Over the last decade, the boom in smartphones has drastically transformed the gaming industry. And it is poised to change in the coming years. Today, video gaming has become a trending business and big titles like Microsoft, Google, and other video game companies are racing to make video games as easy to stream as songs on the various online music player and video streaming platforms.
Such companies’ video games allow gamers to play games on their smartphones, tablet, PC, Internet-connect TVs, and other devices. Even, there are also contests organized to attract enthusiasts to play games live. At the Fortnite World Cup in July, for instance, players from 30 nations participated in a contest held at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium, with staggering US$3 million prize money that went to Kyle Giersdorf, a 16-year-old Fortnite winner.
Video games have come a long way from physical discs and cartridges to digital files and the trend is set to continue to rise over the next coming decades.
Let’s have a look at the top 5 games that have redefined the gaming industry.
Latest release: FIFA 20
Publisher: EA Sports
Genre: Sports, Simulation
The legendary FIFA franchise has been around for over 26 years, developed by EA SPORTS. FIFA brings the World’s Game to life, allowing players to play with the biggest leagues, clubs, and players in world football, all with unbelievable detail and realism. With this video game, whether a player wants to make their dream squad in FIFA Ultimate Team, lead their favorite club to glory in Career Mode, take the game back to the streets with EA SPORTS VOLTA in FIFA 20, or get bragging rights over a friend in Kick-Off Mode, the FIFA series lets them to play The World’s Game their way.
The game is said to have been sold more than 260 million copies across platforms. Even it has listed in Guinness World Records as the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world, by 2018.
Latest release: Pokémon Go
Genre: Augmented Reality, location-based
Pokémon Go is an AR mobile game developed and published by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. With Pokémon GO, a player will discover Pokémon in a whole new world – their own. The game provides players the chance to explore real locations and search far and wide for Pokémon. There are nearly 500 Pokémon species in the game, which was launched with around 150 species and the hunt seems never-ending. Pokémon Go has seen more than 1 billion downloads worldwide.
Playerunknown’s Battleground (PUBG)
Latest release: PUBG Mobile
Publisher: PUBG Corp
Genre: Battle royale
In recent times, PUBG Mobile has become one of the most addictive online games among video game players. The game is based on previous mods that were developed by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for other games, inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, and expanded into a standalone game under Greene’s creative direction, according to the reports. In the game, over hundreds of players battle to kill others using anything from sickles to rifles while avoiding getting killed themselves. PUBG is one of the best-selling and most-played video games of all time, marketed over 50 million copies globally by June 2018, with over 400 million players across the world.
Clash of Clans
Latest release: Clash of Clans
Clash of Clans is a popular real-time strategy game on mobile phones developed and published by Finnish game developer Supercell. Based on previous games such as Age of Empires or Caesar III, Clash of Clans is set in a fantasy-themed persistent world where the player is a chief of a village. The game tasks players to build their own town using the resources – gold, elixir and dark elixir – gained from attacking other players through the game’s fighting features. The game has been downloaded 500 million times so far.
Latest release: Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt is a series of go-to car racing games for mobile gamers, tasking players to finish races while dodging the local law enforcement in police pursuits. Set in life-like racecourses in various locations throughout the world, Asphalt is designed to bring out the racer in a player. Asphalt Urban GT was the first game in the series and its Asphalt 8: Airborne was downloaded 350 million times on Android and iOS.