Best Online Games to Play With Friends

Connect With Friends In These Popular Video Games

What are the best online games you can play with your friends? Whether you’ve been playing online games for years or not, maybe you need a list with the best games to play with your friends now that we have more time to spend at home. So, even though you cannot see each other in person, you can still enjoy some time with your best friends online.

We focused on the multiplayer side of the games, so you’ll see that each game has a short review to help you decide what to play. After looking through a bunch of game genres, we came up with this list of the best online games that you would enjoy playing with your friends.

Most of the games we chose can be played by more than 2 players and up to well… an infinite number of players, if you count in MMORPGs!

You’ll notice that some games are free to play, while others require payment or monthly subscriptions. We also made sure to include enough games that are available on various platforms, such as PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, or Android. What you’ll need to do is make sure you have a proper internet connection.

So… sit down, text your friends and press play!

Shooters and Battle Royales

Borderlands 3

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Stadia

This latest looter-shooter in the franchise offers so much content, compared to its predecessors. Explore planers and try various classes and when single-player mode feels a bit boring, bring a friend online to make missions fun. And with the loot system that lets players have their own drops will ensure you that you won’t fight over the loot!

Call of Duty: Warzone

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC

This free-to-play battle royale is set in the Modern Warfare universe. 150 players can join in a battle, so no matter how many friends you have, there surely is enough room for them in Call of Duty: Warzone. Team up in trios and fight enemy squads in this exciting first-person shooter.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Stadia

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is now at under $10 and for that price tag, it’s a must have! The shared-world shooter will let you and your friends play in campaign missions and side missions. Fight other squads and fight by your friends’ side in this game where teamwork and cooperation are key to success.


Available on: Xbox One, PS4, Switch PC

Blizzard introduced their popular shooter Overwatch in 2015. We have to admit that playing with friends is a lot more fun than alone. You get to create the perfect team and communication is key to reveal enemies’ positions. Protect objectives and you’ll be victorious. Overwatch must be purchased, but it’s only $19,99. If one friend bought the legendary edition ($39,99), all the other friends get to play that extra content, although they have the base edition.


Available on: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC, Android

Another free-to-play battle royale game is Fortnite. Already popular worldwide, Fortnite supports cross-play among all the platforms mentioned above. It’s the perfect game to play with friends, and there are always new events and content to keep players online.

Other similar games: PUBG, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege.

Now let’s head over to MOBA games and see what your options are.

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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