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
2,389 1,656
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,179 1,586
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,851 1,599
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
772 490
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,078 1,152
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,412 1,473
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,046 1,308
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
927 1,192
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,325 1,071
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
414 393
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
976 1,116
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
349 539
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

13
211 121
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

14
179 99
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added

15
300 463
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
279 386
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added 2010

17
662 909
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

18
294 163
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added

19
579 1,021
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

20
842 1,033
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

21
105 58
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

22
263 396
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added 2010

23
245 267
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added 2000

24
697 909
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

25
308 390
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
438 568
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added 2010

27
287 347
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added 2011

28
104 65
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

29
139 193
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added 2001

30
550 900
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2011

31
425 751
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2013

32
418 922
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added 1999

33
624 1,048
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2003

34
173 257
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added 1998

35
109 141
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

36
183 346
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
343 694
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

38
96 35
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added

39
362 688
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

40
139 329
The Division is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added 2014

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141 288
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added 2007

42
130 333
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

43
377 698
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

44
394 759
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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76 116
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added 2013

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35 41
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2010

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30 34
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2001

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30 34
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2012

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31 36
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2004

50
126 337
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2009