Traditionally, Valve would reveal a list of the best selling Steam games of the year and we always anticipate to knowing which games are the best among the big list of so many games. With 2018 nearly 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”.
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.
One of the constant winners on the Platinum category is usually GTA V while others are the likes of Monster Hunter: World, Far Cry 5, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, PUBG, and Rocket League. The Gold category is headlined by Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Stellaris, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Silver category games include Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Dying Light, and Fallout 4. Lastly, the Bronze category features Artifact, For Honor, Dark Souls 3, Factorio, and Sniper Elite 4, among numerous others.
Meanwhile, the top selling VR games include Fallout 4 VR, Beat Saber, Gorn, and Superhot VR. Best-selling new releases of 2018 include many of the aforementioned games, along with others such as Into the Breach, Vampyr, Strange Brigade, Call of Cthulhu, and Project Hospital among others. Top Early Access graduates are headlined by Northgard, The Forest, Dead Cells, and Rimworld.
Lastly, games have also been categorized based on the number of simultaneous players. Unsurprisingly, GTA V, DOTA 2, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, and CS: GO headline this list with more than 100,000 simultaneous players.
You can check out all these lists on Valve’s dedicated Steam page here.