The Best Online Games In 2017

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Online games have become huge over the years and as of 2016, about 155 million Americans spend nearly 3 or more hours every week playing online games. The average age of gamers is around 35 years old, and they could start as early as 13 years old. With over $13.13 billion in sales for video games in the nation alone in 2015, the worldwide market is expected to increase from the current $1.7 trillion to $2.2 trillion around somewhere in 2021. The American online gaming industry is expected to reach around $51.96 billion as of 2018, so now is a good time as any to look at one of the best online games of 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the best online games of this year and see for ourselves as to what the hype is all about:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Genre: Frist Person Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, & Linux

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CS: GO our 1st pick for Online Games
One of the Best FPS Online Games

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Boasting around 11 million unique players as of last month, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series, a franchise that sold over 25 million units as of August 2011. The original game was designed to be a modification for Half-Life ( a science fiction shooter game with first-person perspective gameplay) and it seems like Global Offensive has caught up on the frenzy too, becoming an instant fan favorite. The gameplay of this online game revolves around two teams namely the Counter-Terrorist and the Terrorist who are tasked with eliminating each other out. The mission for Counter-Terrorist team is to prevent the bomb from being planted and rescuing the hostages, while the Terrorist team works to achieve polar objectives. There are around 6 styles of game modes with each of them offering a distinctive style. The game was well received by fans and critics alike, winning the ‘eSports Game of the Year’ Award at the Game Awards in 2015.

DOTA 2

Genre: Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, OS X, & Linux

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One of the online games meant for ages to come
Our Number One Pick for Battle Arena Online Games

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Spawning from its prequel: Defense of The Ancients which had its roots from Warcraft III, DOTA2 is a free online multiplayer game offering a battle arena of sorts. The gameplay involves two teams playing a match against each other, where each team has five players. The objective is to defend your base while players try to take their opponent’s base down to win the match. Each player controls a powerful character known as the ‘hero’ and while playing online they can collect experience points to upgrade their stats and weaponry. The game has been well received by the gaming community across the globe, however many critics claim it to have a steep learning curve since it requires extensive practice and commitment to master it completely. Over the years, DOTA 2 has received multiple awards including IGN’s People’s Choice Award, PC Gamer’s eSport of the Year Award, Game Trailers’ Best PC Game of 2013, and many more.

League of Legends

Genre: Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Platforms: Microsoft Windows & macOS

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One of the Award Winning Online Games in Recent Times

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The online game which seems to pop out of nowhere and everywhere these days on every social media platform to date and other forums, the League of Legends is certainly a huge hit amongst the masses. Officially released in 2009 and developed by Riot Games, the gameplay involves the player to undertake the role of a ‘summoner’, who controls a character with unique abilities known as the ‘champion’ and must do battle with other players and teams. The main goal or objective of the game is to destroy the opponents ‘nexus’ which lies at the very heart of their base and safeguarded by defensive mechanisms. As of 2011, there were already 32.5 million players out of which 4.2 million were found to have been playing the game on a daily basis. During July 2011 to June 2012, Xfire reported that it was the most played PC game in Europe and North America with 1.3 billion hours by logged in players. In a period of less than that of a decade, the League of Legends has already received 7 nominations, out of which it won 5 of them including Golden Joystick Award for the Online Game of the Year 2010 and Best Free-to-Play Game 2011.

Overwatch

Genre: Frist Person Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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A must for players who like online games
Another One of the Mega Hit FPS Online Games in Recent Times

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This multiplayer online games by Blizzard Entertainment took the audience by a storm in 2016. The gameplay involves six players forming a team which goes against other teams in an online match. There are around 20 characters to choose from with each of them offering a unique skill set and style of play and are generally ranked into four main categories including Defense, Offense, Support, and Tank. Players usually have to deliver a payload from one location on the map to another. The game received quite an attention during its initial beta release where around 9.7 million players were attracted to the platform. Digital sales worldwide reached a figure of $269 million in a period of months and over $565 million was spent by gamers on a personal computer by the end of the last year in 2016. It is the most nominated game on our list with over 70 nominations out which it won 44 times.

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