From MMORPGs to free-to-play first person shooters, here’s our selection of the best multiplayer games to play online in 2014 on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One.
This game is based on the heroic Dungeons & Dragons IP, Neverwinter is outstanding in its beauty. Some MMOs have ever attained the level of beautiful detail packed into every facet of the game. And it is not just good to look at either, the combat is hugely satisfying. Its level and character customization also harken back to what made D&D so fun in the first place: writing your own adventures. As both an action adventure RPG and an MMO, Neverwinter excels
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms takes the strategic gameplay of its single-player Ghost Recon counterpart and injects it into an online multiplayer involvement. Players step into the boots of a Ghost and use cutting-edge weapons and technology to link up to their squad to dominate enemies on tomorrow’s battlefield.
War Thunder is defined as a ‘next-gen’ MMO combat game dedicated to World War II-themed military aviation, armored vehicles, and fleets. Players take part in all of the historical combat battles, fighting against real players all over the globe. Offering a detailed and personalized aviation experience, players have access to hundreds of airplanes with detailed cockpits, and upgrades.
World of Tanks
The folks over at Wargaming.net have unconditionally mastered their craft. The full roster of historically accurate machines is nothing short of imposing, as is their steady march into Warplane and Warship land. The full family of games provide a rich experience over mobile, Xbox 360, and browser, all tied to a single user’s account so they can track and manage their armies from a unified profile. And above all it’s amongst the most highly rated online strategy games in the past three years.
Warframe is Playable for free on both the PC and PlayStation 4, Warframe is a helpful 3rd person shooter in which four players team up to work together on a randomly produced mission, abolishing enemies or capturing data from mission terminals. You level up as you shoot your way through each cooperative mission, and earn rewards to deck your character out with new abilities, weapons, and gear. Paying for items in the game is just an added way to differentiate yourself from the rest of your team,
Planetside 2 is an immensely multiplayer free to play FPS, where in a crowd of players participate in gigantic land battles for the conquest of territory. Taking place over the face of the planet Auraxis, where three distinct groups battle for territorial dominance. They have at their disposal many vehicles and weapons to allow for a futuristic experience of war that’s not unlike Battlefield 2142 and the original Planetside. In addition to being free to play on the PC, the game is coming soon to the PS4.
Path of Exile
Path of Exile is just like a free-to-play version of Diablo 3—an action RPG. Players choose from many different classes, each of which comes with a wide array of skills, which happens to be so vast that looking at it might even give you a headache because there’s just too much to choose from. With that much freedom in the offering, it comes as little surprise that players are able to come up with diverse character builds with which to play the game.