Five popular online games include “World of Warcraft,” “Final Fantasy XIV,” “Call of Duty,” “Diablo 3” and “Minecraft,” as of 2015. From shooters to fantasy exploration to world creation, these five games rank as some of the most widely played online titles.
Blizzard’s massively popular “World of Warcraft” has ranked as one of the largest online roleplaying games since its release in 2004. Players assume the roles of warriors and spell casters, adventuring and interacting in a massive online world.
Square’s “Final Fantasy XIV” takes a similar approach to online roleplaying, but with the world of the “Final Fantasy” franchise as its basis. Players can become knights, ninjas, black mages and other classes, exploring a rich fantasy world.
“Call of Duty” ranks as the most popular shooter franchise, with a new installment released each year, as of 2015. The military shooter’s online component allows players to compete in free-for-all death matches or a variety of cooperative and team modes.
“Diablo 3” is a fantasy action game that allows players to venture through randomly generated maps, collecting treasure and battling monsters. The game’s online mode allows players to explore the fantasy realms cooperatively in a quest to defeat the villainous Diablo.
Commonly referred to as a “sandbox” game, “Minecraft” allows players to explore and create a world constructed out of textured 3-D cubes. Players can interact with the game in a variety of ways, creating their own structures or exploring other players’ creations.