Valve’s PC store has listed its “best games” of 2021 in several categories, the chance to see an unexpected number 1 to top sales.
Like every year, the PC games platform gave its top of several categories, in a page dedicated to the 2021 report on its store. This ranking begins with the “best of 2021”, for Steam: the most profitable games in gross sales. And we must admit that the very first could not be guessed in advance.
To calculate the total revenue for each game, we take into account its sales, in-game transactions, and DLC sales on Steam from January 1, 2021 through December 15, 2021. […]
Overall, over a third of the bestseller list is made up of games that had never been on it before. Many were released in 2021, but a handful of older titles made it into the top 100 thanks to the dedication of the development teams and the community.
On Steam, Naraka: Bladepoint is leading this year, ahead of the traditional free to play CS: GO, but also the new MMORPG Amazon New World, the other free to play Apex Legends, and a hit this year, Valheim. Battlefield 2042, although being overlooked by the community, is in the top 10.
Steam also unveiled the games that exceeded the 200,000 player mark simultaneously: Cyberpunk 2077 is in the lead, ahead of PUBG (which will become free to play in January and should therefore experience a new peak), Valheim, Dota 2 or New World. Unsurprisingly, there are 5 free games in the top 10.
Finally, we can discover Skyrim’s presence at the top of the best VR games on Steam, and Chernobylite for Best Early Access Promoted Game. Counting only the novelties of 2021, the best-selling remain Valheim, Back 4 Blood and Age of Empires IV. Good thing, you can find tests for these three games on our site.