Game Theory: 97% Of You CAN'T Name The Most Popular Video Game In The World!

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* I am very sorry for the mistake at 7:06 and all following moments where we wrongly used the Costa Rica flag in place of the Thailand flag. This was a BIG mistake on our part.

Can YOU name the most popular video game in the world? Go ahead and leave your guess in the comments before watching this video. No cheating! Now, what made you choose that game? Was it that your favorite gamers are playing it on ISboths and Twitch? Or is it your favorite game? Theorists, it's time to talk about the silent giants in gaming. Just press play!

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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: AbsolutePixel, Jerika (NekoOnigiri), and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
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  1. The Game Theorists

    The Game Theorists

    4 dögum síðan

    Hey guys, I am very sorry for the mistake at 7:06 and all following moments where we wrongly used the Costa Rica flag in place of the Thailand flag. This was a BIG mistake and oversight on our part. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

    • TNTBlower Dani

      TNTBlower Dani

      39 mínútum síðan


    • Heavy0331


      Klukkustund síðan

      It's fine :D

    • Elaine Medeiros

      Elaine Medeiros

      2 klukkustundum síðan

      Don't worry I'm ten I won't be judging

    • Caleb Smith

      Caleb Smith

      3 klukkustundum síðan


    • Cat Animations

      Cat Animations

      5 klukkustundum síðan

      Question why isnt there a deadlock episode in about 3 years

  2. Sharon Ding

    Sharon Ding

    3 mínútum síðan

    Is there lore behind the appearance of blue shirt guy and blue shirt girl? 13:40

  3. SomeDonkus


    4 mínútum síðan

    Thank god for indie games.

  4. Paweł Michałkowicz

    Paweł Michałkowicz

    5 mínútum síðan

    10:30 middle of Europe, COLD?! Dude, only by Australian and Californian standards it's probably cold here

  5. CheckerboardPlayz


    6 mínútum síðan

    I took the blue pill Thank very much

  6. Text:@worldwidhack1 on Telegram

    Text:@worldwidhack1 on Telegram

    28 mínútum síðan

    It's rare to find a man with such a good heart who's ready to help you out is trustworthy to deal with😎😎

  7. Text:@worldwidhack1 on Telegram

    Text:@worldwidhack1 on Telegram

    28 mínútum síðan

    It's rare to find a man with such a good heart who's ready to help you out is trustworthy to deal with😎😎

  8. Cxffee Cake

    Cxffee Cake

    34 mínútum síðan

    idk what this is at all as well

  9. AlterNime


    35 mínútum síðan

    He forgot about Touhou.

  10. Cool maybe

    Cool maybe

    36 mínútum síðan

    im watching this again because i forgot the most downloaded game

  11. Forsebwu


    37 mínútum síðan

    I HEARD OF GARENA BEFORE MATPAT WTH??????!!!!! I’m shocked as hell…. I played that in high school

  12. Justin Carrel

    Justin Carrel

    Klukkustund síðan

    I'm glad I'm not the only one to make the btow connection

  13. boom boom boi 64

    boom boom boi 64

    Klukkustund síðan

    Bro garena is a joke here in the portuguese/brazillian community, we call it the "simp's game"

  14. O LUCCA 21

    O LUCCA 21

    Klukkustund síðan

    Im finally in the % that knew



    Klukkustund síðan

    Freefire is most played in countries that speaks arabic sadly because we dont have the best phones or laptops

  16. roblox gameing you

    roblox gameing you

    Klukkustund síðan

    Red pill

  17. Morikon Hase

    Morikon Hase

    Klukkustund síðan

    where did you get that china map from

  18. Wayland Chisolm

    Wayland Chisolm

    Klukkustund síðan

    I’ve known about the game, I just haven’t played it, I’m to worryed about killing people in cod mobile lol.

  19. DarknessNinja


    Klukkustund síðan


  20. Mason Simon

    Mason Simon

    Klukkustund síðan

    Hey Matt, I think a fun game for you to look into Identity V. There’s a ton of lore, multiple timelines, new characters being added with different and diverse backgrounds every season. It’s also a mobile game and it’s huge in China, and pretty big in japan

  21. CuddlyQuinn


    Klukkustund síðan


  22. OatsAreDelicious


    Klukkustund síðan

    I hate that kind of clickbait title

  23. Raul Fofo

    Raul Fofo

    Klukkustund síðan

    sou br, assisto vcs demais! sou fan! Im from brazil, I love your videos Game Theorist! im your fan!

  24. Pug


    Klukkustund síðan

    Pokemon unite be the best MOBA game

  25. xxxtentaciun


    Klukkustund síðan


  26. IMPanda Yolanda Parker Frazier

    IMPanda Yolanda Parker Frazier

    Klukkustund síðan

    matpat: what has been the second downloaded mobile game in 2021 its also the most downloaded game in 2020 and 2019 Me: tiktok

  27. Mr. Bucket

    Mr. Bucket

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    The way MatPat says "PC bang" makes me simultaneously laugh and cringe. The "a" in the English spellings of Korean words is more like an "ah," similar to the "a"' in "yacht".

