Best Xbox multiplayer games

By Sean Carey,
With so many great Xbox multiplayer games to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. Below, we've listed a range of the best multiplayer games for all situations. Whether you're squadding up with your pals, playing with your kids or family, or even looking to start an epic co-op campaign with a friend, our list of best multiplayer games (in no particular order) should have all these bases covered.

Halo: Master Chief Collection

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is, without a doubt, one of the best multiplayer experiences Microsoft has to offer. You’ve got co-op campaigns, some fantastic ranked multiplayer, and of course the brilliant Forge mode. Now that the collection is complete, you and a buddy can team up and play through six glorious Halo campaigns, and thanks to the recent addition of crossplay, you can now play with a pal on PC or vice versa. With Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s multiplayer modes, 343 Industries (thankfully) decided to opt-out from just mashing all the various maps and modes together into one big Halo multiplayer orgy. Instead, each Halo title’s multiplayer is kept separate, which means you can solely play Halo 2’s multiplayer (which we all know is the best), or opt for something more modern and infinitely worse such as Halo 4’s.

Minecraft

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One of the most successful games of all time Minecraft offers a unique and remarkably fun multiplayer experience. Whether you’re building something truly monumental together in the game’s creative mode, battling it out on a Hunger Games PvP server, or just trying to survive together in either Hardcore or Survival game modes, Minecraft has something for everyone. It’s accessible to all ages, and thanks to the wonderful magic of crossplay, players on all major platforms can get together and explore everything Minecraft’s blocky world has to offer.

Rocket League

Rocket League

Rocket League will have you screaming with joy one minute and tearing your hair out the next (mainly due to those seemingly passive-aggressive quick chat options). The vehicular soccer game has been a top multiplayer game since it launched on Xbox One back in 2016. Millions of players have scored countless numbers of goals and made epic saves in tense ranked matches and friendly meet-ups between pals. The beauty of Rocket League is that it’s simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, but also offers those willing to spend the time with the car’s boost mechanic to pull off insane mid-air trick shots and saves. Rocket League recently went free to play, has been optimised for Series X|S consoles, and is now crossplay enabled, making it accessible to a huge range of players.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone

A best multiplayer games list wouldn’t be complete without a battle royale title, and Call of Duty: Warzone fits the bill nicely. With its revolving door of unique content and game modes, superb gunplay, and novel gameplay mechanics such as The Gulag, Warzone offers a brilliant and somewhat more realistic battle royale experience for those who aren’t interested in the stylized world of Fortnite and the somewhat supernatural-steeped Apex Legends. With up to 150 players all fighting it out on a huge map, a round of Warzone can instantly flip from stealthily making your way into the next zone to a frantic firefight with several other enemies. With Warzone, it feels like your playing a battle royale game for the first time again. It offers those intense, heart-pounding highs and debilitating lows — especially when you and your squad gets killed in that last circle and end up finishing second.

Overcooked 2

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You will experience three things when playing Overcooked 2, and generally, they’ll come in this order: laughter, white-hot anger, and relief. If you’re unaware of what Overcooked 2 is, you and up to four players work together to prepare and serve meals under a strict time limit in hopes to reach a target number of meals served. When playing with friends or family members, a co-op level of Overcooked 2 will start off with light laughter after a pal accidentally throws your carefully prepared sushi in the bin instead of serving it. This is fine; everyone makes mistakes. However, when you’ve got five ingredients frying that are about to be burnt to a crisp, and you’ve been asking for a plate to serve them up on for about 20 seconds, and your partner can’t seem to figure out where the sink is to wash one up, that’s when the white-hot anger and rage will fill every possible void in your body. Relief only comes once the level is over and you’ve passed. Overcooked 2 is an incredibly frantic, fun, and sometimes maddening co-op experience best played with friends sat on the couch or online.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.