There is a seemingly endless amount of multi-player games to be played online. With the advances in mobile technology, gamers now have greater access to the gaming world. No longer is their gameplay restricted to their bedroom, now they can even find enough ‘G’ to play whilst on the bus!
But, with so many multiplayer games online, you can become swamped. So we have made it easy for you. Below are some of the best multiplayer games that can be found.
World of Warcraft
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The Grand Daddy of multiplayer games. Since 2004, World of Warcraft (WOW) has gone on to become one of the most popular games to have ever been released. With over $10 billion in sales, it is unsurprising that WOW is the highest grossing video game of all time. In January of 2014, it was announced that over the game’s 10-year lifespan more than 100 million accounts had been created.
The latest offering, Warlords of Draenor, has been extremely well received and sold more than 3.3 million copies in 24 hours of release. If you like your roleplaying games and all things mythical, World of Warcraft is definitely the multiplayer game for you. Here you can embark on quests with your allies or plan raids on your foes. The immersive and absorbing gaming spectacle that is WOW is incomparable to any other multiplayer game out there.
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Perhaps slightly leftfield, but it is impossible to ignore the sheer might of online poker. US accounting firm Joseph Eve, Certified Public Accountants, state that one in four dollars is gambled online. In 2012, the global revenues from online poker stood at $6.7 billion. Online poker’s popularity is surging and, with laws in some American states relaxing around online gambling, expect the number of players and the revenues to continue seeing unprecedented growth. Online poker not only offers players the chance to win cash prizes – with most sites you can also play with fictional money – but it offers customers the chance to converse with players.
As human beings, we have always had an impulsive nature inside of us. This is something that stretches all the way back to the start of man. In every era of mankind, gambling has been prevalent. You cannot deny that. Nowadays, instead of scorning gambling we are starting to embrace it. With the stakes smaller and the technology readily available, there is no longer a taboo or stigma attached to gambling. Hence more people are playing. If you were planning on playing in an online card room, betfair poker is a very good option among the providers. With thousands of players and hundreds of active online tournaments, playing poker has never been easier.
FIFA Ultimate Team
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EA Sports played a masterstroke when they included FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) on their FIFA 2013 game. Fast forward to 2015 and you couldn’t imagine playing FIFA without FUT. In this online game mode, you simply create your own team. This can be done by buying either packs or searching for individual players. As well as creating a team, you take on other FUT players online. Victory is imperative as you are in a division.
If you get enough points, you will end up getting promoted. If you don’t, you will find yourself relegated. It is this risk that makes FUT so rewarding and so gut wrenching at the same time. Victory really can make your day. Defeat usually ends with a controller being chucked, which more often than not finds the television. For any football fan, FUT is the only logical place for you to play. It is testament to just how popular FUT is when you look at just how many people check out YouTube to watch someone else open packs of players. One millions viewers is not an anomaly.
Call of Duty
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Call of Duty (COD) is the other video game juggernaut. A high proportion of gamers alternate between COD and FUT, presumably to get rid of their FIFA rage – something that is a big problem in the youth of today. In the latest COD instalment, Advanced Warfare, Kevin Spacey, yes, Kevin Spacey, is the main antagonist. For a video game, that is incredible.
However, COD would never have been able to attract a name like Spacey if they didn’t have a premium product. The thing that makes them a premium product is their online multiplayer capabilities. You have the COD staples like Team Death Match, Capture the Flag and Search and Rescue as well as lesser known modes like Momentum and Hardpoint. One of the great things about COD is that it gives you the platform to play within teams or you can go nomad and slug it out to the end. By the time you have played it for a couple of months you will be a dab hand with the throwing knives.