Gaming is one of the things everyone knows about or at least has played sometime in their life. For the last 30 years, every generation of children has played video games. For some, their usual was Mario, for others it may have been Counter-Strike, while for the youngest people in the community, it might have been Battle Royale like PUBG or Fortnite. Game developers have been making games better and better as the years go by. While in the retro video games you could only play it with one other friend, today’s technology allows players to come together with a large number of people. We all know playing video games is ten times more fun with friends. Having a blast together while embarking on an adventure or shooting other players down with your friends, you can have your choice of fun with your buddies. Here we have a list of the top 20 PvP games of all time.
1. Apex Legends
Apex Legends released in 2019 and since then has evolved in new and exciting ways. It is one of the best Battle Royale games with its unique features. Incredible mobility, versatile playstyles, and a class-based character system make up amazing gameplay. Jumping, sliding, and dodging bullets in this fast-paced first-person shooter game is even more enjoyable with friends. From 16 “Legends” i.e. characters to choose from, each with their own unique skills gives you a heart-racing time. Pairing different skills of every individual character in your team to unlock their maximum potential gives you an edge over others. This futuristic arsenal does not have a heavy emphasis on a weapon tier system and the attachments in the game allow you to style your weapon to your preference. Playing with friends is an absolute joy. The multiplayer system to coordinate with friends has been greatly improved to facilitate better teamwork.
Fortnite is arguably one of the most beloved Battle Royale games. It hosts a large number of crossovers from the pop-culture genre and has an ever-changing map that keeps the gameplay fresh. With a lot of drivable vehicles and a unique fishing system that gives you a ton of different abilities. The building system is unique to Fortnite which revolutionizes the Battle Royale experience. Fortnite has different game modes for multiplayer options. The “Duos” allow you to pair with a buddy, while in “Squads” you can team up with 4 friends. The “Team Rumble” is insanely fun with a 50 vs 50 player match, where everyone can respawn every time. Fortnite promises to deliver a satisfying PvP/Multiplayer gameplay for you and your friends.
3. Among Us
Although it released in 2018, Among Us spread like a wildfire in 2020. The principle of the game is simple enough. One or more (depending on how many you choose) will be an imposter, whose task is to sabotage the spaceship and kill everyone on it. Other players have to repair the ship with easy puzzles and vote for who could be the imposter. if someone spots a player using vents or if they are caught “red-handed” in murder, their cover could be blown up. Despite the grim background, the gameplay is nothing short of being fun. Gather around ten of your friends and have a blast in this PvP game. The game is even better when you are on call with your friends. Join up on Discord to amp up the experience.
4. DOTA 2
DOTA 2 is one of the oldest PvP games which still has tons of players. Although the first few hours can be a real nightmare because you will be trying to figure out what is going on. If you can master it, DOTA 2 becomes one the most rewarding and intense team-multiplayer experiences. Although its unbelievable depth of information and a not-so-forgiving community gives it some hate on the internet. Given all of that, DOTA 2 is a free-to-play game with over 100 characters open after the tutorial to master. The finesse of the multiplayer game is truly noteworthy. The PvP experience (after you understand how to play) is worthwhile and addictive. The smooth matchmaking, and clear indications of what is happening to your character give you comfortable gameplay. With a lot of balance patches over the years, it has become one of the fairest free-to-play games.
5. Destiny 2
This ultimate fantasy, sci-fi first-person shooter game sure to make you have a great time. Destiny 2 offers a beautiful, vivid world with excellent quests to complete. With a variety of loots to unlock to propel your damage higher which makes the gameplay worthwhile. With different classes to choose from and team-based tactics in the multiplayer mode you better assemble your team synergies well. The Leviathan raid and The Nightfall are the best end-game content for serious Destiny 2 players. They are constantly being updated to keep the gameplay new and exciting. In Nightfall, a three-person team works together to complete different quests. The Leviathan raid has high standards, it offers new challenging enemies and puzzles, which can only be defeated by a six-player team.
