Valve Releases "Best of 2018" Steam Charts

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Valve Releases "Best of 2018" Steam Charts

Valve has released the 2018 Steam charts, which include the top-selling games, top-selling new releases, top-selling VR titles, top Early Access games that transitioned into full games by the end of the year, and the most-played games.

We’ve compiled 10-12 games from each (tiered, rather than ranked) list for you below, as well as three of the top-selling new releases from each month. You can see the lists in full here.

Top Sellers

These are the best-selling games of the year.

- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Warframe
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Rocket League
- The Elder Scrolls
- Far Cry 5
- Civilization VI
- Monster Hunter: World
- Dota 2

Top-Selling New Releases

Split up by month, these are some of the games that sold the most throughout the year.

January: Celeste, SOS and Dragon Ball FighterZ
February: Into the Breach, Rise of Industry and We Were Here Too
March: The Council, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition and Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
April: BattleTech, Monster Prom and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
May: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia and Rules of Survival
June: Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale, Budget Cuts and The Crew 2
July: This is the Police, The Swordsmen X and The Banner Saga 3
August: Mist Survival, Yakuza 0 and Two Point Hospital
September: Pummel Party, Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
October: My Hero One’s Justice, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and MapleStory 2
November: Football Manager 2019, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and Farming Simulator 19
December: Gujian3, Atlas and Insurgency: Sandstorm

Top-Selling VR Titles

These are the best-selling VR titles on Steam of the year.

- Arizona Sunshine
- OrbusVR
- Fallout VR
- Onward
- Beat Saber
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
- Job Simulator
- Pavlov VR
- VR Kanojo
- Gorn

Top Early Access Grads

These games are called “Early Access Grads” because they graduated from Early Access and became full releases.

- Dead Cells
- Northgard
- Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor-Martyr
- Conan Exiles
- RimWorld
- Subnautica
- Chinese Parents
- Wallpaper Engine
- Rust
- The Forest

Most-Played Games

Every game on this list had over 100,000 simultaneous players.

- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Monster Hunter: World
- Path of Exile
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Realm Royale
- Warframe
- Team Fortress 2
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2