The coronavirus has reached us. COVID-19. The evil guy. The good news is that while it may seem as if the world is ending, it most likely is not. Yet, it will be really annoying in the next year, and particularly in the following few months.
We have the games to assist, whether you’re trying to socially distance yourself for one of the reasons listed above or you’re just doing your bit to flatten the curve. We all need friends and coworkers because, well, life can be challenging and stressful without them.
You can stay in touch with all of your loved ones, no matter how far away they are, with the help of these multiplayer games for Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch.
And hey, even if it’s not a game Drift Hunters, if you need to get in touch with loved ones and spend some more informal time with them, why not join a conversation on Discord, Skype, PSN, Xbox Live, or whatever, followed by a session of Netflix or YouTube? Just share videos in the discussion and sign up to start playing. Look, we’ve got to do what we’ve had to do to make it through this without losing our minds.
On Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch, you can play a variety of paid and free-to-play games with your pals. Just have a peek below.
PUBG Mobile/COD Mobile/Fortnite
These are the obvious choices, in my eyes. Fortnite is especially perfect honestly, since you can play with friends regardless of whether they’re on Android, Nintendo Switch, iPhone, iPad, PC, PS4, Xbox One… You are literally spoilt for choice, and it pretty much guarantees your friends will have a capable device somewhere.
PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile are also fine choices, though of course are restricted to your mobile devices. Still, if you want to get together with friends and enjoy one another’s voices, this is the perfect option.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is launching this week, meaning you should both be looking at the Pocket Gamer review, and getting ready for your new life on the island.
Animal Crossing is a great game to play while cooped up at home, and you’ll be able to enjoy playing with up to eight other players on a single island online with your friends. No voice chat option, so you might need an alternative, but you should be excited about this one.
Jackbox Party Pack
This is the definitive multiplayer game. One person, just one person, needs to buy the Jackbox Party Pack, and then every other player can join them in either a web browser or through their mobile phone.
Get everyone in a Skype call or on Discord, and boom, you’ve got a great multiplayer game with hours of fun to go through with you and friends. Gotta keep those bonds high even during these trying times!
This is self-explanatory, right? It is UNO. UNO is a game people like, and it’s about as simple and accessible as games get…
UNO! is actually free to play on both Android and iOS, so you should be able to freely play with your friends. It does have in-app purchases, but of course, you can decide for yourself what you need.
Minecraft! Again, it’s basically available on every platform, and has wide-reaching cross-platform play as of late last year, when the PS4 version became the final version of the game to adopt the cross-platform play that we saw with Minecraft’s Bedrock update. There were even mentions of adding Copper Golem to Minecraft.
As of the Bedrock update, you can play on mobile devices with people on a console, PC, or whatever, meaning you can also explore and create worlds together, talk with one another, and have adventures. That’s what multiplayer gaming is all about, right?
Words With Friends Classic
Words With Friends is basically the game that plays multiple Scrabble games at once, with your friends. Need I say more? It’s Scrabble. With anyone in the world. That’s the sales pitch, and it’s a good one, right?
But if Scrabble isn’t your speed, then tell your friends to download Chess With Friends, Hanging With Friends, Gems With Friends, Match With Friends… The Zynga With Friends series has always been great for keeping up with your grandparents, and now you can use it to keep up with your friends and colleagues too.
Black Desert Mobile
Black Desert Mobile is a mobile version of the famous MMORPG Black Desert. The main advantages of this game are high-quality graphics and fantastic gameplay. This game might be a great choice to play together with your friends. Black Desert Mobile has an extremely beautiful world with tons of enemies and quests. Create your character, choose your class and experience the adventures with your friends. Get to the top and challenge the strongest players. This mobile game might be the best option for those who like Black Desert PC version.