20 Best Video Game Multiplayer Modes Of All Time

Destroyers of friendships, builders of brotherhoods.

Video Game Multiplayer Modes
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When it comes to cerebral showdowns of the most intense order, video games are where it's at. You can keep your paltry physical contests involving running or kicking a sphere of leather into a net, we've got rocket-powered cars to drive across the ceiling, ginormous shoulder-mounted cannons to disintegrate our foes and whopping great swords to bury into each others' shoulders.

Yup, nothing ends a "Let's settle this right here, right now" debate quite like a bout of Tekken or Call of Duty, but which modes over the years have gone on to be the greatest ruiners of friendships, or the builders of brotherhoods?

Indeed, across the last 30 years we've seen gaming go from the NES delights of Balloon Fight through to Xbox Live showcasing Halo 2's masterful online showdowns, or more recently the likes of Fortnite Battle Royale's 100 player deathmatches. Whether it's local couch co-op or a trans-global concoction of skill levels from all around the world and back, multiplayer gaming has seen some spectacular mechanics and rulesets, all designed to let you come out on top in style.

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Gaming Editor at WhatCulture. From wielding shovels to resting at bonfires, fighting evil clones to brewing decoctions, this is one hell of a fun industry to pick apart.