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11 cross-platform mobile multiplayer games that can be played with friends

If you and your friends can’t agree that Android or iOS is better for mobile gaming, don’t worry. There is really no need to choose between them since everyone can play cross-platform games on both operating systems.

So, next time you’re looking for a multiplayer game to play with friends, try these cross-platform mobile games.

1. Spaceteam

 

Spaceteam is one of the games on this list that requires all your friends to be in the same physical space.

In Spaceteam, you and your friend are on the crew of a spaceship, and everything is going wrong. To stay on course, you’ll need to cooperate by shouting different crazy space commands at each other. Speed and chaos keep climbing until you all inevitably crash and die, only to earn medals after death. However, it’s interesting because it’s ongoing.

Download: Spaceteam for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

2. Words With Friends 2

 

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Words With Friends is more of an update.

And, of course, there’s the regular Words With Friends experience you’re used to, where you and your friends or online strangers take turns trying to accumulate points on the board by spelling Scrabble-style words.

However, while Words With Friends 2 retains what you loved about the first version, it adds some new patterns to different challenges.

Lightning Round pitted two teams of five against each other to see who could get a certain score in the fastest time. Single-player challenges let you play against challenging robots to win virtual prizes. Finally, Words With Friends Live adds HQ trivia questions to your game.

Download: Words With Friends 2 for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

3. Vainglory

 

Similar to League of Legends MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), Vainglory lets you team up against other players or robots in 5v5 or 3v3 mode.

Choose from over 40 heroes and go head-to-head with another team to destroy their vanity crystals before they destroy yours. Travel through the jungle to destroy enemy turrets and minions, use your special abilities, and work together as a team.

Download: Vainglory for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

4. Teamfight Tactics

 

Riot Games’ automatic board game titles offer the familiar League of Legends championship rivalry experience. Draft and play champions while aiming to create the best team.

With full cross-platform support, play normal or qualifying with your friends as you learn the best synergies and projects to work with. It’s also one of the best multiplayer PvP games on PC!

Download: Teamfight Tactics for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

5. Minecraft

 

Originally called the Pocket Edition, the mobile version of Minecraft is almost identical to the PC version. The only big difference is that you can’t connect to third-party MODs or use third-party servers. Also, normally, any updates to Minecraft don’t appear on mobile until later.

That said, mobile is a great way to experience Minecraft on the go.

However, playing Minecraft alone is not fun. Regardless of the platform, Minecraft is built to socialize, and its cross-compatibility lets you play with your friends.

Download: Minecraft for iOS | Android ($6.99 [iOS], $7.49 [Android], in-app purchases available)

6. Hearthstone

 

Real-life trading card games are fun, but online trading card games allow you to do things like summon demons and blow up your booster packs.

Developed by Blizzard and set in World of Warcraft, Hearthstone is a strategy game that lets you collect cards, build decks, and duel with friends. It’s free, but you can buy new card packs to give yourself an extra edge.

With periodic expansions, tournaments, and challenges, there’s always a reason to return to Hearthstone. Play as your friends in the arena or fight strangers to improve your ranking.

Download: Hearthstone for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

7. Pokémon Go

 

When it debuted, Pokémon Go broke the glass ceiling of AR (augmented reality) games, bringing pocket monsters to the real world. You and your friends can take your smartphone, whether it’s Android or iOS, to explore the real world.

Download: Pokémon Go for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

8. PUBG Mobile

 

The world’s classic battle royale game can be used on almost any platform you can think of, including iOS and Android.

While the mobile version of Fortnite also solves this problem, accessing Fortnite on Android and iOS requires an extra step to enable teamwork across hybrid platforms. In contrast, PUBG Mobile offers direct downloads for Android and iOS devices. But if you’re looking for an equally strong, ready-to-go competitor, PUBG Mobile definitely delivers.

In addition, with usually less than 30 minutes of match time, it is one of the simpler mobile games to play online with your friends.

Download: PUBG Mobile for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

9. Super Stickman Golf 3

 

Take part in this simple and fun golf tournament and play a quick nine holes before lunch.

While the single-player mode itself is fun, Stickman Golf offers two different multiplayer modes. You can play in match mode to see the speed of each hole, or you can take turns in turn-based mode. Moreover, you can play locally or online.

You can’t download Super Stickman Golf 3 directly from the Google Play Store, but you can add it to your device through the developer’s APK file.

Download: Super Stickman Golf 3 for iOS | Android – APK File (Free, in-app purchases available)

10. Old School RuneScape

 

Ready to tackle nostalgia with friends? As one of the first accessible MMORPGs, many gamers will miss RuneScape. Whether you’re ready to fish, mine, or fight, you can continue your adventure with all your friends in a true cross-play format.

Download: Old School RuneScape for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

11. League of Legends: Wild Rift

 

If you’ve always been a fan of Riot Games’ League of Legends series, it was previously impossible to travel to the Rift with friends on your phone. While League of Legends: Wild Rift doesn’t support cross-play with PC players, Android and iOS users can line up as a two, three, or full five-player party as you target enemy relationships. With the release of Riot’s MOBA phone, you can now play full mobile games with your friends.

Download: League of Legends: Wild Rift for iOS | Android (Free, in-app purchases available)

Enjoy the game

The list above features some of the best cross-platform multiplayer games that can be played on mobile devices. With these tested games, you can get more happy time with your friends just by completing the installation!