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
2,476 1,763
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,245 1,689
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,939 1,679
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
851 570
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,154 1,213
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,483 1,553
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,062 1,381
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
959 1,264
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,347 1,132
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
444 451
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
376 588
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

12
994 1,172
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

13
260 168
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

14
237 160
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added

15
323 514
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
390 233
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added

17
303 430
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added 2010

18
673 953
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

19
137 84
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

20
606 1,060
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

21
852 1,066
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

22
713 931
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

23
253 288
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added 2000

24
273 427
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added 2010

25
317 413
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
125 80
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

27
440 593
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added 2010

28
298 366
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added 2011

29
151 212
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added 2001

30
568 917
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2011

31
434 765
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2013

32
421 940
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added 1999

33
627 1,069
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2003

34
179 275
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added 1998

35
116 160
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

36
192 366
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
108 50
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added

38
350 713
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

39
372 704
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

40
145 345
The Division is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added 2014

41
134 349
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

42
142 305
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added 2007

43
389 712
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

44
84 126
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added 2013

45
397 771
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

46
37 45
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2012

47
39 52
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2010

48
33 46
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2001

49
35 48
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2004

50
28 33
Warframe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Phil Bulfamante added