Game Industry Trends: What are the most played games in the world?

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The gaming industry is generally looked at as a source of entertainment and fun. With the release of new games and technological advancements, the industry continues to grow and be popularized. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most played games in the world based on statistics from both mobile and desktop platforms.

As of 2017, the most-played games in the world are Fortnite (battle royale), League of Legends (multiplayer online battle arena) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The top 10 includes numerous first person shooters such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Battlefield V and Halo 5.

Most played games

It is not surprising that the most played games are free-to-play online games. Minions World Domination, a free game available on Facebook, was the most played game in 2016. The most popular non-free game is Candy Crush Saga with over 8 billion hours of playtime in 2016. The number of players playing these two games is staggering.

Games that are most likely to be addictive

Games that are most likely to be addictive include mobile games, multiplayer, and puzzle games. These types of games also tend to occupy more time. However, research has shown that these are not the only times people can spend playing video games for hours on end. More than half of gamers in the US play less than one hour a day on average.

Tips for Designers

Game designers need to know what the most popular games are in order to create a hit game. This information allows them to take cues from other creators as well as keep their designs relevant. Game studios should make sure that they’re constantly iterating on their games in order to stay ahead of the competition and appeal to the majority of gamers.

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