Top 5 Most Popular Types of Online Games

Playing games online can lead to hours and hours of fun. There are so many different kinds of games available, that there is literally something for everyone. Retro gamers who want to play Paperboy or Donkey Kong are just a quick Google search and click away from playing. Whatever you want to play, there is an online community around to play with. Even with all these options, there are some genres that have risen to the top and are enjoying success and popularity.

Without further ado, here is our list of the 5 most popular types of online games:

First Person Shooters – Playing first person shooter games like Halo and Counter Strike on your XBOX or Playstation is a lot of fun. You can connect with other gamers from all over the world, join up as a team or take them on in head to head battles. The graphics are so realistic and the action is non-stop, why would you want to stop playing?

Massive Multiplayer Online Games – Imagine joining up with a community of a million people who are into the same game as you. That’s what massive multiplayer online games (MMOGs) bring to the table. You can escape from your reality and really get into the fantasy world of your choice.


Casino Games – Why go to Vegas when you can play all the best casino games from your couch? You can play for real money or just hone up on your skills. One of the most popular online casino games is online blackjack, and there is plenty more than just the standard game of 21. Try your luck with a variety of versions of this popular game.

Sports Games – So you think you’d be a better play caller then the coach of your favourite team? Test your sports knowledge and video game skills against the best the internet has to offer. Whether your game is baseball, football, basketball, hockey or soccer, you can connect with leagues and tournaments pretty much at any point during the day or night.

Arcade Games – Most of the popular arcade games like Pac Man, Street Fighter, and Space Invaders have found a rebirth on the web. There are dozens of websites that are dedicated to retro gamers and have all the titles that you loved, or that your parents loved, growing up.

So that’s the list of the most popular types of games that users are playing online in 2017. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!