30 Best Cross-Platform Games (2023)

Because rivalries are best when they're multi-device.

Eoin Black
Eoin Black
31 Min Read

Cross-platform games are like multi-lingual polyglots that can communicate with anyone, no matter what device they’re on. It’s like the United Nations of gaming!

Whether you’re a hardcore devotee of casual, a connoisseur of brainteasers, or just someone who prefers to unwind with some good gaming time with your friends, this article will cater to your every whim and fancy. So without further ado, let’s begin our listings for the best cross-platform games!


Call of Duty®: Warzone 2.0

Top Cross-Platform Games - Warzone 2.0
Call of Duty Warzone 2.0

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, PS5

Activision hasn’t ever gone wrong when it comes to the Warzone franchise. With the map changing ever-so-slightly, there’s always something new to explore! The classic battle royal experience ensures you always feel the kick, no matter the situation.

Ready for more? The brand-new play space and sandbox mode make it easy to run the game on multiple platforms! Oh, and Activision loves to dish out free content, so the game always feels fresh to play.

Plus, with maps like Ashika Island, and modes like the Resurgence popping up every update, Warzone 2.0 will keep you and your friends committed for a long time!



Top Cross-Platform Games - Fortnite

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Android

Warzone certainly took Fortnite down a peg or two, but it far from killed it, especially as it’s now cross-play across everything and anything, including mobile.

You don’t need me to tell you why Fortnite is so popular. It defined the BR-boom of the late 2010s and propelled Epic Games to ludicrous heights. No modern game has had the industry impact that Fortnite has; look at how many games are using Battlepass systems now.

The casual art style and gameplay, combined with a massive skill ceiling and tons of streamer support, cemented Fortnite as one of the best cross-platform games ever to exist, now and likely for the next decade or two. Oh, and it’s free-to-play, too, with plenty of game modes to try out with your friends, no matter what console, family, or platform they’re on.


Genshin Impact

Top Cross-Platform Games - Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Android, iOS

There has never been a gacha game quite like Genshin Impact. Not only is it the most mechanically involved entry into the genre, but it’s also the most mainstream. Everybody has heard of Genshin Impact, even if not everyone plays it. That’s thanks, in part, to cross-play between PlayStation, PC, and Mobile players.

Genshin Impact is a collector’s dream! With new characters and gachas popping up every update, you’re bound to have a great time!

Genshin Impact is a great 2023 cross-play game to eliminate both if you’re sick of having too much time and money. It works quite well in cross-play, and the multiplayer aspect is very robust.



Minecraft Key Art

Type: Paid | Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Mobile

There is a genuine conversation to be had regarding which is the more important game of the past 15 years: Fortnite or Minecraft. Regardless of which side of that coin you land on, there’s no denying Minecraft’s popularity regardless.

Its simple sandbox-building gameplay transcends language and age, as evident by its cross-play features’ popularity.

Despite being around for so long, Minecraft doesn’t feel old, thanks to the ginormous community it caters to. Minecraft is even better with friends, and the joy of building can easily be shared no matter your platform.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Top Cross-Platform Games - COD MW 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Type: Paid | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is arguably one of the best entries in the series yet. Infinity Ward has delivered what is possibly, the ultimate COD experience with a lot of polish.

With an advanced yet flexible weapon progression system, weapons tuning, and much smoother gunfights, this game screams, “Play me!”.

It is time to squad up with your buddies because the platform isn’t going to be a problem, all thanks to cross-play across every platform. Visuals and graphics are also worth mentioning because they are no less a treat for sore eyes.


Apex Legends

Top Cross-Platform Games - Apex Legends
Apex Legends

Type: Free | Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch

Apex Legends surprised everyone when it was shadow-dropped by Respawn Entertainment in 2019. It’s one of the biggest free-to-play titles on the market and has only gotten bigger, more robust, and more accessible with each update.

Its ping system is widely used by other games in the space now and is on practically every platform with full crossplay support.

