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

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

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

Valve has revealed the best new, top selling and most played games of 2018 on Steam.

Although the exact sales figures aren't always revealed the division is usually based on the 100 best-selling games into "Platinum", "Gold", and "Bronze" which are based on the number of sales of each games that falls in to whichever category.

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. You can find the full list of top selling games here. 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. Best-selling new releases of 2018 include numerous aforementioned games, along with others such as Into the Breach, Vampyr, Strange Brigade, Call of Cthulhu, and Project Hospital among others. The list also includes all different kinds of Steam revenue; game sales, in-game transactions, and DLC.

For new game releases, Valve categorized them depending on their release month.

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The very best sellers feature in the Platinum group, and include well known games such as GTA V, which continues to make huge amounts of money many years after it was first released. It shows that despite their age, games such as Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: GO still attract over 100,000 simultaneous players.

Follow this link to see the full list. However, Monster Hunter World, Realm Royale, Rainbow Six Siege, Path to Exile and WarFrame and holding their own. Not only that, but games relying on the "Games as a Service" model - like Assassin's Creed Origins - were able to make a lot of money, so we suspect even more developers investing on both microtransactions and the GaaS model.

Interestingly, fighting games are not particularly popular this year.

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