Continuing Twinfinite’s awards season, it’s time to look back and reflect on the highlights from last year. And today, we’re here to celebrate the best multiplayer experiences of 2021.
Voted on by all our staff and editors, these are the games that stood out for nailing the multiplayer side of things. Be it standing out for gifting us cheerful memories with our nearest and dearest, or simply standing out for giving us the opportunity to annihilate a bunch of randoms in a symphony of bombs and bullets, these are the finest multiplayer offerings 2021 gave us. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!
Best Multiplayer Experiences of 2021
Honorable Mention: Forza Horizon 5
Guides Editor, Chris Jecks: Ever wanted to just get behind the wheel of a supercar, have your friends do the same and then proceed to hurtle down city streets, see who the ultimate DK is (I do know what that stands for and it’s not Donkey Kong… if you know, you know), or see who can absolutely send it off a cliff all from the safety of your sofa? Well, the Forza Horizon series has been doing that for years. But Forza Horizon 5 is just bigger and all the better for it.
Thanks to its sprawling map – a smorgasbord of regions and terrains to burn rubber through and across – it becomes so easy to blaze countless hours just messing around with friends, taking on different events, challenges and races together, or partaking in a bit of car Fortnite… I mean the Eliminator.
It’s the kind of game where you can all actually kick back and engage in a proper conversation, too. No real communication is needed to put the pedal to the metal and race your friends through the streets, leaving your airways open for slanderous banter and good times.
Alas, the game has had some server issues in its opening months, putting a bit of a dampener on the otherwise booming Horizon festival, but when you do get a group of friends together, Forza Horizon 5 offers a refreshing multiplayer experience that’s well worth sticking around for after you’ve beaten the “campaign.”