20 best online games to play with friends on mobile and PC

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Having game options up your sleeve to have fun online with friends is a way to enjoy in a group without leaving home. After all, there is no shortage of cool games to play on PC or Android and iOS phones.

has gathered the 20 best free games to spend time with friends, even from a distance. They range from browser classics such as online chess to trendy titles such as Fortnite and LoL. Check out!

gartic.io


Gartic.io is one of those games where one participant draws a picture and the others have to guess. Available online, for Android and iPhone, it allows you to create private rooms and send the link for your friends to join.


Each room holds up to 50 players and it is possible to establish the number of points needed for someone to become the champion.

  • gartic.io (free): Web | Android | iOS

StopotS

StopotS | The best way to play Stop! (Adedanha, Adedonha)

Stop, adedanha, adenhonha or name-place-object. The names are many, but the game is the same: a letter is drawn and players have to indicate words that start with it. With StopotS, you can compete against strangers or create a room to play with friends.

User can invite up to 50 participants and set the number of rounds (limit is 18). There is also the option to choose the game time, themes and if you want to exclude any lyrics from the draw.

When everything is ready, just share the link with whoever you want. The one with the most points at the end of all rounds wins, which only end when the first one says Stop or if time runs out.


  • StopotS (free): Web | Android | iOS

Among Us


In Among Us, players are astronauts about to return from a mission and come across an alien imposter. Your team's objective is to discover the infiltrator by voting for the suspects as they continue to perform duties on the ship.

The best thing is to act as soon as possible, after all, the liar's task is to kill everyone. The game supports 4 to 10 people online or in local mode (via Wi-Fi).

  • Among Us (free, with in-game purchases): Android | iOS

Fortnite

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Fortnite is a co-op shooter where you can assemble a squad with your friends to face other teams. The battle arena initially gathers 100 players. One by one, they must be eliminated, until only one winning team remains.

Choose the place on the map where you want to start. Then, eliminate rivals and keep an eye on the game zone, which gets smaller over time. To protect yourself and your teammates, you need to find weapons and ammunition, as well as gather materials and build strategic forts.

  • Fortnite (free, with in-game purchases): Windows | android

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)

CS:GO is the fourth title in the first-person shooter franchise. The game became famous precisely for being one of the first to allow online play between friends.


In Classic mode, two teams of 5 play each other in a best-of-30 competition. The first team to win 16 matches is the winner. There is also the Casual mode (with only one round), 8 against 8, individual against the machine, among others.


  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (free, with in-game purchase options): Windows/ macOS/ Linux

Risk: Global Domination

Risk is a world-renowned board game that has a gameplay very similar to the game War. At the beginning of the game, each player is given territory goals to conquer. To do this, they need to strategize and rely on luck in the dice.

Whoever achieves three goals first becomes the winner. The digital version of this classic allows you to play online with friends, but also against random players.

  • Risk: Global Domination (free, with in-app purchases): Windows | macOS | Android | iOS

Questioned

Trivia is a trivia game that lets you challenge your Facebook friends or play alone. The questions divided into six categories: Science, Entertainment, Sport, Art, Geography and History. Whoever gets all six crowns first wins.

  • Questioned (free, with in-app purchases): Facebook | Android | iOS

Mario Kart Tour

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The racing game Mario Kart Tour has a multiplayer mode that allows you to compete with up to seven people at the same time. If you want to compete with friends, online or locally, you must create a private group.


Friends can be added to the game's roster via your Nintendo Account. Or by linking your Facebook or Twitter accounts and looking for users who are also playing.

  • Mario Kart Tour (free, with in-game purchases): Android | iOS

5. Agar.io

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Simple yet addictive, Agar.io lets you control a cell in a lab culture plate. Your goal is to "eat" other cells while escaping the larger ones that want to devour you.

There are four game modes: FFA, Battle Royale, Teams and Experimental. To invite your friends to the game, create a Party Mode and share the room link with them.

  • Agar.io (free, with in-app purchases): Web | Android | iOS

megagames

MegaJogos is a platform that brings together dozens of classic games in one place. The service has board games such as Dominoes, Risque e Risque, Checkers, Ludo and Chess.

If you prefer cards, you can choose one of the 16 modes available, such as Buraco, Sueca, Truco and Mau Mau. To play with people you know, you'll have to add them as friends in the app and then invite them to matches by searching for their username.

