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
2,502 1,793
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,267 1,714
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,971 1,702
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
881 594
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,175 1,231
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,507 1,569
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,068 1,398
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
967 1,283
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,353 1,148
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
449 466
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
385 601
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

12
277 175
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

13
1,001 1,186
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

14
256 176
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added

15
328 528
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
411 255
Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added 2017

17
311 440
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added May 18 2010

18
675 962
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

19
144 94
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

20
608 1,070
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

21
852 1,073
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

22
716 937
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

23
255 292
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added 2000

24
322 417
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added 2014

25
275 434
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added 2010

26
129 83
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

27
441 596
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added 2010

28
300 369
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added 2011

29
155 216
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added 2001

30
574 920
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2011

31
438 769
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2013

32
421 943
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added 1999

33
627 1,073
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2003

34
179 278
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added 1998

35
119 163
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

36
194 370
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
113 52
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added

38
351 717
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

39
375 707
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

40
146 348
The Division is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added 2014

41
134 352
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

42
143 307
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added 2007

43
391 715
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

44
87 127
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added 2013

45
42 52
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2010

46
40 46
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2012

47
397 772
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

48
37 46
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2001

49
39 49
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2004

50
30 35
Warframe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Phil Bulfamante added