Multiplayer games have been a part of our gaming experience since early 90s and since then, they are yet to look back. They have invaded so much in our gaming that today most of the games that are in development are basically either a multipayer game or a MMO – the cousin of multiplyer games.
While some of them are either subscription based or pay to play games, others are mostly free. Put simply, you don't need to pay to play most of the multiplayer games. But there are two caveats to it. For one, there is no dearth of games available for free, but the dearth of good quality games is really worrying. After all, there is only so much you can get for free, right?
The second issue is the internet connectivity. So, there you go, you need to stay connected to play almost every game of today's era. Therefore, it goes without saying that this list of games is for those who have a good enough stable internet connection in their homes as it's not going to work otherwise. The game will simply fail to boot if you don't have a good internet connection. So, with that in mind, let's have a look at some of the best free multiplayer games of 2014:
World of Tanks
The Wargaming has mastered the craft so amazingly well that it's a child's play for them to portray a real war like situation in a game without much effort at all. With the mammoth team they have, it's not a huge surprise to see the churning out huge games like this in just a couple of years.
So far, everything they have developed has really gone viral in the market with most of their creations being free to play experience. It's not your ordinary game though. The premium quality of the game is what sets it apart from other games.
As apparent from the name, World of Tanks is all about Tank battles, customizing it and strategizing to defeat your foes in online battles. You can group up with your friends to take on other set of players from other side. It's every bit of fun as you would imagine from a war game. Moreover, it's free to play. So, why don't you give it a go?
As stated in the review, Warframe is one of the best free hack n slash games you will ever play. Other games like Witcher 3 will charge you blatantly a whole $60 for the game, but this one won't cost you a dime.
Created by the team who also developed Darksiders, this is one hell of an experience. You can level up your gear, guns and costumes as your progress through the story. Surprisingly, you wouldn't even realize that it's free to play if no one ever tells you. In fact, it's better than some of the premium AAA games we get to play these days!
If you are looking for a shooter like Call Of Duty, but don't want to spend anything on it, look nowhere else than Planetside 2. It's one of the best free to play shooter available in the market right now that won't cost you a single penny during your whole playthrough. Granted, they will ask you for some cash here and there through microtransactions, but they can be easily ignored.
Set in a dented island, the game pits you against your own friend and challenges you to come out unscathed, which not to mention, is one hell of a task to pull through. If you do manage to come out though, you'll be rewarded with some points which you can use to buy more power-ups, costumes, gears and most importantly, guns.
As always, earning points in a free to play game is not easy. It's one hell of ask which requires you to play more than 10 hours to start earning some experience points. If you don't have that much time, though, you'll have to pay them with your money.
Not only you'll have a real premium experience playing this game, but it won't cost you a dime, if you have some tie in your hands.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
It once used to be a single player RPG, but now EA has morphed the franchise into an online one game enabling you to explore dozens of territory and framing the world of your dream. Remember, it once was a pay to play game. Only recently, they have changed some gameplay mechanics and designs and turned the game into free to play. So, the quality of a premium game is there without any shed of doubt. If you are blundering in expecting to be amazed, you are going to be amazed for sure.
Team Fortress has been Valve's cash grabber for quite some time now. Since launching back in 2007, the popularity hasn't worn off even one bit. With a true free to play mechanics, Valve has ensured that it remains true to their fans' heart. They have certainly delivered on what they have promised.
You won't get something as good as Call of Duty, but hey, you are getting it all for free. What's better that that deal? All you have to spend is some of your time into the game and the fun begins!
League of Legends
League of Legend has been the prime and one of the best MOBA games for quite some time now. You don't have to play much of it to understand how mammoth the scope of the game really is! It's better when you actually descend down in the field to get a taste of it for yourself than what I will tell you.
Can you believe that it's beating Dota 2 in terms of number of players actually playing this at the same time? Millions enjoy this free to play MOBA game and there is no reason why you wouldn't like it too. So, strap up your gear and get ready to be pitted against some of the best players in the world. They will make you run for your life. Initially, it might be a tad infuriating, but when you'll master it, you will be able to turn the tides in your favor and haunt others.