Release Date: 25/07/2017, updated in 2018
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World
Fortnite (sometimes misspelled Fortnight) rose to popularity via its Battle Royale mode where 100 players fight against each other in online battles to the death. While they play, using shooting, evasion and building skills to survive, a storm is...
Release Date: 04/02/2019
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
Apex Legends is a shooting game where you team up with a few other players to survive the longest on the island. Play is. combination of shooting, moving around to get the advantage and searching for weapons and supplies. Your mission is to defeat the...
Release Date: 05/11/2021
Out Now: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
Forza Horizon 5 is a fast-paced racing game where you drive all manner of different vehicles in races and across the vast open landscape. Building on Forza Horizon 4, this fifth entry to the series is set in Mexico,...
Release Date: 10/03/2020, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Components: 3D First-Person
Call of Duty: Warzone is a large online shooting game. It's played with 150 other players with teams in squads of 1 to 4 players. As with other battle royale games, the map on which you play shrinks to great intense finale shot downs. This, combined...
Release Date: 14/08/2020, updated in 2022
Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid, Open World and Pixels
Factorio is a construction strategy game where you crash-land on an alien planet and must harvest resources to create industry to build a rocket to escape (or fall in love with running your factory and stay on longer).
Release Date: 20/07/2020
Out Now: Web
Components: 2D Side-On and Text
Blaseball is an online baseball simulation. Unusually though, it blends-in an absurd horror story where players are incinerated and the rules can change -- a little like the board game Blood Bowl. Players compete not so much to get their team to win,...
Release Date: 14/07/2017
Out Now: Android, PC, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World
Adopt Me! is one of the most popular Roblox games. In a rudimentary way, it simulates daily life. You can build a home, look after pets and make friends. Like many Roblox games, it's the combination of an avid community of players...
Release Date: 15/06/2016, updated in 2022
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
Components: 3D Third-Person
In this game, amateur game-makers create simple online games that often mimic real-world grown-up scenarios, like working in a pizza restaurant, surviving natural disasters, escaping prison, scuba diving or playing hide-and-seek. The library of games is...
Release Date: 23/02/2016
MeepCity is a popular Roblox Game. It's a social game where you role-play a character to interact with other people and customise their looks. Like Toontown Online or the now-defunct Club Penguin, MeepCity is an evolving virtual space for players to...
Release Date: 01/11/2014
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
Welcome to Bloxburg is a simulation Roblox game where you take on daily activities in a fictional city. Drawing on gameplay from The Sims, you care for your character and keep their mood positive, by building and customizing your house, learning skills...
Release Date: 04/08/2020
Out Now: PS4
Coming Soon: PC, Switch and Xbox One
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a whacky obstacle race where up to 60 people compete to get to the end of the course and advance to the next round. Drawing on TV shows like Takeshi's Castle, Wipeout or It's a Knock Out you have to control top-heavy...
Release Date: 04/10/2017
Out Now: Android, GBA and iOS
Coming Soon: Mac, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Royale High Roblox is a role-play game about a fantasy school. You dress up, visit differently themed realms collect items and interact with other people. It draws inspiration from the pageantry world and integrates it with different locations to...
Release Date: 08/08/2017, updated in 2018
Coming Soon: Xbox Series X|S
Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World
Ark: Survival Evolved is an adventure simulation game that offers hunting-and-harvesting gameplay in a primal setting. Although not as polished or streamlined as a game like Horizon Zero Dawn, this is a more ambitiously open world where you can choose...
Release Date: 17/11/2020
Out Now: PC
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Blankos Block Party is an online game where you collect and create custom characters based on toy figurines. Along with the built-in modes of racing, platforming and shooting, you can also plug and play your own levels in a similar fashion how [link to...
Release Date: 08/02/2018
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Rust (also, Rust: Console Edition) is an online survival game set in the wilderness. You explore, gather and craft materials to manage hunger, thirst, health and protection. The preparation is to ward off the threat of bears, wolves and (more commonly)...
Release Date: 29/10/2018
Out Now: Android and iOS
Garena Free Fire (also called Free Fire Battlegrounds, Free Fire, Garena Free Fire-New Beginning) is a shooting game like Fortnite but only played on mobile phones and tablet devices. It is highly popular for its online battles where 50 players search...
Release Date: 27/02/2018
Out Now: Android, PC and iOS
Coming Soon: Mac
Components: 2D Overhead, Hand-Made and Open World
One Hour One Life is a civilisation survival game where each player lives a whole life in an hour of play and then passes away. Born as a baby into the care of anonymous other online players, you initially depend on them for food. Quickly growing, you...
Release Date: 25/02/2021
Out Now: PS4, PS5, Stadia and Xbox One
Coming Soon: PC and Xbox Series X|S
Riders Republic is an extreme sports game. You can mountain bike, ski, snowboard, fly in a wingsuit and rocket-suit. This builds on other spots games with tens of online players competing at once in each event.
