As part of Steam’s “Best of 2020” celebration, Valve unveiled the most profitable games on the platform, with little surprise.
Valve didn’t offer a specific number of revenues and didn’t rank the games in order of revenue, but the company categorized the games into platinum, gold, silver, and bronze tiers, probably based on total revenue.
Games in the Platinum category include Valve’s own free games CS: GO and Dota 2, which generate revenue from microtransactions. Other platinum-cut games 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 ever-popular Grand Theft Auto V is also on the platinum list. This is a particularly noteworthy achievement given that the game was released on PC in 2015.
Gold category games sold in 2020 include 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 , Includes Baldur’s Gate 3. Mount & Blade III: Banner Road.
Steam’s 2020 Top Gross Game
- Among us
- CS: go
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Destiny 2
- Doom Eternal
- Tsuchida 2
- Fall Guys
- Monster hunter world
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Borderlands 3
- Civilization VI
- Crusader Kings III
- Died in daylight
- Halo: Master Chief Collection
- Mount & Blade III: Banner Road
- Sea of Thieves
- The Elder Scrolls Online
A complete breakdown of Steam’s top gross games for 2020 can be found here.
In other Steam news, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 was named Steam’s Game of the Year in 2020, and Valve’s own Half-Life: Alyx was awarded the VR Game of the Year. Here at GameSpot, Half-Life: Alyx is also very much fun and has won its own Game of the Year award.
And if you’re looking for a deal, Steam’s latest winter sale will be live and will end soon-and it offers some great offers in a wide range of games.