Top 10 Ultimate Best Online Games To Play in 2019

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What Are The Best Online Games To Play Right Now?

Now that pretty much everyone has a high-speed internet connection there’s no excuse to miss out on some of the best online gaming experiences out there. From first-person shooters to zombie survival games, there’s no shortage of immersive multiplayer games that will really test your skills in the online arena. So without further ado, I give you 10 of the best online games to play in 2019.

10. SCUM

SCUM gameplay

As a former prisoner summoned into a twisted reality game show, your only job is to survive, kill, or be killed. Those who survive have a second chance at life, while those who die are reanimated into zombie corpses that wreak havoc on the living contestants. Do everything you can to come out on top, even if that means cannibalizing your enemies for survival. SCUM is an exciting new open-world multiplayer survival game.

  • SCUM is super realistic survival game that requires you to use your environment to supply your inventory and provide sustenance.
  • You also need to monitor your various vital signs such as vitamin intake, metabolism, bladder, and much more.
  • Create camps or use existing fortifications as a safe zone and a place to store items.
  • RPG-style character creation lets you choose a set of attributes to specialize in which will determine your starting skills.

Camp out: Use your survival skills to build camps and use them as a safe zone to store items.

Zombies!: Watch out for former contestants who have been reanimated by the game masters to attack the living contestants.

9. Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online gameplay

With the continent of Tamriel under threat by otherworldly creatures, brave adventurers are needed to help save the world from total destruction. You will begin as a prisoner who has had their soul stolen, and through battling, crafting, and unlocking the mysteries of Tamriel, you will begin an epic journey to reclaim your soul. Immerse yourself in this MMORPG based on the world of the Elder Scrolls franchise.

  • Discover the rich land of Tamriel and forge your own story through sidequests and exploring dungeons.
  • Team up with other adventurers to defeat powerful enemies and clear out monster-filled dungeons with epic loot, or play the game solo if that’s what you prefer.
  • Craft epic items and specialize in a large array of skills to form your own unique play style.

Magical gear: Loot or craft the coolest and powerful gear that the game has to offer. Test it out against enemies or other players.

Raid: team up with fellow players to take down large and powerful enemies for epic loot.

8. Don't Starve Together

Don’t Starve Together 4-player coop gameplay

Don’t Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer expansion to the single player game Don’t Starve. Much like the original game, you play as a gaunt-looking character who is forced to survive in randomly generated maps using minimal starting tools and stats. Like something straight out of a Tim Burton film, this creepy little world is a survival game full of dangers and night terrors that you must overcome to survive the night.

  • Don’t Starve Together is challenging in that you need to monitor certain vital signs while also making sure that things in your inventory, like food, don’t expire.
  • A variety of characters allow you to start your game with a unique set of skills.
  • Different game modes let you either battle or cooperate with online friends.
  • Community mods that are downloadable on Steam provide new characters, new maps, and new game modes.
  • The creepy and unique game animation adds to the suspense and terror of this dark game.

Survive the night: build campfires to help keep your vitals up, and use camps as a base to work on various experiments to help you finish the game.

Night Terrors: Make sure you keep tabs on your sanity or else be forced to confront your nightmares.

7. Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown Co-op gameplay

As you trudge through the harsh terrain of Lousiana, make sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for all sorts of monstrous threats. From zombies to the creepiest abominations of your imaginings, you must use your wits and tracking skills as a bounty hunter to track down your prey for money. But beware, other hunters are also chasing your bounty, and they have every reason to make sure you’re not alive to capture it. Take part in a competitive match-based survival game.

  • Team up with others or play as a solo Hunter trying to track down your monstrous bounties and defeat other Hunters.
  • If you die, you lose your character and their gear, but the XP can be transferred over to what’s called your ‘Bloodline’, which allows you to carry on your legacy and fight another day with a new Hunter.
  • Detailed audio effects create a new element to hunting as you must use your ears to give you hints as to the whereabouts of creatures and other players.
  • If you survive a match and capture your bounty, use your XP and money to upgrade your gear for the next match.
  • Hunters have a special ‘Dark Sight’ that lets them better see certain monsters beyond the veil, but this special vision makes you easier to find by enemy Hunters.

Co-op: Team up with other Hunters to help survive zombie hordes, destroy other duos, and capture bounties.

Bounties: Kill powerful and grotesque monsters that reward Hunters with extra XP and money for gear.

6. Rainbow 6 Siege

Rainbow 6 Multiplayer gameplay

Assuming you’re not actually enlisted in the military, Rainbow 6 Siege is probably the closest you’ll get to realistic tactical combat. Join up with a team and use a huge arsenal of tools and weapons to strategically defeat the opposing team. Whether you’re defending a fortress from infiltration or forming an offensive strategy to steal intel from your opponents, Rainbow 6 Siege offers an exciting and unique experience with every match.

  • Use high-tech gadgets to set traps and help you strategically defeat your opponents.
  • Play as a variety of different characters each with their own unique sets of abilities.
  • Rainbow 6 Siege requires strong communication and teamwork to take down the opposing team.
  • A highly dynamic environment on each map means that you can destroy walls or build up fortifications for tactical advantages.
  • This game is highly competitive and presents players with the opportunity to compete in various tournaments across the world.

Defense: Build up fortifications and set traps to defend your fortress against infiltration.

