Best Multiplayer Browser Games in 2018

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Best Multiplayer Browser Games in 2018


Multiplayer Browser games have been trending on the internet these days. Here is a list of some of the best multiplayer browser games right now.

By Editorial Team | 28th September 2018
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2018 has been a great year for gaming and it’s not only been limited to console games. This year, several browser-based multiplayer games have either been released or started to gain major traction, and these free-to-play browser games are something any serious gamer needs to check out. They are exciting, challenging and addictive, and it is easy to plough through several hours whilst you do it.

Multiplayer browser games are trending highly online, and 2018 has seen a huge growth in their popularity. With gaming fans getting frustrated at the likes of EA locking core game content unless you buy it, it’s no wonder that more and more people are turning to browser-based games. They are free, fun, exciting and easy to play, and millions of people now spend their time playing them.

So, if you are getting bored of the typical first-person shooter or want to play on something other than your console for once, we recommend checking out some, if not all, of these games below. These are by far some of the best browser-based multiplayer games you will find anywhere online right now, and it is likely that they are only going to improve as time goes by.

Forge of Empires

Forge of Empires, released in 2012, is an exciting strategy game which has over 10 million active players. It is by far, in our opinion, the best browser game going, and it has gained something of a cult following over the years.

As a strategy game, your goal is to expand and develop your own city which begins with a tutorial during the Stone Age and ending in the future. You have limited building space at the start, however, this expands over time as the game progresses from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age all the way to the Contemporary Era and beyond.

In terms of it being multiplayer, each player has their own plot on a grid, a bit like in SimCity, and as players invest in research and development, they unlock new buildings and can expand their grids. Items and resources can also be won through events and quests, or players can buy diamonds in-order to hasten gameplay.

If you are looking for a solid strategy game which won’t be over in the blink of an eye then we highly recommend Forge of Empires, it doesn’t have over 10 million players and a solid cult following for no reason.

MS Paint Adventures

If you’re looking for something a little more modern which isn’t focussed around PvP action, then MS Paint Adventures may be a good choice. What’s great about this game is that it is so very simple yet, at the same time, it is infinitely fun to play and provides hours of entertainment, particularly if you are playing with your own friends.

It is a text-based adventure game which looks something like a web comic. Each game has its own audience which can vote on what they want to happen next in the game (this is the “text adventure” element) and each scene comes with its own image and a short description which labels each item in the room. The audience then decides the next best course of action based off this image and description and the game progresses from there.

Although it sounds complicated (and if you drop into the game without knowing anything about it, you are going to be very confused!) it’s pretty simple and if you do enough research prior to playing you will have an enjoyable experience.

This is one of many drawing-based guessing games which can be found online, and even though they are all based around the same premise, it is which is the best – it has the largest selection of words, is the most intuitive and has the biggest lobbies.

In Gartic, each player takes turns to draw a pre-determined word and then the rest of the players watching must guess what this word is. There’s only a limited amount of time to guess this word, and the faster that words are guessed, the more points are won.

The game’s interface is very simple and there are a variety of tools which can be used to draw your masterpiece. What makes this version of online Pictionary better than the rest is the fact that there are additional features like the chat box, so if you aren’t playing with your friends you still aren’t going to be 100% by yourself.

World of Tanks

Featuring mid-20th century combat vehicles, World of Tanks has been built around a model where the game is 100% free-to-play however, much like Forge of Empires, players have the option to pay for “premium” features.

World of Tanks focuses on PvP (player-vs-player) gameplay and each player has control of their own armoured vehicle. This can be anything from a light armoured vehicle to a huge and clunky heavy tank, and the aim of the game is simple: destroy the other players’ tanks. Although the premise of the gameplay is simple, it has a huge following online and millions of people participate around the world (over 75 million accounts have been registered thus far!) It is so popular, in fact, that it is an official eSports game and has been such since 2012.

To Summarize

Given the sudden surge in popularity we have seen with browser-based multiplayer games, it is likely that 2019 is going to be an even better year for them. We’re not there yet, though, so for now you are going to have to play with what’s on offer.

That’s not exactly a bad thing, however. These four games are only a tiny representation of what’s on offer, and if you spend some time to do some digging you are sure to unearth some absolute gems. With browser-based games, it’s all too easy to spend an entire day engrossed in classic adventure, something which is often missing from modern console games and big PC titles.

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  1. My boyfriend is always playing Forge of Empires. He never spends any time with me! Which must mean it’s a good game. But apparently it’s better than games. Screw gaming.