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The top ten games of all time, according to YouTube

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So you want to be YouTube famous? You want to be showered in comments where other channels beg you to go watch their Let’s Play videos? You want to swim in a pool of exposure? Well buddy, get ready to make goofy voices and faces at the screen as you ramp up for the big time, as nothing nets you clicks and hits more than putting your vidja garmez impressions on YouTube. Especially if it’s one of these ten games according to the video streaming giant.

And surprise surprise, the number one game on YouTube right now is obviously Ride To Hell: Retribution. No, that’s a bigger lie than a homeopathic medical aid. The number one game is obviously still Minecraft, according to a bunch of sites who got a press release that I seem to have missed out on. So I’m going to credit Kotaku on this one. Here’s the full list from YouTube on which games are getting all the exposure, based not just on clicks but on time spent actually watching them:

  1. Minecraft
  2. Grand Theft Auto (series)
  3. League of Legends
  4. Call of Duty (series)
  5. FIFA (series)
  6. Garry’s Mod
  7. The Sims (series)
  8. Five Nights at Freddy’s (series)
  9. Puzzles & Dragons
  10. Dota 2

Outside of forming an opinion before throwing down some coin on an expensive game or looking up a quick strategy when you’re stuck, I just don’t get the appeal of Let’s Play videos as a form of entertainment. Fortunately, this PBS Game/Show video does, articulating a few ideas better than I ever could:

Social, huh? Sort of makes sense. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go make my own YouTube channel for Let’s Plays. Except this time, I’ll be playing all ten games…at the same time. I’m going to be YouTube rich I tells ya!

Last Updated: May 14, 2015

121 Comments

  1. That list makes me sad.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 14, 2015 at 12:37

      So when you cry, do you use the brows to prevent the eyeliner from running?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 14, 2015 at 12:37

        THAT MAKES NO SENSE!

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 14, 2015 at 12:39

          Unless you hang upside down?

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:40

            Yes, but you forget Rince does that. Not me.

          • Pariah

            May 14, 2015 at 12:40

            I don’t want to ask, but I feel compelled.

            How do you know that?

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:41

            Trevor sends me the videos.

          • Pariah

            May 14, 2015 at 12:41

            That makes a lot more sense…

          • Hammersteyn

            May 14, 2015 at 12:44

            Best horror ever

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:46

            *worst

          • Pariah

            May 14, 2015 at 12:48

            I’d think a crossover of that and The Ring would be the worst…

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:51

            They have that. It’s called the Red Ring of Death. ;P

          • Pariah

            May 14, 2015 at 12:52

            LOOOOOOOOL!

        • Admiral Chief

          May 14, 2015 at 12:40

          Of course it does, they are so big, you just frown!

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:40

            -_o

          • Admiral Chief

            May 14, 2015 at 12:42

            That looks like an asian with a monocle!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:44

            It’s me having difficulty understanding how your suggestions work.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 14, 2015 at 12:44

            Jorry Good Ore Chap!

          • Pariah

            May 14, 2015 at 12:45

            JACKY CHAN!

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:07

            *Geoff

          • Hammersteyn

            May 14, 2015 at 12:45

            I felt the wind from that wink O_o

          • Admiral Chief

            May 14, 2015 at 12:59

            xD

      • Hammersteyn

        May 14, 2015 at 12:44

        I think when he cries it resembles a dog shaking water off

        Reply

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 14, 2015 at 12:46

          JJ has a beard. He’s physically incapable of crying.

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 14, 2015 at 12:46

            I saw, but if that’s what you want to call a beard…..

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:47

            That was post-shave. Broke three razors to get it like that.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 14, 2015 at 12:48

            You shave??????

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:49

            I wanted to prove a point. I don’t shave. I have not shaved in years and I did not shave for my wedding. There will be no shaving.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 14, 2015 at 12:50

            LOL point proven then

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:51

            😀

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:46

            Thanks Emperor.
            You know science.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 14, 2015 at 12:47

            Facts are what I say they are.

          • RinceTriss

            May 14, 2015 at 12:48

            But you once said I was ruggedly handsome!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 14, 2015 at 12:48

            He also said consoles are better than PC

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:50

            Nice

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 14, 2015 at 12:49

            And ridiculously, ridiculously good looking!

