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The Best Online Multiplayer Games

Updated October 19, 2020 6.4k votes 769 voters 9.3k views68 items

List RulesVote up the best multiplayer games that are played online.

With the invention and exponential growth of the internet, naturally online gaming has also thrived. Internet being as fast as it is today it can (mostly) keep up with even the craziest of graphics and players can play with a few or even dozens of other gamers. What are the best online multiplayer games?

Even as recently as the early 90s, gamers would have been astonished to discover they could be playing with countless other people all across the country, in real time, from their own homes. That future has arrived and gaming has been forever changed.

There are hundreds of online games, with more being created every day. This list of the best online multiplayer games has been ranked by gamers to narrow it down and determine the best of this type of game. Vote up the best games below and see how the online multiplayer games you think are the greatest rank!
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  • 1
    Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Genres (Video game)Open world, Action game, Sandbox

    PlatformGNU/Linux, Xbox 360, Web browser, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

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  • 2
    Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Halo 2

    2004

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, Adventure

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360

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  • 3
    RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Genres (Video game)Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS

  • 4
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)First-person Shooter, Tactical shooter

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

  • 5
    Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformMac OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Linux

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  • 6
    Leauge of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Leauge of Legends

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  • 7
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, Simulation video game, Tactical shooter

    PlatformXbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows

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  • 8
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Tactical shooter, First-person Shooter

    PlatformNintendo DS, OS X, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

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  • 9
    Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Overwatch

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  • 10
    Left 4 Dead 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Survival horror, Action game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

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  • 11
    Killzone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
    49
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    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

    PlatformPlayStation 2

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  • 12
    Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game

    PlatformPlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360

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  • 13
    Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

    PlatformXbox, OS X, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Xbox 360

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  • 14
    Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Genres (Video game)Action game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformPlayStation 3

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  • 15
    Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Multiplayer online battle arena

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, macOS

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  • 16
    Left 4 Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Genres (Video game)Survival horror, First-person Shooter

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Personal computer, Xbox 360

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  • 17
    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Platform game, Third-person Shooter, Action game

    PlatformPlayStation 3

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  • 18
    Gotham City Impostors is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, First-person Shooter

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  • 19
    ModNation Racers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Racing video game, Vehicular combat game

    PlatformPlayStation 3

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  • 20
    Star Wars Battlefront: Renegad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Third-person Shooter, Action game, Vehicular combat game

    PlatformPlayStation Portable

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  • 21
    Madden NFL 08 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)Sports game

    PlatformPlayStation Portable, OS X, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Wii

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  • 22
    Borderlands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

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  • 23
    Warframe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
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    Warframe

    Mar 25 2013

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Third-person Shooter

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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  • 24
    Unreal Tournament 2004 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games

    Genres (Video game)First-person Shooter

    PlatformOS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux

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  • 25
    Resistance 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Online Multiplayer Games
    27
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    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

    PlatformPlayStation 3

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