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26 Best Online Games to Play with Your Friends

The one thing we learnt during the pandemic is that we can be comfortable living in a world where we connect virtually. Almost all of us adapted to the digital scenario pretty well. Regardless of whether the pandemic affects us anymore in 2023, you can always play free online games with your friends over the weekend or on a lazy afternoon!

Nowadays, the mobile version of these games has also gained popularity. We see such free games enjoyed by children and adults alike. Certain games have touchscreen controls, smooth graphics, and crystal clear sound precision; the experience is as good as playing on a console or a PC game. The Android and iOS versions have created an incredible ecosystem for the gaming world with advanced technology.

Mobile gaming has opened up an arena of experimenting in different genres like puzzle games, card games, casual games, adventure, racing, and the like. The best part is, most of these online games are free. These can be downloaded from Google Playstore and iOS, for free.

Some of the online games that made headlines this year are Fortnite, Among Us, Pokemon Go, etc. However, check out some equally fun games to play online with friends on the MPL app!

List of the Best (and Free) Online Games:

Battle Royale Games

  • Call of Duty

Call of Duty is amongst the best online games to play with friends. You can now play the classic game  Call of Duty on mobile.

Call of Duty mobile version has its fan community growing tremendously with its top-notch graphics, smooth gameplay, and newer versions. The mechanics gives more attention to elements like gun recoil, augmented reality crosshair scope, and excellent control of drone strikes. Gamers can play two modes: Battle Royale, where you have to survive a 100 player experience & Multiplayer, where you will have to fight in 5v5 based combat. Classic maps of COD are also available on the mobile version.

Call of Duty
Call of Duty online

One of the best mobile games with over 50,000,000+ downloads in the Play Store and App Store. There are other game modes like zombies action and sniper vs. sniper battle with additional updates. You can download them on Android and iOs platforms.

Cinematic Trailer of COD mobile
  • PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds)

Taking the title as one of the most popular games, it’s already well known in 100 countries. PUBG is a turn-based combat game where players land on an island and fight to remain alive.

The area shrinks as levels increase so that the fight becomes even more intense. The game features PC, and the mobile versions have very similar settings. You will find an endless list of arcade, mini zone, war, and sniper modes. Another striking feature in this game is the realistic gun recoil. In the latest updates, the aiming and firing of the guns have improved. This game is free to play on Android and iOS platforms. PUBG became one of the best games last year.

PUBG Trailer
  • Battlegrounds Mobile India

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is a rehashed version of PUBG Mobile, and the game has gained a surprising amount of fans within a short span of time. This android game got close to 50 million downloads within a month. You can play this battle royale game where players can play in an array of maps, game modes, and exciting challenges. The fast-paced action game has 100 participants fighting against each other, completing the mission, and staying until the end. The game had launched on Android and is now available for Apple users.

Battlegrounds Mobile India
Battlegrounds Mobile India
  • Fortnite

Fortnite has continued to be one of the best online games to play with friends. With smooth gameplay and pleasant surroundings, it automatically has a long-standing fanbase. It is indeed, the best free online game. One hundred players arrive on an island and hunt for protective gear to defend themselves. You can play solo, duos, trios, or squads. Fortnite is, hands down, one of the best multiplayer games.


This free-to-play game, earlier available on PlayStation and Xbox, has Android and iOS versions.

If you plan to play Fortnite from your Android device, you should have a strong wifi connection or internet connection to have a smooth experience.

Fortnite Mobile Trailer
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends is a 5v5 online multiplayer battle arena game, and Wild Rift is the mobile version. This free-to-play MOBA has been designed for the Android and iOS consoles. You can challenge your friends to a battle in the vibrant universe or have a league match. League of Legends has always remained one of the favorite games.

Racing Games

  • GTA V (Grand Theft Auto V)

One of the best racing games of the generation is Grand Theft Auto V, where you play characters like San Andreas. Michael, Trevor, and Franklin. There is an introduction of new characters like Agatha Baker, Alan Jerome, and Benny.

