The Nine Popular Video Games To Play In Australia

The 10 popular video games to play in Australia

Australians love sports and games. Recently it has been seen in a survey that there is speed growth of the video game industry in Australi. According to the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA), the total physical retail sales generated $1.179 billion and overall digital sales hit $2.851 billion in 2018-19, posting an increase of 39 percent. Australia continues to experience video games sales growth, in line with trends similarly experienced by other countries, including the USA and the UK.

IGEA recently published a paper, Building a Thriving Interactive Games Development Industry in Australia which explains how and why the Australian game development sector should be supported.

According to the Digital Australia report of 2020, two out of three Australians play video games or games at online casinos.

All this shows that how crazy Australians are for video games or pokies at online casinos. There are so many game developers that are now targeting the Australian market. With thousands of new video games released each year only a few video games become popular among gamers.

The Nine Popular Video Games To Play In Australia

Popular video games to play in Australia are to be found at online casinos, clubs, pubs land casinos, or at online stores to buy the game and enjoy on your gaming device.

Many of video games can be purchased or installed free from app stores or downloaded from online sites. Here are the nine popular video games to play in Australia.

1. More Chilli

More Chilli - Popular Pokies
More Chilli Pokies

More Chilli video game from  Aristocrat Gaming will bring you great hot wins. This video game is actually a pokies game that is Mexican-themed depicting the culture. Here the cuisine of Mexico all loaded with fun and play for you to enjoy. Calling both low stake players as well as the high rollers this game offers a variety of denominations used to make wagers. The game also features bonus games, free spins, scatter symbols, and rewarding wilds that can enhance your chances of winning big money.

More Chilli pokies game come with five reels and 25 paylines. You can wager or bet using coin denominations that range from one cent to $2. One cent is the minimum bet you can place on More Chilli pokies, while the maximum is $60. Each payline accepts only a single coin. Despite the absence of a progressive feature, you can win a maximum of 2000 coins and $4000 in cash by playing the bonus feature.

As said above the symbols in More Chilli revolve around elements synonymous with Mexico. The Sun, Chihuahuas, Chilli Stand, Tequila and the mustached Mexican Man are all part of the icons that emerge on the reels. Other symbols in the game include a sack of dollars, chickens, and the traditional playing cards, i.e. Nine, Ten, Ace, King, Queen and Jack.

The spicy pokies game of More Chilli unfolds with the cheerful and chubby Mexican man with a mustache greeting players at the start of the game. The same man also appears on the reels very often, just like the sellers who pop up every now and then at the beautiful Mexican beaches. The attention to detail in this pokies game is exceptional, with each and every detail screaming “Viva Mexico” in its loudest voice.

One of the best features about More Chilli is that it is one of those video game pokies machines that favor both small and big players alike as said above.

More Chilli video game can be played at online casinos for free or with real money.

2. Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 video game
Cyberpunk 2077 video game

About 70% of gamers around the world have liked Cyberpunk 2077. The game sold over 424,000 copies in Australia alone. Released in September 2020, this game was developed and published by the Polish video game developer, publisher, and distributor, CD Projekt. 

The story takes place in Night City, an open world set in the Cyberpunk universe. Players assume the first-person perspective of a customizable mercenary known as V, who can acquire skills in hacking and machinery with options for melee and ranged combat.

V is thus on the search for a one-of-a-kind implant that guarantees immortality, and you are to help him build a legend on the streets of the Night City as he goes on the quest. The best part is that players are free to customize V’s voice, face, hairstyle, clothing, background, and body type, and modifications to suit their preferences.

Cyberpunk 2077 can be played at PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows.

This year, CD PROJEKT RED has released numerous patches and hotfixes for Cyberpunk 2077, including Patch 1.3. Soon, the studio will release a next-gen update for the open-world game, so that it plays smoothly on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles. Those who own Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Cyberpunk 2077 will get the update for free.

3. Baldur’s Gate III

Baldur's gate 3 video game
Baldur’s Gate 3 video game

Baldur’s Gate III is a role-playing video game that offers both a single-player and cooperative multiplayer element. It is the third main game in the Baldur’s Gate series, developed and published by the Belgian video game developer and publisher Larian Studios.  Players can create one or more characters and form a party along with computer-generated characters to explore the game’s story.

 In this game, you will be able to take one of their characters and team up online with other players to form a party. Unlike previous games in the Baldur’s Gate series, Baldur’s Gate III has turn-based combat. The action takes place in the Forgotten Realms, and you have to gather your party to escape capture and fight the Mind Flayers. In this epic sequel, players will go through a journey of fellowship, betrayal, sacrifice, and lure of unimaginable power. 

