Top 5 Play-to-Earn Games on Ethereum

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Despite market volatility, play to win leader (P2E) Blockchain gaming has created communities of gamers who log in every day to earn money by playing video games.

Read on for the best games to play to win at. Ethereum (ETH) by the number of users.

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum was launched in 2015 to improve on the design and function of the original Bitcoin (BTC) block chain. It was established as a distributed computing platform that runs smart contracts, which allow parties to transact with each other without the need for a central authority.

All transaction records made on Ethereum are verifiable, securely distributed across the network, and immutable, making the network secure and transparent to users. In addition, the network allows developers to create decentralized applications (dapps), made possible by the network scripting language known as Solidity and by the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

The first dapps, including play-to-win games, were created on the Ethereum network. Today, Ethereum boasts the largest number of blockchain dapps and games among all blockchain networks.

The best Ethereum games

Below you will find the top play to win games on Ethereum measured by the number of users in the 30 days prior to the time of publication (note that data may have changed between then and time of publication).

It may come as a surprise to some that the likes of popular P2E games such as Decentraland, axie infinityY the sandbox they are not on the list. In the last month, they weren’t as popular as some of the newer games that have risen up the rankings.


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Mirandus is a multiplayer online role-playing game set in a player-owned universe. Player ownership means that a player in the game can purchase resources such as land, ships, or docks, all represented as non-fungible tokens (NFT) and take advantage of them or win with them.

During the game, each player is represented by avatars who go on missions to fight against the evil characters in the game. These avatars are known as Exemplars and can be purchased from the in-game market. The specimens come in different forms and with different functions and various capacities. They include elves, dwarves, orcs, humans, and more, all of which are represented as NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.

As you continue to play, you can earn game tokens and participate in its economy. The main token in the Mirandus economy, used for transactions within the Gala ecosystem, is GALA, which is currently used in various games created by the gaming company called gala games, owner of Miranda. In Mirandus, you can use GALA to purchase specimens, land, weapons, and any other resources you need.

Another token used for in-game purchases at Mirandus is Materium. To earn Materium, you need to have an Exemplar. The more Exemplars you have, the more Materium you earn. You can also obtain and collect more Materium during each mission you send your Exemplar(s) on.

During the month prior to the time of writing this article, Mirandus had a total of 4,410 players.

benji bananas

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Benji Bananas is a game that existed before games started being built on the blockchain. However, with recent developments, the creator of Benji Banana, Animoca Brandsis transforming the popular game into a game to win.

In the game, players use the main character, Benji, to jump from vine to vine and collect bananas, trying not to fall or get hurt by obstacles.

As part of the transition to a P2E game on the Ethereum blockchain, current Benji Bananas players will need to purchase ‘Benji Passes’. These passes are NFTs that would allow players to earn PRIMATE tokens, which can then be exchanged for Monocoins (APE).

ApeCoin’s ERC-20 governance and utility tokens are built on the Ethereum network and have become famous due to their association with the Bored Monkeys Yacht Club (BAYC), one of the largest NFT harvesting communities currently on the market.

For Benji Bananas players, moving from vine to vine while collecting rewards carries the promise of earning ApeCoin that can then be used in real life.

Benji Bananas had 1,280 players in the previous month at the time of this writing.


3 illuvium

In Illuvium, players explore the fantasy alien world of Illuvium, a distant planet on which their spaceship crashed.

The game is about taking on the role of an explorer going on quests and fighting against monsters and other players. At the same time, you recruit or capture Illuvial, the original inhabitants of Illuvium, and use them to grow your army.

Illuvials are mythical creatures represented by NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. They have different rarities, with the rarest being the most valuable. You can also fuse three or more Iluvials together to create new, rarer versions of the creatures.

The game’s native token is ILV, which you can earn through contests, tournaments, and completing quests.

In the previous month, there were a total of 865 players on Illivium.


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Save the MoonCats from the Moon and help bring them to the Ethereum blockchain. That is the main objective of the MoonCatRescue game, which was released in 2017.

Initially, collectors of the MoonCat characters received the characters for free from the MoonCat website. They were only required to pay gas fees and would not know which MoonCat they would receive as they were randomly generated. However, players paid $600,000 in fees on that day alone due to the excitement of ‘rescuing’ the MoonCats.

Famous as one of the first NFT collections on Ethereum, MoonCats are currently available on the Open sea The NFT marketplace and in-game website, where available MoonCats can be bought and sold for ETH.

There were 849 MoonCatRescue players in the previous month at the time of writing this article.

NFT Worlds

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NFT Worlds brings a ‘multi-metaverse‘ and crypto experience for Minecraft through 10,000 unlimited 3D voxel-based worlds. This is possible because the project was created on third-party Minecraft servers with Polygon (MATIC)an Ethereum compatible chain.

The virtual world allows Minecraft players to own virtual land by purchasing it from OpenSea, building on it, and earning passive income in the form of the game’s native WRLD token. This is backed by plans to make it possible for players to ‘port’ between different worlds/spaces, which would be lucrative for those who have developed their NFT worlds well. In this way, NFT Worlds helps bring a virtual economy to the classic Minecraft game.

At the time of writing, NFT Worlds had a total of 840 players in the previous month.


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