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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2,155 1,369
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,008 1,313
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,641 1,342
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
508 290
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

5
1,212 1,241
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
984 1,129
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
866 997
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
809 1,040
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,247 927
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
296 282
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
896 976
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
253 414
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

13
807 922
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

14
201 267
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

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15
426 460
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

16
629 793
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

17
229 295
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

18
492 900
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

19
660 822
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

20
209 190
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

21
248 285
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

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22
206 377
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

23
250 322
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

24
607 980
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

25
403 861
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

26
153 198
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

27
504 840
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

28
83 86
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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29
84 61
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

30
102 142
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

31
389 701
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

32
129 231
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

33
148 296
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

34
313 649
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

35
109 288
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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37 22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009

37
40 30
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Overwatch

38
353 650
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

39
30 17
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012

40
379 715
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

41
53 75
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

42
111 294
The Division is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

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43
114 297
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online 2009

44
279 698
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

45
259 659
Smite is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

46
335 645
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved

47
53 26
Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
1519842033332 added Fortnite

48
64 231
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012

49
53 30
Playerunknown's Battleground is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added Playerunknown's Battleground

50
41 11
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Battlefield 1