The Best of 2018 The Most Popular PC Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular PC games in 2018. 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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League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
20013986 added 2009 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 Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2012 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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Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2016 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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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2015 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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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2017 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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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2013 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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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2009 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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Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2017 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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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2015 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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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2004 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: Black Ops IIII is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
OooO ll added 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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Dota 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2012 Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game, the stand-alone sequel to the Defense of the Ancients Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne mod. Developed by ...more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
SerbianMonster added Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It is the twelfth entry in the Call of Duty series and the sequel to the 2012 ...more

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Garry's Mod is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2006 Garry's Mod (commonly abbreviated as GMod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman and developed by his company, Facepunch Studios. Garry's Mod was originally a mod for Valve ...more

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Far Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2018 Far Cry 5 is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by parent company Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 ...more

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Warframe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2013 Warframe is a free-to-play cooperative third-person shooter video game, under development by Digital Extremes for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game is free to ...more

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Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
20013986 added 2017 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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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2018 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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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2004 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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Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
RaresStroe added Assassin's Creed Origins is a 2017 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the tenth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series and the ...more

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraf... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2013 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a digital collectible card game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is free-to-play with unlimited paid content, and limited free content. Announced at the ...more

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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Rofame12 added 2006 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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Team Fortress 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
MoritzHeß added 2007 Team Fortress 2 is a team-based first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to the 1996 mod Team Fortress for Quake and its 1999 remake. It was ...more

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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
ToniMackey added 2012 Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise and was released in the Americas, Europe, ...more

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Rust is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2013 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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Forza Horizon 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
finnpaul6000 added Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing video game developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows 10. The game features cross-platform play ...more

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Heroes of the Storm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2015 Heroes of the Storm (HotS) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and macOS that was released on June 2, 2015. ...more

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The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
leneberak added 2014 The Sims 4 is a 2014 life simulation video game developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. The Sims 4 was originally announced on May 6, 2013, and was released in ...more

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Sea of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2018 Sea of Thieves is a shared world action-adventure video game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Studios for Microsoft Windows 10 and Xbox. The game allows players to take the role of a ...more

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RuneScape is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2001 RuneScape is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in January 2001 by Andrew and Paul Gower, and developed and published by Jagex Games Studio. It is a graphical ...more

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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
20013986 added Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows ...more

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Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2013 Path of Exile is an online action RPG developed by New Zealand based independent developer Grinding Gear Games. It is a downloadable free-to-play game supported by "ethical ...more

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Guild Wars 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Sven Wen added 2012 Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft. Set in the fantasy world of Tyria, the game follows the re-emergence of Destiny's ...more

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Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
mmilli9806 added 2004 Halo 2 is a 2004 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. Released for the Xbox video game console on November 9, 2004, the game is the second installment in the Halo ...more

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World of Tanks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2010 World of Tanks is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Belarusian-Cypriot company Wargaming, featuring early to mid-20th century era fighting vehicles. It is built upon a freemium ...more

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osu! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
mmilli9806 added 2007 osu! is a freeware rhythm game originally for Microsoft Windows. It is written in C# on the .NET Framework. The game has also been ported to OS X, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Its gameplay ...more

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The Crew 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
ahlamhammadi added The Crew 2 The Crew 2 is an open world racing video game developed by Ivory Tower and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sequel to 2014's The Crew. It ...more

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Smite is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
MamaDreads added Smite is a third person multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios for Microsoft Windows. In Smite, players take on the visage of a mythological god and ...more

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Realm Royale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
RamseMarieDecena added Realm Royale 2018 Realm Royale, previously known as Paladins: Battlegrounds, is a free-to-play battle royale third-person shooter video game developed by Hi-Rez Studios. The game features multiple character ...more

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Titanfall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
BLKBRDSR71 added Titanfall is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts as an exclusive for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The ...more

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Divinity: Original Sin II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
ToniMackey added Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-playing video game developed and published by Larian Studios. The sequel to 2014's Divinity: Original Sin, it was released for Microsoft Windows in September ...more

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WWE 2K18 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
RaresStroe added WWE 2K18 WWE 2K18 is a professional wrestling video game developed in a collaboration between Yuke's and Visual Concepts, and published by 2K Sports. It is the nineteenth installment in the WWE game ...more

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Farming Simulator 17 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2016 Farming Simulator 17 is a farming simulation video game developed by Giants Software, which was released on October 25, 2016. The locations are based on American and European environments. ...more

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Warface is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
2013 Warface is a free-to-play online first-person shooter developed by Crytek and co-produced by Crytek Seoul and Crytek Frankfurt. The game was developed with Crytek's CryEngine 3.

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Carmageddon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
BLKBRDSR71 added 1997 Carmageddon is a graphically violent vehicular combat 1997 PC video game. It was later ported to other platforms, and spawned a series of follow-up titles. It was inspired by the 1975 cult ...more