Gone are the days when the only modes of recreation were the outdoor games. It’s the age of Internet, and thus internet gaming has become the favorite pastime of children as well as the youth today. The free multiplayer online game has become extremely popular as a large number of players make the game more interesting and more challenging. The most popular free multiplayer online games are billiards, poker, checkers, Gomoku, memory game, four in a row and much more. There is a whole range of games available from fun games to puzzles, from separate games for boys and girls based on their distinct choices to games for adults, from role play games to games that require strategic thinking and keep a player mentally stimulated. There are loads of websites offering these games totally free.
A Massively Multiplayer online game (MMO) is a multiplayer video game which can support thousands of players simultaneously. Usually, these games were played on personal computers, but these days Play Stations and Xbox are getting very popular as these can connect to the internet and can, therefore, rum MMO games. Also, mobile sets with operating systems such as Windows Phone and Android, iOS are providing more and more MMO games.
Gaming on mobile devices has become more popular than ever with the revolution of smartphones and tablet computers. You can tell by viewing the stats of the top multiplayer games for Android and iPhone that this trend is here to stay; gaming is not strictly the territory of traditional consoles and handhelds.
The ability to link up with friends and play together via mobile devices, no matter how near or far, is convenient and technologically impressive. If you haven’t become addicted yet, you haven’t played some of the best games out there.
This game is played with multiple players controlling marbles. The players decide the direction and velocity of the marbles. Once all the players have locked in their route, the marbles are released all at once. The goal is to miss falling through pits or being blown up by the hidden land mines. This depends on the particular map you are using, but each game is intense, fun, and exciting. This requires a heavy amount of strategy and skill to master but can be picked up and played by anyone.
You can customize your marble avatar, join the chat lobby and “friend” others to play. There are many avid fans of Cestos, so there is never a shortage of competition.
This game is a mix of strategy and role-playing. You can interact with others and chat with friends.
Parallel Kingdom uses your GPS location to put you in a virtual world. This is a free game but offers all of the fun and excitement of a paid Android app. Of course, you can buy add-ons, but the free version is exhilarating as well.
Gang Wars is fun and entertaining multiplayer game that can be used with iPhone and other Android phones. The goal is to complete jobs and each quick cash and gain experience. You can invest in properties to earn an hourly income.
Just as with any Gangsta game, you can buy weapons to gain power and fight your enemies. When you have defeated them, you can take their money and gain the respect you deserve.
Some great features are the live leader board rankings so you can see where you stand with other players. You can also locate other players and send shout outs to friends you play with often, although they’re your enemy when it comes to Gang Wars.
Sketch Online is a Pictionary type game that takes place in a chat room. To get started you create a screen name, add a photo and pick a room. The rooms are divided by language and topic (such as types of objects, animals etc).
Each player takes a turn sketching the item given to them. As other players sketch it’s up to you to guess what the item is. If you get it correctly you and the sketcher get points. The answer is kept hidden until the end of the round. As the turn of sketcher goes around, it will eventually be your turn to sketch. You can choose between different colors, different size brushes and there’s even an option to clear the entire board if you need to start over.
If word games are your thing, join the 402, 130 (and counting) others who clicked “Like” on Facebook. Wordfeud is a kind of crossword-style word game available as a free download on the Android Market.
This multiplayer word game is a challenge. Invite friends from your contact list or play against random players.
Wordfeud supports iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android 2.2, 2.1, 1.6, and 1.5.
Now that you’ve had a chance to review the top 5 multiplayer games for Android go to the Android Market and download one or two to try them out. Once you start playing, it will be difficult to stop.
Lastly, playing the multiplayer free games, online people can co-operate or compete with each other on a big scale and also interact with players from across the globe. Rogue, Gemstone, Dungeon and Air Warrior are the first generation MMO games that are still quite popular. These MMO games create large-scale game worlds often on the same server. However, sometimes the game universe can be copied to several servers to separate the players. This is called a sharded universe. Role playing games, bulletin board games, first person shooter games, turn based strategy games, racing games and music games are different types of multiplayer online MMO games popular nowadays.
Thanks to the application of new technologies and a developing market of gaming engines Internet has opened a new world of recreation for the kids and the youth.