Today Valve has just released a huge list with the most successful games they had on Steam this year and the top 150 new releases, top played games, top early access graduates and popular VR games.
As we all have been used to, Valve did not show any figures but grouped the games into different categories – platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. The ranking refers to revenue, which is a total of sales, in-game transactions, and DLC, and this is why games that are free-to-play can make it to the top, as long as they have in-game transactions and DLCs.
Out of all the top 12 games, this year only three have been released: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Monster Hunter: World, and Far Cry 5. All three are top games for PC this year.
There is also a list with the top games – by revenue – of the games that were released each month of this year – for example March was a great month for gamers when Vermintide II, Far Cry 5, Final Fantasy XV and Ni No Kuni II were all released for PC.
Top Selling Steam Games in 2018
Among the most played games, we found quite old games that attracted over 100,000 players at a time – and we’re talking about Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: GO. The list also included include Warframe, Realm Royale, Monster Hunter World, Path of Exile, PUBG, Grand Theft Auto V, and Rainbow Six Siege.
As for the top-grossing VR games this year, there was Fallout 4 VR, Superhot VR, and Beat Saber.
Many of the games that made these lists are now on discounts in the Steam Sale. Here are the top-grossing games this year and the years they were released:
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (2012)
Dota 2 (2013)
The Elder Scrolls Online (2014)
Grand Theft Auto 5 (2015 on PC)
Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
Rocket League (2015)
Civilization 6 (2016)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (2017)
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