Video games have come to stay. From the very first consoles to what we’re watching today, the industry has come a long way and it never ceases to amaze us.

Gaming is drawing a lot of attention and money lately, with more people getting a hold of these online adventures and breaking all kinds of records year after year. 

Find out the 10 most played online games in the world according to each video game server like PC, PS4, Xbox, Android, and Nintendo Switch. 

 

10. Grand Theft Auto 

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Grand Theft Auto (GTA V) is an open-world action-adventure video game developed in 2013 by Rockstar North. This video game allows players to roam freely through San Andreas in California and the fictional city of Los Santos. Besides, it has a gigantic online mode in which players can create a character and jump into the Santos to participate in all kinds of challenges such as races, tennis matches, or confrontations between gangs.

 

9. Rainbow Six Siege

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Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter developed by Ubisoft in 2015. This video game has three game modes: situations, terrorist hunting, and multiplayer mode. Players must take control of an attacker or a defender in hostage rescue and bomb defusing. It also emphasizes the destruction of the environment and cooperation between players.

 

8. OverWatch

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OverWatch is an online first-person shooter developed by Blizzard in May 2016. In this video game, each player will be able to select 1 of the more than 20 characters that the game features – called heroes – each with a unique and personalized playstyle. These heroes are assigned into two teams of six and will work together to secure and defend checkpoints or escort a payload in a limited amount of time.

 

7. World Of Warcraft 

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World of Warcraft is a multiplayer online role-playing game set in Blizzard’s acclaimed Warcraft saga, and although it is more than 14 years since its release, it is still one of the most popular games today. The player creates a selectable avatar from different classes and races, which will represent him in the open world. As you complete missions, you increase your characteristics and equipment, being able to face the most dangerous places in the game.

 

6. Player Unknow’s Battlegrounds

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PUBG was released in 2017 and is one of the pioneers of Battle Royale, in which one hundred players parachute onto an island and fight for their survival. They search for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding being eliminated. The main advantage of PUBG over other famous games of the genre is that it has several maps. Each of them has a unique setting and adds variety to the development; besides, the maps have their vehicles (land and water) that allow us to move forward with speed.

 

5. Minecraft

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It is a social phenomenon. It is the best-selling game in history and has even surpassed Tetrix. The proposal invites players to survive, create, and explore an open world, divided into biomes and composed entirely of blocks, both in characters and in environments and objects, giving a pixel art aesthetic to its 3D world. Minecraft offers a creative online multiplayer mode with enough tools and blocks to build almost any mechanism imaginable.

 

4. HearthStone

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HearthStone is the most popular online strategy and card game in the world. It is set in the Warcraft universe, in which we can face other players in challenging duels, which will allow us to obtain new cards, characters, spells, and weapons. Each hero is a world; as we progress, we can develop different styles of combat.

 

3. Counter Strike

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CSGO is a first-person shooter action video game released in the summer of 2012. It is possible to play offline with bots, but the most popular aspect of the game is its online multiplayer version. The approach is simple, but not simple; two teams, one terrorist and the other anti-terrorist, fighting each other to meet objectives such as planting or defusing a bomb. It has dedicated servers as well as customized games where you can enjoy up to six game modes.

 

2. Fortnite

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If you haven’t heard of Fortnite, you’ve been living on a deserted island. It’s a third-person shooter that was released in 2010. At that time, you could already explore, build and, above all, survive. But it wasn’t until mid-2017 when Epic Games announced a new paid story mode and a free online Battle Royale. 

 

1. League Of Legends

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Finally, we come to the final boss of the most popular games in the world. It is usually called LoL – inspired by the Warcraft III mod by Riot Games -. Since 2009, it has become one of the most played video games of all time. It has tens of millions of daily players and is a favorite on Twitch. Besides, it is a reference in the field of eSports for its multiple championships and competitions. 

In this videogame, the players play the role of a summoned – an entity capable of summoning champions in a rich fantasy universe – who will fight each other in strategic battles lasting between 20 and 60 minutes, where the first team to destroy the enemy’s base wins.