Release Date: 23/01/2020, updated in 2021
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
Piggy Roblox game is an adventure horror game where you are a police officer trying to survive being killed by a Piggy character. Through a series of chapters, you play in a range of scenarios where you are under threat of murder by a family of evil...
Release Date: 10/11/2020, updated in 2021
Enlisted is an online shooting game set in historically accurate World War II battle. You play a squad of soldiers and can switch between them as you take on other players doing the same in large online battles. It's unusual not only for its historical...
Release Date: 17/11/2009, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Web, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On
Just Dance 2022 is part of a physically active rhythm game series. Dancing in front of each other isn’t something we often do in families. Just Dance is released with new songs and features each year. It gets parents, carers, children and even...
Release Date: 11/08/2020
Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Hyper Scape is an online shooting game where players battle to be the last man standing. It's unusual because it integrates a feature that allows viewers of matches (on Twitch) to affect the game.
Release Date: 14/12/2015, updated in 2020
Squad is an online-only shooting game where you fight in a team of 50 players against an opposing team. It is unusual because of a deep emphasis on teamwork, co-ordination and strategy, as well as being as realistic to real modern day warfare as...
Release Date: 20/02/2022
Components: 3D First-Person, Blocks, Day and Night and Open World
BattleBit Remastered is a multiplayer shooting game where teams of over 100 players compete in environments where almost everything is destructible. The simple visuals and fragility of architecture result in opportunities to launch surprise attacks, and...
Release Date: 01/05/2021
Scavengers is a strategy survival game with an emphasis on team work and shooting. Squads of three compete to survive in open worlds with harsh environments, computer enemies and periodic missions. Different characters must use their unique abilities...
Release Date: 13/08/2020
Ghostopia is a multiplayer role-play game where you own a haunted mansion. The aim is to develop, build and decorate your grand residence to attract a collection of powerful ghosts. It's a more ambitious game than others on Roblox because the company...
Release Date: 06/02/2018
Eco extends the resource-collecting and building of Minecraft by introducing environmental implications to your actions. Using resources like trees will erode the soil; mining might pollute the river; and each animal depends on another.
Release Date: 25/09/2018
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
Forza Horizon 4 is a thrilling racing game where you race all manner of vehicles across a wide range of landscapes. This fourth iteration is set in the United Kingdom, with Edinburgh’s narrow streets, the Lake District’s hills and rainfall and the...
Release Date: 19/10/2018
Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One
Battlefield V is the latest in a series of first-person shooting games set in various locations, such as Norway, France and Germany, during World War II. Like Call of Duty this aims to recreate the adrenaline, excitement and...
Release Date: 02/08/2012, updated in 2013
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
Clash of Clans is a cartoony strategy war game played on smartphones and tablets. Set in a fantasy world, you take charge of a village and must build defences against attacks from other players. Likewise, you gain resources by attacking others.
Release Date: 15/10/2019
Call of Duty Mobile is a shooting game where up to 100 players compete on large battlefield maps. To win, players shoot each other, ideally in the head, in a range of modes. Fast 5v5 team deathmatches. Sniper vs sniper battles.
Release Date: 19/11/2021
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Open World and Weather
Battlefield 2042 is a shooting game in the Battlefield series. This version of the game focuses just on multiplayer and doesn't have a single-player campaign. It's set in a near future with weapons and gadgets like deployable turrets and drones along...
Release Date: 15/03/2018
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Bomberman is the spiritual ancestor to last-player-standing battles like Fortnite and Apex Legends, but here you all play on the same screen and have the same bomb weapon. There are lots of versions, but in all of them you battle with up to eight...
Release Date: 03/07/2019
Day Z (DayZ) is a post-apocalyptic open world survival game. The population are infected with an unknown virus and you play as one of the few who are immune. You fight other survivors for limited resources and weapons. However If you die there are no...
Release Date: 20/12/2017, updated in 2018
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One and iOS
Playunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle-royale shooting game where you take on 100 players. Like a more realistic version of Fortnite, you collect supplies and out strategize your opponents to become the last person standing.
Release Date: 05/06/2018, updated in 2019
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Realm Royale is battle royale shooting game, like Fortnite. The game features multiple character classes each with unique abilities. It's a spin off of the the hero-based shooting game Paladins by the same...
Release Date: 14/11/2021
Rainbow Friends (Roblox) is a horror adventure where you try to survive a series of nights in a mansion. Each night you are hunted by a series of different coloured enemies, each with different abilities. You have the sole ability to hide in a box to...
Release Date: 20/12/2011
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a role-playing game played with hundreds of other players online, as well as complete single-player narrative-based experiences. It's set in the Star Wars galaxy thousands of years before the films. The game is a...
Release Date: 21/01/2020, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X|S
Temtem is a role-play game like Pokemon but played online against loads of other players. You collect and train Temtem creatures (of which there are 161) while exploring the world. You encounter other creatures controlled by human or computer players...
Release Date: 31/08/2021
New World is an online role-playing game where you colonise fictional land modelled after 1600s colonial America in the Atlantic Ocean. The world is persistent and accommodates 1000s of players to create a living breathing eco-system in MMO (Masively...