Steam “Best of 2018” Lists; A Look Back At 2018

Steam “Best of 2018” Lists; A Look Back At 2018

Steam is taking a look back at 2018 and presenting five lists: Top Seller, Top New Releases, Top Selling VR Titles, Top Early Access Grads and Most Played Games. Check out the best of the best below or take a look at Steam Blog:

Top Sellers:

  • Warframe
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • DOTA 2
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • CS: GO
  • Rocket League
  • Civilization VI
  • Farcry 5
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

We started with the basics by looking at overall Top Sellers. This is a list of the games that earned the most revenue in 2018, which includes all different kinds of Steam revenue; game sales, in-game transactions, and DLC. The resulting list includes a mix of free-to-play and premium games.

Check out the full list of top sellers here.

Top New Releases

  • Celeste
  • Secret of Mana
  • Hunt: Showdown
  • Attack on Titan 2
  • Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
  • Ghost of a Tale
  • Battletech
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
  • Jurassic World: Evolution
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Graveyard Keeper
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker
  • … and many others!

This page highlights the 150 top-selling games released in 2018, split out by their month of release. To build this list, we looked at a combination of first-week revenue and overall revenue in 2018 to create a list of games that had achieved a sizable level of commercial success, regardless of when during the year each title released.

We find it pretty interesting how much variation there is from month to month. For example, December is a busy month and a lot of activity to compete with, so it’s understandable that it might be a less desirable month to release in. But April only had 5 releases that made our list and July only had 6, whereas February was the busiest month with 22 popular releases.

You can find the entire list here.

Top Selling VR Titles

  • Pavlov
  • Beat Saber
  • SuperHot VR
  • Arizona Sunshine
  • Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
  • TES V: Skyrim VR
  • Onward
  • Orbus
  • Job Simulator
  • Fallout 4 VR
  • Gorn
  • Kanojo VR

This year again saw over 1,000 new releases with Virtual Reality support, with almost all of those (over 900) being VR-only experiences. Top VR sellers included new releases such as Beat Saber, Blade & Sorcery, Budget Cuts, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, plus some of last-year’s top hits including Fallout 4 VR and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. There were even some classics appearing in top for the third year in a row, such as RAW DATA and Arizona Sunshine.

Our list this year highlights the leading VR titles by sharing the 100 top selling VR titles of 2018, plus a new section on the page for the top 20 VR releases of 2018.

Here’s the list of Top Selling VR Titles of 2018!

Top Early Access Grads

  • The Forest
  • Bless online
  • Kenshi
  • Rimworld
  • Rust
  • Conan Exiles
  • Dead Cells
  • Chinese Parents
  • Warhammer 40k Inquisitor: Martyr
  • Northgard
  • Subnautica
  • Wallpaper Engine

We wanted to recognize the games that have worked hard to build happy communities and make the transition from Early Access to full release this year. So, we’ve put together a list of the top 50 games that transitioned out of Early Access to full release during 2018, as measured by revenue earned during 2018 (during Early Access and after full release).

You can find the full list here.

Most Played Games

OVER 100,000 SIMULTANEOUS PLAYERS

  • CS: GO
  • Realm Royale
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Warframe
  • Path of Exile
  • Team Fortress 2
  • DOTA 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto 5

Here’s the list of Most Played Games of 2018!

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