Most popular video games in March 2020

The international top 20 video games includes: Doom Eternal, Minecraft, Half-Life: Alyx, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Roblox, The Last of Us, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V, Fortnite, Death Stranding, Doom, League of Legends, Final Fantasy VII, Half-Life, Nioh 2, Persona 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty: Warzone and The Last of Us Part II.

Briefly about the methodology

Wikipedia currently has over 52 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 quantity and quality of the authors (Wikipedia users who edit articles).

Almost every Wikipedia article has an aligment to certain categories. Additionally, based on the content, you can specify the subject of the article – for this you can, for example, use semantic relations in Wikidata or DBpedia. More details on the automatic article classification process can be found in various scientific works (e.g. Multilingual Ranking of Wikipedia Articles with Quality and Popularity Assessment in Different Topics).

This article selected the most-developed language versions of Wikipedia with over 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 24340 articles about video games were found, French – 14015 video games, Japanese – 10948 video games, Italian – 9583 video games, Spanish – 7237 video games, Russian – 6467 video games, Portuguese – 5489 video games, Chinese – 5254 video games, German – 3669 video games, Polish – 3058 video games and Arabic – 2999 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 March 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.

1st place – Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software, in March 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in English, Russian, on the 3rd place in Italian, on the 9th place in German, on the 11th place in Spanish, French, on the 17th place in Portuguese, on the 27th place in Chinese, on the 56th place in Arabic and on the 2486th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

2nd place – Minecraft

Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang, in March 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in German, French, Italian, Polish, on the 2nd place in Spanish, Portuguese, on the 3rd place in Arabic, on the 4th place in English, on the 5th place in Russian, on the 8th place in Japanese and on the 9th place in Chinese Wikipedia.

3rd place – Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx – 2020 VR video game developed by Valve Corporation, in March 2020 the video game was on the 2nd place in English, on the 3rd place in Russian, on the 7th place in Spanish, on the 22nd place in French, on the 38th place in German, Italian, on the 50th place in Chinese, on the 60th place in Portuguese, on the 115th place in Arabic, on the 118th place in Polish and on the 1369th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

4th place – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game by Nintendo, in March 2020 the video game was on the 2nd place in French, Chinese, on the 3rd place in English, on the 5th place in German, Japanese, on the 26th place in Italian, on the 32nd place in Spanish, on the 113th place in Portuguese and on the 128th place in Russian Wikipedia.

5th place – Roblox

Roblox – 2006 MMORPG, in March 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in Spanish, Portuguese, on the 2nd place in Polish, on the 5th place in English, French, on the 7th place in Arabic, on the 13th place in Italian, on the 15th place in Russian, on the 18th place in German, on the 291st place in Chinese and on the 591st place in Japanese Wikipedia.

6th place – The Last of Us

The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog, in March 2020 the video game was on the 4th place in Spanish, Italian, on the 7th place in Polish, Russian, on the 9th place in English, Portuguese, on the 10th place in German, French, on the 16th place in Arabic, on the 23rd place in Chinese and on the 31st place in Japanese Wikipedia.

7th place – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 5th place in Italian, on the 8th place in German, English, on the 9th place in Russian, on the 10th place in Portuguese, on the 13th place in French, on the 17th place in Chinese, on the 21st place in Spanish, on the 25th place in Arabic and on the 75th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

8th place – Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 1st place in Arabic, on the 6th place in German, Polish, Portuguese, on the 7th place in French, on the 8th place in Spanish, Italian, Russian, on the 11th place in English, on the 34th place in Chinese and on the 83rd place in Japanese Wikipedia.

9th place – Fortnite

Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games, in March 2020 the video game was on the 2nd place in German, Italian, on the 4th place in French, on the 5th place in Arabic, on the 7th place in Portuguese, on the 9th place in Spanish, Japanese, on the 12th place in English, on the 47th place in Russian and on the 156th place in Chinese Wikipedia.

