If you want to play an online FPS on mobile, there's one stand-out champion right now. Guns of Boom has the most streamlined controls, the tightest maps and the most satisfying gunplay - and it runs well on a whole range of Android hardware.
Hearthstone is pretty much the undisputed CCG champ on any platform. But beyond that it's just a superb multiplayer game, inviting you to engage in a constant stream of tactical turn-based battles against real life opponents.
Clash Royale effectively reset the rules for online mobile games, offering deeply strategic real-time competitive matches that could be blasted through in minutes. It's a little bit MOBA, a little but CCG, but all brilliant.
Mario might have elbowed into the mobile platformer sphere of late, but ReRunners is arguably the more interesting example of the format. That's because it features an unusual massively multiplayer race mechanic at its core, ensuring each bout is a riot of tense competitive action.
The biggest mobile MOBA of them all, Vainglory is a much trickier beast to play than Call of Champions. However, that means that it has the crucial hardcore vote, which means you won't be short of strong online competition to play against.
We're not quite sure how to categories Dreii, other than 'a really good co-operative multiplayer puzzler'. You must drag a bunch of shapes into position using your little craft, but many instances require the assistance of passing strangers.
And now for something completely different. Spaceteam requires four Bluetooth-linked Android devices to act as the (frequently malfunctioning) control panels of a doomed spaceship. You and up to three friends will need to cooperate and coordinate to avert disaster.
You might think of Clash of Clans as a casual city builder, but above all it's a great multiplayer game. Its well-calibrated matchmaking and battle system, and the ability to form allegiances, are all key to its enduring appeal.
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.
This brilliant multiplayer game owes more than a small debt to air hockey. Pktball, however, ramps up the pace and the required skill level, which of course makes for a compelling same-handset multiplayer game.
There have been plenty of noble failures in the attempt to bring the competitive online shooter genre to mobile. Afterpulse is a rare success, adopting a third person view and pumping out some stunningly intense gun battles.
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.
There are plenty of .io games on the App Store, but few are as polished or as gleefully tactile as Axe.io. Guide your viking warrior around a compact arena, lobbing axes at all the other players whilst getting steadily stronger.
Now this is how you make a great same-handset multiplayer title. Mucho Party's one-on-one mini-games utilise the touchscreen brilliantly, and will probably have you fighting your opponent here in the real world too.
You can play Minecraft in single player, of course. But the spirit of the game lies very much in freeform creative collaboration, as you join your fellow players in building something wonderful (and blocky).