Most popular video games in April 2020

The international top 20 video games includes: Final Fantasy VII, Minecraft, Valorant, Roblox, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Grand Theft Auto V, Fortnite, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, League of Legends, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, The Last of Us, World of Warcraft, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Persona 5, Doom Eternal, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Sims 4, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and The Last of Us Part II.

Briefly about the method

Wikipedia currently has over 53 million articles in over 300 languages. Despite the impressive number of articles, not all topics can be written in this free encyclopedia. At the same time, the community of each language version has the ability to decide which topic can be described in the encyclopedia, and which is not (for example, article must be notable). In addition, each language version can describe the same topic in its own way – it all depends on the number and experience of interested authors (Wikipedia users who edit articles).

Almost every Wikipedia article has an alignment to certain categories. Additionally, based on the content, you can specify the subject of the article – for example, using semantic relations on Wikidata or DBpedia. More details on the automatic classification process can be found in various scholarly papers (e.g. for articles or sources).

This article selected the most-developed language versions of Wikipedia with more than 1 million articles, including English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish and other. After the classification of articles, only those that are dedicated to individual video games. As a result for English Wikipedia 23167 articles about video games were found, for French – 14096 video games, for Japanese – 10866 video games, for Italian – 9573 video games, for Spanish – 7263 video games, for Russian – 6472 video games, for Portuguese – 5446 video games, for Chinese – 5253 video games, for German – 3668 video games, for Polish – 3043 video games and for Arabic – 3008 video games.

As mentioned earlier, every Wikipedia article can have different language versions, so we can find out different names of the same object (video game). Using open data on Wikipedia article views we can find out how many times a given article has been viewed on specific days. After collecting data for viewing all Wikipedia articles on video games in the appropriate language versions April 2020 ranking of the most played was made. First, the positions of video games in the ranking are shown, which were obtained by adding up the page views from different language versions for a given video game. Later, the most popular video games are shown for only one language version of Wikipedia.

Recently we observed that visitors number for some articles was “overclocked” in some periods of time. Therefore, we decide to provide additional modification of the pageview statistics for such cases and change this number (usually by reduction). Fairness of statistics for each article in selected language version in selected months can be assessed using such indicators as: number of the edits and authors, page protection, the rate of citation increasing of the article, popularity statistics of related keywords (phrases) in Google Trends and others.

1st place – Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in Japanese, Chinese, on the 2nd place in French, on the 3rd place in German, English, Italian, on the 6th place in Spanish, on the 8th place in Portuguese, on the 23rd place in Polish, on the 45th place in Russian and on the 198th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

2nd place – Minecraft

Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang, in April 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in French, Italian, Polish, Russian, on the 2nd place in German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, on the 4th place in Arabic, on the 9th place in Chinese and on the 11th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

3rd place – Valorant

Valorant – upcoming free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Riot Games, in April 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in English, on the 3rd place in French, Russian, on the 6th place in German, Italian, on the 12th place in Portuguese, on the 40th place in Spanish, on the 122nd place in Chinese, on the 137th place in Polish and on the 335th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

4th place – Roblox

Roblox – 2006 MMORPG, in April 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in Spanish, Portuguese, on the 3rd place in Polish, on the 4th place in English, on the 5th place in Arabic, on the 8th place in French, Russian, on the 10th place in Italian, on the 26th place in German, on the 253rd place in Chinese and on the 562nd place in Japanese Wikipedia.

5th place – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game in the Animal Crossing franchise, in April 2020 the video game was on the 3rd place in Chinese, on the 5th place in English, Japanese, on the 9th place in French, on the 16th place in German, on the 69th place in Italian, on the 78th place in Russian, on the 99th place in Spanish and on the 116th place in Portuguese Wikipedia.

