The game has grown away from local multiplayer. Now, the focus is either on online multiplayer experiences or story-driven single-player titles. Ideally, this gives players the best of both worlds.
That doesn’t mean that online games haven’t incorporated sprawling stories, though. With the advantage of being based online, players can discover new content together. This has resulted in a long list of games that are effectively endless. Whether you love playing tabletop games online or are looking for a new game to dive into, here are some great online games driven by great stories.
- Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact has over 60 million subscribers and it’s easy to see what made this action game so popular. Not only is it free, which makes it easily accessible, but the storyline is fun and the creators release regular game updates.
The story follows the traveler who travels through seven nations in search of his twin brother who was lost in a battle against the forces of evil. They have to cross a vast world with a load of interesting and funny characters in order to find them.
- sea of thieves
Sea of Thieves lets you join up to four of your friends and set sail. Set sail as a pirate and work together to battle enemy ships. The game requires more coordination than you think, so decide between yourselves who will lead which part of the ship.
One person can navigate, another can be in charge of the cannons, and the other can oversee the repair of damaged areas. The high seas are never the same twice, so expect a new experience with every session.
- Sky: Children of the Light
Another online game, Sky: Children of the Light has a sweet story for the player to follow. Its graphic design, music and atmosphere make it relaxing and fun to play.
Your job as one of the Children of Light is to seek out the stars that fell from the sky long ago and restore them to their rightful place. Only by doing this can you return the once bustling kingdom to its peaceful and prosperous state. Although you can play it a lot on your own, you may need to ask other players for help in some areas. You can fly through the different locations together, collect candles and restore light for forgotten ancestors.
- Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2’s single-player experience is strong, but the online world is equally impressive. You’ll never run out of things to do in the online world with its regular updates and the fun experience of creating your own character from scratch.
Playing as Arther Morgan had its perks, but playing as an entire character of your own creation creates a completely different experience. Scour the map and decide if you want to take bounties, help people out to be friendly, or go the opposite way and be a nuisance just because you can.