With the conclusion of its annual Steam Winter Sale, Valve has revealed the best selling games from 2016. This, of course, just covers the Steam platform.
The comprehensive list mentions the 100 highest-grossing games from the past year, divided between four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Valve didn’t reveal revenue figures for the games. Hence, the different tiers will have to do.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
- The Division (Ubisoft)
- Dark Souls III (From Software)
- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)
- Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)
- No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
- XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games)
- Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks)
- Civilization VI (Firaxis Games)
- Total War: Warhammer (Creative Assembly)
- Rocket League (Psyonix)
- Dota 2 (Valve)
Strange as it is, Dota 2 made the cut even though it’s a free-to-play title. That perhaps suggests that Valve took into account the number of times a game was downloaded over the year, rather the times it was bought by consumers.
Despite mounting controversy, No Man’s Sky did very well. It may be landing on everyone’s list of worst games of 2016 but Hello Games clearly found a winner on Steam. Once again, no revenue figures were revealed to give us a fair idea of how well it sold.
- Team Fortress 2 (Valve)
- ARK: Survival Evolved (Studio Wildcard)
- Stellaris (Paradox Development Studio)
- Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)
- Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Interactive)
- Warframe (Digital Extremes)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics)
- DOOM (Bethesda Softworks)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Treyarch)
- H1Z1 (Daybreak Game Company)
- ARMA III (Bohemia Interactive)
- Stardew Valley (Eric Barone)
No surprise to see Black Ops III being mentioned. It’s warming to see Rainbow Six Siege doing well. The team-based tactical shooter is a phenomenal release from Ubisoft, and is growing in popularity with each day. Dare I say that it’s the new Counter-Strike initiative, taking into account its zealous community.
You can browse through the entire catalog of Steam’s best selling games of 2016 here.