There is no denying that 2021 is one of the golden years for gaming. So far, a lot of popular video games have come out this year and grabbed millions of players instantly.
Interestingly, most people who are stuck at home due to COVID-19 are trying out video games for the first time in their lives. And if you are one of those people, then it’s normal for you to search for popular video games to play in 2020. Well, you’re in luck, because in this article, we are going to mention some of the most popular video games in 2020 that you must try out.
Top 12 Popular Video Games You Can Play In 2021
|S.NO||Popular Video Games Of 2020||Platforms|
|1||Call Of Duty Warzone||PC, Xbox One, PS4|
|2||Minecraft||Mobile, Xbox One, PS4, Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, macOS, Linux|
|3||Animal Crossing: New Horizon||Nintendo Switch|
|4||Grand Theft Auto 5||PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360|
|5||League Of Legends||Windows, macOS|
|6||The Last Of Us Part 2||PS4|
|7||Ghost Of Tsushima||PS4|
|8||Final Fantasy VII Remake||PS4|
|9||Streets Of Rage 4||PS4, Xbox One, Windows, Nintendo Switch|
|10||Doom Eternal||PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Windows, Nintendo Switch|
|11||Cyberpunk 2077||PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia, Windows|
|12||Among Us||Windows, Android, iOS|
1. Call Of Duty: Warzone
It comes as no big surprise that a Call of Duty title is one of the most popular video games of 2020. Also, the fact that it is a free-to-play video game by Activision helped it grab millions of players from around the world.
Unlike other battle royale games, Warzone hosts 150-player battle royale matches. So, it’s extremely hard for players to be victorious and defeat all other 149 players.
In Warzone, you can play as Solo, Duos, Trios, and Quads. So, there are plenty of options in that regard. If you’re a multiplayer video game fanatic, then Warzone is one of those PC games that are worth trying out.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
It’s a surprise that Minecraft, which released back in 2011, is one of the most popular video games of 2020. The video game had so much potential that Microsoft brought the game in 2014, and it looks like the tech giant was right.
As of May 2020, Microsoft has over 126 million players, which is a big number considering the game isn’t free to play. So, if there is a list of most popular games of all time, then Minecraft will definitely be in the top 5.
In Minecraft, players explore a 3D world and extract raw materials to build structures as they like. Other than that, players can interact with other players around the world, which doesn’t get boring at any point.
Platforms: Mobile, Xbox One, PS4, Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, macOS, Linux
3. Animal Crossing: New Horizon
As we were talking about popular video games in which you can build things, then how could we forget Animal Crossing: New Horizon.
Developed for Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizon gives you the freedom to build whatever you like as a villager. Just like Minecraft, New Horizons enables players to interact with each other and explore each other’s creations. In short, you can live a fantasy life inside Animal Crossing: New Horizon.
Animal Crossing: New Horizon released in March 2020 and grabbed almost 5 Million players in a month, which is quite amazing. Also, this video game became a tool for virtual weddings, protests, and a lot more during the COVID-19 lockdown. So, it’s safe to say that Animal Crossing: New Horizon is one of the most popular games of 2020 so far.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
4. Grand Theft Auto 5
If there’s one video game that isn’t ready to die, then its Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5. The gigantic title was released in 2013 and is considered one of the most popular video games of the last decade.
Also, the online version of GTA 5, which is known by the name Grand Theft Auto Online, helped Rockstar make a lot of money through in-game transactions. That’s the reason why GTA 5 is the most profitable entertainment product of all time.
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360
5. League Of Legends
League of Legends is one of those popular video games that never has disappointed its players in terms of gameplay. If Riot Games knows one thing, then it’s creating an enormous eSports title, and that’s League Of Legends for you.
The multiplayer game released back in 2009 and is still unbeatable. Besides being extremely fun to play, the game is completely FREE. So, it’s easy for new players to try out the game without losing anything.
Platforms: Windows, macOS
6. The Last Of Us Part 2
The Last Of Us Part 2 is an action-adventure game that has created an undisputable hype in 2020. The game is a PS4 exclusive and is developed by Naughty Dogs, the creative minds that also worked on the Uncharted series.
