Spore tops list of most pirated PC games of 2008


Despite possessing "draconian DRM" meant to thwart an internet that's currently teeming with PC gaming pirates, Electronic Arts' controversial (in more ways than one) life-sim Spore recently topped a list compiled by TorrentFreak which charts the most pirated PC games of 2008. With 1.7 million illicit downloads (much more than 2nd place finisher Sims 2, which had 1.15 million), it would seem that EA's strict anti-piracy measures led to ... extra piracy. Here's the top ten most pirated PC titles for the year -- with only BitTorrent downloads present and accounted for, we suggest taking the list with a SecuROM-protected grain of salt.
  1. Spore -- 1,700,000
  2. The Sims 2 -- 1,150,000
  3. Assassins Creed -- 1,070,000
  4. Crysis -- 940,000
  5. Command & Conquer 3 -- 860,000
  6. Call of Duty 4 -- 830,000
  7. GTA San Andreas -- 740,000
  8. Fallout 3 -- 645,000
  9. Far Cry 2 -- 585,000
  10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 -- 470,000
[Via Big Download]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.