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
2,390 1,658
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,180 1,588
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,851 1,602
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
772 493
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,078 1,155
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,413 1,475
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,047 1,310
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
928 1,194
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,325 1,073
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
415 394
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
977 1,117
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
350 540
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

13
213 122
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

14
181 100
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added

15
301 464
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
280 387
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added 2010

17
662 911
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

18
295 164
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added

19
580 1,022
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

20
843 1,034
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

21
106 58
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

22
264 396
World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
soidrole added 2010

23
245 268
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added 2000

24
697 910
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

25
308 391
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
438 569
Star Trek Online is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
vietasianfox45 added 2010

27
287 348
Star Wars: The Old Republic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Scottie Carpenter added 2011

28
105 65
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

29
139 194
RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bryan Wiggins added 2001

30
550 901
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2011

31
426 751
Payday 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2013

32
418 923
EverQuest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
ravi2 added 1999

33
624 1,049
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2003

34
173 258
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Siwon Shin added 1998

35
109 142
Age of Empires II: The Age of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

36
183 347
Counter-Strike is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

37
343 695
Splatoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

38
97 35
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
B added

39
362 689
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

40
140 329
The Division is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Bobaloo added 2014

41
141 289
Marvel Heroes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Joe Knight added 2007

42
130 334
Counter-Strike: Source is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

43
377 699
Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

44
394 760
DayZ is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

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76 117
Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
cybershot32 added 2013

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35 42
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2010

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30 35
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2001

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30 35
Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2012

49
31 37
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Hope Oldaker added 2004

50
126 338
DC Universe Online is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2009