As we bid farewell to 2021 and welcome 2022, Valve following its yearly tradition to commemorate the end of the year and promote the winter sale has revealed Steam’s top-selling games of 2021.
To make it easy for its users to understand, Valve has divided the top-selling games into four categories: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Each game is graded on basis of the total revenue earned in 2021.
The total revenue earned includes game sales, in-game transactions, and DLC sales for every app on Steam from January 1st, 2021 through December 15th, 2021.
In terms of titles new to the list, Six games made their debuts in the Platinum category with more than a third of the entire list being comprised of these first-time Top Seller. While a handful of older titles also cracked into the top 100 thanks to the continued developer and community support.
Starting off with the platinum category includes New World, Valheim, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT, and Battlefield™ 2042 which all released in 2021, and older titles Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Seige, Dead By Daylight, Destiny 2, PUBG, GTA V, Dota 2, and CSGO.
Meanwhile, the Gold category has an almost 50-50 split between new releases and older titles. New games that were released in 2021 and made it to the Gold category include It Takes Two, Forza Horizon 5, Forza Horizon 4 (steam release), Back 4 Blood, and Fifa 22. Older titles include Sea of Thieves, Warframe, Rust, Elder Scrolls Online, Final Fantasy XIV, War Thunder, and Red Dead Redemption 2.
The Sliver Category is mostly dominated by older tiles with only 5 new releases making it to Silver. New releases include Resident Evil Village, Halo Infinite, Age of Empire IV, Mass Effect Legendary Editon, and Outriders. While the older titles include Civilization VI, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Path of Exile, Monster Hunter World, Ark Survivor Evolved, Sims 4, Team Fortress 2, Stellaris, and Phasmophobia.
While the Bronze list consists of many games with quite a few new releases making it to the list. See the full list here. And as always almost every game on the top 100 list is available at a discounted price during the Winter Sale 2021 which will be ending next week on 5th January 2022.