Axie Infinity is PH’s most-searched game on Google in 2021


Google announced today, December 9, the lists of games, shows, trending topics, and more that Filipinos searched the most throughout 2021.

Based on the local results, Pinoys have developed a strong interest in play-to-earn games, particularly Axie Infinity, which snagged the top spot on the tech giant’s list of most-searched games for the year.

Axie Infinity’s gameplay involves playing, buying, breeding, and pitting monsters, called Axies, against each other to win crypto rewards, called small love potions, that players can exchange for cash.

The game was launched in March 2018 by three-year-old Vietnamese startup Sky Mavis. Axie Infinity gained massive popularity this year, having earned 2 million daily active users in October, from having just 38,000 players in April.

According to Quartz News, Sky Mavis has already garnered $700 million in revenue this year from in-game transactions—17% of which the developer pockets—and is set to collect $1 billion by year-end.

This growing trend has significantly affected other income-generating games, such as the new free-to-play crypto game Dragonary, which ranks No. 2 on the list.

Completing the Top 5 are NFT roleplaying game CryptoBlades, open-world survival horror game Specimen Zero, and play-to-earn pet raising game My DeFi Pet.

Google Top Searches 2021: Games
1. Axie Infinity
2. Dragonary
3. CryptoBlades
4. Specimen Zero
5. My DeFi Pet
6. Sausage Man
7. KaraStar
8. Valorant
9. Among Us
10. Genshin Impact

When it comes to the shows Filipinos searched the most this year, Korean dramas continue to ride an all-time high, with Netflix’s dystopian series Squid Game bagging the top spot. It is followed by the romantic comedy True Beauty and the crime drama Vincezo.

Another Korean romantic drama that attracted the attention of Pinoys is Netflix’s Nevertheless, as well as Falling Into You Smile, which talks about the love story of two professional gamers.

Google Top Searches 2021: Global shows and series
1. Squid Game
2. True Beauty
3. Vincenzo
4. Nevertheless
5. Falling Into Your Smile
6. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
7. Bridgerton
8. Trese
9. Mr. Queen
10. Alice In Borderland

Check out the rest of Google’s list of Top Searches for 2021 below.

Google Top Searches 2021

Overall Top Searches

  1. COVID-19 prevention
  2. NBA games today
  3. Squid Game
  4. VaxCertPH
  5. Miss Universe 2021
  6. COVID-19 vaccine
  7. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
  8. Pagsamo lyrics
  9. True Beauty
  10. Metro Manila area floods


  1. COVID-19 prevention
  2. VaxCertPH
  3. Miss Universe 2021
  4. COVID-19 vaccine
  5. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
  6. Metro Manila area floods
  7. Paralympics
  8. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  9. national ID registration
  10. Johnson & Johnson vaccine


  1. Paralympics
  2. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  3. Hidilyn Diaz
  4. Olympics
  5. Olympics medal tally
  6. Carlo Paalam
  7. Devin Booker
  8. Leylah Fernandez
  9. Eumir Marcial
  10. Nesthy Petecio


  1. NBA games today
  2. Bucks vs. Suns
  3. Nets vs. Bucks
  4. Lakers
  5. Pacquiao vs. Ugas
  6. Suns vs. Clippers
  7. Paralympics
  8. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  9. PBA schedule
  10. NBA score today

Songs or Lyrics

  1. Pagsamo lyrics
  2. Heartbreak Anniversary lyrics
  3. Crazier lyrics
  4. Panalo lyrics
  5. Paubaya lyrics
  6. Mapa lyrics
  7. Drivers License lyrics
  8. All Too Well lyrics
  9. Levitating lyrics
  10. traitor lyrics


  1. Raya and the Last Dragon
  2. Army of the Dead
  3. Black Widow
  4. Red Notice
  5. Death of a Girlfriend
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  7. Army of Thieves
  8. Rurouni Kenshin
  9. Space Jam: A New Legacy
  10. Cruella

Korean Series

  1. Squid Game
  2. True Beauty
  3. Vincenzo
  4. Nevertheless
  5. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
  6. Mr. Queen
  7. Doom at Your Service
  8. My Roommate Is a Gumiho
  9. My Name
  10. Youth of May

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