The Most Played Online Games of the 21 st Century

Electronic video games, the next best thing in the world. So, what are the most played video games in the 21 st century?


Video games were a controversial topic back in the 1970s when this ‘new technology’ was emerging; it boomed greatly at the beginning, but backlash and judgment quickly followed suit. People thought that video games were a waste of time, bad for the health, and most of all damaging to the brain. However, these new found electronic games kept pushing past all negativity and criticism, now-a-days more than millions of video games exist with millions of players that take part in competitions and challenges spanning around the globe.


Video games began with simple handheld electronics such as the infamous Game Boy or standalone systems such as pinball, slot, and arcade games. The variety of video game products was never ending with the new types emerging and updating every year. These are known now to be the PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and simply mobile phones. There are many more types of video game machines, but more importantly is the reason why they actually became famous: Games. Yes, games and their different levels and challenges made the people grow addicted to them wanting to always perform better and break world records especially when playing online. Online games can be played with people from all over the world, and with free language exchange programs, one can be able to easily communicate with online players who speak different languages, that way you can even compete against the top rated players and have discussions with them even though they speak a different language.


Below is a list of the most famous online games in the 21st century:


  1. Fortnite Battle Royale

    Fortnite is available for free to play on many different platforms some of which are Play Station 4 & 5, Xbox, Android, iOS, Nintendo, and Windows. The game was developed and published by Epic Games, and finally released back in September 2017. As of May 2020, there are around 350 million players worldwide.
    It is a third person shooter game, where the objective is relatively similar to games of this genre: around 100 players skydive from an airplane on an island where they have to run and look for gear in order to attack and defend themselves against the other players. As the playing time progresses the map of the island begins to shrink and players will be brought together with less room to hide and play around in; thus, making the game harder. One can play this game online in solo mood, duo mood, or squad mood (groups of three).
    The distinction between this game and others of the same genre is the fact that players have the freedom to build walls and other structures from the resources they have collected around the map to take cover in. Battle Royale introduces throughout the game new characters, customizable content, and timed events.


  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)

    CS: GO is available for free to play on several platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, Play Station 3, and Xbox 360. The game was developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, and published in August 21, 2012. It is a multiplayer game designed by Minh Le and Jess Cliffe. The game has around 20 million monthly active users.
    The objective of the game is simple: there are two teams who play against each other: the terrorist and the counter-terrorist. Each side must eliminate the other side while completing several challenges along the way. The game has nine different modes; each mode has a specific characteristic.
    The game has matchmaking support that permits players to play on Valve servers, with members of the same community creating custom maps for the game.

  3. F1 (Formula One)

    F1 is a racing game, available to play on Microsoft Windows, Play Station, Xbox, and many more. The game was designed by Ian Livingstone and Lee Mather, with the developers being Codemasters, Ubisoft, Feral Interactive, and Sumo Digital. The game was first released in November 2009, with a new edition that comes out every year with the start of the new season in Formula One. The game has over 2 million online players.
    This series of games holds the official license of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The game involves simply driving around in a formula one race car around different tracks worldwide. It can be played in Multiplayer, single mood, or even in a group with interactions done online. F1 games are considered to be one of the hardest racing games due to the many options and variations one can do with the car and in the pit stops. However, there are definitely some assists available for new players until one gets the hang of it. This game can be played using a controller or a steering wheel.

  4. FIFA

    FIFA is a video game series available on several platforms such as Play Station, Xbox, Nintendo, Android, iOS, Java, Mac, Windows, and many more. The game was developed by EA Sports, Electronic Arts, EA Vancouver, and several others. It was first released in 1993 with new editions released yearly. The game has around 45 million unique online players.
    The game is basically a game of football, where two teams play in a field to score the highest amount of points. The game includes many different teams in which you can pick the team desirable. The game needs tactics and skill in order to win, with time one would develop the skill and get used to the different controls. In the game, you would be part of a team and your job is to defend the ball as well as shoot the ball into the net. The game can be played in multiplayer mood with different players online all over the world, as well it has several moods in which you can pick the one you feel most comfortable playing in.


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