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 past year. 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 - December 2022

The games below are ranked based on the following criteria:

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

15. Pong Legends

A twist on traditional beer pong, and it comes by way of a mobile browser, Pong Legends could shape the way you play games with friends at parties, it plays well currently and makes its way onto our final list of the year!

Pong Legends is a web3 mobile game by Artie. Utilizing cutting-edge, app-less mobile gaming technology, Artie is on a journey to build a cross-compatible metaverse of instantly accessible mobile games & IRL experiences where players can truly own their gaming experience.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

14. Metalcore

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The mech world of Metalcore is brilliant and stylistically edgy, they totally deserve to be on this list and I look forward to watching them climb further next year.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

13. God's Unchained

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The best card game of 2022, none other than God's Unchained. The are one of many incredible games being built on immutable. Next year could be promising as they continue to iterate!

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

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The bright spot for Solana gaming is an incredible project called Aurory. They are innovating, the art is sick and they rightfully belong on this list.

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. Dr. Disrespect's DEADROP

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Dr. Disrespect's 12am, who am I kidding! It needed to be on the list, even in the early snapshots the true value and potential visible front and center.

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. Excited to see what they do in 2023!

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: $50

10. Sorare

Fantasy sports is going to huge and no company is doing Fantasy better than Sorare across multiple sports. Their World Cup tourney was brilliant and Basketball is just getting started! They deserve to be on this list, closing out the top 10!

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

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9. Planet Mojo

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Planet Mojo

Another game that could shape the future of esports but from an accessibility standpoint is Planet Mojo. Coming off of their creator charity tournament and showing the true prowess of how strong an autobattler with the right formatting can be, Planet Mojo is an underdog that has all the makings of a great game!

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

8. Decentral Games Ice Poker

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There was never any doubt! Ice poker was always supposed to be on this list and their continued growth in building out the table games scene of web3 has been awesome to watch.

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. Great year for the Decentral Games team!

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

7. Superior

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Superior provides an insane gameplay experience. With their recent launch on both the Epic games and Steam Superior became the first web3 game to have in opt-in/out component around their game assets. Strong gameplay slots them in perfectly at 7!

You can play the game here.

Cost to play: Free

6. My Pet Hooligan

A game as destructive as GTA but by the way of chaotic bunny rabbits called "hooligans" this game is a gamechanger and they enter the list with BANG!

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

5. Blankos Block Party

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Mythical games has created an awesome experience with Blankos and they highlight the value in what a fun, party game style experience can create. There are some things we would like to see them do better in 2023 but closing out our top 5 is an awesome way to end the year!

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

4. Wildcard

A newcomer to this list and for good reason, the Wildcard dev showcase on Brycent's Web3 Wednesday highlights what could be the premier esports experience coming in 2023. Their impressive game build grants them a spot in the top 5!

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to play: Free

3. EV.IO

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The arena shooter closely resembling Halo has continued to do well and with more tourneys happening. They finish 3rd after a string of successful tournaments and it's rightful shaping up as one of the best and most accessible esports games in web3!

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

2. Big Time

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Big Time

Big Time took home multiple awards at the Gam3 Awards and most importantly it was rated Game of The Year for 2022. Finishing the year in second is the rightful spot for a game that has not dropped from the top 3 all year long.

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: Varies, 0.05 ETH ($58.54) for Jade Pass, Free for those who received Ruby Passes given away

1. Illuvium

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After an insanely successful overworld launch Illuvium ends the year as the best NFT game to play right now. The graphics are incredible, the world is breath-taking and stylistically we are seeing the start of something insane. Well done and a great way to end 2022 with a bang!

You can register to play the beta here.

Cost to Play: Private Beta

Final Thoughts

The list has been heating up and as we continue to update this list, 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. Have a great 2022 and see you in 2023!

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