The Best of 2018 The Most Popular Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular games in 2018. How popular will they be compared to upcoming 2019 video game releases? 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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32,122 18,319
Fortnite: Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

2
15,956 18,347
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

3
12,150 13,515
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

4
13,372 14,323
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

5
12,631 14,151
Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

6
13,051 16,088
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

7
10,911 12,888
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

8
2,028 902
Red Dead Redemption II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Nick Scholl0 added Red Dead Redemption 2 (stylized as Red Dead Redemption II) is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to be released for ...more

9
8,798 10,568
Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

10
938 460
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
haydenblyons 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

11
5,447 7,856
Roblox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
JessicaPlayzGames 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

12
5,317 7,509
Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

13
6,009 7,877
Counter-Strike: Global Offensi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

14
4,745 6,989
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

15
3,630 4,764
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

16
7,089 8,249
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
williamhester added 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

17
4,739 6,628
Battlefield 1 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

18
6,715 8,564
Call of Duty: WWII is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

19
3,626 6,112
FIFA 18 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

20
3,695 5,512
Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

21
3,825 5,129
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

22
2,621 3,998
Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

23
3,320 2,983
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
_TSM_ 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

24
3,303 5,541
Star Wars Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

25
3,313 4,279
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
gmorrow added 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

26
2,986 4,286
Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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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1,846 1,786
Call of Duty: Black Ops is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
ThatPS4Tryhard added 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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2,181 3,404
Splatoon 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

29
3,852 4,435
God of War is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
StéphaneJaneiro added 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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2,231 3,670
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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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2,072 3,868
World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Popular Video 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

32
1,919 2,928
Terraria is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
1522099064009 added 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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2,893 5,039
NBA 2K18 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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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1,663 2,526
Minecraft Pocket Edition is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
PickleMonkeySultan added August 16, 2011

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2,360 4,044
Clash Royale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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

36
806 965
Pac-Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
timothy.baker205 added 1980 Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. It was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980. Immensely ...more

37
894 968
Far Cry 5 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
JamesHodges added 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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1,859 2,762
Plants vs. Zombies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
goldencreeper010 added 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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1,339 1,935
Portal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Cornelia Reu added 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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1,530 2,577
The Sims 4 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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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1,695 2,632
Mortal Kombat X is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
RETARDIDGAMEZ added 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

42
1,422 1,845
Forza Horizon 3 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
tbsgwrgPerson 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

43
175 75
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
DumbleDoreDaGrey added Spider-Man is an action-adventure game based on the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It will be ...more

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244 202
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Nick Scholl0 added Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an action role-playing video game developed by Ubisoft Quebec and published by Ubisoft. It is the twentieth game and the eleventh major installment in the Assassin's ...more

45
1,048 1,857
Undertale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
1521485865351 added Undertale is a 2017 role-playing video game created by American indie developer and composer Toby Fox. In the game, players control a human child who has fallen into the Underground, a large, ...more

46
1,311 2,455
Five Nights at Freddy's is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
1521485865351 added Five Nights at Freddy's is a point-and-click survival horror video game developed and published by Scott Cawthon. It is the first installment in the series. The game centers around a fictional ...more

47
1,482 2,676
Friday the 13th: The Game is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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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1,106 1,844
Just Cause 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Sivert Solheim added 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

49
1,156 1,647
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden War... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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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1,222 2,278
Halo 5: Guardians is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
KillMe1 added 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