Android gaming has evolved from trivial puzzle games to intricate titles that are more involving and offer more fun.

As so, the Google Play Store is flooded with hundreds and thousands mobile video games that you can engage on your Android phablet but you have to work the heck out of your brain to actually make the best pick.

Today’s article narrows down to arguable the best type of mobile games, multiplayers. There is nothing that is more interesting in gaming like competing against your real life friends. But, even so, there’s still a huge number of titles that you can spin around with your friends and for that reason making a choice here isn’t a walk in the park as well. As such, here is a list of five intriguing multiplayer games to guide you in choosing the best game for your Android phone.

Minecraft Pocket Edition

Minecraft : Pocket Edition

Mojang’s Minecraft is a well-known multiplayer and is as big on mobile as it is on PCs. The block building mobile adaptation is even getting bigger and better following Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang sometime back and the tech giant is now stuffing the game with all sorts of goodies.

In this title, you either join servers and play with other gamers elsewhere or create your own and enjoy together with your friends locally. Also quite interesting is the manner in which in-app purchases are structured, they are customized in a way that they do not affect the game play so you don’t have to contend with mind boggling pop ins.

Asphalt Xtreme

If you are a racing fellow, then you must be familiar with Gameloft’s Asphalt series. They give the best multiplayers and racing games out there. The latest and the second spinoff in the Asphalt series, Asphalt Xtreme, is a title to look for. This one is an off-road racing game whose roster features an array of rally cars, huge tracks and a massive number of snowy courses and dirt.

The game packs real time multiplayer mode and boasts more than 300 career events, 1100 contests and a vast number of limited time events that varies every week.

Critical Ops        

A free first person shooter with a smooth uninterrupted gameplay. Just like many other first person shooter titles, Critical Ops sports multiplayer combat. You can play as the protagonist roaming the fairly traditional premise as you wipe out a bunch of terrorist threats or you can as well play as terrorists and cause damages all over the place.

NBA Jam

This one is a sport game and one of the best with an online multiplayer mode. It offers two-on-two neat basketball game though rules here are overturned. You can do all manners of fouls like shoving, knocking down rivals and stealing which are punishable in real life basketball, however, in this game you get rewards instead.

The ultimate goal though remains to score the highest number of goals as in any other basketball match. Finally, it sees local and online multiplayer mode, support for Android TV, hardware controller support and has no in-app purchases.

Riptide GP Renegade

Riptide GP : Renegade

Arguably the best racing game for mobile phones right now, Riptide GP: Renegade, is an all-round racing game. Its campaign mode is not only interesting but also has a plethora of events along with a decent storyline.

On to the online multiplayer option, it is fair and just to say that it is well above average. The game supports up to eight players competing in H2H competitions. Renegade has support for split screen multiplayer mode as well as hardware controllers support among other intuitive features. There is a challenge mode to compete against record times set by your friends and to cap everything off, there is nothing getting in your way in form of in-app purchases.