30 Highly Addictive iPhone Multiplayer Games

November 26, 2012 · 51 comments

by Lars

iPhone multiplayer games

Online multiplayer games have been a hit for a very long time and for a reason. Consider MMORPG Games like e.g. World of Warcraft having 11+ million paying subscribers and games like FarmVille played on the social media site Facebook having 46 million monthly users. These games have made it clear that people like games and that it is typically much more fun and challenging to play games with or against other people. Latest development in mobile devices like e.g. the iPhone 4 and 5 makes it possible and really fun to play games any time and anywhere. Further with several million iPhone’s sold by now, there’s a good chance you can find a friend or a co-op partner to play with online. Actually there are plenty iPhone multiplayer games available and they are typically sold at a very low prize in the App Store. Whether your pal is across the room from you, in another country, or even in another time zone should not matter much. There are different options available. You can play over local WiFi where all players connect over the same hub or use Global WiFi and 3G games letting you compete from anywhere. For this article I have created a list of the best iPhone multiplayer games allowing you to play with other people on the move. Enjoy! Apps and games for the iPhone are great but don’t miss out on these iPhone 4 Cases and iPhone 5 Cases. They protect your iPhone and makes it look great! It is so popular now to create apps and games – have you ever considered learning how to make an iPhone App yourself?

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Clash of Clans

Clash of Clans

Lead your clan to victory! Clash of Clans is an epic combat strategy game. Build your village, train your troops and battle with thousands of other players online! (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad). Be careful however, this is one of the games that I have had a hard time putting away again… And it is tricky and time consuming if you are not willing to spend diamonds!

Slice HD

Slice HD

This is a great game to play with 2 or even more people. You have to move the blades out of the way carefully with your fingers to punch the buttons underneath. As the levels get more complex you need more and more fingers and quick reactions to avoid getting ‘sliced’. The sound and splatter effects are so good that we found ourselves jerking our hands away while playing because we actually felt like we were going to get cut. Great game to gather people around.

Dark Legends

Dark Legends is a FREE vampire horror adventure and 3D Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). In this bloody addition to Spacetime Studios’ Legends games, Vampires have been hunted to the brink of extinction by human supremacists that have called on evil supernatural creatures for help. You are the last line of defense and will undertake missions for the Vampire Nation to dominate or utterly destroy your enemies. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard

Shadow Vanguard is a more strategic take on the first person shooter. It emphasizes cover and teamwork much more than games like Eliminate. There is a death match as well as a cooperative mode but the lack of voice chat makes the co-op mode very difficult for a gameplay mechanic that requires precise timing and teamwork. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Hay Day

Hay Day

I have heard of entire families that turned to Hayday for playing together, sharing resources, production etc. to get a shipment out the door… It is about setting up a farm from scratch by harvesting crops and building bakeries, sugar mills and dairies that turn your fresh produce into wholesome goods. You can trade with your friends at your very own Farmer’s Market. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad). The game is a bit aggressive to get you connected on Facebook, but it is not a requirement!

Mike V: Skateboard Party HD Lite

Skateboard Party

The only HD skateboarding game available! Play with your friends using the multiplayer mode, complete achievements, gain experience and upgrade your skaters. Customize your outfits, shoes, board, trucks, wheels and bearings. Challenge skaters from all over the world using Game Center leaderboards.

Tiny Wings

Tiny Wings

You have always dreamed of flying – but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beautiful hills. Use the hills as jumps – slide down, flap your wings and fly! At least for a moment – until this annoying gravity brings you back down to earth. But the next hill is waiting for you already. Watch out for the night and fly as fast as you can.

Armada: Galactic War

Armada: Galactic War

Armada has a true world-wide multi-player system! Choose your Armada and prepare for war in this revolutionary four player online 3D Real Time Strategy game. Battle to get new upgrades and become the most powerful and fearsome Armada in the galaxy!