6th place – Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in Arabic, on the 2nd place in Russian, on the 4th place in Italian, on the 5th place in Spanish, on the 6th place in Polish, Portuguese, on the 7th place in English, French, on the 10th place in German, on the 40th place in Chinese and on the 70th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

7th place – Fortnite

Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games, in April 2020 the video game was on the 2nd place in Italian, on the 5th place in German, French, on the 7th place in Spanish, Portuguese, on the 8th place in English, on the 9th place in Arabic, on the 13th place in Japanese, on the 35th place in Russian and on the 137th place in Chinese Wikipedia.

8th place – Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 4th place in Chinese, on the 9th place in Portuguese, on the 10th place in Japanese, on the 12th place in French, Italian, on the 16th place in English, Polish, on the 18th place in Spanish, on the 22nd place in German, Russian and on the 23rd place in Arabic Wikipedia.

9th place – League of Legends

League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 2nd place in Polish, on the 3rd place in Spanish, Portuguese, on the 4th place in French, on the 7th place in German, Italian, on the 10th place in Chinese, on the 19th place in English, on the 21st place in Arabic, on the 39th place in Russian and on the 172nd place in Japanese Wikipedia.

10th place – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 4th place in Russian, on the 6th place in English, on the 9th place in Italian, on the 12th place in German, on the 18th place in French, on the 20th place in Portuguese, on the 25th place in Spanish, on the 35th place in Arabic, on the 45th place in Chinese and on the 75th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

11th place – The Last of Us

The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog, in April 2020 the video game was on the 5th place in Italian, on the 9th place in German, on the 10th place in Spanish, on the 11th place in Portuguese, on the 12th place in Polish, on the 13th place in English, French, on the 18th place in Arabic, on the 19th place in Russian, on the 25th place in Chinese and on the 69th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

12th place – World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment, in April 2020 the video game was on the 4th place in German, on the 6th place in French, on the 12th place in Spanish, on the 15th place in English, on the 16th place in Portuguese, on the 22nd place in Italian, Polish, on the 28th place in Russian, on the 50th place in Chinese, on the 83rd place in Arabic and on the 549th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

13th place – Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 5th place in Russian, on the 8th place in German, on the 9th place in English, on the 13th place in Polish, on the 14th place in French, on the 15th place in Chinese, on the 50th place in Italian and on the 51st place in Portuguese Wikipedia.

14th place – Persona 5

Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 11th place in English, on the 13th place in Italian, on the 15th place in Spanish, on the 18th place in Chinese, on the 27th place in Japanese, on the 32nd place in French, on the 136th place in Portuguese, on the 155th place in Russian, on the 179th place in Polish and on the 558th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

15th place – Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software, in April 2020 the video game was on the 12th place in English, on the 18th place in Russian, on the 42nd place in Italian, on the 49th place in Spanish, on the 50th place in French, on the 51st place in German, on the 70th place in Chinese, on the 122nd place in Portuguese, on the 185th place in Arabic and on the 304th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

16th place – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018 action-adventure video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 8th place in Italian, on the 11th place in French, on the 13th place in Russian, on the 19th place in German, Polish, on the 23rd place in English, on the 37th place in Spanish, on the 38th place in Portuguese, on the 69th place in Chinese, on the 79th place in Arabic and on the 166th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

17th place – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 3rd place in Arabic, on the 11th place in Spanish, on the 18th place in English, Portuguese, on the 20th place in Polish, on the 26th place in Italian, on the 29th place in Russian, on the 38th place in French, on the 81st place in German, on the 327th place in Chinese and on the 524th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

18th place – The Sims 4

The Sims 4 – 2014 video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 4th place in Portuguese, on the 5th place in Polish, on the 10th place in Russian, on the 14th place in Spanish, Italian, on the 15th place in French, on the 26th place in English, on the 40th place in German, on the 177th place in Chinese, on the 200th place in Arabic and on the 1338th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

19th place – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 2017 battle royale video game, in April 2020 the video game was on the 2nd place in Arabic, on the 14th place in Chinese, on the 22nd place in English, on the 33rd place in Russian, on the 34th place in Portuguese, on the 37th place in German, on the 66th place in Spanish, on the 67th place in French, on the 114th place in Japanese, on the 135th place in Polish and on the 159th place in Italian Wikipedia.

