Last Updated on September 29, 2023
A new study by online gaming experts Indivisible Game has revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog is the most popular 2D video game in America, with over 767,000 average monthly Google searches over the past year. Tetris is the second most popular, followed by Geometry Dash, Super Mario Bros., and Pac-Man.
Sonic the Hedgehog is also the most popular 2D game in 24 states, including Texas, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. Pac-Man is the most popular 2D game in six states, including Florida.
Tetris is the most popular 2D game in 19 states, including California and New York. Geometry Dash is the fourth most popular 2D game in every state except Arkansas. Super Mario Bros. is the fifth most popular 2D game in 17 states, including California.
|2D video game||Average monthly search volume (US)|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||767,128|
|Super Mario Bros.||134,254|
The study also found that 2D games remain popular among gamers of all ages. “Although gaming has evolved over time, some of the best video games series ever made use a 2D platform,” said a spokesperson at Indivisible Game.
“This research provides a significant insight into which of those famous games are most popular in the US. Some may find the results surprising, but what is clear is that the public still prefer the so called ‘classics’, which is testament to how incredible some of those games were and still are.”