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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2,196 1,411
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,040 1,353
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,678 1,385
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

4
1,238 1,288
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

5
904 1,014
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
536 320
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

7
1,000 1,162
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
827 1,067
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,264 949
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

10
323 297
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
913 1,001
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
271 435
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

13
218 288
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
810 941
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

The 12 Most WTF Fighting Games of All Time

15
632 810
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

16
427 484
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

17
509 913
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

18
233 316
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

19
666 837
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

20
224 387
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
214 202
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

The Best Guard Dogs for Families

22
255 294
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

23
260 335
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

24
404 873
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

25
608 994
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

26
511 852
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

27
156 207
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

28
93 94
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

The 25 Most Sexually Frustrated Pokemon

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95 68
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

30
110 150
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

31
55 27
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
394 707
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

33
156 304
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

34
130 240
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

35
58 39
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Overwatch

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

36
116 293
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
317 658
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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43 23
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

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87 41
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
1519842033332 added Fortnite

40
357 655
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

41
381 720
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

42
116 298
The Division is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added The Division Jan 01 2014

The Hardest Video Games To Complete

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58 80
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

44
114 304
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
281 703
EverQuest II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest II 2004

46
69 39
Playerunknown's Battleground is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added Playerunknown's Battleground

47
69 236
ARMA 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
VoryZakone added ARMA 3 2012

48
260 667
Smite is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DantePolicicchio added Smite

49
53 18
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
David Ciske added Battlefield 1

50
338 650
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Ark: Survival Evolved