The Top 25 Facebook Games for September 2009

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Well, it’s been quite the month for Facebook as we continued to see the astounding growth of games centered around the simple concept of farming! While it was last month that Zynga reached the #1 spot with its brand new title, FarmVille, this month proves to be no different. However, while the standings are the same, the numbers behind those standings are quite astonishing.

Zynga continues with an impressive five titles within the Top 25 and two within the Top 5. Playfish also continues to hold strong with six titles in the top 25, showing the value of highly polished and creative designs. Nonetheless, this past month also played host to a number of new faces as well.

Here are the highlights from the past month:

  • Easily the top story of the month is FarmVille. Having only been around since July, this Zynga title has become one of the single, fastest growing games on Facebook, effectively doubling its monthly active users over the course of August to reach 33 million people.
  • Mafia Wars regained its #2 spot with about 19 million monthly uniques as Slashkey‘s Farm Town moved back up in the rankings to #3 with over 18 million.
  • Playfish’s classic title, Pet Society gains over 1.5 million users to overtake, long time favorite, Texas HoldEm, coming in at #5.
  • A popular MySpace game from Playdom made its first appearance in the Top 25 with almost 5.5 million monthly actives at #11 – Sorority Life – and Playfish’s own rendition of simple living, Country Story also makes its debut at #14
  • The German social developer wooga also gets its new game up in the charts at #16 with the quiz game, Brain Buddies, which, surprisingly, beat out the classic Playfish app, Who Has The Biggest Brain?, which fell behind at #17.
  • Lastly, another developer, Offbeat Creation, gets its first appearance at #23 with a drinking challenge game, Chug It!

Certainly, August has been an eventful month, and the momentum isn’t slowing down any time soon. With new games and apps appearing constantly, it is impossible to predict who will climb in popularity next. To that end, if ever you feel something ought to be included on this list that we missed, let us know.

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16 Responses to “The Top 25 Facebook Games for September 2009”

  1. PATEANDO TECLAS / Resumen informativo Nro. 1 « Pateando teclas says:

    [...] ~ Los 25 juegos top en Facebook – Septiembre 2009 (insidesocialgames.com) [...]

  2. The Top 25 MySpace Games for September, 2009 says:

    [...] hold on the site, even though they’re popular across the world. On Facebook, Zynga’s FarmVille has boomed to 33.4 million monthly active users in just three months. The difference may be related [...]

  3. Zynga: Μεγαλύτερη από το Twitter και Κερδοφόρα! | Newsbytes.gr says:

    [...] τις 2 πρώτες θέσεις  και συνολικά 5 τίτλους μέσα στο Top 25 των παιχνιδιών του [...]

  4. Zynga: Όταν το Farmville κερδίζει το Twitter! | .:FoiTitaKoS.gR - Φοιτητικό Blog Ποικίλης Ύλης:. says:

    [...] τις 2 πρώτες θέσεις  και συνολικά 5 τίτλους μέσα στο Top 25 των παιχνιδιών του [...]

  5. Martin Frindt says:

    Question:

    Zynga -> estimated Revenue is $100 million – well okay that says techcrunch

    but:
    100 million (MAU, all games) x 1 $ (ARPU, monthly, reported in different blogs and the Social Gaming Summit 2009) = $ 1200 million?

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  8. Mafia Wars Addicts says:

    Really? Mafia Wars is only 2nd from FarmVille, i thought Mafia Wars is on top :)

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  9. social media stations says:

    mafia wars is the best.

  10. | 阿祥的網路筆記本 says:

    [...] 原始資料來源:lnsidesocialGames.com [...]

  11. Can I Have The Secret Sauce Too? | The Tech Crusaders says:

    [...] games in Facebook. Yes, you must have seen the name on the top or bottom while playing FarmVille (the top Facebook game for this month) or Mafia Wars or Texas HoldEm Poker or YoVille. It’s the most popular developer of social [...]

  12. Mafia Wars Expansion – Welcome to Mother Russia says:

    [...] Wars has been the most dominant RPG within the social space for many months. But this summer, it has been beaten out, on Facebook, by other games — specifically, Zynga’s hit farming game Farmville. But [...]

  13. Triumph! Player says:

    The other side of the story is the games that Zynga does not wish to discuss. Games that were developed for multiple platforms such as Facebook, Myspace, Bebo and others. The game is not monitored, so it gets hacked. The developers cease to support and correct the code, which encourages more hackers and then players discover more glitches in the code. This continues for over a year while Zynga refuses to respond to repeated requests from players of the game.

    Zynga displays a complete lack of customer service standards in both communication and in service. I would be interested in what they have to say for themselves regarding the FaceBook game called Triumph!

    Even now, the application page for Triumph! on FaceBook states the following and has stated it since September 10, 2009:

    About Triumph *************************************************
    *************************************************
    NOTICE OF TRIUMPH MAINTENANCE
    Triumph has been taken down temporarily due to server maintenance. It will be up soon. Please keep checking here for more information.

  14. The Top 25 Facebook Games for October 1, 2009 says:

    [...] Last month alone set records for the astounding growth of Zynga’s FarmVille. However, those records are shattered once again, and more and more new faces appear on the list — and most of them, from other parts of the world. Meanwhile, older games are beginning to drop off, which begs the question: are social gamers flocking to higher quality apps? [...]

  15. The Top 25 Facebook Games for October 2009 says:

    [...] Last month, records were set by the astounding growth of Zynga’s FarmVille. However, those records have been broken again this month, and more new faces are appearing on the list — and most of them from other parts of the world. Meanwhile, older games are beginning to drop off, which begs the question: are social gamers flocking to higher quality apps? [...]

  16. The Top 25 Facebook Games for October 2009 | GoSocial.dk - Social Media Marketing says:

    [...] Last month, records were set by the astounding growth of Zynga’s FarmVille. However, those records have been broken again this month, and more new faces are appearing on the list — and most of them from other parts of the world. Meanwhile, older games are beginning to drop off, which begs the question: are social gamers flocking to higher quality apps? [...]

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