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Valve announces the best Steam games of 2022 GamesRadar+

Valve has revealed which games on Steam have sold the most this year and have been played the most on the Steam Deck. To protect creators’ privacy to some extent, games exist bows Divided and amounts not released.

Valve uses several categories here. These include the games with the most sales of the year, games released this year ranked by revenue in the first two weeks, games released this year ranked by revenue, most popular VR games by revenue, and most popular games on Steam Deck According to the number of players. The sorting within the parentheses is arbitrary and Valve recommends that you do so reservations Good to read. This review is a little different Steam restarta summary of the most played games of the past year individually.

The games that generated the most revenue in 2022 weren’t just games with a relatively high price tag. They are definitely among them: Elden Ring, Modern Warfare II, and Monster Hunter Rise all have a place in PlatinumArch. It is also full of free titles such as PUBG, Apex Legends, CS: GO, Lost Ark and Dota 2. In the gold category we find popular titles such as Cyberpunk 2077, GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, but also rts Total War: Warhammer III. Moreover, relatively younger and older indie games can also be seen such as Project Zomboid, RimWorld, Terraria and Risk of Rain 2. In total, Valve has included 100 games in this list.

The games released this year that have the most sales in their first two weeks are also largely the games that topped the previous list: Dying Light 2, Monster Hunter, Elden Ring, Modern Warfare II, Total War: Warhammer III, Lost Ark, Yu -Gi-Oh! Master Duel is on both lists in the Platinum tier. Moreover, for example, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, FIFA 23 and Stray can be found here.

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On the Steam Deck, several Triple-A games had the most daily active players; Games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Spider-Man Remastered, The Witcher 3, and Elden Ring. These are also games with huge system requirements. However, there are also more “modest” games like Cult of the Lamb, Hades and Vampire Survivors.

In terms of VR game sales, the list is also partly led by well-known players: Superhot, Half-Life: Alyx, Skyrim VR, and Beat Saber are in, but also games like After The Fall, Boneworks, and VTOL VR.

Games that left Early Access this year and had the year’s highest sales include Grounded, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Vampire Survivors, Rogue Legacy 2, and Teardown. Also below are often lesser-known titles on the list.

Finally, Valve announced a sixth category: Most Played Game of the Year based on the highest number of concurrent players of the year. The aforementioned popular games are also featured, but so are titles like Goose Goose Duck, a free-to-play Among Us competition.