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
2,105 1,316
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
1,982 1,254
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,610 1,288
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
1,175 1,192
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

5
970 1,088
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
479 247
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

7
836 969
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
783 1,012
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,234 897
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
883 948
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
267 259
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
422 432
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

13
237 389
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

14
798 898
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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15
625 768
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

16
184 249
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

17
216 277
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

18
649 801
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

19
478 876
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

20
198 172
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

21
239 265
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

The Best Comedy Movies of 2014

22
186 360
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
149 181
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

24
403 843
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

25
602 964
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

26
494 828
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

27
238 308
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

28
79 72
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
126 213
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

30
69 48
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

31
90 129
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

32
375 692
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

33
305 637
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

34
133 287
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

35
100 277
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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36
345 637
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
370 701
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

38
25 12
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009

39
27 16
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Overwatch

40
108 280
The Division is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

41
110 288
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online 2009

42
47 65
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

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17 8
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012

44
254 650
Smite is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

45
330 634
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved

46
279 686
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

47
58 221
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012

48
13 19
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

49
37 121
FIFA Series is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
burakboer added FIFA Series

50
28 4
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Battlefield 1