Multiplayer games are some of my favorite games ever. I love getting together with a group of friends and playing games for hours. These are our top 10 multiplayer games of 2017!
My wife Lunaliah will be joining me for this post.
10. Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Playing Wildlands alone was a bore. I never finished the game, but I really enjoyed playing through some of it with my wife. It can be really chaotic because things never go according to plan. I could meticulously lay out the perfect plan for infiltrating an enemy base to capture a poi and my wife, or Steve, would fire off a shot with their gun and forget that it didn’t have a suppressor attached to it. Blowing shit up is fun, sneaking up behind people and knocking them out with my pistol is fun, and jumping out of helicopters because I knew my wife didn’t unlock her parachute upgrade was fun. Steve and I would laugh as it crashed into the mountainside.
An open martial arts game that has similarities to Dark Souls is right up my alley. When Hurricane Irma hit and knocked out power to my house I played this game until my laptop died. I had a badass warrior that knew many different fighting styles. The pvp in this game is amazing and so is the way you learn new fighting styles. I really enjoyed this game and hopefully it continues to grow and becomes the next big fighting game series.
If you’re interested in learning more about Absolver click here for my review.
8. Drakulus – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
I don’t care if this is a re-release of a Wii U game. Mario Kart 8 is fantastic and is the best in the series. Playing this game on the go feels like the way it was meant to be played. The performance is fantastic, the roster is great, the vehicles are great, the stages are amazing. What more could you ask for in a racing game?
Lunaliah – Diablo III
I went back to Diablo III when the new Necromancer DLC dropped. The new class is fun to play, but unfortunately there are no new expansions. I still had fun blowing stuff up with the necromancer.
7. Fire Emblem Warriors
I’ve put close to 100 hours in Fire Emblem Warriors. It’s my most played Switch game and a good chunk of that time was spent playing with my wife and kids. The roster is great, the gameplay is great, the story is… well it’s pretty shit, but I enjoyed the hell out of this game and it’s one of those surprise hits for me this year. I didn’t think I would love this as much as I do. I enjoyed it more than both Breath of The Wild and Odyssey. And I fucking loved Odyssey.
Lunaliah – Fire Emblem Warriors
What he said… just ignore the Odyssey part because that game is fucking amazing and is the best game on the Switch :-).
6. Civilization VI
Team has finally made it’s way to Civilization VI. My wife and I have spent many nights playing this game and we’ve enjoyed every second of it. The “one more turn” saying is true. Just last night I kept telling myself “one more turn” before bed and guess what? Four hours later I was still sitting in front of my PC playing.
Lunaliah – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is probably our most played family game. Drakulus and I love playing with our kids and red shelling them off the road. It’s fun for the family and if you’re a gamer parent I highly recommend going out and buying this game. You’ll all love it.
5. For Honor
This was another big surprise for me. When I first saw For Honor in action I wasn’t very interested in it. I took a leap of faith and bought it back in February and it’s one of the best games I’ve played all year long. It’s fantastic. It has a great roster, I love the Samurai vs Viking (Viking all day everyday!) vs Knights and I really good at the game too. The PC community has, unfortunately, died. When I tried to get back into the game I had to wait almost 10 minutes to find a match in my favorite game mode.
Lunaliah – Ghost Recon: Wildlands
This game is just fun. It’s not really fun alone, but still enjoyable. I liked the campaign and I really liked it when Drakulus and his friend decided to jump out of that helicopter and leave me to gruesome death… That’s the last time I get into a helicopter with those guys without the parachute upgrade.
4. Grim Dawn
The Ashes of Malmouth expansion added a lot to Grim Dawn. We got two new character classes, new areas to explore, and bosses to kill. The new classes are amazing and I enjoyed getting lost in the world of Grim Dawn again. If you like ARPGs you’re doing yourself a disservice by not playing this amazing PC game.
Lunaliah – Grim Dawn
I’m not sure what to add here. Grim Dawn is great. It’s completely open, has a ton of sidequest to complete, a nice story, and good gameplay too. It’s our go to ARPG and hopefully we’ll get many more expansions to play or even a sequel!
3. The Elder Scrolls Legends
I know I’ve said this before, but I’m a huge card game fan. I collect them and I’ve probably played every digital card game that’s released over the last few years. I was super excited when I learned that Bethesda was making an Elder Scrolls card game. The lore of The Elder Scrolls is perfect for a great card game. This game is fantastic and is my go to card game at the moment. I’m still mad that there’s no physical collection to go along with the digital game, but I’ve really enjoyed putting together multiple decks and trying them out against different people. I even got my wife into the game and even though she’s not really a card game person I appreciate her taking the time to play with me because it made me happy. So… thanks for that Lunaliah!
Lunaliah – Warframe
I’ve been playing Warframe for a long time. Drakulus got me into it a few years ago on our old Xbox One and I’ve been in love with it since. I’ve put over 600 hours into it and I recommend it to everyone that’s looking for a great action MMO to play. And shame to you Drakulus for leaving this game off your list!
2. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
This was a huge year for ESO. The Morrowind expansion released and took us back to one of the best open world games ever made. Zenimax recreated Morrowind, but let us play hundreds of years in the past before the events of the 3rd game. I loved this expansion and it’s probably as close as we’re ever going to get to a Morrowind remake. There’s a lot to like about ESO this year and I’m glad I was along for the ride. It’s an amazing MMO that continues to get better as it ages.
Lunaliah – The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
I’m nowhere near as big a Elder Scrolls fan as Drakulus, but even I have to admit that ESO had a big year. I’ve never played Morrowind. The truth is I started gaming when I met Drakulus and he introduced me to a lot of games. I loved how nostalgic he got while we were exploring Morrowind together. He would point at something and give me a little history lesson while we played. Morrowind was great and I finally got my first level 50 character!
1. The Division
My most played game this year is The Division. I never thought that would happen, but it’s true. I’ll have 300 hours in The Division soon and more than 150 of those hours was from this year. Patch 1.8 bought some amazing changes to The Division and gave us two new zones to explore, two new game modes, new classified gear sets, and much, much more. The Division has come a long way. I survived patch 1.3 and it’s shotgun snipers and now whenever I feel like gaming The Division is always the first game I think of. I love this game and I applaud the developers for sticking with the game instead of abandoning it like other developers would. I never thought I would place this game above Morrowind, but I’ve put more time into this game than any other game I’ve played this year and that alone means that it’s my favorite multiplayer game of 2017.
Lunaliah – The Division
I think my husband covered our thoughts pretty well with his summary above. We had written The Division off and didn’t plan on going back to it, but this new update changed that for us. It’s great and if you’ve been on the fence about purchasing this game or not I think 1.8 justifies the price tag.