ITF Gaming’s Best of 2013: Best Multiplayer

The great appeal of multiplayer games is that they allow players to take shots at, score goals against, or humiliate other people instead of emotionless AI drones. The fact that the features have expanded to such an extent that some games allow you to crush the buildings your enemies sit in, or call missile strikes on them shows their massive popularity. Below, you’ll find the games that our writers were able to kill the most people in.

Darryl: Battlefield 4
Multiplayer is one of the largest reasons why we play first-person-shooter titles these days. While the campaign is generally shorter than most video games, the multiplayer section offers expanded gameplay that ultimately leads to a greater amount of lasting appeal. While one particular popular first-person-shooters claims to dominate consoles these days, you know which game I am talking about, I do believe that it has most definitely come in second in comparison to Battlefield 4. Battlefield 4 delivers an amazing multiplayer experience, which completely ghosts its competition in 2013.

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Brady: Battlefield 4
Multiplayer has always been a big part of the Battlefield experience. Despite its multiplayer getting off to a bit of a rocky start, Battlefield 4 does an amazing job at delivering a unique and dynamic multiplayer experience. With a variety of modes to be played across a range of differently designed and sized maps. It’s difficult to get bored with what the game has to offer. A strong class system with each having its own devices or weapons gives the player many options to utilise. Destructibility now plays a bigger role with players being able to level entire skyscrapers to turn the tide of battle. Vehicular combat is still rather important as some maps can be incredibly large but it also becomes a strategy to consider. There’s nothing more satisfying that rigging a vehicle with C4, driving it into a tank or large group of enemies, diving out and then using the detonator to wreak havoc.

Battlefield 4 Review
Bracken: Call of Duty: Ghosts
Multiplayer is a tough category to award definitively, since everyone has their tastes, but in terms of content, map variety, customisability and game modes, Call of Duty: Ghosts is a step above the rest. Call of Duty may be criticised for sticking to the same formula year in, year out, but their multiplayer keeps it fresh and with a team who know exactly what they’re doing with their multiplayer combination, there’s no doubt that Call of Duty is definitely up there, if not undoubtedly the best multiplayer game of the year.

Call of Duty Ghosts Review
Michael: Call of Duty: Ghosts
I personally am not a fan of the Call of Duty franchise. Its repetitive offerings and unchanging core mechanics remind me too much of another franchise I despise; FIFA. That being said however, Ghosts brings something back that I haven’t seen since Modern Warfare; Fun. The multiplayer aspects of ghosts are also easy to pick up, while still retaining a challenge for those looking to master the game. Definitely one of the best multiplayer games of the year, and the one that has my vote.

Below you’ll find a poll where you can tell us which games were the best to embarrass your opponent in. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Best Multiplayer (2013)
Which game had the best multiplayer in 2013?

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