Top 5 Most Played Video Games of the 21st Century


Have you ever wondered how many people, from all around the world, play video games and which games they prefer to play? Well, wonder no more! In this blog post we will take a look at some of the most popular video games that were played in the last two decades.

Top 5 Most Played Video Games of the 21st Century: A blog about the most played video games of the last decade.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III –
  • Grand Theft Auto V –
  • Destiny 2 –
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds –
  • Overwatch –

In this blog, we’re going to look at the top 5 most-played video games in the 21st century so far based on usage data from Steam Spy (an API that provides information about games) and Metacritic (a database of reviews). We’ll be discussing why these games have been so popular, how long they have been popular, what makes them so popular, how they have changed over time, how they compare to other games, what they have in common with one another and what makes them different from one another!

1. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is a huge open world game, set in the fictional state of San Andreas. In this game you play as multiple characters, each with their own missions and side quests. You can also interact with other players online, creating a community around your gameplay style. The game was released in 2013 and has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, making it not only the highest grossing video game of all time, but also one of the most played games ever by people all over the globe!

2. Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson, and later fully developed and published by Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Multiple gameplay modes are available including survival modes where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health, a creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with no hostile mobs, adventure modes where they can play custom maps created by other players or themselves with special objectives; there is also an spectator mode where one can fly around exploring the world or watching others play on servers hosted for that purpose.

The game has been praised for its technical achievements, and received several awards and nominations from gaming publications. As of February 2016 over 100 million copies have been sold across all platforms since its release in 2011; making it one of the best selling games ever made as well as highest selling indie game ever made by far (over double what second place would be).

3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter video game and the ninth main installment in the Call of Duty series. It was developed by Treyarch, who previously developed Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops. The game was published by Activision on November 13, 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and Nintendo DS.

The story takes place in 2025 during a fictional second Cold War between China and Russia near the borders with North America. The single-player campaign features multiple protagonists fighting across this new world conflict as well as an updated version of zombies mode called “Origins”.

4. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar Games and published by Rockstar Games. It is the sequel to Red Dead Redemption and was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October 2018.

The story focuses on outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang that are led by Dutch van der Linde, who are forced to flee from American law enforcement after a botched robbery in Blackwater goes wrong; they then journey across America’s frontier territories while being pursued by both federal agents as well as other gangs. The player can utilize gunslinging skills, lasso tricks, horse-breaking abilities (including his own horse), hunting wildlife for food or money, fist fighting multiple opponents at once with their bare fists (or using brass knuckles), knife throwing at stationary targets (such as bottles), stealth kills with knives or any other melee weapon whenever possible…

5. Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV is a video game that was released in 2008 and rated M for mature. It is set in Liberty City, which is based on New York and features a variety of locations from the real world (like Queens and Brooklyn), as well as fictional ones. You play as Niko Bellic, an immigrant from Eastern Europe who wants to escape his past life of war under the rule of Serbian war criminal Victor Vance.

Niko has access to a wide range of vehicles including cars, boats, helicopters, and even motorcycles. He can also pick up and use a variety of weapons ranging from pistols to rocket launchers depending on what type of mission he’s doing or how far along he is in the game—plus there are lots more weapons hidden throughout Liberty City if you know where to look!

If your child enjoys playing Grand Theft Auto IV online with others around their age (or older), then this will be right up their alley!

Though video games have been around for over 60 years, they’ve only begun to grow in popularity in the last few decades.

Though video games have been around for over 60 years, they’ve only begun to grow in popularity in the last few decades. The 21st century has seen a surge in video game popularity that’s reached almost every corner of the world.

This increase in popularity is thanks to advances in technology and improvements to game design and graphics, which have made it easier than ever before for developers to create games that are both fun and visually appealing.

The result of this growth is an industry worth billions of dollars each year—but what are these games all about?


I hope you found this blog helpful in finding great video games to play with your friends or kids. Have a great day!

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