Best crossplay games 2023

The best crossplay games can be enjoyed by Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, and PC gamers alike. From Minecraft to Among Us, we've picked out the best of the best.

Cross-play games are a sign of our enlightened times. Back in the day, with the console wars at their peak, gamers played whatever was on the Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation console that they owned, while thinking about how stupid the gamers who had the other consoles were. It was a sad and lonely time.

This list of the best crossplay games shows us just how much the walls have come down. Nowadays, more and more games are available across all consoles (and even on PC and mobile) and not only that, but gamers can play together regardless of their preferred platform. We’ve picked out a selection of all-time greats, including some of the best FPS games, co-op games, RPG games, and more.

Here are the best crossplay games:

  • War Thunder
  • Minecraft
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Rocket League
  • Among Us
  • Destiny 2
  • Call of Duty Warzone 2

1. War Thunder

If you love free shooting games where you do battle against other players within the comfort of combat vehicles, then War Thunder will be the game for you. You can choose whether you want to fight on land, in the air, or at sea, in a tank, plane, or warship respectively. With a long list of maps to choose from (all of which draw from different real-world locations) you’ll find that this is a game that never falls flat when it comes to variety – which is impressive gien that’s free.

Avid readers will probably notice that War Thunder was also featured on our list of the best free Xbox games and its placement in that list was just as well-earned as its placement in this one. If you’re after something that’ll give you easy access to online chaos whenever you want to blow off steam, you can’t go wrong with this game.

War Thunder supports crossplay across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Best crossplay games: Minecraft. Image shows a group of blocky characters sitting around a campfire.

2. Minecraft

Of all the games on this list, nothing quite captures the spirit of crossplay quite so well as Minecraft. With a huge number of playable skins available, this is the only game where you’ll see Mario and Donkey Kong working together with Master Chief, Banjo and Kazooie, Sackboy, and Spider-Man in order to create something beautiful. The image of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo fans working cooperatively on unique Minecraft house ideas is a moving one – maybe world peace is still within our grasp.

Since its release way back in 2011, Minecraft has always been focused on giving players the chance to create something amazing – while at the same time providing solid survival game experience too. Whether you prefer the creative or survivalist elements of the game, there are so many ways to play, and if you’ve never played it before, we recommend you read our guide on how to download Minecraft so that you can get started right away.

Minecraft supports crossplay across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

Best crossplay games: Sea of Thieves. Image shows a pirate holding an energy sword from the Halo series.

3. Sea of Thieves

Developer Rare Ltd. has a number of absolutely incredible games under its belt and it says a lot about Sea of Thieves that it has been the most successful of them all. If you’ve ever wanted to dive into a sprawling pirate adventure with an enormous ocean to explore, filled with tropical islands just waiting for a treasure hunter like you to come along, then this is a definitely one to check out.

The game has a story mode that you and a team of friends can progress through, but you can also have just as much fun getting into hijinx at your own pace. One of the game’s biggest strengths is that its world is absolutely enchanting – you won’t want to leave it. Once you set sail with your friends, we can almost guarantee that you’ll find yourself wondering how the last twenty minutes ended up filling four hours. Not only is this one of the best Game Pass games, but one of the best Xbox Series X games overall.

Sea of Thieves supports crossplay across PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Best crossplay games: Final Fantasy XIV. Image shows a menacing character in armour in front of a planet.

4. Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV is one of the best PS5 RPG games. Aside from a brief MMO dalliance in Final Fantasy XI, the series was largely known for offering top-notch single-player experiences, but for the fourteenth instalment, Square Enix decided to give that whole online thing another go – and while it was initially a huge failure, Final Fantasy XIV as it exists today is an incredible MMORPG that takes the series in a completely new direction, while remaining true to the past.

If you’re waiting desperately for the Final Fantasy 16 release date, this game will give you plenty to sink your teeth into until then. In the world of Eorzea, there are monsters to battle and dungeons to crawl, but you could also sit back with a bit of fishing, or spend time running errands for townspeople. This is a game you can play at your own pace, and what makes it even more appealing is the fact that you can start for free and play an enormous chunk of the game without paying a thing.

