With all the pandemic craziness going on, online mobile games have been a huge part of helping people stay connected with their friends and families. It is safe to say that quarantine has greatly affected everyone’s social life. Gone were the days of going out with your friends or family, talking online and video calling has become the new normal.
There are numerous mobile online multiplayer games that you can download and enjoy with your loved ones. Don't know which one to pick? We've got you covered! In this article, we will guide you in choosing which mobile online game you can play with your squad, and we will mention our top 10 games that you will surely get you and your loved ones addicted.
There are hundreds of thousands of games available on the App Store or Play Store, which some of you may or may not have heard of. Plus, we all have our preferences on what we look for in a game. Here’s a guide that will give you points to consider before downloading and playing the game.
The games available could either be free or paid. Usually, free games let you enjoy the game but it offers in-app purchases. These can be usually found in a “shop” or “store” in the game wherein you can purchase costumes for your character or unlock other special features of the game.
On the other hand, paid mobile games are considered as premium games because of the investment you put in before playing. These games usually do not have in-app purchases because you unlock its features once you’ve paid for the game itself.
Consult the people you are playing with if they want a free game to play or if they are willing to spend a few hundred pesos to try out something new.
There are various genres to choose from when you are deciding which game to play. The theme of the game usually depends on what you and your friends are in the mood for. So, it’s best to assess which genre fits best with the people who are paying.
The action genre is considered to be the broadest genre because it has a lot of sub-categories that can go from shooter games to strategic games. Any game that has physical challenges which need quick reflexes are considered as an action genre.
Shooter games have firearms and other tools such as grenades and heavily rely on your hand-eye coordination. This multiplayer game generally revolves around shooting and achieving a certain mission, depending on which game mode you choose.
Battle Royale has become popular nowadays in mobile. This type of game has a mix of survival and scavenging wherein your team drops down at a certain point of a map, look for weapons to use, and aim to be the last team to survive.
Strategic games require logic and decision-making skills. Multiplayer Online Battle Arena or MOBA has rapidly increased in popularity when it was developed for mobile. This genre involves choosing and playing a character or a “hero” that has certain skills, strengths, and weaknesses. The main objective is for your team to destroy the opposing team’s main structure.
Another sub-genre for strategic games is survival. The most common multiplayer survival games challenge you and your teammates to win against the enemy. The enemy's goal is to sabotage the player's tasks and eliminate the players. On the other hand, the main team's goal is to complete the task without getting eliminated.
This genre is pretty straightforward because it includes sports-related games. The common sports game usually contains physical sports such as basketball, football, and tennis. The game centers on scoring points and ensuring that your team has the most points by the end of the game.
Another type of game under this genre is kart racing. Kart racing games involve driving a vehicle on different racetracks containing obstacles. Your goal is to win first place while getting through obstacles and avoiding the opponent’s sabotage.
Physical card and board games were a common family pastime. Well, these types of games have come to mobile. Both card and board games need a strategy, and your goal depends on what type of game it is.
Most common board games require scoring the most points or dominating the entire board. As for most multiplayer card games, your primary goal is having the least amount of cards on your deck or getting rid of all your cards.
Since there are various games available online, it is essential to check the age rating. It determines the minimum age of a player who can enjoy the game.
It is necessary to study these ratings because the game's content and graphics may not be suitable for young players. If you want to play with younger relatives, be sure to check the age rating to determine if the game is age-appropriate.
The reason why you are playing these games is to enjoy it with your friends and families. Each game requires a different amount of players, usually ranging from two to ten. You need to determine which games can accommodate the number of people in your group, ensuring that no one gets left behind.
There are certain game modes that you can set up, wherein your group can split up into two teams and compete against each other. This way, if you have a lot of players, you can still enjoy the game together.
If you are still indecisive, the best thing to do to determine which game to play is looking and watching reviews online. For mobile games, you can easily access the reviews of the game in the App Store or Play Store. Players who have downloaded the game can give zero to five-star ratings, and a short description as to why they gave that rating.
Moreover, if you want to see what the gameplay is like, there are different YouTube videos you can watch. Most videos explain the gameplay, show reactions, and demonstrate what it is like to play with your friends or family.
The list composes of both paid and free mobile online multiplayer games. If the price is set to 0, it is free, but you can still opt to buy in-app purchases, in which we have included its price range. We have also included which operation system these games are compatible with because not every app is compatible with the OS of your smartphone.
|In-App Purchases||₱52.00 - ₱155.00|
|In-App Purchases||₱19.00 - ₱1,490.00|
|In-App Purchases||₱49.00 - ₱4,990.00|
|Genre||Action, Battle Royale|
|In-App Purchases||₱19.00 - ₱2,490.00|
|In-App Purchases||₱99.00 - ₱1,990.00|
|Genre||Strategy, Survival, Horror|
|In-App Purchases||₱49.00 - ₱3,290.00|
|In-App Purchases||₱99.00 - ₱349.00|
|In-App Purchases||₱99.00 - ₱1,790.00|
|In-App Purchases||₱149.00 - ₱779.00|
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Steel Crate Games, Inc.
Netease Games Global
Marmalade Game Studio
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
Call of Duty®: Mobile - Garena
PUBG Mobile - NEW ERA
Mario Kart Tour
Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes
Dead by Daylight Mobile
Scrabble® GO - New Word Game
A Mobile Game That Will Give You Trust Issues
A Strategic MOBA Game
A Fast-Paced First Person Shooting Game
A Long Duration Shooting Game
A Nintendo Kart Racing Classic
A Panic-Infused Game to Test Your Teamwork and Listening Skills
A Mobile Game for Thriller Enthusiasts
A Mobile Card Game for the Whole Family!
A Board Game Perfect as a Family Pastime
A Board Game to Enhance Your Vocabulary
|Genre||Action, Survival||Action, MOBA||Action, Shooter||Action, Battle Royale||Sports, Racing||Action, Strategy||Strategy, Survival, Horror||Card, Strategy||Board Game||Board Game|
|Compatibility||iOS, Android||iOS, Android||iOS, Android||iOS, Android||iOS, Android||iOS, Android||iOS, Android||iOS, Android||iOS, Android||iOS, Android|
|In-App Purchases||₱52.00 - ₱155.00||₱19.00 - ₱1,490.00||₱49.00 - ₱4,990.00||₱19.00 - ₱2,490.00||₱99.00 - ₱1,990.00||-||₱49.00 - ₱3,290.00||₱99.00 - ₱349.00||₱99.00 - ₱1,790.00||₱149.00 - ₱779.00|
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The pandemic can take a toll on your relationships. It is important to stay connected with your loved ones, and what better way to do it by enjoying online games together. Playing these games can be an alternative of spending quality time together until the pandemic blows over.
Author: Khrisanta Rea
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