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Top 10 – Most popular video games during quarantine

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A video game is an electronic game in which one or more people interact, by means of a controller, with a device that displays video images.1 This electronic device, known generically as a “platform”, can be a computer, a machine arcade, a game console or a portable device, such as a mobile phone. Video games are, year by year, one of the main industries of art and entertainment.

Typically, video game recreate virtual environments and situations in which the gamer can control one or more characters (or any other element of said environment), to achieve one or more objectives within certain rules.

Depending on the video game, a game can be played by a single person against the machine, two or more people on the same machine, or multiple players over a LAN or online via the Internet, competing collaboratively against the machine or with each other.

There are video game of many types. Some of the most representative genres are action, role-playing, strategy, simulation, sports or adventure video games.

The video game can be classified into genres depending on factors such as the game system, the type of interactivity with the player, their objectives, etc. The evolution of video games since their inception has led to a growing and changing variety of genres, often in relation to what advances in technology have been making possible. Among the most popular video game genres are action, strategy, role-playing, adventure, puzzle, simulation, sports, or racing, each with several sub-genres. On the other hand, nowadays video games that take elements from more than one genre are common, which has given rise to mixed genres (for example role-action, adventure-action, etc.)

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Along with genres, there are other ways to classify or characterize games such as their theme (fantasy-medieval, futuristic, war …), their complexity (AAA games, casual games …), their purpose ( educational, promotional, artistic …), type of development, etc.

On the other hand, some games are also distinguished from others, even within the same genre, by the visual perspective they adopt (or in other words, the position of the camera). Thus, there are games with 2D perspective (either with parallel projection, side view or overhead view), 2.5D (through isometric, oblique, or parallax scrolling projection, among others), and 3D (in fixed perspective, first person, or in third person).

Taking into account that this year has been crucial, video games have played a leading role when it comes to being the option of many users to be in quarantine.

This has undoubtedly created a space to rate the most popular video games in greater detail. Taking a wide data of active players, know the 10 who have been at the top in this year 2020. We have focused on all types of video games, as well as all the platforms that we know today.

Some that are paid, we leave you details, in case you want to buy a game at the best price in your favorite store.

1 – League of Legends

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The boss of the most popular games among MOBAs that since its launch has had loyal users. It is known as LoL, it is inspired by the Warcraft III mod from Riot Games.
Since 2009, it has had a place among the most played or among the most popular video games. It has a base of approximately 98 million users, being one of the favorites on Twitch. It also has a key reference in the field of eSports due to its multiple championships and competitions.
Players play the role of summoner, an entity capable of summoning champions in a rich fantasy universe, who will fight each other in strategic 5v5 battles lasting between 20 and 60 minutes, where the first team to destroy the enemy’s base wins.
League of Legends has been the title of the most popular PC game for 5 years.

2 – Minecraft

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If Minecraft doesn’t sound like anything to you, it’s because you’ve been in a cavern for a long time.
It is a social phenomenon, in fact it is the best-selling game in history, it has even currently surpassed Tetrix.
The proposal invites players to survive, create and explore an open world, divided into biomes and made up entirely of blocks, both in characters and in environments and objects, giving a pixel art aesthetic to their 3D world.
Minecraft offers a creative online multiplayer mode with enough tools and blocks to build almost any mechanism imaginable; as well as a survival mode where players, in Steve’s skin, fight non-stop against creatures known as mobs to stay alive one more day.
In short, it is a game for creative people, with a retro look but with wonderful gameplay, infinite worlds, tons of objects to use, limitless possibilities and extremely addictive.
Minecraft is the most played game for children today, and without a doubt, it is a game that will continue to have millions of active players over time.

3 – Fortnite Battle Royale

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Fortnait, Fornite, Fonite, Forrrnait, Chopped Floors! As with Minecraft, if you have not heard any of the variants mentioned above … it is that you have been living on a desert island and your only friend was Mr. Wilson.
It is a third-person shooter that was released in 2010, where you could already explore, build and, above all, survive. But it wasn’t until mid-2017 that Epic Games announced a new paid story mode, and a totally free and exciting online Battle Royale.
It has a very smart progression system, which is kept alive thanks to constant updates.
Its success is based on how much fun it is to play and watch a gameplay. The dances, effects, and cartoonish look make it stand out within its genre.

4 – Player Unkwnown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

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PUBG was released in 2017 and is one of the pioneers of Battle Royale, in which one hundred players parachute onto an island and fight for their own survival. They look for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding being eliminated.

