Online multiplayer games are a great way to interact with others and share in common interests when you are at home. There are games out there for all walks of life, whether you enjoy action-packed shooting games, sports, card games or more educational games. Here are 10 of the top online games of all times. I have tried to include ones from different categories and interests.
Minecraft is a very addicting virtual world game where players can build 3-D structures out of cubes. The game can be played in a creative mode where you can create your own world with unlimited resources or as a multiplayer game that allows you to interact and communicate with friends in a single world where you must earn materials to build with. In the multiplayer mode you can choose to run your own server or join a host provider’s server. This game has become wildly popular, even with those who are not your typical gamers. My daughter enjoys the building aspect of the game and enjoys socializing online with her friends.
World of Warcraft
We have all seen the videos of kids who are obsessed with this game and completely meltdown at the thought of not being able to play. So what makes this game so irresistible? Well, if you have ever wished that you could live another life, this game allows you to do just that. World of Warcraft is a MMPORG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), which allows you to create your own avatar. In this game you can be whoever you want to be. The game also offers different realms to meet your specific gaming needs. Whether you are more interested in role-play, player verses player battles or defeating monsters; you choose to play the game that best suits you and your likes. This game does, however, require a monthly subscription.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
The 10th and newest installment in the Call of Duty is Ghosts and it has been met with excellent reviews. Like all of the previous Call of Duty games it is a military-themed shooting game with realistic graphics. It has been praised for its multiplayer mode and the addition of a new mission, Extinction. Extinction is a 4 player mode where each player must defend their base against aliens.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
This is another MMPORG game that is based on the world of Star Wars. For all of you Star Wars fanatics out there, this lets you put yourself inside the movie. Players get to decide to join either the good or the dark side by choosing to be part of either the Galactic Republic or the Sith Empire. During the game you explore, complete missions and defeat the enemy.
Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress 2 is a multiplayer, team-based shooting game. It is unique in its cartoon style characters and visuals. The game is based on two opposing forces, Reliable Excavation and Demolition (RED) and Builders League United (BLU). Players can choose to play as one of nine character classes on one of these teams. Each character class has its own strengths and weaknesses. The characters battle in different environments, including factories and warehouses. The game has received notoriety based on its extensive character development, humor and graphic style. While the premise for the game is similar to many, it puts a very unique spin on it.
If you enjoy playing online sporting games, then you are probably very familiar with the popular manufacturer, EA Sports. Fifa is one of the most successful soccer MMOs (massively multiplayer online) of all time. You could play individual games, leagues or tournaments. You were able to choose from all the current teams and leagues, and be a part of your favorite ones.
If you enjoy history, then this game is for you. You may be the leader of whatever nation that you choose and help that civilization to survive and flourish over the course of history. You must explore and take over new territory, battle other civilizations and take over their land, control production and land development, and help lead your society to grow technologically, culturally and economically. The highest scoring civilization wins the game; this may be due to several factors including global take over or convincing others to join forces with you under your leadership.
Words with Friends
If you are like me, action-packed gaming may not sound that intriguing to you. Words with Friends is a great online game for those who do not like gaming. It is like an online version of Scrabble that lets you play at your own pace. You can play with friends or random opponents.
Texas Holdem Poker
If you enjoy a good poker game, but do not have the time or energy to set one up on your own then online gaming is the way to go. There are many online options that will allow you to play games with real individuals or computer simulated ones. You can play around the clock, any time of day. There are also many online versions where you can play for actual money. I am not sure if that is a good thing or not.
Hearts or Spades
For those of you who enjoy playing partner card games, you can play many of them online with either friends that you know or random opponents. This allows you to play whenever you want and helps improve your skill for the next time you play a real game.