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Best Online Action Games

Millions of people all around the world classify themselves as ‘gamers’ because playing online is their favorite hobby. Thanks to the advancement of digital technology, people are now hooked to the excellent graphics, high quality animation and attention grabbing soundtrack. Let’s have a look at the best online action games that are played all around the world.

League of Legends

League of legends is the king of online games that was developed by Roit games for Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows. The game released back in 2009 and according to several reports, it has 27 million players that play League of Legends every day and 67 million people that play the game every month.

The game is basically a multiplayer online battle arena that was inspired by the Warcraft III and consists of three current running game modes:

Howling Abyss

Summoner's Rift

Twisted Treeline

The match, in which people compete, lasts between 20 to 60 minutes. In all the modes, people control characters that are known as champions. The champions start the game at a low level and then gain experience over a period of time. Every player’s main aim is to reach a maximum level of 18. When a player gains a champion level it helps them to unlock their special abilities and makes every character unique in their own way. All the games give advantage that helps the people to achieve victory.

Summoner's Rift

Additional Neutral Monsters

Baron Nashor

Blue Sentinel and Red Brambleback

Elemental drakes/Elder Dragon


Rift Herald

Scuttle Crab


Twisted Treeline



Speed Shrine


Vile Maw

Howling Abyss

Health Shrines



World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft was created back in 2004 by Bizzard Entertainment. Did you know that the game has a record of being the most subscribed multiplayer online game? It is one of the highest grossing games and has more than 10 million subscribers. It is actually the fourth game that was released in the Warcraft Universe. The game takes place in the universe of Azerith and all the events in the game are depicted four years after the previous games.

The players basically control a character avatar and sets out on the journey. The players then explore their surroundings, complete quests, fight monsters, and interact with other non-player characters. Players have to buy the subscription for the game but they can also play on a trial that will allow the player to play till level 20. World of Warcraft has realm acts that falls into one of the categories. Players can move characters across the region for a fee or they can make new characters, provided that they are within the region. These realms are:





The game was well received and had very positive reviews. Questing is a very important part of the game and is used in order to carry out with the story line.


DOTA 2 is another popular game and it was developed by Valve Corporation. The game was released in 2013 and it was specially developed for OSX, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. The game is basically a sequel of Defense of the Ancients (DotA). In the game there is a match between two teams that have 5 players each and occupy their own base on the map. All the characters control a powerful character that is known as ‘hero’ and has a unique style of playing. During the match, all the players try to get experience points for their heroes. Your team wins if you destroy a large structure called “Ancient” before the opponent’s team.

One of the reasons why the game is so popular is that the players have the ability to change the appearance of the characters, and customize the maps, and the game modes. The game is popular all over the world and there are teams that play the game professionally in different tournaments. It has the following awards and accolades to its name:

People's Choice Award

Nominee for their Game of the Year award by PC gamer

IGN's People's Choice Award

eSport of the year awards from PC Gamer onGamers

Best PC Strategy & Tactics Game by IGN

Best PC Multiplayer Game

Best PC Game of 2013 by GameTrailers

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter Strike was the first game that was an online shooter game and it was developed by Valve Corporation in 2012. The game sold more than 12 million copies in 2012 that says a lot about its popularity. Global Offensive is the fourth game in the Counter Strike franchise and it was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, OS X, and Microsoft Windows. The game can be played as a terrorist or as a counter terrorist. All the players have to purchase weapons and equipments at the beginning of each of the round since it affects their performance. You have to complete some objectives like planting a bomb or killing an enemy which gives you money. Similarly, you have to avoid being friendly towards a hostage or an enemy because that can result in a monetary penalty.

There are five modes for online play:

Classic Casual and Competitive, which includes the Bomb Scenario and Hostage Scenario


Death match, this includes two offline modes known as Offline with Bots and a Weapons Course.

Arms Race

The game was well received by the critics and received an overall score of 83 out of 100 based on 38 reviews. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive even won the Game of the Year award in 2015 at the Game Awards.

Battlefield 4

Battlefield was released in 2013 and the game was developed by EA Digital Illusion CE, whereas it was published by the Electronics Arts. It is a first person shooter game that was developed for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows. The game was well received by all the critics because of its graphic and game play. It basically consists of two rectangles. The lower left one shows a mini map and a navigation compass whereas the lower right one shows a health meter. The top right rectangle shows notifications about the players that were killed in the game. The mini map displays the symbols of the entities that are orange for enemies, green for squad mates, and blue for allies. The game also caters to color blind players as it allows them to change the indicators to: tritanomaly, deuteranomaly and protanomaly.

