Google's Top Ten Video Game Searches Of 2013 Are... Interesting

Quick, what do you think were the biggest games on Google this year? Grand Theft Auto? Call of Duty? League of Legends?

Google has released their annual top-ten search lists for 2013, and the video game results are a little bit odd. GTA V is up there, sure, and so are a few other big games, like BioShock Infinite and Battlefield 4, but then... Cookie Clicker? Atari Breakout? No Clash of Clans or Dota 2 or even a Call of Duty in sight.

Let's break the list down:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V - Well, yeah. The year's biggest game.
  2. Cookie Clicker - Maybe because it's a browser game with a tricky URL and Google is the best way to find it?
  3. Atari Breakout - You can actually play Atari Breakout by searching for it on Google Image, which explains why it's so high.
  4. Candy Crush - Ugh.
  5. BioShock Infinite - Also one of the year's biggest games.
  6. Cube World - A lot of people really liked this one.
  7. Battlefield 4 - Beats out Call of Duty, interestingly.
  8. Neverwinter - I have no idea why this is on here.
  9. SimCity - Clearly people were trying to find Kotaku's SimCity Disaster Watch.
  10. Skylanders SWAP Force - Solely the work of Mike Fahey.