15 Multiplayer Games To Play With Overseas Friends

As someone who has a lot of experience living abroad, finding games to play with your friends can be quite difficult. I used to love playing PvP games like Overwatch and League of Legends with my friends but these are obviously out of the question as the ping is disastrous. Luckily there are some real gems out there that you can still play with friends living all over the world. Although you might experience some small connectivity issues every now and then, these games are mostly stable even when playing with people from across the globe

Portal 2

In Portal 2 you can easily play coop even from across the globe. Team up with your best friend and solve puzzles together, or screw each other over and develop eternal trust issues.

Available on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox One.


You can easily play Warframe in a different region when you are abroad. If you enjoyed playing Overwatch with your friends you should probably try this one. They are quite different obviously but both feature unique champions or warframes that utilize different ability kits.

Available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

World of Warcraft

There is nothing that sounds more amazing than meeting up with your friends in a fantasy world. Any MMO will do this for you but a special shout-out to World of Warcraft as it’s simply the best fantasy world out there and the Battle for Azeroth expansion will bring a ton of new content.

Available on PC only.


Civilization 6

Civilization 6 is an obvious choice for this list as it hardly requires a stable connection at all. Ideally, you want to play with multiple friends or play a 1v1 as the AI in multiplayer is quite atrocious.

Available on PC only.

Left 4 Dead 2

If you and your friends across the globe want to slaughter a ton of zombies this is the game for you. Although you might experience small latency problems, I never experienced it severe enough to hinder my gameplay.

Available on PC, and Xbox One.

Borderlands 2

Honestly, any coop shooter could be in this spot as they all work similarly when played from different regions. They will mostly run fine but you might experience some small latency issues. However, I chose to give Borderlands 2 the shout out as it’s in my opinion still the best co-op shooter on the market.

Available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


Terraria and Minecraft have their differences but also share a lot of gameplay elements, as they are both survival games that heavily rely on crafting to get the most out of them. Pick Minecraft if you want to build enormous 3D castles, pick Terraria if you want more combat and action.

Available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Divinity Original Sin 2

Divinity Original Sin 2 was made for multiplayer and truly shines when playing with 3 other friends. While playing with my overseas friends we have never run into any connectivity issues at all.

Available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


Although relatively unknown, Antihero is one of the best digital board games currently on the market. It’s also the perfect game to play against a friend. Spend your turns plotting how you will take down your friend through bribery, thievery, and assassinations.

Available on PC, Android, and iOS.

A Way Out

Albeit a recent release, A Way Out is one of the few games out there that must be played in co-op. There is simply no single player available making it an ideal candidate for this list. According to my experiences, you will be able to connect with overseas friends without running into any issues.

Available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.



Challenge your friends in an online game of Hearthstone. Playing in other regions will hardly affect the gameplay, although it might make your moves a bit slower. Nothing else to say really, it’s Hearthstone.

Available on PC, Android, and iOS.

Online Board Games

There are tons of board games that you can play online with friends nowadays, these hardly require a stable internet connection so it’s perfect really. Some recommendation you can check out: The Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, and anything on Tabletop Simulator.

Available on PC and some digital games might also be available for mobile devices.

Don’t Starve Together

Don’t Starve is an excellent survival game that combines style with substance. Don’t Starve Together takes this a step further and add multiplayer in the mix. At the start of your adventure, this works fine when you delegate tasks but widespread panic often ensues when you and your friends have to fight off some dangerous monsters.

Available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Viscera Cleanup Detail

In Viscera Cleanup Detail you play as the team of cleaners that comes in after a massive alien battle has just taken place. Work together with your friends to clean up piles of slime, puddles of blood and hordes of dead bodies. When you think you finished make sure you punch out.

Available on PC only.

Sea of Thieves


Sea of Thieves is an excellent game where you and your friends can meet up and live out your life as rugged pirates. Although you might experience some latency issues while playing Sea of Thieves, it really shouldn’t affect gameplay too much.

Available on PC and Xbox One.

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