20th place – The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II – upcoming 2020 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog, in April 2020 the video game was on the 14th place in English, on the 25th place in German, on the 40th place in French, Russian, on the 47th place in Spanish, Portuguese, on the 54th place in Arabic, on the 60th place in Italian, on the 111th place in Chinese and on the 134th place in Polish Wikipedia.

The most popular video games in Arabic Wikipedia

  1. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 2017 battle royale video game
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game
  4. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  5. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  6. Garena Free Fire – multiplayer online battle royale game
  7. Grand Theft Auto IV – 2008 open world action-adventure video game
  8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – 2002 open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North
  9. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  10. Subway Surfers – 2012 mobile game
  11. granny – Horror game
  12. Plants vs. Zombies – 2009 video game
  13. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2018 western-themed action-adventure video game
  14. Grand Theft Auto Online – 2013 online multiplayer video game
  15. Assassin’s Creed – 2007 video game
  16. Ben 10: Protector of Earth – video game
  17. Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction – video game
  18. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  19. Resident Evil 4 – 2005 survival horror video game
  20. Ben 10: Omniverse – video game

The most popular video games in Chinese Wikipedia

  1. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  2. Princess Connect! Re:Dive – Japanese video game
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game in the Animal Crossing franchise
  4. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game
  5. Fate/Grand Order – Japanese smartphone game
  6. Sakura Wars – 2019 video game
  7. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – video game
  8. Trials of Mana – 1995 SNES game
  9. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  10. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  11. Final Fantasy XV – action role-playing video game
  12. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – 2019 video game
  13. Granblue Fantasy – 2014 video game
  14. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 2017 battle royale video game
  15. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – video game
  16. Shironeko Project
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2017 action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo
  18. Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game
  19. 劍俠情緣網路版參
  20. Idolish7 – Japanese media franchise

The most popular video games in English Wikipedia

  1. Valorant – upcoming free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Riot Games
  2. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  3. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  4. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game in the Animal Crossing franchise
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  7. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  8. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  9. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – video game
  10. Club Penguin – massively multiplayer online game
  11. Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game
  12. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  13. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  14. The Last of Us Part II – upcoming 2020 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  15. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  16. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game
  17. Half-Life: Alyx – 2020 VR video game developed by Valve Corporation
  18. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game
  19. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  20. Cyberpunk 2077 – 2020 role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED

The most popular video games in French Wikipedia

  1. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  2. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  3. Valorant – upcoming free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Riot Games
  4. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  5. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  6. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  7. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  8. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game in the Animal Crossing franchise
  10. Dofus – flash based MMORPG
  11. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018 action-adventure video game
  12. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game
  13. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  14. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – video game
  15. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  16. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2012 first-person shooter video game
  17. Microsoft Flight Simulator – 2020 video game
  18. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  19. Star Citizen – massively multiplayer, space trading and combat game
  20. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 2015 action role-playing video game

The most popular video games in German Wikipedia

  1. Anno 1800 – video game
  2. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  3. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  4. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  5. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  6. Valorant – upcoming free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Riot Games
  7. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  8. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – video game
  9. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  10. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  11. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2012 first-person shooter video game
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  13. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory – 2005 video game
  14. Counter-Strike – 1999 tactical first-person shooter video game
  15. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2018 western-themed action-adventure video game
  16. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game in the Animal Crossing franchise
  17. Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game
  18. Microsoft Flight Simulator – 2020 video game
  19. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018 action-adventure video game
  20. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 2015 action role-playing video game