The main advantage of PUBG compared to other games of the genre is that it has several maps. Each of them has a unique setting, and adds variety to the development, in addition, the maps have their own vehicles (land and water) that allow us to move forward with speed.
To master the controls perfectly you will need some practice, but after a few games you will be having chicken for dinner, you know. PUBG is one of the most popular games currently and free on all platforms.

5 – Counter Strike (CSGO)

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CSGO is a first-person shooter action video game released in the summer of 2012.
It is possible to play offline with bots, but the most popular aspect of the game is its online multiplayer over the Internet.
The approach is simple, not simple; two teams, one terrorist and the other anti-terrorist, fighting each other to accomplish objectives such as planting or defusing a bomb.
It has dedicated servers as well as custom games where you can enjoy up to six game modes.
Times have changed a lot since this game was released, but its strategic games and, above all, the confidence of teamwork, continue to be the key to its success, to such an extent that 8 years after its launch it remains one of the most popular games on Steam.

6 – Grand Theft Auto V

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Grand Theft Auto was originally released in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. But this version leads to another compelling dimension. Here your skills as a player are developed in a city developed with amazing elements.

This game offers a mode with three star characters (Franklin, Trevor and Michael). Each has its own distinct traits and abilities. With them, you will be able to face different missions. Each one, with its own characteristics. Also, ‘GTA V’ includes a hilarious multiplayer online mode.

7 – FIFA 20

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King of Kings, classic of classics … There is little to comment on FIFA that has not already been said. It is probably the most popular video game on Earth. But its latest version continues to generate amazement. Not only because it introduces notable improvements in its user experience, but it also renews the series with incredible news.

It is a game that shows news in all its aspects, both technical and game modes. In this way, it manages to renew a ‘record’, which many criticized as ‘stagnant’. But this version totally captivates: for football lovers, and for many of those who even are not.

8 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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It is an exclusive video game by Nintendo, developed, produced and distributed by this giant, for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch game consoles.

This is the eighteenth installment in the Zelda saga, but also the first in the series for Nintendo’s most modern console. It gives us absolutely renewed visual effects: its colors are more vivid than ever. The graphics are very successful, and are another of the high points of the game. Enjoy a gigantic world of epic and epic. For many experts, this game is one of the greatest masterpieces in history in this field.

9 – Super Mario Odyssey

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Cute, funny, spectacular … ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ is ideal for the whole family. It has been designed to have a great time, and so that you want to stay playing a while longer … always a while longer. At the end, you will feel a sense of fulfillment.

Far from staying in his comfort zone, Super Mario Odyssey incorporates many changes from the chronology of the series. It is no longer just about jumping through the clouds, and overcoming barrels: now the great Mario can reinvent himself in other characters and transport himself to objects. The secret lies in his hat, and in the power of this garment. These transformations range from animals to vehicles, and even street furniture. Unforgettable!

10 – Call of Duty Modern Warfare Warzone

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Before the lockdown, Call of Duty launched its own Battle Royale and in a few days it has become one of the most followed and played video games on Twitch, so it is very likely that they know what it is and have even played it. If you are still not sure whether to let them play, today we are going to analyze it so that you can draw your own conclusions.
But first of all: Did you know that in Empantallados we have a contract so that they play the game console responsibly? It may be the perfect time to use it. The graphics are realistic and everything has a military aesthetic. It can be played alone or in teams of up to three players, which raises questions about privacy, as players, even if they are total strangers, will be able to communicate with each other.

Since you have seen an extensive description of each of the most popular video game, you can choose to get the one you like the most. You can select it according to your console, or to your liking.

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38% of gamers highlight the PC as their preferred platform for gaming

Although the average gamer plays on different platforms, the tendency for young people to play on PCs is consolidating. The 38% highlights the PC as the preferred platform to play, compared to the console and the mobile / tablet, and 40% indicate that it is the platform to which they spend more time per week. The channel to which they dedicate more time is Youtube (32%), followed by Facebook (28%) and Instagram (17%). In addition, a third of the gamers do not follow any influencers.

The study reveals the upward trend, especially in the most intensive gamers, to communicate either through the game itself or through a program that allows them to do so. Consumers want PCs that offer them durable batteries, performance, responsiveness, connectivity and stylish form factors.

In Spain, gamers have, in addition to games and video game platforms installed on their computer, an average of five intensive programs installed. The ideal play station for Spanish gamers would be a set with two screens, a gaming chair, gamer mouse and keyboard, speakers or helmets, and a tower with enough power to play.

On the other hand, almost all of the respondents know what sports are, recognize that they watch it an average of two or three times a week and that they follow some national or international competition. The most popular games are FIFA, Fornite, League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Counter Strike.