Teamwork: Enjoy tactical game modes that allow you to communicate closely with teammates and strategize.

5. World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth gameplay

The war between the Horde and Alliance has been raging for hundreds of years. Both factions are constantly confronting each other on the battlefields of Azeroth, as well as the many other worlds in the Warcraft universe. All the while there is the persistent threat of demons known as the Burning Legion for both factions to worry about. Choose your side and help thousands of other brave heroes level up, acquire epic armor, and join giant raids to help take down insanely powerful enemies in one of the most successful MMORPGs of all time.

  • Choose to join the Horde or Alliance, each offering several races and classes, from Night Elves to Tauren, and Mages to Warriors.
  • Complete quests and join dungeon groups to help you reach max level and acquire increasingly powerful gear.
  • Join massive raid groups to take down difficult enemies in complex fights that require teamwork and coordination.
  • Fight other players in PvP battlegrounds or create groups to raid enemy cities.
  • Experience a highly detailed online world full of mini-games, professions, holiday events, and story-driven quests.

PvP: Battle other players in skill-based combat with a huge variety of battleground maps and modes.

Raid: Team up with anywhere from 10 to 25 players to take down the biggest and baddest enemies in the game.

4. Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight gameplay

Which would you rather play as: a savage killer with only one goal in mind, or one of four survivors who must escape this killer? In Dead by Daylight, you’ll have the chance to experience both. As a survivor, you’ll need to use your team and the environment to outsmart the killer, while the killer must use special skills meant to maximize their carnage. This is a one-of-a-kind 4vs1 survival game.

  • Dead by Daylight immerses you in a dark, creepy environment that is different each time you play.
  • Strategize with the other survivors to outsmart the killer, or be selfish and fend for yourself.
  • Choose from several different killers that are modeled based on actual horror movies in pop culture. Each killer has a unique set of skills.
  • Level up your characters and hone their special skills to better accomplish your goals.
  • The randomness of the map and various horror elements make for an authentic experience similar to watching an actual horror movie.

Killers: Choose from many types of killers including ghostly specters or stone-cold slashers from real movies.

Survive: Help your other teammates or try to survive on your own.

3. 7 Days to Die

7 Days to Die gameplay

After nuclear warfare wipes out a majority of the population, all that is left are a handful of survivors and hordes of zombies created by the disaster. As a survivor, you must use everything you can to fend off zombies and outlaws in post-apocalyptic Arizona. Survive as long as possible by teaming up with others, building fortifications, and making sure you’re receiving sustenance in this wild combination of horror, RPG, and first-person shooter.

  • In 7 Days to Die you have full freedom over your environment to harvest resources, craft gear, and build fortresses.
  • 7 Days to Die is an RPG-style zombie survival game with 60 multi-tiered sets of skills for you to upgrade.
  • Complete quests by finding treasure maps that lead to loot that can help you survive or be sold for profit at traders.
  • With over 500 in-game items and 1,200 types of building blocks, you can exercise full creativity over your fortifications.
  • Cooperate with other teammates to build massive defenses or compete against them by raiding their bases.

Tower defense: Use creativity to build massive fortresses however you’d like them to be. Upgrade your materials to reinforce them.

Zombie attacks: Survive for as long as possible against hordes of zombies left over from nuclear fallout.

2. CSGO

CSGO gameplay

The classic first-person shooter Counter-Strike has been massively upgraded with the newer Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) title. Play either as a Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist in epic objective-based matches. New weapons and maps breath new life into the beloved Counter-Strike franchise. And this online multiplayer first-person shooter game is just as competitive as it’s been before.

  • Based on individual performance during each match, players are rewarded with money for gear upgrades.
  • CSGO is a highly competitive game with opportunities to compete in tournaments online.
  • New maps, characters, and weapons, as well as updates to classic Counter-Strike maps, are available in CSGO.
  • CSGO features a new battle royale mode called ‘Danger Zone’ where teams of players are dropped into designated sites with nothing but a knife. Players are able to find or buy new gear during the matches which usually last about 10 minutes.

Danger Zone: Join forces in battle royale mode and pit your team against other teams with minimal gear starting out.

Terrorists vs Counter-Terrorists: Enjoy new content in classic Counter-Strike deathmatches.

1. RUST

RUST gameplay

Imagine waking up on an island with nothing but your bare skin and a torch. These are the starting conditions that the ultimate survival game RUST offers players. As you gather your bearings you will quickly realize that your goal here is to simply survive. You can do this by harvesting resources, building shelter, and crafting gear from recipes. But as you fight to survive, don’t forget about the looming threat of other players who won’t hesitate to kill you and rid you of your belongings. This is one of the most popular survival RPG games out today.

  • Build primitive fortresses using natural resources, and find recipes that will help you upgrade your survival gear.
  • Eventually, you will be able to craft weapons and play cat-and-mouse with other players who are trying to rid the land of competition such as yourself.
  • Fight to overcome natural challenges such as various sicknesses or animal attacks.
  • RUST adds elements of difficulty that play out even when you’re not playing the game. So make sure you are always logging on to make sure your items are in good shape.
  • Form clans with other online players to increase your chances of survival and safely trade items.

New beginnings: Start off with nothing but a rock and a torch, but eventually build weapons to defeat the competition.

Teamwork makes the dream work: Link up with other players and form clans to maximize your survival odds.

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