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The Top Games of 2014

January 09, 2015

by jackintheblox


When you’re in a game, concentrating on throwing knives or mining gems, it’s hard to step back and think about just how expansive ROBLOX is. But with 4.5 million active users each month, and a game library that could last you and all of your friends a lifetime, it’s quickly apparent that ROBLOX is huge. Now that 2014 has come to an end, we’ve had the chance to take a look at the numbers from December — and the year as a whole. The kinds of games that were popular on ROBLOX vary from hardcore action, to casual sims, and even games that redefine genres. We’ve compiled the numbers so you can see how many times the most popular ROBLOX games have been played. (Spoiler alert: a lot.)

Top 20 games of December, 2014

Game Developer Play Sessions
Work at a Pizza Place Dued1 3,122,251
Twisted Murderer taymaster 2,760,446
The Mad Murderer! loleris 1,830,581
The Quarry Dummiez 1,757,451
Reason 2 Die PlaceRebuilder 1,689,446
Speed Run 4 Vurse 1,582,910
Apocalypse Rising Gusmanak 1,494,703
Murder Mystery 2 Nikilis 1,355,848
ROBLOX High School Cindering 1,261,834
Natural Disaster Survival ImaginationMachine 1,215,048
Armored Patrol Wingman8 1,164,044
Call of ROBLOXia 5 litozinnamon 1,113,436
2 Player Gun Factory Tycoon berezaa 1,116,266
Mad Paintball loleris 1,056,143
The Superhero Obby MyPoorAccount 912,468
Boys and Girls Hangout Dark1020 902,925
Survive The Disasters! VyrissTheVixen 868,256
ROBLOX’s Top Model DizzyPurple 855,555
Hotel Elephant pauljkl 840,714
Clash of ROBLOX Chiefryanz 781,083

Again, Dued1’s Work at a Pizza Place stands at the top, still riding its resurgence of popularity from the autumn redesign, and bolstered by its inclusion in the ROBLOX Holiday event. In fact, all of the ROBLOX Holiday games saw a significant boost in play sessions, including The Quarry, which snagged the number four spot.

The Quarry was one of the most played ROBLOX games of December.

The Quarry was one of the most played ROBLOX games of December.

The trio of popular murder genre games are back, but check out those numbers. Taymaster’s Twisted Murderer commanded a rather firm lead, with over 930,000 more visits than the next game on the list, loleris’ The Mad Murderer!

Keeping the trend of Speed Run games getting sequels faster than you can beat them, Speed Run 4 is in the number six spot. The Speed Run series is simple in concept, but its fast pace and gradual difficulty curve make it an excellent game for gamers of all types. It’s amusing to note that all four of the current Speed Run games are made by different developers. At this rate we’ll have Speed Run 19 by the end of 2015!

Now, let’s take a look at the top 20 games for the entire year.

Top 20 games of 2014

Game Developer Play Sessions
The Mad Murderer! loleris 24,903,316
Murder Mystery 2 Nikilis 22,156,046
Work at a Pizza Place Dued1 21,013,061
Natural Disaster Survival ImaginationMachine 15,424,955
Survive The Disasters! VyrissTheVixen 11,110,605
Apocalypse Rising Gusmanak 10,428,060
Call of ROBLOXia 5 litozinnamon 10,006,186
Reason 2 Die PlaceRebuilder 9,862,327
ROBLOX High School Cindering 9,060,838
Paintball! daxter33 9,004,839
2 Player Gun Factory Tycoon berezaa 8,499,696
Boys Vs Girls Island Wars BlakDynamite 8,378,721
Greenwood Town Floppa98 7,772,639
Twisted Murderer taymaster 7,679,485
Roblox’s Top Model DizzyPurple 7,245,547
Beach House Roleplay DizzyPurple 7,187,312
Deathrun 2 Wsly 7,059,413
Welcome to the Neighborhood of ROBLOXia testin423 6,736,875
High School Life Devinoski 6,048,815
Catalog Heaven Seranok 5,978,224

It’s probably not a surprise to see The Mad Murderer topping the list. Since its release in April, The Mad Murderer has nearly always been on the front page of ROBLOX. Its impact on ROBLOX is clear, evidenced by banner ads and thumbnails inspired by it, as well as games that have used some of the monetization and structure that makes The Mad Murderer so successful.

But The Mad Murderer’s predecessor, Murder Mystery, is right up there too. With its sequel, it’s only been re-gaining in popularity. It’s awesome to see the murder game that started the year right back up there at the end of it.


The game credited with starting the “murder” craze is still alive and kicking!

Classics and new favorites

There’s a good smattering of games that were created this year in the top 20. Perhaps most impressive is Taymaster’s Twisted Murderer making the list despite being available for a mere four months. And DizzyPurple’s ROBLOX Top Model, a fun way to use catalog items in game, resonated with a large number of ROBLOX players with its unique gameplay.

Some of the games ROBLOX is best known for continue to stay popular. Natural Disaster SurvivalApocalypse Rising, Work at a Pizza Place, and Call of ROBLOXia continue to attract players in droves. All of those games are very different, but they have the same things in common: they’re fun, they’re high-quality, and they showcase the skills of ROBLOX’s talented developers.

Are your favorite ROBLOX games on the list? How many of these games have you played? If you’re ever wondering just what other ROBLOX players like you are enjoying, this list a good menu of what makes ROBLOX such a big gaming community. All of these games are huge successes, and so are the dozens and dozens that follow in the list. The 100th most popular game of the year, Hide n’ Seek XL, was played over 1.9 million times this year! That’s awesome.

Congratulations to the developers who made the awesome games that make ROBLOX fun, and thanks to you guys, the players, for continuing to make ROBLOX your gaming destination and supporting the developers’ hard work.