Do you know which ones are the most popular video games of all time? There are hundreds of modern games and thousands of old ones but did you know which ones outshine the rest? There are certainly old games on the list but release date plays an important role in popularity and sales, so consider it. Without further ado, let’s check out the most popular video games of all time.
Minecraft could be the most iconic and influential video game of all time, selling over 176 million copies. There are many ways to play Minecraft, build anything you like using blocks, explore unknown depths of the caves or fight your way in and out of hell. It is considered the most successful video game to this day.
Being one of the retro classics, Tetris stands as one of the most played video games to this day. It is a simple, yet addictive game which became so popular that it’s now available on almost every console that exists.
3- Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is a record-breaking action-adventure video game. The story follows three criminals trying to avoid the government in Los Santos. It was such a marketing success that Grand Theft Auto V became a modern classic loved by everyone and sold over 1 billion dollars within the first three days of its release.
4- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
In the most popular battle royale ever, a hundred players get dropped into an island, trying to find weapons to fight and be the last one standing. The gameplay is very competitive and fun since there is a safe zone that gets smaller over time, forcing players to fight.
5- Super Mario Bros
Not to be confused with the first game Mario Bros (1983), Super Mario Bros (1985) is developed by Nintendo and sold a huge amount of 48.240.000 copies. It is regarded as the best video game of all time by many. The game was so successful that Mario, the main character, became one of the most iconic video game characters in the gaming world.
6- Pokemon (Red/Green/Blue/Yellow)
Pokemon is one of the most addictive and exciting games ever created. At the time it got released, it was so good that people couldn’t stop playing it. Many people spent hours catching and leveling up their pokemon.
7- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
In Skyrim, your mission is to defeat Alduin, a dragon that is foreseen to destroy the world. Just like other RPG games, you try to level up your skills by completing quests and exploring the world. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is worth giving a play if you have some (usually more than some considering its addictivity) time to play it.
Go Play Some of Them Right Now
I hope you enjoyed my list of the most popular video games of all time. There are many great games on the list that it is hard to choose a favorite, but Skyrim and Pokemon are my favorites. It is good to have different colors in life, just like in life, playing different genres once in a while is a great way to explore other games you may also like. Which ones are your favorites? Leave a comment below.