          • RinceTriss

            May 14, 2015 at 12:49

            Ye… Wait a second 0_O

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:50

            You are, kind of like the new Thor. 😉

          • Hammersteyn

            May 14, 2015 at 12:51

            Except when he has too lift the hammer

          • RinceTriss

            May 14, 2015 at 12:52

            If you think I look like that you better back the hell away from me!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:53

            But your smile just keeps pulling me in.

          • RinceTriss

            May 14, 2015 at 12:54

            Put my smile WHERE?! Sies!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:54

            I fixed it! Obviously too late. Damn it.

          • RinceTriss

            May 14, 2015 at 12:56

            Oh I am sure you FIXED it good!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 12:56

            LOL

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:07

            Nah. His beard is so luscious because he waters it so often with his tears…

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 13:08

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:14

            huehuehuehuehuehue

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:09

            The tears of OTHERS, not his own. They’re sprayed at him from the eyes of the less fortunate. Kinda like those big sprinklers they use on sports fields.

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:14

            ah. Right you are

      • Matthew Holliday

        May 14, 2015 at 12:51

        tucks his brow into his lower eyelid to create a gutter, which funnels his tears into little glass jars and sells his tears as beard fertilizer?

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    • DrKiller

      May 14, 2015 at 12:38

      me2, dota so far down?

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 14, 2015 at 12:39

        Haha. Dota I can understand being there, maybe could’ve been a bit higher up actually. It’s a very popular game and it’s big on e-sports, so of course people will watch it lots.

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 14, 2015 at 12:39

        How could those noobs be so close to LOL?

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 14, 2015 at 12:40

          Looks like the LOL guys need more help?

          Reply

  2. FoxOneZA

    May 14, 2015 at 12:35

    Gamers have become slaves to advertising.

    Reply

  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 14, 2015 at 12:39

    I’ve mustered all the enthusiasm I’m capable of in this case…

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    • Pariah

      May 14, 2015 at 12:39

      Trevor started this article with 12 fucks. He has a dozen left. How many fucks did he give?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 14, 2015 at 12:40

        Potatoes!

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 14, 2015 at 12:40

        I’d say ask Geoff, but he has a known issue when it comes to that number.

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        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 14, 2015 at 12:41

          Better than 7, amirite Rants?

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          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:10

            FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

      • Lord Chaos

        May 14, 2015 at 14:05

        Churches!!

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    • RinceTriss

      May 14, 2015 at 12:44

      lol

      Reply

  4. RinceTriss

    May 14, 2015 at 12:43

    Social? Oh, THAT’S what this generation of games is trying to socially engineer. I don;t remember needing to be social playing Mario 3…

    Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    May 14, 2015 at 12:43

  6. saila

    May 14, 2015 at 12:51

    50 seconds and a kiss with UFC Champion Ronda Rousey http://www.media-bd.tk/2015/05/50-seconds-and-kiss-with-ufc-champion.html

    Reply

  7. Jonah Cash

    May 14, 2015 at 12:52

    People watch people play Fifa???? My oh my I am speechless.

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    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 14, 2015 at 12:53

      They don’t have tv, probably.
      Or only Bafana Bafana matches were on.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 14, 2015 at 12:55

      They chose between internet and DSTV?

      Reply

      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        May 14, 2015 at 13:00

        Or they don’t have DSTV… like me!

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    • Ottokie

      May 14, 2015 at 12:55

      They watch it for the bugs

      http://i.imgur.com/WHTO8qe.gif

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 14, 2015 at 12:56

        Holy f*^$ that’s disturbing.

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        May 14, 2015 at 13:02

        This^^ Disturbs my stomach….and my hips….and my legs….

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        • Ranting Raptor

          May 14, 2015 at 13:11

          hehehehehehe

          Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 14, 2015 at 13:06

        I didn’t know you could play soccer in AC:Unity.

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        • Matthew Holliday

          May 14, 2015 at 13:07

          fifa and AC:Unity crossover.
          *shudder*

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          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:11

            What have you done!?!?!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 13:11

            He’s made AC:Unity sporting and FIFA entertaining. ;P

          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:12

            … that…. just…. but…

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 14, 2015 at 13:13

            XD

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 14, 2015 at 13:17

            my genius knows no bounds

            refresh etc

          • Ottokie

            May 14, 2015 at 13:31

            Tried reading that from right to left…

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 14, 2015 at 14:28

            tried reading your comment from right to left, yoda you are.

