Playing online games is a well-loved pastime the world over. In America alone, 155 million people play videos games.
With the advancement of digital technology, most people can better use their free time on an Android phone, tablet, or PC.
The following is an indicator how video games have passed the limits of language, and are part of the gaming culture worldwide.
Here are some of the most popular video games around the world.
The League of Legends
The League of Legends is in a top position of one of the most popular games played the world over. The multiplayer game is defined as an online battle arena video game. Developed and released by Roit Games for Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows, the games was released in October 2009. According to one estimate, the game has about 26 million daily players. About 22% of the avid video game players want to play this game
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft of WoW was created in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. The multiplayer role-playing games boasts the Guinness World Record for the most subscribers for multiplayer online role-playing games. In fact, about 10 million subscribers currently play the well-recognized game online. It is also the highest grossing video game of all time online.
Developed by Valve Corporation, another popular game is DOTA 2. The multiplayer online battle arena game was released in July 2013. Specially developed for Linux and Microsoft Windows, DOTA 2 made itself known on Steam, with daily peaks of players numbered at 800,000.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The first-person shooter game Counter-strike or CS: GO was released by Hidden Path Entertainment and the Valve Corporation in August 2012. One of the most played games online, CS: GO was a best-selling video game in 2012 with 12 million copies distributed during the year.
Diablo II is an action role-playing type game that was released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2012 for Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows in 2012. When released at the time, the game set a record for the fastest PC-type game, selling around 3.5 million copies within only 24 hours.
Smite is one of the most-played online games released by Hi-Rez Studios. The action multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game as released for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows in 2014.
Released in 2013, Battlefield 4 was developed by EA Digital CE, a Swedish video game developer, and published by Electronic Arts. The first-person shooter game was developed for PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. According to reports, the game received awards from 30+ video game journalist outlets. It was lauded as being the Best Multiplayer game in 2013.
Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 is another popular game that has been doing well for a few years. Since its release in 2012, it’s been one of the most popular games throughout the world gaining fans in a number of countries including the US.
Fans have been speculating on when Guild Wars 3 will be released. It looks like it may not be much longer, but that’s been the thought for at least some time now.
Overwatch is a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to online games. But this one has quickly garnered fans throughout the world and continues to grow.
Overwatch has also garnered favorable press for its forward-thinking and progressiveness with world issues. The game has only been around for less than a year, but it’s already showing signs of having staying power.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a digital collectible card game (CCG). The game, which was developed by Blizzard Entertainment, was released in March 2014. Made for use on Microsoft Windows, OS X, iPad, Android, and Window 8 touchscreens, Hearthstone had 25 million registered users in 2015.
From all indications, it looks like most users like battle arena online gaming as well as single-shooter entertainment. Players also enjoy games for their music and high-resolution formats. For the ultimate engagement however, it looks like the battle games and single-shooter games hold the most appeal, regardless of the language.
Industry statistics also indicate that the average game player is 35 years old and women, 18 years and older, play games more often than men. These types of statistics give game manufacturers better insights on how to design future games for multilingual use and enjoyment.