IGN's Top 10 Most Addictive Online Games

every year a flood of new games enter

our libraries and some managed to become

entries we can't stop going back to even

years after they've been released we

can't rip ourselves away these are games

that regularly give us reasons to keep

playing be it because of excellent

developer support post release content

or regular patches to the base formula

that only seem to keep improving the

product or changing it in interesting

ways to prove they can stand the test of

time our entries were all released

before 2019 sorry apex and have

continued to be successful for years so

join us in celebrating the top 10 most

addicting online games overwatch is


it's a true paradigm of modern hero

based first-person shooters that are

made up of addictive gameplay numerous

play styles and backed by a community

that supports the game and keeps it

alive we can't wait to see how the

upcoming overwatch - built upon the

existing overwatch foundation but

whenever it does release rest assured it

will be a very different game compared

to now and that really excites us and

keeps us one into play there's no

arguing that destiny has had its ups and

downs through development but Bungie has

also done a tremendous job trying to

find that sweet spot as they poke and

prod the engine into a place the

community is happy with with regular

updates cross save and especially since

they've gone free-to-play it's not

surprising that destiny 2 was the number

one paid and free-to-play game on Steam

this October destiny twos future looks

brighter than ever especially what the

team has committed to getting it right

as Bungie seems to be what we understand

that fortnight has reached market

saturation and you're probably tired of

hearing about it there's no denying that

it's been a phenomena and regularly

brings in huge views on platforms like

twitch and mixer the craze may have

stabilized but that doesn't mean epoch

has slowed down their incredible in-game

events like the black hole that shut

down servers for a few days and kicked

off season 2 and had children crying in

their parents arms the regular tweaks

and partnerships keeps giving players a

reason to sign on be that to play as

Batman or maybe Thanos or to watch JJ

Abrams reveal a new Star Wars clip

Pub GA packs call of duty and escape

from tarkov are all doing interesting

things in their corner of the Battle

Royale genre but for the time being

fortnight remains king if you would have

told me in 2015 that rainbow six seeds

will be on the bestseller list for the

next four years I would not have

believed you however here we are and

it's not as surprising as you might


with constant updates tweaks to the

operators and huge championships

featuring new reveals every year Ubisoft

has managed to keep the game feeling

fresh with each patch not only as

they're a community out there of

inviting people willing to teach you the

best ways to breach but even as you're

learning you find yourself improving

even when learning simple tactics like

camera placement or creating a rotate

between points with the operator grand

total being brought to 52 as of last

month with the addition of Kali and will

my rainbow succeed shows no signs of

stopping anytime soon even though

Counter Strike global Offensive was

released on August 21st 2012 it still

holds a strong rain over the competitive

first-person shooter genre well known

for its competitive nature in the

eSports scene csgo offers casual and

competitive game modes that invite a

wide range of players well this is an

older FPS title with no other games to

match its content csgo focuses on

challenging players on pure skill and

strategy teamwork is heavily important

in standard competitive matches and

mastering specific spray patterns of

each weapon available is critical to

becoming a top player csgo offers plenty

of content for anyone to jump into you

and valve keeps working on updates to

this beloved FPS title which keep csgo

as one of the best FPS games out on the


well the competitive landscape for our

snow may be a bit stale if you played

for five years you can't forget that the

other modes in hearthstone keep the game

great over time hearthstone has amassed

a surprisingly large single-player

experience hearthstone is nearing 10

unique single-player experiences that

offer fresh alternatives to its standard

gameplay of course if you're the type

who still prefers to a competitive side

of things the newly announced

hearthstone battlegrounds auto battler

mode has captured the attention of the

game's most prominent players and

appears to have introduced a much-needed

change to the

competitive landscape Magic the

Gathering maybe the newest kid on the


but there's something special about

hearthstone that keeps us coming back

years later League of Legends continues

to fulfill the niche of being one of the

most accessible games to the greater PC

audience while also having the depth of

play that keeps players coming back for

more critically a free-to-play first

model anyone with a half-decent computer

could download League and play one of

the 146 distinct champions in five d5

combat it's a game more teamwork skill

expression and game knowledge all work

hand-in-hand to try to capture victory

the league community also remains

extremely vibrant the game developers do

a great job tweaking the game every so

often to prevent the meta from being

stale because of this you're always

feeling like you are playing something

new well yet still fundamentally sound

dota2 is a satisfyingly complex game not

only are there well over a hundred

heroes with unique abilities to learn

with about two heroes added each year

there are also tons of items and

creative ways to use both to achieve the

ultimate goal of destroying the enemy

teams ancient no.1 play style is

absolute either in the freedom to play

creatively keeps dota 2 engaging even if

you're not interested in learning all of

its heroes and roles constant updates

and seasonal events are helpful in

retaining player interest too

these updates aren't just for balance

though there have been several

game-changing updates since dota 2 first

came out of beta in 2013 and the latest

massive patch that altered some

fundamentals of the game is one of the

most exciting yet with so much

constantly changing in the meta and an

interesting professional seem to help

interpret those changes it's fun to keep

coming back to dota 2 Final Fantasy 14

game director Yoshi P and his team at

Square Enix not only dropped one of

their best expansions yet with shadow

bringers but they were able to introduce

a slew of big quality-of-life updates

that improve the experiences for new and

old players aside from the typical

patches you see with every MMO Final

Fantasy 14 was able to add in a new

unique job a Final Fantasy 15 crossover

event and new postgame content in

collaboration with near automata this

year Square Enix is live stream updates

the community fan events final fantasy

xiv is a great contender for the best

ongoing game ever but it is time for our

number one with over 15 years of content

updates spending across seven expansion

packs there's no denying that World of

Warcraft is one of the largest and most

popular MMORPG s out there

Wow created an MMORPG world set in the

Warcraft universe that man is to take

the old MMO formula and transform it

into something that was more accessible

to all types of players and it worked

nowadays WoW is played by millions of

people who have fallen in love with its

world characters lore gameplay systems

and it's fantastic raids that have all

been built up over these past 15 years

plus with WoW classic being a gateway

for folks to crave blizzards first more

our core version of the game there's a

version of WoW for every kind of player

past and present managing to pave the

way for all others after it and also

become an influence for many entries on

this list world of warcraft reigns as

our number one and it's well-deserved

pulling back the curtain for a second I

have to be honest narrowing this down to

10 entries was incredibly difficult so I

wanted to let you know about a few games

that were incredibly close to making the

list like Minecraft which continues to

keep things fresh with regular updates

and chill co-op gameplay GTA 5 which

always has someone watching the no pixel

mod community the latest role-playing

antics in Magic the Gathering arena one

of my personal favorites which is

starting to give hearthstone a run for

its money of course there are plenty

more excellent games that could have

made a top twenty like diablo three path

of Exile warframe or rocket League all

of which have created amazing

communities to keep their game worlds

exciting interesting and may even be on

your own list of addicting games so do

you feel like we got it wrong let's talk

about it in the comments below and tell

us what should have been swapped out and

replaced with your favorite and why I'm

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