, then check out Hearthstone by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., which also features familiar characters from the Warcraft universe. Strengthen your deck with powerful monsters, spells, and weapons and go against your friends in a real-time duel!
You can also go racing against your friends through the Gameloft’s Asphalt 9: Legends. The game offers a nice roster of hypercars from renowned companies like Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and W Motors, that you can also customize the way that you want. You can also build your own community in the Club feature and get yourself a boost in reaping the Milestone rewards.
This game from the Clash of Clan developers features real-time action! In Brawl Stars, you can join up with your friends and go straght into a fast-paced brawl against other teams in different game modes like Gem Grab, Showdown, Bounty, Heist, and more!
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG is another well-known shooting game with battle royale mechanics. It is known to be the first game that made the genre popular, before Fortnite and Call of Duty came in. Besides battle royale, you can also play the quick Arcade mode, the 4v4 Team Deathmatch modes, and the intense Zombie modes.
A mobile card game that will make you loling with the squad, Evil Apples is the unofficial mobile counterpart of Cards Against Humanity. Mechanics are simple: a red card is shown bearing a fill-in-the-blank statement, players choose a white card from their hand that they think would give the best answer, and then the answers will be judged! Just keep in mind that there could be really some dark humor between those cards (and that’s why people love it)!
One of the most popular video games to withstand time, Minecraft’s mobile game version also allows gamers to play with up to 10 friends with their own private server on Realms. You can try a free 30-day trial in the app once downloaded.
What’s the game you and your friends love to play the most?