In this article, we offer a brief overview of some of the best multiplayer games you can play online.
Social Club VR: Casino Nights
Social Club VR: Casino Nights, is the game that redefined the genre of online casino games. Released on 22 June 2018 and developed by Perilous Orbit, it is one of the best examples of where VR gaming is heading. Players can walk around and interact with others online in a stunningly realistic environment. There are numerous games on offer to be played with virtual money, including Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, and Roulette, as well as Backgammon and Chess.
Fortnite Battle Royale
The cultural phenomenon Fortnite Battle Royale has been such a hit with gamers across the globe, that it managed to generate hundreds of millions of dollars on a monthly basis. This is a multiplayer game whereby one of the following win conditions is possible: you are the last man standing, or you are the last of the two players left, or you are the last squad of players left standing. The player is thrown into an area where she must scavenge for supplies and weapons in order to survive against other players that wish to take her out. As time passes the map diminishes in size, which in turn forces players to come out of safe areas and face fellow players. Not to mention that it is a free-to-play game, Fortnite is an unbelievably exciting and challenging shoot-em-up.
Overwatch is another Blizzard franchise and this company sure knows how to entertain. Games such as World of Warcraft, Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and much more, have managed to establish themselves in a competitive market. In some cases, the games either surpass what is already on offer, such as Hearthstone or define a genre, such as Warcraft. This time it is a first-person shooter with squad-based combat. Two teams of six players go at each others’ throats and each player gets to choose a hero from three available classes: damage, tank or support. Players may change their heroes during the course of a match which encourages them to adapt to their environment and search for the perfect composition to take out their opposition. Overwatch is also an eSport and one can tune in to Blizzard’s League to see how others have perfected their skills in the game to reach astonishing success.
Dota 2 is a unique online multiplayer game in that it has over one hundred heroes to choose from and requires the player to become familiar with the play style. The game is incredibly fun because there is always something new for the player to discover. The company, Valve, regularly updates the game in order to retain the interest of millions of fans, which never lets the game go stale. Dota 2 is an online battle arena where two teams of five players fight in order to destroy the opposing players’ base. As the battle progresses heroes will earn experience and increase in power.
League of Legends
Whenever Dota 2 gets mentioned someone always goes… LoL. League of Legends is not too different a game compared to Dota. It has been a matter of debate for quite some time whether one is better than the other – we do not wish to take a stance here. Rather, we would like to highlight both games as they have both managed to catch the attention of millions. In terms of audience interest, we consistently see League of Legends ranking first in most watched hours on YouTube or Twitch. In 2016 LoL was said to have over 100 million active players each month. Matches last anywhere between 20 to 60 minutes and require player controlled characters take down opponent’s enemy base.