The study by Uswitch used Google Ads Keywords Planner to determine the number of Google searches for each global video game released in 2021, revealing the most popular video games around the world.
You can view the full research here: https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/gaming-index/
The top 10 most popular video games around the world
|2||Far Cry 6||34|
|4||Resident Evil Village||26|
|5||Forza Horizon 5||19|
|7||Call of Duty: Vanguard||5|
|9||Far Cry 6/Forza Horizon 5||2|
|10||Back 4 Blood||2|
The game that was favoured in most countries was New World, most popular in 48 different nations, including Germany, France, Spain, Australia and Brazil. New World is an open-world MMO game where players colonise a fictional land.
Ranking as the second most popular video game was the latest instalment of Far Cry. The game proved to be the most popular in 34 different countries such as India and New Zealand. In Far Cry 6, your mission is to topple the regime of a dictator played by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito.
The third most popular video game was Halo Infinite. It’s been six years since the release of the last Halo game, so it’s no surprise that Halo Infinite has proved hugely popular and was the most loved game in 28 countries, particularly in North and Central America.
Other games that proved popular in other parts of the world include Battlefield 2042 (predominantly favoured in African countries), Genshin Impact (which was most-searched in East Asia), and Valheim (a Viking themed game that was fittingly the most popular game in Scandinavian countries Sweden & Finland).
- The most awarded video game of all time is 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
- The best-reviewed video game of all time (by critics) is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- The worst-reviewed video game of all time (by gamers) is Madden NFL 21.
- The world’s hardest video game is Resident Evil Village (2021).
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