6. World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is a game that needs your time and attention. The insane amount of information you need to understand and play the game is staggering. It does have an expensive subscription to access all the content. The game has seen constant updates to keep the 16-year streak alive. With the multiple worlds that it has to offer, you could play the whole game 10 times and still have a new experience altogether. It offers its players huge PvP battles and PvE dungeons. The best thing in World of Warcraft is its dungeon and raid quest. Here you and your group can get together to eliminate powerful foes. Even if your friends are not into the game, you could always make new friends online since WoW has a thriving community. Also queuing up for dungeons guarantees you won’t be ever left out.
Valorant is an fps shooter with 5v5 tactical hero shooter mechanics. Every hero has their own powers to use in matches. With stellar gunplay and unique hero characters, Valorant provides a nail-biting experience. Each 5 player team will take turns in either attacking or defending in a best of 25 rounds. Attackers carry the “spike’ or a bomb to one of the designated sites, to blow up everyone. While defenders must prevent the attackers from planting a spike or defuse it if it has already been planted. The skills for each hero can be used by using points, which are earned as you lay the match and eliminate opponents. Learning to micro-managing this in-game currency might take some time but it is worth it, thanks to the engaging and fun gameplay.
8. League of Legends
Much like the MMORPGs like DOTA, it is a strategy team play game. The huge map aka “Summoner’s rift” is a colorful dimension of its own. One major differentiating factor of this game is that you can hide in the bushes and ambush other players. more than 100 Leagues or different characters, each with their own skillset are full of personality and powers. With flashy abilities and cool gameplay makes league of legends really satisfying. With a 5 player team, you can play together with all of your friends in this classic fantasy MMORPG. There is a lot of depth and strategies you could learn while playing which keeps the gameplay fresh enough.
9. No Man’s Sky Beyond
This open-world game or rather an open-universe game is a fresh take on the genre. You can explore a whole plant, build a huge base, and then you could do all that over again in a whole new plant. Farming is a huge part of the game. After all, it takes a lot to keep a huge interstellar base and spaceship in shape. The multiplayer PvP gameplay allows for 8 players on the console and 32 players on PC! With the latest update, much of the glitches have been rectified and it promises a smooth experience. Farming for resources is sure a big pain, but you can have tons of fun with your gang chilling out on some faraway planet.
Looking for some pre-medieval combat that you can play with friends? Mordhau has got you covered! With complex melee mechanics including feints, doges, and some serious slashing, you will feel like a warrior on the battlefield in no time. Various maps and game modes keep the gameplay from getting boring. By bluffing and double bluffing your feints and attacks, you must outsmart the other players on the battlefield before they do the same to you. The different expansive maps offer a variety of battlefronts to fight in. The minimal tutorial will force you to learn in battle as you slowly master different tricks and ways to eliminate your opponents. A character creator customization helps you express yourself and lets you be however you want to be. The epic 64 player battles are a true spectacle and a joy to play.
11. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The Counter-Strike franchise has never been so popular. The CS: GO became the most popular Counter-Strike game ever to be played. It pits two teams of five players in a time chase to either plant a bomb or stop it from blowing up. It is still very popular on Steam because it is free to play, plus the requirements to run the game smoothly are relatively low as compared to modern-day fps shooter games. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the gold standards of competitive fps games. Movement sounds, gunfire are all minimalistic, giving the player the opportunity to hear the position of your enemies. With multiple unique game modes, a variety of maps, and lots of weapons makes CS: GO one of the top PvP games.
12. Rocket League
What if you and your friends loved football but got bored with FIFA? Well, Rocket League is a great option to consider. You will be basically playing football, but not with your player’s legs. Installed you’ll be playing football with race cars. As weird as it sounds, Rocket League is double the fun. While it may look like a chaotic button-smashing game, there is a considerable amount of skill needed to know how to make a score when you want to. With up to 4 players playing together, hunting becomes quite easier and more exciting. A smooth cross-platform stricter will allow you and your friends to play together on different platforms with ease.
13. Monster Hunter World
Playing through most of Monster Hunter solo is a great option, but co-op is where this game truly gives players a chance to have a wonderful experience. The more you hunt, the stronger you get! And that is faster with a few friends. There is an insane amount of content plus it is not as daunting as DOTA or World of Warcraft. The massive ecosystems for hunting are breathtaking. Each monster has its own sequence of attacks which you need to know in order to hunt them. Granted that there will be a lot of grinding but the patches added to the game have reduced the time it takes to farm resources and to craft stuff out of them.
