Enter the immersive world of EVE Online and forge your own path to through the stars. Players have the choice to decide on any number of “career” paths they want to take, but by far the most exciting is becoming a fighter. Whether you want to participate in 500 player battles, or team up with some friends and form a pirate group that jumps unsuspecting freight ships with massive hauls of deep space goodies, EVE has something for every PvP gamer.
Fast based cartoonish style combat seems to have struck a chord with the gaming community. Overwatch has taken over by storm, introducing extremely strategic six on six combat. The multitude of characters with high skill caps and the necessity of teamwork for victory make this game a real thrill to play. Specialize in a certain role, or be flexible and play whatever your team needs depending on the tide of combat.
World of Warcraft
The most notorious MMO RPG of all time, of course, had to make this list. When you get bored of running multi-hour raids and wiping a dozen times, a lot of players turn to the games well-designed PvP aspect. Duel one on one, or participate in massive battles to test your keybinding and teamwork skills. The possible player builds are endless, making for an always exciting experience.
League of Legends
Coming in as one of the largest eSports games around, League of Legends brings players into an exciting MOBA style experience. Few games require more teamwork and communication to win rounds, and the playable characters have seemingly limitless skill caps. You’re only as good as your team, and proper role execution is a must.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
This Rainbow Six title gives players an unprecedented feel of true swat style PvP. Victory only comes after a well thought out battle plan with your teammates. On defense, you must figure out the most effective way to defend the objective, and on offense, you have to find the best way to infiltrate and reach the target. Each character brings unique skills to the table that can change the battle if used at the right time.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Another top game in eSports, Counter Strike puts players against each other as terrorists and counter-terrorists. Memorization of the maps will greatly help with survivability, and of course, teamwork. Battle exchanges are quick and intense requiring near perfect reflex response time to come out on top.
Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone has unique but well-designed gameplay mechanics and thousands of cards to choose from for deck building. With a continuously growing card and player base, the possibilities are endless and no one deck ever stays on top for too long. This mental game of battle will have you constantly planning your next move and thinking of ways to improve.
Building bases and vast armies to battle it out on distant alien worlds never gets old. Starcraft II introduces a ton of new game mechanics and units, making for even more possible combat combinations to ruin your enemy with. You may have to help your teammates plan a collaborative assault, or even come to their aid when the enemy comes knocking. Strategy and the element of surprise are a surefire way to a victorious round.
Combining ridiculous physics and rocket-propelled cars all battling over a large soccer ball never seemed so fun. Team up with friends and play goalie or go on the offensive while trying to score in the opposing team’s net. With dozens of wacky game modes, this entertaining experience will keep you hooked and coming back for more.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Call of Duty title. Infinite Warfare ramps things up with a futuristic take on combat. Smooth fast-paced combat in conjunction with a variety of game modes makes for an exhilarating experience online. Grab your headset dive into one of the best titles in the Call of Duty franchise.
Battling between Vikings, knights, and samurais is bloody, brutal and tactical. The combat is smooth and handles well on a controller. For Honor does a great job at introducing a broad range of playable character types for even more strategic combat and collaboration between teammates.
Players can once again choose from any number of exciting paths to victory. Whether your goal is to bring your civilization from stone age to become the leading technology masterminds or declaring worldwide nuclear war, the in-depth gameplay never gets old. The depth opens the doors for even better PvP experiences that will have you engrossed for hours at a time.
Mortal Kombat X
Stunning visuals and brutal gameplay bring this must have title into the list. Fighting games are, by creation, focused on PvP. Mortal Kombat X gives players smooth controls that are just downright fun to master and chain death-dealing combos with. It has an expansive online and competitive community to keep you challenged.
Battleborn creates a unique MOBA-style combat system that is hard to pull away from. The beautiful visuals and skill-based strategic combat in immersive maps are a perfect combination. No single player can win a match alone, teamwork is a must if you want to push through the lines of minions and destroy the objective.
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead lets players get a taste of playing both the survivor and zombie. The different zombie classes can create some extremely challenging combos for the armed survivor players. Staying alert and in proper formation is the only way to avoid being picked off one by one. Also, it never gets old running up walls and jumping from building to building as you stalk your prey.
This game is one of the most realistic WWI shooters of all time. Large gorgeous maps and a handful of game modes will have players battling across fields and through towns with bullets flying and bombs dropping. Capable of handling massive 64 player battles, there is no shortage of targets to shoot at, and no shortage of bullets coming your way as well.
Nintendo jumped on the shooter bandwagon and introduced its funky title, Splatoon. Half teen and half squid armed with paint weapons, players will battle it out across strategic maps and game modes. Play the sniper role, or the up close and personal class with a giant paint roller that steamrolls enemy players.
Gather your best gear and weapons before heading off to the crucible for some futuristic battle fun. Bearing similar qualities to Halo games, Destiny brings players into tactical combat across maps of all sizes. The added in-game rewards system games winning rounds even more exciting on top of the vast selection of guns suiting every playstyle.