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Top 80 Games Trends in March

From Randomized Ruminant References to Iconic Videogame Crossovers

— March 24, 2018 — Tech
With the rise of the gaming industry, developers have more leeway than ever to create edgy and interesting titles, as the March 2018 games trends show. In the always-wise words of The Game, the popular rapper from the early 2000s, consumers might hate it or love it, but the dev is on top, and those creators will keep making fascinating games until consumer interest in the industry stops.

Naturally, smash-hit game franchises have still been leveraging their universal popularity. For example, 'Pac-Man Sonic Dash' combines the two SEGA heroes into a single mobile game, which is far from an indie title. That said, perhaps the most exciting area of the industry is out on the fringes, where games like 'David Lynch Teaches Typing' and 'Level 99 Axe Rage' are redefining video game concepts.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Conservation-Focused Games
Conservation-Focused Games
The Polyventure Game Forces Players to Face an Uncomfortable World
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79
Dynamic Video Game Replays
Dynamic Video Game Replays
PUBG's Partnership with Minkonet Let Players Create 3D Replays
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78
Premium Console Game Apps
Premium Console Game Apps
Mario Kart Tour will Bring the Classic Game to Smartphones in 2019
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77
Live Game-Purchasing Services
Live Game-Purchasing Services
Microsoft Mixer Lets Viewers Purchase Games They're Live-Streaming
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76
Gorgeous Low-Polygon Games
Gorgeous Low-Polygon Games
'The World Begins With You' Has Beautiful Aesthetics and Design
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75
Professional-Grade Streamer Microphones
Professional-Grade Streamer Microphones
The Razer Seiren Elite Boasts Plug-and-Play Operation
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74
Noir Adventure Game Sets
Noir Adventure Game Sets
Genesis Noir Takes Players on a Beautifully Illustrated and Surreal Quest
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73
Sci-Fi Exploration Games
Sci-Fi Exploration Games
'In Other Waters' Places Players on a Massive, Awe-Inspiring Alien World
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72
Classic Video Game Tournaments
Classic Video Game Tournaments
Warcraft III Has Been Revamped for Modern Competative eSports
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71
Revived Rare Video Games
Revived Rare Video Games
Donkey Kong 3: Daigyakushuu is Now Playable for Retro Game Fans
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70
Romance-Driven RPGs
Romance-Driven RPGs
The Roguemance Game Combines Relationship Elements With Engaging Combat
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69
Martian Colony Games
Martian Colony Games
Surviving Mars Tasks Players with Building and Sustaining an Off-World Colony
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68
Historically Driven Video Games
Historically Driven Video Games
'A Case of Distrust' Embroils Players in a 1920's Mystery
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67
Heartwarming Indie Games
Heartwarming Indie Games
'All Our Asias' is a Beautiful Exploration on Cultural Identity
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66
Folklore-Inspired Videogames
Folklore-Inspired Videogames
'Where the Water Tastes Like Wine' Whisks Players on a Wild Journey
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65
Island Survival Games
Island Survival Games
'Island Time VR' Challenges Players to Stay Alive After a Shipwreck
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64
Fan Analytics Platforms
Fan Analytics Platforms
The FanAI Platform Helps Esports Teams to Harness Their Fanbases
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63
Family-Focused Indie Games
Family-Focused Indie Games
'Children of Morta' Blends Family Life With Monster Slaying Action
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62
Iconic Videogame Crossovers
Iconic Videogame Crossovers
Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man Will Finally Crossover in Mobile Games
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61
European eSports Investments
European eSports Investments
Team Vitality Received Funding from Several Investment Firms
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60
Brewery-Created Mobile Games
Brewery-Created Mobile Games
Learn What Its Like to Run a Brewery Through 'Brew Money Inc.'
