The Research is in And Here Are Michigan’s Favorite Video Games
Here are the top 5 most popular video games in Michigan and you might be surprised at number 1 as well as the rest of the list.
When Were Video Games Invented?
I thought it was the 70s but turns out the first video game was created in 1958 by physicist William Higinbotham. It was really Pong before there was Pong. The crazy thing was the game was not invented to make money, just to entertain visitors of the Brookhaven National Laboratory. The game was called Tennis for Two which Higinbotham put together in a couple of days. Pretty impressive.
The first big game to kick off the gaming industry was Ataris Pong. It came out in 1972 and although it was very basic like the original predecessor Tennis for Two, kids and families clambered around the television sets to play and the rest is history.
When Atari dropped Space Invaders things really began to kick in for games with games like Asteroids, Centipede, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Super Mario Brothers, all the way to games of today from PlayStation and Ebox.
It is amazing how life-like video games are today and continue to evolve with virtual reality when it puts you right inside the game. Insane! With all the options of today, you might be surprised at the top video games for Michiganders.
Top 5 Video Games in Michigan
Experts at Play Minesweeper crunched Google searches for various video games in all 50 states and came up with a top 5 for each but here is the breakdown for Michigan.
Number 5 - Resident Evil 4
Yes, Resident Evil 4 came out in 2005 but the game has been remade and was released last year with modernized graphics, gameplay, and storyline making this a top-searched game for Michiganders.
Number 4 - God of War: Ragnarok
Number 3 - Elden Ring
Even though Elden Ring is less than 2 years old, it just goes to show you that high-quality graphics are not everything and this game is booming with Michiganders.
Number 2 - God of War
God of War came out in 2005 and was originally exclusive to PlayStation 2 has since released 10 more games and is available on Xbos Series X. God of War is booming for Michiganders online and continues to grow in popularity with gamers in the Mitten.
Number 1 - Minecraft
Minecraft blows my mind with its weak graphics and almost early game-style play, people in Michigan still love this game. I watch my son and his older brother play games and almost always at some point, they wind up back to Minecraft. The game had search numbers double or more over the rest of the top 5.