Unlike most other entertainment platforms, video games can connect people of all backgrounds and beliefs. When people engage in a play of any kind, they are asked to take on a perspective that might be unfamiliar to them.

Video games now provide the platform for this authentic, collaborative play that broadens perspectives and builds new communities by connecting people who may otherwise have never met.

Today, the average gamer has been playing for 14 years. They have grown up with the industry and evolved alongside it. Just as video games have become richer, fuller, and more well-rounded, so too have the communities that play them and those communities are only becoming more inclusive and accessible.

Here are some of the most played games since last year:

1 Minecraft

Developed by the Swedish Video Game developer, Mojang Studios, Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Using your imagination, you can build anything you want using unlimited resources.

The sandbox video game is common to many people especially children below 18 years.

Minecraft made a big comeback on YouTube in 2019 {Courtesy: Lazada Philippines }

2. Apex

Released in February 2019, Apex Legends is a free-to-play hero battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by the famous Electronic Arts.

Apex legends take place in an immersive universe where the story continues to evolve. Moreover, maps and characters keep on changing every season.

3. Fortnite

This is another free-to-play video game that is set in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world. Like Apex, it is a multiplayer game where you can loot and create chaos and craft things.

Fortnite is very popular among teenagers and youths around the world.

Mbappe in FIFA 21 Cover Page {Courtesy: EA}

4. FIFA 21

This is a football simulation video game that was published by Electronic Arts and is part of a FIFA series. The game helps one to discover ways of teaming up with friends.

FIFA allows one to express themselves on the street and in the stadiums.

5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Modern Warfare is a 2019 first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision.

In Modern Warfare, players can thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game. Although the main reason why lads are addicted to this game is because of the Battle Royale feature.

6. NBA 2K21

This is a basketball simulation video game that was developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, based on the National Basketball Association.

But most of the people who play the NBA are mainly players or fans of basketball.

7. Red Dead Redemption 2

Prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, this video game is an action-adventure game that was developed and published by Rockstar Games

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the epic tale of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the infamous Van der Linde gang, on the run across America at the dawn of the modern age. 

Red Dead Redemption 2, winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards {Courtesy: CNET}

From the young to the old, there are many video games out there for everyone to play. With a click of a button, you can connect with so many people around the world.

The video game world keeps on growing and we think, there is so much more to come.

Which video games do you think could have made it on our list? Are you a passionate gamer? Do you think video games are quite harmful to children?

Feel free to share your opinions.

Happy National Video Game Day

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