Final Fantasy XIV supports crossplay across PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

Best crossplay games: Fortnite. Image shows Geralt of Rivia out on the battlefield during a game.

5. Fortnite

Like Minecraft, Fortnite does an excellent job of reflecting the spirit of crossplay, because it’s a game where you’ll encounter the likes of Halo’s Master Chief and Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy shooting it out (or building a shelter together) on the battlefield (although, sadly, characters from Nintendo’s stable of IPs are yet to make an appearance).

This is such a well-known game, and it’s even gone on to inspire a number of other games like Fortnite. Still, if you are unfamiliar with it, let us explain: you parachute onto a large island with 100 other players and you have to shoot it out until only one of you is left. As the numbers dwindle, things get pretty intense, and if you find yourself getting killed within the final ten, you’ll end up going back again and again until you win. It’s easy to see how it’s cultivated such a following. Check out our Fortnite VPN guide if you’re worried you’re losing because of connection-based reasons.

Fortnite supports crossplay across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Best crossplay games: Rocket League. Image shows a car driving away from an explosion on a football pitch.

6. Rocket League

We like to imagine that one day someone at Psyonix was playing FIFA when they thought to themselves: “This would be much more fun if I was driving a car”, and so created Rocket League. In reality, it was an evolution of their earlier game Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, but we think that paints a nice picture.

As you can imagine, this is a game that’s all about speedily driving along on a football pitch and trying to score goals with the giant ball that’s rolling around there. Whether you’re someone who wants to make their way up the Rocket League ranks, or more of a casual player, this is a game that appeals to all demographics. While it is by no means high concept, it gives that satisfying type of entertainment that videogames do best – those Rocket League cars are just fun to control, and it’s easy to spend hours with them.

Rocket League supports crossplay across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Best crossplay games: Among Us. Image shows text saying "Crewmate, there are 2 imposters among us." and there are a number of Among Us characters standing beneath the words.

7. Among Us

While it slipped under the radar when it initially released in 2018, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed it into the spotlight in a big way, and now those sussy Among Us characters are some of the most recognisable figures in videogame history. With a unique element of social deduction in its gameplay, and a charming art style, it’s managed to win over hearts around the world.

We already have a guide on Among Us crossplay for anyone who isn’t exactly sure how it works. Basically, though, it’s really easy to jump into a spaceship with a bunch of friends on different devices and then have a lot of fun trying to figure out who among you is a murderer. It’s really cheap (or even free) on most devices, so if you’ve not yet tried it, there’s very little to stop you doing so.

Among Us supports crossplay across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.

Best crossplay games: Destiny 2. Image shows a character in strange armour holding a hammer over their head in triumph.

8. Destiny 2

While 343 Industries have taken over development responsibilities for the Halo series, Bungie is still hard at work with Destiny. Since its release in 2017, Destiny 2 has been consistently updated and expanded, with new PvE storylines that can be enjoyed in co-op mode (check out our Destiny 2 Lightfall missions list to find out more about the latest expansion) and PvP modes that scratch the competitive itch.

This is a game where you can spend time exploring beautiful, otherworldly landscapes with your friends, all while gunning down big bosses with some of the best Destiny 2 weapons.

Destiny 2 supports crossplay across PC, Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Best crossplay games: Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. Image shows a character running across the battlefield holding a sword.

9. Call of Duty Warzone 2

If you’ve ever wanted to see the grittier style and gameplay of the Call of Duty series combined with the chaotic battle royal mechanics of Fortnite, then you’ll love Warzone 2. Building on top of its predecessor, this game has two fantastic new maps: Al Mazrah and Ashika Island. These desolate urban battlefields make for some pretty intense matches.

This is definitely one of the more competitive games on this list, so if you want any guidance on getting started in the game, we recommend you read our article on the best Warzone 2 loadouts, and our Warzone 2 VPN guide will help you to get easier lobbies as well. Either way, if you want to lose yourself in an intense online multiplayer game, this is the one to go for.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 supports crossplay across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

For more gaming recommendations that offer great multiplayer experiences, check out our guides on the best Switch co-op games, the best PS5 multiplayer games, and the best party and split-screen games. Happy gaming, gamers! Love each other.