The peak concurrent numbers were much higher this year, as per Steam

Valve has launched its list of ‘Finest Games of 2020’ on Steam that includes video games such as Amongst United States, Cyberpunk 2077, Dota 2, Fall People: Ultimate Knockout, Grand Theft Auto V, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The top-performing Steam games are broken down into 6 lists, although the popular games overlap in some of the lists. The classifications are Top Sellers, New Releases, The Majority Of Played, Early Gain Access To Grads, Finest of VR, and Controller Games. Many of these video games, and thousand others, are presently offered on reduced rates as part of Steam Winter Sale, which will run until January 5.

Steam’s top 12 selling video games of 2020 in the platinum classification include Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Among United States, Cyberpunk 2077, Doom Eternal, Monster Hunter World, Red Dead Redemption 2. Rainbow 6: Siege, Destiny 2, Grand Theft Automobile V, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The last three games on this list have actually made it to Steam’s platinum category every year since the list’s curation began in 2016, based on Steam.

The total profits for each game is determined by taking a look at video game sales, in-game transactions, and DLC sales from January 1, 2020, to December 18, 2020. Steam doesn’t reveal revenue breakdowns for the lists but categorises them into buckets. Platinum – 1 to 12, Gold – 13 to 24, Silver – 25 to 40, Bronze – 41 to 100. The video games within each bucket are designated randomly. You can inspect Steam’s total list of Finest Games of 2020 here. Top selling video games in the gold category consist of Crusaders Kings III, Warframe, Mount & Blade II, Borderlands 3, Baldur’s Gate, ARK: Winter Season Wonderland, The Senior Scrolls, Halo, Phasmophobia, Civilization VI, Sea of Thieves, and Dead by Daytime.

The most played video games of the year, with the greatest peak concurrent players (over 200,000 peak players) includes titles such as Among United States, Dota 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2, Terraria, Life is Weird 2, Monster Hunter World, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Grand Theft Vehicle V.

Steam kept in mind that the peak concurrent numbers were much higher this year as compared to 2019 and that the increase occurred throughout the board. 2020’s leading brand-new releases as measured by gross profits include titles such as Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Sea of Thieves, Cuberpunk 2077, Star Wars: Squadrons, Grounded, Horizon: No Dawn, Fifa 2021: Beckham Editon, Wolcen Bloodtrail, Borderlands 3, Baldur’s Gate 3, Local Evil 3, Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, Football Manager 2021 and more.

Early access graduates determined by gross income have games like Noita, Skater XL, Wolcen Bloodtrail, Torchlight III, Squad, and more, in the platinum list. Steam’s top VR-exclusive games of 2020 include Arizona Sunlight, Pavlov, Handgun Whip, Beat Saber, Half-Life: Alyx in the platinum container. Top Controller games, determined by daily active controller players, include Grand Theft Vehicle V, NBA 2K20, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Monster Hunter: World, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and some more, in the platinum bucket.