The most played games in 2022 by genre – Arcade
The year 2022 will be marked by major releases, the consolidation of already established franchises and the absolute success of the game that has been leading the audience rankings worldwide since its debut. From Fortnite to Gran Turismo 7, six genres were represented on this list.
Battle Royale – Fortnite
With more than 30 million users connected at the same time, the game launched in 2017 by Epic Games, as in recent years, is the most popular in the world in 2022. Mixing the elements of exploration, survival and combat, the main feature of Fortnite is its design. recalling Japanese cartoons and including characters from other fictional universes.
Attracting enthusiasts of all profiles and ages, the game is available for various platforms, such as PC (Windows), video games (PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) and mobile devices (Android).
RPG – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
One of the most traditional and acclaimed franchises of all time, Final Fantasy is the oldest electronic game in the world and continues to be developed by its creators. It’s no wonder that its latest version, “XIV: A Realm Rebon”, released in 2013, is the most played in the saga, with around 2 million users per day.
Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), or massive online representation of characters, takes place in the world of Eorze, five years after the history of Final Fantasy XIV, and is available for computers (Windows) and video games (PlayStation 4 and 5).
FPS – Valorant
A real hit for the audience. Launched in June 2020, Riot Games’ tactical first-person shooter (FPS) has managed to win over audiences and break brands in just over two years. Currently, about a million people are logged into Valorant per day, making it one of the most popular games on the planet.
Developed to compete directly with the renowned CS:GO, the game consists of a battle between two teams of five players, who, with unique skills, act to complete missions and eliminate opponents. For now only available for PC (Windows).
Poker – Texas Hold’em
Although not a specific game about poker, the variant ‘Hold’em’ is the most played type of card game in the whole world not only in 2022. Driven by the popularity of telecasts, this is the most famous of the different classifications used in the modality, whose characteristics refer to the traditional ‘ high’ hands in poker. In addition, there are also the categories ‘Ace to Five’, ‘Deuce to Seven’ and ‘Badugi’.
Texas Hold’em poker games can be found on different platforms such as specialized websites, mobile applications and video games.
Football – Fifa 22
It is impossible to talk about football games without mentioning the FIFA franchise. Establishing itself as the biggest rival of Konami’s games, the Electronic Arts saga has established itself in recent years as the main reference in the simulation of the most popular modality in the world. The version launched in 2021 has more than 17 thousand athletes, 700 teams, 100 stadiums and leagues from all over the world.
Because of all this, practically 71 thousand people consume an EA game daily simultaneously on different platforms: computers (Windows), video games (PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, X and S and Nintendo Switch), mobile devices (Android) and streaming ( Google Stadia). It is important to note that on September 26, 2022, the 2023 edition of the game was announced.
Racing – Gran Turismo 7
Not even the official Formula 1 games or the acclaimed Need For Speed seriescan compare to Gran Turismo 7. The main trump card of developer Kazunori Yamauchi was to bet on a huge variety of vehicles, refined mechanics and gameplay closer to reality. With all these ingredients, one of the great releases of 2022 is without a doubt the great racing game of today.
The eighth title in the mainline franchise came in among the top four best-selling games in the UK in its debut week, and is considered the fourth biggest physical media release of the year, losing to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Horizon: Forbidden West and Elden Ring. Despite its success, Gran Turismo 7 is only available for PlayStation 4 and 5.
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