Back in May, we had a look at the top 20 PC games played during the month of April, as according to Raptr. Now, we’re going to have a look at where things stand as of June, where Raptr says it’s seen a lot of turnover. As I mentioned in the last post, I trust Raptr’s list more than most because it’s based on real playtime, and can track any PC game, whether it’s standalone, on Steam or similar services, or played through the Web.
In April’s look, we saw Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Online enter the charts at number 5, and I quipped, “We’ll see how long it’ll last there.” Well, as it happens, it didn’t last too long at the top. It placed 8 in May, and then dropped to 20 in June. Unless there’s a bit of a resurgence of players, it looks like July’s report will see it drop off of the chart.
There are a couple of interesting gains this month, definitely helped by some promotions. PAYDAY 2 has made an entrance, for example, and sits at 14 (a gain of 28 positions!). Battlefield 3 is another that came out of nowhere, gaining 30 positions to settle in at 12 (EA gave the game away for free during the month). The hit MMO WildStar has made its debut this month as well, taking over Minecraft‘s number 6 position.
Games that dropped out of the top 20 are Arma III, Dark Souls II, War Thunder, and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Outside of that, there’s not too much else to report on here, and it’s hard to predict what July’s list is going to look like, though I am interested to see if PAYDAY 2 remains in the list, and also see if WildStar fares better than ESO (hopefully it will).