Most played games: March 2013

9 Posted by - April 10, 2013 - Most Played Games, News, Trends & Data

Welcome to the first edition of our new, monthly most played Xbox 360 and PC games list, based on data from Raptr’s 17 million users! Sony doesn’t let PSN members share gameplay data, so that’s why no PlayStation games are in the rankings.

The Share number by each game represents that title’s gameplay time as a percentage of the total time spent on the top 1000 games played by Raptr users, and is useful for comparing the relative amount of play time between particular games.


DOTA 2, though still technically in beta, has made a strong push up the charts recently, with playtime up 63% month-over-month. Throughout March DOTA 2’s total playtime is less than half rival MOBA League of Legends’, but in the last week of the month DOTA 2 playtime was just 25% lower than LoL. It’ll be interesting to see if that trend continues through April.

Battlefield 3’s End Game DLC launched in the first half of March, and led to a larger spike in playtime than December’s Aftermath DLC. Month-on-month, BF3’s playtime was up 56% in March.

Halo 4, on the other hand, continues a slow decline, with playtime down 28% compared to the previous month.

Where were those Halo 4 players going? Surprisingly, the largest percentage went back to Mass Effect 3 based on Raptr’s gameplay data, presumably to play the Citadel DLC (launched 3/5). A much smaller portion moved to Gears of War: Judgment. By the last week of March Mass Effect 3 hours were on the wane, though – don’t expect it to be in the top 20 in April.

Remember that BioShock Infinite launched on 3/26 – in the last week of March the 360 version was the second-most played game, with the PC version coming in seventh.

Candy Crush Saga remains Raptr members’ favorite browser game, with Marvel: Avengers Alliance a very distant second (with less than 25% of Candy Crush’s playtime).

SimCity’s launch issues in early March were well publicized, and though it hung on to come in at #20, the trend is not looking good. During the last week of the month SimCity was the 34th most played game, and the drop off of new players joining the game has been precipitous since mid-month. It’ll be interesting to see what, if anything, EA can do to turn this around.


What about EVE Online? o-O They have had an outstanding history.


What about EVE Online? o-O They have had an outstanding history.


  1. […] Raptr's Community as a Service site for more numbers analysis on other heavy hitters like BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and the Mass Effect 3 DLC, […]

  2. […] experiencing and sharing stories of the famously glitched land of the Nords, Skyrim still ranked #15 in last month's most-played games on Raptr. That actually beat how many people were playing […]

  3. […] some fun with figures. Raptr recently sent an announcement job courtesy to a initial book of a new monthly statistical report, that marks not diversion sales, […]

  4. […] March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 […]

  5. […] PREVIOUS MOST PLAYED LISTS June 2014May 2014April 2014March 2014February 2014January 2014December 2013November 2013October 2013September 2013August 2013July 2013June 2013May 2013April 2013March 2013 […]