10th place – Death Stranding

Death Stranding – 2019 open world action video game developed by Kojima Productions, in March 2020 the video game was on the 4th place in Russian, on the 12th place in Italian, on the 14th place in English, on the 15th place in Chinese, on the 23rd place in Portuguese, on the 24th place in French, on the 25th place in Spanish, on the 28th place in Japanese, on the 33rd place in German, on the 41st place in Polish and on the 103rd place in Arabic Wikipedia.

11th place – Doom

Doom – 2016 first-person shooter video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 7th place in English, on the 11th place in Russian, on the 19th place in Italian, on the 24th place in Polish, on the 28th place in Spanish, French, on the 30th place in German, on the 151st place in Portuguese, on the 181st place in Chinese, on the 185th place in Arabic and on the 305th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

12th place – League of Legends

League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 3rd place in Spanish, French, on the 4th place in Polish, on the 5th place in Portuguese, on the 7th place in German, on the 9th place in Italian, on the 13th place in Chinese, on the 20th place in English, on the 21st place in Arabic, on the 50th place in Russian and on the 180th place in Japanese Wikipedia.

13th place – Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 3rd place in Japanese, on the 5th place in Chinese, on the 14th place in French, on the 16th place in Italian, on the 18th place in English, on the 26th place in Spanish, on the 28th place in Portuguese, on the 41st place in German, on the 132nd place in Polish, on the 181st place in Russian and on the 231st place in Arabic Wikipedia.

14th place – Half-Life

Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 3rd place in German, on the 10th place in Spanish, Russian, on the 11th place in Polish, on the 15th place in English, on the 23rd place in Italian, on the 24th place in Portuguese, on the 76th place in Arabic, on the 104th place in Chinese and on the 173rd place in Japanese Wikipedia.

15th place – Nioh 2

Nioh 2 – 2020 video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 4th place in Chinese, on the 10th place in English, on the 29th place in Italian, on the 45th place in Russian, on the 57th place in Portuguese, on the 58th place in German and on the 75th place in French Wikipedia.

16th place – Persona 5

Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 3rd place in Chinese, on the 13th place in Japanese, on the 17th place in English, on the 36th place in Italian, on the 66th place in Spanish, on the 68th place in French, on the 150th place in Portuguese, on the 193rd place in Russian, on the 194th place in Polish and on the 509th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

17th place – Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps – 2020 platform-adventure Metroidvania video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 13th place in English, on the 17th place in Russian, on the 19th place in French, on the 25th place in German, on the 33rd place in Portuguese, on the 37th place in Chinese, on the 48th place in Spanish and on the 54th place in Italian Wikipedia.

18th place – Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 – 2020 role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED, in March 2020 the video game was on the 6th place in Russian, on the 12th place in Polish, on the 24th place in English, on the 31st place in German, on the 32nd place in French, on the 45th place in Chinese, on the 49th place in Portuguese, on the 72nd place in Italian, on the 83rd place in Spanish and on the 149th place in Arabic Wikipedia.

19th place – Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone – 2020 battle royale video game, in March 2020 the video game was on the 6th place in English, on the 15th place in Italian, on the 57th place in Arabic, on the 214th place in French, on the 344th place in Chinese, on the 1403rd place in Japanese and on the 3447th place in Portuguese Wikipedia.

20th place – The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II – upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog, in March 2020 the video game was on the 2nd place in Russian, on the 30th place in English, on the 42nd place in Spanish, on the 62nd place in French, on the 63rd place in Portuguese, on the 70th place in German, on the 78th place in Arabic, on the 187th place in Polish and on the 231st place in Chinese 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. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game
  5. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  6. Garena Free Fire – multiplayer online battle royale game
  7. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – 2002 open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North
  9. Grand Theft Auto IV – 2008 open world action-adventure video game
  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. Assassin’s Creed – 2007 video game
  15. Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction – video game
  16. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  17. God of War – 2005 video game
  18. Cry of Fear – Horror-Survivor video game
  19. Knights of Light – A video game released in 2020.
  20. Call of Duty – 2003 video game

