Popular Xbox games — August 30th, 2022

By Luke Albigés,

This week's Xbox Gameplay Chart has a few surprises in store, with MultiVersus sliding just outside the top ten for the first time since launching into beta, and Saints Row failing to crack the top 20 in its first week.

Fortnite and Minecraft still can't be budged from the top spots, but there are some interesting changes below them on this week's Xbox Gameplay Chart. In fact, there's a complete reshuffle in the rest of the top ten as Destiny 2 comes blasting back into the fray, powered by the launch of Season of Plunder last week, but it's Fall Guys and MultiVersus that take the brunt of Bungie's Fists of Havoc, each dropping three places, which is just enough to spike Warner's fighter outside the top ten.

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Looking a little lower, the first new entries don't come until just outside the top 20, with Xbox Game Pass newcomer Midnight Fight Express swinging in at 22. Just below in 23rd comes Saints Row, with Volition's reboot failing to make too much of a splash despite being a decent, if rather buggy, open world adventure in need of "a good helping of polish" acccording to our Saints Row review. Below, PowerWash Simulator gets hosed down seven places to 29th and Rumbleverse slides nine spots to 32 amid a sea of games slipping down the chart, where only Elden Ring and Halo: The Master Chief Collection manage to hold their ground outside the top 20.

This week's casualties are Far Cry 5 which falls just outside the top 40 along with Two Point Campus, while Cooking Simulator absolutely plummets off the list, as does Outriders. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is the final game to bow out, making the list last week on account of a related Game Pass Quest, only to drop over 150 places this week to be nowhere near the top flight.

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Things are starting to heat up in terms of new releases and big games coming to Xbox Game Pass soon, so the chart could get pretty spicy in the coming weeks. Will today's Game Pass additions make their mark? Might a dark horse like Steelrising or Metal: Hellsinger manage to outperform Saints Row and find the top 20? We'll just have to wait and see...

In the meantime, here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending August 29th, 2022.

Most played games on Xbox (w/e August 29th, 2022)

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconMinecraftXbox Game Studios2
3 iconCall of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision4
4 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games3
5 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts6
6 iconFIFA 22Electronic Arts7
7 iconDestiny 2Bungie13
8 iconFall GuysEpic Games5
9 iconROBLOXRoblox10
10 iconForza Horizon 5Xbox Game Studios9
11 iconMultiVersusWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment8
12 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix11
13 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft12
14 iconHalo InfiniteXbox Game Studios14
15 iconNBA 2K222K Sports15
16 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision16
17 iconCall of Duty: VanguardActivision21
18 iconMadden NFL 23Electronic Arts18
19 iconARK: Survival EvolvedReverb Publishing33
20 iconSea of ThievesXbox Game Studios17
21 iconOverwatch: Origins EditionBlizzard Entertainment20
22 iconMidnight Fight ExpressHumble Games-
23 iconSaints RowDeep Silver-
24 iconTom Clancy's Ghost Recon WildlandsUbisoft19
25 iconPUBG: BattlegroundsKRAFTON24
26 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment26
27 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionXbox Game Studios27
28 iconDead by Daylight505 Games25
29 iconPowerWash SimulatorSquare Enix Collective22
30 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games28
31 iconMLB The Show 22MLB29
32 iconRumbleverseEpic Games23
33 iconSMITEHi-Rez StudiosRE
34 iconFor HonorUbisoft32
35 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic ArtsRE
36 iconFloppy KnightsRose City Games-
37 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision36
38 iconEA SPORTS UFC 4Electronic Arts39
39 iconMadden NFL 22Electronic Arts30
40 iconThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special EditionBethesda Softworks37
Chart compiled using gameplay data from over 2.6 million active Xbox accounts. Chart information is copyright GameInsights. For details on how the chart is calculated, click here.
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Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.