Can be played at Google Stadia, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems. Baldur’s Gate is currently in early release, and the full game has not yet been released.

4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

PUBG Video Game
PUBG Video Game

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale video game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, which happens to be a subsidiary of the South Korea-based video game company Krafton Inc. PUBG is a player versus player shooting game in which dozens to hundreds of players fight in a last-man-standing battle royale game. You can enter the game as a solo player, as part of a duo, or with a small team of up to four other players.

At the start of the game all players will parachute from a plane with no gear beyond customized clothing selections. Once you drop, you will have to search buildings, ghost towns, and other sites to find weapons, ammunition, armor, transport, and other equipment. The last player or team who manages to stay alive while the others are dead wins the match.

The game is currently available across diverse platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Android, and iOS smartphones.

5. Minecraft

Minecraft game app
Minecraft game app

Minecraft is another video game developed and published by the Stockholm-based video game developer, Mohanj Studios, Minecraft is a sandbox video game that first made its appearance in 2009 and has since released many major updates. With more than 200 million copies sold and 126 million monthly active users this game is rise in popularity.

In this game, you will need to explore a blocky, procedurally generated 3D world filled with 3D rough objects called blocks, representing different materials such as water, dirt, stones, lava, and tree trunks. The gameplay involves picking up and placing these blocks. Over the years, this game has been ported to several platforms and is now available across many different ones.

You can play this game on Windows, macOS, Linux, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PlayStation 4, and so many others. It is also available for  Android and iOS devices.

6. Florence

Florence game app
Florence game app

Florence is an interactive story and video game developed by the Australian studio Mountains and published by Annapurna Interactive. The game was released on February 14, 2018. In Florence, the player follows the story of 25-year-old Florence Yeoh as she lives her daily routine and meets Krish, a cellist she sees in the park. The game features little written dialogue and tells Florence’s story through a series of brief chapters. Puzzles are used to reinforce pieces of Florence’s life as players progress through her story.

Florence is divided into 20 chapters, each featuring a different portion of Florence Yeoh’s life. The chapters are separated into six acts, which represent different portions of Florence’s growth and change.

You can play this game with Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, macOS, Macintosh operating systems.

7. Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja video game
Fruit Ninja video game

Fruit Ninja is a video game developed by Halfbrick. It was released April 21, 2010.  In the game, the player must slice fruit that is thrown into the air by swiping the device’s touch screen with their finger(s) or in the case of the Xbox 360 version, the player’s arms and hands. It features multiple gameplay modes, leaderboards and multiplayer.

As said above as a player you have to do slices of the fruit with a blade controlled via the touch screen. As the fruit is thrown onto the screen, the player swipes their finger across the screen to create a slicing motion, attempting to slice the fruit in half. Extra points are awarded for slicing multiple fruits with one swipe (called “combo”s), and players can use additional fingers to make multiple slices simultaneously. Players must slice all fruit; if three fruits are missed, the game ends. This video game can be played on Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Xbox 360, Symbian, Bada, Windows Phone.

8. L.A. Noire

LA Noire video game
LA Noire video game

L.A. Noire is a neo-noir detective action-adventure video game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games. It was released in May 2011. Set within Los Angeles in 1947, the story follows Detective Cole Phelps’s rise among the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as he solves a range of cases across five divisions. When he is tasked with investigating a morphine distribution ring that involves several of his former squadmates from World War II, Phelps finds both his personal and professional life falling into a turmoil, and reluctantly joins forces with his estranged former comrade, Jack Kelso. As the pair delve deeper into the case, they uncover a major conspiracy centering around the Suburban Redevelopment Fund program and several prominent figures in Los Angeles involved with it.

 L.A. Noire also contains elements found in action-adventure games, such as side missions and a branching storyline. The game uses licensed music provided by an in-game radio, and features an original score.

Can be played at PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

9. The Hobbit

The Hobbit video game
The Hobbit video game

The Hobbit is a 2003 action-adventure game developed by Inevitable Entertainment for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox, by The Fizz Factor for Microsoft Windows, and by Saffire for the Game Boy Advance. It was published by Sierra Entertainment.

The game is a licensed adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit, The game sticks very closely to the plot of the novel, although it does feature some minor characters not found in Tolkien’s original.

This video game can be played at Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2,  Xbox.