Online playing is among the widest-spread hobby in the world. With the digital technologies, people choose to spend their free time using PC, Tablet or phone, but not to go outside.
League of legends
League of Legends (LOL) holds the top in the list of the most popular online games. LOL is a multiplayer online battle arena video game and developed by Roit Games. It comes for Windows and Mac OSX. The lease date is October 27 2009. The estimates show that daily activity in the game – 27 million players. About 21.26% online gamers expressed desire to play LOL.
World of Warcraft
Bizzard Entertainment’s “baby” World of Warcraft (WoW) came out in 2004. It is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The number of subscribers exceeds 10 million players; WOW was awarded the Guinness World Record for the most subscribed MMORPG.
Another popular online video game is Dota 2 by Valve Corporation. Like LOL, it is a multiplayer online battle arena video game. Dota 2 was released in July 2013. The company has developed editions for each platforms – Windows, OSX and Linux. The game posted the highest rate of active players on Steam, with over 800,000 concurrent players per day.
The next one is Diablo III. Another Bizzard Entertainment “baby” – an action role playing game Diablo III is the next chapter of the legendary Diablo series. With the release in 2012, the game hit the record for fastest-selling PC game with 3.5 million copies sold in the first 24 hours. Over the year, sales exceeded 12 million copies.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment – a digital collectible card game (CCG). It was released in March 11, 2014 as free-to-play with unlimited paid content and limited free content game. Hearthstone comes on all platforms – Windows, Linux, OS X, Ipad, Android tablets and Windows 8 devices. By January 2015, the number of registered accounts was about 25 million players.
World of Tanks
World of Tanks is another top massive multiplayer online game. It is a free-to-play, but players can pay fee to get premium accounts. World of Tanks was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2013 – in particular, as Most Players Online Simultaneously on one MOG Server with over 305,000 users simultaneously.
Smite by Hi-Rez Studios is an action Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) video game. The game came for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in 2014.