24 Popular Online Games To Play With Your Friends!

Yes, it’s about time!

Abhishek Biju Nair

6 months ago|10 min read

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What’s more fun than diffusing bombs, saving people, or shooting down enemies in your favorite video game? Whether it’s your best friends or your brothers or cousins, teaming up and playing with your squad is just too much fun. Online video games just help us meet new people and connect with them. 

Now is the time we need video games. With a pandemic that’s left us hanging for over a year now, online video games are more important than ever now. I know we’ve all stayed at home, completely isolated from our families and friends but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. 

Thanks to technology, we can play online video games with our close ones even though we’re physically apart from them, and don’t worry I got you here. 

Here’s a list of 24 popular online games to play with your friends so that you can kill boredom and also help you tackle your stress levels during this pandemic. Enjoy!

1. PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG)

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG)

First up in this list of 25 popular online games to play with your friends is a game that we’ve all tried playing at least for once after it came out. PUBG is a multiplayer online game and if you’re into shooting games, then this is the right one. 

The game is a Battle Royale that there’ll be 100 players on the field and you or your squad to go against the other players to survive. The last player or the last team that survives wins the games. PUBG also has different modes which make the game very interesting!

2. Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is a favorite among teens and is a great choice for playing online with your friends. In a battle royale, you will be on an island with hundred players and then you will have to survive till the end to win. 

Fortnight ensures regular updates and new content to Give the players a whole lot of experience. The game is available on Xbox series, PS4, PS5, and PC. 

3. Apex Legends

Another Battle Royale game is available for free. In this game, you can either play with a two-person squad or a three-person squad. The characters in this game are from a science fiction universe. Here you’ll be sent to an island, where you’ll have to find your weapon and fight your way till the end. 

The play zone in the island keeps shrinking and the last team to survive wins! The game has a diversity of characters and is a game you should try playing with your squad!

4. League of Legends (LOL)

Another multiplayer online game that is free to play. In this game, two teams with five payers each go against each other, so defend their land. But then the team which pushes into the other team’s base emerges as winners. It’s not as easy as it sounds. 

The games some crazy features that’ll blow your mind. The game is also one of the world’s biggest sport where it has so far conducted leagues and championships all around the world. The game is available for Windows ad MacOs.

5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

I don’t think any video game lovers haven’t tried this game. Launched in 1999, Counter-Strike is another multiplayer combat game. It features characters, weapons, and some iconic maps that’ll always remain classics. 

This game also has various leagues and tournaments and is also one of the world’s largest esports. CS is the right game for you and your friends if you’re looking to kill boredom and have fun! 

6. Minecraft

Another adventurous game with a mix of lego in it. In this game, you’ll be the terrain where you’ll find materials and tools and you can construct buildings with your friends. The game allows a group of eight people to play at a time. 

The best part of this game is that you can play with your friends regardless of which system you’re playing with. Minecraft is available everywhere including iOS and Android. 

7. DOTA 2

Another online multiplayer video game that you might enjoy! DOTA 2 is played between ten players; five in each in two teams. Every player can choose characters who’ll have different controls and abilities. 

All you have to do is team up with your friends and destroy the other team. DOTA 2 is so much fun and is very addictive. 

8. The Division 2

Next up in this list of popular online games you can play with your friends is probably one of the best shooting games that are out there today which you can play with your friends. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 offers you a lot of missions and challenges with twists and surprises which will keep you excited from the start to the end. 

The game is available on Xbox, PS4, and PC. 

9. Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooting game and is the sequel to Splatoon. It’s a fun game with incredible graphics. It includes both story-based single-mode and also online multiplayer modes. If you haven’t played it yet, let me warn you that the gave is highly addictive and will help you kill time. 

And a piece of great news for Splatoon fans; Another sequel is on its way. The game is available on Nintendo Switch. 

10. Destiny 2

Next up on this list is another free-to-play online-only multiplayer game. The game is about how the Earth has fallen and is taken over by an army called The Red Legion. We play as Guardians who are chosen to protect humanity. 

We get to create our characters. Unlike its predecessor, the game has better gameplay and will for sure offer hours of fun with your friends. The game is available on PC, Playstation5, and Xbox series. 

11. Among Us

Among us is a simple game, where you can play with 4-10 players. In this game, you’re a crew member and you’ll be given tasks. As you complete your tasks, your team wins. But the fun part of the game is that there’ll be an imposter among your team. Imposters can do anything they want to stop the crew members from completing the missions and can also kill them.

 Among us is a fun game and if you haven’t played it yet, try it. It’s available for free on the App Store and Play store. 

12. Sea of Thieves

This game is about four friends who set sail looking for treasure and adventure. The game is designed in such a way that you can play it with your friends and to enjoy the game you need a crew with 2-3 people and your crew will encounter other enemies.

 You’ll enjoy the game but it depends on how well you and play together as a team; for example, coordination, calling out enemies, etc. Sea of Thieves is available on Xbox series and PC. 

