Paid: $26.95 with in-app purchases
Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.
Open World Creation
Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game for Windows computers, and for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 video game consoles. It was developed by Rockstar North and released by Rockstar Games in 2013.
Grand Theft Auto V
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, also known as CS: GO, is a first-person shooter multiplayer video game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed and published by Valve and was released on August 22, 2012.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Overwatch is a multiplayer online game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is a 6v6 battle game with dozens of heroes to choose from, and it is readily available for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Left 4 Dead 2 is the classic cooperative game in which four friends try to survive a zombie apocalypse. Developed by Valve, it has action and horror with a great proactive AI that changes and adapts according to the player's skills.
Left 4 Dead 2
League of Legends is a real-time strategy multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed by Riot Games and was first released on October 27, 2009.
League of Legends
Paid: $9.99 Check price
Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.
Adventure, Survival, Crafting
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter multiplayer game for Windows and Mac PCs. The Windows version was developed by Infinity Ward and was published by Activision. The Mac version was developed and published by Aspyr.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Activision, Aspyr (Mac)
Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online strategic action battle arena game developed and published by Valve in 2013. It has a pool of more than a hundred heroes that all ten players of a match can pick for free.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a co-op first-person shooter action game developed by 2K Australia. Players dive into the Borderlands universe and guide characters as they shoot and loot their way to Pandora's moon.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Borderlands 2 is an action role-playing first-person shooting game which was first released in 2012. It is the second game in the Borderlands game series. This four-player co-op game won the VGX Award for Character of the Year.
Dark Souls III is a dark action RPG video game which is the fourth installment in the Souls series developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. This game is the fastest selling game in Bandai Namco's history.
Dark Souls III
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Paid: $29.99 with in-app purchases
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a competitive survival shooter game developed by Tencent International Limited. Players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor.
Battlefield 1 is a multiplayer first-person shooter action game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is set during World War I where players experience the real art of warfare.
Paid: $19.99 with in-app purchases
Mortal Kombat X is an arcade fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios and High Voltage Software. It contains characters from the iconic series with an all-new gameplay style that allows players to have variations of each character.
Mortal Kombat X
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Team Fortress 2 is a free-to-play first-person shooter cross-platform multiplayer game for Windows and Mac computers. It was released on October 10, 2007, and was published and developed by Valve.
Team Fortress 2
Paid: $4.99 with in-app purchases
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an arcade racer game developed by Electronic Arts. It lets players drive a variety of different cars through different terrain as they try to outrun cops and rivals in a high-intensity environment.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter action multiplayer video game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed and published by Valve and was released on November 1, 2000. This can be played either online or offline.
Garry's Mod is a cross-platform multiplayer sandbox video game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed by Facepunch Studios and published by Valve. The game was released on November 29, 2006.
Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer game that was designed for various gaming console platforms. It features co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends in this world where you cannot go hungry.
Don't Starve Together
Paid: $49.99 with in-app purchases
ARK: Survival Evolved is an open world action-adventure survival game set on an island full of dinosaurs and primitive creatures. You can create tribes with other players and even start faction wars. It was published by Studio Wildcard.
ARK: Survival Evolved
RPG and Multiplayer
Paid: $29.99 Ultimate Edition
Stars Wars Battlefront is an action game developed by Electronic Arts where players can fully experience the Star Wars universe. Players can take part in exciting battles on iconic planets either as part of the Rebellion or the Galactic Empire.
Star Wars Battlefront
Elite Dangerous is a space simulation game developed by Frontier Developments and first released in 2015. It lets players explore an open-world cutthroat galaxy where players battle it out to freedom and glory.
Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer, RPG, Simulation, Strategy
Need for Speed is an online racing video game created by Electronic Arts and developed by Ghost Games. It was released in 2015 as a reboot of the first game of the series that was originally released in 1994.
Need for Speed
with in-app purchases
Fortnite is a free online action building game developed and published by Epic Games in 2017. It can be played on almost all known gaming platforms and has separate software packages with different game modes that share the same gameplay.
