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.

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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
2,524 1,829
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

2
2,290 1,747
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

3
1,996 1,733
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2009

4
904 627
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
willhunt added

5
1,204 1,255
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

6
1,531 1,596
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

7
1,078 1,424
Civilization V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

8
976 1,310
Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

9
1,367 1,168
Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

10
454 486
Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

11
297 191
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

12
396 621
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Son Goku added 2007

13
1,016 1,203
Destiny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2014

14
274 191
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
teddybeerlepel1 added 2017

15
338 542
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
319 453
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Corgan Ketcher added 2010

17
434 280
Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
gmorrow added 2017

18
155 102
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
DipikaG added 2012

19
621 1,086
Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
2012

20
677 977
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swa... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

21
857 1,086
Final Fantasy XIV is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

22
720 950
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

23
334 425
The Elder Scrolls Online is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
kayleigh-van-der-lee added 2014

24
137 89
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games To Play Online

25
262 303
Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games To Play Online
Badphil Lamontagne added 2000