  • megagames (free, but offers purchases): Windows | macOS | Android | iOS

Gartic Phone

The Gartic Phone is a modern take on the classic cordless phone. Once the game starts, each user must type a sentence, which will be drawn by other participants.

The illustration will be sent to a third person, who will try to guess the sentence. The guess is shared with another participant, who will make a new doodle from it. In the end, everyone can check what the initial text was and how the sequence ended.

To play with friends, simply create a private room and share the link with up to 30 people.

  • Gartic Phone (free): web

Uno

UNO also has an online version to call your own. The game can be played virtually with friends on PC or cell phone.

The objective is only one: to finish with the cards that are in your hands before the other competitors. To gain an advantage, you can have others take cards from the table or go a round without playing.

The desktop edition requires participants to have a Facebook account. On the smartphone, all players must have the app, available for Android and iPhone, installed.

  • Uno: Web (Facebook) | Android | iOS

PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile is the official version of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds for mobile. In this battle royale style game, your objective is to be the last survivor in an arena where you literally parachute down.

You can compete in individual mode against 99 other people online, or build your team in Team Elimination mode. To create your squad, your friends just need to be online to search for them by name on the lobby screen.

  • PUBG Mobile (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

League of Legends (LoL)

League of Legends, also known as LoL, is one of the most popular multiplayer strategy games in the world. In it, your team faces another team, in a 5v5 dispute, with the mission to destroy each other's bases.

It is necessary to choose the best routes and think tactically. Only then will you have a chance to defeat rival troops, go through turrets and inhibitors, and finally finish off the enemy's Nexus.

  • League of Legends (LoL): Windows | macOS

Apex Arena

Apex Arena is an online shooter that offers two game modes. In Battle Royale, your mission is to be the last survivor among 60 players. In Arena style, you need to assemble your team to duel against other teams of 3 competitors.

To win, you'll have to combine the powers of your Legend with those of the characters chosen by your squad. Don't forget to collect weapons and equipment to defeat opponents.

In team games, the title stands out for not limiting the communication of members to voice chat. With the ping tool, strategies can be combined just by pointing to points on the map, indicating the desired action.

  • Apex Arena (free): Windows | PS4 | Xbox | Nintendo Switch

Alone Together

This one is for those who enjoy escape room-style thinking games. Alone Together is an online escape room where you and a friend need to be in constant communication to solve the riddles.

All you have to do is choose a different room and talk to each other through the chat program of your choice. But attention: you cannot share the screen with each other.

Due to the richness of details in the images and the lack of an integrated chat, it is recommended to play on devices with larger screens.

  • Alone Together (free): web

Golf Battle

How about a little game of golf without leaving home? With Golf Battle it is possible to compete with up to 6 Facebook friends or thousands of strangers online. The game has well-crafted 3D graphics and realistic physics.

This means that you need to manage the power and angle of each shot well. Whoever hits the hole with the fewest moves wins the round. According to your performance, you get prizes to customize your equipment.

  • Golf Battle (free, but offers in-app purchases): Android | iOS

Path of Exile

Considered the successor to Diablo II, Path of Exile is an action RPG game set in the dark continent of Wraeclast. Exiled to a place full of sinister creatures, his desire is to exact revenge on those who expelled him from his homeland.

It is possible to choose the character from one of the six available classes and customize it in various ways. In addition to facing opponents from all over the world in real time, you can invite a friend to your party and go together to the same combat zones.

  • Path of Exile (free, but offers in-app purchases): Windows | XBox | PS4

Chess

I miss saying checkmate, huh, my daughter? Know that it is possible to invite a friend to play chess online. The Lichess.org website allows you to create a room to play with someone you know.

Just choose the variant, the pace of the game (matching, real-time or unlimited) and select the color of the pieces. Then just share the link and let the fun begin.

  • lichess.org (free): web

Battleship

Naval Battle is a classic that has conquered different generations to pass the time in moments of boredom. Battleship takes the traditional version of the game to PC, both in terms of visuals and rules.

You can play against a random opponent or a friend. In this case, just copy the generated link and send it to him. Despite the simple layout, the game allows you to chat with the rival in a private chat, as well as activate or deactivate the audio. Whoever sinks the opposing fleet first wins.

  • Battleship (free): web

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