The Most Popular Games in 2021

29 Jul , 2021,
A. J. Riot

During the lockdown and COVID pandemic, when all outdoor activities were unapproachable, online games took their place. The popularity of online games and other video games has been a nice pass time for kids as well as elders. With this, several games got acclaim and became part of the top games’ list. 

Various popular gaming consoles are available to enjoy games. These are Nintendo gaming devices, Xboxes, PlayStations, and PC. All devices offer games with excellent graphics and offer immense fun at home. Further, online games are in trend. Now, you can enjoy gaming anywhere, even with your mobile devices. Various online platforms, including the best Canadian casino, are available with a variety of game options.

Let’s take a look at some of the popular and most engaging online games. 

PUBG

Players Unknown Battleground (PUBG) has made its complete appearance in December 2017. This multiplayer battle royale game was released by Microsoft Studios. From its release, it gained instant popularity. The game can be accessed by players of any skill due to its easy and effective gameplay. Besides, its visuals are attractive, and the sound gives the feel of being at a battleground. PUBG corporation runs several tournaments and has become a popular e-sport. PUBG is inspired by the Japanese film ‘Battle Ground’. Moreover, this game is compatible with different consoles. You can play PUBG on computers, smartphones, as well as Xboxes. 

Dota 2

Dota 2 is an online game based on MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena). Valve, the developer of Dota 2, released it in July 2013. It is played by 10 players with two teams, 5 from each team. Here, the goal is to save the camp from the opponent. It involves different characters played by different players. Each character is known as a ‘hero.’ Each character has its own features and gameplay in the main game. Dota 2 has been in demand due to its incredible gameplay. It is free to play. Besides, Dota Pro Circuit is managed by Valve Games. This Dota 2 esports is lucrative and offers huge prizes.

Call of Duty

Another battle royale video game that has engaged players is Call of Duty (CoD). It was released by Activision in 2003. The title includes a series of games. Initial releases were focused on World War II, whereas later games were designed with the theme based on futuristic wars, the cold war, and outer space. The latest in the series is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

This multiplayer game supports various consoles and platforms. It includes PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Android, iOS, and Windows. Call of Duty: Warzone hosts an online game with 150 players. Also, it features both cross-platform progression and cross-platform play between three games.

Fortnight

Fortnight is an online active shooter game developed by Epic Games. It was released in 2017 and bagged several awards. It got its popularity due to its crisp graphics and attractive gameplay. Fortnight includes four different modes. These are Battle Royale, Party Royale, Save the World, and Creative. 

The aim is to survive till the end. A maximum of 100 players can participate in the Battle Royale. Also, you can either play single or make a group of up to 4 players. It has encountered about 350 million players. Moreover, it is compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Windows, and Android.

League of Legends

League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle game that was released in 2009. Till now, it has encountered more than 115 million players. Riot Games has designed it such that it has outstanding gameplay and excellent graphics. It is available for free; however, the advanced game and customs require money.

It includes two teams with five players each. Each team will go one by one and try to defend their side of the map. Each character known as ‘Champion’ has its own features and attributes. Collect more and more experience points so that you can purchase items and enhance your team’s strength. This, in turn, will increase your winning chances. 

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is one of the most popular multiplayer shooting games. It is designed by Valve Games and Hidden Path Entertainment. It is the fourth game in the Counter-Strike series. The last three games also gained popularity across the world.

The two teams, namely Terrorist and Counter-terrorist, combat against each other. Terrorists have to locate the bomb while Counter-Terrorists try to stop them. Besides, another mode involves Counter-Terrorists protecting hostages from the Terrorists. 

It is compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Summary

The incredible gameplay and graphics of a game make it popular among players. Other than the above list, there are a few more popular games such as Minecraft and Hearthstone that raise players’ spirits.