Gaming is a part of the human culture. From playing soccer on the field and hunting animals for sport, we have evolved over the years into creatures who now sit behind our gadgets to tap buttons and screens and still enjoy a partial percentage of the physical sports which used to be all we had alone or with friends all over the world. Of all the means of playing video games, our smartphones seem to be the most convenient as they're portable and easier to access than others like consoles and personal computers. According to a recent Statistics, as of the 3rd quarter of 2019, there are about 349, 563 (Three hundred, forty-nine thousand, five hundred and sixty-three) game units downloadable on the Google play store alone. Amazing? Yes!
An online multiplayer game is good for cooperating with or against friends all over the globe in in-game activities, some even have chatrooms to socialize.Of all the available online games, I have curated a list of the best 5 online multiplayer games for Android in no particular order.
PLAYER UNKNOWN BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG)
Player Unknown Battlegrounds is a Battle Royale multiplayer game. The Battle Royale gaming genre consists in the exploration, survival and scavenging of elements present in a virtual gaming environment against others in a last-man-standing gameplay
In this game, you drop into an island with 99 other players who are also playing in real-time as you are, and battle them for survival and to earn the infamous chicken dinner. As the gameplay progresses, the map becomes smaller so players can get closer to find and kill each other for the ultimate survivor to emerge. If the original PUBG doesn't run on your device, you can opt for PUBG Lite. It is also available on Google Playstore with limited players and maps for smoother gameplay on smaller devices.
Fortnite is a Battle Royale game which continues to top the charts till the date. Fortnite shares the same basic concepts of survival and exploration similar to PUBG, but it is also different due to certain features it has that can't be found on PUBG. You can shoot down enemies with less precision and skill in an arcade-like manner or build fortifications to hide and save yourself from them.
Fortnite currently has more than 125 million players globally, it has also earned its place in popular culture by being featured in various memes online and even in the popular 2018 MCU movie(Marvel Cinematic Universe); Avengers Endgame. Although you might not find Fortnite on the Google Play store, you could download from their official site. Mind you, you'll need heavy hardware specifications for this one.
Clash Of Clans
Clash Of Clans is a free online strategy game for smartphones in which players form communities called clans, train troops, and attack other players to earn resources. Clans are groups of players who join together to support each other materially by donating troops or verbally by giving advice.
Resources earned from the game such as gold and elixir are used to fortify the player's clans to increase defense against other clans' attacks and to improve offensive capabilities of the player's troops while attacking and looting other villages. There's never a dull moment playing Clash Of Clash (Or COC as it's popularly called). It's the easiest way to live like a warlord in the 21st Century.
Mortal Kombat X
The Mortal Kombat franchise has been around for decades but not until 2015 did it get an actual mobile variant. Made as a mobile adaptation of the tenth installment in the Mortal Kombat universe, MKX mobile is a one on one online fighting video game that features an assorted roster of several popular Mortal Kombat characters that we've come to like over the years. You have the option of choosing any of the available clans and enjoy the benefits of progressing with them.
The game has unique fighting mechanics and awesome fatalities that when combined make the gaming experience reminiscent of what the franchise has always been about.
8- Ball Pool
Not many people enjoy other genres of games that are not filled with shooting, punching and capturing. But what you may not know is that there is a wide fanbase out there for an online game of pool. 8- Ball Pool is reputed to be the best online multiplayer Pool game where you compete with people from all over the world in 1 on 1 competitions while betting over virtual currencies.
It is an interesting game with real-time participation from all players and it gives you the full-time ball-sinking experience. If you compete with others in sinking multicolored balls into black holes and earning some virtual currency while you're at it, this is the game for you.
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