Apex Legends is fast-paced, consistently rewarding, with tons of heroes to try, and offers hours of content whether you want to go at it alone or with friends across different console families and PC.


Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042
Battlefield 2042

Type: Free |Crossplay Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S & PC || PS4 & Xbox One

It’s time to shed all doubt, and dive headfirst into the hottest shooter of 2023! Deploy with up to 128 players, and do everything you possibly can to carry your squad to victory!

With dynamic storms, and environmental hazards, the mayhem never ends. There are a bunch of game modes to explore. From the chaotic ALL-OUT Warfare, to the dystopian PORTAL, there’s almost no chance of taking a breather!

Oh, and did I mention the reintroduction of the class system? Yeah, good luck out there. Seriously!


Rocket League

Top Cross-Platform Games - Rocket League
Rocket League

Type: Free | Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch

Rocket League needs no introduction. It’s a physics-based arcade title that continues to live on, offering an experience no other game has yet imitated. It’s seen some high and low points, but it never completely went out of the picture, especially now that it’s free to play.

Those who remained loyal watched as Rocket League transformed from a fun, casual arcade game into a fully-fledged Esports-ready title.

Rocket League has never been in a better place than it is now regarding its content richness. RL will cater to you if you’ve been looking for a new competitive game to seek your teeth into or a casual title to play with some buddies.



Top Cross-Platform Games - Roblox

Type: Free | Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Android, PC, iOS, Fire OS, Mac OS

You have been living under a rock if you don’t know about Roblox. The title thrives on support from its insanely large community and continuous developer support.

Hundreds of game modes cater to all sorts of people. From Jailbreak to Murder Mystery 2, from Dead Silence to Murder Party, there is soo much this game has to offer that you won’t even know at one point what to play and what not to play.

Who isn’t familiar with Roblox Codes? There are free items for everyone. Plus, Crossplay across all platforms adds more to the fun!


Among Us

Top Cross-Platform Games - Among Us
Among Us

Type: Paid | Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS

Among Us has become a cultural phenomenon and one of the best cross-platform games ever. It lit up Twitch with groups of large content creators collaborating to make Among Us content, helping to send the game’s popularity into the stratosphere.

Among Us has since received a handful of fun updates that have helped keep its fanbase engaged, even if it isn’t at the heights it once was. It’s safe to assume Among Us is here to stay!



Top Cross-Platform Games - Brawlhalla

Type: Free | Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, PS5, macOS, iOS, Android

Ubisoft has done something with Brawlhalla that seems to hit the right spot. Maybe it is cross-play across all platforms, the game’s new refreshing vibe, or the $0 price tag is too hard to resist.

Whatever it is, this game certainly has some fun mechanics for a platform fighter, and we are all for it. With a plethora of new fighting modes and flashy mechanics, Brawlhalla is easily one of the most popular cross-platform games out there!


Fall Guys

Top Cross-Platform Games - Fall Guys
Fall Guys

Type: Free | Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch

Fall Guys is Probably one of the weirdest BR games: part Wipeout and part Takeshi’s Castle. If you’re looking for a game that always keeps you on your toes, it is Fall Guys!

Running, jumping, diving, and grabbing are the only four things you can do. Seems easy enough, right? Wrong.

From weird illogical tactics that somehow worked to not letting anyone else win rather than winning yourself, this game is where we made eternal enemies.


Dead by Daylight

Top Cross-Platform Games - Dead by daylight
Dead by Daylight

Type: Paid | Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch || Android & iOS

Dead by Daylight is one of the best cross-platform games of all time. It had a take on the horror genre that was so unique that other games are starting to replicate the formula, but none have really managed to be successful.

The idea of a competitive PvP horror game was relatively unheard of in the mainstream until Dead by Daylight came out. I’m not sure how, though, because the one killer versus five survivors concept is one that clearly just works so well.

