30 Best Multiplayer Games for Android (Free and Paid)

Last Updated: January 24, 2016

If you wish to play some really amazing and fun online games but don’t want to invest in a console or a high-end PC then you don’t have to actually because you can play some of the most amazing multiplayer games on your Android phone. You can play with people from around the world, you can play with your friends via Bluetooth/Wifi, you can play on one single device, and you can even play with people on other platform like iOS and Windows Phones. If you are interested then we have the perfect selection of multiplayer games that you can play with anyone you like. Below are the top 30 multiplayer games for Android.

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Online Multiplayer Android Games

1. Modern Combat 5: Blackout (Free)


You don’t need Call of Duty or Battlefield on your Android device when you can already play Modern Combat 5: Blackout. This is one of the most amazing looking games you will ever play on your Android device. The online multiplayer is all about teaming up with your friends and going all out on the enemy team. It’s all tactical warfare, you have all the weapons, explosives at your hand and you need to use the firepower to destroy your enemies. You can chat with your friends and also see how you are doing on the leaderboards.

2. Mortal Kombat X (Free)


Flawless victory is what you are looking for in Mortal Kombat X. This is one of the most brutal and violent fighting game you will ever play. The biggest console fighting game is now available on your Android and you can beat the living colors of life out of people in this gore-filled game. Choose one your favorite iconic fighter from the franchise, create your 3-player team, and go head to head against other players from around the world. Break them, destroy them, and perform your most brutal fatalities in this legendary fighting game.

3. N.O.V.A 3 Freedom Edition (Free)

NOVA 3 Freedom Edition

If any game comes any closer to Halo, in terms of gameplay and action then it definitely has to be N.O.V.A 3 Freedom Edition on the Android platform. This game feels like Halo for the mobile platform and it delivers one of the best and explosive action. It’s a sci-fi FPS that delivers amazing graphics, great action, and an engaging multiplayer with nearly 7 different modes to keep you hooked. Go all out in a 12-player multiplayer battle. Use vehicles together with your team and wreak havoc on your foes. This game is all about being fast and striking hard.

4. 8 Ball Pool (Free)


If you are not into violence and shooting then we’ve got something really calm and cool for you. If you are a fan of billiards then this is the game for you. 8 Ball Pool is one of the most popular games available on Android, Facebook, and multiple other platforms. This game lets you play online with other players on the Internet. If you are skilled in the pool game then you can try your hand at multiplayer play to see how good you actually are at 8 Ball Pool when playing against the world.

5. Order & Chaos 2: Redemption (Free)

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Gather a team of mighty heroes to fight massive and scary monsters or just go head to head with each other in the battle arena. Order & Chaos 2: Redemption is a massive multiplayer online game that has a vast world full of different characters and monsters. Choose your character’s class and become a mighty warrior or a sorcerer. Embark on the biggest journey, complete hundreds of quests alongside your friends or just solo. This game offers a wide multiplayer experience that’s connected through the Internet throughout the world.

Local-Multiplayer Android Games (to be played on the same device)

1. 2 Player Reactor (Free)

2 Player Reactor

2 Player Reactor is a simple and straightforward multiplayer game that you can enjoy on a single Android device with another person. If you want to play a game with your friend or significant other then this is definitely worth trying. It consists of different mini-games that include quick reaction games, trivia games, color matching games, etc. You just have to be quick with your reaction and tap the buttons before the other player. The quickest player will almost always end up winning in this simple yet addictive game.

2. Chain Reaction (Free)


This game will take all your time because it’s extremely addictive yet it’s really simple as well. You can play it with up to 8 people. The game is all about placing your coloured orbs in a way to destroy your opponent’s orbs. The player who loses all their orbs will lose the game. You have to place the orbs in empty spaces and make them explode. Players take turns and placing their orbs around the board.

3. Fruit Ninja (Free)


The legendary game that brought the amazing skills of ninjas to your Android smartphone also has an amazing offline multiplayer mode that lets you take on your friends. This game lets you go head to head against your friends in a fruit slashing battle. The person who slashes the most fruits and performs more combos will win. You have to get the highest score within the required time. Once the timer ends, winner will be chosen based on who has the highest score. So just swipe away.

4. Glow Hockey (Free)

Glow Hockey

If you ever enjoyed playing Air hockey with your friends then you are going to straight up fall in love with Glow Hockey. It’s the best air hockey experience you will ever get on any device. It’s like playing the real things but with just a swipe of your finger instead of the whole arm or body. Two players can play against each other o and your objective is to score as many goals as required to win the game. Use your sharpshooting skills to outmanoeuvre your opponent and score some sweet goals.

