Every gamer knows that there are a lot of video game genres and that new genres keep appearing as the gaming industry continues progressing. It is obvious that, at a certain time, some genres are more popular than others. I have checked the statistics on the most popular video game genres in 2018, and I present you the results.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that action games were the most popular video game genre last year. This is definitely one of the oldest genres and there is probably no gamer who has never played an action game or heard of Super Mario or Tomb Raider at least. Some of the most popular action games in 2018 included Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Battlefield V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Hitman 2.
This genre has been very popular for quite a number of years. A lot of people enjoy making their own characters and creating new cities and whole worlds. Simulations allow you to release your creativity and practice your strategic thinking while having loads of fun at your own pace. Some of the most popular simulation games in 2018 were Pure Farming, Jurassic World Evolution, Surviving Mars, Railway Empire.
Fighting games held their position among the most popular video game genres last year as well. All fans of this genre had a lot of excitement last year as a lot of new games were released. Some of the most popular ones were Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary, Soulcalibur VI, Fighting Ex Layer.
The battle royale genre was formed only a couple of years ago and it definitely spiked in popularity last year. Considering the huge success of the genre, it is expected that this genre will continue to be popular in the years to come. In 2018, fans of this genre enjoyed playing the following games the most: H1Z1, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Realm Royale, Fear the Wolves.
Role-playing games have been popular for a long time now as they allow the player to directly decide how the story will unfold. Some of the most popular RPG games last year were Monster Hunter: World, Vampyr, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Valkyria Chronicles 4.
Having in mind that MMO games can be played by hundreds of players at the same time, it is no wonder that this genre was among the most popular ones in 2018. MMO games take you to a new world of gaming where you can meet a huge number of players. Some of the most popular MMO games in 2018 were Lost Ark, Bless Online, Sea of Thieves.