Almost everything people do now are online and it’s no surprise that online games have taken our lives by storm. Online gaming has been a popular form of entertainment over the past years. Its accessibility and ease of use has allowed users to maximize their time, effort, and money whilst still enjoying the game. Some even have made a good living in playing an online game as electronic sports or e-sports is gaining a lot of popularity recently. This growing trend is invested upon largely by gaming developers who want to showcase their talents whilst making a lot of money out of it. Are you a big fan of online games? Or are you just catching on the trend? Whatever type of gamer you may be, you ought to know 2018’s bestselling online games. This include:
Fortnite Battle Royale
This game is probably 2018 breakthrough game as it rose to popularity in less than a year from its release date. To date, this online game already has 3.4 million users playing across all platforms. Fortnite Battle Royale was originally released as a paid early access game on Steam. It features a zombie-survival game that received moderate reviews. Since its release, the game rapidly gained a huge following across the globe. Players find it great that they can play even they are cash-strapped as the game has free-to-play features and does not require players to purchase anything to win. It also has low system requirements making it accessible to most players. The game features a Players vs Environment mode that allows players to team up with other online users to battle against computer-controlled opponents. Fortnite is a survival game for the light-hearted.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
Fortnite would probably not have its success today without the early presence of this game. PlayerUnknown’s Battleground set the tone for this kind of gaming genre. This game appeals more to players whose preference for graphics goes beyond the cartoony creations of Fortnite. PUBG prides itself for having an extremely mature approach to online gaming. Those who want to start their Battle Royale gaming experience should try PUBG and join more than 2 million players on Steam. PUBG’s staying power can be accredited to its amazing gameplay that will really hook players. This large scale survival gameplay brings users to a large island where you must search for loot to survive. Players can form alliances on the island to better their chances of survival. They must also be aware that anyone can kill them and gather resources that they collected. PUBG is also available on Android, iOS, PC and Xbox One.
Overwatch is one of the few games that quickly gained a huge following thanks to its colourful graphics and flamboyant gameplay. This first-person shooter game has each character come with an in-depth and interesting backstory to let the players understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. Overwatch brought together the amazing shooter and MOBAs through its rapid gameplay where players can acquire amazing abilities to overcome the enemies. The game comes with a 5v5 match where the player’s goal is to obliterate all the enemies whilst completing the game objectives. The game draws inspiration from the team-based arena first-person shooting game Team Fortress 2. Overwatch garnered a staggering 35 million registered users across all platforms. It is Blizzard’s fourth biggest franchise and one of the biggest e-sports games.
League of Legends
League of Legends is another of 2018’s best selling games. The game has successfully incorporated a number of new and exciting features to the MOBA genre that is much more unique than DoTA 2. The tactical multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game allows its players to control their personal champion and sets you up against another player-controlled or computer-controlled champions. LoL was released in 2009 and currently has over 100 million active players and remains among the most streamed online games on Twitch. This game is also widely played in e-sports, making it an even more exciting game.
This online PC game is one of the popular MOBAs in the market thanks to its free-to-play gameplay. The game is a follow-up to the DoTA mod for Warcraft 3. This game has a very strategic gameplay, which can be a bit daunting for the noobs. The in-game tutorials are quite useful. Basically, the game requires you to team up with four other members to compete against another team of 5. The game’s main objective is to terminate the enemy’s Ancient.
This is Blizzard’s first attempt to dabble into the digital collectible card world. Whilst they are not the first one to offer an online card game, it is the only game to become a global success. The game is based on the Warcraft series with its characters. The game has more than 70 million active players and is a common game offered in e-sports. Hearthstone in e-sports tournaments is widely followed mainly because of organizers offering as much as $1 million as a prize. The game allows its users to do online trading where they can compete with other players on a one-on-one match. Hearthstone requires its players to be creative in crafting their decks. Players can buy decks with random cards, which they can utilize to build their collection and try to develop multiple high-powered decks to become a Legend. Hearthstone has a simple gameplay but it can be very addictive. It has stunning graphics and unique animations that make it an exciting game to play.
World of Warcraft
This highly addictive MMORPG game released in 2004 has a strong staying power for still being one of the most widely played games out there. Since its release, the game has a number of expansions released including Legion and Battle for Azeroth.
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Counter Strike is one of the first-person shooter game that hooked gamers all over the world. The game started as a mod for Half-Life but its huge following made the developers create a standalone game. CS: GO is highly competitive with a large e-sports arena to back it up. The gameplay is quite simple. Counter Strike: Global Offensive is a traditional shooter allowing players to choose sides: terrorists or counter-terrorists. Terrorists are the bad guys and they have a bomb that they must plant and counter terrorists must not let the terrorists plant it or disable the bomb once it is planted.
The success of the FIFA series is quite unprecedented. It is one of the best-selling online games for 2018 and it would not be a surprise if its success will extend until 2019. The FIFA franchise has seen so much success from its early days of release in 1993. Every year, the game increases its fan base who wants to experience their skill in the game. In 2018, the game has total sales amounting to more than 4.9 million units.
Minecraft is a popular survival game that is popular across all ages. Kids love that they can build, build, and build to their heart’s content. The classic block graphics are also a big hit amongst old-time gamers. The gameplay is a smashing hit making it an addictive online game. Minecraft allows its players to mine, craft, build, and explore whilst trying to survive in Survival Mode. Kids and adults alike love that they have a huge open world to explore and learn about. Users can explore the world, mine and craft items they would need in order to survive. For one, players must build a shelter before the night sets in or else the creepers might come out for you. A lot of parents allow their kids to play this game because there is so much room for creativity in this game. Any player can build just about anything they like. Are you an engineer who wants to see your vision come to life? Are you a king with a castle ruling over people? Everything is possible to build in Minecraft – you just have to let your creative juices flow. These online game are such a huge hit that many gamers believe that their success will extend up to 2019. If they play their cards right, they may even become cult classics that gamers would always remember.