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In 2018, there are a wealth of excellent multiplayer games players can play on the PC. Players can go on extraordinary quests in the world of Eorzea. Or players can battle one another in 100 player Battle Royale.

There are many games that have competed for the top 10 multiplayer PC games position. We have sifted through these games to bring you the top 10 that are sure to provide you with hours of multiplayer fun.

how we rate the top 10 multiplayer pc games

When we critique multiplayer pc games, there are a number of factors that we need to consider.

What does the game play like? Is is it stable and can it support a large number of players? What are the objectives, and are these objectives actually fun to complete? We ask these questions to get down to the bottom of whether or not a game is worthy of being placed in the top 10.

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We also heavily take into account the following factors to decide the top 10 multiplayer PC games:

  • Fun factor
  • How has the selected title impacted the multiplayer genre?

FUN FACTOR

The greatest factor for determining whether or not a multiplayer PC game makes the cut on this list, is whether or not the game is fun.

Video games can promise players hours of competitive and cooperative content. However, it is quite simple to sift through games that are trying to ride the wave of a hype, and games that are genuinely fun.

Video games featured on this list all provide fun to players in unique ways. When we analyze each video game we let players know what exactly makes those video games fun, and why so many players enjoy playing them

HOW HAS THE SELECTED TITLE IMPACTED THE MULTIPLAYER GENRE?

Another factor we consider is how the selected title has impacted the multiplayer genre. Fortnite capitalized on the growing Battle Royale trend, and managed to deliver a multiplayer experience unlike any before it.

Games like Overwatch also manage to provide fun for casual and hardcore gamers alike. It is this balance of giving a diverse gaming audience what it requests that allows some multiplayer games to stand apart from the rest.

10 top multiplayer pc games

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FINAL FANTASY XIV

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

ROCKET LEAGUE

RAINBOW 6 SIEGE 

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RATINGS - 5 out of 5

No multiplayer gaming list can be complete without mentioning Blizzard’s Overwatch. In Overwatch teams of 6 players face off against one another using a character from a roster of 28.

Each Overwatch game mode plays to different players’ strengths, and require excellent communication to win matches. At the end of the day no one character is overpowered, and the balance presented by Blizzard in this game is hard to match.

There is a reason this game was so popular in 2016, and 2017. Overwatch brought fun back to competitive multiplayer gaming. New folks could pick up a character and learn them at their own pace. Gameplay is easy to learn yet hard to master.

Overwatch changed the multiplayer PC landscape by providing players with an in depth hero shooter that didn’t require the time investment of League of Legends.

We rate Overwatch 5 out of 5 stars.

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RATINGS - 5 out of 5.

Final Fantasy XIV is an online MMO that takes place in the land of Eorzea. Players can choose from a number of different job types that provide them access to different skills and magical abilities.

Players can decide to start off as a marauder, and eventually level up into a full fledged warrior. Or a player can decide to start the game as a thief, only to level up and ultimately become a ninja.

What Final Fantasy XIV offers in terms of fun is a multiplayer game that is built on the spirit of cooperation. Finding a group to play with is made painless through the Dungeon Finder feature.

Exploring the world of Final Fantasy XIV is a pure treat, and the subsequent expansions of Heavensward and Stormblood add to the fun players experience by bringing a degree of verticality to multiplayer MMOs that had previously been unseen.

Final Fantasy XIV revolutionized the way MMO games could be played by respecting player time, and providing a wealth of content for players to enjoy.

Unlike theme park MMOs like WoW, Final Fantasy XIV takes players on a meaningful journey through the land of Eorzea with convincing themes, settings, and characters. It is without a doubt one of the best multiplayer PC games on the market. 

We rate Final Fantasy XIV a 5 out of 5.

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RATINGS - 5 out of 5.

Fortnite was 2017’s surprise hit. Riding the Battle Royale craze, Epic released Fortnite and it has gone on to have over 100 million active players.

Fortnite offers its players a ton of fun by combining excellent shooting mechanics with building mechanics. This game truly lets players feel like tactical engineers, as players break down materials from the environment to craft fortified structures to keep them save.

If fighting against 99 other players wasn’t enough, Fortnite also throws in an environmental storm that closes in on players at a designated time. Get caught outside of the storm and your health will slowly drop while your speed also drops.

If fighting against other 99 other players isn’t your thing you can also queue up in duo queues or squad queues. From time to time there are also giant 50 vs 50 battles.

Fortnite redefines the Battle Royale genre by adding goofy changes to their maps. For instance, after the release of Marvel’s Infinity War, Thanos was added to Fortnite giving players a powerful character to take control of.

We rate Fortnite a rating of 5 out of 5.

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RATINGS - 4 out of 5.

League of Legends, commonly referred to as LoL is an online MOBA. Gameplay revolve around two teams battling to destroy the other team’s tower. LoL was at one point considered one of the most played multiplayer PC games on the market.

Gameplay is intense and varied as there is a huge roster of characters to choose from, each with their own stats and play styles. There are characters that specialize in fighting the minions that spawn on each team.

There are also characters who excel at ganking the enemy team. Ganking allows for clever strategies that can surprise the enemy team, and get your team ever closer to victory.

