Most popular video Games cater to a wide range of audience and customers all over the world, although Video games have been around for quite some time the very recent proliferation and advancement in the information and technology and the increased use of smart devices have enhanced their popularity manifolds. The most popular video game industry has become a very profitable and a large money making product better that any other gadget or toy. Even if you are not a very habitual video gamer, the possession of smart phones have ensured that every user spend some of his or her time playing these small little adventures. Although there are several video games available these days and new entries come in everyday, some of the very popular video games have already made their mark in the industry.
10. Doom 3
Although this most popular video game does not have first shooter theme, it is still included in that category of video games. This is because the game was introduced in early 1990s when the gaming industry was not so much sophisticated. It the creator called Id software made sure that this game would feel like a first shooter video game. This was the most popular game that came up with the terminology and invention of the Death Match which is very frequently used in the industry these days. The game was very much advanced and ahead of its time back then. It was transformed into a motion picture later on. It was even turned into a book that was especially targeted towards the game lovers.
9. Super Metroid
Launched in 1994, the game was a top slot edition to the Super Nintendo series of most popular video game consoles. It is also known by the name of Metroid 3 and has an action adventure theme. Later on the game was re-launched in 2007 for the Wii Virtual Console which now being upgraded. The game play is simple adventure of a heroic character by the name of SamusAran. You play through different levels as she tries and struggles to retrieve a stolen Metroid from the Space Pirates. The game became an instant hit and ruled the video games list for a long time. It was named the Game of the Month in 1994 and was also awarded the editor’s choice award for best action game of the year 1994. 2003 it was included in the most popular games in industry.
8. Metal Gear
This is a very old most popular video game that was launched in 1988 by Konami Computer Entertainment. Being a stealth action game it had some of the best cinematic scenes and voice over action in those times. The characters of the game were well orchestrated and did not only act is simple villains. They had their own personalities, ideologies and a harsh will to fight with the opponent. These were the details that made the game a super hit. The game is considered to be one of the most popular and famous frnachise of video games that had sold more than 6 million copies.
7. Street Fighter II
The street fighter II was launched in 1991 as an arcade edition and ever since it has come a long way with various upgrades and newer versions. A competitive fighting game it has a lot of unique fight styles to offer its user. It became wide popular in the 1990s boom of the video games and their consoles.
6. Call of Duty 4
This is one game that became most popular video game because of its graphic quality, cinematic and interactive game playing ability. It was first released in 1997 by the Activations gaming giant as a first person shooting game. One reason for its immense popularity was its compatibility with several gaming platforms. The game is considered to be an all-time hit with almost 13 million copies sold till 2007. The game offers multilayer competitive fights that make it even more interesting and exciting for the user.
5. Sid Meier Civilization
The game is a turn based strategy game that requires the player to explore, expand, exploit and lastly exterminate. The game was first released in 1991 for the gaming platform called Micro Prose. Like all strategy based games, the civilization requires the player to build his own empire and maintain and expand it as time passes. The game is a little behind the strategy king video game called Sim city yet it has sold more than 8 million copies till 2008. The game requires player to manage even small details and tests the skill and mental capabilities of the users.
4. Brain Age
This is a different and unique type of most popular video game that is not only fun to play but also requires lots of intelligence and mental exercise. It includes various types of puzzles like mathematical questions, riddles, strop tests and Sudoku puzzles. The creator of the game is also a neuroscientist who developed this game to assist him in his own work. The game was not only popular among the crowds but was also a great commercial success. It sold more than 18.9 million copies till 2011.
3. Need for Speed
Need for Speed is an ultimate success of the racing games in the world. It is undoubted the most popular video games of all time. it has sold more than 100 million copies till 2009. The game was first launched in 1994 but ever since then it has made history with its huge success and sales.
2. Donkey Kong Country
Anyone who has played most popular video game cannot forget the name of Donkey Kong. A classic fun series that is considered to be the second best games of SNES games ever produced.
1. Pac Man
The name is interchangeably used for video games itself. The game does not require any kind of introduction or description. Created in the 1980s, this is no doubt the most played game ever in the history of human beings. It is often considered to be a land mark of video games.