        • Ottokie

          May 14, 2015 at 13:29

          I have never played an AC game before so im gonna guess they are filled with bugs 😛

          *Off topic: I checked and have an extra Rhino P chassis for you, the ninja invite from Yahtzee on steam last night was me 🙂

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      • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

        May 14, 2015 at 13:43

        The Excorcist was such a good flick…

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 14, 2015 at 12:55

      It’s the one time Liverpool can win.

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        May 15, 2015 at 07:09

        Dit is nie baie mooi nie….

        Reply

  8. SmurFyZA

    May 14, 2015 at 12:58

    FIFA and League are the only games I would watch on that list. The rest is just sad…

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 14, 2015 at 12:59

      he says while he has the warcraft icon for bloodlust as his profile picture.
      im not mad, just disappointed.

      Reply

  9. Ranting Raptor

    May 14, 2015 at 13:00

    If the list was up to Lagz it would be populated exclusively with COD game titles….

    #RUNS

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    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 14, 2015 at 13:01

      And there would only be seven on the list, not ten. Right?

      Reply

      • Ranting Raptor

        May 14, 2015 at 13:03

        right!!!…. wait a second…..

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 14, 2015 at 13:01

      50-50 split between CoD and Mario titles.

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      • Ranting Raptor

        May 14, 2015 at 13:04

        lol

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 14, 2015 at 13:05

      But what about Fable?

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 14, 2015 at 13:06

        Good point.

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      • Ranting Raptor

        May 14, 2015 at 13:06

        lol. Ok yeah, maybe number 10 or something

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    • Pariah

      May 14, 2015 at 13:17

      Nope, there would be Fable games there too.
      Edit: Just read Trev’s comment. XD

      Reply

  10. Kensei Seraph

    May 14, 2015 at 13:02

    Of those games I’ve watched videos for number 1 and number 10, although I might go find out what Puzzles & Dragons is about. It sounds interesting.

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    • Ranting Raptor

      May 14, 2015 at 13:04

      DON’T DO IT!!!!!

      DON’T GO DOWN THE PUZZLES AND DRAGONS PATH!!! JUST DO NOT DO IT MAN!!!! SAVE YOURSELF!!!!!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 14, 2015 at 13:04

        Wow. Now I have to check it out too.

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        • Ottokie

          May 14, 2015 at 13:05

          Interest peaked as well

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          • Ranting Raptor

            May 14, 2015 at 13:08

            you have all been warned @disqus_dQR6yNlVbg:disqus @johnambitious:disqus @Ottokie:disqus

      • Krabby Paddy

        May 14, 2015 at 13:15

        Shouldn’t of looked.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 14, 2015 at 13:16

          *have

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          • Krabby Paddy

            May 14, 2015 at 13:20

            lol, I should maybe save myself now and stop posting on this site.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 14, 2015 at 13:34

            NOOOOOO

        • Ottokie

          May 14, 2015 at 13:16

          Already downloaded…

          Reply

    • Geoffrey Tim

      May 14, 2015 at 13:30

  11. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 14, 2015 at 13:39

    No Mass Effect? Who came up with this list? A nun?

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    • J_Joestar

      May 14, 2015 at 20:43

      i’d assume it is based on video statistics on youtube probably comparing the number of videos that have those games with the amount of views such videos get.

      Reply

  12. Tbone187

    May 14, 2015 at 15:06

    Off topic, What on earth is happening with The Division?? Haven’t heard a thing for a while now.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 14, 2015 at 15:12

      Was an article a day or so back.
      Practically just said that nothing’s going on.

      Reply

    • MJSANTILLI

      May 14, 2015 at 15:35

      It’s very Easy with lazygamer < my neighbor's mom makes $64 hourly on the computer . She has been without work for 6 months but last month her check was $14236 just working on the computer for a few hours.

      learn the facts here now SEE MORE DETAIL

      Reply

  13. JeromeEWood

    May 14, 2015 at 19:05

    _______my story with lazygamer < my best friend's half-sister makes $81 /hr on the laptop . She has been unemployed for six months but last month her pay was $16266 just working on the laptop for a few hours.

    you can find out more … Keep Reading

    Reply

  14. JessicaConnolly

    May 14, 2015 at 22:59

    ????

    Reply

  15. Cyberats

    May 16, 2015 at 01:51

    Phony list, show the games sold list. People vote with their wallets not social websites. Get Real.

    Reply

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