Like Rocket League, this is a game that can be played both competitively, as well as casually with friends across all platforms. It’s constantly receiving updates, making it a great time-sink candidate for those looking for a new title to lose themselves in constantly.


Overwatch 2

Top Cross-Platform Games - Overwatch 2
Overwatch 2

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch

From giant robots to evil masterminds, Overwatch 2 is packed to the brim with villains who would give even the most seasoned heroes a run for their money!

“What happens when you mix a cyborg ninja, a talking gorilla, and a cowboy?” The answer, my dear friend, is chaos, and it’s absolutely glorious. Plus, the ability to play it on almost every platform is just the perfect cherry on top!

And let’s not forget about the game’s stunning visuals and heart-pumping soundtrack. If you’re not humming the main theme for hours after playing, then you’re not doing it right.


Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite Render
Halo Infinite

Type: Free| Crossplay Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X

Halo Infinite is the latest offering in the Halo franchise from Microsoft. While this doesn’t have a traditional co-op campaign fans were looking forward to, Halo Infinite features a robust multiplayer system.

If you want to enjoy classic Halo modes in their latest engine, with better visuals, network quality, and hours of fun, then you can’t go wrong with Infinite.

The campaign is good fun, but the multiplayer aspect is arguably stronger. Crossplay is available on every single platform and client this is available on, meaning whether you’re playing on Steam or through Game Pass for PC, you can enjoy the most polished Halo experience with your friends!


Forza Horizon 5

Top Cross-Platform Games - Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5

Type: Paid | Crossplay Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox Cloud Gaming

Coming in hot is the latest addition to the Forza Fam – Forza Horizon 5. With its absurdly huge map featuring Mexico, Microsoft made sure that it left its predecessor in smoke with a taste of carbon.

Forza Horizon 5 has a new and improved mechanic for how cars drive. The cars feel more grounded and have somewhat of a real feel to them. The learning curve for new players has greatly been reduced. The overwhelming feel of quests thrown at your face in Forza Horizon 4 has also been toned down to have a balanced feel.

Crossplay also means that no matter which platform your friends play on, you will never be left behind. It’s also available on Game Pass on both PC and Xbox Platforms.



Top Cross-Platform Games - Multiversus

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X

MultiVersus sort of came out of the left field. It’s a Smash Bros-style brawler featuring Warner Bros IP characters, meaning you can play as Velma from Scooby Doo and fight Rick from Rick and Morty.

It serves as a great casual experience and a time sink you can invest 100s of hours into. Rarely does a game manage to do both of those things so well and be incredibly fun simultaneously.

If you’re looking for a PvP cross-platform game to sink some hours into with your friends, give this fledgling fighter a chance.


Sea of Thieves

Top Cross-Platform Games - Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves

Type: Paid | Crossplay Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Xbox Cloud Gaming

If you fantasize about becoming a pirate, Sea of Thieves is as close as it gets. Set out on your voyage in the rough sea filled with cranky pirates and looters. You will have to stand out among the worst of the worst to survive.

Seemingly a simple game that turns out to be the exact opposite because this game has so much to offer that you can go on for days discovering new quests and activities. Team up with a crew of a maximum of 3 members to further add to the party.


War Thunder

Top Cross-Platform Games - War Thunder
War Thunder

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC (Windows & Linux), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, macOS, Oculus, VIVE

Fighter Planes, tanks, and ships. All weapons of mass destruction are bound together in a free-to-play game. This is a combination, and people call it War Thunder. It was released in 2011 and hasn’t failed to impress people with its unique combat style.

Call your friends, squad up, and pick your vehicle of choice because it’s time to rumble. It doesn’t matter if it’s domination mode or ground attacks; you will always have your hands full of fun activities.

Put on a good pair of headphones because the sound design of War Thunder is something that gives life to our experience.


