Best mobile games to play with friends during the Coronavirus lockdown – PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9: Legends, Ludo King and more

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  • You can play multiplayer games on your smartphone along with your friends during the lockdown.
  • The following games are free to play but offer some in-app purchases.
India is currently under a 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the spread of Coronavirus. With everyone stuck at home, you cannot go out and meet your friends. However, online multiplayer games can come to your rescue during this difficult period.

While the lockdown is scheduled to end on April 14, there have been reports that several state governments want to extend the lockdown. So, you will have a lot of time on your hands to try these games with your friends.

In this post, we look at some of the top online multiplayer games you can play with your friends.

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PUBG Mobile

Popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile is one of the most popular multiplayer games and is the go-to game for most young people. In addition to the popular Classic mode -- where you have four maps to choose from and the only goal is to be the last man standing -- players can also select from Arcade mode, Arena and PlayLab where one or more of the parameters are different.

For instance, in the Arena’s Domination mode, you and your friends will have to capture a given area before the opposing team.

Users can select if they want to play alone, with your significant other or with a squad of four people.

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Download PUBG Mobile for Android and iOS.

Call of Duty: Mobile

After the success of PUBG Mobile, Activision and Tencent launched Call of Duty: Mobile. This game is a good choice for all the Call of Duty fans out there who want to play a battle royale game.

It’s also a nice change of pace if you have gotten bored with PUBG.

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In addition to battle royale mode, the game also offers various other modes like team deathmatch, domination, search and destroy, and more. As a player, you can choose which gun you want in your holster and also pick between different operator skills, perks and scorestreaks.

Download Call of Duty: Mobile for Android and iOS.

Asphalt 9: Legends

If you are looking for car racing games, Asphalt 9: Legends is one of the top free games you can play right now. For the first time in the Asphalt series, you can create clubs in the game that allows you to compete with your friends.

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Legends offers great graphics, tons of cars and exciting challenges. You can even create a club with your friends to play together to get milestone rewards to climb up in the leaderboards.

Download Asphalt 9: Legends for Android and iOS.

Houseparty

Houseparty has become a big hit due to the Coronavirus lockdown. The app allows users to host ‘parties’ to video chat with friends and play in-app games and quizzes.
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You can connect your social media accounts such as Facebook and Snapchat to the app and when a friend comes online, you get a notification. You can then create a room with your friends and then either lock the room or keep it open to allow strangers to join.

The games on Houseparty include ‘Heads Up’, ‘Quick Draw’ and ‘Trivia’.

Download Houseparty for Android and iOS.
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Ludo King

If you are looking to play a game with your parents or your grandparents, Ludo King is a good arcade game that most people are already familiar with. It’s also a good game to play that doesn’t require your undivided attention if you’re otherwise occupied -- like watching a movie on Netflix or Amazon.

It allows players to create rooms and up to four players can play at once. You can also choose to play this game with others from across the world or against the computer.

Once all the players are physically in one room, you can also select the pass and play mode that allows up to four people to play Ludo on a single device.
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Download Ludo King for Android and iOS.

8 Ball Pool

8 Ball Pool is a popular multiplayer game from Miniclip that allows you to play tournaments, challenge your friends or play 1 vs 1 with strangers. You can choose from various pool cues, that have different powers and styles.

If you are looking for a pool game to play with your friends during the lockdown, this is an excellent option and is free to play.
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Download 8 Ball Pool on Android and iOS.

UNO!

If you are looking to play a card game, UNO is a good option. The game is quite popular, and most people are already familiar with the rules. Even if the game isn’t in your wheelhouse, it is quite easy to understand.

Uno offers several game modes, including tournaments. It also has a 2 vs 2 team mode so that users can team up and play the game together.
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Download UNO! for Android and iOS.

See also:

Mobile games download witnesses 39% surge during Covid-19 lockdown

The WHO is recommending video games as an effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19, one year after adding 'gaming disorder' to its list of addictive behaviors

Paytm’s games vertical saw a 200% increase during the lockdown in March

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