Study Reveals Favorite Video Games in Each State

A recent study highlighted U.S. gaming habits through finding the alleged favorite game in every state and the District of Columbia.

Experts at the online game Minesweeper utilized data from How Long To Beat, cross-referencing with Google trends search data from the first half of 2022 to finalize their results. 

The data from How Long To Beat, a website dedicated to gaming statistics, was the top 25 most popular games. The site relies on submitted information.

According to the list, Grand Theft Auto V was the top game in 15 states, a game released almost a decade ago. God of War (4), Horizon Zero Dawn (4), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (4), Hades (3) and Doom (3) all made multiple appearances of the list.

Image Credit: Rockstar Games (Via GameStop)

Below is the breakdown by state:

  • Alabama – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Alaska – God of War
  • Arizona – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Arkansas – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • California – God of War
  • Colorado – Elden Ring
  • Connecticut – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Delaware – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • District of Columbia – Hades
  • Florida – Portal
  • Georgia – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Hawaii – Doom
  • Idaho – Hades
  • Illinois – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Indiana – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Iowa – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Kansas – Doom
  • Kentucky – Resident Evil 2
  • Louisiana – God of War
  • Maine – Stardew Valley
  • Maryland – Hades
  • Massachusetts – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Michigan – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Minnesota – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition
  • Mississippi – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Missouri – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Montana – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Nebraska – God of War
  • Nevada – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • New Hampshire – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • New Jersey – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • New Mexico – BioShock
  • New York – Grand Theft Auto V
  • North Carolina – Grand Theft Auto V
  • North Dakota – Stardew Valley
  • Ohio – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Oklahoma – Tomb Raider
  • Oregon – Elden Ring
  • Pennsylvania – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Rhode Island – Portal
  • South Carolina – Tomb Raider
  • South Dakota – Final Fantasy VII
  • Tennessee – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Texas – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Utah – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Vermont – Tomb Raider
  • Virginia – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition
  • Washington – Doom
  • West Virginia – Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Wisconsin – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Wyoming – Cyberpunk 2077

It can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the favorite game in each state, but lists like these do make for a fun breakdown. It’s always interesting to see what regions of the country gravitate to certain games, allowing for a peak into the culture of each state.

Furthermore, what’s also interesting is the omissions from this list with games such as Fortnite missing. There are numerous logical reasons for this such as players not searching for info on that game, thus reflecting a potential flaw in the study. Still, this is a great foundation of insight.

What game was top in your state? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below or on our Discord.

Source: Wealth of Geeks (Via KSL)

Featured Image: Ke Vin (Via Unsplash)

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