The growing number of video game genres shows that gamers have different notions of what is and isn’t fun to play. Americans, for example, are big fans of elden ring, LEGO Star Wars: The SkywalkerY nintendo switch sports, Among many others. But have you ever wondered what the most loved video games are on the other side of the Atlantic?
Ebuyer, the UK’s largest independent retailer of electrical goods, conducted a study to determine the most loved video games in Europe. After comparing Linkfluence data from the last 12 months for 26 European countries with 31 popular video games based on YouGov data, Ebuyer came up with the following list of the most favorite video games across Europe.
The most beloved video games in Europe
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the most popular video game in the UK, Austria, Denmark and Lithuania. With an average positive sentiment of about 73%, the 2012 first-person shooter has received a lot of praise for its map and weapon design. Players also love its fast-paced multiplayer as well as its choice-based single-player campaigns that are full of twists and turns.
“The graphics and features of games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II they are incredibly exciting and ahead of their time, so it’s no surprise to see that people all over Europe love these games so much.” Courtney Williamson, Ebuyer’s marketing manager commented on the study.
Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision, Covert Ops II follow the story of 2010 call of Duty Black Ops and is set in two different time periods: the late 1980s and 2025. In the 1980s, the player switches control between Alex Mason and Frank Woods, two of the protagonists of covert operations, while in 2025, the player assumes control of Mason’s son David (codenamed “Section”). Both time periods involve the characters going after Raúl Menéndez, a Nicaraguan cartel leader responsible for kidnapping Woods in the 1980s and then triggering a second Cold War in 2025.
call of duty: modern warfare
Released in 2019, call of duty: modern warfare is the most favorite video game in Estonia, Ireland and Portugal, with an average positive sentiment of approximately 65%. Considered by many to be the best of all Obligations present day based video games, Modern war has been praised for its phenomenal campaign that delivers gritty realism and fan-favorite characters that longtime fans have already grown fond of.
The game’s campaign follows a CIA officer and British SAS forces joining forces with rebels from the fictional country of Urzikstan, fighting together against the invading Russian Armed Forces and the Al-Qatala terrorist group.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Abandoned in 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons became an instant hit during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when many people were stuck inside their homes. Although most of the world has already learned to live with the virus, much of the player base of New Horizons it has stuck around, especially in Belgium and Hungary, where it remains the most loved video game. With a positive sentiment value of over 50%, the game has garnered positive feedback for its laid-back, slow-paced nature.
In New Horizons, the player controls a character who moves to a deserted island after purchasing a getaway package, accomplishes assigned tasks, and develops the island of his choice. The player can collect and craft items, customize the island and turn it into a community of anthropomorphic animals.
assassins creed 2
assassins creed 2 it remains the favorite game of Finland and Latvia, giving it a positive sentiment score of over 50%. The 2009 action-adventure game has been applauded for its brilliantly crafted single-player story and incredibly accurate recreations of 15th-century Italian cities.
Developed by Ubisoft Montréal and published by Ubisoft, the game follows the age-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight to preserve peace and free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. The game’s framing story is set in the 21st century and follows Desmond Miles as he relives the genetic memories of his ancestor, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, to uncover the mysteries left behind by an ancient race known as the First Civilization in hopes of end the Assassin-Templar Conflict.
Grand Theft Auto V
2013 Grand Theft Auto V is the most loved video game in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, with positive opinion scores of 44% and 25%, respectively. Aside from the fun of freely exploring the crime-ridden game world, players also love it. Grand Theft Auto VThe single player experience of being in charge of 3 budding criminals.
Set in the fictional Southern California-based state of San Andreas, the single-player story follows three protagonists: retired bank robber Michael De Santa, street gangster Franklin Clinton, and drug lord and arms dealer Trevor Philips. , and his attempts to commit heists while under pressure from a corrupt government agency and powerful criminals.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Not all LEGO video games became successful in Europe, but LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is definitely a big hit on the continent, especially in Germany and Malta, with both countries giving it a positive sentiment score of around 50%.
