This list of top 10 video games of 2018 is based not only on concurrent users but also monthly users. Some games don’t release both sets of data so the comparison is a little bit harder across different platforms but this is a good estimate of popularity so far this year.
10. Grand Theft Auto V.
Grand Theft Auto is number 10 on this list because even after five years, it still has 83,000 concurrent users with a majority of users on the XBox and PlayStation consoles. Grand Theft Auto V was released in September of 2013, published by Rockstar Games. It is rated for Mature audiences.
9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Released in late 2015, Rainbow Six Siege has 120,000 concurrent users on PC and is still about as popular as it’s ever been. It was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is a tactical shooter game and can be played on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One worldwide. It is rated for Mature audiences.
Released in May 2016, Overwatch was published by Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch has 35 million monthly users across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. It is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. It is rated for Teens.
7. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Also published by Blizzard Entertainment, but in 2013, Hearthstone boasts a whopping 71 million online users. It is an online collectible card game that is free to play. Common Sense media gives it a 10+ age rating.
6. Dota 2: Defense of the Ancients
Developed and published by Valve Corporation in July of 2013. At number six on the list, Dota 2 has 500,000 concurrent users online. It is an online multiplayer battle arena that is free to play. It is rated for Teens.
5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Playable across a wide range of platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Macintosh operating systems, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Linux, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive hosts 600,000 concurrent users. It is a multiplayer first-person shooter. The developers are Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment. It is rated for Mature users.
Though initially released in 2009 by Markus “Notch” Persson, it was later re-published by Mojang, Persson’s company, in 2011. Minecraft has 74 million monthly users on PC, mobile, and console. It is also the 10th best-selling video franchise at 144 million sold. The minimum age listed in the Minecraft Pocket Edition is 13+.
3. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
This multiplayer game is an online battle royale style game with 2.7 million concurrent users. It was released in March of 2017, developed and published by PUBG Corporation. It is the second best-selling PC game at 24 million copies sold. It is rated 14+ by Common Sense Media.
2. League of Legends
League of Legends is an online multiplayer battle arena style game.Developed by Riot Games for mac0S and Microsoft Windows and released in 2009, League of Legends has a base of 81 million online users. It was the Most Played Game of 2015 by share of playing time. Age requirement is 13+ according to League of Legends Terms of Service.
A survival game developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, Fortnite was released in July 2017. It already draws 4 million concurrent users online. It can be played on a wide range of platforms such as: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Macintosh operating systems. It is rated for Teens.This list of top 10 video games of 2018 is based not only on concurrent users but also monthly users. Some games don’t release both sets of data so the comparison is a little bit harder across different platforms but this is a good estimate of popularity so far this year.