Best Multiplayer Game You should be playing in 2018

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   So am talking about all the fun of online gaming today, what are online games, they are video games played over an Internet connection, allowing us to play a games with someone that could be a million miles away. The development of online gaming is parallel to the development of computers and the Internet.

   I started online gaming in my teens and its great apart from the part you can’t pause and the constant need to explain to them it’s online gaming and it cant really be paused. You meet millions of people from different parts of our world and interact and work together on quests or missions, there is nothing like having a really person working with you than an NPC, that knows what to do sometimes without you having to give orders.

  Online gaming as come a very very long way, spanning 30 years and 100 of games like Mazewar, Adventure, Zork (also known as Dungeon), MUD (Multi-User Dungeon), Avalon: The Legend Lives (a game still going strong till today) and so many others.

   Sorry I got side tracked let’s get back to why we are here, THE BEST ONLINE GAMES OF THE YEAR right now and it’s going to have a bit for everyone bother young and old.

Mario kart 8 Deluxe

Platforms : Nintendo Switch 
    It was announced as part of the Nintendo Switch presentation on January 13,2017. It was the first Mario game for the console, it’s easily the best multiplayer racing game, has been a favourite since 25 years and counting. And it’s a game that never seems to disappoint any time its released. Giving you hours of racing game play, with lots of characters, tracks and it’s a very kid friendly game that you can rest easy letting your kids play. Also as a new smart steering feature that makes driving and staying on the track easy for new players of the game and kids. So it’s a fun game you can play with the family while you are away to bond and have laughs.

FIFA 18

Platforms : Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 & 3, Xbox one & 360, Android, Microsoft windows.

   FIFA is a football simulation video game developed and published by Electronic Arts. A great game for the football lover letting you test your skills against other players around the world and create the ultimate line up. So if you are looking for a good soccer game this might be the one for you.
 

Avalon RPG

Platforms : Browser
      Its one of the first and oldest rpg even predating the Internet, so it most be good if it’s still around after so long. Its a text based game, with epic warfare, tons of abilities, economics, crafting,  farming, PvP fights and so much more. Its a game that really makes your imagination run while it’s all word based and no graphics but its a massive world with a lot of people and things to do. Even when you are not playing the world keeps moving on to show you in Avalon, your not the centre of the world, you just leave in it. You really feel like you are living in a real world where you age, get married and have children, immersing yourself in a new world. Its a game with a very massive history and narrative made for years by the players themselves. I think it’s a game everyone should give a try.

Overwatch

Platforms : Microsoft windows, Xbox one, Playstation 4.

   First person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, they same people that brought you WarCraft, this is their fourth major franchise. You are placed in a into two teams of six, where you take up different roles on the team as offence, defence, tank and support. You can pick from a roster of over 20 characters and counting known as heroes in the game.  In the game you are securing control points on a map, escorting a payload across a map in a limited amount of time. Its a very great shooter game that will keep you playing for hours on end and it’s recognised as an esports game for anyone who is thinking of getting into esports gaming this might be the game for you.

Absolver

Platforms : Microsoft windows, Playstation 4, Xbox one.

   If you are into fighting games with fluid, dynamic movement, similar to dance this is the one for you, fighting alongside other players on quests and fighting other players in PvP match ups, also sparing and learning their characters skills. Its a martial arts focused action role playing game by Sloclap, who are a Parisian indie game developer composed of former Ubisoft Paris employees. Published by Devolver Digital. You fight other players and computer-controlled characters in the fictional land of Adal, all to become a Absolver peacekeeper. You create your unique fighting style by acquiring combat deck of cards, equipment and weapons by progressing through the game, each card assigned to a move 

Wizard 101

Platforms : Microsoft windows 

    Its created by Kingsisle Entertainment. You take the role of a student of witchcraft and wizardry to save the spiral, which is the fictional universe in the game. Where you battle enemies and other players by casting spells in a turn based combat system using cards and it’s similar to a collectible card game. You pick a school at the beginning of the game and each school comes with unique equipments, spells and play styles. You can buy houses, train pets, fish, garden and craft. You can go on quests with friends and socialise with other players. Its also a aims to be a child friendly game environment for the kids. 

Scum

Platforms : Microsoft Windows.

   Its a survival game developed by Gamepires, produced by Croteam and published by Devolver Digital and it’s on early access on steam. Its a survival game where players clash in ruthless fights battling for the support of viewers, producers and corporate sponsors for fame, gifts and a chance of life after death. It seems to me like part one of the Hunger Games. You possess four main attributes : strength, dexterity, constitution and intelligence and they affect your playing style in the game.

Clash of kings 

Platforms : iOS, Android, Browser  

  Its a game developed and published by Elex Tech in 2014, mostly played on mobile. COK is a Top downloaded game app. Its a massive game environment with a massive user base, so its a very social game where Lords can fight with each other and interact. You are in charge of managing a castle upgrading it and building and army to conquer the kingdom. And there are alliance to join where you can join like minded players and build and protect your castles together. You can check out this link on how to level up in the game faster if you decide to play Click here all cheats and tricks for clash of kings

Destiny 2

Platforms : Microsoft windows, Xbox one, Playstation 4.
    Its developed by Bungie and published by Activision. Its a sequel to Destiny and it’s so much better, improving where the part one failed. The game world is mythic science fiction,  you play as a Guardian using powers called light to protect the earth’s last safe city from different alien races. When a warlord Domino’s Ghaul breaks into the city and steal other guardians light, it’s up to you to get their light back and take back the last city. The game as had two expansion packs so far with the second one coming out this year May 2018, Gods of Mars. Its won Best PC Game at 2017 Game Critics Awards and received six nomination at The Game Awards 2017. It a great first person shooter game that will keep you busy for hours on end.