FIFA SOCCER 13 by EA SPORTS

Featuring 30 leagues, 500 licensed teams, and more than 15,000 players. From the English Premiership and La Liga, to the German Bundesliga and beyond – take the superstars of football on the pitch in Quick Match, Manager or the brand new Online Multiplayer and Tournament game modes as you dominate your league and march toward glory in 32 authentic stadiums. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Star Legends

Star Legends

This online role-playing game allows players to tackle quests with others all over the world. A player can auction items and acquire special equipment, just like the traditional MMORPG games, but now it can be played during the morning commute. The game is free, with no subscription costs, and as a bonus, is a universal app on iOS. Player accounts are cross-compatible with Android, making it possible to play as the same character on both devices. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Asphalt 7: Heat

Drive 60 different cars from the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin, including the legendary DeLorean. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Pocket Legends

pocket legends

Pocket Legends is a ground-breaking and unique Mobile MMORPG, or ‘massively-multiplayer online role-playing game’ where you will join millions of players from around the world. Cooperate to undertake wild adventures in creepy dungeons, frigid mountain peaks, and steamy swamps! What will your path look like in this unique fantasy epic? Assume the role of a powerful bear-like Ursan Warrior, mystical Elf Enchantress, or Avian Archer. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Call of Duty: Zombies

Call of Duty: Zombies

Four Massive Zombie Maps. One Great New Price. Now includes the ALL-NEW fan favorite, Der Riese, the largest, most feature-rich Zombie map to date. This is the ultimate Co-op experience for the iPhone/iPod Touch! (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Worms 2: Armageddon

worms 2

Grab your grenades and prepare for battle, as the worms are back, bigger and better than ever in Worms™2: Armageddon! The best-selling turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon is back on the App Store for iPhone and iPad with new weapons, brand new customization options and of course, more explosions! Get ready for the ultimate installment! With many games modes available, there is something for everyone. Battle against 3 other friends in high-octane multi-player action or take on the solo campaign in a bid to become the ultimate mercenary worm!(Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

JAM

NBA Jam

Jam with all 30 NBA teams and your favorite NBA stars! Unlock legends from the classic arcade era like Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Dr. J, Scott Skiles, Karl Malone, Detlef Schrempf, and Danny Manning – plus some secret players you can only get on iOS. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Street Fighter IV Volt

Street Fighter IV Volt

This modern entry of Capcom’s famous fighting game series has an elaborate, near-console quality iOS version. The Volt version enables online play, allowing for battle between two players anywhere in the world. Capcom has also shown a commitment to post-release support by adding new content and addressing technical online play issues. Those who fear that a fighting game won’t work on a touch screen as well will be pleasantly surprised to maneuver Street Fighter mobile play.

UNO

UNO

Classic card game Uno might be forever associated with scary men showing their privates over Xbox Live cameras but, if you can disassociate the game with streaming nudity and Gamerpoints, remember it’s still a fun game about cards and shouting words really loudly. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

2XL ATV Offroad

2xl Offroad

Aside from Real Racing 2, 2XL ATV is one of the most solid racing games on the App Store. The off-road setting is a nice change of pace from many of the road racing games available. The graphics aren’t quite as pretty here as they are in Real Racing but they’re still very respectable. Tons of tracks, a bunch of uniform and ATV customization options and online leaderboards and statistics round out a top notch multiplayer experience. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Order & Chaos Online

order and chaos

Finally a true real-time, full-3D MMORPG comes to the App Store: Explore a vast heroic fantasy world and join thousands of players in this massively multiplayer online experience that pushes the boundaries of epic! (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus

Pegasus

Probably the best single-player FPS on this list, Black Pegasus also has a strong multiplayer component. Up to 10-player battles are possible in a bunch of different modes. The standard deathmatch and CTF modes are here but you also get the classic bomb defuse and team battles as well. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

NOVA2

N.O.V.A. is frequently referred to as ‘Halo for iPhone’ and that comparison is pretty accurate. It’s gameplay is less realistic than Black Pegasus or Shadow Vanguard, with the same bouncy feel that Halo movement has. There’s good gameplay here though and it’s a bit more forgiving than those other games because of the speed of motion. There’s a ranking and perks system in place for incentive to keep playing. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Real Racing 2

real racing

Get ready for the most exhilarating handheld racing experience! Take control of 30 officially licensed cars, each with unique performance characteristics. Feel the thrill of authentic pack racing action in an incredible 16-car grid – the first on iOS! (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Homerun Battle 3D

homerun

Homerun Battle 3D! This 2011 season, the Grand Slam continues! (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

