Top Xbox One multiplayer games for 2016

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Current gen consoles have really taken the concept of multiplayer to a whole new level, catapulting gaming from a single player experience to a community of fans who play together and show off their skill straight from the console dashboard.

Many games are increasingly mixing in multiplayer elements with single player campaigns, like the Vendetta missions in Shadow Of Mordor or how you can take on enemies that killed other players in Nioh.

For the pure mutliplayer though, there's plenty of games worth checking out this year that can suck up hundreds of hours if you give them a chance, and it's interesting how many of them aren't first person shooters. Here we're going to look at 11 different games that feature absolutely rocking multiplayer on the Xbox One.

Some have fared better post-launch than others however, like the perhaps ill-fated Evolve. The 4v1 concept of hunters versus monster was a great idea that caused a lot of buzz, but unfortunately hasn't been warmly received since its initial release. Don't fret if you liked the concept though – that style is poised to appear in several more upcoming games, like the 7v1 of the upcoming slasher/teen victim titles coming soon.

Before getting into the actual list, there's something that's perhaps a little sad and in need of addressing: quite a few of these game haven't actually released in 2016, as unfortunately we haven't reached those huge catalogs from the previous gen yet and both Sony and Microsoft are still playing catch up.

Note that these aren't all Xbox One exclusive multiplayer titles (frankly there aren't enough of them to make a worthwhile list), but rather simply games you can play with friends on the Xbox One.

Published Jun. 6th 2016

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