The current nationwide lockdown has all of us collectively singing, "hello boredom, my old friend". Thankfully our actual friends are there to rescue us from pulling our hair out, just to have something to do. And like most things in life, it's a two-way street. So, the next time you and your gang happen to be free at the same time, with nothing particularly important, or interesting, to do on your agenda, here are 5 multi-player mobile games you can play together to fight boredom in solidarity!
*Starts belting We Are All In This Together from High School Musical"
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1. Asphalt 8: Airborne
This game is packed with every single feature that makes high-paced arcade racing games, so much fun. Expect turbo-charged action, adventurous tracks to virtually glide on with the squad, and an assortment of fancy cars to unlock. You can get up to 8 friends to participate in a race, and the multiplayer online game is available on both iOS and Android!
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2. Clash Of Clans
Ever since it was first released (for iOS) in 2012, this game took up permanent residency in most lists of best online multiplayer games, and with the android release in 2013, it's loyal fan base only seemed to multiply tenfold. This freemium mobile strategy video game combines skilful planning, resource management, high-octane action, and unremitting fun, into one exciting bundle that you can share with your best friends during this lockdown.
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3. Tip-Off Basketball 2
If sports is what brings you and your gang together, here's a fun, laid-back game you can enjoy together. Arguably one of the best mobile basketball simulation games out there, you begin the game with one simple, but fundamental aim. And that is to collect as many points as you can, by managing to dunk your ball into the basket as many times as you can. You can either choose a training mode, or play on the network with friends from anywhere in the world. Best of both worlds, anyone?
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4. Fun Run 2
Okay, I'll have to be honest here. My first glance at this game, and its cutesy graphics, did not lead to high gaming experience expectations. But a few threats from my best friends forcing me to install the game, and a couple of sessions with the squad later, my verdict has entirely changed. And by that, I mean I am addicted to this colourful multiplayer arcade game. And by that, I mean help me put my phone down, please, it's been three straight days.
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5. Vendetta Online
This incredible, high-voltage online space game is full of possibilities, most of which culminate in staying entertained for hours on end. Take control of your very own spacecraft, right from your living room, and hop aboard a thrilling journey through the cosmos with the gang. From collecting resources, to reselling them and from becoming a space pirate to robbing all the hard workers, this game goes beyond the world, and makes the universe your new oyster instead!
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Install the game, invite your friends and start practising your "noob' and "owned" in front of the mirror for best results.