When it comes to the popularity of video games there are so many things to consider in determining which ones are the trendiest ones. Hundreds of millions around the globe play Facebook’s free Candy Crush game, but should it be under the same category as a paid PS4 title? We don’t think so.
Should we consider popularity based on sales revenue only and dismiss the ones we can play for free? That wouldn’t be fair either. Apart from these considerations, there are a bunch of cultural factors – e.g., in different countries, different games may be available and popular; and of course, there are different games for small kids, bigger kids, and adults.
In this article, we have cherry-picked 5 of the most popular games of 2021 that are popular in Poland right now. iGaming expert Klara Czerwinska gave her insight into this topic and explained why all of these popular video games are so awesome.
What Draws Us to Video Games?
Video games have been the number one choice of entertainment for many since the late 80s. While some see video games as something that is addictive and often violent, in fact, video games have many good sides. They can teach kids hand-eye coordination and prompt adults to learn to concentrate better. They can give us a feeling of achievement and satisfaction. It is no wonder that gamification and video gaming elements are used in many industries from education to gambling.
Online Casino Video Slots
If you have never played at an online casino, it is highly recommended to try out a couple of slot games. These video games often match the graphics, sounds, and animations of console or PC video games. At many online casinos in Poland, players can have spiny bez depozytu, or else, the games can be tested in demo mode without having to wager a cent.
5 Trending Video Games
Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
In terms of sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War is a definite leader. The Call of Duty franchise has been the best-seller of many video game titles in the past 20 years. Since the early 2000s, they have created dozens of first-person shooter games and the Call of Duty league is one of the most popular esports events as well. Black Ops is the latest title, and it is available across a range of platforms including Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Xbox series S and X. There are a bunch of options of this game you can try out for free, so if you haven’t played CoD games yet, now is your chance to try!
Grand Theft Auto
Believe it or not, the original Grand Theft Auto game was created in 1997. This game hasn’t lost its popularity due to the innovation of its plot. This action-adventure game used to have a simple plot about stealing cars but more than two decades later there are so many new elements to the game, including, for example, the rather controversial torture segment in Grand Theft Auto V. In the 90s we used to play this game on the PC, but now you can play them on many types of consoles and some earlier titles are even available to play on mobile devices. Grand Theft Auto games are violent, there is no question about that, and yet they are still drawing millions to adrenaline-filled gameplay.
Mortal Kombat 11
Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Mortal Kombat games have been creating best-selling titles among all fighting games. The latest title is Mortal Kombat 11 that came out in April 2019. The graphics are more realistic looking than ever, and it offers nearly infinite customization options. You can try it out on a range of platforms including Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Mortal Kombat is present in esports and has three different online regional leagues going on. As esports is so popular to watch (and play!) in Poland, Mortal Kombat leagues have their steady followers from the country.
New Pokémon Snap
If you are an adult, you might not be so excited about this game, but a sale is a sale and New Pokémon Snap is one of the leaders of video game sales lists in the US. Besides, it is hitting record sales this year in Europe too as it is quickly becoming one of the trending video games for kids. This first-person photography game will let kids look for Pokémon in their natural habitats and capture them using their NEO-ONE travel pod. Nintendo 64’s original Pokémon Snap game was developed in 1999 so those who were kids then and enjoyed the game can have a blast now with their child’s new game.
This game has been played by kids and adults alike for decades. It is the second best-selling video game of all time after Tetris. Minecraft was purchased by Microsoft in 2014 and has sold over 180 million copies of the game. Build structures in a pixelated world and find out what is all about Minecraft!
There are thousands and thousands of video games out there but not all of them become popular and generate a lot of money for their producers. If you haven’t tried the above ones, give them a go and see which one you like most.
Similarly, consider reading: Why Working and Playing Video Games Feels Easier at Home