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Most Popular Video Games In India

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Video gaming in India has certainly grown steadily over the years and this has to be attributed to the availability of cheap internet and handheld devices. There is no denying that mobile devices are the primary driver of India's gaming industry. During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the whole world was locked indoors, gaming became a huge pasttime and in India, this saw the growth of many popular video games. Having said all that, here are some of the most popular games in India.

Popular Video Games played in India

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)

BGMI is, hands down, India most popular video game that is played by thousands of players. Despite having gone through ups and downs and legal battles, the game continues to be one of the big drivers of the Indian video gaming industry.

PUBG  Mobile

It achieved over 100 million active users within a year. Apart from casual gamers, the game also boasts a healthy esports scene where major tournaments are held regularly to showcase talented esports teams and players.

Free Fire

After the government banned Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile in India, Free Fire MAX became the next go-to game for those who thoroughly enjoyed the battle royale genre. Free Fire Max's fast-paced gameplay, shorter match durations, and great moment-to-moment gameplay contributed to its widespread popularity among Indian gamers. Free Fire also has a passionate fanbase, with millions of players doing their absolute best to reach the top steps and dominate the battlefield.

Ludo King

Ludo King


Ludo King gained immense popularity in India as a digital adaptation of the classic board game. This game also rose to popularity during the pandemic with players of all ages enjoying this mobile rendition of the classic board game. Ludo King has a simple, straightforward gameplay which is one of the major reasons why it is loved by so many. Additionally, it has many features including online multiplayer, custom private lobbies and live chat rooms.

Clash of Clans

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Clash of Clans is yet another game with a passionate fan and playerbase in India. This strategy-based game garnered a massive following in the country where gamers often discuss this on online platforms as well as in real life. Clash of Clans allows players to build and upgrade their villages while forming clans with other players. The idea of implementing different strategies and social interaction that it provides at the base are some of the few reasons why this game is a huge hit among Indian players.

Apart from the above-mentioned games, titles such as Asphalt 9: Legends, Candy Crush, Among Us, Call of Duty Mobile, and FIFA Mobile are often enjoyed by a lot of Indian gamers and are some of the most popular games in the country.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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