5. Badland (Free)


We also featured Badland in our top Nintendo Wii U games list. This is one of the best platforming adventures you will ever play but what makes it even better is the offline multiplayer. You can play it similar to classic Super Mario games or you can play competitively in a split screen mode against your friend. In head to head mode, you have to beat your friend by clearing the stage first as quickly as possible. The co-op mod lets you and your friend both clear the same stages and progress alongside each other for co-op fun.

Bluetooth Multiplayer Android Games

1. Virtua Tennis Challenge (Paid $4.99)

Virtua Tennis Challenge

Connect your Android to a friend’s android via Bluetooth and start an exciting game of tennis with Virtua Tennis Challenge. This game is one of the best tennis games available for Android. You can play the official rules of tennis against your friends. You don’t even need a court or a ball because both of you can just use your devices to finally settle the score with each other. You can play on different court settings, adjust your shots with different variety, and also partner up with other players to play a 2v2 to make things more exciting and competitive.

2. Sea Battle (Free)

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Remember the classic battleships game? If you have played it in your childhood or just want to give it a try now then luckily, you don’t have to buy the whole set because now you can play it on your Android device in the form of Sea Battle. The game offers best multiplayer on Android with easy to understand controls and gameplay. Just position your ships according to the map and your opponent has to shoot them down. The first player to shoot down all of the opposing vehicles wins. Sounds simple but takes a lot of tactics to win in this warfare game.

3. Volleyball Hangout (Free)

Volleyball Hangout

If tennis is not your favorite sport then maybe, you will love this quirky, funny, and cute volleyball game on your Android. Volleyball Hangout is a very simple beach volleyball game that lets you play against your friends in a Bluetooth multiplayer mode. You can go toe-to-toe against your friends in a fun and exciting volleyball match. All your have to do is position your worm and hit the ball. Blobby Volleyball is another similar game that shares the same gameplay, however, in this game you get to play as little blobs. Both these games are amazing time killers for two people.

4. The King of Fighters ‘97 (Paid $2.99)

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The game that made the 3v3 fighting mode very popular among all the arcades around the world. This game was one of the best fighting games to be ever created. It includes amazing graphics for its time, great fighting gameplay, and a vast variety of characters from other game combined for one single tournament. The King of Fighters ‘97 is still an arcade game at core and now, you can fight your friends in a quickly Bluetooth multiplayer match. All the hidden characters are also unlocked in the Android version. Choose your team of 3 fighters and become the King of Fighters.

5. Warlings (Free)


The little warlings are looking for blood and they won’t rest until they’ve had enough of it. This game is all about funny warfare that mixes a lot of humor and jokes in the gameplay. The Warlings want to destroy the enemy team and they have a plethora of weapons to choose from. There are 6 different battlefields where you can duke it out against the enemy team. Get together with friends and wreak havoc on all your enemies in an exciting battle.

Wifi Multiplayer Android Games

1. BombSquad (Free)


BombSquad is a mixture of different mini-games that you can play with up to 8 players locally over Wifi. Just connect with other Android phones via Wifi and bomb away. Play mini-games like bomb hockey, capture the flag, etc against or with your friends. Create teams of players and play against each other in a tough and explosive game filled with exciting graphics and an addictive gameplay for everyone.

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies (Free)


Team up with up to 4 other players over Wifi and send the zombies back to where they came from. The iconic Call of Duty franchise comes to the Android platform with a unique new Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies title. This game puts you in a tough spot with the undead. Bring your team of soldiers together and help save the city from this wide zombie outbreak. Use the most powerful weapons. You will need your friends to take on the heavy waves of zombies, so make sure to bring a party to this game.

3. Lara Croft: Guardian of Light (Paid $3.99)


This is a different take on Lara Croft and Tomb Raider games in general. Lara Croft: Guardian of Light is a perfect mix of RPG and shooter games that takes you into the adventurous world of Lara croft. Best of all, in this game you can team up with friends to go treasure hunting, monster shooting, and of course, tomb raiding. Solve puzzles and get into epic battles with different powerful bosses. The game has a top-down perspective and an intuitive control scheme to make the gameplay smoother than ever. This is the perfect game if you are looking for an adventure.

4. NBA JAM (Paid $5.99)


One of the finest EA sports games ever. NBA JAM is all about over the top basketball action and some fun. This is an arcade basketball game that’s less competitive and more fun. Play it with a friend via Wifi for a 2 on 2 basketball action. Perform insane dunks, high flying moves, and sensational moves to outplay your opponent and win the match. This game is all about being creative with the ball. If you know how to dunk then you’re already good to go.