The most popular video games in Chinese Wikipedia

  1. Fate/Grand Order – Japanese smartphone game
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game by Nintendo
  3. Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game
  4. Nioh 2 – 2020 video game
  5. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  6. Nioh – 2017 action role-playing game developed by Team Ninja for the PlayStation 4
  7. Magia Record – Japanese role-playing video game and anime
  8. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – 2019 video game
  9. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  10. Azur Lane – 2017 Chinese shoot-’em-up video game for iOS and Android
  11. Granblue Fantasy – 2014 video game
  12. Plague Inc. – iOS and Android strategy video game
  13. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  14. Steins;Gate – 2009 video game
  15. Death Stranding – 2019 open world action video game developed by Kojima Productions
  16. NieR: Automata – 2017 action role-playing videogame
  17. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2017 action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo
  19. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 2017 battle royale video game
  20. Princess Connect! – Japanese video game

The most popular video games in English Wikipedia

  1. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  2. Half-Life: Alyx – 2020 VR video game developed by Valve Corporation
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game by Nintendo
  4. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  5. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  6. Call of Duty: Warzone – 2020 battle royale video game
  7. Doom – 2016 first-person shooter video game
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  9. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  10. Nioh 2 – 2020 video game
  11. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  12. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  13. Ori and the Will of the Wisps – 2020 platform-adventure Metroidvania video game
  14. Death Stranding – 2019 open world action video game developed by Kojima Productions
  15. Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game
  16. Doom – 1993 first-person shooter video game
  17. Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game
  18. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  19. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – video game
  20. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game

The most popular video games in French Wikipedia

  1. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game by Nintendo
  3. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  4. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  5. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  6. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  7. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  8. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  9. Dofus – flash based MMORPG
  10. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  11. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  12. Ori and the Blind Forest – 2015 platform-adventure Metroidvania video game
  13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  14. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  15. Detroit: Become Human – 2018 adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream
  16. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018 action-adventure video game
  17. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 2015 action role-playing video game
  18. Microsoft Flight Simulator – 2020 video game
  19. Ori and the Will of the Wisps – 2020 platform-adventure Metroidvania video game
  20. Ark: Survival Evolved – action-adventure survival video game

The most popular video games in German Wikipedia

  1. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  2. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  3. Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game
  4. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game by Nintendo
  6. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  7. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  9. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  10. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  11. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2018 western-themed action-adventure video game
  12. Anno 1800 – video game
  13. Microsoft Flight Simulator – 2020 video game
  14. Ori and the Blind Forest – 2015 platform-adventure Metroidvania video game
  15. Plague Inc. – iOS and Android strategy video game
  16. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2012 first-person shooter video game
  17. Half-Life 2 – 2004 first-person shooter video game
  18. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  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. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  4. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  6. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  7. Doom – 1993 first-person shooter video game
  8. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  9. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  10. The Witcher – 2007 video game
  11. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 2018 action-adventure video game
  12. Death Stranding – 2019 open world action video game developed by Kojima Productions
  13. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  14. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2018 western-themed action-adventure video game
  15. Call of Duty: Warzone – 2020 battle royale video game
  16. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  17. Age of Empires – 1997 real-time strategy video game
  18. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  19. Doom – 2016 first-person shooter video game
  20. Shadow of the Colossus – video game

The most popular video games in Japanese Wikipedia

  1. Magia Record – Japanese role-playing video game and anime
  2. Fate/Grand Order – Japanese smartphone game
  3. Final Fantasy VII – 1997 video game
  4. Final Fantasy X – video game
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 2020 video game by Nintendo
  6. Yakuza – video game
  7. Higurashi When They Cry – Japanese media franchise
  8. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  9. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  10. NieR: Automata – 2017 action role-playing videogame
  11. Steins;Gate – 2009 video game
  12. Azur Lane – 2017 Chinese shoot-’em-up video game for iOS and Android
  13. Persona 5 – 2016 role-playing video game
  14. Nioh – 2017 action role-playing game developed by Team Ninja for the PlayStation 4
  15. Trials of Mana – 1995 SNES game
  16. Granblue Fantasy – 2014 video game
  17. Sakura Wars – 2019 video game
  18. Detroit: Become Human – 2018 adventure video game developed by Quantic Dream
  19. Nier – video game
  20. Princess Connect! – Japanese video game

