Top Games from Summer Game Fest and Xbox Showcase

Top Games from Summer Game Fest and Xbox Showcase

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Top Games from Summer Game Fest and Xbox Showcase: Which Titles Dominated Media Coverage?

The past week witnessed two of the most anticipated annual gaming events—Summer Game Fest and Xbox Games Showcase. Research firm Fancensus analyzed media coverage to identify the games that garnered the most attention. By examining articles from around 3,000 websites within 24 hours of each event, Fancensus assessed not just the quantity but also the quality of mentions. This included whether a game was the main focus of an article and if the content appeared on the homepage. Based on these metrics, they assigned scores on a 100-point scale.

Key Findings from the Analysis

Dominance of Xbox Games

According to the results, Xbox Games Showcase stole the spotlight, with five titles from the event topping the rankings and three more securing places in the top 10. The leading game, unsurprisingly, was the next installment of Call of Duty—Black Ops 6. This prominence was bolstered by a 24-minute video released by Microsoft, dedicated to the new Call of Duty.

Here are the top 20 most popular games, based on media coverage:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 (25 minutes) — 96/100
  • DOOM: The Dark Ages (2 minutes) — 60
  • Gears of War: E-Day (2 minutes) — 53
  • Avowed (2 minutes) — 50
  • Dragon Age: The Veilguard (2 minutes) — 50
  • LEGO Horizon Adventures (2 minutes) — 49
  • Valorant (4.5 minutes) — 47
  • Perfect Dark (3.5 minutes) — 46
  • Assassin’s Creed Shadows (2 minutes) — 45
  • Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater (2 minutes) — 43
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VII (2 minutes) — 43
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl (2.5 minutes) — 43
  • Indiana Jones and the Great Circle (5 minutes) — 42
  • Life is Strange: Double Exposure (2 minutes) — 42
  • Monster Hunter Wilds (4 minutes) — 42
  • State of Decay 3 (3 minutes) — 42
  • Black Myth: Wukong (1.5 minutes) — 41
  • Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred (4.5 minutes) — 41
  • Dragon Ball: Sparking! ZERO (1.5 minutes) — 40
  • Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions (1 minute) — 40

Highlights from Summer Game Fest

While Xbox Games Showcase dominated the list, Summer Game Fest also featured several highly anticipated titles. The diversity of games covered, ranging from long-awaited sequels to new IPs, illustrates the dynamic nature of the gaming industry.


The data from Fancensus underscores the significant media interest generated by major gaming events like Summer Game Fest and Xbox Games Showcase. Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, with its extensive media presence, leads the charge, followed by a diverse array of other popular titles. These insights are valuable for understanding media trends and the gaming industry's landscape as it evolves with each showcase.

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