Top 10 Trending Free-to-play Games on Search engines

Free-to-play games are a big trend nowadays. So we set off to discover the top 10 most searched free to play games in the most popular search engines. The results are quite surprising…

Our report gave us the data of the previous 90 days (June-September 2011) in several worldwide search engines (including our website search). However, Google’s search engine was our biggest reference since it’s the most used in the entire world.

Top 10 Trending Free-to-play Games (To Download)

1 - League of Legends - 6,120,000 global monthly searches (Approximate value)
2 - Maplestory
3 - Tibia
4 - Combat Arms
5 - Imvu
6 - World of Tanks
7 - Team Fortress 2
8 - Dragon Nest
9 - Second Life
10 - Perfect World
- 2,740,000 global monthly searches (Approximate value)

Top 10 Trending Free-to-play Browser Games

1 - Habbo - 30,400,000 global monthly searches (Approximate value)
2 - Club Penguin
3 - Runescape
4 - Farmerama
5 - Travian
6 - Greepolis
7 - ddtank
8 - Ikariam
9 - Roblox
10 - Ogame
- 4,090,000 global monthly searches (Approximate value)

Fun fact:

Did you ever imagined that right now, some free to play games are more searched for than some upcoming retail blockbusters such as Battlefield 3? Comparing some trend results of free-to-play with retail games, free-to-play games seem to be much more sought after. A sign of the times?

*These results only include games in English, meaning that Asiatic free-to-play games are not included since we didn’t have enough reliable data. In this report we also exclude Facebook games.

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Discussion (37)

arcade 9 years ago
they arent a big trend if they were there would be some good games that don't suck, all the games mmobomb prefers are terrible

Calton 10 years ago
World of tanks is a very good game. It uses real information from 40'-50's and the tanks all really existed. good game play and fast pace quick battles.

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Derek 10 years ago
I absolutely cannot believe most of these games even have a player base let alone being the most searched for online. Most of these are total pure shitty garbage.

Braghez 10 years ago
Ahahahaha, well ofc LoL is the most searched one...with ppl looking every second for builds, videos tactics etc etc...few ones actually come up with a build on their own...still it's a nice game...even if you get kinda bored after a while and there's ALWAYS the mechanics of "Releasing the champ-make it uber lame so that people will cash it-keep it uber till the free week-drop it in the bottom of nerfing hell-nerf Orianna some more-repeat" ...with some luck the poor champ ll be re-balanced a lil later on...

Overlordweizi 10 years ago
IMVU is a simlike game and if its close to maple and it won World of tanks(most realistic tank game ive seen) and TF2.......i have no idea what is the diff in real life and simulated life....iwill never touch those games....NEVER.

kubybright 11 years ago
according some recent news dcuo since going f2p has gone up heaps in terms of player-base so i think right now dcuo should at least be placed 10 on the Top 10 Trending Free-to-play Games (To Download)

iknowing 11 years ago
what is warcraft?

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pete 11 years ago
is it just me or does mostl mmo's lead too the same end game boring doing the same stuff all the time ive play a whole bunch ov em en found that unless your a tank or healer yah kinda dime me a dozzen dps or whatever they are called in others most mmo's ive played lead to the same expectly the so called free ones you must pay to get the best out off it eh maybe im getting too old fur games

sopax 11 years ago
oh, also, it was just expected that LoL was one of the most searched games, it's true, it is recent, (that's another awesome achievement they had too) but the game was the best online game of 2010 (voted by players all over the world for the golden joystick awards), a lot of people are aware of that, and probably they searched it to know what it was about x)

purewitz 11 years ago
Out of all those games. The only good ones are Team Fortress 2, Dragon Nest, Perfect World, and Combat Arms. The rest pretty much suck. I gues its true like with movies and TV shows, people for some reason like crap.

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Opetich 11 years ago
I dont play WoW but its the only decent mmorpg...

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zenyth 11 years ago
warcraft is going down down down , DOOOOoWNNNNNNNNNNN
LoL is a great game but still oO kinda shocking

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