More Top 10 Lists: Pirated Games of 2008

Hey, EA, quick question: How’s that Spore DRM working out for you guys in piracy land? Oh, the DRM is very effective to stop all those dirty pirates, you say?

Well, other sources are saying something different. According to TorrentFreak, here are the top 10 most pirated games of 2008:

1. Spore / 1,700,000 / Sept. 2008
2. The Sims 2 | 1,150,000 | Sept. 2004
3. Assassins Creed | 1,070,000 | Nov. 2007
4. Crysis / 940,000 | Nov. 2007
5. Command & Conquer 3 | 860,000 | Mar. 2007
6. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare | 830,000 | Nov. 2007
7. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | 740,000 | Jun. 2005
8. Fallout 3 | 645,000 | Oct. 2008
9. Far Cry 2 | 585,000 | Oct. 2008
10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 | 470,000 | Oct. 2008

I know how we all love to talk about top 10 lists, so sink your teeth into that one. Curious that several EA games are on there, despite the DRM. You know which top PC gaming company doesn’t have any on that list? Valve. I guess if you don’t handicap your users when you give them a game, they’re more inclined to actually pay for the damn thing.

Source- TorrentFreak

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5 thoughts on “More Top 10 Lists: Pirated Games of 2008”

  1. Well now. That’s another interesting statistic for EA to ignore, and for the pirates to grin and chuckle about. With statistics like these, you have to wonder why nobody has stopped and thought “wait. This isn’t working.” Ah well. On a similar note, I’m excited to see what kind of DRM the Sims 3 ships with. Are they going to padlock every box? Legal affidavits? Or just more terrible inconveniences built into the software?

  2. Probably a little lock box that sprays acid onto your fingers so you can’t play. Or like, a snarling beast that guards the disc from you.

  3. i did pirate Valves Portal so I could see what it was all about, but it dosn’t work anymore cause my computer no longer has a video card. Final Fantasy 7 still works though!

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