Hogwarts Legacy, Starfield, and Others in the Top 10 Google Searches in the US, but One Gets Left Out

Published 12/11/2023, 7:40 AM EST

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In a year that was tightly contested with so many top tier games, which was the most sought after?  Google released the analytics of Trending searches for the year 2023 and the results for the Gaming category might not surprise you. From Hogwarts Legacy to Mortal Kombat 1, there’s every big launch of 2023 featured in the list. So, make your bets as we dive deeper into what the Google trends for gaming looked like this year. 

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The Google search engine analytics are an ideal way to analyze which games were the most popular in the community. As critic scores and ratings define the performance of a game, search trends speak to a game’s popularity. For instance, Elden Ring, and God of War Ragnarok were among the top trends on Google last year. Baldur’s Gate 3, GOTY of 2023 makes it to the list this year but not on rank one! Meanwhile, among all the big labels that made it to the top 10 of the trending search list, one massive title shockingly missed out.

Hogwarts Legacy emerges as the most popular search trend in the gaming category 

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The Harry Potter universe dominates yet again. Yes, the Avalanche Software epic Hogwarts Legacy has surpassed the traffic for every other title in 2023 and managed to wear the crown. This marks a huge achievement for the game as the race to the crown was as intense as ever. What’s even more interesting is that it failed to secure any nominations, let alone win any awards at The Game Awards 2023.

Here’s the list of ten most searched games on Google for 2023: 

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  1. Hogwarts Legacy 
  2. Connections
  3. Baldur’s Gate 3
  4. Starfield 
  5. Diablo 4
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  7. Atomic Heart 
  8. Dead Island 2
  9. Sons of the Forest 
  10. Mortal Kombat 1 

If you’re looking for The Last of Us, unfortunately, it couldn’t make it to the Top 10. Surprised? However, it is important to note that the above-mentioned list is specifically based on the numbers from the United States. Looking at the numbers globally, the list is subject to a strong shuffling. And the global trends in gaming might give TLOU fans something to root for. 

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Well, the global trends show a different perspective of the community. However, it looks like even the world agreed with the American gaming fans when it comes to rank one.

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Here’s what the list looks like at a global level: 

  1. Hogwarts Legacy 
  2. The Last of Us 
  3. Connections 
  4. Battleground Mobile India 
  5. Starfield 
  6. Baldur’s Gate 3
  7. Suika Game
  8. Diablo 4
  9. Atomic Heart
  10. Sons of the Forest 

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The numbers also reignite the discussions around Hogwarts Legacy missing out on GOTY nominations. A lot of gamers had raised their concerns on the same as they believed the jury had snatched away the game’s fair shot at the crown. But even with the Players’ Voice, the game failed to secure a nomination. But the trends suggest lack of awards or nominations can take nothing away from the game. 

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Vaibhav Singh Tomar

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