The Best Games To Play With Friends Online
You want to play video games, but all you have is a mouse, keyboard, and a web browser. Maybe you’re at school, at work, or using a shared PC, but you still want to have a great multiplayer gaming experience.
Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best games to play with friends online, and all of them are free and playable with just your web browser of choice (though some require Flash).
We’re not gonna waste your time. Let’s jump right into it.
Similar to Agar.io, your goal is to “eat” and become as large as possible. Where Slither.io is different, however, is that you control a snake…and in order to be eaten or killed, another snake has to cross your path and cause you to run into their body. This snake can be of any size, and once you’re dead they can eat your body and gain all of your mass for their own.
This results in a faster-paced experience, where aggression is rewarded and being bigger is actually more dangerous than being smaller, since small snakes can more easily outmaneuver you and trick you into running into them. This results in a more balanced overall experience than Agar.io, but it does take a little longer to get used to.
Agar.io is perhaps the most popular entry on this list, and is one of the most simple and addictive. If you’re looking for a game that’s easy to pick up and play in short bursts, Agar.io is that game, especially if you’re new (and won’t survive longer than minutes at a time). As you get smarter and your lives get longer, it will start to take larger bites of your time, but mostly Agar.io feels fair and fun, which is important for any gaming experience.
All you have to do is eat, grow, eat bigger players and don’t get eaten yourself. Simple as it gets.
Do you like Pokemon?
If you like Pokemon battles in particular, then Pokemon Showdown is the game for you. Pokemon Showdown is a Pokemon fangame that allows you to simulate and play all kinds of Pokemon battles, against either the computer or other real-life players. While you can’t travel your favorite Pokemon worlds or go through any storylines, everything you need for a solid Pokemon battle is there, and it is a great experience.
If you’re familiar with Cards Against Humanity, you’ll feel right at home here. Pretend You’re Xyzzy is a free Cards Against Humanity clone that you can play online, with friends or with random players. It’s most fun with friends in a group voice call, but you can play with randoms if you’re bored/don’t have any friends to speak of.
If you’ve ever played Mafia with friends, Town of Salem takes this concept and turns it into a free browser-based video game. (There’s also a premium Steam version, if you want that, but that’s outside of the scope of this article.)
In Town of Salem, you’ll be either Town or Mafia. Town players vote to lynch Mafia players, but with a catch: only Mafia players know who is Mafia and who isn’t, and otherwise appear to be regular Town players. Only by investigation and interrogation can you discover who is on your side and who isn’t, and if that sounds like a good time to you, try it out!
If you like shoot-em-ups, then Realm of the Mad God is the game for you. Complete with MMO gameplay, stylized 16-bit graphics and a medieval fantasy setting, Realm of the Mad God has plenty of personality and gameplay depth to keep you coming back for more.
Transformice is a multiplayer game focused on collecting cheese. You play as a mouse whose goal is to work with other mice and build structures in order to reach said cheese, and player count can range from 1 to 16. In addition to structure-building and teamwork, other game modes open up possibilities for all kinds of gameplay scenarios, including PvP.