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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2,160 1,372
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,014 1,317
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,647 1,348
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
1,216 1,247
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

5
513 294
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

6
986 1,135
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
871 1,000
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
811 1,045
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,251 932
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
298 286
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
897 984
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
256 418
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

13
205 271
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
808 927
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

The 13 Sexiest Video Game Commercials Of All Time

15
631 796
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

16
426 468
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

17
229 300
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

18
494 902
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

19
660 825
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

20
210 193
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

21
207 380
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

The Best HBO Dramas of All Time

22
253 325
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
248 287
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
403 863
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

25
607 982
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

26
154 199
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

27
504 843
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

28
86 86
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

The Best Government Simulation Games of All Time

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86 62
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

30
104 143
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

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390 702
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

32
129 232
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

33
149 296
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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314 650
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

35
111 288
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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

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41 23
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009

37
42 32
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Overwatch

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355 650
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

39
30 19
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012

40
380 716
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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112 296
The Division is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

42
55 76
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

The 12 Most WTF Fighting Games of All Time

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114 298
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online 2009

44
279 698
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

45
259 659
Smite is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

46
336 645
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved

47
65 231
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012

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58 30
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
1519842033332 added Fortnite

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57 31
Playerunknown's Battleground is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added Playerunknown's Battleground

50
43 12
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Battlefield 1