Most popular Xbox games — Palworld drops out of top five and Maneater resurfaces

Our latest gameplay chart of the most popular Xbox games is here, and sees some interesting changes this week, beginning with Palworld falling from the top five.

Most popular Xbox games — Palworld drops out of top five and Maneater resurfaces
Heidi Nicholas

Heidi Nicholas


The top three of our latest gameplay chart of the most popular Xbox games remains undisturbed this week. Just below, Palworld's drop from fourth to ninth — the lowest it's fallen yet, and the first time it's dropped from the top five — has made room for some other titles to move further up a spot or two, such as Rainbow Six Siege and Dead Island 2. The latter game joined Game Pass over a week ago, and while it's rising now, it's possible we'll soon see it fall as more of the new upcoming Game Pass games arrive. Here is the top 40 Xbox Gameplay Chart for the week ending March 3, 2024.

Elden Ring has moved up another spot to 18th. We saw a 78% spike in Xbox players in last week's chart following the release date announcement and new trailer for the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, and it seems players are still flocking back ahead of the expansion's arrival. Baldur's Gate 3 has jumped up by one place, and Bluey: The Videogame (another recent Game Pass addition, and a quick completion no less) is up by two spots to 23rd.

While other, older Game Pass titles aren't faring quite as well — Hell Let Loose has fallen to 25th — it's good news for newer additions such as Maneater, which has re-joined the top 40 at 27 after it was put back in Game Pass last week. Brotato has fallen again, dropping three more spaces this week to 30th, while Final Fantasy XIV, which made its first appearance in the top 40 last week after its open beta went live alongside a huge Xbox achievement list, has fallen eight spots to 34th. Just below, Space Engineers makes its debut appearance at 35th after it joined Game Pass last week, while Warframe (one of the best free Xbox games) is back in the top 40 at 36th. The Finals has managed to pull itself up to 38th to avoid falling out of the top 40, while Assassin's Creed Valhalla (which features in the latest Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks) is back at 39th. Lastly, Persona 3 Reload is just clinging on at 40th.

Looking ahead, while we have a bit of a wait on our hands for any major upcoming Xbox exclusives, we do have some great Game Pass games on the horizon, including Lightyear Frontier.

Most popular Xbox games for the week ending March 3, 2024

PositionGamePublisherLast week
1 iconFortniteEpic Games1
2 iconCall of DutyActivision2
3 iconMinecraftXbox Game Studios3
4 iconTom Clancy's Rainbow Six SiegeUbisoft5
5 iconDead Island 2PLAION6
6 iconGrand Theft Auto VRockstar Games7
7 iconEA SPORTS FC 24Electronic Arts9
8 iconROBLOXRoblox8
9 iconPalworldPocket Pair4
10 iconRocket LeaguePsyonix10
11 iconMadden NFL 24Electronic Arts12
12 iconApex LegendsElectronic Arts11
13 iconHalo InfiniteXbox Game Studios13
14 iconOverwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment14
15 iconForza Horizon 5Xbox Game Studios15
16 iconDestiny 2Bungie16
17 iconNBA 2K242K Games17
18 iconElden RingBandai Namco Entertainment19
19 iconHalo: The Master Chief CollectionXbox Game Studios18
20 iconForza MotorsportXbox Game Studios20
21 iconBaldur's Gate 3Larian Studios23
22 iconRed Dead Redemption 2Rockstar Games24
23 iconBluey: The VideogameOutright Games25
24 iconSea of ThievesXbox Game Studios21
25 iconHell Let LooseTeam17 Software22
26 iconDead by Daylight505 Games29
27 iconManeaterDeep SilverRE
28 iconBattlefield 2042Electronic Arts30
29 iconFIFA 23Electronic Arts31
30 iconBrotatoSeaven Studio27
31 iconPUBG: BattlegroundsKRAFTON32
32 iconStarfieldBethesda Softworks33
33 iconFall GuysEpic Games34
34 iconFinal Fantasy XIVSquare Enix26
35 iconSpace EngineersKeen Software House-
36 iconWarframeDigital ExtremesRE
37 iconCall of Duty: Black Ops IIIActivision39
38 iconTHE FINALSEmbark Studios40
39 iconAssassin's Creed ValhallaUbisoftRE
40 iconPersona 3 ReloadSEGA38
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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