  28. Nhoa xlight

    Nhoa xlight

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    fiquei bolado com esse papo ae, só porque aqui a gente tem que ficar procurando alternativas já que vocês aí do primeiro mundo só publicam coisas pra vocês mesmos e esquecem o mundo lá fora que em parte vocês mesmos aí em cima emburacaram não quer dizer que estamos na obscuridade, que postura é essa de que tudo que não tá na boca de vocês é a escuridão misteriosa da caverna?

  29. ZerreZ


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    most of these international games are just copy and paste western/japanese games

  30. Torque Dawg

    Torque Dawg

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I knew it from 2016

  31. Adam Leblanc

    Adam Leblanc

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Is anyone gonna talk about absolute pixel being included in the ice-burg

  32. Water Me Loan 64

    Water Me Loan 64

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    PAC-Man Pong Fortnite Minecraft FNaF Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Marvel’s Spider-Man Burnout Paradise Breath of the Wild Portal 1 & 2 GTA Series Kirby Sonic Mania Metroid Prime Quarto-logy

  33. Crystalicyt


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I think one of the reasons that Garena is so popular is because there are "Shoutout channels with botted people on the livestreams". I don't know for sure but hey that's just a ISboths theory

  34. grandoverlord gaming

    grandoverlord gaming

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I new it was freefire cuz im a season 1 player lvl 64 grandmaster 😴😴😴

  35. ZerreZ


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    its always Chinese mobile games

  36. Hammer_ L0rd

    Hammer_ L0rd

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I thought he was talking about The game btw you lost The game

  37. A Guy In The Kitchen

    A Guy In The Kitchen

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Delta runs chapter 2 is out & it really needs a theory!

  38. Grant LeBaron

    Grant LeBaron

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I guess tf2

  39. Salvador456


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Matpad dont forget México, in México they also play it a lot, a lot of my friends like a lot

  40. ihavenoideatoknowwhattoputasaname


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    I hate how people think that roblox is for kids because apparently blowing people's heads off is for kids

  41. Detective _

    Detective _

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    As a Thai person, watching this brings me joy

  42. Edward Richardson

    Edward Richardson

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    how he says mobile game tho

  43. Loli_Mouse87


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    can you do a cookie run theory

  44. Yukiinue


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    No bc when he was talking abt the best 5v5 I immediately went to cookie run

  45. Trentasauruzz


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    this is wierd i heard of it a while ago i play it

    • Trentasauruzz


      2 klukkustundum síðan

      "also what is weird is that you guys never heard of it"

  46. ChaosSorceror_Davidicus


    2 klukkustundum síðan

    9:19 Shoutouts to Breath of Fire 1 there on the top of the screen. Great RPG series. Shame what Capcom's done to em. They got the "shitty mobile port only released in Japan" treatment. I always hope in vain that it'll come back in a big way.

  47. Legoland Bobo

    Legoland Bobo

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    1:05 i ill take the blue pill and get off the video. Bye

  48. Evean Green

    Evean Green

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    you should talk about the new law limiting children's gaming time in china

  49. ThatDudeTjBH


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Theory request: talk about the lore of a fighting game called brawlhalla. It would be the onyl video i watch lol

  50. Arnold Random

    Arnold Random

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Gta 6 will take place in india

  51. Bruh_


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Poland Is POGGER

  52. Emil I

    Emil I

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    9:40 if only breath of fire was new enough for a theory😂

  53. rita alwawi

    rita alwawi

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    that's why u should live in sriya

  54. TanmayDoesStuff


    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Freefire has envaded America

  55. Hisan Mateen

    Hisan Mateen

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Oj+matpats wife besties forever

  56. (3S) Max Lawlor

    (3S) Max Lawlor

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    street fighter alpha is ridiculously popular in brazil

  57. KitKat


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Did you know deltarune chapter 2 is out? If ya do.... go do your thing and idk i just wanna see a thory about it

  58. delete04


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    We see 4 brawl stars you tubers in this video but no brawl stars theory on dis channel

  59. Eva Green

    Eva Green

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    i rlllly liked this episode :o

  60. amin q

    amin q

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    OK here is a little explanation of why : I live in iran and I earn 5 milion toman every month idk how much in dollars but a good pc that can run popular games cost around 25 to 30 milion so if i want to buy pc I should save 6 month and don't eat or anything to buy the pc it self 😭

  61. amin q

    amin q

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Mobile games are very famous in my country as well (Iran) because pc games are expensive as well as pc it self

  62. Dangerous 929

    Dangerous 929

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Please do an episode on Zardy's maze

  63. Genshin Mobile

    Genshin Mobile

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Hmm Interesting

  64. Blu Blu

    Blu Blu

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    11:26 the Nice.

  65. Meekochu Oswin

    Meekochu Oswin

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Brawl stars lore pls

  66. Korakod First

    Korakod First

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Wrong Thailand’s flag…..

  67. Your Friendly Jay

    Your Friendly Jay

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel like this is a gaming revolution. I would be so happy if that specific genre was targeting to male and female alike.

