These were the most frequently played games of 2021


At the end of the year, Steam is not stingy with rankings and reviews. In addition to the innovations with the highest sales, there is another ranking that is worth a closer look. It is the list of the most played titles in the past twelve months.

For the calculation, the operators of Steam used the number of simultaneously active players. Short-term peaks that arose as a result of gift campaigns or free events were left out in order to avoid a distorted result. In addition, only those games were included in the ranking that could climb at least over the 30,000 mark. In fact, the platinum category only contains titles that have had more than 200,000 simultaneously active users over a certain period of time. This illustrious circle includes new releases such as the MMO New World or the first-person shooter Halo Infinite as well as long-running hits such as Dota 2 or the multiplayer classic Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Here is an overview of the platinum category, which we list alphabetically:

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