In Africa, the video game market has proliferated over the last 15 years, with start-ups now sprouting all over the continent to launch African themed games.

Nonetheless, African video gamers enjoy playing all kinds of titles, including those released by major publishers abroad. Here are the most popular video games on the continent.

FIFA series

While the first release of the FIFA series wasn’t as exciting as the latest version, this game has continued improving and growing in popularity since 1993. In Africa, the game grew in popularity in the 2000s, attracting millions of football lovers, especially with FIFA 18, FIFA 19, and FIFA 20.

While not many African gamers are allowed to compete on the global level, this video game is still growing in popularity. The latest version of the game (FIFA 20) is available on PS 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.

CS: GO

There’s no question that the African scene for “Counter-Strike: Global offensive” is becoming more popular than ever by the day. Today, there are millions of CS: GO players in Africa, with teams competing professionally against each other. Some of the best CS: GO teams in Africa include Goliath Gaming, Big 5 Esports, and Energy sports.

CS: GO is among the esports offerings available at Betway, allowing punters to have fun placing a wager on their favorite video game. It’s no wonder the number of African Counter-Strike players have continued increasing steadily since May last year.

Dota 2

A multiplayer online arena game, Dota 2 is one of Valve’s best-selling games and one of the most popular esports titles at Betway. The game is played in matches of two to five players, with every squad occupying and defending their base on the map. The players independently control a compelling character called “hero,” with styles of play and unique abilities.

Dota 2 came to life in 2009, and it has attracted the attention of players worldwide, including Africa. Since its release, Valve has been regularly updating the game, making it among the most evolved online arena games on the market.

GTA V

Since the release of the San Andreas Set GTA IV in 2008, the African gaming market has embraced the Grand Theft Auto franchise at a tremendous pace. You can play the game from either a first-person or third-person perspective, navigating through its world by vehicle or on foot. The game is available on Xbox 360, PS 3, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X and PS 5.

League of Legends

Published by Riot gaming, League of Legends (LoL) is another multiplayer online battle arena game that lets you assume the role of the champion while battling against other players. The game’s main aim is to destroy the opponent’s “Nexus,” though several other game modes are available to have fun. Fans can enjoy this multiplayer game on PC.

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