Hot off the latest Steam Summer Sale, Steam has released a ton of data on 2018’s top selling and most popular PC games.
Instead of a numbered list of top sellers, Steam instead sorted the top several dozen games into one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There aren’t too many surprises, but the Platinum list at least shows off the wide variety of different genres that are popular. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds takes one of the top spots, as does Warframe: The Sacrifice, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Rocket League, Grand Theft Auto V, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Jurassic World Evolution, Far Cry 5, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Dota 2, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.
Yet another list reveals the games that had the most simultaneous players in 2018. Unsurprisingly, this list has a lot of overlap with the best-selling games list. Warframe: The Sacrifice, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V, and Dota 2 all counted over 100,000 simultaneous players so far in 2018. Many of the other top sellers also cleared the 50,000 simultaneous player mark, but a few new additions made it in to that category. Team Fortress 2 and Garry’s Mod both continued to be popular, as did Stardew Valley, Sid Meier’s Civilization V (not VI, note) and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
The Steam Summer Sale has just ended, so you likely won’t find as many deals on the platform this week as last week. All that data from the sale is likely what helped Steam put together these lists in the first place, however. You can see the full lists Steam put together here.