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The Most Popular PC Games Right Now 

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Updated May 28, 2020 97.1k votes 17.6k voters 331.7k views 87 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular PC games in 2020. Featuring both classic games and new games, this list of the most played video games on PC right now includes first-person shooters, multiplayer battle royales, MOBAs, fighting games, RPGs, and collectible card video games. What are the top 10 video games on PC today?

Online multiplayer shooters, like CS:GOFortnite, and PUBG, are currently dominating the PC gaming world, thanks to professional gamers, eSports tournaments, Twitch streamers, and YouTube gaming channels. Some PC games that have been released years ago are still popular today, like League of LegendsMinecraftWorld of Warcraft, and Dota 2. Other good PC games trending now include Overwatch, Starcraft, Rocket League, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

Vote up the best PC games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorite computer games that are missing from this list.

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2009 (4J Studios)

Genres (Video game): Open world, Action game, Sandbox, Role-playing video game, Survival

Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by the Swedish company Mojang. The ...more

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League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
20013986 added Released: 2009 (Riot Games)

Genres (Video game): Multiplayer online battle arena, Action role-playing game, Action game, Real-time strategy, Role-playing video game, + more

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is a free-to-play game that is supported by ...more
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Counter-Strike: Global O... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2012 (Valve Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, First-person Shooter

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online tactical first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, who also maintained Counter-Strike: Source after its ...more

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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2013 (Rockstar Toronto)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Racing video game

Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox ...more

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2015 (Ubisoft Montreal)

Genres (Video game): First-person Shooter, Tactical shooter

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ...more

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Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now

Genres (Video game): first-person shooter

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ...more

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegr... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a 2017 multiplayer online battle royale game developed by PUBG Corporation. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge ...more

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Apex Legends is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Respawn Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Battle royale, first-person shooter

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment. Set in the same universe as Titanfall, the game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox ...more

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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2015 (Psyonix)

Genres (Video game): Sports

Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in July 2015, with ports for Xbox One, OS ...more

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Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Epic Games)
Fortnite is a co-op sandbox survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, the former also publishing the game. The game was released as a paid early access title for Microsoft ...more

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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2004 (Blizzard Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action game, Virtual world, Role-playing video game, Massively multiplayer online game, Fantasy, + more

World of Warcraft (commonly known as WoW) is a pay-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It is Blizzard Entertainment's fourth game set in the fantasy Warcraft Universe, first ...more

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Call of Duty: Modern War... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Parth Nangre added Released: 2009 (Infinity Ward)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, First-person Shooter

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a 2009 first-person shooter political war thriller video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft ...more

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Forza Horizon 4 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
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Genres (Video game): Racing

Forza Horizon 4 is an open world racing video game developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios. It was released on 2 October 2018 on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows after ...more

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Rust is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2013 (Facepunch Studios LTD.)

Genres (Video game): Adventure, Role-playing video game, Survival

Rust is a survival video game developed and published by Facepunch Studios in February 2018 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. The game has only a multiplayer mode. Rust was created ...more
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The Dark Crystal: Age of... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2020 (Krafton Game Union)

Genres (Video game): Role-playing game

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a video game based on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It is a battle-strategy game where you play as the Gelfling in a war against each other. ...more

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Grand Theft Auto: San An... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2004 (Rockstar North)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 26 October 2004 for the PlayStation 2 ...more

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Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
20013986 added Released: 2017 (Bungie)
Destiny 2 is a 2017 online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. Set in a "mythic science fiction" world, the game features ...more

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Ori and the Will of the ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2020 (Moon Studios)

Genres (Video game): Platform-adventure, Metroidvania

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. It is a sequel to ...more
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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
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Genres (Video game): Simulation video game, First-person Shooter, Massively multiplayer online game, Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Roblox, stylized as RŌBLOX, is a massively multiplayer online game created and marketed toward children and teenagers aged 8–18. In the game, players are able to create their own virtual world, ...more

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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2017 (Studio Wildcard)
Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In ...more

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Monster Hunter: World is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Lakhan Gurdasani added Released: 2018 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom. A part of the Monster Hunter series, it was released worldwide for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January ...more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (stylized as Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII) is a multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is scheduled to be released ...more

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Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Mangoturtle added Released: 2004 (Valve Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Survival horror, Action game, First-person Shooter, + more

Half-Life 2 is the well-recieved sequel to Half-Life. Half-Life 2 takes place in the dystopian City 17 and the surrounding area, almost 20 years after the events of the original Half-Life. In ...more

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Untitled Goose Game is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (House House)

Genres (Video game): Stealth

Untitled Goose Game is a stealth game developed by House House. In the game, players control a goose and are tasked with a series of challenges to bother human characters. Published by Panic, ...more
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Resident Evil 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Capcom)
Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. A remake of Resident Evil 2 (1998), it follows rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire ...more

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