Raptr has just posted its Most Played PC Games for May 2014 list, a compilation that spotlights Dark Souls II’s 12-spot climb to #11. The list details the most popular PC games from May, 2014, to include League of Legends, WoW, DOTA2, and 17 others.
Console gamers have been enjoying Dark Souls II since March, but until April 24, PC gamers have had to wait for From Software’s follow-up. Dark Souls II returns players to one of the most successful (and brutal) action RPG games of the century.
Free-to-play also saw a strong push in May. Gaijin Entertainment’s multiplayer military game War Thunder jumped up nine spots to #15. This is significantly due to the game’s open beta release for its Ground Forces Expansion, adding player control and creation of tank & aircraft forces.
Among some of the steepest drops in gameplay hours was Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls Online, which, despite its May 23 update, fell 39 percent – and 22 percent in the number of players. Another decline came by way of Warframe, dropping 15 percent from April (11 percent in total player count).
eSports also continued to heavily influence the rankings. The League of Legends Championship Series and Riot 2014 Championship Series helped drive a 15 percent increase in LoL’s play share over April. LoL presently owns more than 17% of the total hours logged gaming through Raptr for last month.
Last month’s third-place Diablo III dropped one spot and nearly three percent of the play share, most likely due to the novelty of the Reaper of Souls expansion wearing off.
New to the list are Bohemia Interactive's tactical shooter ArmA III and Ubisoft’s open-world action title Watch Dogs – debuting at ranks 18 and 19 among the top 20 played PC games, respectively. Arma III enjoyed a participant spike from May 16-18 when the game went free for the weekend on Steam.
Note from Raptr: The Share number by each game represents that title’s gameplay time as a percentage of the total time spent on all the PC games played by Raptr members, and is useful for comparing the relative amount of playtime between particular games.
Raptr predicts that WildStar, released June 3, will make a splash on the list next month.
What did you spend the most time playing this last month, and what games – whether they’re releasing soon or staring at you from your backlog – do you expect to suck up time? Let us know by posting a comment below.
- Nick "stuBEEF" Pinkerton.