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
2,466 1,755
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,237 1,681
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,931 1,674
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
843 564
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,145 1,211
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,475 1,549
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,062 1,376
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
958 1,259
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,345 1,128
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
443 447
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
373 585
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

12
993 1,167
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

13
260 162
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

14
232 154
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added

15
321 509
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
386 227
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added

17
302 424
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added 2010

18
672 947
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

19
134 79
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

20
604 1,054
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

21
852 1,060
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

22
710 929
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

23
252 285
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added 2000

24
272 424
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added 2010

25
314 411
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
123 77
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

27
440 588
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added 2010

28
298 362
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added 2011

29
149 208
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added 2001

30
566 915
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2011

31
432 763
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2013

32
420 937
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added 1999

33
626 1,065
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2003

34
178 271
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added 1998

35
115 156
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

36
190 362
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
107 47
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added

38
350 709
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

39
371 700
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

40
144 342
The Division is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added 2014

41
133 346
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

42
142 301
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added 2007

43
386 710
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

44
83 123
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added 2013

45
397 768
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

46
36 42
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2012

47
38 50
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2010

48
33 43
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2001

49
34 45
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2004

50
127 347
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2009