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The Best Games To Play Online 

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Updated October 20, 2019 78.5k votes 9.1k voters 63.5k views 117 items

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
Released: 2013 (Rockstar Toronto)
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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2004 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2009 (4J Studios)
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Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added
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Counter-Strike: Global O... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2012 (Valve Corporation)
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League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2009 (Riot Games)
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Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2010 (Firaxis Games)
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Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2007 (Valve Corporation)
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2015 (Ubisoft Montreal)
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegr... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added
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Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2011 (EA Digital Illusions CE)
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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2012 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Released: 2007 (Bungie Studios)
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Destiny is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2014 (Bungie)
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Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added Released: 2017 (Epic Games)
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Call of Duty: Modern War... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Released: 2011 (Sledgehammer Games)
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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Released: 2010 (Rockstar San Diego)
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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added Released: 2012 (Treyarch)
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Call of Duty: Modern War... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added Released: 2009 (Infinity Ward)
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StarCraft II: Heart of t... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2013 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Released: 2000 (Blizzard North)
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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added Released: 2001 (Jagex)
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Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2012 (Valve Corporation)
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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Released: 2010 (Square Enix)
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The Elder Scrolls Online... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added Released: 2014 (ZeniMax Online Studios)