Google Zeitgeist – Video Games


The 2009 Google Zeitgeist is out. Googles list of the highest rising and most searched for terms of the past year.

The Video Games section proves rather interesting.

Video Games

  1. ghostbuster
  2. ufc
  3. saw
  4. bakugan
  5. batman arkham asylum
  6. twilight
  7. fifa 2010
  8. modern warfare
  9. transformers 2
  10. resident evil 5

I have to say, well it’s different to what I would of expected. Saw ranks surprisingly high, though without direct access to Googles methods this may be an anomaly from the movie also released this year. Twilight, Ghostbuster and Transformers 2 may of received similar film mix up boosts. However Batman gets a deserved rank as the 5th spot, with current kid sensation, Bakugan, taking an unsurprising 4th. The Biggest Game of The Year creeping in at number 8. Wonder how many where looking for No Russian.

And remember, this is the top 10 searched games of all of 2009. From a whole years worth of releases these games ranked top as the most searched for terms. So pretty impressive for all the games in this list. The developers can pin this list in their studio walls as a semi-unofficial GOTY award awarded by the public’s searching curiosity.

The above image is a graph showing the trending of the three more ‘traditional’ forms of gaming. Beatles Rockband taking the crown from WoW temporarily.

By Dean Bowes

Founder of the site. Based in Britian I'm primarily a PC gamer, looking to spread my wings to the best the games industry has to offer.