The most played video games of all time

See, there are several ways to objectively measure the number of games sold. Are the best sales unambiguously the most popular? We believe not. When it comes to what create a game popular, there are a few things to consider:

1. Name recognition. When you approach a person who doesn’t play video games and ask him to name three games, what does he tell you? This is popularity.

2. Good memories. When you ask your friends who actually play video games, what are their favorite gaming moments that they share? This is popularity.

We interviewed some real people, searched the internet and looked at how many millions of copies were sold, and we came to the conclusion that this would be the definitive list of popular games, or the most subjective set of skewed junk. Regardless of what “positive” and “negative” say, let’s take a look at this list!


Pacman was ranked 20th because it’s an old arcade game that everyone played at least once on the local ice rink before it closed for good, like it did 15 years ago.

When it comes to games, they have always seemed frustrating and simplistic. Yes, this is a “classic”, but like old movies, a classic doesn’t mean it’s good! Still, the popularity is undeniable.


I bet you weren’t expecting THIS! Just kidding, it probably crossed your mind when you read the article title. But listen, when it comes to old men who don’t play video games, you ask them to name three games, and at least 50% of them will talk about Tetris.

Wii Sports

Sports on Wii is undoubtedly a great time. If Pacman was more like a Wii sport, the ice rink might not have closed, and Pacman might have ranked higher on the list. But no, only Wii sports can be similar to Wii sports.

This game is definitely attractive, fun for all ages, and has sold tons of copies. The only problem is that it was included with all Wii sales except maybe Japan. So maybe Wii Sports is popular just because of your friend. Wii is popular. We will never know.

Sonic the HedgeHog

Sonic the hedgehog game some of the entries on this list make more sense as an entire franchise than as a single game. Sonic, for example, probably became popular on the Sega Genesis and Game Gear. Not much on Dreamcast (sega RIP systems). But people recognize it. It may only have one of these faces.

The Sims

sims game 1 This is the only game where no matter how many times you enter the pool and remove the stairs, you will not die. We won’t lie, we’ve spent hours building our own houses, putting dirty dishes on the floor, sprouting buds, and setting the kitchen on fire.

This can be a fun game. And it has great appeal outside of your typical gaming base.

Characters, sweet loot, Blizzard … It’s easy to see why this was a hit.

. Super Mario Bros.

You think Diablo III has moved multiple copies, but there is nothing in Super Mario Bros! Timeless classics, everyone knows who they are. Now it can be argued that people only know the Mario brothers from that popular feature film that came out in 1993. If someone makes this argument, they are absolutely wrong. Horrible movie, watch it someday!

Super Smash Brothers

Super Smash Bros. When it’s Wow it’s Wow Wow. Super Mario 64, anyone? Not? Well, everything is fine. Here we are again with the franchise. Many people like the original of the N64. Others like them the newer they get. Anyway, people know about this franchise, people ask this when they throw away any Nintendo console. SSB is popular.


Pokémon Game There is no party better than the Nintendo party, as Japan uses a hat trick. Yes, Pokémon! What a franchise! If we had to choose a generation, we would say Red and Blue (and Yellow if you want to be inclusive). The new games are best, but you can’t beat the fever for the first generation release.

The Legend of Zelda

The legend of zelda ocarina of time Oooooooooooh!!!! No, we didn’t! Four in a row! Four in a row! The legend of Zelda. In our polite opinion, there is no better game on a snowy day. Ocarina of Time is just … very good. So many feelings. Anyway, if you ask, Zelda will always answer. Popular.

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid Game This is a franchise that doesn’t have to be on this list, but it should be. This filled the void in the console for a long time. Even if you’ve never played it, you knew it, you heard it. Plus Snake operates SSB.


Halo game what a stir this great franchise has made! This is an empty MJOLNIR suit from its previous state, but when it first appeared on the original Xbox, it came out great! It’s a great franchise, it has real-time side effects (a bit better than the Super Mario Bros movie), and when it came out it was a big deal for shooters. Popular.

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy 1 is another one of those franchises where many more people recognize the name than those who actually played it. You can ask five random people these two questions: “Have you heard of Final Fantasy?” Have you ever played it? And I’m sure 3 out of 5 have heard it and 2 or fewer have played it.

Life is so strange sometimes. But still: popular.

.Call of Duty

Call of duty modernwarfare 1 it is our duty to mention this. You won’t be releasing games with a release schedule like CoD, which always gets big sales, with this gigantic online community unless you’re famous. The Call of Duty franchise is a best addition to the FPS collection.

Angry Birds

Angry Birds Game Forgive us if we don’t say anything about this game that somehow finished in sixth place? You will do it ?! Excellent thanks.


Skyrim, what a game. Game and a half, really. The Elder Scrolls franchise was amazing even when Morrowind came out, and it’s actually getting cooler and cooler. However, we need more loot. Since the days of Morrowind, there just haven’t been enough armor and weapon sets … You know what we’re talking about?

If you ask gamers about RPGs or dragons, they are more likely to know that you are talking about Skyrim. This genre-defining interpretation of the game makes you really popular.

Grand Theft Auto

gta san andreasLoud hit! GTA V sold a large number of copies and made huge amounts of money. GTA is an infamous franchise. Parents and advocates of violence in video games are everywhere shaking in fear or anger at the sight of the GTA name. The campaign stories are interesting, driving is fun, and all the extracurricular activities are fun too.

Previously in GTA 4 we played water rescue. Someone throws the boat into the water and jumps, the other has to fly in a helicopter and get close enough to the water so that the guy in the water can grab it and hit the helicopter. In most cases, the helicopter got too close and sank. Yet how wonderful!


WoWWow, who would have thought World of Warcraft would be on the list? This is another game that defines the genre. When you have 22 minutes of cable TV through South Park, you know you’ve done it. An incomprehensible number of hours in the game, billions of subscribers, and not enough loot.

This MMORPG has really create a name for itself and the name is popular.


Counterstrike game: Counter-Terrorists wins … 2nd place in popularity contest! We had to put a real old-school original gangster game to match the popularity of video games.

Due to its age and continued popularity, it has earned this place more than games like DotA or LoL. We’ve heard that the Xbox version will be updated for Xbox One (just kidding, don’t trust us, we’re not telling the truth).


Businesses build office buildings inner Minecraft on personal servers! And they actually apply the building to meet clients and discuss business! It doesn’t happen inside of you if you are an not famous game. Minecraft exploded onto the picture and has continued to grow ever since.

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