Steam reveals the best-selling and most played games of 2020

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Steam has revealed its Best of 2020 lists, and while it doesn’t rank the best games, they do provide an overview of which games have generated the most gross revenue and have had the most players.

Steam’s Best of 2020 Lists understand Bestsellers, New versions, Most played, Early Access Graduates, The best of virtual reality, and Controller games and games like Cyberpunk 2077, Grand Theft Auto V, Destiny 2, Counter-Strike, and DOTA 2 appear in multiple categories.

the Bestsellers The category includes Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels, but Steam does not detail the amount of gross income required to qualify for a certain level. The best Platinum Sellers, in alphabetical order, are as follows;

  • Among us
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • Eternal doom
  • DOTA 2
  • Fall guys
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

High New versions are also measured by gross revenue, but are not broken down into special categories outside of top games and by month. The best-selling novelties are as follows;

  • Baldur Gate 3
  • Borderlands 3
  • Command & Conquer Remastered Collection
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Death Stranding
  • Eternal doom
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • FIFA 21
  • Football Manager 2021
  • Grounded
  • Half-life: Alyx
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
  • Mafia: definitive edition
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  • Persona 4 Gold
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Sea of ​​Thieves
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • Got got
  • The outer worlds
  • Wolcen: Lords of Chaos

the Most played The category is measured by the highest concurrent players and the top tier includes games that have reached over 200,000 peak players. The games that have reached this milestone are as follows;

  • Among us
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • DOTA 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Life is strange 2
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Terraria

the Early access graduates The category is filled with games that left Early Access and found a ton of success. Hades – IGN’s 2020 Game of the Year – was one of ten games to reach Platinum level. The full list, measured by gross income, is as follows;

  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • DJMAX RESPECT V
  • Factorio
  • Golf with your friends
  • Hell
  • Witch
  • Risk of rain 2
  • XL Skater
  • Flashlight 3
  • Wolcen: Lords of Chaos

the The best of virtual reality The category is also divided between Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze and is also measured by gross income. The full list is as follows;

  • Arizona Sun
  • Defeat Saber
  • Blade and sorcery
  • Boneworks
  • Half-life: Alyx
  • Hot dogs, horseshoes and hand grenades
  • Pavlov VR
  • Pistol whip
  • Superhot VR
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
  • VR Kanojo

Top of 2020 Controller games are the best games that support … well … controllers. They are also divided into Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze and are measured by daily active checker players. The full list is as follows;

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dark Souls 3
  • Destiny 2
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  • Fall guys
  • FIFA 21
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Hell
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • NBA 2K20
  • Persona 4 Gold
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

To see how Steam’s best games stack up against IGNs, check out all the winners of our Game of the Year Awards 2020.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news editor for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.

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