Can you guess which are the most popular video games ever? Playing video games is an extremely popular pass time all over the world. In the U.S. alone, 65% of households have a device for playing video games. Moreover, U.S. consumers spent $23.5 billion on the gaming industry in 2015 with $16.5 billion of that spent on gaming content alone. There’s no doubt about it, we love playing video games, but which video games do we like playing the most? On today’s list, we are going to look at the 25 most popular video games ever.
Resident Evil IV
Initially created for GameCube, a PS2 version was announced before it was released. Various versions were also available for Microsoft Windows, Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox. The game pioneered the ‘over the shoulder’ third person point of view and was a top contender for the “2005 Game of the Year” award.
Developed by Bungie Studios and released on November 9, 2004 for Xbox, a Microsoft version was also released on May 31, 2007. The game uses a new physics engine called Havok and they added weapons, vehicles, and new multiplayer maps. With 6.3 million copies sold in U.S. alone, it is the best selling first generation Xbox game.
Released in 1995 and published by Square (known now as Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Square also released a version for PlayStation in 1999 and a Nintendo DS Version in 2008. It was a huge success even upon release because of its character development, side quests, multiple endings, and its meticulous graphics, making it one of the greatest video games ever created.
A video game released for the Nintendo 64 in 1997, GoldenEye 007 became the party game of 1997 and 1998. It certainly has the propensity to end up on the best video games of all-time list due to its deathmatch mode, which paved the way for other multiplayer shooters.
World of Warcraft
WoW is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released by Blizzard Entertainment in 1994 as the 4th installment game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe. It is hugely popular with over 12 million players worldwide and is currently the world’s most subscribed MMORPG.