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10 Best Local Wi-Fi Multiplayer Games For Android

by Ritik Singh
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When hanging out with friends, you can enjoy multiplayer games over the same Wi-Fi network. That gives a fair advantage of the same Wi-Fi network instead of an unreliable cellular connection. Whether you’re playing with friends or family, these local Wi-Fi multiplayer games for Android can amplify the fun. Here are some of the best that we love to play at TechWiser – from action-packed shooters to light and casual board games.

1. Pocket Tanks

Pocket Tanks game playing on two Android phones in WiFi lobby

Remember those epic tank battles from your childhood computer? Pocket Tanks brings that gameplay to your mobile phone. This is a two-player game and you get two tanks: one for you and one for your friend. The mission is to destroy the other player before you get destroyed. Choose between different weapon types, and carefully aim your shot to hit the other tank. The one who blasts the other player faster wins.

Two friends can either play it on the same screen, taking turns to fire upon each other or if you prefer, you can create a Wi-Fi lobby where both can connect using two separate devices. You can also play it as a single player or with other players online.

  • Number of players: 1-2 players
  • Price: Free

Download Pocket Tanks

2. Among Us

Among Us puts you on a spaceship with your friends as crewmates, but watch out for imposters – they might be your friend in disguise. You play either as a crewmate or an imposter.

As a crewmate, you need to complete tasks scattered around the spaceship and identify the imposters before they eliminate everyone. As an imposter, you need to eliminate others when found alone, sabotage the ship, avoid suspicion, and frame innocent crewmates.

Among Us can be played online or over local Wi-Fi (including mobile hotspots) with up to 15 people.

  • Number of players: 4-15 players
  • Price: Free

Download: Among Us

3. Mini Militia Classic

Mini Militia brings back so many memories of local multiplayer battles with friends on our college Wi-Fi. My friends and I have spent hundreds of hours enjoying this game.

For starters, it’s a multiplayer combat game laid out in a 2D world. You get stick-based shooting controls and a jetpack for aerial maneuvers. Take down your friends with a variety of weapons, from the classic machine gun to the long-range sniper, or go all-out with grenade launchers and flamethrowers.

Mini Militia’s chaotic fun never gets old. The developers had originally removed Wi-Fi play modes from the game, but they brought it back on popular demand as a Classic version.

  • Number of players: Up to 12 on local Wi-Fi, up to 6 online
  • Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Download: Mini Militia Classic

4. DUAL!

Playing the Dual game on two Android phones over WiFI

Dual is a unique local multiplayer game for two players on Android and iPhone. Unlike traditional games, it uses both phone screens side-by-side to create a single playing field.

Connect your phone and your friend’s phones together using Wi-Fi, line them up side-by-side, and start playing. You control a small tile on your phone screen and tilt it to move and aim. Tapping the screen fires a projectile at the opponent’s tile on the other phone’s screen. Destroy your opponent before it destroys you.

  • Number of players: 2 players
  • Price: Free

Download: Dual

5. BombSquad

BombSquad is a fun and offline local multiplayer Wi-Fi game for Android where each player has to throw bombs at the other, trying to defeat them in arena-style combat. Throw bombs, punch your enemies, and capture flags.

Plus, there are a number of mini-games inside the main game, like bomb hockey – all with wacky physics, funny characters, and explosions that make it fun to play. The game supports a game pad and you can also play it on your Android TV.

  • Number of players: Up to 8 players
  • Price: Free

Download: BombSquad

6. Special Forces Group 3

Miss those intense Counter-Strike battles? Special Forces Group 3 is a similar first-person shooter game inspired by CS. You can play as either special forces or terrorists. There are over 35 different maps and weapons. Work together with your team to eliminate the other team. You respawn automatically when you’re killed.

It will surely remind you of your CS days. In addition to offline single-player and online multiplayer, the game supports LAN and Wi-Fi hotspot play. You can play with up to 16 people, making it perfect for a fun get-together with friends.

  • Number of players: Up to 16 players
  • Price: Free, with ads

Download: Special Forces Group 3

7. Sea Battle 2

Sea Battles 2 game playing locally on two phones over Bluetooth

Sea Battle 2 is a classic Battleship board game. You strategically place your ships on a grid and take turns firing shots at your opponent’s grid. Here’s the fun: only you know where your ships are placed, they’re hidden for the other player and vice versa.

This hidden information adds a layer of deduction as you try to guess the location of your opponent’s ships. The game offers various weapons like airplanes, mines, and radar to enhance your strategic options.

You can play the game online, offline against the AI, or with a friend on the same screen. It also supports local multiplayer by connecting two phones via Bluetooth.

  • Number of players: 2 players
  • Price: Free, with video ads

Download: Sea Battle 2

8. Mini Motor Racing

If car racing with a traditional first-person or third-person perspective is not your jam then you can try Mini Motor Racing. The game has a top-down camera perspective with over a dozen miniature cars and over 50 tracks to race on.

Choose from a variety of car types, including hatchbacks, big rigs, and even school buses. Play solo or race with friends in online multiplayer or local Wi-Fi matches for 2-4 players.

  • Number of players: 2-4 players
  • Price: $2.99 or INR 220

Download: Mini Motor Racing

9. Rush Rally 3

Rush Rally 3 is a realistic rally simulation game for Android. Experience high-quality 60fps racing in any weather condition, day or night. Race across over 72 stages with diverse surfaces like snow, gravel, tarmac, and dirt. Real-time vehicle deformation and damage add to the immersion.

Play with friends online or offline multiplayer (here’s how it works). However, it’s a paid game. To try it out before you buy, download the Rush Rally 3 Demo from the Google Play Store.

  • Number of players: Up to 8 players
  • Price: $5.99 or INR 499

Download: Rush Rally 3 | Demo

10. Wreckfest

Wreckfest is a demolition derby racing game. You can play it online or in local multiplayer with friends. Choose your car, upgrade it with different parts and customizations, and get ready to rumble. Race neck-and-neck and wreck your opponents’ cars.

Wreckfest features true-to-life physics simulation. And beyond cars, you can also have fun with crazy vehicles like crop harvesters, lawnmowers, school buses, three-wheelers, and more.

  • Number of players: up to 12 players
  • Price: $9.99

Download: Wreckfest

If You Have Internet, Try These Multiplayer Games

Here are some other games I quite like and play often with my friends. However, you’ll need an internet connection to play them in multiplayer mode.

  • Brawl Stars: You battle on a large 2D map with a gun, aiming to eliminate opponents, collect rewards from defeated players and scattered items, and avoid getting eliminated yourself. Take cover in bushes to regenerate health and steer clear of poisonous clouds. Play with up to 10 players.
  • Mech Arena: Giant robots clash in Mech Arena. Team up online to destroy enemy mechs and capture checkpoints for victory. But remember, reloads are slow and movement is limited. Strategize your moves to win the battle.
  • Call of Duty Mobile: Your classic fps shooter game on mobile. Team up with friends or go solo and fight for dominance in a variety of classic game modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Search and Destroy. Multiple maps, game modes, and weaponry are available.
  • Gladihoppers: Gladihoppers is like a gladiator version of ragdoll wrestling. Battle other gladiators (or your friends online) with funny physics, unlock cool weapons and armor, and fight to win the arena.

Games That Bring Friends Closer

There are hundreds of local Wi-Fi multiplayer games on Android. We’ve explored some top contenders, but this list merely scratches the surface. Do share with us your favorite games that you like playing with your friends and colleagues in your free time in the comments below.

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