Best NFT Games To Play Right Now

The best NFT games on the blockchain, ranked.

Hannah Scherwatzky / ONE37pm

NFT Gaming has been quite polarizing over the last 12 months. Play to Earn gaming took the gaming world by storm last summer, sparking a temporary NFT gaming bull run.

However, over the last 8 months, the scene has been quite bearish with many games suffering from unstable token economies, a lack of user retention, and gameplay that is quite off the mark from the world of traditional-based video games.

ONE37pm worked with Web3 Gaming Content Creator Brycent to build out a list that comprises some of the best NFT games currently in the space. As time passes this list may change, but our reasoning is heavily predominated by a focus on pure gameplay. This list is updated as of September 2022.

Brycent is a a professional gamer and Co-Founder of Loot Squad, an NFT Gaming Guild specializing in building blockchain consumer products and yield farming in NFT Games. He is also a recent signee of VaynerSports, a talent management agency dedicated to professional athletes.

NFT Game Rankings - September 2022

The games below are ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Gameplay
  2. Streamability 
  3. Community
  4. Tokenomics
  5. Longevity
  6. Ease of Access

15. Otherside Meta

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Yuga Labs

At the tail end of our list we feature Yuga Labs’ Otherside. We still don’t know a ton about the game and the early tests have given us very small snippets of what’s to come. But, I’m convinced cool things are happening and there’s enough potential to end with Yuga gracing this list. What I would love to see is an increased focus on getting non BAYC holders into your ecosystem and some attention on working with web3 gaming creators. I'll see you on the otherside!

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: $3500 (3ETH)

14. Earth From Another Sun

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Earth From Another Sun

Another newcomer to this list is Earth From Another Sun. It is the futuristic experience we need in the gaming world. It provides a warming FPS experience and as the game moves closer to full launch.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

13. God's Unchained

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God's Unchained Blog

One of the premier card games and absolutely killing it on IMX.

God Unchained is very much primed to continue create a game their users love. I've heard mixed reviews thus far but the ecosystem they are building is interesting and deserving of a spot on this list. The God's team is looking to increase the number of tourneys and token utility which is a great sign.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

12. Aurory Project

Aurory Project

Maybe the most unexpected game to grace this list. Aurory is creating an awesome game and the browser looks solid. More to come indeed from this ecosystem, but Solana supporters can be proud of what's being built!

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

11. Sandbox Game

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Sandbox Game

Still incredibly early and filled with potential. Right now, the game isn't the most immersive experience but the framework for a great game is there.

Cost to Play: Players can actually join the game and access a free character (Hero) to take part in battles and eventually accumulate enough $THC to sell on the market and upgrade their character.

10. Guild of Guardians

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Guild of Guardians

Guild of Guardians, one of my picks to lead the mobile gaming revolution, is absolutely killing it. They recently announced an e-sports partnership with 8 traditional esports organizations, so yes they are here to stay.

Time will tell where the game goes but mobile gaming is in great hands.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

9. Axie Infinity

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Axie Infinity

With a seemingly successful Axie Con in the books where hundreds of thousands were awarded to winners, Axie Infinity now turns its attention to land and competitive battling season. This comfortably rounding out the top ten.

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

8. Illuvium

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CEO Kieran Warwick teased Overworld and honestly I can't hold back my excitement for this game. Yes they dropped a few spots but it was a byproduct of new game releases from others. As Illuvium moves closer to launch we will see them jump further up the list in a remarkable way.

You can register to play the beta here.

Cost to Play: Private Beta

7. Decentral Games Ice Poker

Decentral Games

After a successful launch of Sit & Go tourneys and some incredible partnership announcements we have consistently see growth and product fit out of the DG team. I expect them to onboard many newcomers into Web3.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

6. Dr. Disrespect's DEADROP

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Dr. Disrespect's 12am studio is CRUSHING it with Midnight Society. DEADROP is a Vertical Extraction Shooter (VES) for a new age of competitive multiplayers. I see this game leading the list one day but snapshot number 2 was enough to make the conclusion that this "Escape From Tarkov" type shooter has so much room to grow!

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: $50

5. EV.IO

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The arena shooter closely resembling Halo has continued to do well and with more tourneys happening. They have a great chance to lead the esports charge. They drop a few spots as a result of impressive updates from competitors but the game still a lot of potential.

With an emphatic entrance to the NFT gaming world, EV.IO has brought the sexiness of competitive first person shooter to the blockchain.

If Halo and Splitgate had a child that ran as a browser game, it would be EV.IO. It is less robust and pretty much playable for every gamer regardless of what computer they have. The game is free to play and you can start gaming within seconds of launching their website. 

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

4. Superior

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Some may be surprised to see Superior jump this many slots but their private alpha was incredible! It's the most robust game on the list and it plays smoother than any game on the list. I expect superior to continue to ship a great game that users would love.

You can play the game here.

Cost to play: Free

3. Undead Blocks

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Undead Blocks

This game will be around for a long time. Out of every game on this list, the zombie slayer FPS continues to secure amazing partnerships and launch incredible tourneys. Only good things coming from the Undead.

The game is a literal representation of what Call of Duty Zombies would look like on the blockchain.

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to play: Free

2. Blankos Block Party

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A big month coming from Blankos which some a ton of updates leading into season 1. If the season was released already they could've jumped Big Time. As they gear up for their epic games store launch things are looking spicy!

The Mythical Games teams continues to impress and they even launched another Burberry collaboration. I would love to see the team ramp up marketing and add additional game modes but they are in great shape leading up to their launch on the Epic Games store.

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

1. Big Time

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Big Time

Not much movement at the top. It's been fun watching Big Time ship updates and they continue to lead the charge as the #1 NFT game to play right now.

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: $75 (Silver Access Pass)

Final Thoughts

The list has been heating up and as we continue to update this list monthly, staying on this list will be incredibly tough with new games releasing. Games who dropped off the list for various reasons will have an opportunity to regain their place but competition is indeed increasing. Below are a few games to look out for over the coming months. 

Honorable Mentions: Sipher, Kitty Kart Racing (Kitty Inu), Ember Sword, Legends of Venari, Wildcard, Earth From Another Sun, Grit, and Rumble Kongs League.

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