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popular games and some facts about them

rizkyrajitha profile image Rajitha Gunathilake ・6 min read

Hi everyone,

In this blog post, I will list some popular games and some details about them. so without further ado let's start.

1. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

Game engine - Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE)
Developer - Rockstar North

Grand Theft Auto V aka GTAV is an action-adventure game with the first release in 2013. even though this game is nearly 8 years old, it is still a very popular game, with the online GTAV. GTAV is the latest game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. there are rumors about the upcoming GTA 6 with a female protagonist but still, nothing official has been declared. GTAV is developed using Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE). RAGE game engine is a proprietary game engine developed by Rockstar Game Studios. GTAV game is second in the most sold video game of all time with over 140 million copies sold. although it is not listed, we can get an idea that rage is written using c++, from their careers page

2. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Game engine - Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE)
Developer - Rockstar Studios

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed action-adventure game released in 2018 by Rockstar Studios. this game is developed using Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE). this is the latest game of the Red Dead Redemption series. the game was first released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October 2018, and for Microsoft Windows and Stadia in November 2019.

3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Game engine - REDengine 3
Developer -CD Projekt Red
Written in - C++, C#

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developed by CD Projekt Red aka CDPR a polish game studio. The Witcher 3 was released in 2015 as the latest game in the witcher franchise. The Witcher 3 is an action roleplay game based on book series written by Andrzej Sapkowski.. it is developed using REDengine 3 which is a proprietary game engine developed by CDPR. REDengine 3 is written using c++.

4. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

Game engine - REDengine 4
Developer -CD Projekt Red
Written in - C++, C#

Cyberpunk 2077 is the most anticipated game in 2020 which is also developed by CD Projekt Red. Cyberpunk 2077 is an action role-playing game. Cyberpunk 2077 plot is set in a dystopian future in 2077. Cyberpunk 2077 also featured starring Keanu Reaves in a role as Johnny Silverhand in-game. Cyberpunk 2077 uses their proprietary REDengine 4 which is a successor of REDengine 3 which is also written in c++.

5. Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Game engine - AnvilNext 2.0
Developer - Ubisoft Montreal
Written in - C++, C#

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the latest release of the popular Assassin's Creed series released in 2020. this game is an action role-playing video game. this game is developed by Canadian-based Ubisoft Montreal Studios and published by Ubisoft. this is the latest release of the popular Assassin's Creed series.

6. Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

Game engine - Decima
Developer - Guerrilla Games

Horizon Zero Dawn is an action role-playing game released in 2017. this is developed by Guerrilla Games which is based in Amsterdam and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Horizon Zero Dawn The story is set in the 31st century with advanced robotic creatures. this game is developed using the Decima game engine which is proprietary to Guerrilla Games. although it is not listed we can assume that Decima also uses c++ based on their careers page

7. Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5
Game engine - Dunia Engine
Developer - Originally developed by Crytek and modified by Ubisoft Montreal
Written in - C++

Far Cry 5 is a first-person shooter game released in 2018. this game is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft. this game is developed using Dunia Engine. Dunia Engine is a software fork of the CryEngine that was originally developed by Crytek, with modifications made by Ubisoft Montreal.this game engine is written in c++.

8. Fortnite

Fortnite

Game engine - Unreal Engine 4
Developer - Epic Games
Written in - C++, C#

Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017.first this game came as a battle royal game and now it is expanded to several game modes. this game is developed by Unreal Engine 4 that is also developed by Epic Games. this game got a huge anticipation past year with game streamer playing this game.

9. Dota 2

Dota 2

Game engine - Valve Corporation
Developer - Epic Games
Written in - C++

Defense of the ancient 2 aka DOTA2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. DOTA2 is a sequel to DOTA 1 which was a community-created mod for Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion pack. this game is developed and published by Valve Software which is an American video game and digital distribution company. Valve also owns the popular game digital distribution service Steam. DOTA2 is developed using the Source 2 game engine. Source 2 is a proprietary game engine developed by Valve as the successor to the Source engine. Source 2 is written in c++.

10. Among Us

Among Us

Game engine - Unity
Developer - Innersloth
Written in - C++ , C#

Among Us is an online multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by American game studio Innersloth. this game got huge popularity in 2020 due to many well-known Twitch streamers and YouTubers playing it. this game is developed using the Unity game engine. Unity is a proprietary cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies. among us is available on platforms such as Andriod and IOS because this game uses Unity game engine.

11. Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Game engine - Valve Corporation
Developer - Epic Games
Written in - C++

Apex Legends is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter battle royale game developed by Respawn Entertainment published by Electronic Arts. Apex Legends surpassed over 25 million players by the end of its first week, and 50 million within its first month with huge anticipation. The game is set in the same science fiction universe as Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall and Titanfall 2. The game is built using a modified version of Valve Corporation's Source engine.

12.Minecraft

Minecraft

Developer - Mojang Studios
Written in - java

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Swedish video game studio Mojang released in 2009. The game was created by Markus "Notch" Persson in the Java programming language and later he set up a video game company, Mojang with the money earned from the game. Minecraft is developed using lwjgl library written in java. this is not considered as a game engine and used as a library to work with java API's. this game currently holds the title of best-selling video game of all time with over 200 million copies sold. this is also the only game in this list that is written other than in c family languages.

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