2020 has been a rough year for all of us. So, to lighten your mood, this year we bring an exciting list of games that you can play online with your friends, all the while observing social distancing. Gear up your gaming equipment and make sure that you are connected to a high-speed internet connection because some of the games mentioned below require a stable internet service that easily powers the graphics and gameplay with minimum latency. If you are looking for fast and reliable internet service, then click here and subscribe to one of the best internet plans available in your area. With that said, let us shed some light on the best online PC games that you can enjoy with your friends and family.
Release Date: March 2017
Take control of a Japanese anime-style combatant android in this role-playing action game. This one has all the complexities in the plotline that will keep even the most revered of mecha-worshippers absorbed for hours. The storyline is great and so is the combat system, and for this, the game itself received favorable reviews. With several nominations and awards won, it stands as one of the best games in recent years and winning the Best Score/ Music Award at The Game Awards in 2017.
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: May 2016
We simply cannot express our gratitude to the developers for making this amazing FPS multiplayer game. The gameplay involves 6 players being assigned to one team while that team battles with another team online. With over 20 characters to choose from, each with their own unique design and style of play, teams battle in an online arena for control and governance on the game’s map. With over 30 major award wins from a total of 53 nominations, the game already has a lot of legacy from a jubilant and vivacious community of fans across the world.
Developer: Amanita Design
Release Date: March 2016
Unique artistic style and high-definition graphics make this one visually stunning to look at. A point and click adventure game with more than 300,000 titles sold during its initial release, the plot of the game revolves around a gnome who travels between 5 planets and four moons while solving puzzles. The game comes with its own system of hints to get the player going on the quest for the strange flute that fell from the sky. Overall, the game received positive reviews from critics and the gaming community for its well-committed design and engaging gameplay.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Developer: CD Projekt Red
Release Date: May 2015
The sequel to The Witcher game of 2011, this third-person perspective action role-playing game pitches you against monsters, unworldly beings, and magical creatures. The player takes control of an exceptional hunter with superhuman abilities who has vowed to protect his adopted daughter ‘Ciri’ from worldly influences – the rich and power-hungry. Winning over 76 awards with over a hundred nominations from major reviewers and industry critics, we selected this game due to its outstanding gameplay and gripping plotline. It may well be the most awarded game on our list and has received 800 nominations in total from around the globe.
Developer: Thekla Inc.
Release Date: January 2016
A puzzler set in the 3D environment offering a first-person perspective, it won critical acclaim on its initial release. As an unnamed character, the player is designated to explore a virtual island with various manmade and natural structures. Each time you solve a puzzle, a new area is unlocked for you to explore. Though it was able to win The Game of the Year Award from Giant Bomb in 2016 out of a total of 21 nominations, critics praised the game as a true masterpiece in its own right and great for new players with their learning curves.
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release Date: October 2016
The sequel to its famed predecessor, this first-person shooting game puts the player in control of military personnel trained in armed combat. The plot revolves around the player raiding an alien planet where aliens and the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation must be defeated to ensure galactic peace. Having won the Game Critic’s Best Online Multiplayer Award in 2016, the game is expected to maintain a strong following from the gaming community due to its overall praise and positive reviews.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Developer: Machine Games
Release Date: October 2017
This first-person perspective action-adventure is a hack n’ slash shooting game all tied into one clever plotline and gameplay setting. The player takes control of William Blazkowicz, a war veteran who must fight his way through Nazi forces to win the freedom of his wife and newly born twins. This alternate history where the Nazis won the Second World War makes this game into quite an experience for players who love to battle it out on the virtual planes against the most terrifying military forces ever to have walked the earth.
That is it for now, we have concluded our present list of the games you should play this year with your friends. The gaming industry has grown over the years and new technologies will become incorporated into our favorite video games. 2021 is a great year for gaming as new titles will emerge this summer, but you do not have to wait, you can play the aforementioned games that offer an exciting and engaging experience with multiplayer options. Hit the servers and become the best gamer on the virtual plane.