Best Of Steam 2021 Highlights Top-Selling, Most Played Of The Year

Best Of Steam 2021

As the end of the year approaches, the time to reflect on the last year is currently upon us and Steam has done so by compiling all of the most successful titles that the PC platform has to offer. Collected in the so-called ‘Best of Steam 2021,’ the list is separated into a handful of categories, including top sellers, best debuts, and most played of the year.

The top-selling list is dominated by a number of the usual favorites like Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Grand Theft Auto 5, but a few releases from 2021 also managed to shine like Norse survival title Valheim, Amazon’s long-brewing MMO New World, and martial arts PvP Naraka Bladepoint. In spite of its infamous launch issues and very poor rating on Steam, it appears EA shooter entry Battlefield 2042 also managed to top these charts as well.

Outside the aforementioned titles, several single-player experiences also showed up to the Best of Steam 2021, with Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Age of Empires IV, and Resident Evil Village each performing well in 2021. The biggest solo adventure was undoubtedly Cyberpunk 2077, though technically released in 2020, still placed among the most played games of the year. This is even more impressive considering the game’s current lack of multiplayer.

Rounding out things, titles like Blade and Sorcery, Half-Life Alyx, and Superhot VR rose to prominence in the VR category; Apex Legends, Guilty Gear Strive, and Forza Horizon 5 stood out as controller-friendly favorites; and Halo Infinite multiplayer was listed among the most played of the year after only a few weeks of release. For those interested, a full look at the Best of Steam 2021 can be viewed on the official website.

​What do you think? Are you impressed to see Valheim rise to such rights on Steam, or are you glad that Cyberpunk 2077 popularity was remained strong even a year after launch? What’s your opinion on the whole Battlefield 2042 situation? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!​

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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