Steam shared its top 100 video games of 2020


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I always enjoy winding down the year with a look at Steam's list of best-selling games.

Besides high-profile new releases like Cyberpunk 2077 and surprise indie hits like Phasmophobia, 2020 was another year of gaming dominated by old flames that we just can't seem to break away from.

These were the "top 100 games as measured by gross revenue" on Steam in 2020:

Note: These games are grouped up by Steam, but I've listed the individual games in each group alphabetically.


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


  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Borderlands 3
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  • Phasmophobia
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Warframe


  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Black Desert Online
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Hades
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Path of Exile
  • Planet Zoo
  • Raft
  • Rust
  • Stellaris
  • Team Fortress 2
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Total War: Warhammer II
  • War Thunder


  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • American Truck Simulator
  • Apex Legends
  • Arma 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Command & Conquer Remastered Collection
  • Conan Exiles
  • Dark Souls III
  • DayZ
  • Death Stranding
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Don't Starve Together
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  • Dying Light
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Fallout 4
  • Fallout 76
  • Far Cry 5
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • FIFA 21
  • Football Manager 2021
  • Grounded
  • GTFO
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Hearts of Iron IV
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Human: Fall Flat
  • Hunt: Showdown
  • Lords Mobile
  • Marvel's Avengers
  • Metro Exodus
  • NBA 2K20
  • NBA 2K21
  • No Man's Sky
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Pummel Party
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • Resident Evil 3
  • RimWorld
  • Risk of Rain 2
  • Satisfactory
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Smite
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • Stardew Valley
  • Tabletop Simulator
  • Temtem
  • Terraria
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Forest
  • The Hunter: Call of the Wild
  • The Sims 4
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Wallpaper Engine
  • Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem
  • World of Warships
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

I'm also fascinated by Steam's most-played section – the games with the highest peak concurrent players in 2020. Cyberpunk and Among Us are represented on the over-200,000-players-at-once list as you might expect, but so is Life is Strange 2. I'm genuinely surprised to see that name show up.

Another interesting tidbit via Daniel Ahmad: a ton of us set aside time during the holidays for some (okay more than "some") PC gaming. This year, Steam had 23 million peak concurrent users on Christmas day – a notable step up from 2019 (15.8 million users), 2018 (15.3M), and 2017 (16.2M).

If you're curious, Steam also has a spotlight on new releases, Early Access grads, the best of VR, and controller games – "the year's top controller games as measured by daily active controller players."

You do you, Steam. You do you.

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