The top 10 most played games in 2022 (so far)

Spoilers: Elden Ring didn't even make the top 20

The NPD Group recently shared the ten most played games of 2022 in North America (so far) courtesy of its PlayerPulse survey. Prepare for some golden oldies and other surprises...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The most wholesome game on Switch has also proven to be the one with the most sustained pulling power on Nintendo's handheld hybrid. 

Release year: 2020

Among Us

The party game of teamwork and betrayal captured our hearts back in 2018, and it seems as if Among Us is still as popular as ever. 

Realease year: 2018

Call of Duty: Warzone

There's just no stopping Call of Duty's battle royale juggernaut. Two years after release, and it's still one of the most played games on the planet. 

Realease year: 2020

NBA 2K22

One of two sports games on the list, and a title that proves just how A) popular basketball is and B) what a good job 2K has done with the series. 

Realease year: 2021


With its constant updates and tie-ins with other pop culture franchises, we wouldn't be surprised if we're all still playing Fortnite in 2032. 

Realease year: 2017

Madden NFL 22

The Madden franchise has as much longevity as its legendary quarterback cover star, remaining one of the most popular sports series there is. 

Realease year: 2021

The Sims 4

Close to a decade later and EA's cheeky life-aping simulator has lost none of its appeal seeing as it's still drawing in so many players eight years after release.

Realease year: 2014

Grand Theft Auto 5

One of the most critically acclaimed games of all time still pulls in a massive amount of players in 2022. Of course, all those remasters don't hurt. 

Realease year: 2013

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Say what you want about franchise fatigue, but COD keeps amassing and maintaining a colossal player base every time a new entry launches. 

Realease year: 2021


Mojang's limitlessly open sandbox is the most successful video game of all time, so we're not surprised so many people are still playing it all these years later.

Realease year: 2009
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