Whether you’re an experienced streamer or a casual gamer, it’s helpful to know some of the top games out there so that you can reach and grow the right audience. It is critical to keep your audience entertained, so playing the right games ensures that both you and your audience have a good time.
Our list below has something for everyone, from fast-paced shooters like Valorant and Warzone to retro classics like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Before we jump into it, know that this is a subjective list of some of our favorite games. You should live stream the content that gets you excited. If your audience sees you having a good time, they are more likely to engage with you and the content you create. You are the star of the show, so it’s essential to have fun and play what makes you happy.
Let’s get into it!
13 Best Games to Stream on Twitch
Followers — 50M
Grand Theft Auto V has cemented itself as a classic in the last eight years since its release. It still gets millions of views and plenty of followers. The game offers a vast story mode and a fantastic online mode, and the developers constantly add new content to keep things exciting. GTA V is currently the most viewed game on Twitch, so it’s an obvious choice for beginners and experienced streamers alike.
League Of Legends
Followers — 32M
Next up, we have League of Legends, and with its competitive battling, it’s no wonder that this is one of the most streamed games on Twitch. You can decide to go it alone or even involve your viewers by teaming up with them live. Currently, the third most-streamed game, with average viewer numbers above 215,000, League of Legends is a good one for beginners and experienced streamers alike.
Followers — 40M
Minecraft is an absolute classic and has long been a favorite of streamers and YouTubers alike. This game is great because it’s family-friendly but still offers plenty of adventure and excitement that will keep viewers of all ages entertained. This game’s creativity, excitement, and diversity of mobs and bosses make it an easy game to stream and watch.
Followers — 1.2M
Another straightforward game to play and watch is Stardew Valley. This game was — unbelievably — made by just one developer, but it’s full of content and is bound to keep you and your viewers entertained for hours. This game is suitable for new streamers in particular, as with just 246 channels, there’s not too much competition on Twitch. There are also plenty of opportunities to involve your viewers, with decisions and conversations with NPCs playing critical roles in how you progress through the game.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Followers — 2.3M
Few games rival Mario Kart’s entertainment value for Nintendo fans. Mario Kart 8 was initially released for the Wii U, but it’s also on Nintendo Switch. It offers hours of playability, with more than 40 tracks to show off your skills. Even those that aren’t big fans of Mario will enjoy watching you play this classic racing game, and so it presents a good choice for those looking for something to spice up their streaming portfolio!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Followers — 3M
Another one for the Mario fans, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate provides endless entertainment in the classic fighting genre that Smash Bros defined. You get more than 100 different stages to play through, meaning there is plenty of content to entertain your fans with. There are many different playable characters and stages, making this a must for Nintendo streamers.
Followers — 14.4M
Apex Legends is a relatively new game, first appearing on the scene in 2019. However, it has quickly become a classic with its compelling character-based gameplay entertaining more than 12 million followers. Apex Legends offers plenty of playability, and it’s a must for fans of the battle royale genre.
Followers — 11M
Valorant is up there with the top performers on Twitch, bringing in nearly 10 million followers. With various modes like Deathmatch and Spike Rush, there are plenty of opportunities to entertain your followers with this fantastic shooter. There are many games to try out and loads of agents to play as, so this is sure to keep your viewers coming back for more!
Call of Duty Warzone
Followers — 15.4M
Call of Duty Warzone is one of the most popular battle royale games on the scene. Warzone has hours of playability with a massive map, lots of different weapons, and even other game modes. It’s no wonder that this game has nearly 13 million followers on Twitch, and with the new Call of Duty Vanguard Warzone map just around the corner, this is the perfect time to start streaming Warzone!
Call of Duty Vanguard
Followers — 350K (Released Nov 2021)
Leading on from Warzone, Call of Duty Vanguard is an excellent game to get started with on Twitch if you’re a fan of FPS games. Vanguard was released in November 2021, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most streamed games on Twitch and YouTube. The game has a long year ahead, with content planned over the various seasons. This makes it an excellent choice for those looking to break into the world of streaming.
Followers — 78.5M
One of the original battle royale games, Fortnite is still an excellent choice for those new to streaming and those in the game for a while. Fortnite may not be quite popular as it used to be, with the arrival of games like Apex Legends and Warzone taking over, but it still brings in millions of views each week.
Followers — 31M
Another classic showing no signs of disappearing is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or CS:GO. It’s an old-school game, popular with teams, but it’s also just as fun if you’re playing on your own. More than 20 million people still play this game every month, so there is clearly still an audience out there!
Followers — 1.1M
If you’re a soccer fan, FIFA 22 is the latest game on the scene that you should be streaming to your audience. With more than 50,000 people watching it every week and 9 million hours watched per week, this is an ideal game to stream if you and your fans are interested in soccer or sports in general.
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