Online games are quite popular nowadays. This is a video game that is primarily played via the internet or any other computer network. Playing online games is of the most popular hobbies of millions of people in the world. Online games are ubiquitous on modern gaming platforms including mobile devices, PCs, and consoles. The online components in the game range from the minor features such as online leader board to the major features like directly playing against the other player. These games are specially designed for fun, relaxation, competition, achievement and learning. These games are so advanced and the game like MMORPGs creates their own online communities.

People from all around the world spend a lot of time in playing these online games. As according to the statistics, the time spends on the online games by the gamers is 3 hours per day. Online games are expanding to a large extent. These games used most advanced web technologies like Ajax to make the more complicated multiplayer games. Java is widely used programming language for browser games. It is quite interesting to know that these online games are popular amongst the young generation.

There are numerous online games like Minecraft, the world of tanks, battlefield, counter strike and a lot more. The game can be single player or multiplayer. The list of Top 10 Popular Online Games 2016 is provided here.

Top 10 Popular Online Games 2016 – A list of top 10:

10Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft


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This is developed by the blizzard entertainment in 2014. This game is free to play with unlimited play content and limited free content game. This game is released for iPad, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Android tablet and window 8 touch screen devices. This game is the digital collectible card game. This is most widely played game with more than 25 million registered accounts.

9World of Tanks


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This game is created by Belarusian – Cypriot company. It is a massively multiplayer online game. World of tanks built upon a freemium business model where this popular game is free to play. It is a premier online game featuring tanks and armored vehicles. It is based on the conflicts from the mid 20th century.

8Minecraft


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This game is programmed and designed by Markus Persson and released on December 19, 2011. It is 2-D top – down action game. Minecraft is the part of the 22nd Ludum Dare competition. This game is just like The Legend of Zelda games. Minecraft casts the same spell as the real thing.

7Battlefield 4


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This game is developed by EA digital illusions CE, who is the Swedish video game developer and published by Electronic arts. Battlefield 4 is the first – person shooter video game. It is a sequel to Battlefield 3. This game is released for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Microsoft windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This game is praised for its graphics and multiplayer mode.

6Smite


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Smite is developed and published by Hi – Rez studios. This is the third – person multiplayer online battle arena video game. This game is for Microsoft windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. This game features many different game modes. Players in this game are formed two teams with three to five players in each team. This game scores 83 out of 100.

5Diablo III


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Another game in the list of Top 10 Popular Online Games 2016 is Diablo III. It is an action role – playing game. This game is developed by the Blizzard development in 2012. This game is released for Microsoft windows and OS X. This game sets a record for fastest selling PC game. It is the best – selling video game with more than 12 million copies during the year.

4Counter Strike: Global offensive


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This game is developed and released by hidden path entertainment and Valve Corporation in 2012. This game is online first person shooter game. It is the best – selling video game and one of the most played online games. The game was followed up with the counter strike: condition zero. Counter strike is released for OS X, Playstation 3, windows and Xbox One.

3DOTA 2


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It is another most popular online video game. DOTA 2 was released in July 2013. This game is multiplayer online battle arena video game. In popularity, DOTA 2 is at position 3. This game is released for windows, OS X and Linux. This game has now become the most actively played game on Steam with daily packs of over 800,000 players.

2World of Warcraft


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World of Warcraft is one of the best online games. This game was created and developed by blizzard entertainment in the year 2004. It has more than 10 million subscribers and this game holds the Guinness world record for most subscribed online role – playing game. World of Warcraft is the massively multiplayer online role – playing game. It is also the highest – grossing video game of all time.

1League of Legends


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The most popular and renowned game in the list of Top 10 Popular Online Games 2016 is League of Legends. This game was developed and released by Riot games and was released in 2009. It is a multiplayer online battle arena video game for windows and Mac OSX. It is most widely played online games with 27 million active daily players.

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