You might be the beginner on YouTube/Twitch channel or you might be the one who is uploading gaming videos on the channel but not getting enough views. You might be wondering which game I should play to attract more viewers. Today I am going to tell you about the most popular games that YouTubers play and got thousands of views.
Whether you are skilled or funny in playing games, these top games will defiantly increase views on your videos and live streams.
The given 10 top games in 2018 are based on analyzed data on YouTube number of views on the game, its live stream, Twitch stream, and most streamed, most watched, trending and other factors.
Most Popular Games that Youtubers Play
Which games your favorite Youtuber play online so that you can follow in his footsteps. I told you about how to start a gaming youtube channel. But that’s not enough for youtube success. You have selected your niche but you have to find games to play and entertain users to make them your fans.
Here I listed top 10 most popular games on youtube.
Fortnite is known for dominating PlayerUnkonwnBattleground (PUBG) and providing best royal battle mode. It was released in July 2017 and in few months it gained popularity till now. Based on trends and most watched it is still on the top.
Now it can be played in any platform as it is available in PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, Xbox one and the best thing about this game is it’s free.
Gameplay: In this game, you will be spawned on a big map against 99 players. After a few seconds, all players will be on flying bus and it will cross the map. In the meantime, you have to jump and land on a map. On the map, you will get loot like guns, healing, armor etc.
In a few seconds, a circle will appear on a map which will get smaller over time. Staying out site the circle will reduce your health constantly. In the end, the circle will keep reducing its size until games found 1 surviving player against 99 players.
League of Legends
League of Legends is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) video game works on windows and macOS system. It was released in October 2009 and it’s still standing on the top watched and trending games list.
Gameplay: In this game, players control the champions and they have a different ability which has advantages over others.
They are assigned to match and compete with other teams, the goal of the game is to completely destroy competitor structure which is placed at the heart of a base called “nexus”.
Each champion starts from a low level and over time it can be maxed to 18 level with experience. When levels are unlocked champions are provided with new special abilities.
PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG)
PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is another battle royal game where 100 payers on the map compete with each other. The first battle royal mode has seen and invented from this game.
It was released in March 2017 and it’s gained its popularity that year. This game is available in Android, PC, iOS and Xbox one.
Gameplay: The players are spawned on 8×8 map/ 4×4 map then after 60 seconds you will in the flying airplane. An airplane will cross Iceland and meanwhile player jump to a different location using a parachute. After a minute the zone will start and players have to stay in the zone to avoid the Health point loss.
Minecraft is one of the oldest game that is still popular. It was initially released back in May 2009 and afterward, it released sandbox mode in 2011.
It is developed by Mojang and now it is owned by Microsoft. If you look at statistics, Minecraft is the most watched game on youtube it has over 55 billion views on its videos. Minecraft is still watched on YouTube live and Twitch streaming.
Gameplay: In this game, players have the freedom to build anything they want. There are two mode creative and survival. In creative mode, you are free to build in the Minecraft world and you will have unlimited items and blocks. And in survival mode, you will have to gather items and block and survive. Every night, zombies with different ability will attack you so it’s up to you how to survive. In the end, the ultimate goal is to defeat the dragon which is in a different world.
Hearthstone game is a strategy card-based game. It is free on all platforms and it’s very easy to learn. In March 2014, it was released by Blizzard Entertainment and it is developed in Unity engine.
This game works on android, windows, and Macintosh operating system. Hearthstone is created based on a series called Warcraft. It uses the same elements, relics, and characters.
Gameplay: It is a collectible card game in which two players fight each other. In the game, there are classes like warrior, hunter, shaman, druid, paladin, warlock, rogue, priest, and mage which have unique abilities.
When competing with each other, both players have a desk of chosen cards from their collections. They use their hero, minions, spells and weapons cards to reduce the health of opponents to zero. When a player has zero health he will lose.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-strike Global Offensive is one of the best first-person shooter game. It has mostly positive reviews on any site especially on steam, GameSpot and IGN. This game was developed in August 2012 by Valve Corporation and hidden path entertainment.
The game concept comes to light with half-life 2 modification in 1999 and later on it was released in 2000 as a Counter-Strike. Afterward, games Counter-Strike: condition zero, source, Neo and global offensive was released till 2012.
Gameplay: This game has different 8 modes: Competitive, Deathmatch, Casual, Demolition, Wingman, Arms Race, Weapons Course, and Flying Scotsman. The main is the competitive mode in which a team of 5 players competes with another team of 5.
In compete game, there are 30 rounds and if one team wins 16 rounds will be declared a winner. Teams will play as terrorist and counter-terrorist where terrorists main goal is to plant a bomb and blast or kill all counter-terrorism and same goes with counter-terrorist but defusing a bomb will give them a win.
Dota 2 is an extremely popular game on stream. It’s a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) video game developed by Valve Corporation and free to play.
This game is so addictive that many players on stream have played with the game over 8000 hours never seen with any game. It was released in 2013 from windows, Linux and OS X.
Gameplay: It is a strategy-based game in which two teams of 5 players radiant and dire compete with each other and their purpose in the game is to destroy their structure called ancient which is secured by another team.
Players can pick their hero which will have different abilities. Hero level can be increased with battle experience and it will also unlock new abilities.
Overwatch is a multiplayer FPS (First-person shooter) video game. The game released on May 2016 is developed by Blizzard Entertainment and it is available on PS4, Xbox one and windows. It gained its massive popularity in 2017, now it is one of the most played games.
Gameplay: In the game, there are two teams of 6 players which compete with each other to secure their control point and terminate and destroy others. There are more than 20 types of hero where players can choose them.
Each player has different abilities, responsibilities, and task in the team.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto 5 is an open world game and comes under the category of action-adventure. It has sold over 95,000,000 units of copy and now its third bestselling game.
GTA 5 has an offline and online mode. It is released in 2013 by rockstar games and available in PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and windows.
Gameplay: In offline mode, you can choose one of three character Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips, and Franklin Clinton and play different mission each character has a different storyline.
In online mode, you get to design your character and you can play with your friend. There are many event and mission, you can play deathmatch, racing and war mode, and heist etc. You will also have access to a variety of cars, planes, bikes, and guns.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft (WOW) is MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) video game which is developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
Released in 2004, it is still wildly popular and one of the most played an online game and it is available for windows and macOS.
Gameplay: In this game, player control different character in the world with the third and first-person view. Player explores the landscapes and they find monsters to defeat which gives them experience and abilities to become stronger and to defeat stronger enemies.
The player can check on quest and missions and before that players have to pay for a subscription and they can choice PVP, RP-PVP and PVE servers.
As mentioned earlier, this shorting is based on data from YouTube and Twitch. These games are very popular in today’s dates so playing them will help you gain more view on your channel.