Animal Crossing was huge on Tumblr: but so were a bunch of other unexpected games

Animal Crossing was huge on Tumblr: but so were a bunch of other unexpected games

Animal Crossing was huge on Tumblr: Year-end trend roundups on Tumblr indicate what movies, television series, and video games Tumblr users are most excited about. There are a few surprises on the list of the most popular video games, characters, anime, and manga of 2020, which reflect a year in which people were looking for a sense of belonging and familiarity.

The fact that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the most popular game on the list comes as no surprise. As the globe prepared for the coronavirus epidemic, this warm, feel-good game was released. According to Tumblr’s trend specialist, Amanda Brennan, Animal Crossing’s accessibility and social connection made it a suitable game for a year that was completely disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak in 2013.

To watch individuals who have never picked up a video game get excited about “Animal Crossing” because it’s an opportunity for them to interact and create their own island is something Brennan says has “truly transcended the typical gaming community.”

This is a simulator that lets you control a robot in a real-world setting. Equipment that can be operated remotely is essential. They are tasked with doing things that are beyond the reach of the average person. The iron helpers’ actions have a significant impact on human safety and well-being.

Robot Squad Simulator 2017’s features:

Six tutorial missions introduce the mechanics; a campaign of 16 missions that takes you around the world; the ability to install 10 different modules on robots; various game mechanisms, including protection and security elements; a wide range of missions, including search and rescue, combat, and more. A campaign of 16 missions that allows you to travel the world.
Some missions require you to operate in stealth mode, where you must penetrate the base or access a strategic facility. In this story, the action will take place on the icy plains as well as beneath the waves of the ocean.

It was a rough year for Overwatch, which topped the list in the past several years. Rather than the devotion waning, though, Brennan believes that it’s due to the rise of other games, particularly those that emphasize creativity like Minecraft and The Sims 4, as well as well-known older titles with high replay value.

Replaying games for the sake of comfort and familiarity has been a popular trend in recent years, according to Brennan. A plot’s anchor helps keep players together in character-driven games, according to “you know what the storyline is.”


  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. Among Us
  3. Pokemon Sword And Shield
  4. Undertale
  5. Minecraft
  6. Sims 4
  7. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  8. Danganronpa
  9. Overwatch
  10. Persona 5

When it comes to mobile games, Obey Me! Shall We Date?, an otome game where players may date a variety of sexy devils, won the top spot on Tumblr this year.

When a sexy demon enters your private messaging, “Who wouldn’t want that?” Brennan is of the opinion.

Tumblr users are drawn to story-driven, character-focused mobile games, according to Brennan, but Cookie Run, an endless runner, has just emerged among those more plot-heavy titles. Cookie Run’s vivid colors and adorable character designs let it achieve the same heights as Obey Me, Choices, and the Arcana.


  1. Obey Me! Shall We Date?
  2. Choices
  3. Twisted Wonderland
  4. The Arcana — A Story of Mystery and Romance
  5. Cookie Run
  6. Mystic Messenger
  7. Fire Emblem Heroes
  8. Ikemen Vampire
  9. Arknights
  10. Azur Lane

Obey Mewtwo !’s loveable characters topped the list of the most popular video game characters, with Link, Tom Nook, and Sans making out the rest of the top five. Why not attempt a dating sim in a time when individuals aren’t receiving as much in-person romance as they used to?


  1. Obey Me Lucifer
  2. Obey Me Mammon
  3. Tom Nook
  4. Link
  5. Sans
  6. Cloud Strife
  7. Dandelion
  8. Kirby
  9. Raihan
  10. Arthur Morgan

Animal-Crossing Villages According to

  1. Raymond
  2. Marshal
  3. Poppy
  4. Fauna
  5. Julian
  6. Claude
  7. Marina
  8. Stitches
  9. Bob
  10. Ankha

It should come as no surprise that anime and manga are among the most popular posts on Tumblr. A new season of famous series like Haikyuu!! and Fruits Basket made it onto the list, but Boku no Hero Academia remained at the top. An honorable mention goes to The Untamed’s animated series, Mo Dao Zu Shi, which is based on the same literature.

19 Days, a Chinese webcomic about four teenage lads, is maybe the most startling. According to Jasmine Ho, a Tumblr brand designer, the fandom revolves around two key ships.

“We usually include Chinese webcomics on our anime list since they are the most comparable to manga in terms of style and fanbase,” she explains.


  1. Boku no Hero Academia
  2. Haikyuu!!
  3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  4. Beastars
  5. Naruto
  6. Mo Dao Zu Shi
  7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  8. One Piece
  9. Fruits Basket
  10. 19 Days

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