The best games in the world - Have you ever puzzled over what are the most played games in the world? Newzoo compiles a regularly updated leaderboard where you can track monthly player trends for the most popular gaming titles. We'll discuss how the compilation works and which games are currently in the lead in the next post. How is the ranking of the most played games in the world compiled? Before we start analyzing the current results, we will outline the methodology used to compile the ranking of the most played games in the world. Newzoo focuses on the global measure of the number of unique players playing each game. The research uses a sample of 42 countries that are suitable for in-depth analysis.