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Google’s top ten most-searched games of 2018 run from Fortnite to Zombs Royale

Google's games of the year include nine predictable titles and one big outlier

Google has published its own look back at 2018, including a list of the most-searched games of the year. The top ten list mostly consists the list of big-name, triple-A titles you’d expect, with one notable exception – a free browser-based battle royale that became a hit over the spring.

These trending searches are specific to the US – sorry, Google didn’t break down gaming globally or for the UK, loyal PCGNers – and the first few spots are completely unsurprising. Fortnite comes in at number one, followed by Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Far Cry 5, and God of War. The next four are slightly less obvious, but include popular titles like Monster Hunter: World, Sea of Thieves, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Then, rounding out the bottom of the list at number ten, is Zombs Royale. I could explain it, but you’re probably better off heading to the official site and and playing a round for yourself. In short, you drop from a plane onto an island, grab some guns, and compete to be the last player standing in a field of 100. Yep, it’s a browser battle royale.

We here at PCGamesN have brought you coverage of every single other game on the list – yes, including the console exclusives – but we didn’t write a single word about Zombs Royale.

Related: Do battle royales need to stop in 2019?

You can’t argue with Google, and this is clearly one of the biggest games of 2018. We regret failing to bring this information sooner, but for now this is the extent of Zombs Royale coverage on the site. That could change – 2019 has the potential to get real wild, after-all.