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Steam’s top-selling and most-played games of 2020

Steam's top-selling and most-played games of 2020
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The year is coming to an end, and it’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of the top titles in PC gaming. Valve has revealed some information on their top games of the year by player count and sales. We don’t have the specific numbers, but we have a list of Steam’s top-selling and most-played games of 2020.

Steam also broke its previous record for most concurrent users just before the holidays, with over 24 million gamers. While it’s impossible to pinpoint the exact reason for the surge, you can chalk it up to some combination of a spike in Covid and the release of the most hype game of the year: Cyberpunk 2077.

The Steam post lists the games in no particular order but instead breaks them into buckets for Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Some of the top-selling games include Cyberpunk 2077PUBG, Fall Guys, and Monster Hunter World. Top releases of 2020 include Baldur’s Gate 3Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord, and Death Stranding.

We saw a rise in Steam usage at the beginning of the year, with the start of COVID-19 cases spreading worldwide. Users hit nearly 20 million during this time in March and remained relatively consistent throughout the year.

Top Selling Games on Steam for 2020 (Platinum)

  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter World
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Among Us
  • Dota 2
  • Doom Eternal
  • Destiny 2
  • Fall Guys

Top Selling Games on Steam for 2020 (Gold)

  • Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Borderlands 3
  • Warframe
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Civilization VI
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Phasmophobia
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Baldur’s Gate 3

Top Selling Games on Steam for 2020 (Silver)

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Rust
  • Black Desert Online
  • PLanet Zoo
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Path of Exile
  • War Thunder
  • Hades
  • The Witcher III
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Raft
  • Total War: Warhammer II
  • Cities Skylines
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Stellaris

Games with over 200,000 peak players

  • Monster Hunter World
  • Among Us
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive
  • Destiny 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dota 2
  • Terraria
  • Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Games with over 100,000 Peak Players

  • Rust
  • Rocket League
  • Path of Exile
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Wolcen
  • Fall Guys
  • Team Fortress
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Phasmophobia
  • The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
  • Apex Legends
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Warframe
  • DOOM Eternal
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