YouTube games are games created by YouTube gamers that are live and interesting to watch. YouTube is among the well-known platform for gamers to watch other gamers play.


  • On the YouTube page, you get to the Gaming destination page from the explore tap on mobile or from the side menu on your computer.
  • On the Gaming destination page, there are sections for trending gaming videos, top live streams, and top live games (where you can explore more content featuring that game).
  • There’s also a section for the latest gaming videos from your subscriptions.

YouTube auto-generates different game pages in which it enables it user or subscribers to explore. This game pages can be found below a video’s description when you are watching any gaming video on YouTube.


  • Content like popular videos and live stream collected from all across YouTube have different session on game pages.
  • When you subscribe on a gamer channel, you can also explore other games from the same publisher or developer on game pages.
  • When subscribing to a game page it will add a link to it to your subscription list.


Some videos games can be monetized and some cannot be monetized. Monetized video games content depends on the commercial use rights granted to you by licenses of video game publishers. Some videos games publishers allow you to use all video game content for commercial use and state that in their license agreements.

One of the requirements to monetize videos showing software user interface is that you must have a contract with the publisher or you have paid a licensing fee. Failure to pay licensing fee or not getting appropriate license from the publisher, use of videos games or software interface must be minimal.

Video game content may be monetized if the associated step-by-step commentary is strictly tied to the live action being shown and provides instructional or educational value.

Videos simply showing a user playing a video game or the use of software for extended periods of time may not be accepted for monetization. To learn more about obtaining commercial use rights to third party content, please review how to read licenses to understand your rights and what YouTube looks for in your documentation.


  • Mine Craft
  • Fortnite
  • Garena Free fire
  • Grand theft Auto
  • Roblox


The top of the list of the most popular games on YouTube in 2022 is Mine Craft. Recently, it surpassed 1 trillion views on YouTube which makes it outstanding among other games.

Mine Craft is a fictional game that you create with blocks, engaging in building stuff, cooperating with others and communicating.

One unique thing about the game is that you can play it alone, you can play it with others and you can also make your servers and even share it with others. A pictorial view of what Mine Crafts looks like on the YouTube channel below:



Another most popular game well known among billions of subscribers on YouTube is “Fortnite’. In this game it allowed players to build their own worlds and level up as they fight to survive in battle royales.

It a multiplayer game and requires a micro transaction to purchase cosmetic items like weapon. The game is free to download without any monetary charges.

Common sense media recommends the game for kid’s 13 and up because of its action violence. The same applies to the Entertainment Software Rating Board that only teenagers are permitted to play the game.




Garena Free Fire came into existence in 2012 and was launched by Kaltura. It is a game that falls into a battle royale and a new audience measurement service that provides metrics specific to gaming.

The game has garnered substantial popularity special thanks to its diversity and nature. Due to the attention the game was getting, developers developed it rapidly bringing an updated version of the game in 2019.




The game Roblox is very unique and you can do practically anything. You can build the entire universe and share it with others, you can embark on an adventure, compete with rivals to hanging out with friends and have some chitchats.

It prioritizes experiences and communication. There is no official age that kids can play Roblox, but common-sense media rate the platform ok for users 13+ based on continuing challenges with problematic content, but it potentially okay for kids younger than that if account restrictions are turned on and parents pay close attention to their kid’s activities on the screen. Roblox is free to download and play.



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