The year is closing to an end and Google revealed which video games were more searched for in its engine. The list is full of surprises, bet you haven’t even heard of some of the games on it.
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Google’s tradition of releasing top 10 searched keywords and phrases also includes those that were most talked about. Video games are the most popular way of entertainment in the world, though some of the games on the list we never knew existed.
Even though a video game that has been typed into Google’s search engine most times isn't really a surprise, the one that follows is seems to be almost unknown. The list below shows top trending video games in 2013. This was not done by us, Google revealed it to the world.
Grand Theft Auto V
No surprise here, Grand Theft Auto V sold $1 billion in first three days. Criminals, hot chicks, dream cars, beaches and everything needed to enjoy one game is there. Grand Theft Auto V has been developed by Rockstar North and released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is said to be the biggest and most dynamic open world ever created.
I had to search for Cookie Clicker, never heard of this one before. How could I miss such popular game? Ok after trying this game I know why it wasn't so known. The whole idea is to click a cookie. Clicking and I are not friends. After clicking on a cookie 15 times the Cursor unlocked and I wanted to use it. Now it got better, my new toy auto clicks. Imagine that auto-clicking in a game, way to go devs. Every 10 seconds a new cookies is added to the count as long as the tab with game stays open. Best casual game in a long time.
Easter Egg by Google in an attempt to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Atari Breakout. This is all I could find by searching for those words. Go to Google and do an image search for Atari Breakout. Will let you discover an outcome yourself. Well done by Google, this doesn't just give the company on a list of top 10 trending keywords, but also gives us something to play in a break.
Still can’t figure out why this game is so popular and addictive. Downloaded more than 500 million times must mean Candy Crush Saga has something good to offer. It’s the match three type of game and estimated to earn £610,000 per day. Another example how free casual games are not so much free when you want to finish level faster, get extra lives etc. Maybe its popularity has something to do with crashing candies. Sweets are always welcome in real life, so why not play with them in a game. I have to admit this game is starting to look cool, though I can’t imagine myself playing it more than some RPG or adventure ones.
Finally a shooting game on the list. This first-person shooter will take you into 1912 where you will take a role of Booker DeWitt, a former Pinkerton agent. Your mission is to rescue a woman named Elizabeth who has been imprisoned since her childhood. It’s a shooting video game and that alone is enough to get it on a list of top trending ones. Irrational Games studio got themselves a hit with this title.
Had to look for this one as well. Says to be a voxel-based exploration RPG. Infinite worlds randomly generated and edited by players are something like a rising star in 2013. Indie games are breaking through with some of them looking to be huge hits. Cube World seems to be one of those games with endless worlds where you can’t reach the borders. Imagination is the only limitation you will face in this type of video games. Never heard of Cube World before, but going to try it later today.
The game was highly anticipated, but once it arrived the gaming experience was not so high. Players were experiences various issues and EA is releasing patches as often as they can. Battlefield 4 might have been released before it should have been, but we are sure it will be a great game once all the bugs have been ironed out. Shooting and all that in a multiplayer style is hugely popular among gamers.
The only MMORPG on the list and it is a good one. Created by Cryptic Studios, same guys who gave us Star Trek Online, Neverwinter is a fantasy D&D role-playing game and it is free-to-play. One of the best F2P games out there. Spells, magic, character creation, and everything an RPG game should have is featured in Neverwinter. I still haven’t played the game though.
Simulation game about building your won city, like Sheldon does in the Big bang Theory. There are several games in the SimCity series and these were fun for a while. If you are into a simulation game, than you might want to try this title. Managing a city isn’t as easy as it might look, and top up the problems there are disasters that will leave your city wrecked.
Skylanders: Swap Force
Platformer that was published by Activision. Sjylanders’s third instalment is a console game and aside from buying the game there are packs that you should have if you want to get anywhere with your characters. Haven’t played any of Skylanders game, but it is an action platform game and the only one the list of top trending ones.
You can see that some of these titles made it on the list due to an uproar and scandal. How many times gamers must have searched for Battlefield 4 when they got disconnected from servers is not a hard to imagine. On the other hand we have BioShock Infinite, a game that was so praised and trashed at the same time. Controversial stories were written on millions of pages worldwide.
No matter what we think, Google’s list of top trending video game searched in 2013 shows that there is a place for every type of a game in today’s market. Video game industry is growing and we are about to see an innovative hardware and game engines next year. These new toys might hook us to our screens more than we ever thought would be possible.
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