As part of Steam’s “Best of 2020” extravaganza, Valve has announced the highest-grossing games on the platform by revenue, and there are few surprises.
Valve did not provide any specific revenue numbers, nor did it rank any of the games in order of how much they sold, but the company did categorize the games into Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze tiers, presumably based on the gross revenues.
Games in the Platinum category include Valve’s own free-to-play games CS: GO and Dota 2, which make money from microtransactions. Other games that made the cut for Platinum include Red Dead Redemption 2, Destiny 2, Fall Guys, PUBG, Doom Eternal, Monster Hunter World, Among Us, Cyberpunk 2077, and Rainbow Six Siege.
Rockstar’s enduringly popular Grand Theft Auto V also made it onto the Platinum list, which is an especially noteworthy achievement given that the game was released on PC back in 2015.
Games in the Gold category for sales in 2020 included Borderlands 3, The Elder Scrolls Online, Civilization VI, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Phasmophobia, Sea of Thieves, Ark, Warframe, Crusader Kings III, Dead by Daylight, Baldur’s Gate 3, and Mount & Blade III: Bannerlord.
Steam’s Top-Grossing Games Of 2020
- Among Us
- CS: GO
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Destiny 2
- Doom Eternal
- Dota 2
- Fall Guys
- Monster Hunter World
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Borderlands 3
- Civilization VI
- Crusader Kings III
- Dead by Daylight
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Mount & Blade III: Bannerlord
- Sea of Thieves
- The Elder Scrolls Online
In other news about Steam, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 was named Steam’s Game of the Year for 2020, with Valve’s own Half-Life: Alyx picking up the VR Game of the Year award. Here at GameSpot we enjoyed Half-Life: Alyx quite a lot as well, awarding it our own Game of the Year.
And if you’re looking for a deal, Steam’s latest Winter Sale is now live and ending soon–and it’s offering some fantastic offers on a wide range of games.