Grand Theft Auto V

GTA V is the recreation of modern southern California, where the protagonists follow the story of these characters trying to commit heists. Each character has a different personality and always leads to a new challenge. No wonder it is one of the most favorite games!

Official Gameplay Video of GTA 5

  • Bike Racing

Bike Racing has swiftly gained a place as one of the best android games on the MPL app; Bike Racing is a 2 player game where they compete against each other to get to the finish line. There are a lot of obstacles, bends, and curves that a player has to dodge with optimum speed. The quicker you reach the finish line, you can defeat the player. Overall, it’s an excellent game to play.

  • Mario Kart

Mario Kart is one of the classic online games to play with friends. Nintendo consoles were there before Playstation, and Xbox consoles came into the picture. Now Mario Kart Tour, the mobile version, will be a part of multiplayer games. You will require a Nintendo account to play. Take a trip down memory lane and challenge your friends to this race.

  • Runner No.1

A popular game on the MPL app, Runner No.1 is an endless running game where you face off against various obstacles. Tilt your phone left/right to change direction, swipe up to jump, swipe down to slide. You can increase your score with powerups. The game ends when you beat your opponents. A fun, entertaining game on MPL to boost your mood!

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Adventure games

  • Minecraft

The game that made its entry 10 years ago has become one of the best online games for all generations.

Minecraft online game

To play Minecraft, you are in a big world where you mine, build, and beat up villains, aka the bad guys. Your task is to mine resources and food.

Despite having in-app purchases for customization, most of it has matched up to its original computer version. You can play on multiplayer servers on these platforms. This survival adventure game is free to play on Android phones.

Official Trailer for Minecraft Mobile
  • Bottle Shooting Game

Bottle Shooting is a new game available on the MPL app. It is an adventure game where players hold and drag the ball to aim at the target. You have to choose between 2 modes, Timer and Endless mode, and the player has to hit the bottle with more points to score better. In the Timer mode, there are three rounds, namely Fixed Ledges, Moving Ledges, and Passing through Obstacles. Endlessly, you have to have the highest possible score using the given lives.

Bottle Shooting Game
  • Among Us

Among Us is an online social deduction game with between 4-15 players on a spaceship. As you prep your spaceship for departure, some players act as imposters to foil all plans and kill everyone. Here, crewmates have to find the imposter and throw him out of the spaceship before killing the others.

This game is free to play on Google Playstore. Among Us became one of the best free online games last year, and the streak continues this year.

Among Us
Among Us
  • Pokemon Go

Taking the spot as the world’s most popular game, Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game where you have to walk in the real world, catch Pokemon, complete little side missions, the battle for Gyms, and hit up Pokestops to restock on items. Pokemon Go has added new features like AR camera mode and new Pokemon in the latest updates. It is no surprise that it has become one of the best Android games ever to play with friends.

Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go
  • Ball Blaster

The latest game to foray on the MPL app is the Ball Blaster. This falls into mini-games, where you have to shoot balls with cannons and earn points. You can also collect coins from them and increase your score. The touchscreen control is pitch-perfect, and the timer-based game is very entertaining.

Ball Blaster
Ball Blaster- adventure game on MPL
  • Assassin’s Creed: Rebellion

Since its release in 2018, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion has seen more than 5 million downloads and has an impressive rating on the app stores. This simply goes on to show how popular the game is. In this free-to-play mobile version, you can team up with 40 characters, manage the headquarters of your fortress, send your assassins to covert missions, and a lot more.

  • God of War: Betrayal

This is a single-player role-playing action-adventure game. Set in ancient Greece, you play the main character Kratos who has been framed, and you go on a journey to find the true villain. This version is the first released on a non-PlayStation platform and has top-notch gameplay, art design, and graphics.

Fantasy Role-Playing Games

  • Genshin Impact

You must be already familiar with this premium game. Like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, this is also a fantasy role-playing game. Genshin Impact is an RPG game with gacha elements that requires you to recover the powers you’ve been stripped of when you land.

