Overwatch, Mystic Messenger and Dream Daddy are the top trending games on Tumblr for 2017

By James Billcliffe
5 December 2017 08:13 GMT

Say what you want about Tumblr, but it knows what it likes.

Today, the micro-blogging platform released its 2017 Year in Review, naming Overwatch, Mystic Messenger and Dream Daddy as its top three trending games.

The list was compiled by taking into account how many times a game was tagged in a post on Tumblr, how many times those posts were liked and reblogged, and how many times a game’s tag was searched for.

This year’s results speak to the continuing success of Blizzard’s team-based FPS which, despite coming out in 2016, fended off newer games like Persona 5 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to take home the title. Overwatch moved up one place to reach the top, unseating Undertale, which slipped to fifth.

South Korean visual novel Mystic Messenger moved up two positions from 2016 into second place, despite only being available on iOS and Android. A deceptively intense game about organising a party in real-time, Mystic Messenger has multiple endings based on your answers to emails, with Casual, Deep and Another Story runs to choose from.


Perhaps the least surprising new entry on the list is Dream Daddy, a visual novel dating-sim published by YouTube stars Game Grumps. With an eager subscriber-base of more than 4.2 million already interested, Dream Daddy was always going to be a hit with fans, where the game currently sits at 89% positive reviews on Steam.

Other notable new additions to the top ten include Final Fantasy 15 – which missed out on 2016’s list at the end of last year – the creepily stylised survival-horror Bendy and the Ink Machine, as well as Studio MDHR’s exceptional indie run-and-gun Cuphead.

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