Like movies, shows, and music, playing video games is undoubtedly an entertaining pastime. Well, besides providing a great time, there are plenty of video games that allow players to play with other users, whether it’s as teammates or opponents. Over the years, many online games have garnered a skyrocketing degree of recognition, often attracting millions of players along the way. Now then, in case you’re interested in joining the community, here are five online games you can try as starting-off points.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

There are many genres in the videogame scene, one of which is the first-person shooter. At this point, the genre has had plenty of entries, but it’s safe to say that the Counter-Strike series takes credit for being the most recognized among them all. With that said, its recent installment, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, continues to garner millions of players, and a portion of that is thanks to it being free-to-play. Besides being a fun game to enjoy with friends, Global Offensive has also become a platform for competitive events over the years, also known as eSports. With its global fan base, Counter-Strike will surely remain a staple in the gaming community for many years to come.

League Of Legends

Another genre that has taken the online community by storm is MOBA, short for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. To confirm if this genre is your cup of tea, one game you can try out is League of Legends. A five-versus-five team game, what makes it fun and enjoyable is that a high degree of importance is placed on teamwork, so planning and communicating is almost always a must. In fact, this is made all the more apparent with the game’s roster of champions, each of whom has different skill sets, meaning you need to know which champion is best suited for your current lineup. By the looks of it, it’s safe to say you can also make plenty of online friends in the LoL community along the way.


Like the previously-mentioned Counter-Strike, Warcraft is an RPG, or Role Playing Game, that’s known among every member of the gaming community – that’s just how popular it is! Since its release, Blizzard Entertainment continues to make investments in the game, with one of its more recent releases being the card game, HearthStone. The game follows a turn-based system, meaning a player needs to make a move before the opposing player gets to use their cards. It may be fairly easy to pick up, but don’t let that fool you. Like other games, HearthStone takes time to master, and the journey to becoming a better player makes it all the more worth it – not to mention, many of the cards have cool artworks.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Most of the time, shooter games are played in teams, though some also have free-for-all matches. With that said, there’s another mode that has become a fun option for players, and that’s the battle royale. Although many new shooters already include this mode, it’s safe to say that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds takes credit for making it as popular as it is today. A battle royale is practically a free-for-all. What sets them apart, however, is that a battle royale’s map area shrinks as the match progresses. This extra feature makes it all the more immersive and challenging, since the places you can hide in become lesser and lesser. Plus, since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is free-to-play, the game is accessible to just about anyone.


Besides the usual versus matches, there are more than a few video games that allow players to do just about anything they can think of. With that said, one such game that has garnered a high degree of praise because of this is Minecraft. What makes it better is that you can play it with friends and other players alike! Throughout the game, Minecraft lets players do a variety of things, such as create impressive structures, travel its randomly-generated maps, and even fight off different types of monsters. Plus, with it being open to any kind of user-made modifications, it’s safe to say that playing Minecraft is a literal case of “your imagination is the limit.”