Aussies love playing games online. Online betting sites sometimes take a back seat to first-person shooters, MMOs, MOBAs, battle royales, and simulations. Online games are a great source of education, entertainment, and quality time with loved ones. Here are online games that are most popular in Australia.

Online Pokies

While it’s not betting on sports, online pokies are, arguably, the most popular form of online gambling in Australia. For those of you who don’t know, “pokies” is the term in Australian English, meaning slot machines. Here’s the thing though: online pokies are not legal in Australia, at least not when they are run from within the country. Then again, it’s more about regulation within each state. Online gambling is a bit tricky to navigate through in the Land Down Under, so it’s best to err on the side of caution. That being said, Aussies love online slots.

Fortnite

Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world and, as far as we know, the most popular online game in Australia. It is a battle royale game, meaning that it’s up to the last person or team standing.  Players skydive from an aircraft, choose where they want to land, quickly gather up any resources they might find, kill their opponents, and try to remain in the play area that slowly gets smaller with time. If you are shut down, your teammates can revive you, provided your opponents don’t finish you off. It is a very popular game in international eSports tournaments.

Minecraft

Minecraft is one of the games that are meant for all ages. It is a game of adventure and creation, where you build things, mine things, escape monsters, and do all this alone, with a significant other, or your family. It’s got something like a creative mode, where you can spend your time designing your world without any fear of outside factors, and some users go to the extremes, like recreating the battle of Helm’s Deep from Lord of the Rings. Imagine Lego online.

League of Legends

Now, this is a MOBA game that requires patience and tolerance, because the community can be pretty toxic sometimes. There are two teams of five players each, where each player tries to level up, collect gold, buy items, kill opponents, and perform their designated function in team fights, like being the healer, the tank, and so on. Oceania’s server is sometimes considered to be among the toughest in the world, competitively speaking.

Overwatch

Overwatch is a fast-paced first-person shooter with a twist – each playable character has some special skills with which they have an advantage over others. You can win maps by eliminating your opponents and/or fulfilling the objectives of the map in question. Apart from being a wonder in terms of mechanics, the game also has rich lore. Even if you don’t know about the game, chances are you’ve seen one of the playable characters online, like Tracer.