With the appearance of Epic Games Store and Discord Games Store, the competition for the crown of digital PC games distributor has grown in the recent month. Those "new players" brought new winds to the market, and give gamers a lot of choices to spend their money on games. However, as of now, Steam still remains as the main digital game platform of choice, and the wall that many other companies want to surpass.
To celebrate another successful year, Valve has launched the annual “Best Of” lists showing what games topped the charts in 2018 on Steam. This "Best of" list has given users a look at the best-selling games on the platform in 2018. While the top sellers list on Steam doesn’t give exact numbers or figures (other than by listing the games based on gross revenue), the “Platinum” level chart-toppers included games such as Monster Hunter: World, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Far Cry 5, and more.
Here is the full list of games that have Platinum-tier gross revenue for Steam in 2018:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Civilization VI
- Monster Hunter: World
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Dota 2
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Far Cry 5
- Rocket League
- Rainbow Six Siege
Along with the list above, Steam also provided a list giving a month-by-month breakdown of the top new releases in 2018, assorted by gross revenue. It’s here that you’ll find a bit more of an eclectic list of games like Celeste and Dragon Ball FighterZ in January, Metal Gear Survive and Into the Breach in February, SoulCalibur VI and Return of the Obra Dinn in October, and more famous titles of 2018. You can find the full list on the Steam Store at the moment.
While there aren’t any exact numbers or sales figures to compare against on other platforms, the Steam Best Of Lists always at least give some kind of indication of the games that manage to chart each year. And with an interesting mix of the expected chart toppers and some unexpected surprises, it continues to show the varying communities and a mix of games that can thrive on the PC gaming platform - which considered the best platform by so many gamers.