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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. Others have spawned sequels that out play and out perform their original games.

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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38,065 23,471
Fortnite 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
19,294 22,251
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
17,451 17,546
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
14,782 16,659
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
14,841 16,667
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
13,139 15,480
League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
15,121 18,783
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
4,636 2,301
Red Dead Redemption II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
Nick Scholl0 added 2018 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
3,373 1,844
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
10,517 12,278
Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
7,078 10,135
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
6,556 9,184
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
7,114 9,288
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
5,664 8,260
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
4,676 5,885
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
8,130 9,256
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
5,519 7,790
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
7,534 9,680
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
1,337 648
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
4,307 7,355
FIFA 18 is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
4,323 6,477
Assassin's Creed Origins is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
4,455 5,952
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
3,912 6,391
Star Wars Battlefront II is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
3,174 4,864
Destiny 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
4,073 3,627
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
_TSM_ added 2015 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