Brilliant Online Games You Should Try

Online gaming is an excellent way to keep yourself occupied and do something fun – but it is also a great way to keep in contact with friends and family, and also meet new people. 

Thanks to things like headsets and microphones, servers, and Discord, you can chat as you play through different games, work together as a team or against each other in competition, and while away your spare time in the comfort of your own home but also surrounded by people in the virtual world. 

If you are looking for some ideas of games that you can play with other people, then the following online games are perfect for both multiplayer fun as well as competitive versus games. 


Everyone loves playing games, and poker is a global favourite. Playing poker online is a great way to spend time with friends and even make new ones, at the major online operators, you can play traditional games like Texas Hold’Em, or play other variations of the game – all while chatting and bantering with your friends.  

Party Animals

This is a relatively new title on the list and combines a competitive series of minigames that are physics based, and they can be played online with others or in a local split screen. What makes this popular is that the characters that you can play as are cute and cuddly creatures – with an almost Goat Simulator-stye of gameplay. 

Mariokart 8 Deluxe

Mariokart is one of those games that is both nostalgic and challenging – and this edition brings out the best of old-school racing games with updated graphics, tracks, and mechanics. Although only available on Nintendo Switch, friends with the console can play against each other, as well as getting lots of DLC and a seasonal Booster Course Pass. 

Dead by Daylight

Horror games are excellent fun – and this one has stood the test of time as one of the most popular multiplayer games out there. In Dead by Daylight, four players are survivors who need to fix generators to be able to escape from the game area – whilst being hunted by a killer. Players love when the developers bring out collaborations with franchises like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Nightmare on Elm Street.


Minecraft is a game that reminds us that not everything needs to be in ultra-high definition and graphics don’t have to be realistic for a game to be fun and popular. Minecraft is a game that offers players the opportunity to build anything that they want – and working together means that you can put together a whole new world in 8-bit cubes. 

GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto is a much-loved title, and for players who have completed the main storyline in GTA5, the launch of the online game gives players the ability to create their own characters in San Andreas or Los Santos. You can interact with NPCs and player-controlled characters, work in drug dealing and gun running with your friends or even become Batman thanks to the PC mods that are available. 

Mortal Kombat 1

There is nothing quite like a fighting game for the competitive friends, and Mortal Kombat as a series is an excellent choice – but this newest iteration might be the best in many ways. 

Following the story from MK11, this game is a ‘reboot’ – which means that you can now play with the original characters with all new game mechanics and updated graphics – it has never been more fun to obliterate your friends in martial arts battles. 


If you haven’t heard of Fortnite, you have probably been living under a rock. This is a battle royale-type game; one hundred players are thrown from a plane and must build and battle to be the last man standing. You can play solo or as part of a team, and by finding supplies and places to hide you can work towards earning the coveted ‘Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.’

Jackbox Games

If you like party games, you’ll love Jackbox Games. This is a party games pack that is played online, and all your friends and family can join in from their own homes using a browser or their smartphone. Games can include things like trivia quizzes, drawing and charades, and you’re guaranteed a fun night with some crazy experiences. 

Rocket League

Another older game – yet still just as popular – Rocket League is an amalgamation of a driving game and a football game that looks like the strangest concept on paper but works surprisingly well as a team game. Choose a wacky vehicle and team up with friends to take on the dome-based driving mechanics to play football – and score goals – against your opposition. You’ll need to be able to drive upside down, tackle, and cope with the way the huge ball rolls about to make the most of the game.

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