Steam: Valve unveiled the most successful games of 2021


As every year, Valve published a report to announce which games were most successful on Steam. Taking a quick look at the lists, 2021 has seen many confirmations and few surprises.

We’re talking about the most successful titles and not the best sellers, because the free-to-play that makes a living from microtransações are also included in the list (so the raw recipes are authentic). Also, games are offered in no random order. We, for convenience, list them in alphabetical order:

  • Apex Legends
  • Battlefield 2042
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Destiny 2
  • Dota 2
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Naraka: Bladepoint
  • New World
  • PUBG: Battlegrounds
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valheim

Note the presence of many confirmations (maybe many), that is, titles released in recent years that still manage to grind millionaire revenues. Good news like New World, Naraka: Bladepoint, Battlefield 2042 and Valheim. It should be noted that Battlefield 2042 remains one of the worst rated games on the platform, despite a slight recovery with the latest updates.

The most popular new releases, then published in 2021, always calculated on the basis of gross revenue, are instead the following:

  • Age of Empires 4
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Battlefield 2042
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
  • Naraka: Bladepoint
  • New World
  • Outriders
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Valheim

Note, in this case, the presence ofand three titles published by Microsoft. Obviously, or PC [Xbox] Game Pass isn’t depressing sales of its games, at least not on Steam.

Finally, here is the list of the most played titles, all capable of surpassing 200,000 simultaneous players:

  • Apex Legends
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dota 2
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • New World
  • PUBG: Battlegrounds
  • Rust
  • Valheim

Note the growth of games like Rust, which went from the 100,000 range last year to the 200,000 range this year. One thing we can’t leave out is that they don’t have Playstation games on the list, even though Sony is increasingly releasing titles on Steam.

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