Most popular Xbox games: Elden Ring almost out of top 40 as Skull and Bones debuts

Our latest gameplay chart of popular Xbox games shows Palworld still holding steady as the latest Game Pass additions storm the top 40.

Most popular Xbox games: Elden Ring almost out of top 40 as Skull and Bones debuts
Heidi Nicholas

Heidi Nicholas


The top three is holding firm this week, with Palworld still in third behind Fortnite and Call of Duty. Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending February 18, 2024.

The first notable change is Madden NFL 24, which has risen another two spots to ninth after its recent Xbox Game Pass Ultimate addition. Halo Infinite, meanwhile, has dropped out of the top ten to 13 — perhaps not too surprising, given that Season 5 was its last as the game moves into smaller content updates.

Brotato has fallen two spots to 18th, presumably as players move onto other Game Pass additions. One such new addition is Resident Evil 3, which was added last week and has now re-joined the top 40 at 24th. Persona 3 Reload has been booted down five spots to 25th, while another new Game Pass addition, PlateUp!, has made its first appearance at 26.

Then we get to Skull and Bones. After many delays, Skull and Bones launched last week and has now made its first appearance in the top 40 at 30th. It's only days old, so it'll be interesting to see how this one fares — and whether it is indeed considered a "quadruple-A" game. Starfield has fallen four spots to 31, while yet another new Game Pass addition appears just below, with puzzle game A Little to the Left making its first appearance at 32nd. The rest of the chart is made up of games falling down — The Finals has dropped another eight spaces to 33rd, while Diablo IV is down by another five places. This is likely to change, however, as Diablo IV will join Game Pass soon. Elden Ring is almost out of the top 40 at 39, while Black Ops III has fallen to 40th.

Looking ahead, we have an onslaught of upcoming Game Pass games, as well as bigger releases like WWE 2K24.

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconCall of DutyActivision2
3 iconPalworldPocket Pair3
4 iconMinecraftXbox Game Studios4
5 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft5
6 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games6
7 iconEA SPORTS FC 24Electronic Arts7
8 iconROBLOXRoblox8
9 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts11
10 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix9
11 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts12
12 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment13
13 iconHalo InfiniteXbox Game Studios10
14 iconForza Horizon 5Xbox Game Studios14
15 iconDestiny 2Bungie15
16 iconNBA 2K242K Games17
17 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionXbox Game Studios18
18 iconBrotatoSeaven Studio16
19 iconHell Let LooseTeam17 Software19
20 iconForza MotorsportXbox Game Studios23
21 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games22
22 iconBaldur's Gate 3Larian Studios21
23 iconSea of ThievesXbox Game Studios24
24 iconResident Evil 3Capcom EntertainmentRE
25 iconPersona 3 ReloadSEGA20
26 iconPlateUp!Yogscast Games-
27 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts26
28 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts28
29 iconPUBG: BattlegroundsKRAFTON31
30 iconSkull and BonesUbisoft-
31 iconStarfieldBethesda Softworks27
32 iconA Little to the LeftSecret Mode-
33 iconTHE FINALSEmbark Studios25
34 iconDiablo IVBlizzard Entertainment29
35 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoft30
36 iconFall GuysEpic Games33
37 iconDead by Daylight505 Games32
38 iconWarframeDigital Extremes34
39 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment36
40 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision38
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 2.4 million active Xbox accounts. Chart information is copyright GameInsights. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi tends to lean towards indie games, RPGs, and open-world games on Xbox, and when not playing Disney Dreamlight Valley, happily installs every new wholesome game that appears on Xbox Game Pass, before diving back into favorites like The Witcher 3. She's looking forward to Age of Mythology Retold, Everwild, Fable, and Avowed on the Xbox horizon. Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature before joining the TrueAchievements team.
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