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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2
1,799 1,108
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,501 1,116
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
888 965
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,028 1,055
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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711 872
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
319 149
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

8
699 912
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,153 805
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
826 855
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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403 323
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

12
190 175
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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767 803
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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186 307
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

15
138 170
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

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603 729
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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177 195
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

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576 700
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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422 799
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

20
382 784
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

21
133 305
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

22
143 118
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

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466 770
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

24
196 198
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

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115 165
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

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581 913
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

27
192 264
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

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64 87
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

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277 592
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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105 139
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

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93 250
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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343 657
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 Aug 13 2013

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355 659
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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94 254
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online 2009

35
87 243
The Division is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

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317 605
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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306 603
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved

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71 242
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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233 618
Smite is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

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34 46
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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271 654
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

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24 23
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Sieg... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Guest_0d61a799-87cf-4b92-97e8-f3e037fcb6c9 added Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege 2015

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38 196
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012

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26 34
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

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32 93
Ultima Online is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hugo Persechini added Ultima Online 1997

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26 215
Street Fighter X Tekken is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Street Fighter X Tekken 2012

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47 224
Warhammer Online: Age of Recko... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Costas Smaseliaf added Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning 2008

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30 93
City of Heroes/villains is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ben Eichinger added City of Heroes/villains

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46 180
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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48 223
The Secret World is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Costas Smaseliaf added The Secret World 2012