ByKen McDonnell, writer at Creators.co
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As developers and publishers attempt to widen the appeal of their Video Games we've seen countless franchises, which were predominantly focused on singleplayer campaigns, incorporate multiplayer. We've come to expect more now if a singleplayer game is short in length. Take the case of [The Order: 1886](tag:2707754). The fact that there was no multiplayer after the campaign was considered to be fine, provided the title had enough content in its singleplayer mode. It didn't.

Gamers want and deserve more for the amount of money it costs us to buy a brand new AAA title. Some franchises have failed miserably with an awfully tacked-on multiplayer mode to keep us "happy". However, some have excelled at it. Therefore, before the release date of Mass Effect: Andromeda, let's take a look at some of the best multiplayer modes available in what are considered to be singleplayer games!

Mass Effect
Mass Effect

Mass Effect: Andromeda - Learn From These 4 Games With Exceptional Multiplayer Modes!

I'm assuming that seeing as you're looking for Mass Effect, the majority of gamers that are reading this prefer singleplayer games. I would most certainly say that's the case for myself, even though there have been a few exceptions along the way. But are you more of a singleplayer or multiplayer kind of gamer? Let us know in the comments below!

Mass Effect: Andromeda
Mass Effect: Andromeda


Gears of War -Gears of WarGears of War was probably one of the best reasons to own an Xbox 360Xbox 360. It was dark, gripping, and superbly enjoyable to play. Its campaign was filled with fun characters, amazing set-pieces, a tremendous sense of atmosphere, and just general bad-assery. But attached to this singleplayer adventure was one of the most satisfying multiplayer experiences on the console.

From Gears of War to Gears of War 3, Epic Games created some of the most enjoyable multiplayer modes I've ever engaged with. From its traditional four-on-four competitive gameplay, to Gears of War 3's Beast and Horde modes, this series had it all. If Mass Effect: Andromeda has a multiplayer feature to rival this series, I'd be pretty damned happy!

Gears of War
Gears of War

Halo - Two from Microsoft and the XBOX! The Halo franchise has always put the adventures of Master Chief and Cortana in front of its multiplayer modes, but that wasn't why a lot of us stuck around. Halo has some of the most revered multiplayer in the industry. But I suppose no game in this series will ever replicate the complete package that was Halo 2.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is obviously in a whole other category than the Halo games, but if Bioware can craft something as captivating and wholesome as Halo 2 - oh, the tears of joy.

Halo 2
Halo 2

Borderlands - How could we not mention the genius of Borderlands?! We never dreamt that the melding of an FPS with an RPG could be so satisfying. Borderlands 2 has a remarkable campaign! Its characters are brilliant, the gameplay is exception, and the progression system in itself is a marvel. But throw another player into the mix and things just get out of control! But where to go from here?

Borderlands
Borderlands

What Do You Want From its Release Date?

Picking a fourth franchise was actually pretty difficult. Which series should be represented beside these giants? Personally, I'm struggling picking between the likes of Uncharted, Red Dead Redemption and GTA V. But what singleplayer series would you put on the list?

Mass Effect 3 actually had a really enjoyable multiplayer component, do you just want more of the same? Which franchise has a multiplayer mode that just kept you coming back for more? Is anyone else enjoying Metal Gear Online from [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain](tag:2683985)? Let us know in the comments!

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