The most popular video games in Italian Wikipedia

  1. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  2. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  3. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  4. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  5. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  6. Valorant – upcoming free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Riot Games
  7. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  8. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018 action-adventure video game
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  10. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  11. Assassin’s Creed – 2007 video game
  12. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game
  13. Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game
  14. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  15. Death Stranding – 2019 open world action video game developed by Kojima Productions
  16. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2018 western-themed action-adventure video game
  17. Assassin’s Creed III – historical action-adventure video game
  18. Assassin’s Creed Origins – 2017 video game
  19. Call of Duty: Warzone – 2020 battle royale video game
  20. The Witcher – 2007 video game

The most popular video games in Japanese Wikipedia

  1. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  2. Princess Connect! – Japanese video game
  3. Sakura Wars – 2019 video game
  4. Sakura Wars – 1996 video game
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game in the Animal Crossing franchise
  6. Shachō, Battle no Jikan Desu! – Japanese video game
  7. Trials of Mana – 1995 SNES game
  8. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – video game
  9. Fate/Grand Order – Japanese smartphone game
  10. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game
  11. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  12. Magia Record – Japanese role-playing video game
  13. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  14. Yakuza – video game
  15. Higurashi When They Cry – Japanese media franchise
  16. Final Fantasy X – video game
  17. Konpeki no Kantai – Japanese alternate history franchise
  18. NieR: Automata – 2017 action role-playing videogame
  19. Detroit: Become Human – 2018 adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream
  20. Touken Ranbu – 2015 video game

The most popular video games in Polish Wikipedia

  1. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  2. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  3. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2012 first-person shooter video game
  5. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  6. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  7. Cyberpunk 2077 – 2020 role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED
  8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 2015 action role-playing video game
  9. The Witcher – 2007 video game
  10. World of Tanks – massively multiplayer online game
  11. Fortnite Battle Royale – 2017 free-to-play battle royale video game developed by Epic Games
  12. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  13. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – video game
  14. Assassin’s Creed – 2007 video game
  15. The Sims 3 – 2009 video game
  16. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game
  17. Tibia – MMORPG created by CipSoft
  18. Counter-Strike – 1999 tactical first-person shooter video game
  19. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018 action-adventure video game
  20. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game

The most popular video games in Portuguese Wikipedia

  1. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  2. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  3. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  4. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  5. Garena Free Fire – multiplayer online battle royale game
  6. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  7. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  8. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  9. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game
  10. Club Penguin – massively multiplayer online game
  11. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  12. Valorant – upcoming free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Riot Games
  13. Tibia – MMORPG created by CipSoft
  14. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2012 first-person shooter video game
  15. Pac-Man – 1980 video game made by Namco Ltd.
  16. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  17. Resident Evil 4 – 2005 survival horror video game
  18. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game
  19. Counter-Strike – 1999 tactical first-person shooter video game
  20. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game

The most popular video games in Russian Wikipedia

  1. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  2. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  3. Valorant – upcoming free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Riot Games
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  5. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – video game
  6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 2015 action role-playing video game
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2018 western-themed action-adventure video game
  8. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  9. Half-Life: Alyx – 2020 VR video game developed by Valve Corporation
  10. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  11. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2012 first-person shooter video game
  12. Mount & Blade – video game
  13. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018 action-adventure video game
  14. World of Tanks – massively multiplayer online game
  15. Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game
  16. Death Stranding – 2019 open world action video game developed by Kojima Productions
  17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 2011 open world action role-playing video game
  18. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  19. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  20. Counter-Strike – 1999 tactical first-person shooter video game

The most popular video games in Spanish Wikipedia

  1. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  2. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  3. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  4. Club Penguin – massively multiplayer online game
  5. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  6. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  7. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  8. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings – 1999 real-time strategy video game
  9. Super Mario Bros. – 1985 platform video game
  10. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  11. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game
  12. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  13. Counter-Strike – 1999 tactical first-person shooter video game
  14. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  15. Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game
  16. Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game
  17. FIFA 20 – 2019 video game
  18. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999 survival horror video game
  19. Age of Empires – 1997 real-time strategy video game
  20. Resident Evil 4 – 2005 survival horror video game

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