The sequel of 2013’s enormous title, Last of Us, was a highly anticipated title of 2020. Even though players were disappointed with the story of Last of Part II, the video game managed to sell over 4 million copies since June 19, 2020.
7. Ghost Of Tsushima
As we are talking about PS4 exclusives and the most popular games of 2020, then Ghost of Tsushima deserves to be on the list. As the title suggests, the game is based in Japan during the time of Mongol invasion.
It is one of those Sony’s title that makes PC and Xbox gamers envy the PS4 players. That is because it flaunts exceptional action gameplay. Also, the graphics are so beautiful that you would want to cry while exploring the open world of Tsushima.
8. Final Fantasy VII Remake
The first game in Final Fantasy series came out in 1987, and till 2019, the franchise had made over $10.9 Billion in lifetime revenue. In short, Final Fantasy is the highest-grossing video-game franchise of all time.
When it comes to the franchise, the seventh edition that came out in 1997, Final Fantasy VII, is one of the most popular ones. That is why, when it was announced that Square Enix is working on the remake of Final Fantasy VII, everyone just lost their cool.
The action role-playing game finally came out in 2020 and became one of the most popular games of this year. So, if you are looking for the best video games of 2020, then Final Fantasy VII Remake should be on your wishlist.
9. Streets Of Rage 4
Streets of Rage 4 is a beat ’em up game for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. Streets Of Rage 4 is one of those titles that made a lot of players cry because of Nostalgia. So, it deserves to hold a place on the list of most popular video games of 2020.
The first three editions of Streets of Rage came out in 1991 for Genesis and was extremely popular. That is why, when the fourth edition of the series released in March 2020, everyone familiar with the series rushed to try out the game.
Also, the fans of the series weren’t disappointed with the video game as it stood up to their expectations. The action, music, and graphics of Streets of Rage 4 will bring back the childhood memories while also giving you a modern feel.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Windows, Nintendo Switch
10. Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal is the last edition in the Doom video game series that started in 1993. The game came out in March 2020 and is published by Bethesda Software. In the game, you play against an army of hell that has taken over the world, and 60% of humans had already died.
Doom Eternal provides you with an extremely entertaining and scary storyline that keeps you hooked to cutscenes all the time.
Of course, unlike previous Doom editions, the latest one puts a lot of emphasis on the storyline. However, that doesn’t mean the gameplay is lacking anything. The combat mechanics, weapons, music, and graphics are absolutely breathtaking. In short, the gameplay is incredible, and it does justice to the reputation of the Doom Series.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Windows, Nintendo Switch
11. Cyberpunk 2077
Released on November 10, 2020, CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most popular video games of 2020. After delaying it multiple times, the Polish video game developer finally released the game for Windows, Xbox One, PS4, and Google Stadia. Console players can also play the game on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person role-playing game in which you explore the beautiful yet mysterious Night City. In the game, you witness V’s incredible journey, a mercenary whose appearance can be customized by the player.
This game came from the same studio that gave us the masterpiece ‘The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt’ video game. So, it’s safe to say that Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most awaited games of the last decade.
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows, Google Stadia
12. Among Us
The American game studio, Innersloth, released Among Us back in 2018 for Windows, Android, and iOS. However, the online multiplayer social deduction game burst into popularity in 2020.
Among Us‘ became one of the most popular video games of 2020 after several pro gamers started streaming it online.
In ‘Among Us,’ players take on the role of either a crewmate or an imposter. The Imposter has to kill the crewmates while keeping his identity hidden. On the other hand, the Crewmates are tasked to perform several chores while figuring out the Imposters’ identity.
Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS
Most Popular Video Games of 2021: Wrapping Up
So, these are the 12 best video games of 2021. Of course, there are a lot of other popular video games that could have been on the list. However, we decided to filter out the numbers to only ten.
Nevertheless, we’ll keep on updating the list with new titles as soon as they release. Meanwhile, you can go on and try out the games mentioned on the list. If you have any suggestions, do share it in the comment box below!