Video game licenses, that’s not what is missing. For several decades now, game series have grown in size to equal (and even surpass) the great sagas of cinema. Grand Theft Auto, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Zelda… They all marked at some point in the history of video games with an opus that made the difference.

Of all these licenses, which are the most popular with gamers around the world? Discover a ranking produced by the Patrol Base site which takes as a reference video game searches in 75 countries for the last five years on Google.


In the top 10 worldwide, it is Lara Croft who dominates with the Tomb Raider saga. The adventurer thus outclasses the Grand Theft Auto license from Rockstar Games as well as Fortnite from Epic Games. These are therefore the three most popular licenses in the world for five years.

We find in the top 5 without much surprise Resident Evil, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and FIFA. Nice performance from The Last Of Us which ranks seventh and Agent 47 (Hitman) at ninth rank. Minecraft brings up the rear.

  1. tomb Raider
  2. Grand Theft Auto
  3. Fortnite
  4. resident Evil
  5. Call of duty
  6. World of warcraft
  7. The Last Of Us
  8. FIFA
  9. Hitman
  10. Minecraft


Tomb raider game cinema

© Tomb Raider

As for France, nothing can resist Miss Croft who also ranks first ahead of Link in The Legend of Zelda series. Fortnite also ranks third in our country.

Nice performance from Naughty Dog and Rockstar Games who manage to hoist The Last Of Us and the Red Dead series in the top 5 for video game licenses. On the other hand, GTA has not really been popular in France in recent years since Rockstar’s major title only ranks 18th.

In the rest of the ranking, we find again without much surprise FIFA. Battlefield is more popular in France than Call of Duty. Beautiful feat of Rocket League, Mass Effect and Animal Crossing which complete this top 10.

  1. tomb Raider
  2. The Legend of Zelda
  3. Fortnite
  4. The Last Of Us
  5. Red Dead
  6. Rocket league
  7. Battlefield
  8. FIFA
  9. Mass Effect
  10. Animal Crossing

Popular video games around the world

Popular video games world

© Patrol Base

Discover this map to get an overview of the most popular video game licenses in different countries around the world. You can find the full ranking at this address. Poles are patriots with CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher as their preferred video game license. It is the same with the Americans and Bioshock (2K Games).

Tomb Raider outclasses everyone in France, Greece, Germany, South Africa, or Malaysia. We can also see the great domination of The Last Of Us in the North and more precisely in Canada, England and Ireland.

And you ? What is your favorite video game license?