Modern Android games let you play Multiplayer games over bluetooth, Wifi, Wifi Direct and even over the Internet via 3g / LTE / Wifi. These can be P2P games over the WLAN or over WAN (across the globe).
Here’s our list of best Multiplayer games on Android.
1. UNO has multiplayer via wifi or bluetooth. A classic card game for android.
2. Reckless Racing has online multiplayer, but not wifi. Not sure how difficult it would be to organize a game with predetermined participants.
It’s Micro Machines for the Android! Reckless Racing offers adrenaline-fueled gameplay with a slick top-down camera. Players make their way through a variety of circuits and tracks against friends and rivals.
3. Raging Thunder is even cross-platform online racing game thats fun on iOS, Android.
This cross-platform racing game allows you to go head to head online against three other racers in an arcade-style setting. Like the Need for Speed series for the console, you can also perform time trials or race against CPU-controlled opponents.
The lite version—which is free—for the Android should be enough to tide you over while you’re on the bus or the train.
Although every race is fairly short, allowing you to play it in quick bursts, It will be difficult to stop playing the game once it has its grips on you.
4. With Minecraft you can host and join LAN games. Have yet to test this out even though my daughter and I both bought this.
5. UniWar looks like a turn-based strategy game with multiplayer online capabilities.
6. Ship Combat Multiplayer
Destroy ships before enemy sinks yours!
ShipCombat Multiplayer is a free addictive game that keeps you entertained during your spare time. The game is based on the classic pen & paper battleships game. Cool features makes it different from similar games in the market.
7. Mini Squadron is a mini shooter game thats fun and has LAN multiplayer.
8. N.O.V.A. 2 HD (FPS) looks like it has what you want.
9. Pocket Legends
Pocket Legends earned critical acclaim from a variety of tech sites, including Mashable and PocketGamer for offering a good massively multiplayer experience for gamers on the go.
Players choose their character, develop their abilities and journey into a variety of dungeons alongside other players in this cooperative online game. You need not apply for a World of Warcraft subscription or own a PC to get your game on.
10. Modern Combat 2
Few first person shooters make their way onto the platform, but one of them—Modern Combat 2, from Gameloft—manages to stand apart from the rest by offering an experience that should resonate with anyone who’s ever played a Call of Duty game on the console.
Arguably a rip-off of the more popular Call of Duty series, Modern Combat 2 offers experience levels, modes and achievements. It’s surprising Activision that didn’t come up with it first.
It looks, feels, and plays like StarCraft, but until we see a StarCraft game ported to the Android, Starfront: Collision will have to satiate our hunger for a good RTS.
Like the much better StarCraft on the PC and Mac, Starfront: Collision offers three distinct races, each with their own campaign, and four-player multiplayer over Gameloft Live, where players can do battle against other players in one vs one, or cooperate in two vs two.
Dungeon Defenders is not exactly Diablo for the Android. More than that, it’s Diablo meets Tower Defense. Free on the Android Market, Dungeon Defenders offers support for cooperative four player multiplayer.
Players must build a defense while fighting off hordes of invading monsters with their personal characters. Additionally, the game also offers Player vs Player match-ups for competitive gamers.
This game will be making its way to Steam later this year in full fledged form.
13. Dungeon Hunter 2
It’s no Torchlight, but it certainly comes close. Gameloft’s Dungeon Hunter 2 is a fantastic action RPG that marries Diablo with the portability of the Android mobile.
Dungeon Hunter 2 offers a loot farming, with a streamlined system of character building. Like Torchlight and Diablo, the game is populated with randomized dungeons.
Words With Friends is Scrabble without the name. You can connect with friends through Facebook, the iPhone and just about every other platform the game exists on thanks to Zynga’s extensive reach.
15. Guerilla Bob
Guerilla Bob was first released on the iOS to critical acclaim. Offering slick controls and sweet action-based gameplay, Guerilla Bob is a homage to classic action games like Take No Prisoners and Mageslayer.
Guerilla Bob and his pals take on hordes of “infected” (zombies, really) characters throughout the maps in cooperative multiplayer. Owners of the game on the Android can also join forces with friends on the iPhone thanks to the cross-platform capability. The game is even available on the Xperia Play with twin-stick controls.
16. HomeRun Battle 3D – Runs across iOS, Android, Multiplayer game peer-to-peer over LAN.