August 28, 2021: Updated the best mobile multiplayer games for Android - New titles and download links added, replaced a few outdated ones.

We often talk about genres on this list. The best RPGs, the best Android shooters, the best strategy games for Android.

But the exciting thing about Android multiplayer games is that we can draw from all of those genres.

Not to mention the fact that there are a number of different forms of multiplayer. You've got shared-handset, local multi-handset, and online multiplayer. You could probably assemble a separate list for each of these.

All of which is to say that this list has been an exercise in whittling down a broadly eclectic list of games to just 28. We can't hope to be comprehensive. What we can offer, however, is a rounded overview of the Android multiplayer games scene.

The only rule that we're setting for ourselves is that the games feature social play as a core component. Oh, and that that they're really good. Obviously. You are one blue button away from the list of best multiplayer games for Android, just click on it and let's start!

Original post by Jon Mundy, updated by Pocket Gamer Staff