YouTube reveals top 10 Let's Play games for 10th birthday celebration

We aren't at all surprised to read what the top game is on YouTube, but there still are some surprising additions.


YouTube is celebrating its 10th birthday throughout the month of May by looking back at some of the platform’s most memorable moments. Today, its celebrating Let’s Play videos as part of its YouTube from A to Z initiative and have run down the 10 biggest games of all-time on the platform. So without further ado, here’s the top 10 games that have been watched the most on YouTube:

10. Dota 2

9. Puzzles & Dragons

8. Five Nights at Freddy’s (series)

7. The Sims (series)

6. Garry’s Mod

5. FIFA (series)

4. Call of Duty (series)

3. League of Legends

2. Grand Theft Auto (series)

1. Minecraft

It isn’t completely surprising to see Minecraft take the top spot considering just how massive its fanbase is, especially since its younger audience love to watch other people play in order to get tips, discover something new, or to just enjoy someone else playing their favorite game. The game that surprises us the most would have to be Puzzles & Dragons as it seems to slowly, but surely, take the gaming world by storm.

In the past 10 years, Let’s Play videos have become a global phenomenon, have received billions of hours of watchtime, and have also turned creators into instant celebrities, just from playing a video game. As content started taking off on YouTube, these creators have helped reshape the video game landscape. From Leeroy Jenkins, to walkthroughs, and to the rise of indie games, which is why the 10th birthday of YouTube is so important. How else would you be able to enjoy the following video if it weren’t for YouTube?

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