H1Z1 has gone through many iterations over the years. Starting off as H1Z1, the game included a ‘King of the Hill’ mode, essentially battle royale before battle royale was popular. This mode proved so popular that it was spun off into its own game, H1Z1: King of the Hill. The base game was renamed Just Survive and for a while, the two games existed in tandem. H1Z1, the final name of the battle royale version of the game has just come out of Early Access and is now free-to-play and 25 Best PC Multiplayer Games of 2018.
The addition of the new ‘Auto Royale’ mode has given the game a new lease of life, consisting of a mix between demolition derby and a more traditional battle royale game. It’s enough to make H1Z1 stand out from its peers, and with the free admission, it might just gain a decent market share.
You’d be forgiven for skipping Metal Gear Survive based purely on the controversies surrounding it, but give it a chance and you’ll find a wacky, fun co-op survival experience. 25 Best PC Multiplayer Games of 2018
Taking on waves of crystal-headed zombies with your pals is a blast, once you get to grips with the dizzying amount of in-game menus that is. The game shares the same engine as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain so feels just as smooth and deep. If you’re looking for a game where you can sign on with a group of friends, play a couple of hours, earn some loot, then repeat, then this is a great game to try out. There’s moments of Metal Gear brilliance peppered throughout too, so fans of the series will find something to like.
Another game where you and your friends scavenge, craft and survive against hordes of encroaching zombies, Dead Maze is a new free to play MMO. The game plays out on a 2D isometric grid, tasking players with venturing out into a post-apocalyptic setting to 25 Best PC Multiplayer Games of 2018 gather resources.
There’s an emphasis on cooperative play in that other players can help you build and fortify your camp to stave off attacking undead forces. Hunger, and fatigue all come into play while you’re out gathering supplies, luckily there are over 500 weapons to protect yourself with.
Previously known as the game that was never going to come out, Final Fantasy XV is now the one that wont stop coming out. The game recently made its way to PC bringing with it all of the extra content added to the game since release. 25 Best PC Multiplayer Games of 2018
This includes Comrades, the game’s multiplayer mode. In it, players build their own heroes to complete missions, collect gear and slay monsters. It’s all set after the events of the main game so is given its own space to breath. Comrades is a great way to experience the great combat showcased in the main game, but this time with a group of loyal, well, comrades.
Warhammer Vermintide 2 is a co-op melee action game which you can play with your friends set in the apocalyptic End. Times of the war-ravaged Warhammer Fantasy Battles world.
It offers mace-wielding, monster bashing action to the tune of four-player co-op. There are five heroes to choice from with 15 different career paths, meaning that there is plenty of customization available to let you stand out from your friends. Warhammer Vermintide 2 takes everything that made the first game so endearing and improves on it, creating a multiplayer experience you’d be a real fool to miss.
What can be said about Rust that hasn’t been said a million times already. The cult classic survival experience has just left Early Access and features one of the most versatile and complex set of gameplay systems ever made.
The only goal in Rust is to survive, by whatever means possible. You can craft shelter, form tenuous relationships with other players and make use of your surroundings to stay alive. With a new graphical overhaul, Rust is absolutely not a game to be missed.
Now onto a game that proves the age-old adage that it’s not the size that counts, but how you use it. Genital Jousting is the quirky internet phenomenon which pits players against each other in a battle for phallic superiority.
Penetrate and defeat your friends in this couch co-op 25 Best PC Multiplayer Games of 2018. The game has to be seen to be believed but NSFW gimmicks aside, Genital Jousting is a seriously fun time.