Final Fantasy XIV

Top Cross-Platform Games - Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV

Type: Paid | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5

Being dramatic, FFXIV is sort of like the chosen one of MMOs. It’s the title that finally put the nail in WoW’s coffin, thanks to help from Blizzard’s own executives. The game has become so popular in the last two years that sales of it actually had to be suspended as there was not enough server room to accommodate all the new players.

While the server shortage issues will continue until the microchip market returns to normal, it’s still worth trying to pick up Final Fantasy XIV, especially as a new player.

There are hundreds of hours worth of content and expansions for you to catch up with before you’re up to date with where the story and game are now, making it one of the best bang for your buck options in all of gaming, not just in terms of cross-play.


Destiny 2

Destiny 2 Classes
Destiny 2

Type: Paid | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X

Destiny 2 is one of the best games you can get into, and Bungie continues to expand, update, and improve it with expansions, more loot, and tons of content. The gameplay is incredible, the art direction continues to top itself, and the multiplayer aspect is top-notch.

Destiny 2 is available on various current and last-gen consoles, as well as PC, and supports cross-play between every platform. If you’ve been disappointed by the wave of looter-shooters that always fail to live up to their promise, give Destiny 2 a shot, and be surprised in more ways than one.


Need for Speed Unbound

Need for Speed Unbound Artwork
Need for Speed Unbound

Type: Paid | Crossplay Platforms: PC, Xbox Series S|X, PS5

Unlike Heat, Unbound has a pretty distinct visual style from its characters and the different anime/hand-drawn effects that show up on the screen as you drift, boost, and propel your vehicle in the air and wings come out of your car. It’s a bit divisive regarding art direction, but they’re certainly doing something original.

It’s a gorgeous game and runs quite well on PC, as well as current-gen hardware. On top of that, with its seamless approach to multiplayer, you’ll be glad to know that it supports crossplay across each platform. It’s a step in the right direction for the series, and we’re excited to see what kind of support it gets in 2023.


No Man’s Sky

Top Cross-Platform Games - No Man's Sky
No Man’s Sky

Type: Paid | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch

If I were completely biased, No Man’s Sky would be my number-one pick for the best cross-platform games in 2023. There has never been a comeback story as great as that of Hello Games and No Man’s Sky in gaming or any other media.

The turnaround this game has seen is nothing short of miraculous. The constant stream of free updates and developer support turned it from what was essentially a con job into the greatest space exploration sandbox ever made.

Base building, dynamic flying, town management, and more have all helped the No Man’s Sky community thrive across cross-play on PC and basically every console, as well as the Nintendo Switch, which saw a release in late 2023.


For Honor

For Honor
For Honor

Type: Paid | Crossplay Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, PS5

Say what you want about Ubisoft, but at least they continue to update their multiplayer titles in meaningful ways. Technical updates over the years have made For Honor a highly optimized title across all platforms, and despite its age, it looks very good no matter where you play it.

The combat is obviously the highlight, with so much depth and hero variety that you can easily sink hundreds of hours trying to learn all its complexities and movesets.

Despite many medieval-styled combat titles on the market, For Honor offers something unique, and its 1v1 battles are as intense as ever. One of the significant updates of last year was the addition of proper crossplay support, which means you can now play with your friends across any console, family, and PC.


Teamfight Tactics

teamfight tactics
Teamfight Tactics

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, macOS, Android, iOS

What do you get when you jam the League of Legends universe with Auto-Chess? In TFT’s expansive worlds, eight summoners duke it out in a battle of attrition. Your goal? grow your team, gain gold, and be the better one between the bunch.

With gimmicks like inter-dimension travels, boss fights, and game-changer carousels, the challenge is never-ending. Now, pair all of this with economy and position management, and the battle elevates to a whole new level!

The best part? there are no inherent advantages of choosing one platform over the other. Play on your phone during traveling, run it back on your PC, and if you’re too bored, the big screen of that iPad might help!


