As we mark 25 years of Amazon in the UK, we’re taking a look at some of the most popular video games that have captivated the nation over the last quarter of a century.
The list features some of the biggest games ever released like Grand Theft Auto, nostalgic games like Mario Kart and family favourites like Just Dance as well as the game everyone played during 2020 lockdowns Animal Crossing:New Horizons.
Follow us on a trip down memory lane as we recap the most popular video games the nation has played over the last 25 years.
A sandbox game made up of blocks, creatures and community, Minecraft took the world by storm when it was released over a decade ago. Players can use the blocks to make amazing creations straight out of their imagination, embark on epic adventures, battle creatures and everything in between. While it is suitable for children aged 10 and above, it has something for everyone, making it equally enjoyable for adults.
Minecraft is also an excellent tool for children to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through the game, they can easily gain a basic understanding of coding, teamwork, problem-solving and creative thinking.
Start crafting with Minecraft on Amazon.co.uk.
Join the world of the most popular sport in the world when playing any of the games in the FIFA franchise. Each game perfectly recreates football matches on the digital screen with realistic player likenesses, meticulously modelled stadiums and fluid gameplay. It is an immersive experience that appeals to both die-hard football fans and casual gamers alike.
Relive your favourite sport with all the games in the franchise on the official EA store on Amazon.co.uk.
'Grand Theft Auto'
With compelling storytelling, a deep sense of immersion and detailed graphics, it's easy to see why the Grand Theft Auto franchise is featured as part of the most popular video games of all time on Amazon.co.uk. The game allows players to explore sprawling, detailed cities where they can take part in intense heists or thrilling car chases while offering social commentary with satirical humour.
Browse all Grand Theft Auto games on the official Rockstar Games store.
A great mix of charm and innovative gameplay, Super Mario caters to players of all ages who can follow Mario's adventures, including his travels across many Kingdoms. Fans will also be able to enjoy popular characters like Mario's' buddy Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Bowser among many others.
Check out all Super Mario games on the official Nintendo store on Amazon.co.uk.
Just Dance has had the nation dancing to our favourite hit songs since 2009. All players need to do is pick a song, follow the dance moves on the screen and it’s like having your very own dance party at home.
Each game in the series features new music from the world’s biggest artists across a wide range of genres like latin, rock, hip-hop and K-Pop.
Create your own dance parties with Just Dance.
Top 25 of the most popular video games of all time on Amazon.co.uk (in alphabetical order):
- Animal Crossing:New Horizons
- Assassin's Creed Franchise
- Battlefield Franchise
- Call of Duty Franchise
- Crash Bandicoot Franchise
- Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain
- Fallout Franchise
- FIFA Franchise
- Grand Theft Auto Franchise
- Just Dance
- LEGO Collection
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Pokémon Franchise
- Red Dead Redemption Franchise
- Spyro Franchise
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Super Mario Franchise
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- The Last of US
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Wii fit
- Zumba Fitness
Find all the most popular products across different categories listed here.