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1. Apex Legends
To this date, Titanfall 2 is one of the biggest, most underrated games out there. Thankfully, it is not the same for its spiritual successor, Apex Legends. Since the shooter is completely free to play, it has managed to do what Titanfall couldn't, building a massive player base. The game has over 70 million registered accounts worldwide.
2. GTA V
Rockstar Games might just be in a class entirely their own. Grand Theft Auto V is unlike many games before it. The game was released all the way back in 2013 on PlayStation 3. In the next few years, the game made its way to Windows, PS4, Xbox One, and a PS5 version is on its way. This is why there's no denying that it's still popular in 2021, garnering over 71 million players and nearly 20 million units sold in 2020 alone.
3. Rocket League
Who would've thought that a game where people use cars to play football would become this famous? Rocket League is everything a player wants from a multiplayer game. It is well balanced, super unpredictable, endlessly replayable, and full of high-speed adrenaline rushes. Not many games can do all of that while staying fun to play, but Rocket League does. Which is why over 75 million people are in the Rocket League community.
4. Call of Duty
The controversial fps franchise may be known for being a bit repetitive to some people. However, there's no denying that this game can be super fun to play with friends and strangers. And this is why Call Of Duty Warzone has a player base of 85 million people. The addition of battle royal has really made a difference to the Call Of Duty franchise's name and fame, and for a good reason.
5. World of Tanks
World of Tans was released in 2010 by Wargaming. In its 10 years journey, the game has gained a player base of 160 million people, making it one of the larger and lesser-known games on this list. This is certainly commendable, knowing the unorthodox nature of the game, for those who don't know, it's about tanks.
With over 164 million peak monthly players, Roblox has done what many games can only dream of doing. Roblox was released back in 2006 and has sustained and pushed the boundaries of time. And while many would consider it a childish game, there is no denying it has a solid player base. Moreover, it's praiseworthy that a game so old is actually standing among many games released in 2021.
Love it or hate it, Fortnite is among the biggest games of all time. While it's filled with countless items and cosmetics to purchase, the game still offers a free to play model that is the main reason for its success. Fortnite has over 350 million registered accounts, which certainly speaks of how popular it is among the masses. Moreover, this player count is bound the increase in the coming few months once the dispute between Apple and Epic Games is sorted and the game comes back to iPad and iOS.
8. Among Us
The story of Among Us is a weird one. The game remained in the shadows for a significant amount of time before rising to fame. It was published in 2018 by Innersloth, a company not many people knew about. However, the game caught fire in the year 2020, where it gave a reason for people to interact. The timing was been crucial for this one, as it really showed everyone how even a small game like this could be so fun. Among Us has over 500 million users currently, which is insane, though interest in the game has been waiting in recent months.
What might look like a pattern made with pixelated boxes is actually one of this era's biggest games. The game is viral, with a 600-million player count and tons of content creators, Minecraft might be the biggest game ever. No really. It's famous around the globe and is also one of the topmost trending games on YouTube. This is the reason why many new gaming channels make Minecraft content because it sells like hotcakes.
10. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
This is where it all became popular. Player Unknown's Battlegrounds may be the single most standout game in the rise of a genre such as Battle Royale. This is why there's no surprise that it has a whopping 636+ million person player base. On top of that, the game is available on multiple platforms in multiple formats, giving it an even more significant boost.