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Spore Tops the List of 2008 Top Pirated Computer Games

In a latest report published by Yahoo News, Spore tops the list of the most pirated video games in 2008 with 1,700,000 copies pirated. Spore is a multi-genre massive single-player online metaverse video game developed by Maxis and designed by Will Wright. It allows a player to control the development of a species from its beginnings as a unicellular organism, through development as an intelligent and social creature, to interstellar exploration as a spacefaring culture. It has drawn wide attention for its massive scope, and its use of open-ended gameplay and procedural generation.

The Sims 2 followed it with 1,150,000 copies pirated. The Sims 2 is a strategic life simulation computer game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the best-selling computer game, The Sims, which debuted on February 4, 2000.

The list also includes the following:

3. Assassins Creed (Ubisoft) - 1,070,000
4. Crysis (Electronic Arts) - 940,000
5. Command & Conquer 3 (Electronic Arts - 860,000
6. Call of Duty 4 (Activision) - 830,000
7. GTA San Andreas (Rockstar Games) - 740,000
8. Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks) - 645,000
9. Far Cry 2 (Ubisoft) - 585,000
10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Konami) - 470,000

In total, Electronic Arts is the publisher which suffered the most in piracy in 2008. Electronics Arts is the publisher of 4 of the top most pirated ames with a total pirated copy reaching 4,650,000 copies. In terms of Developers Maxis top the list occupying the first and second slot.

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