Today we’re going to look at a list of the top 10 most played games of all time. We’ve ranked these games by their number of unique players, accounts, or downloads, depending on the game.
While this isn’t an exact science, it’s a pretty good way to gauge which games are truly popular among gamers around the world. So whether you’re looking for fun and competitive couples’ games to play with your partner, or battle royale games to play in a team with your friends, there’s sure to be a popular game here that you will love!
1. Candy Crush – 2.7 billion downloads
A puzzle game, Candy Crush is the most downloaded game of all time. It was released in 2012 and has over 2 billion downloads – that’s more than a quarter of the world’s population! The game was created by King, which later became known for mobile games such as Farm Heroes Super Saga and Bubble Witch Saga.
2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 1.2 billion downloads
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle royale game released in 2017 that has since amassed over one billion downloads worldwide.
PUBG is not just about eliminating all the other players on a large map, but also about collecting vital resources such as ammunition and first aid kits to help you survive long enough to win the game. You can play this awesome game from a first- or third-person perspective, depending on your preference.
3. CrossFire – 1 billion players
CrossFire is a first-person shooter game that’s massively popular in Asia. It’s free to play and has experienced strong success, making it one of the most played games on Steam by revenue. The game was released in 2007 and has since seen a movie and TV adaptation.
4. Dungeon Fighter Online – 850 million players
Dungeon Fighter Online (DFO) is a side-scrolling 2D fighting game with added RPG elements. It’s the fourth most played game in history, and it’s more popular in Asia than anywhere else. The game is free-to-play, yet has grossed over $18 billion worldwide since its release.
5. Minecraft – 738 million players
Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can build anything they can imagine using blocks. It’s a survival game where the player must mine resources and craft tools, armor, weapons, and shelter to protect themselves from monsters.
Players have an infinite amount of time to roam the procedurally generated world since there is no set end goal. Minecraft was originally released in 2009 and has been updated regularly ever since, which is perhaps why it has amassed so many loyal fans and players.
6. GKART – 700 million players
The sixth most played game on the list is GKART, an MMO racing game where you get to drive around in a kart. If this sounds familiar, it’s because it was originally inspired by Super Mario Kart.
GKART has no story mode, but instead lets you play against your friends in local multiplayer or offline. You can unlock new karts and upgrades as you progress through the game.
7. Among Us – 500 million monthly players
Among Us is a free-to-play game about surviving in a post-apocalyptic world. If you’re looking for an intense survival game, look no further than Among Us. The graphics aren’t great compared to some of the other titles on this list, but it’s still worth checking out if you enjoy trying different types of games.
8. Microsoft Solitaire – 400 million players
Solitaire is a card game which can be played using a single deck of 52 cards. The aim is to move all the cards to the four foundation piles, sorted by suit and rank from ace to king.
Microsoft Solitaire is a version of the classic card game that you can play on your computer. It has loads of customization options so you can alter the rules and the appearance of the deck to your preference. The game has been around since 1990 and has been played by more than 400 million people.
9. Fortnite – 350 million accounts
Fortnite is a team game where players fight each other in an apocalyptic world. This multiplayer game has been popular ever since its release back in 2017. It can be played on many platforms, including PC and mobile devices, which is perhaps why it’s still such a fan favorite.
The game is free to play, but there are optional in-game purchases available for those who want to enhance their experience.
10. Roblox – 202 million monthly players
Roblox is a game where you can create your own games. At its peak, it was played by more than 200 million people per month. Roblox is popular with gamers because it uses a blocky style similar to that of Minecraft. You can make your own avatar and interact with other players, who are known as “Robloxians.”
There are many different types of games to play on Roblox, from racing to role-playing games (RPGs), hence the broad appeal.