The most popular video games in Polish Wikipedia

  1. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  2. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  3. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  4. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2012 first-person shooter video game
  6. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  7. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 2015 action role-playing video game
  9. The Sims 3 – 2009 video game
  10. The Witcher – 2007 video game
  11. Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game
  12. Cyberpunk 2077 – 2020 role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED
  13. Tibia – MMORPG created by CipSoft
  14. Tomb Raider – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics
  15. Tetris – tile-matching puzzle video game series
  16. Fortnite Battle Royale – 2017 free-to-play battle royale video game developed by Epic Games
  17. Counter-Strike – 1999 tactical first-person shooter video game
  18. The Sims – 2000 video game
  19. Plague Inc. – iOS and Android strategy video game
  20. World of Tanks – massively multiplayer online game

The most popular video games in Portuguese Wikipedia

  1. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  2. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  3. Garena Free Fire – multiplayer online battle royale game
  4. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  5. League of Legends – 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game
  6. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  7. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  8. Club Penguin – massively multiplayer online game
  9. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  11. Pac-Man – 1980 video game made by Namco Ltd.
  12. Counter-Strike – 1999 tactical first-person shooter video game
  13. Five Nights at Freddy’s – 2014 horror video game
  14. Tibia – MMORPG created by CipSoft
  15. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 2012 first-person shooter video game
  16. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game
  17. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  18. Super Mario Bros. – 1985 platform video game
  19. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  20. 171 – videogame in development by Betagames Group

The most popular video games in Russian Wikipedia

  1. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  2. The Last of Us Part II – upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  3. Half-Life: Alyx – 2020 VR video game developed by Valve Corporation
  4. Death Stranding – 2019 open world action video game developed by Kojima Productions
  5. Minecraft – 2009 sandbox video game developed by Mojang
  6. Cyberpunk 2077 – 2020 role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED
  7. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  8. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 2019 first-person shooter video game
  10. Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game
  11. Doom – 2016 first-person shooter video game
  12. Ghost of Tsushima – upcoming 2020 action-adventure video game developed by Sucker Punch Productions
  13. Plague Inc. – iOS and Android strategy video game
  14. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 2015 action role-playing video game
  15. Roblox – 2006 MMORPG
  16. Half-Life 2 – 2004 first-person shooter video game
  17. Ori and the Will of the Wisps – 2020 platform-adventure Metroidvania video game
  18. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2018 western-themed action-adventure video game
  19. Metro Exodus – 2019 story-driven first person shooter stealth survival horror video game developed by 4A Games
  20. Black Mesa – 2020 unofficial video game remake of the original Half-Life

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. The Last of Us – 2013 action-adventure video game developed by Naughty Dog
  5. Club Penguin – massively multiplayer online game
  6. Garena Free Fire – multiplayer online battle royale game
  7. Half-Life: Alyx – 2020 VR video game developed by Valve Corporation
  8. Grand Theft Auto V – 2013 open world action-adventure video game
  9. Fortnite – 2017 video game developed by Epic Games
  10. Half-Life – 1998 first-person shooter video game
  11. Doom Eternal – 2020 first-person shooter video game developed by id Software
  12. The Sims 4 – 2014 video game
  13. Counter-Strike – 1999 tactical first-person shooter video game
  14. FIFA 20 – 2019 video game
  15. Super Mario Bros. – 1985 platform video game
  16. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 2004 open world action-adventure video game
  17. World of Warcraft – video game by Blizzard Entertainment
  18. Pac-Man – 1980 video game made by Namco Ltd.
  19. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings – 1999 video game
  20. Age of Empires – 1997 real-time strategy video game

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