13. Monster Hunter: World

Next up in this list of 25 popular online games to play with your friends, is probably one of the best games ever made. It’s an action game and the fifth installment in the Monster Hunter series. In this game, you take the role of a hunter who tracks down and fights beasts on a new continent. 

You can either hunt alone or in a group of four players by playing the multiplayer mode. If you haven’t tried it then what you even doing? Monster Hunter: World is available on PS4, XBOX, and PC.

14. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 

Another Battle Royale and one of the most enjoyable online games! With simple controls, so much fun with jelly bean-like creatures running around, and many more, Fall Guys has everything that you need. It’s a multiplayer free-for-all game where up to 60 players can play at the same time and the last man standing wins. 

Fall Guys is available for Windows and Play Station 4!

15. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

We all love racing games and this game is a unique racing game in so many ways. With basic controls, in this game, players get to control the famous Mario Franchise in a kart race. The race has some great features like anti-gravity driving, short boost, and many more. 

Mario Kart 8 has both single-player and multiplayer mode where you can play with your friends and it’s perhaps the best way to play the game. With some great visuals, this game would give a different experience when played on a big screen!

16. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

Explore vast, new lands and get on a ship with hundreds of quests with your friends. Final Fantasy XIV is the events that take place in the fictional land of Eorzea. There might some boring quests, but the game has an amazing story, some great fights, and new lands that’ll satisfy the explorer in us. 

The game is great in terms of story, visuals, and most importantly, gameplay. It’s probably one of the best ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing games ever created! 

17. Spellbreak

Spellbreak is another free-to-play multiplayer game. It’s a fantasy game where players use mind-blowing spell combinations to fight other players and emerge victorious. Unlike other battle royales, this game substitutes guns with powers and magic. 

Spellbreak is fast-paced, very creative and a perfect online video game to play with friends. 

18. Grand Theft Auto Online

Next up on this list is a game that we’ve played at least once in our life. The fun thing about the game is that we get to explore the map and do anything we want until we want to engage in a mission.  GTA is an online multiplayer game that supports 30 players and 2 spectators. 

This game is a component of Grand Theft Auto V. It’s available on PS3, PS4, and Xbox series!

19. Path of Exile

Another free-to-play action multiplayer game. When you get into the game and go deeper, you’ll be surprised to see the number of powerful characters you’ll ever see in an online action game. Not just that, Path of Exile surprises in many aspects including gameplay. 

Again, the game is 100% free to play!

20. Forza Horizon 4

Next on this list of popular online video games, you can play with your friends is another racing game. Forza Horizon 4 is one of the best driving games ever made. The game is the eleventh installment in the Forza series. The game has some unbelievable visuals and as new seasons come in, the game just gets better. 

With all the features the game has, Forza Horizon 4 is a masterpiece in every single aspect. The game is available for PC and Xbox series! 

21. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Playing this game with your friends is going to be so much fun. It’s a fighting game where you control one of many characters and knock the opponent out of the arena. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also features varieties of game modes, including multiplayer. With so many fighters, stages, and modes, it’s always fun fighting your friends. 

22. Divinity: Original Sin II

The sequel to Divinity: Original Sin, the game is an action video game. Players can either play solo or in a party with 2-3 players. The game also provides a feature where the players can customize their characters and also a multiplayer mode, where players will be divided into two teams, and then fight each other! 

This is game is considered one of the best role-playing games ever created!

 23. Call of Duty: Warzone

For all the Call of Duty fans out there, welcome to Warzone! It’s a free-to-play battle royale video game that supports cross-platform play and also has multiplayer combat. Warzone has great gameplay and features three modes; Plunder, Battle Royale, and Resurgence. Probably one of the best games, if you’re really into shooting games. 

You can also play with your friends by forming a squad of three players! Warzone is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox. 

25. Rocket League

‘Soccer, but with rocket-powered cars!’ Ever heard that before? Rocket League is a soccer video game, where eight players are divided into two teams and they have to score by hitting the ball into their opponent’s post by using rocket-powered vehicles. The game includes both single and multiplayer. 

It has great gameplay and also great visuals. It’s also extremely fun, addictive and one of the best competitive experiences. Rocket League is available on PC, Switch, Xbox and PS4. 

Popular Online Games To Play With Your Friends

Video games have always had a negative image in front of the public. But during this pandemic, people have found peace and calm in video games and also used it as a source of escape from the psychological pressure, the pandemic has put on their shoulders! 

While playing online video games, socializing with friends, meeting new people, would help people get over the loneliness caused by isolation. 

But remember online activities with friends don’t have to be just gaming, you could do many other things like watching a movie together or do many other things. But then if you and your friends are really into gaming, this list of 24 online video games, will help you and your friends to find the right game to play. 

Also if you found this article informative, make sure you share this with a friend or your family who are staying at home, with nothing to do apart from ‘Eat, Sleep and Repeat’. 

Happy Gaming!

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Abhishek Biju Nair

I grew up with immense love for Performing arts, Movies and Sports. I never thought that I could write an article. But life is worthwhile if you try! You never know what you’re capable of until you try. And then I tried writing for fun, and here I am!

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