Alright, so you’re done with classes for today, homework’s done, you got plenty of free time now. What do you do? Duke it out with your friends online, of course! Still, there are so many titles to choose from. This is why we decided to step in and make your choice much easier. After all, you should be spending your precious spare moments on actual gaming instead of unnecessary browsing all sorts of titles for the gem that you and your friends will love, right?

Below you’ll find a small selection of some fantastic titles that you can try out with your friends. There’s mostly shooting, of course, because action games seem to be the most exciting, but there’s something for the fans of building all sorts of constructions as well. Alright, let’s take a look at these, shall we? Keep in mind that this one is just a tiny selection, there are plenty other great games that you might wish to check out once you’re done with these.

Dead by Daylight 2016-06-14 Adventure Behaviour Interactive
Monster Hunter World 2018-08-09 Action CAPCOM
Elite: Dangerous 2015-04-02 Adventure Frontier Developments
Hunt: Showdown 2018-02-22 Action Crytek Frankfurt
Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition 2015-04-14 Adventure Rockstar Games
Worms W.M.D 2016-08-23 Strategy Team17
Worms Armageddon 1999-05-31 Action & Shooter Infogrames
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes 2015-10-08 Indie Steel Crate Games
Orcs Must Die! 3 2021-07-23 Strategy Robot Entertainment
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide 2015-10-23 Action & Shooter Fatshark
Magicka 2 2015-05-26 Adventure Pieces Interactive
Minecraft Java Edition 2013-11-19 Action Mojang Studios
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition 2015-07-29 Adventure Mojang Studios
Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, Windows 10) 2018-03-20 Adventure Rare
Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition 2015-01-26 Adventure Techland
Divinity: Original Sin 2 | Definitive Edition 2017-09-14 Adventure Larian Studios
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 2015-10-27 Adventure Larian Studios
Monster Hunter World 2018-08-09 Action CAPCOM
Guild Wars GOTY Edition 2005-04-28 MMO ArenaNet
Portal 2 2011-04-18 Adventure Valve
Red Dead Redemption 2 2019-11-05 Adventure Rockstar Games
Overcooked! 2 2018-08-07 Indie Ghost Town Games
Overcooked 2016-08-03 Action & Shooter Ghost Town Games
Overwatch 2016-05-24 Action & Shooter Blizzard Entertainment
Temtem 2020-01-21 Adventure CremaGames
Stardew Valley 2016-02-26 Adventure ConcernedApe
World of Warcraft Battle Chest 30 Days 2004-11-23 Blizzard
PAYDAY 2 2013-08-13 Action & Shooter OVERKILL Software
UNO 2016-12-08 Casual Ubisoft Chengdu
Among Us 2018-11-16 Cooperation Innersloth
A Way Out 2018-03-23 Adventure Hazelight Studios
Broforce 2015-10-15 Adventure Free Lives Games
Castle Crashers 2012-09-26 Adventure The Behemoth
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship 2014-08-21 Adventure DrinkBox Studios
Mortal Kombat 11 2019-04-23 Action NetherRealm Studios
Resident Evil 6 2013-03-22 Horror CAPCOM

Fortnite Battle Royale

Release date:2017
Genre:Third-person shooter, battle royale
Developer:Epic Games

We’ll start with one of the biggest hits in the battle royale genre. Fortnite is basically PUBG-meets-Minecraft. Obviously, the goal of the game is to be the only one alive at the end of the match (you can play the game in teams of up to four players, by the way).

What makes it different from the rest of the crowd, though, aside from its cartoony and family-friendly aesthetics, is the ability to build stuff – walls, ramps, defensive structures and all sorts of obstacles – using the resources lying around the game’s world.


And it’s a free-to-play title, so you should totally try it out if you haven’t yet.

Key features
  • Playable solo, in duos, trios and tercets
  • There’s the additional Zero Build mode which drops all the building-related stuff, it’s just good old-fashioned combat
  • Destructible environment that can be stripped for resources
  • Literally tons of cosmetic items available

Grand Theft Auto Online

Release date:2013
Developer:Rockstar North

Another classic, this one pits you against up to thirty other players in the city of Los Santos.

Actually, you can either work with them or simply ignore them completely, focusing instead on building your criminal empire. There are plenty of activities here, ranging from car, boat, bike and aircraft races through all sorts of deathmatch modes to cooperative bank heists, gang wars, etc.

The developers are constantly updating GTA Online with fresh content, which means there’s plenty to do around here and something exciting waits around pretty much every corner.

Key features
  • You can terrorize Los Santos with other players, not just on your own
  • Still, you can totally ignore them and just focus on your own adventures instead
  • Both co-operative and competitive missions and modes are available
  • Content updates from Rockstar keep the experience fresh and fun

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Release date:2014 (Xbox One), 2019 (PC), 2020 (Xbox Series X/S)
Genre:First-person shooter
Developer:343 Industries

Why bother getting just one Halo game when you can grab a bunch of them at once?

The Master Chief Collection features the first six installments in the series – the first two remastered, to boot. Aside from a collection of classic single-player campaigns, you get a whole pack of great maps and modes to try out, as well as co-op campaigns that you can complete with your friends (the number of players varies from campaign to campaign).

All in all, it’s a fantastic set of staples in the first-person shooter genre. You should totally consider getting this pack.

Key features
  • The Halo series at its greatest, basically
  • The pack contains the following games: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4
  • The first two games received an audio-visual overhaul
  • Still, the core gameplay has remained absolutely intact


Release date:2020
Genre:First-person shooter
Developer:Riot Games

The fabled hero shooter from the creators of League of Legends, Valorant mixes Overwatch-style gameplay with a lot of influences from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

You play as one of the nineteen available Agents, each with a unique set of abilities. You start with a pistol, but quickly earn money that you can spend on better weapons in subsequent rounds, just like in CS:GO.


Your objectives depend on the mode you chose, but they all require you to do your best and work as a cohesive unit with the rest of your team. Valorant is definitely one of the best online shooters around at the moment, you should give it a shot (heheh), considering the fact it’s free to play.

Key features
  • 19 Agents to choose from, each with special skills and a unique ultimate ability
  • Several game modes to try out
  • The game requires not just precise aiming, but great teamwork skills as well
  • It’s basically Overwatch meets Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Release date:2011
Genre:Sandbox, survival

Yeah, it’s still one of the most interesting games that you can play with your friends.

Just create a server, set up the rules and have fun! You can either build stuff together or engage in player versus player combat. Tons of customization options leave a lot of room for surprises and excitement in every single match.

Whether you want to, say, recreate a famous monument faster or just mess around with your pals, Minecraft is a cool game to try out in multiplayer.

Key features
  • A classic sandbox game offering pretty much unparalleled freedom
  • Very fun in multiplayer
  • Heck, your school will probably let you play it during your classes!
  • Grab it if you’re into Lego bricks, but don’t have enough room/moolah for them

Alright, that’s it! These are the five best online games that you can try with your friends from school online. We sure hope you loved our picks! Have fun and see you next time!