Most Played Games In 2016

It took a little more effort to calculate my most-played games in 2016, because I changed PCs in the middle of the year. But the results are now in, and the number one positions were just what I guessed they would be.

(This data was gathered on December 24, 2016. I’ve pretty much only played Morrowind since then, although I played a couple hours of Elder Scrolls Online as well.)

Most Played MMORPGs of 2016

  1. Black Desert Online – 221 hours
  2. World of Warcraft – 163 hours
  3. Rift – 67 hours
  4. Final Fantasy XIV – 42 hours
  5. Lord of the Rings Online – 22 hours
  6. Guild Wars 2 – 12 hours
  7. Blade and Soul – 2 hours
  8. Mortal Online – 2 hours
  9. Star Wars: The Old Republic – 2 hours
  10. WildStar – 2 hours
  11. The Secret World – 1 hour
  12. Elder Scrolls Online – 1 hour

I was initially very surprised that I played so much World of Warcraft. But then I remembered the time before Legion, when I ran around participating in all those Legion Invasions leveling up my alts, and it made more sense.

Riders of Icarus and The Division should also be in there, at about an hour or less each.

Top 10 Most Played Other Games of 2016

  1. Dark Souls III – 339 hours
  2. ARK: Survival Evolved – 209 hours
  3. Morrowind – 40 hours
  4. Dark Souls – 39 hours
  5. Civilization VI – 30 hours
  6. Far Cry Primal – 26 hours
  7. Fallout: New Vegas – 24 hours
  8. Dark Souls II – 23 hours
  9. DOOM – 20 hours
  10. 7 Days To Die – 13 hours

Not too surprising. I played a lot of ARK at the beginning of the year, and a lot of Dark Souls in the Spring and Summer.

I’m not going to do another chart of which games I played in which month, because frankly I can’t remember how I did it last year. :)

P. S. I use ManicTime to gather these statistics.

UPDATE: Played from Dec 25 – Dec 31:

  1. Morrowind – 17 hours
  2. Elder Scrolls Online – 17 hours

That would move ESO from 12th to 6th on the Most Played MMORPGs of 2016 list.

3 thoughts on “Most Played Games In 2016”

  1. Wow! Thanks for the link to ManicTime! I’ve been looking for a time-keeping alternative to Raptr since that program has tried more and more to become a social network community that I just don’t want. I only want to track my game time, including that outside of Steam!

    I think I’ll try this next year. :)

    1. Yeah it’s pretty nice. There’s one issue though where it doesn’t register controller input as “activity” so I turned on “Treat sound as active” in the Tracking settings.

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