Popular PC Games
Popular Video Game Genre's: Feb 2018

Lately I've been looking for new PC games and became curious about what other people were searching for so I did some keyword research and was surprised to see that survival games are currently tied in popularity with MMO's. Here are the results of some of the phrases that I measured using the Google Adwords keyword planner.

Popular Game Genre's
  • Phrase : Average Monthly Searches
  • mmorpg: 246,000
  • survival games: 246,000
  • online shooting games: 110,000
  • strategy games: 110,000

There may be times when you can judge the merit of a game based on how often the game is searched for online. I'm not saying this is the best way to decide what games to check out, but at the very least, it's an additional metric to consider.

Popular MMO's Under Development

The most popular anticipated MMO that users are searching for by title is Ashes of Creation.

  • Phrase : Average Monthly Searches
  • Ashes of Creation: 33,100
  • Crowfall: 22,200
  • Pantheon Rise of the Fallen: 22,200
  • Camelot Unchained: 12,100

To compare the early access MMO's above to an MMO that was shut down a year ago called Asheron's Call, AC is still getting 5,400 monthly searches. Note that AC launched in 1999.

Popular Early Access Sandbox Survival Games

While survival games as a whole are equally as popular as MMO's at this time. A further refinement of Survival games to include sandbox elements are general less popular, with the exception of Worlds Adrift which has more search traffic than Camelot Unchained.

  • Phrase : Average Monthly Searches
  • Worlds Adrift: 18,100
  • Ylands: 5,400
  • Rising World: 1,000