As much as the Epic Games Store has evolved a lot during 2020, we cannot deny that Steam is still the most important game store in the world. Well, due to this condition of superiority, the numbers registered by the platform end up functioning as a report that presents the general panorama of gambling by the players of the PCs.

In that case, I would like to draw your attention to a series of lists released by Valve in recent days. In the documents, the company tried to list the most successful games, in terms of sales and popularity, of the year 2020… shall we take a look?

Steam’s best-selling games

Among Us

As always, Valve released the list of Steam’s best-selling games. In this year of 2020, the numbers were very interesting, due to the pandemic, and we were able to verify the birth of some phenomena. It is worth noting that the list considers the total sales of a title, that is, in addition to the “base game”, the numbers also include sales of DLCs and “in-game” transactions. Check out:

  1. Among Us
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  3. Cyberpunk 2077
  4. Destiny 2
  5. Doom Eternal
  6. Dota 2
  7. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Monster Hunter: World
  10. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  11. Red Dead Redemption 2
  12. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Although Among Us was one of the phenomena this year, finding the game in the first place is still surprising. After all, we are talking about a title whose price is much lower than that of the competitors. In other words, the game sold an unthinkable amount of copies.

The best releases from Steam

Baldur's Gate 3

Along with the list of best-selling games, Valve has also released a relationship with the most successful releases. In this case, only the games that debuted in the store in 2020 and the results obtained within a period of two weeks after the debut are considered. Follow:

  1. Baldur’s Gate 3
  2. Borderlands 3
  3. Command & Conquer Remastered Collection
  4. Cyberpunk 2077
  5. Crusader Kings III
  6. Death Stranding
  7. Doom Eternal
  8. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  9. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  10. FIFA 21
  11. Football Manager 2021
  12. Grounded
  13. Half-Life: Alyx
  14. Horizon Zero Dawn
  15. Mafia: Definitive Edition
  16. Marvel’s Avengers
  17. Microsoft Flight Simulator
  18. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  19. Persona 4 Golden
  20. Resident Evil 3
  21. Sea Of Thieves
  22. Star Wars: Squadrons
  23. Have got has got
  24. The Outer Worlds
  25. Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

As it could not be otherwise, the presence of Borderlands 3 (in the second position) is the highlight of this selection, as the game was released in 2019, as a temporary exclusive of the Epic Games Store and that did not stop it from making a huge success in Steam, even debuting the following year.

Steam’s best-selling VR games

Arizona Sunshine

As with the list of the best-selling games, this list considered the total results obtained by the titles (sales + DLCs + in-game transactions). Of course, the difference was the exclusive focus on titles that make use of virtual reality gadgets. Take a look:

  1. Arizona Sunshine
  2. Beat Saber
  3. Blade & Sorcery
  4. Boneworks
  5. Half-Life: Alyx
  6. Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
  7. Pavlov VR
  8. Pistol Whip
  9. Superhot VR
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  11. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
  12. VR Kanojo

In the case of this list, what stands out is the presence of Half-Life: Alyx “only” in the fifth position. The title was one of the big winners of the year, in the categories related to the VR segment, but, in terms of sales, it was beaten by other games.

The best selling games from Early Access

Conqueror's Blade

Steam’s Early Access scheme is responsible for helping developers raise funds for their games, by offering games that are not yet ready. This modality is very well used by indie studios and, in 2020, some great successes left the regime. And yes, these are the successes that are on the list below:

  1. Conqueror’s Blade
  2. Deep Rock Galactic
  3. Golf With Your Friends
  4. DJMax Respect V
  5. Factor
  6. Hades
  7. Night
  8. Risk Of Rain 2
  9. Skater XL
  10. Squad
  11. Torchlight III
  12. Wolcen: Lords Of Mayhem

In the list presented above, the total number of titles (sales + DLCs + in-game transactions) were also considered. So we have a very interesting summary of how the “indie world” has behaved throughout the year.

Most Played Games

Among Us

Finally, we have here a list that is related to the number of players dedicated to adventures and not to the results, in terms of sales. Yeah! Here we have a selection with games that surpassed the mark of 200 thousand simultaneous players and registered incredible numbers throughout the year:

  1. Among Us
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  3. Cyberpunk 2077
  4. Destiny 2
  5. Dota 2
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Life Is Strange 2
  8. Monster Hunter: World
  9. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  10. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  11. Terraria

Among Us was the big winner and his achievement should be praised, since overcoming the legendary CS: GO is not an easy thing, especially within the “terrain of Valve”. Still, the biggest surprise was Life Is Strange 2, which is a single player experience and managed to reach seventh place.

A nice summary of the “gamer year” on PCs

As you can see, Valve’s lists gave us a good idea of ​​how the PC game world worked in 2020. Among Us was really the phenomenon of the year and other classic games like CS: GO and Dota 2 showed that they are still operating at “Full steam”

And the cool thing is that these lists are all based on numbers, that is, there is no more accurate summary of gambling on PCs than this one. Anyway, what we have left now is to hope that 2021 is as rich in big games as 2020 was. To the next…

Greetings! I’m Yohan Bravo, I’m 29 years old and I’m a Ghostwriter by choice. I write about what I love: games, anime and a number of other things. Occasionally, I write about my daydreams and create lyrics of songs never sung.

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