The best online games right now

The popularity of online games continues to soar, as more and more players are becoming connected to the web. From free, flash based games, to multi million dollar budget offerings which allow thousands of players to play together, online gaming has never been so popular. Here we list some of the best online games available to play right now.

Minecraft

The crafting, world building simulator benefits greatly from its online mode, which allows players to play together, building entire worlds which are becoming more and more sophisticated with each passing day. Minecraft is like a giant Lego set but with no limits, and it’s best played online with friends.

Team Fortress 2

The ultimate free to play online first person shooter, Team Fortress 2 is available to anyone who uses Valve’s gaming platform, Steam. Though the premise of TF2 is simple, its execution is not, and players have logged millions of hours exploring and shooting their way through TF2’s multiplayer maps and game modes. Online tools for editing game content and maps has only helped increase TF2’s longevity, and it will undoubtedly remain a popular game for many years to come.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

One of the most expensive video games ever made, Star Wars: The Old Republic began life as a subscription based MMO game. Ambitious in its scope, it recently switched to a free to play model, meaning everyone can now try this online game absolutely free.

These are just a few examples of the best online games available to play right now, but for a more comprehensive list, be sure to check out PC Gamer’s run down of top online games.