Roblox remains, as always, one of the most popular games in the world. But, these games in particular have an enormous number of players in 2021.
Roblox is as popular as ever in 2022. There are all sorts of games, from roleplay games to Counter-Strike simulators, to waves and waves of zombies. The games with the most players are the most fun to play: more players generally mean more chaos, and what’s Roblox without plenty of chaos?
Popularity seems to come and go on Roblox, but there are a few games that have remained popular for years and years. This list will cover the top games in the game right now, as well as why you should check them out. There are a couple of games that have tens of thousands of players.
Updated January 5, 2021, by Harry Alston: We’re back with another year of Roblox and this list needs updating to feature new games that have become popular. These are the top 15 games in Roblox with the most players. Not ranked in order! Games frequently change player numbers.
15 Bee Swarm
Bee Swarm may have been released in 2018 but it continues to be one of the most popular games in early 2022, with close to 100,000 average players. This is probably thanks to the full-on winter event currently happening, so jump in and start collecting that honey!
14 Royale High
Royale High is the school you actually want to go to! At the time of writing, this game has close to 60,000 active users and a total of over 7 billion visits since it was released in 2017. Consistent updates and an always-changing world of magic and wonder to explore have kept this game at the top after all those years.
13 Anime Fighters
The brand new update for Anime Fighters in 2021 has brought the game into the very popular territory, boasting 100,000 players at the time of writing. 16 new fighters, a new inventory system, and a fresh level cap of 150 means there’s more to do in Anime Fighters than ever before.
The game is all about collecting some of your favorite anime characters and doing battle with them. Collect and train powerful characters, send them out to battle, and level up your skills. Different worlds have different fighters, so there’s always more to explore.
12 Pet Simulator X
The latest and greatest in the long-running series of Pet Simulator games is Pet Simulator X. Its most recent update, which dropped in August 2021, has added brand new eggs, pets, new chests, and loads of other tweaks and changes. There’s no better time than now to check out this popular Roblox game.
The aim of the game is to collect coins and diamonds which can be used to purchase new eggs. These eggs, over time, hatch into unique creatures. Trade these with other players and start a really impressive collection of cute creatures! You can also fuse different pets together to upgrade them into even better animals.
11 A Universal Time
A Universal Time may be a year old, but the game has seen a massive resurgence in players thanks to a new update: a whole new Universe to explore. Based on some of your favorite shows, anime, and games, A Universal Time has a little bit of something for everyone.
The game is largely based on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and ties in with lots of fan theories and fan-driven creations. If you want to experience your favorite show in a whole new way, this is the game for you. Currently hovering around 100,000 players at the time of writing.
10 Adopt Me!
Without a doubt the star of 2021, Adopt Me! has (at the time of writing) 200,000 thousand players. The game is so successful that the devs have recently set up their own studio to develop games independently of the platform.
Adopt Me! has the Roblox formula just right. It’s all about raising animals, hatching eggs, and generally hanging out in a very family-friendly world. There are vehicles, houses, and an in-game trading system. What more do you want? It’s one of those games where you can just lose track of time.
9 Brookhaven RP
Brookhaven RP is mega-popular. With 400,000 players at the time of writing, it’s probably right at the top of the list in terms of popular games on Roblox. Considering it was only released in 2020, the fact it has over 6 billion visits is incredible.
Why is it so popular? It’s the freedom to tell any kind of story you want that has attracted content creators and players over the past year. You can own your own home, drive your own vehicle and interact with the world in any way you want. There are police officers, bank robbers, and pizza delivery guys. It’s the family-friendly version of GTA: V roleplaying.
8 Blox Fruits
Blox Fruits is a surprisingly complex combat game that takes all the things people love about Roblox — community, grinding, and exploring — and puts it in one place. There’s a reason why it has a consistent player base of around 100,000 people.
The whole point of the game is to level up your character, either as a sword user or as a Blox Fruit user. You encounter difficult bosses, either solo or as part of a raid group, and slowly collect more powerful and rare items. As an example of what some of these fruits do, you can transform into a Dragon, channel the power of the Earth, or gain immunity to all bullets.
7 Meep City
The year 2021 is the year of the roleplaying game in Roblox. Meep City is another hugely popular game — it usually has around 100,000 players at any time — that lets players explore a huge world and manage their own estate.
Each estate has a function. You could run a dance club, a pizza place, or a school. Other players then come and visit and spend their in-game currency at your estate. It’s basically like your running your own virtual business, and players seem to love it.
6 Welcome To Bloxburg
Bloxburg has been around since 2014 but it’s still incredibly popular. At the time of writing it has 40,000 players and over 4 billion visits. Over the years, the game has received countless updates and is now one of the most intricate roleplay games in Roblox. Plus, it’s totally family-friendly thanks to Roblox’s parental controls.
You can own your own house (and decorate it however you want) and your own vehicles, collect pets, work at any kind of job imaginable, and generally explore the ever-changing city of Bloxburg. The game is all about player interaction and is a lot of fun to play with friends.
5 Royale High
Royale High is basically a school simulator, but in a world where going to school is actually fun. The whole premise of the game is to complete classes to level up your character and earn Diamonds, which can be used to customize your player with haircuts and other cosmetics.
The game isn’t just about going to school. You can explore the world with a teleportation staff and make new friends along the way. Since the game released in 2017, it has close to 6 billion visits and has a consistent player number that hovers around the 30 or 40 thousand mark.
Shindo is basically a Roblox Naruto RPG. Shindo, Naruto — they rhyme. It’s an open-world game where the main aim is to power yourself up so you can defeat other players in the arena. There are also some boss battles thrown in there for good measure.
Spins in Shindo are the main way of getting new gear and power-ups, although you can level up just by grinding the combat. The game has gone through several name changes and versions, right now it’s just called “Shindo’ and has around 60,000 players at peak times.
3 Murder Mystery 2
Murder Mystery 2 is another one of those old-school Roblox games that seem to have been around forever. First released in 2014, the game has close to 5 billion visits and has a consistent player number close to 100,000.
The premise is simple: there is a group of “Innocents” and one Murderer. It’s the murderer’s job to kill as many of the innocents as they can before the innocents, and the Sheriff, figure out they’re the murderer. The Sheriff is the only one with a gun.
Arsenal is the most popular shooting game in Roblox by some margin. No other game comes close to its regular player count of around 50,000 people. It’s heavily inspired by games like Call of Duty and Counter-Strike.
There are loads of different weapons to play through, and it sort of plays out like a Gun Game from Call of Duty. Kill a player with one gun to unlock the next. You earn in-game currency (BattleBucks) which is used to kit out your character with new cosmetics and gear.
No list of popular Roblox games can be complete without mentioning Piggy. Something of a Roblox icon, the various forms Piggy has taken over the years are pretty much uncountable by this point. Currently in its second book and seventh chapter, the horror game reaches around 40,000 players consistently.
A simple game, really, Piggy is all about joining together with a bunch of other players on the hunt for clues. While you’re searching the spooky buildings, Piggy is on the hunt. A pig with a baseball bat, what’s scarier than that?