There are a countless array of online games, sites and reviews to choose from, so it is next to impossible to tell which top ten list is the list to end all lists. It is probably easier to choose a genre and then look at the top ten lists of that type and go from there. Some games will be mentioned on more than one list: for instance, a really hot game will be listed on a list as one of the “Top Hottest Games” or, the “Top Fantasy Games” or even the “Biggest Selling Game”. Of course, none of that matters if it is not the type of game that you yourself are looking for, now, does it? If you only play first person shooting games, and you are stuck reading a top ten list for “virtual world games”, does that help you make a choice? No, it does not. Perhaps you are looking for a child’s game or a nice relaxing card game, or a more vibrant war game, no matter what you are looking for, you should know the sites you will go to find it, and you should know what reviews and lists you should read to help in your decisions.
The Best Games for Older Kids and Adults
1) Guild Wars Nightfall: Part of the series, (the third installment), this game features a mad ruler who is working to bring darkness to Elona. This version has increased playability by introducing Heroes that can be customized, follow player instruction and fight alongside them. The game features a large number of missions and even more quests, and those who are looking for more of a thrill can choose to fight other players world wide in Hero vs. Hero battles.
2) Little Fighter 2: A freeware game for Windows, it can be played by 4 humans on one computer, and allows for up to 8 characters in play at one time as well. There are different levels and modes on the game, all the way up to Battleship mode- where there are mass armies.
3) Perfect World: This game allows the player to fully customize an onscreen character to look like them, and then drop them into the self created world. Different levels of play, a variety of transportation methods and beasties just waiting for mortal control await the player in this fantasy game.
4) Warhammer Online: The latest version of the Warhammer games, this one features new levels of play and characters.
5) Guild Wars: This is a well-made game that has excellent graphics, but without the monthly fee. This is one of the games that can be bought in stores and then played for free online.
6) Lord of the Rings Online: Based on the popular books and movie series, this is the first game to cash in on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This game has excellent graphics and exciting game levels.
7) Diablo 2: Basically a re-released version of the classic Diablo game, this one remains one of the most popular online games of all times.
8) City of Villains: This game is not just another addition to the popular City of Heroes, it is its entity with its own world. You build the villain and then unleash him on the fictional Paragon City.
9) Final Fantasy XI: This is the first of the online games in the Final Fantasy series with limitless possibilities- play solo on as a group with friends to battle foes and bring home treasures. A well-written back-story makes this game even more enjoyable to play, with very solid graphics.
10) EVE Online: This is a multiplayer online game that allows you to play and defeat other players worldwide. Set in space, EVE online allows for a brief free trial.