Nidhogg is a local and online multiplayer swordplay and based on fencing game where the player must defeat their opponent, either AI or multiplayer through melee attacks with the goal being to make it to the opposite side of the stage.
Trackmania Turbo is a stunt-based racing game by Nadeo and Ubisoft. Players can explore 4 environments with varying gameplay. Access over 200 tracks by completing campaign mode or build new tracks via Trackbuilder mode.
Massively Multiplayer, Racing
Awesomenauts is a multiplayer online battle arena shrunk into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer game. Users can play this game together with their friends as an online party or in a local split screen.
Paid: $29.99 Check price
Dying Light: The Following is an open world first-person action survival game developed by Techland. It's a game player must traverse a zombie-filled city, collecting supplies for crafting tons of weapons to slay the zombies.
Dying Light: The Following
Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy game that was developed and published by Stardock Entertainment and Oxide Games. It features a massive scale strategy game in a space-like environment fighting for the human race.
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
PlanetSide 2 is a free first-person shooting game developed by Daybreak Game. It is a massively-multiplayer online game playable on Windows and PlayStation4. It was first launched in 2012 and was awarded many times by GameSpy and IGN.
Starbound is a multiplayer sandbox action-adventure video game which is set in a two-dimensional universe. This features story-based missions, and players must explore to obtain new weapons and visit towns.
Scrap Mechanic is a multiplayer sandbox game with imagination and ingenuity at its core. Create machines, transforming vehicles or sneaky traps. The possibilities are endless with the tools the game has.
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a turn-based strategy game developed by Hammerfall Publishing, released on September 9, 2015. It has various gameplay modes to choose from namely: single player, multi-player, local multiplayer, and many more.
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is an action and RPG games that brings obscurity & gripping gameplay to a new level. It was developed by FromSoftware, Inc and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware, Inc.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware, Inc
Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter video game for Microsoft Windows computers, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. It was published by Electronic Arts and was initially released in 2013.
Paladins is a team-based shooter MOBA with strategy elements and full character customization. Through a collectible card system, you can amplify and augment your character's core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play.
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer survival horror game in which one player controls a deadly assassin as the other four players try to escape from him. This is developed by Behaviour Digital Inc. and was released in June 2016.
Dead by Daylight
with in-app purchases
Pixel Worlds: MMO Sandbox is a massively multiplayer game where the players get to create worlds, mine resources and shape reality to their imagination's fancy! You can also trade your creations, blocks, and resources with other players.
Paid: $1 with in-app purchases
Path of Exile is an action MMORPG game developed and released by Grinding Gear Games on October 23, 2013. This free-to-play online game offers singleplayer and multiplayer co-op gameplay modes and is available on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
Path of Exile
Grinding Gear Games
BattleBlock Theater is a comedy co-op multiplayer video game developed and published by The Behemoth and was first released on April 3, 2013. Through this game, players will control a prisoner to play through games.
Arma 3 is a military and strategy video game first released in 2013 developed by Bohemia Interactive. It offers singleplayer and multiplayer modes and is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Action, Simulation, Strategy
Castle Crashers is a 2D side-scrolling co-op brawler video game developed by The Behemoth, which is set in a fictional medieval universe. There is a remastered version of the game for the Xbox One called Castle Crashers Remastered.
with in-app purchases
Warhammer 40K: Freeblade is a free-to-play multiplayer action and adventure video game from Pixel Toys. It can be played on Microsoft Windows computers, and iOS and Android mobile devices.
Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
7 Days to Die is an open-world survival zombie horror first-person shooter video game developed and published by The Fun Pimps Entertainment LLC. This also features a cross-platform multiplayer game mode.
7 Days to Die
Survival, Zombies, Horror
Pit People is a strategy action role-playing video game by indie game developer The Behemoth. It was released on March 2, 2018, and can be played on Microsoft Windows PCs and Xbox One video game consoles.
Teeworlds is a free online multiplayer game where you fight against up to 16 players in a variety of game modes. You can design your own maps and even temporarily become a ninja to defeat your enemies.
