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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2,200 1,416
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,041 1,360
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,681 1,390
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
1,241 1,293
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

5
909 1,019
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
542 323
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

7
1,002 1,167
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
829 1,071
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,264 954
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
327 301
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
915 1,005
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
273 438
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

13
220 290
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
813 943
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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15
633 813
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

16
511 914
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

17
427 488
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

18
233 319
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

19
666 840
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

20
226 388
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

21
215 204
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
263 335
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

23
257 295
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

24
404 875
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

25
609 995
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

26
512 853
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

27
156 209
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

28
93 96
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
97 69
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

30
112 151
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

31
56 28
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009

32
395 708
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

33
156 306
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

34
130 242
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

35
59 41
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Overwatch

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36
116 295
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
317 660
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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44 24
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012

39
90 44
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
1519842033332 added Fortnite

40
357 657
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

41
381 722
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

42
117 299
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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58 82
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

44
114 306
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
281 705
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

46
70 237
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012

47
70 41
Playerunknown's Battleground is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added Playerunknown's Battleground

48
54 18
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Battlefield 1

49
260 668
Smite is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

50
338 651
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved