Video games have been a part of the lives of the millennials for quite some time but now the companies have seriously improved the interface. Nowadays there is a background story to every game and the animation is next level. All this contributes to the success of the game and so the companies have upped the level and there is fierce competition. Among all those, there are a few which are extremely popular and have wild user engagement. Here’s a list for the top 10 most played games by gamers and everybody in general.
1. PlayerUnknown’s Battle Groups (PUBG)
Player Unknown’s Battle Groups (PUBG) is the world’s most played game. It was launched in 2018 and gained immense popularity. The game is developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. The game is popular because of its real-life graphics and its ability to engage multiple users at a time meaning friends can form up teams and play together which contributes to the high user engagement.
2. Fortnite Battle Royale
Fortnite Battle Royale is very popular amongst teens. It was released in 2017 and in a short period of three years has gained much popularity. It allows 100 users to play at one go and they can either play in Solo, Duos, or Squads. But they have only boy’s zone accounts, unlike PUBG which sparks controversy and tumbles it down to the second position.
3. Apex Legends
The making of this game was kept a secret until its launch in 2019. But because of its gameplay, progression system, and fusion of elements from various genres, it has gained massive popularity in a very short time. According to EA, as of July 2019, the game had approximately 8 to 10 million players a week and by October 2019 it had approximately 70 million players worldwide.
4. League of Legends (LOL)
League of Legends was launched in 2009. It was developed by Riot Games and they took inspiration from Defense of the Ancients for its making. In 2019 they launched another version for mobile and console called League of Legends: Wild Rift. It became popular very quickly thanks to its character design, production value, and its diverse artistic and musical departments. The game is played by 27 million online players, with 8 million peak concurrent users each day.
5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive(CS: GO)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. This game is divided between two teams – the Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists. Players can choose whom to play with and host their own servers with custom maps and game modes. This is game is a huge hit even after so many years of its launch. Since its release, it has drawn in an estimated 11 million players per month, which effectively makes it a hit.
Hearthstone is a free-to-play online digital collectible card game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was launched in 2014, with features like cross players platform which restricts players to geographical regions. According to Blizzard, this game was an experimental one and was developed by a smaller team. However, this game has brought huge success to the company and Blizzard now hosts with other organizers.
This game was released in 2011 and since then it has amassed huge popularity. It is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang Studios. Minecraft is a critically acclaimed game and has been cited as one of the greatest and most influential video games of all time. After it was made available for different platforms it became the best-selling video game of all time. It has 126 million monthly active users as of 2020.
8. DOTA 2
Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Valve. The game is a sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA) and it has been a successful successor the game keeping the promise of a great video game. It has faced some criticisms because it is a little hard to learn how to play this game. It has also been praised for gameplay, production quality. It is a great game with over a million concurrent players at its peak.
9. Division 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is an online action role-playing video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. The game was launched in 2019 by Massive Entertainment. It is a good improvement to its past installments and has gotten favorable reviews.
10. Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2 is a 2017 third-person shooter game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Since its release, it has 10.71 million copies worldwide, selling twice as much as its predecessor, as it is a sequel to Splatoon, and making it one of the best-selling Switch games.