Some big surprises and some you might expect

Steam unveils top 100 sellers for 2016

Steam has unveiled, via the medium of sale, the top 100 sellers on Valve’s platform this year. The list includes full price games, but also free to play titles, giving solid information on what’s performing well on the platform and what isn’t.

The list presents the top 100 products on Steam in order of the gross revenue they’ve made this year, meaning these are the most popular Steam games of 2016, at least in terms of cash made. This is a big success for titles like The Division and No Man’s Sky, both of which had significant backlash after launch but have nestled top spots by the end of the year. Down the list, surprises in the form of titles like 2012’s Arma III, 2007’s Team Fortress 2 and free to play Warframe all holding spots in the gold tier.

Other surprises were Doom, which didn’t crack the top 12. Rainbow Six Siege which made the top 24, and Watch Dogs 2 which made the top 40 despite worries about its uncertain sales. 

There’s a big list here. I’d recommend having a nose through yourself, there are lots of eyebrow raising choices, but you can’t argue with Steam’s selection criteria.

Platinum tier — #1-12 on Steam
Rocket League
Grand Theft Auto V
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Dark Souls III
The Witcher 3
Civilization IV
No Man’s Sky
Fallout 4
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Total War Warhammer

Gold Tier — #12-24 on Steam
Team Fortress 2
Arma III
Call of Duty Black Ops III
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Ark: Survival Evolved
Stardew Valley
Dead By Daylight
Rainbow Six Siege
H1Z1 King of the Kill

Silver — #25-40 on Steam
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Far Cry Primal
Payday 2
Civilization V
Watch Dogs 2
Europa Universalis
Hearts of Iron IV
Cities Skylines
War Thunder
Dying Light: The Following
Planet Coaster
The Elder Scrolls Online

Bronze — #41-100 on Steam
Dragonball Xenoverse 2
TS 2017 (Train Simulator 2017)
Borderlands The Pre Sequel
Football Manager 2016
Total War Attila
Age of Empires HD Edition
Grim Dawn
Steam Controller (it’s not a game, but no one told Valve.)
Dishonored 2
Youtubers Life
Kerbal Space Program
Crusader Kings II
Metal Gear Solid V
Divinity Original Sin
Battlefleet Gothic Armada
The Culling
Knight Online
7 Days to Die
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
Street Fighter V
Don’t Starve Together
Farming Simulator 2017
Final Fantasy X/X2 HD
Path of Exile
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
American Truck Simulator
Slime Rancher
Scrap Mechanic
Left 4 Dead 2
Final Fantasy XV: A Realm Reborn
Life is Strange
The Sims 3
Elite Dangerous
Mafia III
Tree of Saviour
Far Cry 4
Total War Rome II
Dragon’s Dogma
Borderlands 2
Endless Legend
Just Cause 3
Darkest Dungeon
Garry’s Mod
The Forest
NBA 2K17
Football Manager 2017
Euro Truck Simulator

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