Games That Can be Played Against Friends on Two Different Computers or Just One

By Lane Cummings
Numerous computer games allow friends to enjoy them together.

Recent technology allows you to play computer games with the sharpest graphics, most vivid colors and the most realistic sound effects. However, half the fun of playing such a game is sharing the adventure with a friend. Luckily several computer games allow you to play with or against friends on the same or different computers.

Final Fantasy

Hironobu Sakaguchi created Final Fantasy, an imaginative, role-playing computer game. Players choose a character, selecting one of five mythical races: Hume, Elvaan, Tarutaru, Mithra or Galka. You also choose the gender, face and body type for your character. Players may choose one of six initial jobs for their character such as warrior, thief or monk, as well as three magical jobs. The plot of your character's adventure unfolds as he progresses through the landscape, encountering obstacles and other personas. You and a friend can play this game at the same time from different computers, but you need a separate copy of the game for each computer. To interact with each other at the same time during this game, use the log-in information for just one of the computers.

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is a "Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" where players select a character and enter into the fantastical realm of Azeroth. When choosing such an avatar, players have to decide if their character will be part of the Alliance or Horde and then choose between humans or dwarves for the Alliance and orcs and trolls for the Horde. Once you select your avatar, you encounter other characters, battle monsters and explore the realm. If you want to play simultaneously with or against a friend on a separate computer, each player needs to have this game installed on his computer. At that pont, to play simulataneously, each person needs to log in at the same time using one person's log-in data.

Online Multiplayer Games

The website Funny-games.biz has multiplayer games that you and friend can play from one computer. One example of such a game is "Gib Fest Multiplayer", in which you and a friend have to shoot a range of cows and spiders, earning money for accuracy. They money is used to upgrade weapons.

Similarly, the website Play-free-online-games.com has numerous multiplayer games, which feature imaginary lands and inventive characters that you can play with a friend on one computer. For example, it boasts the 1100 AD, which challenges you and other players to live and work, conquering obstacles in medieval times.

Another such website is Flyordie.com that offers games like online pool, chess, checkers or backgammon that you and other players can play together from one computer.

About the Author

Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."