As 2018 comes to a close it’s time to look back on the kinds of games that have been enjoyed throughout the year. Have the most popular types remained on top since 2017 or are they being forced aside to make way for new contenders? Here we’ll take a look at the definitive ranking of online games for 2018, from first-person shooters to mobile slot games. Do you agree with the order?
As 2017 came to a close, first-person shooters were on top — and they’ve stayed there. It looks like it’s going to take a significant amount of work for another genre to knock them down from the number one spot. With acclaimed titles like Counter-Strike and Call of Duty still drawing millions of players in and new additions like Far Cry 5 joining the ranks, it’s no wonder first-person shooters have held onto their place.
Every year, the release of the latest edition of Fifa is one of the most hotly-anticipated events on the gaming calendar so it’s no wonder sporting games have retained their popularity. That said, regardless of the sport, whether its baseball, basketball, soccer or racing, for many the main draw of playing these games is the multiplayer capacity. What keeps sports games at the top of the list year on year is that they are one of the best gaming options to enjoy with friends.
Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing
It’s impossible to have a definitive list of the most popular kinds of games out there right now without including MMORPGs. Since the creation of the first Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game was back in 1996, MMORPGs have gone from strength to strength amassing more and more followers as time goes on. With popular titles like World of Warcraft currently boasting around 12 million subscribers, it’s going to take a seismic shift in the gaming world to knock MMORPGs out of the charts.
There’s nothing quite like finishing off that puzzle that’s been teasing your brains for hours and that’s exactly why puzzle games are still on top of the charts this year. With more and more addictive titles being created, from Candy Crush updates to the latest multi-player quiz apps, it’s the competition and challenge which keeps drawing in thousands of users every day.
Maintaining their spot on the list for 2018 are online casinos. For many, it’s the attention-grabbing free slot machines, the chance to win mystery prizes and reach the next bonus level that’s drawing people in by the thousands. What’s more, with new features and themes being constantly created the attraction will only keep on growing.
Role-playing games or RPGs were also nearing the top spot last year and are quite clearly here to stay. The beauty of these kinds of games is the way they immerse the player. So, with new techniques and virtual reality developments only enhancing the experience, it doesn’t look like RPGs will be going anywhere anytime soon.