Top 10 Popular Games That People Still Play 5+ Years After Release

Every game wants to be popular, but only some games are born special. Despite popular belief, sometimes it isn’t about which game is better designed or has more to offer. Gamers gravitate to games for a number of reasons and as they recommend the title to their friends there’s a snowball effect that can sometimes result in outstandingly large game populations that make even the best games look small in comparison.

There are 10 games in particular that have survived the test of time, holding top spots in most played lists even years after release. Below you can learn about them.

10. Left 4 Dead 2

Release Date: November 17th, 2009


9. EVE Online

Release Date: May 6th, 2003


8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Release Date: November 10th, 2009


7. Final Fantasy XIV

Release Date: September 30th, 2010


6. Civilization V

Release Date: September 21st, 2010


5. Garry’s Mod

Release Date: December 24th, 2004


4. Team Fortress 2

Release Date: October 9th, 2007


3. World of Warcraft

Release Date: November 23rd, 2004


2. Minecraft

Release Date: October 7th, 2011


1. League of Legends

Release Date: October 27th, 2009