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Most Popular Video Games

Stephen Rampur
As the years have gone by, video games have changed with the advancements in technology. The graphics have reached a level where it is hard to differentiate between the virtual and real worlds. Here are the most popular video games that the world has ever seen, which include some old classics as well.
Video games are one of the most sought after modes of personal entertainment. Along with the advancement in technology, many different types of games and gaming consoles have flooded the market. Some of the best-selling gaming consoles include the Sony PlayStation series, Microsoft Xbox series, and Nintendo Wii.
There are various games being released exclusively for these consoles, owing to the entertainment factor these advanced consoles are associated with. Similarly, PC games are also popular amongst the gaming community, especially preferred by those who like to play online games.
Here are some of the best games that have been released over the years, which have got gaming enthusiasts hooked on even more.

Top 10 Most Popular Video Games of All Time

Mario Bros

This is probably the most famous game of all time. Even though there are many other advanced games available, people still prefer to take the character 'Mario' through the many obstacles encountered on his way towards his goals.

Need for Speed

The Need For Speed series is considered to be one of the best games in the racing category. In fact, it is the most popular racing game series of all time. Recently, the 'Need for Speed' movie was released in theaters. This is testament to the popularity of this particular franchise.


This is a first-person shooter video game series, whose first release was back in 2001. This game series relates to a soldier who fights aliens to save the human race, battling it out using advanced weaponry. This title has been exclusive to the Xbox series of consoles.


This is the most famous game in the first-person shooting category. It is arguably the best online multi-player game ever produced. Its game play is pretty simple and straightforward. This was one of the first games to fuel the growth and interest in professional gaming.

Street Fighter

Street Fighter is a hand-to-hand combat game series, which has its share of hardcore fans. You can play with different players who have a wide range of fighting skills and supernatural powers. This game is considered to be a cult classic.

God of War

God of War is an action and adventure gaming series, which consists of a character named 'Kratos', whose main mission is to prevent the God of War from destroying the city of Athens. The sound effects and the graphics are the best parts of this game series.


This is a sandbox indie game, which was released in 2011. It has two principle modes of game play―survival and creative. In the survival mode, players are required to acquire resources to maintain their health and hunger. 
In the creative mode, players have unlimited supply of resources and no health or hunger. Its unique and almost addictive game play has resulted in it being one of the most popular titles of recent times.


This classic game needs no introduction. The game grabbed so much attention from people around the world that it has even received honors from the Guinness World Records. It was initially an arcade classic, which was later released on the Atari 2600 console. At that time, it was the highest selling home video game.

Grand Theft Auto

Games from the GTA series can be termed as a blend of action, adventure, racing, police chasing, role playing, and shooting. The game allows the player to take the character through various stages, difficulties, and situations; out of which some are common in our real life. This game is something like a breath of fresh air in the world of gaming.

Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire

This was the third installment in the Pokemon game series. It was released in Japan in 2002, and internationally in 2003. It was released on the Nintendo Gameboy Advance handheld console. Although, the game can also be played on a PC using an emulator. 
There are many hardcore Pokemon fans who like the virtual fantasy world of this series. It was one of the highest selling titles available on the Gameboy Advance console.

Other Popular Games

Call of Duty
Metal Gear Solid
Assassin's Creed
The Sims
Brain Age
World of Warcraft
Final Fantasy XIV
Road Rash
Gran Turismo
Age of Empires
These are just a few of the most popular video games in the world. There are many others worth a mention, like The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, and Mortal Kombat.