With 2020 coming to an end, Valve published their top selling Steam list of the year. As always, the platform does not put the games in a specific order, but showcases the 12 best performing titles together. Valve does so in the categories Top Sellers, New Releases, Most Played, Early Access Grads, Best of VR, and Controller Games.

Steam top 12 best sellers of 2020

2020 was a strange year, which clearly blead over into the games industry. For example, only three of the twelve featured games actually came out this year. Indie bombshells Among Us and Fall Guys are up there with triple-A galore Cyberpunk 2077 and GTA V. Even Monster Hunter World joined the party, even though it already saw a huge launch back in 2018.



Here’s the full list of the 12 top selling games on Steam of 2020 (in a random order) by gross revenue:

  • Among Us
  • Dota 2
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Destiny 2
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Doom Eternal
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Grand Theft Auto V

Most played games of 2020

Besides sales, Valve also published the played games of 2020 on their PC platform. Needless to say, many of the featured games are also in the aforementioned list. A few notable exceptions are Terraria (2011), which is still entertaining fans around the world.



Another odd one is Life is Strange, a relatively successful story driven game. The developer made the first of it’s five episodes free for everyone on Steam, which might have bumped it to the most played list.

Lastly, one of my favorites, Mount & Blade: Bannerlord, finally came out this year. It was one of the most long awaited high-profile indie-games to come out this year and saw an absurdly huge launch. It’s one of the 12 most played games of 2020, though surprisingly it didn’t make the best-selling list.

Here’s the full list of the 12 most played games on Steam of 2020 (in a random order) by player count of over 200,000:



  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Among Us
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Destiny 2
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Terraria

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