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The Most Popular Video Games Right Now 

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Updated February 19, 2020 1.3M votes 160.3k voters 1.6M views 146 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular games in 2020. How popular will they be compared to anticipated 2020 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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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2009
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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2013
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Fortnite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2017
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2015
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Super Smash Bros. Ultima... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2018
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Roblox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2014
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Red Dead Redemption II ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2018
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Rocket League is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2015
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2018
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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2018
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Overwatch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2016
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegr... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2017
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League of Legends is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2009
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Counter-Strike: Global O... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2012
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The Legend of Zelda: Bre... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2017
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Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2017
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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2012
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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2011
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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2015
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Super Smash Bros. for Wi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2014
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Call of Duty: WWII is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
2017
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Forza Horizon 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2018
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Call of Duty: Black Ops ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2010
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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2017
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Undertale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Video Games Right Now
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2017
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