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The Best Online Games in 2021


There has been no better time for online games to thrive than 2021. These online games allow people to interact with other players worldwide while staying safe in the comfort of their homes. Online games are also an excellent way to unwind and have fun in your free time. 

You can also bond with friends and family. Now, if you are a fan of exploring releases and trending titles, here are some of the best online games in 2021. 

Among Us

This game was developed by American game studio and released in 2018. It is an online, space-themed, multiplayer game that requires the players to choose to be either a crewmate or an imposter. The objective of the imposter is to kill all the crewmates without getting caught, while crewmates should identify and eliminate the imposter.


Epic Games developed and launched this game in 2017. Fortnite was designed such that players can choose from three different game modes. They include Fortnite Save the World, Fortnite Creative and Fortnite Battle Royale. Fortnite Battle Royale has done exceedingly well of the three, earning Epic Games roughly $9 billion in revenue within the first two years of its launch. 


Minecraft is said to be arguably the best-selling video games of all time. The game has no specific objectives whatsoever, and this allows one to think outside the box. Players use the 3D sandbox structure to craft tools and extract materials from the earth that they use to create various designs. There also exists a virtually infinite train track that floats over the “world.”


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a battle royale game by PUBG Corporations and is a must-have for players that enjoy a good brawl. The full release was in December 2017 and is set in an open arena. Players parachute from the skies and engage in a death match as they scavenge for weapons while trying to stay alive.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series and was developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment in 2012. The objective of this game is for two teams, the Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists, to go head to head while accomplishing in-game tasks. Players have eight game modes to choose from. 

League of Legends

The player is required to control a character known as a champion who possesses various unique abilities. The winner gains strength with each level he completes and with each character he kills. There are currently a total of 155 champions. League of legends was developed and published by Riot Games and is a multiplayer online battle arena game.

Pokemon Go

This game is set in an augmented reality where one must locate and capture creatures known as Pokemon. They appear as if they are life-sized, thus allowing players to be fully immersed in this game. Pokemon Go was developed by Niantic and is used with devices that contain GPS. 

Apex Legends

This is a battle royale free to play shooter game released in February 2019. It was developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. Players assemble into groups and select Legends, which are characters each containing special abilities. There are two game modes, namely, Battle Royale mode and Arenas mode.


Blizzard Entertainment designed this free-to-play online game in 2014. The player is provided with a deck of 30 cards and a hero who possesses extraordinary abilities. The goal of this game is for one to be able to destroy the opponent’s hero. Winners can purchase new cards through microtransactions or gold earned after winning. 

Call of Duty Warzone

Infinity Ward and Raven Software designed Call Of Duty Warzone to be a free-to-play battle royale game released in March 2020. The game contains three modes, namely, Plunder, Resurgence and Battle Royale. It includes the use of in-game currency, which is used at buy stations. 

Final Fantasy XIV

This massively multiplayer online role-playing game designed and developed by Square Enix is the fourteenth entry to the Final Fantasy series. The game is set in a fantasy world known as Eorzea. Players chose an avatar to explore the land and battle with the Garlean Empire and the Primals. 

Splatoon 2

This game was released in July 2017 by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Splatoon 2 is a third-person shooter video game. Characters known as Inklings and Octolings use coloured ink as ammunition and can morph into different forms.

Division 2

This game is set in Washington DC after a deadly genetically engineered virus known as Green Poison. Players create their agent from the Strategic Homeland Division to try and rebuild the city. Division 2 was developed by Massive Entertainment and released in 2019.

Legends of Runeterra

Riot Games developed and released this game in April 2020. Legends of Runeterra is a free to play, digital collectable card game. The objective of the game is for the players to reduce the health of their opponents to zero. 

Wrapping up

Online games are getting better and popular over time. We have seen this first-hand in 2021. Most of these games feature intricate visuals, meticulous implementation of sound effects and well thought out gameplays. They unite players all over the world and keep them yearning for more. Just take your pick and enjoy playing solo or with family and friends!

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