Pokemon Unite

Top Cross-Platform Games - Pokemon Unite Logo
Pokemon Unite

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Personally, I’m not one for MOBAs, but I can’t deny just how enjoyable Pokemon Unite is. It’s a rare case of a game nobody asked for actually being awesome.

I mean, how does the formula work in theory? I have no idea, but in practice, it’s far more enjoyable than a lot of the major MOBA games out there, like League.

It doesn’t have much of a competitive scene, but it doesn’t really need it. Having multi-platform cross-play as a part of an actually fun battle arena is more than enough. If you and your buddies are DOTA or LoL fans, you should consider giving Pokemon Unite a spin.



Top Cross-Platform Games - Smite

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking for a more traditional MOBA that isn’t ancient like DOTA and League, Smite is your way to go. It serves as a comfortable middle ground between a casual game like Unite and the aforementioned uber-competitive battle arenas.

I don’t enjoy MOBAs, but I’ve poured over 100 hours into Smite, which speaks volumes about its quality. It’s a lot of fun, and if you’re a classics major like me, you’ll find yourself geeking out at its roster of characters.

Plus, it’s available on the console! With cross-play, that means you can play with all your friends, not just a few of you that are PC elitists. What’s even better is that it’s also out now on the Nintendo Switch, so you can play it with your friends on the move.



Top Cross-Platform Games - Paladins

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch

Paladins is a free-to-play fantasy FPS that features an Overwatch-like mechanic but don’t worry; this game has a soul of its own.

Paladins have meticulously curated champions, each one with an ability that is in a class of its own. This 5v5 shooter has a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of you it, you will be melting your way through enemies like a hot knife through butter.

It’s not all run and gun as your team needs to fill the shoes of 4 different classes, each with a role of their own. Tons to abilities to learn about, well-balanced maps, and satisfying sound mechanics, Paladins surely gives Overwatch a run for its money.



Top Cross-Platform Games - Heartstone

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PC, iOS, Android, Amazon App Store, macOS

At this point, there isn’t a gamer alive that hasn’t heard of Hearthstone. If you like card games, chances are you’ll enjoy Hearthstone. At the same time, liking card games means understanding and accepting just how much money you might have to sink into a game like this.

As with other card games, Hearthstone has a professional scene. If you want to climb the ranks to play competitively, you’ll have to sink a lot of money into packs. That’s not to say you and your buddies can’t just kick back and play some casual matches, but you’ll struggle to hold your own in any serious event.

Despite that, Hearthstone is a game that anyone interested in card games should try at least once. It’s available on PC, iOS, and Android and has geo-locked cross-play across all three platforms.



Top Cross-Platform Games - Dauntless

Type: Free | Crossplay Platforms: PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Android & Nintendo Switch

Daultless’ style of gameplay and settings naturally lend themselves to cross-platform functionality. After all, who doesn’t want to hunt some giant monsters with their friends?

While a cross-platform Monster Hunter is still yet to be, Dauntless picks up that slack and more. Dauntless is a free-to-play action-adventure title that’s pretty much Monster Hunter with a different coat of paint. You and your friends team up to fight monsters known as “Behemoths”.

The game comes with a steep skill curve that rewards genuine skill progression over simply playing the game a bunch to level up. Beyond that, Dauntless also serves as a live service – meaning it’s got constant developer support and regularly sees content updates.


This was our list of best cross-platform games for 2023. We’ve battled it out on Call of Duty, flexed our creative muscles in Minecraft, and explored uncharted territories in No Man’s Sky. We’ve even managed to survive the mayhem of Among Us and Fall Guys, which is no small feat!

Everything else on the list is equally good, but since some are a bit limited in which platforms they’re on, it’s a bit hard to compete with the top three. Either way, it’s becoming easier to enjoy games with your friends, and these are just 30 titles, even though a full list would be way bigger.

What are your favorite cross-platform titles? Do you agree with our choices? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Eoin has been playing video games his entire life. He specializes in narrative-driven, single-player titles, and brings his extensive Esports experience into his writing.
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