World of Warcraft is an MMORPG released by Blizzard Entertainment on November 23, 2004. Choose your faction between the Alliance and the Horde, build up your chosen character class, and prepare to battle it out in the war-torn world of Azeroth.
World of Warcraft
Rust is a survival game created by Facepunch Studios. Inspired by games like Minecraft, and other wilderness survival games. Rust aims to create a hostile environment in which emergent gameplay can flourish.
Far Cry 5 is an open-world first-person action shooter game developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Red Storm, Ubisoft Shanghai, and more. It was published by Ubisoft in 2018 for Windows PC and PlayStation 4.
Far Cry 5
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is the third part of a party video games phenomenon developed by Jackbox Games. Play using phones, tablets and computers mini-games as "Quiplash", "Trivia Murder Party", "Guesspionage", "Tee K.O." and "Fakin' It".
The Jackbox Party Pack 3
Jackbox Games, Inc.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical first-player shooter multiplayer action video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released in 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Squad is a first-person online shooter developed and published by Offworld Industries. This game was released on December 14, 2015. It offers a 50 vs 50 multiplayer match.
Shooter, Strategy, Survival, War
Winning Putt is a free-to-play multiplayer golf game. You can face off against worldwide competition and win tournaments. Perfect your swing and get in a round of golf anywhere.
Winning Putt: Golf Online
VRChat is a free-to-play multiplayer online virtual reality video game designed and created by Graham Gaylor and Jesse Joudrey from VRChat Inc. where players can interact with others as 3D character models.
Adventure, Casual, Free to Play, Massively Multiplayer, Simulation, Sports, Early Access
Roblox is a user-generated online gaming platform aimed specially for kids and teens. You can create adventures, play games, role play...
Conquer Club is website that features an online adaptation of the classic Risk board game. Conquer Club features different modes including single player, multiplayer, and online tournaments for gamers to enjoy.
Dominating12 is website that features a Risk-like game that plays with the same mechanics. Attack, reinforce, fortify, and negotiate your way to world domination. The website has a nice interface and is well implemented with a clear, easy to use layout and design.
WarGear is a website that allows users to play strategy-based board games against other players online. It's for free and can be easily accessible to connect with other players.
Pogo is a website for online games, which features Risk Online, a game based on Hasbro's board game, is a game where players use tactics, strategies, and diplomacy in a turn-based setting on a quest for world domination.
Land Grab is a website to play another browser-based strategy game that shares many similarities to Risk without any association whatsoever. Players can participate in up to four games at once as they battle for ultimate world domination.
Humble Bundle is a digital store for PC video games. Its main scheme is to sell video games digitally, with a portion of the profit going to the game developers and another portion donated to charities.
DID YOU KNOW?
Today's online multiplayer PC gaming industry exists because of now-defunct companies? Companies like GameSpy, Mplayer, and Heat.net? Do they ring a bell? In the late 1990s, the Internet was accessible via by Dial-Up connections. Playing online multiplayer games could sometimes be frustrating. It was not until software companies GameSpy and Mplayer introduced a new service. A service that made it easier for players to connect with each other and in games. At the time, it was in the online mode of the famous first-person shooter game, Quake. SegaSoft released Heat.net and organized the HeatCIGL. They made online multiplayer computer games, and e-sports in general a thing. It involved colleges from all over and had a $5000 prize pool. In 1998, Sierra Internet Gaming System released World Opponent Network. It offered online multi-player services for games like Valve's Counter-Strike and Blizzard's StarCraft.
Playing online multiplayer games is much easier with the invention of Broadband connections. It also paved the way to the rise of easy-to-access digital distributors like Steam, GOG, and Origin. With those distributors, playing the best online games became easy. Top multiplayer games like DotA 2, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, and Fortnite became accessible. The last two, in particular, helped with the popularity of the battle royale genre. The rise of Steam and Origin led to the downfall of the pioneers of online multiplayer gaming though. Heat.net closed down in 2000 followed shortly by Mplayer in 2001. Game-reviewer website IGN bought GameSpy two years earlier in 2013.