The most pirated PC games right now

We take a look at which games are hot property in the world of torrenting at the moment

April 15, 2014
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Piracy through torrent sites is never a good thing, but what the illegal sharing of games does is let us know is which titles are desired most by the consumer who has no desire to pay for something that was tirelessly worked on by teams of dedicated developers.

Making an appearance high up on most of the lists is Goat Simulator, a sand-box game which its own developers said was the “worst idea” they ever had. The fact the game is only 10$ (around R100) did not seem to deter the pirates either.

Piracy has always been a massive bugbear for many in the gaming industry – particularly with PC gaming – with large developers and publishing houses lamenting lost revenue and investment in the industry due to pirates. Ubisoft claims that its titles face a 90% piracy rate, while others developers, such as Valve, say piracy is a service issue, and thanks to Steam, a non-issue for the company.

Whatever your personal views on piracy, with so many digital gaming deals constantly going on, it’s tough to imagine why it’s even necessary.

We visited some of the top torrent sites – don’t try this at work – to find out which PC games are being seeded most. Below is a top 10 list from each site.

TorLock

  • SimCity 2013
  • Max Payne 3
  • The Pirate Bay Bundle
  • LEGO: The Hobbit
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive
  • MXGP
  • Bioshock Infinite/BioShock Infinite – Burial at Sea
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
SimCity 2013 screenshot

SimCity 2013

KickassTorrents

  • Subway Surfers
  • Goat Simulator
  • Minecraft
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • GTA San Andreas
  • FIFA 14
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Euro Truck Simulator
  • Banished
  • NBA2K14
Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers

The Pirate Bay

  • Goat Simulator
  • Minecraft
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • The Sims 3
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Battlefield 4
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Banished
  • Need For Speed Rivals
  • Euro Truck Simulator
Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator

Torrentz

  • Goat Simulator
  • Minecraft
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Battlefield 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • FIFA 14
  • GTA San Andreas
  • Counter strike 1.6
  • The Sims 3
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Minecraft

Minecraft

We would ask if you have pirated any of these games, but we know MyGaming readers are better than that, right?

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