Just ahead of the new year, Valve revealed the hottest names on Steam for 2021. The “Steam Best” roundup is divided into categories such as best sellers, most played and new releases, rankings, early access, best VR, and compatibility. with controllers. . The roundup provides an insight into the titles that have been successful among PC gamers over the last year. Apart from the big names, some independent developers also leave a deep impression with their products.
The Viking Valheim themed game is one of the prime examples. Indie game from developer Iron Gate reached “platinum” on Steam’s list of top 100 best-selling games (measured by total revenue), alongside giants like CS:GO, PUBG, Dota 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Rainbow Six Siege and Apex. legends. Valheim also took first place in Steam’s Most Played category for 2021, after achieving a peak online player count of over 200,000. According to SteamDB, the game peaked with over half a million concurrent players in February.
Other blockbusters on Steam in 2021 include New World, the rookie MMORPG from Amazon Games. The game entered the same three platinum categories and achieved 913,634 players online in early October. Dead by Daylight also went platinum in the bestseller category, while new releases Age of Empires VI, Farming Simulator 22, Forza Horizon 5 and Resident Evil Village topped the top spot this year.
The early access graduation category (also measured by gross sales) includes the action-adventure survival game Subnautica: Below Zero, the WWII shooter Hell Let Loose, the fun and chaotic fighting game Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and survival horror FPS GTFO and many others. Readers can follow the detailed list of best PC games here.