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
2,206 1,425
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,042 1,370
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,687 1,395
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
1,242 1,300
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

5
911 1,025
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
546 328
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

7
1,004 1,173
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
831 1,077
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,266 958
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
330 303
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
917 1,007
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
278 439
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

13
222 292
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

14
814 944
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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15
633 815
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

16
512 916
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

17
427 490
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

18
233 321
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

19
230 389
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

20
666 842
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

21
216 207
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

The Best Flowers to Give a Woman

22
258 296
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

23
263 337
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

24
404 877
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

25
610 997
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

26
513 854
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

27
157 209
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

28
94 97
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
98 70
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

30
113 151
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

31
396 709
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

32
56 31
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009

33
156 308
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

34
131 243
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

35
62 43
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Overwatch

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36
46 24
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012

37
116 297
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

38
318 661
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

39
96 45
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
1519842033332 added Fortnite

40
358 658
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

41
381 724
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

42
118 300
The Division is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

The Best Government Simulation Games of All Time

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59 83
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

44
115 307
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online 2009

45
281 707
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

46
73 43
Playerunknown's Battleground is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added Playerunknown's Battleground

47
56 18
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Battlefield 1

48
71 238
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012

49
261 669
Smite is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

50
340 652
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved