The popularity of Epic Games has risen a lot since the arrival of Fortnite. Not only that but when Epic Games announced a bunch of games for free, the number of users on Epic Games have gone up crazy. It has turned out to be a great competitor to Steam, Origin, and Xbox on PC. Yesterday, we showed you the 10 best games currently present on Steam. Today, we will give you our list of the 10 most popular games available on the Epic Games Store.
Fortnite is an online battle royale game that was launched on 21st July 2017 by Valve Incorporation. Since then, it hasn’t turned back. It has grown massively and it is one of the most popular games, not only on Epic Games but on any gaming platform. This game is free of cost.
If you don’t know what Battle Royale is, let me educate you. You and 99 others are spawned on a location and you have to survive and kill the other 99 players to stand out as a winner. There are three modes in it. solo, duet, and group. Fortnite is pretty famous for its solo battle royale mode and its cartoonish animations. It’s viral in-game celebrations/dance and much more. Just like every other blockbuster game, Fortnite has had its lows in terms of security and other aspects but that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the most popular games and the most popular game on the Epic Games Store.
2. Rocket League
Rocket League is a very unique game. This game was launched on 7th July 2015 by Psyonix. It is a combination of sports and activities. It combines soccer but instead of your legs, you are in a vehicle and with the help of it, you have to score goals for your team. This game is also very popular among the masses. Like Fortnite, even Rocket League has its e-sports tournaments with a heavy winning prize. Like Fortnite, Rocket League is also free of cost.
Even after 6 years, this game stands firm in the list of 10 most popular games on Epic Games Store and I think it will stay there for many years. Its unique idea and different game modes have helped it to maintain a top spot for years. You can easily play this game even if you are a noob because a lot of casual players love playing this game just for fun.
3. GTA V
It is impossible to create a popular games list without Grand Theft Auto in it. GTA 5 was launched on 17th September 2013 by Rockstar Games. Just like its predecessors, GTA 4, GTA 3, GTA San Andreas, etc. have outperformed every game in the market. GTA 5 has sold most copies worldwide. Even after 8 years of its launch, people are still finding new interesting ways to play it. Its online mode is endless.
You can do whatever you want however you want and you will never get bored. Rockstar Games have been milking this game for so long. The graphics, the map size, the storyline everything is almost perfect in this game. Especially the graphics which was so good for a game that was launched in 2013. The patience of GTA fans is slowly wearing away now as the demands for GTA 6 are rising day by day. Rockstar has still not given any update on it. If your PC can handle the graphics then GTA 5 is one of the must-plays for sure.
4. Jurassic World Evolution
Jurassic World Evolution is a lesser-known name compared to the three above in this list. This game was launched on 12th June 2018 by Frontier Developments. This is a simulation game. In this game, you are the owner of the famous Jurassic Park. You have to construct a Jurassic World dinosaur theme park with attractions and research facilities. Players must build an Expedition Center, which sends paleontologists to fossil dig sites to obtain dinosaurs’ DNA material, DNA sequencing which can be done in the Fossil Center.
There are many more advanced things which you can do in this game but I have mentioned only a few very basic ones. If you think you are capable enough to manage the dinosaurs, breed them, find new ones and along with that increase the revenue of your park, by getting more visitors, selling more products, and maintain their safety then this game is for you. You will surely enjoy this game if you want to pass time in this pandemic.
5. Stranded Deep
Stranded Deep is another game that is gaining good popularity on Epic Games Store. This game was released on 23rd January 2015 but it arrived on Epic Games in December 2020. published by Beam Teams. People who played all the major titles were surely looking for something new and different and then they found this game.
Stranded Deep is also a simulation cum survival game. In this game, you are a passenger in a plane crash that happened right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Your goal is to survive in this isolated place and get out alive. A very interesting plot. The graphics aren’t that good. This wasn’t a high-end project by major gaming publishers. It is a great game to casually pass your time if you have played all the major and famous titles in this lockdown. If you are not interested in the major titles or if your system doesn’t have enough power to run them, then this game could be the ideal match for you.
6. Rogue Company
Rogue Company is a multiplayer game. This game was launched in 2020 by Hi-Rez Studios. This game is not a battle royale. It is a mix of tactical shooting. In their own words, Rogue Company is a top-secret syndicate of elite mercenaries around the globe. To most of the world, the elusive mercenaries are a rumor at best. However, to those in the know, Rogue Company operatives are indispensable to solving the world’s deadliest and most challenging problems.
This game is newly launched and hence gain a good amount of popularity among players who love to play shooting games. The gameplay is great and the graphics are very good. The best part is, that it is free to play.
7. Metro: 2033 Redux
Metro 2033: Redux is a classic survival game. This game is a decade old and it is still one of the most popular games on the Epic Games Store. This game is based on a book of the same name. The story is set in Moscow in the year 2033 where the survivors of the nuclear war are forced to live under the tunnels of the metro. As a protagonist, your job is to save your home station from the dangers lurking around your station.
If you love zombie-action and have played the best zombie fighting, shooting games then you can surely go and try this game out. It is a highly rated game by critics as well as users. Since this game was launched in 2010, this isn’t much heavy and will run on almost all current PCs.
8. Civilization 6
Civilization 6 is a classic game of building your own world, your own civilization from nothing. This game was launched in 21 October 2016, published by 2K games. It was one of the games which was included in the games which were given away for free by Epic Games. That had a big hand to play in its increased popularity.
In this game, players compete alongside computer-controlled AI opponents to grow their individual civilization from a small tribe to control the entire planet across several periods of development. This can be accomplished by achieving one of several victory conditions, all based on the 4X gameplay elements, “eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate”. This was just a very basic overview of what the game is all about.
If you got it for free then you are very very lucky but even if you bought it, this game is worth every penny. It is a great game if you love strategy and simulations and controlling things.
9. Football Manager 2021
Football Manager 2021 is a game that you would never ever leave once you get hooked to it, provide you are a football fan. This game was launched on 10th November 2020 by Sega. It is a very deep football management game. If you want to experience the complete detailing on how a football club is managed then this game is for you. You can manage pretty much everything, unlike the other football games where a lot of minor things are managed by AI.
This game is probably endless. The permutations and combinations are endless. The gameplay will look a bit sturdy when you watch the live football matches. The main genre of this game is simulation so graphics don’t matter much here. It is all about a screen with players, numbers, and league tables. If you think FIFA and PES are too easy or boring for you, try this game.
10. Red Dead Redemption 2
Any list in 2021 would be incomplete without this masterpiece. Red Dead Redemption 2 was present in Steam’s top 10 games and it is also present here. That is how massive this game is. RDR2 was launched on 26th October 2018 by Rockstar Games. It has been massive before its launch. Every aspect of this game is literally perfect. Gameplay, Graphics, Mechanism, Storyline, Side Quests, etc.
The plot of this game is a bit twisty and complex. So better not reveal anything here as it will only confuse you more. This game has won so many awards, so it is highly rated by both, the users and the critics. If you think about playing any game on this list then I would recommend you to start with this. You won’t be disappointed.
So this wraps up our list of the top 10 most popular games present on the Epic Games Store in March 2021.