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The Most Popular PC Games Right Now 

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Updated July 29, 2020 99.7k votes 18k voters 341.7k views 86 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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Grand Theft Auto: San An... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Mangoturtle added Released: 2011 (Valve Corporation)

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

Portal 2 is a 2011 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to Portal and was released on April 19, 2011, for Microsoft Windows, OS ...more

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twic... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure video game developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. The game is scheduled to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and ...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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Portal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Mangoturtle added Released: 2007 (Valve Corporation)

Genres (Video game): Puzzle game, Platform game, Action game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

Portal is a 2007 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed by Valve Corporation. The game was released in a bundle package called The Orange Box for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on ...more

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Untitled Goose Game is listed (or ranked) 22 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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The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
leneberak added Released: 2014 (Maxis)

Genres (Video game): Life simulation

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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Totally Accurate Battle ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Mangoturtle added Released: 2019 (Landfall Games)

Genres (Video game): Strategy

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) is a ragdoll physics battle simulation video game developed by Landfall Games, and entered early access on Steam on 1 April 2019. A spinoff, titled ...more
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The Outer Worlds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular PC Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Obsidian Entertainment)

Genres (Video game): Action role-playing

The Outer Worlds is an action role-playing game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Private Division. The game was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows on ...more

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