Possibly the world's first MMO platformer, ReRunners pumps new life into the autorunner with a healthy dollop of social magic. The idea is to run as fast as you can from left to right against up to five real opponents, but even if you're not the fastest there are plenty of rewards on offer.
You all know about Fortnite by now. It's the Battle Royale game that's taken over the internet. What's surprising is just how beautifully this multiplayer arena shooter-builder looks and plays on mobile.
The game that kicked off the whole Battle Royale craze comes to mobile, and it's surprisingly faithful to the source. Whether you're flying solo or riding shotgun with a crew of four, this is a brilliant multiplayer shooter.
Dreii is a beguilingly odd game that gives you a range of physics puzzles that must solved by dragging around a bunch of shapes behind your little craft. Many of these puzzles will need the silent assistance of other players, who will be scooting around the same levels.
There's no multiplayer experience quite like Spaceteam. It turns four Bluetooth-linked iOS devices into the malfunctioning control panels of a doomed spaceship, and you must cooperate with your friends to to fly the thing.
Clash of Clans is the ultimate freemium world-building game on mobile, but it's also a great multiplayer game. You can forge allegiances with other players, but the main appeal is in the well-calibrated matchmaking and battle system.
Touchdowners is a classic Colin Lane game - chaotic, relentlessly hilarious, knock-about fun with only a passing nod to actual sport. This 2D approximation of American football really comes alive in multiplayer.
The developer of Mucho Party, GlobZ, understands what makes a great same-handset multiplayer title. It's a series of one-on-one mini-games that utilise the touchscreen brilliantly - and will probably have you fighting your opponent here in the real world too.
World of Tanks was a massive multiplayer PC game that became a massive multiplayer Xbox 360 game. Now it's a massive multiplayer mobile game, offering a superbly tactical brand of real time tank warfare.
Another mobile MOBA effort, Vainglory might be a much trickier beast to play than Call of Champions, but vitally it has the hardcore vote. This means you'll never be short of some serious online competition. It looks stunning, too.