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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1,955 1,178
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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2
1,839 1,134
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,521 1,147
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
902 995
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

5
1,063 1,077
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
355 167
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

7
737 892
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
715 933
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,177 818
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
837 877
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
409 346
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

12
201 193
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

13
198 323
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

14
775 824
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

15
591 711
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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185 214
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

17
616 746
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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149 188
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

19
437 813
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

20
204 211
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

21
385 798
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

22
155 129
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

23
141 320
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

24
472 785
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

25
285 599
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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583 924
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

27
116 179
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

28
206 273
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

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41 52
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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68 93
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

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112 146
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

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77 246
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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101 256
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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359 665
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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345 665
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
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323 610
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
309 608
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved

38
88 250
The Division is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

39
94 261
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online 2009

40
32 27
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Sieg... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Guest_0d61a799-87cf-4b92-97e8-f3e037fcb6c9 added Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

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236 625
Smite is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

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271 660
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

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30 40
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

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41 200
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012

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33 97
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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49 228
Warhammer Online: Age of Recko... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Costas Smaseliaf added Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning 2008

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30 97
City of Heroes/villains is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ben Eichinger added City of Heroes/villains

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27 218
Street Fighter X Tekken is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Street Fighter X Tekken 2012

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48 183
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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49 225
The Secret World is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Costas Smaseliaf added The Secret World 2012