Explore RAWG Video Games Database API

There are two types of companies: hoarders and givers. RAWG is the largest video game database and game discovery service. And we are gladly sharing our 500,000+ games, search, and machine learning recommendations with the world. Learn what the RAWG games database API can do and build something cool with it!

games database

Adding the API key to your request

You must include an API key with every request. In the following example, replace YOUR_API_KEY with your API key.

GET https://api.rawg.io/api/platforms?key=YOUR_API_KEY
GET https://api.rawg.io/api/games?key=YOUR_API_KEY&dates=2019-09-01,2019-09-30&platforms=18,1,7

Why build on RAWG

500,000+ games for 50 platforms including mobiles

screenshots

2 100 000
screenshots

ratings

1 100 000
ratings

developers

220 000
developers

tags

58 000
tags

publishers

45 000
publishers

individual creators

24 000
individual creators

Comprehensive video game data: descriptions, genres, release dates, links to stores, ESRB-ratings, average playtime, gameplay videos, Metacritic ratings, official websites, system requirements, linked youtube and twitch videos, dlc's and part of the series lists.
Where to buy: links to digital distribution services.
Player activity data: Steam average playtime and RAWG player counts and ratings.
Actively developing and constantly getting better by user contribution and our algorithms.
Similar games based on visual similarity.

Ready to start?

Free

For personal and hobby projects

Get an API Key
  • Non-commercial projects only
  • 500 000+ video games data
  • 20 000 requests per month
  • Required backlinks to RAWG from pages where the data is used
$149/m.

Business

For small and mid-size companies

Contact us
  • All in Free Plan
  • Commercial use
  • Where to buy links
  • Similar games
  • Gameplay videos, relevant twitch and youtube videos
  • 50 000 requests per month
  • Email support

Enterprise

For projects with custom needs

Contact us
  • All in Business Plan
  • Downloadable file api
  • 1 000 000 requests per month
  • Custom data requests
  • Priority email support

Terms of Use

Free for personal use as long as you attribute RAWG as the source of the data and/or images and add an active hyperlink from every page where the data of RAWG is used.
Free for commercial use for startups and hobby projects with not more than 100,000 monthly active users or 500,000 page views per month. If your project is larger than that, email us at [email protected] for commercial terms.
No cloning. It would not be cool if you used our API to launch a clone of RAWG. We know it is not always easy to say what is a duplicate and what isn't. Drop us a line at [email protected] if you are in doubt, and we will talk it through.
API Legal Notice: We do not claim ownership of any of the images or data provided by the API. We remove infringing content when properly notified. Any data and/or images one might upload to RAWG is expressly granted a license to use. You are prohibited from using the images and/or data in connection with libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise offensive content.
If you have any questions about our API — we'd love to help. Email us at [email protected], tweet at @rawgtheworld or ask the community at our Discord.

Latest updates

API Wrappers by our community

All of the libraries are contributed by our users. If you find a bug or missing feature, it's best to contact the author. If you want to submit your wrapper, contact us via [email protected]

Example usecases

RAWG API is a powerful tool for working with video games data. Below are a few examples of the things you can do with the API.

What console games were released last month?
GET https://api.rawg.io/api/platforms # get ids of target platforms GET https://api.rawg.io/api/games?dates=2019-09-01,2019-09-30&platforms=18,1,7 # insert platforms ids
What are the most anticipated upcoming games?
GET https://api.rawg.io/api/games?dates=2019-10-10,2020-10-10&ordering=-added
What games were published by Annapurna Interactive in the 2019?
GET https://api.rawg.io/api/developers?search=Annapurna%20Interactive&page_size=1 # get the developer id GET https://api.rawg.io/api/games?dates=2019-01-01,2019-12-31&developers=15 # insert developer id
What are the most popular games in 2019?
GET https://api.rawg.io/api/games?dates=2019-01-01,2019-12-31&ordering=-added
What are the highest rated games from 2001?
GET https://api.rawg.io/api/games?dates=2001-01-01,2001-12-31&ordering=-rating
What is the highest rated game by Electronic Arts?
GET https://api.rawg.io/api/developers?search=Electronic%20Arts&page_size=1 # get the developer id GET https://api.rawg.io/api/games?ordering=-rating&developers=109 # insert developer id