5. Real Steel (Free)

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This game is based on the movie and you get to assemble and train your own mechanical boxing robot to kick some real robo-behind. The game is action packed and all about the mechanical brutality in the ring. You can collect different robots even the champions from the movie are available and go head to head against other people in Wifi matches. Different fighting modes give the game even more replay value and you can even train in the sparring mode just like Hugh Jackman did in the movie.

Compete With Facebook friends

1. Uno and Friends (Free)

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The classic card game Uno comes to a whole new level on the Android platform. Uno & Friends takes the whole process of buying cards, getting friends together out of the equation because now you can play this amazing card game with all your Facebook friends. The rules are still the same but you can also try other modes for something more unique and challenging. You can participate in tournaments or just go all out against your Facebook friends in a classic Uno match, it’s all up to you.

2. Ruzzle Free (Free)


Ruzzle is like a word game which is quite similar to classic Scrabble. It’s like Scrabble with a complete new twist. The best thing is that you can play online with your Facebook friends and also Ruzzle is much easier. You get a complete board filled with letters and you have to create words by swiping along the letters. Swipe anywhere you want just make sure that it forms a word. The more complex words, the bigger the points. The Player with the most points wins. Swipe away.

3. GT Racing 2 (Free)

GT Racing 2

Multiplayer wouldn’t be fun or competitive at all if there were no racing games to play. If you want to play a real racing game with real car experience then GT Racing 2 is the game you should be playing. This game offers the best visuals and an authentic car driving/handling experience. You can also race your Facebook friends in the multiplayer mode. The game offers a wide range of cars to choose from, amazing tracks, and a great soundtrack to make the gameplay more exciting for racers.

4. Words with Friends (Free)


Words with Friends feels like an exact copy of Scrabble. The gameplay is so much similar in so many ways. There may be a few differences but they’re really minor. However, this game is all about multiplayer play. You can challenge Facebook friends to real word battle where you take turns creating crossword like words on a board. The person with the most points wins. Make sure to have a dictionary around when playing Words with Friends, it will help.

5. Family Feud & Friends (Free)

Family Feud® Friends

Test your knowledge against your Facebook friends in this popular trivia and quiz show. This game is all about testing your entire knowledge. Answer the questions and collect points. Challenge your Facebook friends to see who’s the most knowledgeable of you all. It’s like participating in the actual show but the best thing is the fact that you don’t even have to leave your couch. You can just play it while laying in the comforts of your own bed.

Cross Platform Multiplayer Android Games

1. Shadowgun Deadzone (Free)


The same developers who made DeadTrigger also made Shadowgun Deadzone. This is not your average smartphone game. It has the most amazing graphics like a console game and the best thing about this game is that it’s cross platform. It means that you can play with people on iOS online. Now you can challenge your friends even on an iPhone and show them who’s the real boss. This is a third-person shooter game that borrows heavily from Gears of War franchise. You can also use physical controllers in this game.

2. Raging Thunder 2 (Free)


Another exciting racing game you can play with iOS or Android players. This is more like an arcade racing game with different power-ups, boosts, and perks during the racing. You can perform insane jumps and stunts to achieve the highest score. This game is all about going fast and crazy. Raging thunder 2 lets you experience the most exciting and adrenaline pumping racing gameplay on Android or iOS.

3. Hearthstone (Free)

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If you are more of a card game player then you are going to fall in love with this game. Hearthstone is one of the most fast paced, combo driven, and exciting card games right now. It’s available on multiple platforms so you can play with people from everywhere. You can also connect your account so no matter where you use it, you still get all your cards and decks in one place. This game requires real strategy to win any matches.

4. Arcane Legends (Free)


You can also team up with your fellow iPhone users and embark on a new adventure in Arcane Legends. This is another massively multiplayer online game that lets you team up with people from other platforms. Build your character, complete quests, loot items, kill monsters, and become the best warrior to ever live. You can join parties of other friends or go head to head against other players in the most exciting PvP modes. You have to become a legend in this game.

5. Fun Run (Free)

Fun Run

If you’re looking for a laid back, funny, and casual racing game then Fun Run is the game you should choose. This is a side-scrolling racing game with furry animals. You can match up with random strangers or challenge your friends to a furry race. Run and jump to avoid obstacles, also make sure to finish the race before anyone else does. You can play with up to 4 players in a real time race. Win it to become the racing champion.

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