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
2,555 1,861
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,303 1,785
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
2,030 1,759
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
935 653
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,232 1,273
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,554 1,618
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,090 1,443
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
990 1,330
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,372 1,185
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
462 500
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
315 198
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
404 632
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

13
1,020 1,213
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2014

14
288 204
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added 2017

15
346 552
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
458 294
Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added 2017

17
168 109
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

18
323 464
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added 2010

19
627 1,096
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

20
677 984
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

21
860 1,093
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

22
144 93
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

23
721 956
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

24
335 432
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added 2014

25
283 447
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added 2010