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Essays 22 March 2024, 05:40

author: Paul Wozniak

The Best Online Games for Talking With Friends

Looking for the most fun online games to play with friends while also having time to converse with them? Here's a list of great multi-player games that become even better if you're playing them with friends. We have something for pros and beginners!

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It's no secret that online games are the best experienced with friends, rather than playing solo. After all, as games designed to play with others, they show their full potential when the person on the other side is listening, rather than insulting our moms. Even though the upcoming months are theoretically warm, there are times when it's not possible to go out with friends to the city and we have to stay at home (sometimes it's just too hot to go out!). However, this doesn't mean we have to curb our relationships and social life. Online games are a good, albeit temporary substitution of real-life interactions. What games are the best from the social standpoint? That's the question we've addressed in this article.

2024 UPDATE

At the beginning of the year, we decided to check if the titles on the list are still "alive," i.e. with enough active players. We found out that it would be beneficial to swap out two positions, which we did. Lethal Company and Helldivers 2 entered the list. Mateusz "rassi" Lugowik took care of adding descriptions to these titles.

Which games did we choose?

  1. We've chosen good games.
  2. On-line games.
  3. Available in digital distribution.
  4. Not requiring constant attention.

Built-in voice chat is not considered a prerequisite, as you can always use third-party programs.

Minecraft

  1. Developer: Mojang AB
  2. Publisher: Microsoft
  3. Release date: November 18, 2011
  4. Genre: Sandbox
  5. More about the game: here

What is Minecraft?

Everyone knows Minecraft. This is a sandbox game that was originally released in 2011 through independent Studio Mojang. Players enter a randomly-generated world built from three-dimensional blocks, and they're free to create pretty much anything. The foundation of the game is, get it, mining raw materials and crafting stuff from them – including weapons, tools, and more materials. If you are well prepared, you can build a base and explore the world in search of adventure.

Over the years, the game has received numerous updates, which introduced quite a lot of additional content. There's simply no room for boredom, and there's something for both wild creativity, and typical, survival or RPG thrills. Then, there's the community that creates all kinds of servers and mods, ensuring interesting forms of gameplay that can completely change the way the game works.

What makes this a good game to play with friends?

If you choose to play together in the survival mode, the pace of the game will not keep you silent. Collecting raw materials, planning expansion of the settlement, or just exploring are all ideal opportunities for communication with friends. Moreover, more ambitious teams may be tempted play in creative modes and try to create a masterpiece, although this will require much more attention and discussions about construction.

Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

Minecraft

Minecraft

Stellaris

Stellaris

World of Tanks

World of Tanks

Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete

Heroes of Might and Magic III Complete

Fishing Planet

Fishing Planet

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