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59
ESports Racing Tournaments
ESports Racing Tournaments
NASCAR is Entering ESports With a Tournament Held on Race Weekends
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58
Collegiate eSports Tournaments
Collegiate eSports Tournaments
The Fiesta Bowl is Set to Become the Premier College eSports Event
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57
Festive Video Game Updates
Festive Video Game Updates
Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Will Bring Several Themed Updates
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56
Free-Form Art Games
Free-Form Art Games
The Skuiggle Game Lacks Motivation But Offers Tons of Expression
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55
Powerful Gaming Console Routers
Powerful Gaming Console Routers
The Linksys WRT32XB Router Reduces Ping Times by 65%
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54
Arena-Sized Game Trailers
Arena-Sized Game Trailers
Sony's Projection-Mapping Trailer for God of War Debuted on an NBA Court
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53
Detailed Fantasy Gaming Currency
Detailed Fantasy Gaming Currency
Rare Elements Creates Coins and Tokens That Enhance Game Play
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52
Mobile eSports Tournaments
Mobile eSports Tournaments
The Arena of Valor World Cup is a Large-Scale Mobile eSports Event
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51
Cubic AR Toys
Cubic AR Toys
PleIQ Combines Tangible Cube Toys with Augmented Reality Interactions
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50
Soccer-Managing eSports
Soccer-Managing eSports
Bidstack's Football Manager Tournament Shows Real World Applications
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49
Sneaker-Inspired Game Consoles
Sneaker-Inspired Game Consoles
The Air Jordan-Inspired Xbox Consoles Celebrate Iconic Sneakers
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48
ESports Communications Consultancies
ESports Communications Consultancies
The Story Mob Helps ESports Companies Build Better Brands
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47
Monster-Fighting Robot Games
Monster-Fighting Robot Games
'Into the Breach' Lets Players Fulfill Their Kaiju-Slaying Dreams
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46
Hallucination-Fighting Video Games
Hallucination-Fighting Video Games
This Therapeutic Game Helps Soothe Schizophrenia Patients
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45
Classic Video Game Guides
Classic Video Game Guides
Dark Horse's Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia Documents the Various Games
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44
Chat-Driven Video Games
Chat-Driven Video Games
Indie Game STAY Has Players Chat with a Mysteriously Captured Man
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43
eSport Cryptocurrency Initiatives
eSport Cryptocurrency Initiatives
Unikrn Has Seen Progress in Its eSports Crpto Betting Goals
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42
Nationwide eSports Leagues
Nationwide eSports Leagues
The 'Japan Esports Union' is the First Cohesive eSports League in Japan
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41
Pre-Built Performance PCs
Pre-Built Performance PCs
The Corsair One Gaming Pc Come in Two Flavors Both with Impressive Specs
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40
Superhero AR Games
Superhero AR Games
Hasbro's Hero Vision Iron Man AR Helmet Lets Players Become the Iconic Hero
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39
Immersive Dual-Functionality Headsets
Immersive Dual-Functionality Headsets
The ASUS HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset is Powerful
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38
Tongue-In-Cheek Horror Games
Tongue-In-Cheek Horror Games
The SpookyCellar Horror Game Pokes Fun at Other Games in the Genre
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37
Apocalyptic Battle Royale Games
Apocalyptic Battle Royale Games
Fear the Wolves Twists the Battle Royale Genre With a Unique World
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36
eSports Apparel Partnerships
eSports Apparel Partnerships
H4X.gg is the Offical eSports Apparel Sponsor for DreamHack and ESL
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35
Video Game Viewing Promotions
Video Game Viewing Promotions
Viewers can Earn Exclusive Overwatch League Tokens on Twitch
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34
Fully Adjustable Gaming Chairs
Fully Adjustable Gaming Chairs
The Corsair T2 Road Warrior is Comfortable for All Body Types
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33
Real Life Video Games
Real Life Video Games
Rocket League RC Cars are Set to Bring the Frantic Fun into the Real-world
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32
Powerfully Compact Gaming PCs
Powerfully Compact Gaming PCs
The Compulab 'Airtop2 Inferno' Boasts a Silent Fanless Design
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31
Enamel Video Game Pins
Enamel Video Game Pins
These 'Fallout' Pins Feature Vault Boy from the Game's Perk Chart
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30
