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These Are the Most Stressful Online Games, According to Study

The most stress-inducing game made players' heart rates rise by 67 percent.
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Now that we know what the scariest horror video games are, it's time to take it further and find out what are the most stressful online games.

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A new study, conducted by ManySpins, found which online games exactly are causing the most stress. Participants (AKA avid gamers) were asked to track their heart rates while playing from a list of the most popular online games right now.

Surprisingly, Among Us scored the highest as the most stressful, while RuneScape was by far the lowest. Among Us made gamers' BPM rise by 67 percent on average. See the full list of the most stressful online games below.

  1. Among Us
  2. League of Legends
  3. DOTA 2
  4. Fall Guys
  5. Rocket League
  6. Fortnite
  7. FIFA 20
  8. Black Desert Online
  9. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  11. Overwatch
  12. Splatoon 2
  13. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  14. Eve Online
  15. Roblox
  16. Guild Wars 2
  17. The Elder Scrolls Online
  18. World of Warcraft
  19. LOTR Online
  20. RuneScape

Other takeaways from the study were how League of Legends (LoL) caused heart rates to rise by 64 percent—just below Among Us. Meanwhile, RuneScape, World of Warcraft, and The Elder Scrolls Online were the least stress-inducing games.

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Sure, the elements of some games may increase heart rates, but the study also says the main cause of stress comes from the unfamiliarity you feel when playing with other players online.

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