The Most Pirated Games of 2010

The most pirated game across all platforms in 2010 was Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, according to data gathered by TorrentFreak. The data is based on the number of tracked downloads at various file-sharing sites. Black Ops was downloaded over 5.2 million times for PC (4.27 million) and Xbox 360 (930K), but data was not provided for the PS3 version of the game. The lion’s share of downloads seemed to be focused on the PC, with games like Mass Effect 2, StarCraft II, Mafia II, and Battlefield Bad Company 2 the top targets for file sharers.

While Call of Duty: Black Ops was tops on the PC platform, Dante’s Inferno, Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, and Halo Reach edged out Activision’s popular game on the Xbox 360.

On the Wii the most downloaded game was Super Mario Galaxy 2 with 1.470 million downloads, followed by Wii Party (1.220 million), Donkey Kong Country Returns (920K), and Kirby’s Epic Yarn (880K). Full list, as provided by TorrentFreak, below:

PC Games:
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops (4,270,000)
2 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (3,960,000) 3 Mafia 2 (3,550,000)
4 Mass Effect 2 (3,240,000)
5 Starcraft II (3,120,000)

Wii Games:
1 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (1,470,000)
2 Wii Party (1,220,000)
3 Donkey Kong Country Returns (920,000)
4 Kirbys Epic Yarn (880,000)
5 Red Steel 2 (850,000)

Xbox 360 Games:
1 Dante’s Inferno (1,280,000)
2 Alan Wake (1,140,000)
3 Red Dead Redemption (1,060,000)
4 Halo Reach (990,000)
5 Call of Duty: Black Ops (930,000)

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