Raptr, a gaming-centric social networking website that tracks playtime, achievements, and in-game activity, has released a list of metrics for most-played games in 2013 based on data gathered from their 19-million members.
According to Raptr’s research, drawing data for PC and Xbox 360 games (Wii and PS3 are not included due to HBDC (High Bandwidth Digital Content) protection, 2013’s most-played new game is Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360, followed by the 360 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 on PC, Dota 2 on PC, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s PC version.
The year’s most-played downloadable expansion is Terraria’s 1.2 content update on PC, Star Craft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Civilization V, Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep on Xbox 360, and Warframe.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Xbox 360 landed the longest average session playtime at 3.14 hours, beating out Final Fantasy XIV at 3.02 hours, GTAV at 2.91 hours, Defiance at 2.67 hours, and Saints Row IV at 2.65 hours (all of these on Xbox 360 except FFXIV, which was on PC).
The most-played new IPs within a month of their launch were Path of Exile on PC, Defiance on Xbox 360, State of Decay on Xbox 360, Injustice: Gods Among Us on Xbox 360, and Warframe on PC.
The most-played Xbox 360 games, based on total playtime in 2013, were Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, FIFA 13, and Halo 4. PC’s most-played games were League of Legends, Dota 2, Rift, World of Warcraft, and Warframe.