You will often see a young girl with wings, mainly on YouTube ads. It’s an illustrative game with a beautiful art style that challenges you enough to make the game dangerous and fear for your player’s life. The graphics are glorious and make the world immersive. It’s free to download on Android and has been billed the Game of The Year for 2020.

Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
  • Halo

The mobile version of Halo is a first-person shooter game. It matches the PC version with its camera angles and gameplay. The Halo franchise, developed by Xbox, has a lot of versions. It has a sci-fi, futuristic storyline where humanity fights an alien association called The Covenant. Since then, many version of this storyline has branched out. The mobile versions are free games.

  • World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game(MMORPG). You have to choose a faction after selecting a server. After joining the guilds of that faction, accomplish the tasks and quests given to you. Although you can play this game solo, you can also team up with your friends to play this game. Play the Android version with the free Remotr app.

Card Games

If any game generates interest in Indians, it is the Indian Rummy. So naturally, it has also become an indispensable part of the online gaming industry. The classic game is packed with challenges, fun, and entertainment.

  • Rummy

If any game generates interest in Indians, it is the Indian Rummy. So naturally, it has also become an indispensable part of the online gaming industry. The classic game is packed with challenges, fun, and entertainment.

MPL brings this classic rummy card game, a game of skill, coupled with the benefits of a secure platform, fast gameplay, and advanced graphics to rummy players across the country. The MPL Rummy platform is entirely safe and ensures a seamless experience for every Indian Rummy player.

Therefore, in multiplayer mode, players can play multiple rummy cash games with different players simultaneously.

Rummy on MPL
Rummy game on MPL
  • Poker

Online Poker is one of the most followed online games in India. At MPL, you will find the most popular games with such an online gaming experience that will keep you coming back for more. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or a professional; MPL has all sorts of table limits to suit every player. MPL online poker app is a reliable poker platform.

 Play responsibly, and you have a chance to win exciting prizes too.

Top Poker Tips for Successfully Multitabling Online
Poker game on MPL app
  • Call Break

Call break is an online card game. It is a strategic card game similar to Spades, popular in Nepal and India. It is undoubtedly one of the fantastic games and is played with a 52 card deck between 4 players. There are 5 rounds in this game, and the players’ sitting direction and the first dealer are selected before the first round. You can download the MPL app on Google Play and iOS platforms. MPL in real-time to win real cash.

call break game
Online call break game on MPL

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Word Games

  • Word Connect

Word Connect is the first word game you should try on the MPL App, for instance. You have a given set of words, where you have to tap and select the first letter of the word. Hold and drag to complete the word. Some words are made with other words. Here you will also be battling another player within a time limit and will be scored according to the length of the word. Beat the opponent and brush up your vocabulary skills too!

  • Words with Friends 2

Bring in your friends and family together, and enjoy creating words with the letters that you are assigned. In Words With Friends 2, your wordplay and vocabulary will surely get an upgrade!

Board Games

  • Monopoly

Monopoly, the famous board game, has its mobile version too. You can download this game and enjoy it with your family and friends. It is indeed refreshing to see the classic board game being played with the ease and convenience of our phones.

  • Ludo

Another classic board game that retained its popularity during the pandemic is Ludo. In the mobile version, the games are fast-paced because you have to roll the die in a limited time. You can play Ludo on the MPL app. Trust me; once you download the app, this will be one of the best free online games ever!

In Conclusion

There you have it! The compiled list of best mobile games of the year to play with friends. There is indeed a huge range when it comes to playing such games. In mobile phones, you will find puzzle games, casual games, arcade games and brain games better than the computer and console counterparts.

On the MPL app, you can solve puzzle games, play board games like Speed Chess or Carrom, try out brain games like Sudoku and Math Clash, or even go for casual online games like Fruit Dart and Go-Ride. So, what are you waiting for?

Madhuboni Banerjee
A graduate in engineering who later completed her post-graduate degree in Mass Media. Writing has always fascinated her, and she wishes to pursue her interest in the same. She wants to discover and write about new themes and topics. She always likes to venture in various writing forms and continues exploring her interest there.


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