If you like playing games with other people, you’ve come to the right place. Mobile is a particularly social platform, with pretty much every single game that launches on either iOS and Android featuring multiplayer in some form – even if it’s just a simple leaderboard.
However, that does have its downsides – particularly when you’re on the hunt for a new game to play. How do you choose between hundreds, if not thousands, of different options? Well, you come to Gamezebo, who’ve condensed it down into just 25 different games.
Here’s our pick for the 25 best multiplayer games on mobile, whether you like competitive or co-operative experiences. We’ve picked games from across a range of different genres too, so there’s something for everyone.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends is the latest entry in the long-running mobile racing franchise. If you like Burnout and Need for Speed, Asphalt 9 is the game for you. In terms of multiplayer, you can join a Club with your friends to compete in a leaderboard or race against up to seven other players in online multiplayer.
If we had to only pick one multiplayer game to recommend on mobile, it would be Brawl Stars. This awesome shooter combines the best of MOBAs and hero shooters to provide something entirely unique on mobile. You’ll collect a bunch of Brawlers and duke it out in a variety of action-packed modes – many of which you can play with, or against, your friends.
Call of Duty Mobile
Call of Duty Mobile is the new kid on the block, and probably the best online multiplayer game currently available on mobile. It lets you play a wide variety of modes with friends, including battle royale, zombies, and general multiplayer modes. It’s also incredibly easy to set up a game too, with a simple invite button putting you together.
Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans has competed with Candy Crush for biggest mobile game for years now, and for similar reasons. It was the first mobile game to truly get strategy right on the platform, challenging you to build your own village, join a clan with other players, and compete in Clan Wars. It’s still going strong, with a myriad of updates making the multiplayer ever sweet.
Supercell is the master of taking a complex genre and condensing it into its purest form in a way that’s just so well suited to the mobile platform. Clash Royale is its take on card battling, and challenges you to build a deck of troops and spells and duke it out with other players in a variety of different modes – including a 2v2 co-op mode.
Command & Conquer: Rivals X
Command & Conquer: Rivals is the latest entry in the long-dormant C&C franchise. It condenses the gameplay into a fast-paced mobile version. You’ll command your forces and battle opponents as either the Global Defense Initiative or Brotherhood of Nod, commanding infantry, units, and vehicles on a small map.
CSR Racing 2
CSR Racing 2 is the antithesis to Asphalt 9, focusing on realism thanks to its wealth of fully licensed supercars from LaFerrari, Mclaren, and Koenigsegg. You’ll collect your favourite cars and turn them into absolute racing powerhouses across a variety of different modes, including real time multiplayer.
Dota Underlords is a new kid on the block, providing an official spin on the Auto Chess formula. You’ll select from a variety of different heroes and send them into battle against other players in a variety of different custom formations. It’s Auto Chess as you know and love it.
Empires & Puzzles
Empires & Puzzles combines match three, RPG and base building gameplay to create the ultimate mobile game. You’ll build your own fortress, summon legendary heroes and troops, and battle it out in match three puzzling battles against real opponents from across the globe.
FIFA on mobile isn’t quite like the game you know and love on console, but it still offers much of the same. Ultimate Team is here, for example, and you can participate in real-time PvP against real world opponents to see who’s built the best team.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Fire Emblem Heroes is the SRPG franchise squeezed onto mobile. You’ll collect your favourite heroes, level them up, and send them out into the signature turn-based battles that the franchise prides itself on. The multiplayer here is limited to leaderboards and assisting friends in various modes.
Fortnite is right up there as one of the world’s biggest games right now, and it’s available on mobile. Along with PUBG, it kicked off the battle royale sensation, providing a creative sandbox environment to battle it out with 99 other players.
Golf Clash takes the multiplayer formula laid down by Clash Royale but swap the strategic card-based battling for golf. You’ll pick your favourite club and ball and strive to hit a shot that even the likes of Happy Gilmore would be proud of.
GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
GWENT: The Witcher Card Game finally arrived on mobile in 2019, providing us with an excellent touchscreen version of the card battler that was first made popular in The Witcher 3. It’s now our favourite version of the game, and it features crossplay with PC players.
Get it on the App Store.
Collectible card games have been around a lot longer than Hearthstone, but few have proven bigger than Blizzard’s sensational effort. You’ll build your own deck out of hundreds of different cards and duke it out with other players to see who has the best deck.
Marvel Strike Force
Marvel Strike Force is the finest gacha hero collector on mobile, bringing together your favourite Marvel superheroes and villains to battle through a wide variety of campaigns and multiplayer modes.
Minecraft needs no introduction. It’s up there with Fortnite as one of the biggest games of all time, and it’s easily one of the finest multiplayer games ever created. You’ll create whatever the heck you want to and strive to survive nightfall in this sandbox adventure.
Modern Combat Versus
Modern Combat Versus is a multiplayer-focused entry in Gameloft’s Call of Duty competitor. It’s a lot more like Black Ops than Modern Warfare, with different characters bringing unique skills to the table.
NBA Jam is a premium basketball game that’s incredibly silly, but features some brilliant online multiplayer with friends. You can play head to head online or locally.
The chances are pretty big that you’ve played Pokémon GO before, as it’s easily the biggest mobile game exclusive of all time. You’ll collect every single Pokémon ever in the real world using the power of AR, as you battle alongside and against other players across the globe.
PUBG kicked off the battle royale obsession when it launched on PC back in 2017, and now it’s available on mobile thanks to Tencent. It’s not quite the exact same game as the PC version, but it’s an absolutely brilliant mobile offering that will keep you and your friends busy for months to come.
Shadowgun Legends is best described as Destiny-lite. It takes what you love about the loot shooter and condenses it onto mobile, providing a snappy and fast-paced multiplayer and competitive experience that you can play on the go.
Terraria has been available on mobile for a while now, but recently it received a huge update that introduced content from the huge 1.3 update. If you like building stuff with friends, there’s plenty of that to be had here on mobile.
Vainglory was one of the first MOBAs to make it onto mobile, and it’s stood the test of time. It’s absolutely dominated the genre on mobile and you simply won’t find a better option. It’s also utterly gorgeous, and features cross play, so you have no reason not to play it with your friends right now.
World of Tanks Blitz
If you like big, menacing machines of death, World of Tanks Blitz is the game for you. This challenges you to build up your own tank and battle against enemy players in a variety of real time modes.