  68. 金田一


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Games are getting shittier these days. I wish I could get back to the good ole 360 days.

  69. Nicholas Cutbirth

    Nicholas Cutbirth

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Please do rain world lore.

  70. Kaan Gül

    Kaan Gül

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Blue pill pls

  71. Spicy Kirby0295

    Spicy Kirby0295

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    HOLD ON! You mean to tell me that FREAKING TETRIS is BIGGER and MORE POPULAR than FNAF?!

  72. Solar Nugget

    Solar Nugget

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    hey, it's not just in china, it's also the most popular game in Vietnam and it's called 'Liên Quân'

  73. Julian Reyes

    Julian Reyes

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Bruh Arena of Valor is so dope. The mobile game did a Collab with DC and they have DC superheroes/ villains as playable characters. They also made a Nintendo switch version of the game.

  74. Arigamer192


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Am I the only one that miss the intro with the song?

  75. Dachshund YT

    Dachshund YT

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Im at the beginning of this video, and im telling you, it's gonna be some sort of app only available in china

  76. Raven Master

    Raven Master

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    you mean a middle aged man with a wife and kids is out of the loop with the next generation? I can't believe it.

  77. Goldatron Inc. Productions

    Goldatron Inc. Productions

    7 klukkustundum síðan


  78. Devanand .S

    Devanand .S

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Ff 😘😘😘 love from india

  79. Bottle_of_air YT

    Bottle_of_air YT

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Me just waiting for the Rick and Morty episode

  80. Jaivonni Cervantes

    Jaivonni Cervantes

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    0:54 Or I take both pills and die of overdose

  81. Abhi ABG

    Abhi ABG

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    I have no smartphone(im using a flip phone) but i got a gaming pc so none of this would apply to me

  82. T-Gaming


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    im waiting for western gamer reaction when they know what crossfire is

  83. Awesome Tanay Sharma

    Awesome Tanay Sharma

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    cod mobile?

  84. Sherona


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Do a mega Mart part 2

  85. cringe nightmare in Town

    cringe nightmare in Town

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    He mentioned tf2, epic

  86. NOTSAM79


    8 klukkustundum síðan


  87. Charles Usaraga

    Charles Usaraga

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Mat Pat forgot Codm🥲🥲

  88. NANI ?!

    NANI ?!

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Matpat: **says that he haven't heard of freefire until now.** Me who used to play it: **Inaudible Nani?!**

  89. Moist Towlettes

    Moist Towlettes

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Please do a theory on Destiny 2 or the Destiny franchise

  90. DerpyMooCow


    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I saw the game trending on the YT gaming page, but I’d never heard of it so I just ignored it.

  91. FE4RCE Gaming

    FE4RCE Gaming

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    nobody talks about pakistan which even has more gaming craze

  92. just abee

    just abee

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    tawain is showed to be in china. MatPat doesn't want to be missing I guess

  93. くんマフムード


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    I think the comparison here is kinda unfair, the metric itself doesn't make sense, when we talk about India, Brazil, Korea and China, those are countries have large populations and the gaming companies in those regions target their products towards the locals of said regions, it's also worth mentioning that these countries have large, and I mean LARGE populations, China's population alone is over a billion that's roughly 17% of the world's population living in China alone, so while Arena of Valor have 100 million players a day 54% of which are females, how many of those players are actually, American, European or Japanese? meanwhile, Fortnite is popular in America because it is an American game developed by an American company targeted at American players, western/Japanese gaming companies will not die because they simply do the same as said other regions, they market their products locally, in fact, what's hurting video game companies AND movie companies right now is their attempt at targeting markets such as China while neglecting their own local market. China doesn't need your Fortnite and LoL because they have their own, meanwhile China themselves are trying to compete with those local game companies in their own territory and to a certain degree they're succeeding at it because they're providing western players with what their local companies neglected giving them, if western companies keep this up the iceberg will melt with them on top of it and they will drown in the abyss, becoming a subsidiary for a company like Tencent or some no name Korean/Indian company or a small studio owned by them.

  94. Exam Mole

    Exam Mole

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Deltarune chapter 2’s out now lol

  95. Yah Nation

    Yah Nation

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Then I guess it is not that popular.

  96. giorno giovanna

    giorno giovanna

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Meanwhile in racing games 100% male take it or leave it

  97. Name


    10 klukkustundum síðan


  98. Amr Jammoul

    Amr Jammoul

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    06:04 I'm still hoping for a matpat x Kairos theory

  99. xLuna


    11 klukkustundum síðan

    The gender thing is so true, I would love to get into first person shooters and mobas, I love the strategy and the action, but the communities are so incredibly toxic to newcomers and women that I don't even want to try. I know I would get discouraged by the community so I don't want to throw away my money by buying it and then never playing it

    • cringe nightmare in Town

      cringe nightmare in Town

      8 klukkustundum síðan

      Youre profile looks like the one a ton off people have, is it a avetar app

  100. Carsona2


    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Am I the only person who knew about this game?