The 10 Best-Selling Games on Steam This Year

Every year has something new to offer in all categories of life. How can tech not be a part of it? Games make up a bulk part of tech revolutions and contribute into a big market sale asset. 

As gaming is becoming more popular among people, the developers are bringing better formulated games, and it would be no lie to say that the competition is high.

Taking into consideration the fact about the best-selling games on Steam we come across a number of them. Every year brings its ratings for things, so it does for the games. 

Steam being a cloud-based gaming library allows the users to use any computer to play games after buying/ downloading to their steam accounts.

Let us dig in to the topic and have a look at the best-selling games on steam this year, in an alphabetic order.

1. Apex Legends

Let us begin with the formal info about game such as:

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher:  Electronic Arts
  • Released: 5 Nov, 2020

So this game deserves to be in the top 10 best selling games on steam because of its innovative and strategic game play.

It is a free to play, multiplayer game. Apex Legends is not only the best selling game but is also award-winning.  The legendary characters are what attract the players the most. 

The astonishing graphics, character build-ups, theme and screen display everything just falls in the line of perfection. One never gets bored while playing Apex Legends.

It is also available in mobile version for an ease option. When it comes about reviews The game does its wonders here as well. 

Its positive reviews range from 78 percent to 86 percent, which is a thumbs up!!

Now let us add some public reviews about this game for the sake of its validity of goodness. 

A player/user writes that:

‘’I assumed that Apex Legend was just another PUBG/Fortnite type of game but I was blown away. The gun play is tight, the movements are fast and responsive.’’ 

He further added “it’s an absolute blast to play.’’

Apex legend is more like a royal battle sort of game. If you are looking for a game with uncompromising battleground and absolutely legendary characters, the Apex Legends is your game.

2. Battlefield 2042

  • Developer: DICE
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Released: 19 Nov, 2021

It is a shooter type multiplayer game that ranks in the best selling 10 games on steam. There are a lot of action scenes going on, which is actually the theme of this game.

This game features more strong plot than its contemporaries at the moment. For instance, it has 3x more players than Halo Infinite on steam.

There was a buggy experience and negative reviews in the beginning, but DICE released an improved or you may say a rectified version of this game later in June. 

Now that’s when the whole game was changed for this steam game. The reviews got better, new features were introduced and shortcomings were fixed. 

The improved version has a better reputation now in the steam community which actually earned good reviews. Unfortunately, not all the players from around the world has access to the game due to country or regional restrictions. But if you really want to play the game, here are some of the ways to change a steam region, this guide has covered all the ways of changing your steam region in such a way that they show the same region in any game for efficient gameplay.

A player says in a review:

‘’ it was a dream come true when they fixed the errors in battlefield as it was not a success story before. Battlefield bad company 3 was what we all wanted to have”.

3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Developer : Valve, Hidden Path Entertainment
  • Publisher: Valve 
  • Released : 21 Aug, 2012

Counter-Strike global offensive [CS:GO]  is a shooter category multiplayer game on steam. It ranks in the best selling games due to its diversity of its game plot and game squad.

It features new maps, characters, better weapons and game modes. It delivers updated versions which are uncompromising and promising.

When we look up to the reviews this game 88 percent ‘’very positive’’ reviews of all the time. It is a winner in reputation category and does not disappoint for what it claims.

So here is your favorite game for the year, get your hands on it asap!

4. Dead by Daylight

  • Publisher: Behavior interactive Inc.
  • Released : June 14, 2016

Dead by daylights stands tall on the top 10 best selling list of games on steam. It is a multiplayer game where roles can be switched.

One special features about this game is its unique plot. It is a horror game where one player takes up the role of killer while others in game play as survivors. 

The game is all about the survivors trying to escape the killer and avoid getting killed or caught.

The reviews are also positive up to 88 percent of all time. This game being an unrivalled asymmetrical competitive multiplayer game is a favorite one on steam. 

The graphics are also worth mentioning as they provide the real scary and horror plot background for the game. 

5. Destiny 2

  • Developer: Bungie 
  • Publisher: Bungie
  • Released: 1 Oct, 2019

Destiny 2 makes our next top-rated and best-selling game on steam. The best thing about Destiny 2 is that it is free to play.

It is an action MMO with a single evolving world that you and your friends can join as per your ease of time. It has exotic weapons that act fast with better movements.

Each level is more engaging and intriguing than them previous. Not a single moment makes you feel bored or dull.  This action shooter has the encouraging ratings and above 85 percent positive reviews.

Hands down, it is the best game to play and that too for free. 

6. DOTA 2

  • Developer: Valve 
  • Publisher: Valve 
  • Released : 9 Jul, 2013

Want more free games without any compromise on quality and fun? We got you. This bestseller beast is a free to play multiplayer game which makes it rank in the top 10 best selling games.

This game is not only the best seller but also one among the most played on steam. DOTA heroes and people’s obsession with them is real. 

There is always something new to offer to the player. The regular updates are making a way better and improved version in itself, seems like it is its own competition. 

It holds very positive reviews of 83% of all time. The constant evolution of gameplay, features, and heroes make DOTA a remarkable game till date.

7. Grand Theft Auto V 

  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Developer: Rockstar Games
  • Released: 17 Sept, 2013

Steam presents another beast game that will blow your mind. This multiplayer game is the one of its own type, impressive in all regards. 

The visuals are stunning making the graphics work their best, the enhanced level of fidelity makes better performance possible. 

Who loves to wait for the loading part? Absolutely no one. It has a better speed of loading gives you dynamic controls of weapons and movements so that you can play your best moves. 

It collects a very positive rating as well.

8. New world 

  • Developer: Amazon game studios
  • Mode: multiplayer 
  • Released: 28 Sept, 2021

This massive multiplayer game is the one which makes its place in the best selling games list on steam. It’s unlikely that you already didn’t know of it.

It offers more concurrent players than any other game, according to steam data. That is why they call it ‘’massive multiplayer’’.

This game revolves around a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean and you play as an explorer looking to colonize the island. 

Game has better movements pace and gives impressive controls as well. The stunning graphics are also worth the hype.

It has positive reviews of 67% of all time.

9. Naraka: Bladepoint

  • Developer: 24 Entertainment 
  • Publisher:  NetEase Games Montreal
  • Released:  12 Aug,2021

Going further in our list of the best selling games on steam we have our next best that is Naraka: Bladepoint.

It is a battle royale multiplayer game which features impressive visuals and field of view resulting in amazing graphics.

It has a total positive reviews of 79% all time. Furthermore, it features a refined character buildup which makes the characters promising for their roles.

This game features better stunts and skills of characters that a player really enjoys while playing. The dynamic moves and enhanced control movements add to the best of it.

It is undoubtedly becoming a game with resounding global success for all its specs and features which you definitely wouldn’t like to miss. 

10. PUBG: Battlegrounds 

  • Developers : krafton 
  • Publisher : krafton 
  • Released : 21 Dec, 2017

Now last but not the least of our list is everyone’s favorite PUBG!! Well we have to admit the hype is for real. The game came and overshadowed the other in no time.

It is praiseworthy for the visuals, characters , the movements, weapons choices and the impressive controls. What else do you wish to own in a game?

This ranks as a bestseller game on steam. It is a survival shooter type game which has a multiplayer mode to exhibit. 

The reviews are around 56% with mixed. New updates are making impressive progress in the game. 

The supply shops, new Arena, new season, new royal pass and much more to offer. 

So here we sum up the list of best selling games on steam with a hope that this list will surely help you to pick your kind of game and have a quality fun.

Last Updated on December 15th, 2023