The video game industry has been on a constant growth trajectory in Bangladesh over the past few years, with more and more people experiencing the first-hand action of video games, let it be a casual encounter or a complete competitive experience.
With the rise of popularity, the appetite for video games has also grown exponentially, and with the recent influx of high-quality free-to-play games only hastened the process of video game adoption.
Without further ado, let us look closer at the five most popular video games in Bangladesh.
Fortnite: Battle Royale
The free-to-play nature of Fortnite: Battle Royale combined with the ever-increasing user base make this game an absolute joy to play while also making headlines in the video game news section worldwide.
Epic Games took the Battle Royale genre and made it better with the introduction of a building mechanic in the game, opening endless possibilities during a match.
The game is rather simple, up to 100 players compete for survival in an island that is constantly evolving over time. Furthermore, the company behind the franchise constantly introduces new items in the game to ensure that the overall gameplay experience is always fresh.
Fortnite: Battle Royale is available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds aka PUBG – the game that popularised the Battle Royale genre is one of the most popular games in Bangladesh. A simple PUBG guide to explain the game would be to become the last person standing at any cost.
Unlike Fortnite’s single constantly evolving map, PUBG features four maps with diverse environments, providing the players with more customizable playing experience.
Moreover, alongside the PC and console versions of the game, PUBG Mobile too has a huge player-base in the country.
PUBG is also available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows.
Dota 2 retains the core elements of the original but introduces tremendous improvements to the finer details of the game, making it a more pleasurable experience.
The title requires the players to destroy the enemy’s structure at their base. Being a multiplayer game, there is no singular way to achieve the objective, and players need to improvise on their strategy every time they enter a new game.
The video game from Valve Corporation has a huge international fanbase and is part of Esports tournaments on a regular basis, with the prize money going as high as a million dollars.
Dota 2 is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and MacOS.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Launched in the latter half of 2018, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 brings military precision to the Battle Royale genre. The game departed from the traditional Call of Duty experience by not featuring a dedicated campaign mode, but the improvements made in the online multiplayer section that promotes teamwork and tactical prowess still manage to keep the appeal of the game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
No competitive gaming list would be complete without the inclusion of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment, CS: GO became a free-to-play game on Steam in December 2018, which should do wonders to its already massive player database.
This multiplayer game has been at the forefront for a long duration and needs no special introduction. A slew of gameplay modes of varying levels of difficult alongside the ability to host games of dedicated servers make playing CS: GO a highly customizable experience.
Counter-Strike: Global Offence is available of Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 3, MacOS and Xbox 360.
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