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
2,388 1,645
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,173 1,575
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,846 1,591
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
766 481
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,069 1,147
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,406 1,466
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,046 1,303
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
924 1,190
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,322 1,069
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
410 391
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
971 1,115
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
344 536
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

13
206 121
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

14
174 95
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added

15
298 460
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
277 382
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added 2010

17
659 905
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

18
286 160
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added

19
576 1,016
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

20
840 1,030
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

21
261 392
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added 2010

22
243 264
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added 2000

23
695 906
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

24
99 58
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

25
306 388
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added 2014

26
438 564
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added 2010

27
285 345
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added 2011

28
138 190
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added 2001

29
101 63
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

30
547 898
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2011

31
423 749
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2013

32
417 919
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added 1999

33
622 1,044
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2003

34
172 254
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added 1998

35
109 138
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

36
182 343
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
342 692
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

38
94 34
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added

39
361 686
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

40
141 285
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added 2007

41
130 330
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

42
138 327
The Division is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added 2014

43
375 696
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

44
76 113
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added 2013

45
393 757
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

46
34 39
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2010

47
29 32
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2001

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29 32
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2012

49
30 34
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2004

50
125 336
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2009