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Top 20 Most Popular Games of 2018 to Play Right Now

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Top 20 Most Popular Games of 2018 to Play Right Now

Boasting over a whopping 3.4 million concurrent players, a number that increases considerably every day, Fortnite is indisputably one of the largest games in the world right now. What started out as a relatively popular Zombie survival third-person shooter soon became a global phenomenon with the introduction of the free-to-play Fortnite Battle Royale. The game has become so ingrained in contemporary culture that you can now even see world-famous sports stars celebrating their victories in style with any number of Fortnite taunts.

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Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer arena shooter that is loosely inspired by Valve’s Team Fortress 2. For a game that is a little under two years old and boasts over 35 million registered players, a bustling multi-million dollar esports scene, and takes the spot as Blizzard’s fourth major franchise, Overwatch is easily one of the most successful gaming titles in history.

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Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds aka PUBG is undeniably the OG of the now thriving Battle Royale scene. While a massive range of titles have adopted the world-famous game mode, PUBG still firmly holds its ground as one of the world’s most popular games, sporting over a million concurrent players and 755,535,309 hours of logged game time on Steam.

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The FIFA series of games is the undisputed champion of sports-themed video game titles. Starting its unrivalled run with FIFA International in 1993, the best-selling video game of that year, the FIFA franchise has since only seen staggering growth in its ever-increasing player base. FIFA 18, the latest addition to the franchise, had more than 1.6 million concurrent players on the first weekend after its release.

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DOTA 2 is widely considered as one of the greatest video games of all time and one of the main reasons the esports scene enjoys the popularity it does today. This free-to-play MOBA boasts 700,000 concurrent Steam players and over 300,000 hours of logged playtime, a staggering number considering that the game has no console or mobile counterparts.

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Counter Strike: Global Offensive is a testament to the fact that almost anything Valve touches turns into gold. Even though the game’s player base has consistently been dwindling in recent months, it is still one of the most popular and competitively played games in the world with an average of 280,000 concurrent Steam players and 202,827,713 logged hours of playtime. What started out as a simple fan-made mod for Half Life in 1999 has become of gaming history’s most iconic franchises.

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GTA V is one of very few single-player games that can contend with the multiplayer-focussed juggernauts of today, especially considering it is a title that is almost five years old. Even though it does boast a highly popular online game mode, it is GTA V’s lively modding scene that keeps players coming back over and over again. Currently GTA V has an average of 40,000 – 50,000 concurrent Steam players and almost 30,000 hours of logged playtime, a figure that only represents one of five platforms it’s available on.

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Who would’ve have thought a game about rocket-boosting cars playing soccer would turn out to be one of the hottest cross-platform multiplayer titles on the planet? As a franchise that started with a relatively obscure and unsuccessful PlayStation 3 title called Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (2008), it’s impressive to think that its successor Rocket League today boasts over 40 million players. Well played Psyonix, well played.

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