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
1,890 1,159
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,546 1,187
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
1,096 1,106
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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922 1,019
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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767 910
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
395 186
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

8
733 955
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,196 837
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
849 894
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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411 369
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online Feb 02 2010

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214 213
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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210 338
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

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782 843
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Final Fantasy XIV Sep 22 2010

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600 726
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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198 230
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

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158 204
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

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629 758
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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216 226
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

20
448 830
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

21
169 144
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

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392 809
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

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480 794
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

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151 333
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

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213 281
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

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589 933
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

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290 611
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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117 188
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

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50 58
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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123 156
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

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75 103
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

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353 672
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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111 264
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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84 256
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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363 676
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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332 618
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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37 33
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Sieg... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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100 269
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online Jan 01 2009

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91 262
The Division is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

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243 632
Smite is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

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37 46
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

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317 618
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved

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272 668
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

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46 208
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 Jan 01 2012

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34 105
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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2 2
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Overwatch

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1 3
Ultra Street Fighter IV is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ultra Street Fighter IV

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1 2
Vainglory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Vainglory

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1 3
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ARK: Survival Evolved

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15 49
Bloons Td Battles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
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