The game shows a fictional war that takes place in 2020, after there is a conflict between the USA and Russia. The main antagonist of the game is Admiral Chang from China and the country is also on the brink of war. The plot of the game and the characters are very interesting and will make sure that you remain glued to your screen for several hours.


Diablo III

This is another popular online game that was developed by Bizzard Entertainment back in 2012 for OS X and Microsoft Windows. In order to play the game you have to choose one of the characters so that you can destroy the Lord of Terror, Diablo.

The characters of the game are:

The Wizard 

The Witch Doctor 

The Necromancer 

The Monk 

The Demon Hunter 

The Crusader 

The Barbarian 

The game takes place in a dark fantasy world and it has been broken down into the following acts:

Act I- The protagonist arrives in the town and investigated the problem.

Act II- The protagonist goes to the city of Caldeum.

Act III- The protagonist goes to the Bastion's keep.

Act IV- the protagonist goes to the High Heavens that is under attack.

The game is widely popular and has sold over 3.5 million copies within the day of release and 12 million copies in a year. It was also called the the best selling PC game in 2012.


Minecraft was developed by Mojang and it has been developed in a way that it can easy run on Windows Phone, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, android, and iOS. The game is extremely creative, as the players have to construct things with the help of the textured cubes that have been made with the help of 3D technology. Gamers also get to gather the resources, craft, combat, and explore. There are several game play modes available, such as:

Survival Mode- In this the gamer has to get all the resources and build the world.

Hardcore mode- This is an extension of the survival mode and it has the feature of permanent death.

Creative Mode- In this, the player is given unlimited resources that they can build with and even has the ability to fly away.

Adventure Mode- This is when the player can play with custom maps that are created by other players.

Spectator Mode- In this, the player can fly around but can’t replace or destroy any of the blocks.

Minecraft was well received by the public and has won several awards since its release. More than 40 million people play it every month and over 106 million copies have been sold. The different versions of the game are:

Virtual reality

Raspberry Pi

Pocket Edition

Personal computer versions

Console versions

The game was so popular that a number of spinoff games were created in order to cater to the growing demand. They are:

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Education Edition

World of Tanks 

One of the reasons why the World of Tanks is a popular game is that it is completely free of cost, but if the participants want premium features, they have to pay a small fee. It is a multiplayer online game that was developed by Belarusian-Cypriot Company Wargaming. The game shows the mid century era fighting vehicles, where a player gamer against another gamer and controls an armed vehicle. A player can win the game by either destroying all the vehicles or by capturing a base that is present in some of the game modes.

Team-training battles

Team battles

Tank-company battles

Stronghold battles

Special battles

Random battles

The game includes vehicles from:

United States

Soviet Union







There are different versions of the game.

World of Tanks Blitz

Console versions Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Xbox One version

Playstation 4

The game was well received and you might not know this, it has the record of having the highest number of players that were simultaneously online. In 2013, the game earned total revenue of $372 million, which is massive to say the least.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft may be the last game on this list but it is certainly not the least popular game. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment and was released in 2014. The best part about the game is that it is free of cost and is available on Android, OS X, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, and the iPad. It is a turn based card game that is played between two opponents with the help of a stack of a cards and a selected hero.

Each game is a match between two opponents, in which each gamer takes turns to play cards, cast spells, equip spells, and summon minions so that they can do the battle on their behalf. In this game, each player is represented by a chosen hero. The heroes are then represented by a class that helps in determining the powers and the cards that are available to each player. There are nine classes:

Druid (Malfurion Stormrage)

Hunter (Rexxar or Alleria Windrunner)

Mage (Jaina Proudmoore, Medivh or Khadgar)

Paladin (Uther the Lightbringeror Lady Liadrin)

Priest (Anduin Wrynn or Tyrande Whisperwind)

Rogue (Valeera Sanguinar)

Shaman (Thrall or Morgl the Oracle)

Warlock (Gul'dan)

Warrior (Garrosh Hellscream or Magni Bronzebeard)

There are five game modes that players can play in Heartstone. They are:

Arena mode


Play mode

Solo Adventures 

Tavern Brawl mode

In conclusion, these are the best online games that you should definitely play, if you are not addicted to them already.

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