Total Nerd The Best Games To Play Online  

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List Rules Any genre is allowed, as long as the game has some kind of online functionality with a big community.

For many of us, there is no greater joy than putting on our headset, meeting in a lobby with friends, and gaming for hours on end. In an age where the internet is everything, we decided to rank the best games to play online, and we want you to help us. What is your favorite game to play online? This list pits first person shooters against MMORPGS, and survival titles against strategy games. The only real commonality between these titles is that playing online is crucial to the gaming experience, so vote for whatever games you enjoy on the internet the most.

Playing online is becoming such a standard in gaming that some games actually cannot be played offline. Take Hearthstone for example, or the upcoming Dungeon Defenders 2. Is making games online exclusive some kind of smoke and mirror to push microtransactions on us? It's certainly part of the business model for many of these games, but the real intention seems to be delivering the greatest gaming experience to the consumer.

Vote up your favorite online games, and even add some titles to the list if you feel they deserve to be here.
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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

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Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Overwatch

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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

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Destiny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Halo 3 2007

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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

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EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
EverQuest 1999

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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Terraria is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

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Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo II 2000

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+ - 113 159
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

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The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
RuneScape 2001

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StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
StarCraft 1998

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Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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The Division is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
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Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
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DayZ is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved

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Smite is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ARMA 3 2012

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Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Sieg... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Street Fighter X Tekken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Ultima Online is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Warhammer Online: Age of Recko... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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City of Heroes/villains is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
City of Heroes/villains

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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The Secret World is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online