Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here.

The top three most Googled games of 2016 weren’t sequels or even all triple-A blockbusters. Instead, some web games and a colorful new shooter captured the curiosity of the internet.

Google revealed the games that people searched for the most on its service. The top two games were and These are simple web games that enable players to get online and play with hundreds of others with the goal of collecting items to get as big as possible. is has you taking on the role of a worm who must avoid running into the sides of other player worms. has you playing as a circle, and you can get bigger by absorbing smaller players. was actually the third most Googled term in 2015, and it’s momentum continued this year. Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, a class-based team shooter, came in at No. 3. That’s a huge accomplishment for a new franchise. The only other new property on the list is universe-exploration simulator No Man’s Sky.

Here’s the full list for the top 10 most Googled video games of 2016:


GamesBeat Summit 2023

Join the GamesBeat community in Los Angeles this May 22-23. You’ll hear from the brightest minds within the gaming industry to share their updates on the latest developments.

Register Here
  3. Overwatch
  4. Battlefield 1
  5. Warcraft
  6. Dark Souls 3
  7. Blade and Soul
  8. Madden 17
  9. No Man’s Sky
  10. Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.