Online Gaming – Where to Start?

The best way to get into a heated discussion online or with gamers in real life is to talk about what game is the best, or mention sites like We all like different things and different genres of games. This is why some games have, for the lack of a better term, a cult-following (a small disclaimer, there are no actual cults). So, let’s talk about some of the different types of online games you might enjoy if you are just starting out. There are many kinds, so we might expand this list into another article in the future.

A quick point that needs to be made is that most of these games have tutorials to help you pace yourself and learn more about the game before taking on bigger challenges. Each game also has a rating, so make sure you check it out before installing it.


First-person shooters are games where you don’t see your character, but just the weapon in front of you. There is an abundance of weapons to choose from, teammates to cooperate with, and enemies to destroy. Some of the more popular titles include Titanfall, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Halo. This genre is perfect for people who just want to shoot stuff.


Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games let you choose a type of character you want to build and lead you on quests. Sometimes it’s something simple, like collecting a few items or beating a few monsters. Other times, it is very vexing and demanding, like collecting a few items or beating a few monsters. They are usually set in a fantasy or science fiction world. As you progress, your character gets more powerful, learns new abilities, and gets new gear. Popular MMORPGs include World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, Star Trek Online, and Black Desert Online. Play these games if you enjoy role-playing.


Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games are those that put two teams of players against each other. These players each control a hero with unique abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. The goal of the game is not to kill the opposing team, though this is necessary to win. The goal is to destroy the base of the other team. Much like in RPGs, characters level up and gain new abilities and gear, but this is used to get an edge over the opposing team.

Team fights have a lot of confusing action and demand quick and strategic thinking. Popular MOBAs are League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Defense of the Ancients, and Smite. MOBAs are aimed at people who like a 30-60 minute challenge that requires a bit of strategy. Fair warning, though – some of these games have a toxic community, so they are not suitable for younger players.