League of Legends changes the multiplayer game genre by giving players a complex tactical game that is free to play. Previously players had to pay for Blizzard’s Star Craft II. League of Legends being free to play makes it more accessible for a large audience

We rate League of Legends a 4 out of 5.

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RATINGS - 4 out of 5.

Rocket League is a game that combines two exciting features. High powered RC cars and soccer. In Rocket League you use RC cars to try and hit a large ball into the opposing team’s soccer net.

The genre defining fun comes in when you realize you can use certain physics of your vehicle to gain a competitive edge. Cars can run on the sides of the walls.

If you time your turbo boost correctly, you can hop off of the side of a wall hit your turbo boot and actually fly. You use these mechanics to overwhelm your opponent and hopefully score a goal.

Gameplay is a tactical dance of hops, boosts, and acrobatic flips as you and your friends cooperate to beat the opposing team.

This game hangs the online gaming landscape by providing a fun competitive and cooperative game that does not revolve around dead.

We rate Rocket League a 4 out of 5.  

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RATINGS - 4 out of 5.

Minecraft is a fun multiplayer game that can be enjoyed by a variety of people.

The heart of Minecraft’s multiplayer is either to survive together with your friends, or simply build. This game is still wildly popular as it allows player to be as creative as they want.

The fun factor comes in surviving in a world in which you can construct your safe havens, and create clever ways to take on challenges. By working with other people, you can build structures that would generally take 1 person a longer time to build.

We rate Minecraft a rating of 4 out of 5

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RATINGS - 4 out of 5.

Warframe is a game that is commonly known as a competitor to Destiny. According to Steam the game saw an all-time peak of 129,002 players playing at once. This is an excellent peak player count for a multiplayer PC game.

More than Destiny, Warframe provides players an online multiplayer shooter that is kinetic and fast paced. With over 15 different combat frames to choose from, players have the freedom to customize their Warframe to take on a variety of missions.

Warframe’s missions are wildly varied, and have a number of different objectives for players to complete in each mission. Players can master their movement and traverse each map in mere seconds depending on how they navigate the terrain.

Warframe changes the multiplayer landscape by giving power to each player. Generally, in multiplayer games, combat and movement feel limited. The purpose of this limiting is it put everyone on an even playing field.

Warframe allows players with more skill and experience to actually embody the power of the characters that they control. This adds a level of incentive for characters to continue to play this game as they can look forward to sizable increases in
power.

We rate Warframe a 4 out of 5.

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RATINGS - 5 out of 5.

Diablo 3 is a loot based RPG that can be played online. Players can choose from a number of different classes including the following:

  • Barbarian
  • Demon Hunter
  • Crusader
  • Necromancer
  • Paladin
  • Wizard
  • Monk

Each of these characters performs very different, and all have different powers to pull from. Multiplayer is an intense balance of selecting classes that compliment one another to take on a hoard of demons. This balance makes Diablo III one of the best multiplayer PC games on the market.

Boss fights, and Greater Rifts are where Diablo 3 really shines. Greater Rifts are difficult dungeons that require excellent communication between each player.

Players will find often find themselves in a fight for survival as they descend further into dungeons to get that sweet loot.

We give Diablo 3 a rating of 5 out of 5.

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RATINGS - 5 out of 5.

Rainbow 6 Siege is Ubisoft’s entry into the multiplayer first person shooter genre. Rainbow 6 siege puts players in the roles of different operators, classes of soldiers that specialize in different weapons and tactics.

Rainbow 6 Siege is a deep tactical game that requires players to play in a tight-knight squad. Games are usually close, and there are many opportunities to use the environment to your advantage.

What Ubisoft’s title gets right as opposed to other online shooters, is that there is a level of realism involved in the game that is not present in most other shooters.

Player’s can tilt their weapon, breach and clear rooms, and move through the combat field much like a tactical unity would.

For fans of deep tactical gameplay in a multiplayer series we have to recommend Rainbow Six Siege. For that reason, we give this game a rating of 5 out of 5.  

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RATINGS - 4 out of 5.

Player Unknown Battlegrounds, more commonly referred to as PUBG, is one of the first Battle Royale game to receive a massive following.

Players fight against 99 other players with realistic militaristic weapons, and a combat system that feels more realistic than Fortnite.

As the timer goes down in each round, a blue force field moves to force players into choke points. Its at this moment when players are forced from comfortable positions and have to tactically move to survive.

PUBG helped define the Battle Royale genre, and will always have a loyal fan base.

We rate PUBG a 4 out of 5.

buyer's guide

Although we have provided you with the top 10 multiplayer PC games out currently, you may want to find one on your own.

We recommend that players consider the following factors when deciding whether or not to buy an online pc game:

  • Player count
  • Is it fun?
  • Price

At the end of the day multiplayer PC games cannot survive without a consistent stable community. If you find a multiplayer game you are interested in, check the player counts on Steam.

Ask yourself whether or not the game is fun. You can find a number of video reviews online where gamers analyze games and talk about their relative merits and shortcomings.

Consider the price of the game. Does the multiplayer game’s price point seem worth it to you? If you can answer all of these questions, then you are set!

the top 10 best multiplayer pc games are a blast

Whether you are playing a Battle Royale game, or an online MMO, there are a ton of fun games to play on the PC.

The games we have listed are what we consider the best multiplayer games to be on the PC. We are sure you will have dozens of hours of fun with these games.

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