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The Most Popular Video Games Right Now

The craze of online games is limitless. There are many ways to play games online. But the first question you will ask yourself is which online game to play. Today, in this article we will talk about the top 10 most popular online games in 2022.

What are the most popular video games played this year?

It cannot be denied that video games are awesome and extremely popular among all age groups.

So, we’ve put together a list of the 20 most popular video games out there right now, so you can get in on the action!

There’s everything from RPGs to first-person shooters, from multiplayer battle royales to fighting games, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one you like.

The list of popular video games and statistics mentioned below have been compiled from various sources across the web, such as Ranker.

These are the 10 most popular video games right now:

1. PUBG Mobile

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) for mobile is a free survival shooter that lets you feel like being dropped on an island with up to 99 other players (like Fortnite, though PUBG came first) to see who survives in the end.

But the best part about the mobile version of this hugely popular game on PC is that it runs even better on a smartphone. In other words, it’s one heck of a port.

Like the original, you’ll parachute, rob buildings to get ready, and do your best to survive until the end. If you want to do a team effort, you can do it alone, or form a team of up to four players. Be careful though, this game is incredibly addictive.

2. Alto’s Adventure

To be honest, when I saw the first preview of Alto Adventure, I was disappointed to hear that it’s an endless runner. The App Store abounds with runners and I really don’t find them to be particularly fun. They are usually too frustrating and repetitive for me to enjoy. Still, those scenes caught me and I had to give the game a try.

The art was inspired by games like Monument Valley and Journey, but Alto has a personality of its own. This is an endless snowboarding game with style. There’s a lot of attention to detail here.

As you play, the sun will rise and set. At night, the coins shine brighter and your character is just a silhouette. The weather changes from calm and clear to snow, rain, or even thunder and lightning. As you walk through the forest, birds fly away from the trees.

Lamas’ ears pop up as they run down the mountain. Even Alto’s animations when he jumps mimic real snowboarding. When he jumps up he pulls his legs in, extending them again while in the air. Being distracted by all the beauty around you is likely to make you fall into something!

3. HeartStone

Hearthstone is a trading card game MMO that appeals to both casual and hardcore audiences. Fans of Magic: The Gathering and other trading card games should find a lot to like in Blizzard’s Hearthstone, especially since most of the game’s mechanics are similar to Magic.

The game features 4,500+ trading cards (with new cards being introduced regularly), 10 heroes (based on the 9 original classes in World of Warcraft + Demon Hunter), and a fun drafting system.

The game’s cards are divided into two categories – hero cards and regular cards. Each hero has their own set of hero cards and can use regular cards to build their decks. There is an almost incredible variety in the types of deck players can play, with each hero having their own hero power and unique cards.

Hearthstone is easily one of the most polished, if not the most polished, trading card games available. The game is also cross-platform, which means it can be enjoyed on Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS.

4. DOTA  2

DOTA: Dragon’s blood, true to its name, is a lot of blood. To be fair, it’s rated 18+ for violence and language, with a few f-bombs per episode, and the gore no more than most modern action anime for adults.

There’s even a fair amount of sexiness here, but no nudity. But seeing the blood splatter in the very first scene of the show, a question immediately popped into my mind: Why is this show for adults?

After all, the popular game of the same name is pretty neat on its own, and even though Dota 2 centers around heroes killing each other, blood is a rare thing in the game.

So, why did DOTA: Dragon’s Blood creator Ashley Edward Miller decide to go down this route, leaving people under the age of 18 to watch it, even though it’s a big part of the game’s demographic?

In fact, the average age of professionals in the game is their mid-20s, and most of them have been playing Dota and Dota 2 for over a decade.

Parallels can be drawn here for Castlevania, the Netflix anime based on the video game franchise of the same name. That show also showed a lot more blood and sexiness than sports.

5. Borderlands 2

Despite having remasters, spin-offs, and even a pre-sequel to satiate their hunger, Borderlands fans are eager for the next mainline entry in Gearbox’s open-world looter-shooter series.

A few months ahead of the release of Borderlands 3, Gearbox has served up a surprising hors d’oeuvre. Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary is a new Borderlands 2 expansion that brings players back to the deadly planet of Pandora, priming them for an adventure to come.

While the new DLC is honestly based on the experience from Borderlands 2, some aspects of the series are better than others.

Sony isn’t stupid, and it looks like titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Borderlands 2 VR should exist to get potential PlayStation VR adopters through the door.

