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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2,147 1,531
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,808 1,559
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

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718 449
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

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1,035 1,122
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,372 1,439
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,036 1,279
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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912 1,162
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,311 1,044
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

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392 374
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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957 1,094
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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333 515
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Halo 3 2007

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287 446
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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179 113
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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149 80
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added Playerunknown's Battleground

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655 888
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

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835 1,017
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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564 1,001
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

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252 137
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added Fortnite

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240 254
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

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257 381
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

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689 898
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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435 554
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added Star Trek Online 2010

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300 380
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added The Elder Scrolls Online 2014

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88 51
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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Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

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135 180
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added RuneScape 2001

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

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

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417 742
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

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416 910
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

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618 1,035
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

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172 244
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

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

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

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Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added Battlefield 1

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Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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358 681
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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138 278
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added Marvel Heroes 2007

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

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

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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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28 25
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added Halo: Combat Evolved 2001

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70 107
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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Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added Halo 2 2004

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27 27
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added Halo 4 2012

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