UniWar HD

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Uniwar has been around on the App Store for a long time and was one of the first asynchronous strategy games available. It’s graphics are dated and the strategies involved are fairly simplistic, but as millions of Starcraft players still playing matches on the original can tell you, it’s the human component that makes it fun. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Starfront – Collision

starfront collision

The best real-time strategy is now at your fingertips! Starfront: Collision, the epitome of RTS gameplay with gorgeous HD graphics and a competitive 4-player multiplayer, finally hits the App Store! (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Archetype

archtype

Instead of the freemium model of Eliminate, Archetype has you pay up front but delivers a pretty comprehensive experience. Large online battles in modes like capture-the-flag, deathmatch and more make this a must-purchase for any FPS fan. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Chess With Friends

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Play chess with your friends and family anytime, anywhere. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

RISK™

Risk

CLASSIC WAR GAME ACTION LIVES ON IN POWERFUL NEW WAY
Capture the traditional look and feel of the original board game – but blow it out with a NEW interactive experience on iPad. Strategize over the world map, which springs to life with intense visual clarity. Attack with a sleek dice-roll effect. Sense a greater thrill of battle with awesome sound effects, and more. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Neuroshima Hex

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A hex-based game that has you battling it out in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. This one is good for any hardcore board game freaks or those who were fans of the physical game. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Monopoly

monopoly

Jump right into a game with up to 3 other players in Play Now mode. Or take your on chances against in-game computer opponents featuring 4 levels of difficulty. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Super Stickman Golf

Super Stickman Golf

This physics puzzler-meets-golf game has online multiplayer access for up to four people. Players race to the finish, instead of attempting to score by fewest strokes. This means that strategy and shot selection have changed dramatically from the more traditional single-player mode. With little time to set up the perfect aim, getting the quickest and most effective shot is key. Thankfully, a variety of power-ups help make this happen. Ultimately, sinking the ball right before an opponent offers the kind of satisfaction that makes online gaming great. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Marble Mixer

marble mixer

Have a blast playing with marbles all over again in this terrific 1-4 player game for the entire family. (Compatible with both iPhone and iPad)

Author : Lars Vraa

Lars is passionate about web design, web development, SEO, social media and loves to look into new technologies, techniques, tools etc. and to write articles for tripwire magazine readers.

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Josse June 29, 2013 at 10:25 pm

“Shadowgun” is the best online game

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MrPanda June 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Best game ever! Worm 2 armageddon. Thanks! :D

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Kevin Peter June 1, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Asphalt 7 is the best

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Ravneet Singh May 22, 2013 at 7:34 am

Fatal Reaction is free as well. It’s like Quake and counterstrike but in 2d. Really cool

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jcesarmobile May 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Othello Classic for iOS
http://goo.gl/hCJjC
It has 2 human player on the same device, multiplayer online with Game Center and VS Machine mode

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Lance April 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Chess w/ Friends??? or did you mean Live Chess? Chess w/ friends is a joke. Just saying if any of you want to play chess, THE ONLY LEGIT GAME is Live Chess. Thank You :D and i’ll beat all of u :DD

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Paul March 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm

It’s not multiplayer but still a good game if you have just a few minutes to kill is Shake Out

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Faiyaz Sultan January 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Thank you for sharing, this list is really good … ;) Cheers!

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Olivia December 16, 2012 at 3:12 am

Chess Anywhere is a way better chess app, it works on multiple platforms (android, iPhone, etc.) it’s like words with friends meets chess!

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one piece December 13, 2012 at 7:06 pm

very nice, was looking for a game to play with friends. Loving asphalt 7 wifi multiplayer!

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annesofie December 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

Ya it’s a awesome game – we had so much fun researching for this post :)
Drive carefully!
Best regards, Sofie

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Scooby December 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Smile Bounce
iPhone best Jumping game I have Played yet
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smile-bounce/id579995940?ls=1&mt=8

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Surfrover December 2, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I am addicted to this brand new game for all ages. It improves their focus of learning and also entrainment to play is “DRAGON TERROR” with many challenging levels and different games within one app.

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annesofie December 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

Hi Lucas, thank you for sharing this game. Hope others will find same joy of the game as you.
Best regards,
Sofie

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Blue Sharing November 29, 2012 at 12:18 am

I like ur article… It helps me to find gud iPhone games thanks!… I also like ur writing techniques. U have done great job

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Ivan Lim November 8, 2012 at 3:07 am

Would have loved to see Jetpack Joyride included too. From the same guys behind Fruit Ninja… totally addicted to it!