While headset veterans would accurately argue that it’s titles like Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Beat Saber that really shine in virtual reality, skeptics will always solicit those big brands before taking the plunge. And so here we are, reviewing another PlayStation 3 port in a different dimension.

6. Divinity: Original Sin 2

I bought this game after 50 hours in CP 2077 v.1.05 to compare one RPG to another. DOS 2 is an RPG, but its RPG by definition in everything, every part of the game screams at you “I’m RPG!!!!”.

This is not the immersive game, nor is it the most entertaining, it is a very well made game based on tabletop strategic RPG game. So strategy is everywhere, in classic difficulty most opponents are one level higher than you and I mean it’s almost impossible to be level higher than opponents – the sum of experience before reaching some opponents doesn’t give you that much comfort.

In 45 hours I’ve made some unusual achievements, but don’t know how far I am in the game, probably 60% behind me. I try to do everything I get, yet there are rarely easy fights. This is a painful game. I’ve had times when I couldn’t find a way out of a problem, but finding a solution completely destroyed the fun of searching.

So it’s a very different RPG compared to CP for example, I’d compare DOS 2 to some really long training camp – it won’t give you anything but pain if you don’t want to be there.

But for some of you this game will probably be the best modern RPG game out there, I don’t deny. This is a very predictable, lengthy and demanding brain exercise. And the Dark Souls series for example is flashier with graphics, more immersive, and a lot more routine in the fights. Everything here is focused on thinking.

But the sound and music is good. So if this game would be in the category: brain training, I would give it a maximum rating, even completely recommended. But from RPG games I expect more entertainment based on relaxing story.

7. Dishonored

Could we like to make a third man? This game is top notch 5/5 in my book. Not only does Dishonored provide an accurate depiction of what life was like at the time, Dishonored still delivers a story full of lore and mysteries around every corner.

Gameplay without powers is best for realism. With powers for hours of action and immersive play. If you’re into action and adventure games and folklore, as well as stunning graphics and well-planned and drawn-out characters.

The only thing I got wrong with Dishonored is that the first one only has a certain amount of chapters. There could be many more! Awesome Bethesda This is a masterpiece.

8. Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is one of those rare games that aims to please 2 completely different generations of gamers. First, there are people who played the original game on PlayStation back in 1997.

Then there are the new players who have probably played some of the last modern titles. Looking at FFXV’s sales figures, there are a lot of new players that the franchise has caught on recently. And then there are people like me who have never played a Final Fantasy game.

I know, shocking! Fans have waited at least 5 years for a remake of the classic JRPG, so suffice it to say, there’s a lot of anticipation going on for Square Enix to deliver.

Okay, let me start this off by saying that I’ve played Final Fantasy XV of 2015 before. Notably, I played the demo for about an hour before giving up on it. Longtime fans of the series that can seem extremely negative. Don’t worry, because it all has a happy ending.

One of the obvious, and stupid, reasons I’ve never played a Finals Fantasy game before is the numbering on titles. Getting into an established franchise is already tough enough for most gamers, and for a franchise with 15 titles (more than that in fact), it can seem too daunting. Luckily, I did a little research before starting the Final Fantasy 7 remake.

9. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

The Monkey Island series is reputed for its humour, creative and challenging puzzles and engaging characters. For the uninitiated, the Monkey Island games are adventure/puzzle following the tale of plucky wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood.

After besting the ghost pirate Lechuck and winning over beloved Governor Ellen Marley in The Secret of Monkey Island, Threepwood grows out of Ellen’s good qualities and decides to pursue Big Hop’s fictional treasure.

Despite playing the game several times in the past, it made me laugh again and again several times. There’s so much content in MI2, it’s unbelievable.

I couldn’t believe how many colors Guybrush could name, many of which are barely qualified, when asked to name the color of a tree that fell in an empty forest. His answer turned out to be strange, disturbing, absurd, back to disturbing, then hilarious.

Don’t even get me started on the card catalog in the library, because one could literally spend an entire gaming session there (r – recursion; see: recursion). If you’ve never played this game before, and you enjoy comedy adventures, you’re in for a great experience.

10. Burnout 3: Takedown

It’s been 17 years and I’m still playing this game since its initial release date! best game ever! The soundtrack never let me down on Crash FM with my own radio presenter ‘Striker’.

I must say that is by far my favorite game to play because everything you want on this game is in front of you. I can’t pick the best part though, there’s nothing I dislike about this game because it’s one of my best gaming classics ever! Many thanks to Criterion Games for developing this game, many thanks to EA Games on publishing and many thanks to the team and everyone on creating Burnout 3 Takedown.