Splatoon 2

Platforms : Nintendo Switch.

    Its a team based third person shooter game, it’s a sequelovely to 2015 Wii U Splatoon. Play against up to eight players 4 vs. 4 matches. Unlike other games that can have a lot of things you need to learn to get good at the game, Splatoon 2 is very easy to learn and play meaning it’s a very user friendly game for all ages. The game as a very simple and easy objective to understand two teams throw paint everywhere around a map and the team that covers the map most wins. Its a very simple idea that is a ton of fun, with hours of game play and the weapons are creative and a lot. Being on the Nintendo Switch you can play online and locally between multiple consoles.

Need for Speed Most Wanted  

Platforms :  Microsoft Windows, Android, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation Vista, iOS, Wii U, Kindle Fire  

    A game where you pit your driving skills against other and see if you really are a good enough driver as you think. Winning the Best Online Multiplayer at 2013 BAFTA Awards this game is not a joke. Its an open world racing game developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts, was the 19th tittle in the series

LawBreakers 

Platforms : Microsoft windows, Playstation 4.

    With two teams of five players working together with one side as Law and the other as Breakers, and different gameplay modes like defending or trying to take down the uplink, overcharge which can be compared to capture the flag where a single player is kept in the middle of the map, when retrieved player most return the overcharge back to their base to win, Turf where teams defend and capture points spread out on a map and team with the highest points win, blitzball and explosive event where a ball is kept in the centre and when acquired by a team most take it to the empty base to score a point, ocuppy where teams most occupy a circular point for a time in other to acquire points and the circular point rotates after each point awarded and team deathmatch. LawBreakers a game developed by Boss Key Productions and published by Nexon, is a first person shooter game that as a lot to offer. 

Dead Alliance 

Platforms : Playstation 4, Xbox one, Steam.

     Its a fast paced first person zombie shooter that puts you in a post apocalyptic world, where military bases are now the only city states. Build a squad and take strategic control of bases on the map infected by zombies, use the zombies as weapons against opposing factions. Using a variety of weapons fighting bother zombies and enemy armies.  

Tannenberg

Platforms : Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux.

    A first person shooter game created by independent studios M2H and Blackmill Games. Its a game based on the Eastern Front of World War 1 (Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia) that can be played by up to 64 players. And there are 3 modes at least so far : Maneuver, Attrition Warfare and Rifle Deathmatch.   The game is  filled with historically accurate world war 1 weapons, uniforms and equipment, detailed down to injuries and gore modelling and maps are based on the real battlefield. Right now it’s on Steam Early Access.

Installation 01

Platforms : Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS.
     Is a fan made Halo game being made by Halo lovers working from around the world. They aim to build an artistic tribute to Halo that recreates the multiplayer experience of the Bungie-era games. Its a fun game for Halo lovers and a fun interactive community, where you can recreate and add more into moments you loved from Halo.

MechWarrior 5 : Mercenaries 

Platforms : PC
     Waging war across the planet, the year is 3015. The great House of the Inner Sphere have been waging war bitter war for over a century. Skilled Mercenaries have been in demand and you mean to make your Mark. With a four player multiplayer co-operative support, players can customise missions, contracts, planetary systems, biome and so much more. It will be coming out December 2018. 

Mordhau

Platforms : PC

     This indie game was practially financed with a successful kickstarter campaign, and i lover the story behind the game, its was first being developed by Marko Grgurovič, then joined by other 13 developers which formed Triternion. Its a medieval fighting game playing with up to 64 people, with skill based competitive play and customisation. It as an in depth use of close and open range weapons, with siege engines and mounted combat. The ability to customise your experience as you see fit is also and added advantage to me. 

Holdfast : Nations At War

Platforms : Steam 

    Its a first and third person shooter set during the great Napoleonic Era, focusing on team work and individual skill, fighting on land and sea, with over a 150 per server. Game is currently self funded because the developer want complete freedom on their vision. Be a captain, sailor,surgeon and more. You really feel like a solider.

crytek hunt showdown

Platforms : Microsoft Windows.
     OK what can I say about this game developed and published by Crytek. It supposedly to be a spiritual successor to Darksiders, this game almost didn’t see the light of day with all the he financial issues it had,w but now it’s on early access on steam. Its a first person monster hunting game where the play is in a world over run by zombies.

Worlds Adrift

Platforms : Microsoft Windows.

     A sandbox game developed and published by Bossa Studios, set in a vast universe that is permanently changed by the players actions. Players explore the vast open world of floating islands, you can harvest resources and build an airship of any size and shape to travel the game world. The game is focused on physics so everything like features of the ship, placement of propulsion devices will have an effect on the ship’s handling, fuel consumption and speed. To me it’s a cool futuristic apocalyptic pirate game and the freedom you get is very refreshing, letting you feel more in your character. 

    So that’s my list for now hope you liked and found some new games you love, share with your friends and leave your comments on your thoughts or if you think there was or game or games I should have add, we love to hear from you.
   Till next time have a wonderful day 😊.

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