14. For Honor
A third-person tactical action game with a hidden strategic melee attack and defense system. This attack and defense mechanism is easy to grasp but is quite demanding to master. The three playable factions of the Knights, Vikings, and Samurais each have a unique skill set and attack pattern. The multiplayer modes offer a 1v1 duel, 2v2 brawls, while the 4v4 is a bit too chaotic. The Dominion, elimination, and skirmisher modes are team-based matches. being an armor-clad warrior is not easy though. It takes much experience in mastering all the heroes. Grinding the iron currency takes some time but everything can be bought with some patience. The single-player campaign maybe not that exciting all the time but the multiplayer mode is sure to live up to your expectations.
15. Don’t Starve Together
One of the most popular wilderness survival games is now available in multiplayer because suffering together is way more fun. You start the game as a person who doesn’t know who they are and where they are. A world filled with magic and science where you must survive by farming resources and defending yourself from monsters. The two major things that you will have to juggle in this game are your sanity and hunger. Some foods restore your sanity while others are great for hunger. As you can guess, there are a variety of recipes and a complex cooking system. Your character will slowly begin to lose sanity at night, after a particular amount is lost you will be attacked by shadow creatures. Doing all this with your friends may make the dreadful world a little easier.
Hyperscape is a futuristic fast-paced FPS shooter game. Efficient fighting tactics and over-the rooftop battles add a unique perspective on the classic Battle Royale gameplay. What’s more unique though is that you don’t need to be the last one standing to win a match. While that is a popular option among players, you could also hold on to the crown, which spawns at the end of a match for 45 seconds. With wild, futuristic weapons. You can also equip any two “hacks” which are like hero abilities. Hyperspaces match can be drawn out as the option of escape from a battle is available to everyone. Hyperscapes vertically built map facilitates massive high jumps to escape or attack from above tactics. Jump on rooftops with your friends and be ready to take the crown when it pops up.
Are you tired of the traditional Battle Royale experience with guns and hero abilities? Spellbreaker is here to do just that. It is a Battle Royale game but with magic! With beautiful maps and magical abilities of six different elements to choose from, Spellbreak is a game full of wonder. You can equip two elemental gauntlets, one being the primary one which you will choose before the match and the other can be picked up from chests. Runes give you unique abilities like marking nearby enemies or flying like Ironman for increased mobility. While navigating may be a major hassle in the game, the quick movement speed of the characters makes up for it. You can play the game in solos, duos, or squads to have more fun.
18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Blowing up doors and walls to reach your enemies or landing a headshot through a crack in the wall you just made is the name of the game. In Rainbow Six: Siege. With new maps and fresh patches, the game has grown a lot over the years. The ability to make your own doors and diverse strategies to play with really makes the game worthwhile. A 5v5 match of attack and defense in compact but complex maps with various stories to use. With a lot of playable operators to choose from, makes team cooperation an emphasis in this game. A number of these operators are locked behind an annual subscription of 30 USD but the free ones are compatible enough to give you an amazing experience.
19. Titainfall 2
Bring able to fight giant mech titans while being in one yourself is not found in many games. The PvP multiplayer matches are heavy, to say the least. The movement feels smooth, while titans have been nerfed. This adds another layer to the multiplayer game as removing a core from a titan’s back will drastically reduce its health. If you give that to a friendly titan, it will generate their health and give them some shield. The six new titan classes bring in new features and skills to choose from to promote team synergy. You can customize the titans with cosmetics and skills. This sequel has very well evolved but has kept its originality.
20. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires II is a historically-based real-time strategy game. Responsive controls, well-balanced AI, a great single-player campaign, and a much loved multiplayer gameplay make it a popular PvP strategy game. Multiple expansions added to the game over the years have contributed to the ever-increasing popularity of the game. For such an old game, it is still quite in demand by old and new players alike. Each multiplayer match can feel very different depending on the playstyle of the players. Attention to detail and the music are absolutely amazing and it will hook you up in a short time.