Educational Video Game Updates
Educational Video Game Updates
Assassins Creed Discovery Mode Teaches Players Egyptian History
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29
Randomized Ruminant References
Randomized Ruminant References
'Llama or Alpaca?' Asks a Simple Yet Difficult Question
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28
Soda-Supported ESports
Soda-Supported ESports
The e-COPA Coca-Cola Tournament Hopes to Discover the Next ESports Star
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27
2D Sidescrolling Action Games
2D Sidescrolling Action Games
Level 99 Axe Rage Draws Inspiration From B-Movies For Intense Fun
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26
Canine Cryptocurrency Concepts
Canine Cryptocurrency Concepts
CryptoDoggies is Yet Another Take on Crypto Tokens
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25
Fashion-Focused Style Assistants
Fashion-Focused Style Assistants
The Amazon Echo Look Uses Machine Learning to Curate Fashion
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24
Digital eSports Trading Cards
Digital eSports Trading Cards
Epics.gg Recently Received Funding to Launch eSports Memorabilia
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23
Australian ESports Events
Australian ESports Events
Gfinity eSport Australia Has Formed a Partnership to Host Live Events
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22
Anime-Inspired Video Games
Anime-Inspired Video Games
'The World Next Door' is the First Title by Viz Media
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21
Gaming-Centric Cryptocurrencies
Gaming-Centric Cryptocurrencies
Atari Token is the Latest Venture from the Iconic Game Publisher
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20
Resurrected LAN Cafes
Resurrected LAN Cafes
The Waypoint Cafe is Reinventing the LAN Cafe for the Modern Era
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19
Videogame-Inspired Snow Sculptures
Videogame-Inspired Snow Sculptures
A Final Fantasy Snow Sculpture is at the Sapporo Snow Festival
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18
Retro Game-Upgrading Consoles
Retro Game-Upgrading Consoles
The Hyperkin 'SupaRetroN HD' Console Plays Classic Cartridge Titles
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17
Snack-Dispensing Arcade Machines
Snack-Dispensing Arcade Machines
SNACKADE Offers a "Playable Food Delivery" Experience
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16
Meditative Art Games
Meditative Art Games
Joy Exhibition Lets Players Show Off Art Skills to Alien Races
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15
Virtual Subscription PCs
Virtual Subscription PCs
Blade 'Shadow Technology' Offers Access to Powerful Equipment
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14
Internet Interaction Video Games
Internet Interaction Video Games
'Dab on 'em Haterz' Helps Players Feel Better About Themselves
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13
Surreal Typing Games
Surreal Typing Games
'David Lynch Teaches Typing' is an Educational Game Based on the Director
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12
Fake News Video Games
Fake News Video Games
'Bad News' Hopes to Stop Misinformation By Teaching People How It Works
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11
Business-Focused Video Games
Business-Focused Video Games
The American Mall Game Focuses on the Death of Shopping Centers
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10
Retail-Based eSports Games
Retail-Based eSports Games
Sports Direct Will Host Live eSports Games Across Many of its Stores
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9
Professional eSports Athlete Keyboards
Professional eSports Athlete Keyboards
The Logitech G Pro Gaming Keyboard is Lightning Fast
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8
Video Game Art Marketplaces
Video Game Art Marketplaces
Fans Love You is an eCommerce Platform for Video Game Artwork
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7
Dungeon-Exploring Indie Games
Dungeon-Exploring Indie Games
'It Lurks Below' Blends Gameplay to Create a Unique Experience
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6
Pocket-Sized Gaming Devices
Pocket-Sized Gaming Devices
The 'PocketSprite tiny Game Boy' Brings Nostalgia in a Mini Package
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5
Real-World Video Games
Real-World Video Games
Moment Factory's Real-World Pong Brings Social Aspects Back to Gaming
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4
Touch-Responsive Board Games
Touch-Responsive Board Games
'Blinks' is a Lit-Up Social Board Game That is Fit for Any Age Group
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3
Next-Gen Smartphone Gamepads
Next-Gen Smartphone Gamepads
The 'GameSir G5' Turns Your Device into the Optimal Game Console
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2
Gravity-Bending Retro Games
Gravity-Bending Retro Games
'Jelly Mario Bros' Breaks the Original In a Fun and Hilarious Way
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1
Home Arcade Cabinets
Home Arcade Cabinets
Arcade1Up Machines Will Bring Cabinet Games to the Home Market
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