Raptr released a list of last month's most played games--at least the top 20 most played games among Raptr's 17 million members. Seventeen million gamers is nothing to shrug off. That's as if every man, woman, and child in NYC, LA, Chicago, and Houston were signed up to the video gaming social network.
So, Raptr's #1 game last month was Call of Duty: Black Ops II
. Please curb your surprise. Of the total gameplay hours recorded by Raptr's servers, COD BLOPS 2 took up 7.61% of their players' total game time. That's a whole lot of robotics, cyber warfare, unmanned vehicles, and Chinese takeout. Or at least, taking out a lot of Chinese in the Chinese-American Cold War of 2025. I have no idea what I'm talking about. I've never played a Call of Duty game.
Pulling in at the tail end of Raptr's top 20 list is the embattled SimCity
. Despite the game's highly publicized launch issues, it racked up 1.01% of Raptr players' time. EA's Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore said that, despite the complaints of the press and The Consumerist readers
, numbers don't lie, and this somewhat proves him right. But our own John Yan can't bring himself to invest anymore time in SimCity
. And I played a sum total of five hours, 10 days ago, and haven't returned either. Raptr also reports that, despite hitting #20 in March, players have dropped off precipitously since, and it's unlikely it will hang on when April's numbers come out.
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on other heavy hitters like BioShock Infinite
, Tomb Raider
, and the Mass Effect 3