No. 10: RuneScape

One of the hottest video games of the year can’t be played on the Wii, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360. We speak of Web-based RuneScape, the insanely popular (and free) massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that has captured many gamers in its web. But this is hardly the first year it has conquered Yahoo! Search.

Ever since it launched back in 2001, the game has garnered millions of registered users. In fact, the Guinness Book of World Records calls it “the most popular free MMORPG in the world.” MK