Updated April 7, 2020: Minor Text Tweaking
Games are great. But as is the case with most things in life, they can be a lot more fun with other people.
Whether you're stalking strangers online (wait, that sounds weird) in a tense Battle Royale, clobbering your buddies in a local multiplayer brawler, or teaming up on the same device for a an RPG adventure, playing with others takes things to the next level.
As that last paragraph suggests, multiplayer games aren't a genre in themselves. Rather, they incorporate all other genres.
But they all draw on the desire to congregate in virtual worlds and share our love for our common hobby. Or, y'know, blast a bunch of dummies into smithereens. Whatever floats your boat.
The following list of iOS multiplayer games is an eclectic thing. We dare say there's something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of how social - or antisocial - you're feeling.
Is your favourite mobile multiplayer game nowhere to be seen? Sorry. There are too many shining examples out there. But you can let us all know about it in the comments below.