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Skylar Lange October 29, 2012 at 5:25 am

It’s actually Slice SD, not HD. Thought I would point it out as to not confuse others.

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Lars October 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

Not sure I understand your point, the Apps name on the app store is Slice HD, right?

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Ivan Lim November 8, 2012 at 3:09 am

Seems like Slice HD is made specifically for iPad while Slice SD works across iPhone, iPod touch and iPad..

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slice-sd/id430585766?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slice-hd/id420262366?mt=8

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Live Assassin September 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

Thanks for sharing this. Can anyone play with “Assassin Live”, Available on App Store now.
It’s a Location Based Game, This game utilizes iPhone’s onboard GPS system to locate your targets. The mapping is so efficient, it beeps on you to update your target lists in close proximity (within 50 meters), Along with threat details & time to reach target on foot.

Play here by visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sing-me-something-free/id545607234?mt=8

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Nitya August 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

Fruit Ninja is just awesome! Thanks buddy for sharing such a nice list.

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Max August 8, 2012 at 4:53 am

Try yaniv!

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Niple July 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I really like this site best igames ive seen

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zavera July 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Looking for a spider solitaire game with one deck. Do you know of one?

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Free iPhone Wallpapers May 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm

If you’d asked me before today what a bumper is, I would’ve said a part of a car – but according to Apple, a bumper is now an iPhone 4 case which comes in many colors.

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Gabbe1999 May 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Hi guys I have N.O.V.A 2 and Modern Combat 2 and 3 and Archetype and they are realy good games if you want a multiplayer FPS game. :D

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jcesar May 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I developed a 2 player game

http://itunes.apple.com/app/id523178216?mt=8

ask me for a free download code if you want to test it

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games May 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

thank you

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iPod Games April 30, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Great game collection. Love the Pocket Legends. Thanks!

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Zach April 19, 2012 at 4:08 am

Dang thabks dude this help me find a awesome game or two ( order of chaos and pocket legends) so thanks man

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Fedil April 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

Another fun multi-player card game that you can play on the iPhone and iPad is Egyptian Ratscrew. There is a pretty fun app that just came out called RatScrew that does a good job of capturing the feel of playing with real cards. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ratscrew/id503993587?ls=1&mt=8

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andres February 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm

There are many great games on the app store but lost in a gazillion titles good games are hard to find! Check out Coconut Monkey VS Beavers and Birds

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AJAX loaders February 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

aaaaah… worms. Remember the nights I spent with my friends going crazy like pro-gamers. We used to jump like ninjas with ninja rope :). Did you know that you can shoot several times with one rope – just press the “space” button while you are in the air.

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mikrrq February 22, 2012 at 11:41 am

congratulations for all images out of proportion.

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Coconut Monkey February 3, 2012 at 6:14 am

There are many great games on the app store but lost in a gazillion titles good games are hard to find! Check out Coconut Monkey VS Beavers and Birds !

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aric bakshy January 25, 2012 at 7:56 am

i would certainly add battle nations to this list- its sucked up the last month of my life
and Orions 1 and 2 i have been playing for the last 3 years straight and not yet bored!

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One Piece October 5, 2011 at 1:35 am

very interesting, i want to purchase an iphone but still want to wait the latest update of that iphone hahaha

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Xin Zhao September 29, 2011 at 8:31 am

Eenies is better than worms!

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FreeOn June 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

Worms the Best ^)

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(MOB)KNUCKLEDUSTER June 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

WHAT NO SKIES OF GLORY? SHAME ON YOU. JUST CHECK THE SOG FACEBOOK SITE

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gourav May 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

nice collection dude, thanks for sharing…….

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Air Proxy May 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

i like gaming. i have just bought new iphone. nice post.

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Yami Prem May 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Hi,

Nice post. I’m looking for more iPhone/iPod games that are not just made for short-term fun like most games listed here. Games similar to the MMORPGs listed here (Pocket Legends, O&C Online, etc.) so I can play with a sense of progression.

Any pointers?

Good article though.

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john June 20, 2013 at 1:04 am

hey u should check out dead trigger its a cool game and its like the games u want it

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????? ?? ???? May 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Nice post. I love it. Thanks

Ramin

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NinjaProxy May 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

i like it. so cool … can’t wait to try it :)

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travis March 25, 2013 at 1:29 am

yes, IT is so cool! the one game on this list i can’t wait to try, once i get a phone!!!!!!!

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