At the end of each year, you know what happens, right? Lists from various companies and platforms emerge to remind us of people’s consumption habits. In this particular case, Google and video games take center stage for a ranking: the 10 most searched video games of 2023.
The titles that appear on the most searched list are almost certainly well known to everyone. However, there are a few surprises, especially considering the strong year of releases we’ve had.
- Hogwarts Legacy
- The Last of Us
- Battlegrounds Mobile India
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- スイカ ゲーム (Suika Game)
- Diablo IV
- Atomic Heart
- Sons of the Forest
As you can see, the most searched video game has also been the best-selling one of the entire year: Hogwarts Legacy. Since its release at the beginning of this 2023, the title based on the Harry Potter universe has captivated millions of players worldwide, both in its versions for PS5, Xbox Series X | S, and PC, as well as later releases for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
In second place, the award goes to a title that came out a decade ago, but this year had an incredible series on HBO: The Last of Us. Ellie and Joel are more in fashion than ever. The TOP 3 is closed by Connections, the popular mini-game from The New York Times that has millions of players hooked.
In terms of curiosities, we see Sons of the Forest sneaking in as the tenth most searched, while Suika Game (the fruit one) takes the seventh position. Oh! And the Game of the Year for this 2023 lands in sixth place, for instance.
Here are the most searched items in all the other categories.