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

2
2,170 1,571
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,844 1,586
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Minecraft 2009

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762 478
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added Overwatch

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1,064 1,145
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,406 1,462
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,045 1,301
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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922 1,188
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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1,322 1,066
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Diablo III 2012

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407 391
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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970 1,115
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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343 534
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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204 121
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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

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296 459
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011

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276 380
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added Red Dead Redemption 2010

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659 903
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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284 156
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added Fortnite

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574 1,015
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Dota 2 2012

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839 1,029
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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260 392
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added World of Tanks 2010

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242 264
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added Diablo II 2000

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

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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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304 388
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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95 57
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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283 344
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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138 189
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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547 898
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Terraria 2011

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422 749
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Payday 2 2013

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417 919
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added EverQuest 1999

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622 1,044
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Eve Online 2003

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172 253
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added StarCraft 1998

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108 137
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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Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added Battlefield 1

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361 686
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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141 285
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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130 330
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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138 327
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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374 696
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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Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added Path of Exile 2013

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34 39
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added Halo: Reach 2010

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Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added Halo: Combat Evolved 2001

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29 31
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added Halo 4 2012

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30 33
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added Halo 2 2004

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125 336
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added DC Universe Online 2009