Best NFT Games To Play Right Now

The best NFT games on the blockchain, ranked.

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Hannah Scherwatzky / ONE37pm

NFT Gaming has been quite polarizing over the last 12 months. Play to Earn gaming led by Axie Infinity 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 top NFT gaming 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.

Brycent is a Partnered Axie Infinity Trainer on YouTube and Twitch as well as the 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 - June 2022

The 15 games are ranked based on the following criteria:

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

15. Voxies

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Probably the least talked about game on the list, but I think there is a lot of promise. I believe in what the team is building.

Only time will tell as they continue to expand. I love the graphics, but would much rather prefer an open-world concept over just strategic battling. They do just enough to make the list but will have to keep it up to stay in the top 15.

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

14. Nifty League

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I love the idea of a host of mini-games with the first being Nifty Smash, a Super Smash Bros-style game in a pixelated world. The game has a fun mission that isn't too ambitious to execute. help round out the bottom half of a very loaded list. 

Cost to Play: $540 or Obtain a Loaner Account (Free)

You can play the game here.

13. Galaxy Fight Club

Galaxy Fight Club

Another MOBA, and this one includes NFT interoperability. Galaxy Fight Club is going to rival Thetan and the game are doing a solid job of that so far. Time will tell which game will create the right blend of tournament gameplay. Galaxy also has an intricate leveling system that makes it worth the grind but for now, 13 is a solid spot.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

12. Undead Blocks

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Undead Blocks

This game will 100% make strides up this list. Call of Duty Zombies - but on the blockchain- is what comes to mind when playing Undead Blocks. I think the rankings came too soon for Undead but the game is very impressive and houses a lot of potential.

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to play: Free

11. Decentral Games Ice Poker

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Your Poker face could serve you well as DG brings out a classic card game of Texas Hold'Em and throws a really robust tokenomics system on top of it. I was hesitant to put it further up the list because it’s not a traditional video game, but anything is possible in the metaverse.

Updates are coming to create sit-and-go tourneys and as the saying goes, "if it ain't broke don’t fix it." I look forward to seeing Ice Poker continue to grow.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: FREE

10. God’s Unchained

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Gods Unchained has consistently delivered for quite some time. The card game is solid, straight forward, and they are a constant in an NFT gaming space hoarded with competitors. God’s in the top 10 makes a ton of sense.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

9. Mini Royale Nations

This game is free to play, onboarding only takes seconds, it’s a first person shooter, and there’s Battle Royale! They got almost everything right. So, what could be holding this action-packed shooter back?

I would say the lack of a competitive game mode. The game reminds me of a combination of Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Roblox but they are missing the CSGO style game mode to really unlock audiences. If they add it, I expect this game to jump up the list in record time. 

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

8. Spider Tanks

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Spider Tanks

My first experience with this multiplayer online battle arena style game was in the gaming lounge at VeeCon and I was very impressed. Spider Tanks is full of depth and there is a bit of a skill gap that bodes well for future competitive play.

Gala Games has shown they can ship an ecosystem of games with incredible speed and quality. This is one of many that I expect to float on this list as time continues.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

7. Thetan Arena

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It is arguable that if the tokenomics around the in-game economy and NFTs weren’t in flux this game could be much higher up the list. From my early experience, it was the best early-stage blockchain gaming experience and I still believe there is potential as Thetan is indeed a complete game. It’s leading the multiplayer online battle arena category quite nicely. 

You can play the game here.

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.

6. Sandbox Game

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Sandbox Game

Is it the next coming of Minecraft? It's too soon to tell but the prospect of the Sandbox Metaverse being an integral player in the landscape of web3 gaming is intriguing. They’ve shown enough promise and built out really interesting partnerships and collaborations to stand tall at #6.

You can play the game here.

Cost to Play: Free

5. Axie Infinity

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Axie Infinity

Any list without Axie in the top 5 would be outrageous. Although the user base has seen a steady decline, the team and community have continued to press forward. The V3 launch has been an iteration with a mixed bag of reviews but Axie and the Ronin Network still have potential.

Focused heavily on the mobile games market the axolotl style creatures are still as cute and lovable as they were ten months ago. Time will tell what happens from here but Sky Mavis’ baby fits well to round out the top 5. 

You can download and play the game here.
Cost to Play: Free

4. Illuvium

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Illuvium is miles ahead of the competition in terms of art and a AAA gaming experience. They recently launched their auto battler demo which has seen a lot of success. It closely mirrors the popular riot game Team Fight Tactics (TFT). It can get dry after a while, but the competitive nature will definitely keep you on your toes.

Additionally, the promise of an expansive open world gets me out of my seat. If the game's auto battler is any indicator of what we shall see in the land game, the fourth spot is well deserved for now.

You can register to play the beta here

Cost to Play: Private Beta

3. EV.IO

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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.

EV.IO is already building out the future of Esports on-chain and have even begun collaborating with web3 companies on maps and integrations. 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

It's only just getting started, but Big Time has already exceeded early expectations. For many gamers, it brings back the nostalgia of World of Warcraft and Runescape, but with an Elden Ring-style battling system.

The game is currently playable, a joy to stream, and the in-game NFT drops are the mystery moments that stimulate viral Twitch clips and TikTok. If the team continues to execute, Big Time could be around for a LONG time. 

You can download and play the game here.

Cost to Play: $80

1. Blankos Block Party

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Although Blankos Block Party doesn’t get as much face time as the myriad of other games that are launching updates, they’ve continued to be a staple in the NFT gaming world. They've boasted collabs with major brands like Burberry and Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Clothing.

It deserves to be put at the #1 spot. Their product is beautiful, resembling a fall guys style universe with multiple mini-games and gamers can start playing for free. I am confident having BBP here.

Cost to Play: Free

You can download and play the game here.

There were a host of games close to making the list. But, they were not added because it is either too early to tell or the games have not been released yet. Below are a few games to look out for over the coming months. 

Honorable Mentions: Sipher, Kitty Kart Racing (Kitty Inu), Sunflower Land, Million on Mars, Crypto Unicorns, Ember Sword, Guild of Guardians, Mecha Fight Club, Star Atlas, Legends of Venari, Crypto Raiders

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