Released in 2022, the game adapts all nine entries in the Skywalker Saga movie series. In addition to its hilarious physical comedy, the game has also received generally favorable reviews from gamers and critics alike for its graphic and level design.
Minecraft is undoubtedly one of the most beloved video games in the world. But in Europe, Spain and Romania are his biggest fans. The game has a positive opinion score of between 25% and 30% in both countries.
Fully launched in 2011, Minecraft is a sandbox video game, in which players explore a block-generated 3D world with virtually infinite terrain. Depending on the game mode, players can fight against hostile mobs and team up or compete against other players in the same world. In survival mode, players must acquire resources to build in the world and maintain health, while in creative mode, players have unlimited resources and access to flight. There is also a wide variety of user-generated content, such as mods, servers, skins, texture packs, and custom maps, which add new mechanics and gameplay possibilities.
Released in 1999 in Europe, pokemon redWith pokemon blueis the first installment of the successful Pokemon video game series. Made for the first Game Boy, pokemon red it remains the most favorite video game in Italy and the Netherlands, which gave the game a positive opinion score of 30% to 35%.
In pokemon red, the player controls the protagonist from an aerial perspective and leads him through the fictional Kanto region on a quest to dominate Pokémon battles. The object of the game is to become the champion of the Indigo League by defeating the eight Gym Leaders and then the four Elites, who are the top four Pokémon Trainers in the country. Another goal is to complete the Pokédex by catching all 151 Pokémon available in the game.
Originally released in 2015, rocket league it remains the favorite video game in France and Sweden, with both countries giving it a positive opinion score of 40% to 45%.
Described as “football, but with rocket-powered cars”, rocket league has up to eight players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal and score points over the course of a match. The game includes single player and multiplayer modes that can be played both locally and online.
Most loved by Luxembourg with a positive sentiment score of 47%, fifa 2022 is the latest installment in the series of fifa video game. With sharp graphics, the video game allows gamers to play with the latest football teams and clubs.
But in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, publisher Electronics Arts removed the Russian national teams from all versions of its soccer video games and made Russian and Belarusian players ineligible to play. fifa22.
final fantasy VI
While some players might argue that final fantasy VII It is much better than final fantasy VIplayers in Cyprus believe that the latter is still the game to beat, giving it a positive sentiment score of 75%.
Originally released in 1994, final fantasy VI is set in a world with technology that resembles the Second Industrial Revolution. With an expanding cast that includes 14 permanent playable characters, the game’s story deals with the following themes: rebellion against an immoral military dictatorship, the pursuit of a magical arms race, the use of chemical weapons in warfare, and depictions of violent confrontations and apocalyptic. It also narrates arcs of personal redemption, teenage pregnancy and the renewal of hope and life itself.
There’s been a lot of aura video games that came after halo reach, but remains popular across Europe, particularly in Poland, whose players gave it a positive sentiment value of 26%. In addition to having one of the best aura campaigns ever, halo reach It has also been praised for its Forge mode, which is considered by many to be the gold standard in giving players the freedom and tools to create their own fun.
Set in the year 2552, when humanity is locked in a war with the alien Covenant, halo reach allows players to control the Noble Six, a member of an elite super-soldier squad, as the human world known as the Reach falls under Covenant attack.
Although its graphics, story, and gameplay are not on par with almost all other games, runescape it remains a fan favorite in Europe, especially in Croatia, where it received a positive sentiment score of 56% from players.
First released in 2001, runescape takes place in the world of Gielinor, a medieval fantasy realm divided into different kingdoms, regions, and cities. Players can travel around Gielinor through different methods, including on foot, magic spells, or charter ships. Each region offers different types of monsters, resources, and quests to challenge players.
Super Mario Bros.
First released in Europe in 1987, Super Mario Bros. remains the most loved video game in Greece, receiving a positive opinion score from 52% of players in the country.
Frequently cited as one of the best video games of all time, with praise for its precise controls, Super Mario Bros. allows players to control Mario or his brother Luigi as they traverse the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue Princess Toadstool from King Koopa, also known as Bowser. They go through side-scrolling stages while avoiding dangers like enemies and pits with the help of power-ups like Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, and Starman.