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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular games in 2018. Featuring both classic games and new games, this list of the most played video games right now has first-person shooters, multiplayer battle royales, MOBAs, fighting games, RPGs, and collectible card video games. What are the top 10 video games today?

Online multiplayer shooters, like CS:GO, Fortnite, and PUBG, are currently dominating the gaming world, thanks to professional gamers, eSports tournaments, Twitch streamers, and YouTube gaming channels. Some games that have been released years ago are still popular today, like League of Legends, Minecraft, World of WarcraftDota 2, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Other good games trending now include Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Mario Odyssey, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Vote up the best games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorite games that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games

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Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Fortnite: Battle Royale 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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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Grand Theft Auto V 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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Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Overwatch 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 Video Games Right Now
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege 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 Video Games Right Now
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 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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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Minecraft 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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League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
League of Legends 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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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Rocket League 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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Call of Duty: WWII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Call of Duty: WWII 2017 Call of Duty: WWII is a 2017 first-person shooter video game developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. The game is set in the European theatre, and is centered around a squad ...more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
williamhester added Call of Duty: Black Ops II 2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a 2012 first-person shooter video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. It was released on November 13, 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation ...more

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 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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God of War is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
StéphaneJaneiro added God of War God of War (commonly referred to as God of War 4 or God of War PS4) is a third-person action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment ...more

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Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Super Mario Odyssey 2017 Super Mario Odyssey is a 2017 3D platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. An installment in the Super Mario series, the story follows Mario and Cappy, a ...more

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. A part of The Legend of Zelda series, the game ...more

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Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Battlefield 1 2016 Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. Despite its name, Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series, ...more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
_TSM_ added Call of Duty: Black Ops III 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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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action ...more

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Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Assassin's Creed Origins 2017 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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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a fighting video game developed by Sora Ltd. and Bandai Namco Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U video game consoles. The 3DS version ...more

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Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
gmorrow added Fallout 4 2015 Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth major installment in the Fallout series, and was released ...more

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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
JessicaPlayzGames added Roblox 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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Star Wars Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Star Wars Battlefront II 2017 Star Wars Battlefront II is a 2017 action shooter video game developed by EA DICE, in collaboration with Criterion Games and Motive Studios, and published by Electronic Arts. Based on the Star ...more

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FIFA 18 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
FIFA 18 2017 FIFA 18 is a 2017 football simulation video game in the FIFA series of video games, developed and published by Electronic Arts. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo appears as the cover athlete ...more

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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Ark: Survival Evolved 2017 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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Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee, often abbreviated as SSBM or simply as Melee, is a crossover fighting game released for the Nintendo GameCube shortly after its launch in 2001. It is the second game in ...more

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NBA 2K18 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
NBA 2K18 2017 NBA 2K18 is a 2017 basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving serves as cover athlete for the regular

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Call of Duty: Black Ops is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
ThatPS4Tryhard added Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops is a 2010 first-person shooter spy thriller video game. The game was developed by Treyarch, published by Activision, and released worldwide on November 9, 2010 for ...more

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Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Destiny 2 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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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
World of Warcraft 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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Forza Horizon 3 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
tbsgwrgPerson added Forza Horizon 3 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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Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Splatoon 2 2017 Splatoon 2 is a 2017 team-based third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. Players control characters known as Inklings and use colored ink to ...more

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Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
goldencreeper010 added Plants vs. Zombies 2009 Plants vs. Zombies is a 2009 tower defense video game developed and originally published by PopCap Games for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game involves a homeowner using a variety of ...more

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Terraria is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
1522099064009 added Terraria 2011 Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox indie video game series, developed by game studio Re-Logic and released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Windows Phone, Android, and ...more

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Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
1525454479971 added Halo: Reach 2010 Halo: Reach is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 console. Reach was released in North America, Australia, and ...more

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Clash Royale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Clash Royale 2016 Clash Royale is a freemium mobile tower rush video game developed and published by Supercell. The game combines elements from collectible card games, tower defense, and multiplayer online battle ...more

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Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
RETARDIDGAMEZ added Mortal Kombat X Mortal Kombat X is a fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios. It is the tenth main installment in the Mortal Kombat video game series and was released on April 14, 2015 for PlayStation 4, ...more

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Sea of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Sea of Thieves 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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Minecraft Pocket Edition is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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Portal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Cornelia Reu added Portal 2007 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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Star Wars: Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
1525454479971 added Star Wars: Battlefront II 2005 Star Wars: Battlefront II is a third and first-person shooter video game developed by Pandemic Studios, and published by LucasArts. The game is the sequel to the successful Star Wars: ...more

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden War... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed by PopCap Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and ...more

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
1525454479971 added The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a 1998 action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development division for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It was ...more

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Friday the 13th: The Game is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Friday the 13th: The Game 2017 Friday the 13th: The Game is a 2017 survival horror video game developed by IllFonic, and published by Gun Media. Based on the film franchise, the asymmetrical multiplayer game features seven ...more

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The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
The Sims 4 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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Clash of Clans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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Watch Dogs 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
_TSM_ added Watch Dogs 2 Watch Dogs 2 (stylized as WATCH_DOGS 2) is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sequel to 2014's Watch Dogs and was released worldwide ...more

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Halo 5: Guardians is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
KillMe1 added Halo 5: Guardians 2015 Halo 5: Guardians is a first-person shooter video game developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One home video game console. The tenth installment and fifth ...more

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Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
1525454479971 added Halo 2 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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Tetris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Husken! added Tetris 1985 Tetris is a Soviet tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing ...more

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Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Sivert Solheim added Just Cause 3 Just Cause 3 is an action-adventure video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. Announced on November 11, 2014, it is the third game in the Just Cause series and the ...more