Steam’s best-selling games of 2018 list has some surprises

Sheri Evans
December 30, 2018

Just like previous year, they have partitioned the titles into several categories and tiers. The list also includes all different kinds of Steam revenue; game sales, in-game transactions, and DLC. With 2018 almost at it's end, the Valve had once again released the top games on it's platform and then arranging them based on categories such as "Top Sellers", "Top Selling VR Games" and also "Most Simultaneous Players".

Twelve titles made it to the Platinum tier, with Grand Theft Auto V and CS:Go showing no signs of slowing down despite their age.

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Topping the list were Warframe, Far Cry 5, The Elder Scrolls Online, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Dota 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Civilization VI, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Monster Hunter World, PUBG, and Counter-Strike: GO. As Valve notes, "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".

For the full individual lists, just follow those links up top. Instead, most top-seller lists are organized into four tiers: platinum for the 1st through 12th best-sellers, gold for 13th through 24th, silver for 25th through 40th, and bronze for 41st through 100th.

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The Most Played category is also very interesting, with Steam stalwarts Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 leading the way for games that managed to get over one hundred thousand simultaneous players.

Lastly, games have also been categorized based on the number of simultaneous players. However, Monster Hunter World, Realm Royale, Rainbow Six Siege, Path to Exile and WarFrame and holding their own. We're seeing some familiar titles make their way into that platinum group this year, which is somewhat surprising.

It's well worth looking at the full list, and while it only shows the biggest sellers on the Steam Store, it shows that PC gaming is in a great shape for 2019, with an eclectic mix of genres and styles selling bucket loads in 2018.

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