If you’re wondering what games raked in the most dough this year, you’ll want to check out Steam’s new “Best of 2020” landing page, as Valve has shared the year’s top 100 games as measured by gross revenue. Many of the titles that made the list aren’t all that surprising (e.g., Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077), but it does demonstrate how this year’s hottest games rank on the totem pole. Many of the titles have also been discounted as part of Steam’s ongoing Winter Sale, so the page should be useful for those of you who wish to bulk up your collections with popular hits.
The Platinum category includes this year’s hottest and most profitable titles, such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Destiny 2, DOOM Eternal, Red Dead Redemption II, Grand Theft Auto V, and Cyberpunk 2077. CD PROJEKT RED’s placement is especially noteworthy, as its sci-fi RPG only debuted weeks ago.
The Gold category features hits such as Borderlands 3, Sea of Thieves, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Civilization VI, and Baldur’s Gate III, which is still in Early Access. The success of Sea of Thieves and Halo: The Master Chief Collection would suggest that Microsoft’s decision to bring its games to Steam has paid off greatly. (We’ve found that the Steam version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection actually exhibits less quirks than the Microsoft Store version.)
The Silver category includes games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Final Fantasy XIV Online, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Hades. Valve’s free-to-play multiplayer shooter, Team Fortress 2, also seems to be going strong after 13 years.
You can check out the long list of Bronze entries on Steam’s Best of 2020 landing page. The site also includes rankings for New Releases, Most Played, Early Access Grads, Best of VR, and Controller Games.