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The number one video game in the world is Tomb Raider, now with over 20 games available on over 10 different console types.
Tomb Raider’s biggest fans are in Germany, France and Hungary.
Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite score second and third place, with GTA being the number one game in both Asia and Africa.
Bioshock is crowned the UK’s favourite video game, having been the most popular in Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow and Sheffield.
A new study by airsoft company Patrol Base has discovered the world’s favourite video games. The research looks in-depth at video game archives across 75 countries to uncover the most popular games across the globe.
Reviewing monthly searches, Patrol Base has ranked not only the best games on the globe, but also the most popular games in each continent, the most liked gaming genre, and even the UK’s favourite video games by city.
Out of a total of thirty different games reviewed across six continents, the number one game is action-adventure classic, Tomb Raider. It scored the most first place results compared to every other game; taking gold in ten out of 75 countries including Germany, France and Hungary.
Top Ten Favourite Global Games
A firm favourite, Tomb Raider is also the most popular game in Europe, whilst Call of Duty conquers North America. Resident Evil takes the crown in South America, of which interest in the horror-themed game had been the highest in three out of the nine countries reviewed.
The Favourite Game Per Continent
Europe – Tomb Raider
North America – Call Of Duty
South America – Resident Evil
Asia – Grand Theft Auto
Africa – Grand Theft Auto
Oceania – Spyro
Unsurprisingly, first-person shooter (FPS) and action-adventure games came joint first in the race for the most popular gaming genre worldwide. Action-adventure games in the top ten included Tomb Raider, GTA, The Legend Of Zelda and God Of War. Flying the flag for FPS are Call Of Duty, Battlefield, Halo and BioShock.
Top Five Game Genres Worldwide
In a strange twist of fate, the 2013 released video game BioShock proved to be the most popular game in the United Kingdom, having been a solid favourite in cities including Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow and Sheffield. Despite not having released a game in eight years, the franchise still racks up a huge 32,000 searches per month, with BioShock: Infinite receiving an additional 21,000 searches.
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Author: George Miller