Some people enjoy and prefer playing single-player video games so they do not have to play with other gamers. Then there are those who are fond of and prefer the opposite. The gamers happen to be die hard fans of online games and there are many of them today. They enjoy taking on the challenge of the more competitive gameplay and often they are even able to play with their friends as a team. Whether you are already one of such gamers or you would like to get a first-hand experience of online gaming, then here are the most popular games at the moment that you can play.
1. League of Legends
League of Legends, or LoL, is currently most popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game available today. This game was released by Riot Games back in 2009 and it happens to be free-to-play, so you will not have to buy it. Unlike typical MOBA games that have been out there, the thing that sets LoL apart is the fact that it offers players a combination of real-time strategy, role playing and tower defense gameplay. The more competitive this game will become, the more addicted you will get to it, and you will have your own unique Champion to control and level up.
2. Dota 2
Dota 2 is another very popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) that is free-to-play. Learning how to play this game will prove to be relatively easy, but mastering it can be be quite challenging and hard. In Dota 2, you will have to choose from 111 playable Heroes, each with its own unique abilities, attributes and playing styles. You will then have to battle as that player as a part of the team and lead your team towards victory by defeating the other team. Overall, Dota is a very balanced MOBA game.
3. World of Warcraft
Unlike the above two titles, World of Warcraft or WoW is a massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) that was released back in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. Over the course of the past twelve years, World of Warcraft has received numerous awards. When it comes to the best MMORPGs, World of Warcraft tops the list. The franchise is nearing its 12th anniversary and the sixth expansion for the game was released last year, which is titled “Legion.” As of now, WoW offers players a very rich and satisfying online gaming experience, especially if you are a fan of MMORPGs.
4. Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is nothing like any of the above online games because it is a first-person multiplayer video game. Gamers who are familiar with the original Counter-Strike, which was merely a modification for Valve’s Half-Life, likely have an idea of what to expect from CS:GO. However, it is still quite advanced and difference from its predecessors. When it comes to games on Steam, it happens to be the second most played one. Much like the previous installments, CS:GO pits the teams of Counter-Terrorists and Terrorists against each other a wide range of new maps.
If you are new to online gaming, then playing one or all of the above most popular online games of today will prove to be a great start and you probably will not even think about playing any other games.