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

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2,100 1,477
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,761 1,504
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

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646 408
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

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1,329 1,387
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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992 1,089
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,021 1,239
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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884 1,130
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,291 1,013
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

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368 346
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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317 482
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

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944 1,059
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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266 419
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

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247 336
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

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Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

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147 92
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

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

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243 367
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

The Best Golf Games of All Time

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The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

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Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added Fortnite

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

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Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012

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531 877
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

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412 902
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

The Best Dragon Pokemon of All Time

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Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

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408 733
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

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Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added Playerunknown's Battleground

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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

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

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Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

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

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Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added Battlefield 1

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

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Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked

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The Division is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

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

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

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

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

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DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online 2009

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EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

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ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012