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Cross-play games on Android allow you to play with friends on PC and consoles or pick up and resume your game from another device. As they are available on more demanding platforms, they often have features many mobile games do without, making cross-play titles some of the best games on Android.

We've gathered the best cross-play games into this roundup. From RTS titles to MMOs, there's something here for everyone. However, we recommend picking up one of our top Android-compatible controllers for the more competitive titles like Brawlhalla.

1 Teamfight Tactics

One of the best auto-chess games available, Riot's League of Legends spin-off is a great competitive experience accessible for casual players. You'll compete in an eight-player free-for-all to see who can build, position, and manage a group of characters and bring them to victory. The mechanics are easy to learn, and each match is different, encouraging you to try different strategies each time. The variety of items and characters means you'll be desperate for another game as soon as the first is over.

Note that text chat is unavailable for mobile users, so you won't be able to communicate with other players in-game.

Platforms: Android, iOS, PC, Mac

2 Old School RuneScape

For a good reason, Old School RuneScape is one of the best MMORPGs on Android. Jagex cut no corners when porting the classic game to mobile, and it shows. The UI was carefully redesigned for mobile, and it's not missing any of the features offered by the desktop version.

Players looking to pick up a new MMO should make this their first call. It's simple to learn and is perfect for short gaming sessions. Even if you're a dedicated PC gamer, we recommend giving this mobile version a go. Accounts are synced across platforms, so you can pick up where you left off anytime.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

3 RuneScape

It might seem odd to have RuneScape twice on this list, but as seasoned players know, RuneScape is an entirely different beast than its Old School brother. Old School RuneScape builds off the 2012 version of the game, but RuneScape is packed with over a decade of new features and updates. Players looking for an MMO that's constantly evolving have to give this a go. Just as with Old School, Jagex has carefully thought about this port, resulting in a smooth and well-engineered experience that's as fun to play on mobile as on desktop.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

4 Ticket to Ride

Ticket To Ride is one of the most straightforward yet rewarding, family-friendly board games. Its digital counterpart provides the same experience with handy tools like online matchmaking. The ability to cross-play on nearly any platform is a huge boon, with only Xbox players left out of this party. This is your best bet if you're looking for a great digital board game suitable for all ages.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows (Steam), Mac, PlayStation.

5 Genshin Impact

Despite the endless late-game grind and aggressive monetization, Genshin Impact is still a good time-sink for RPG fans. Cross-play means you can adventure with your friends even when you're on the go, and the expansive open world means you'll have plenty of opportunities.

Genshin Impact offers tons of characters, flashy combat, and stunning graphics. If you want a long-lasting RPG you can easily play with your friends wherever you are, give Genshin Impact a shot. To join your friends, log into the server they're on, and you are good to go.

Platforms: Android, iOS, PlayStation

6 ​​​Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Minecraft has come a long way since its inception, churning out updates yearly with no sign of stopping. Perfect for creative and hardcore gamers alike, Minecraft gives you all the tools to turn your imagination into reality. Multiplayer is the best way to experience Minecraft, allowing you to adventure, build, and fight with all your friends.

Be aware that you won't be able to play with Minecraft Java Editionowners. That version is only available on PC, and while it offers similar features, it doesn't have the same cross-play compatibilities as Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch

7 Among Us

The whodunit game that skyrocketed in popularity in 2020 remains just as fun today. Each session has 4-15 players assigned to complete tasks. However, one "imposter" is tasked with killing everyone else. The game asks you to complete your tasks while identifying the imposter.

As an exclusively multiplayer experience, its extensive cross-play support helps keep the game popular. Even better, the free mobile version makes this the best place to snag the title if you're on a budget.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Nintendo Switch

8 Brawlhalla

Possibly the best platform-fighting game on Android, Brawlhalla is the closest you'll get to Super Smash Bros on your phone. It offers new players approachable gameplay that, while hard to master, is easy to learn. A significant amount of content is locked behind a paywall, but the core game remains free.

Brawhalla is continually updated with new characters and game modes. There are plenty of characters from other franchises, so expect to see some familiar faces.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch

9 Battle for Wesnoth

One of the most underrated turn-based strategy games available, Battle for Wesnoth takes place in a traditional fantasy world populated by elves, orcs, dwarves, trolls, and dragons. While the premise might seem underwhelming, Battle for Wesnoth's strength lies in the depth of its story and rewarding gameplay.

Each map consists of beautiful hexagon tiles, and attaining victory requires a careful mix of resource management and strategy. Unlike many mobile ports, Battle for Wesnoth has an extensive modding community accessible straight from the main menu, giving you endless hours of gameplay.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

10 Hearthstone

Hearthstone's success lies in its beautifully simple gameplay. The standard game mode follows a straightforward gameplay loop: Players take turns deploying minions and casting spells to reduce their opponent's health to zero.

After years of updates, each providing new cards and mechanics, Hearthstone can appear overwhelming, but there are plenty of alternate game modes to ease new players into the game.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

11 Diablo Immortal

Diablo immortal offers hours of gameplay, plenty of classes, and enjoyable ARPG gameplay. However, it's hampered by greedy monetization and late-game grind, just like Genshin Impact. But it might be the perfect option if you're looking for an excellent cross-play game with friends.

Lots of the late-game content in Diablo Immortal requires you to party up, so it's perfect if a group of you is looking to start a new adventure together. Characters are saved between platforms so you can switch between PC and mobile without a hitch.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Windows

12 Sky: Children of the Light

Sky: Children of the Light is a relaxing RPG that is ideal if you want to explore with a friend. Don't worry; there are still dungeons and quests to complete, but they're done much more leisurely. There's no pressure to do anything, so you can sit back and play instruments if you want.

Whether you're looking for a game to wind down with or want to play an accessible RPG with friends, Sky: Children of the Light has you covered.

Platforms: iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch

13 World of Tanks Blitz

A competitive arena game where you'll control various tanks from history, World of Tanks Blitz is part shooter, party strategy game. While it leans further into arcade-style gameplay than its bigger brother, it's a much more strategic experience than most shooters, but there are plenty of bizarre game modes to relax with.

World of Tanks Blitz is the perfect game if you're looking for some competitive multiplayer action. It's available on various platforms for free, so your friends can jump in regardless of what devices they own.

Platforms: iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC

Play games with your friends on different devices

These cross-play games offer fantastic multiplayer experiences, but if it's competitive action you're after, there are plenty of options exclusive to Android. But before searching, try our roundup of the best online multiplayer PvP games on the Play Store.