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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1
2,436 1,716
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,215 1,646
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,905 1,647
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
811 542
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,115 1,190
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,453 1,517
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,055 1,350
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
947 1,235
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,336 1,106
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
428 427
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
986 1,149
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
363 569
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

13
241 145
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

14
208 131
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added

15
317 487
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2011

16
354 197
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added

17
289 413
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added 2010

18
669 932
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

19
124 65
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

20
596 1,041
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

21
850 1,049
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

22
705 919
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

23
249 275
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added 2000

24
270 412
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added 2010

25
311 400
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added 2014

26
119 68
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

27
440 578
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added 2010

28
294 354
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added 2011

29
147 200
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added 2001

30
560 908
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2011

31
429 757
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2013

32
419 931
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added 1999

33
626 1,056
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2003

34
176 263
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added 1998

35
113 148
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

36
187 353
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
347 701
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

38
100 43
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added

39
367 694
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

40
143 336
The Division is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added 2014

41
132 340
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

42
142 295
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added 2007

43
383 706
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

44
82 120
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added 2013

45
396 765
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

46
35 39
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2012

47
37 47
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2010

48
33 40
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2001

49
34 42
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2004

50
127 344
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2009