What just happened? We know there are a ridiculous number of games on Steam, but which ones have been the most popular in 2018? To answer this question, the company has released a list revealing its top sellers, top releases by each month, top VR games, and most played titles.

As it did last year, Steam didn't number its best-selling games list; instead, it's split into four categories: platinum, gold, silver, and bronze. The top tier contains some expected names---PUBG, GTA V, Rocket League---but there are also some less expected entries, such as Jurassic World: Evolution and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. While the latter made our Best PC Games (You Should Be Playing) feature, not everyone loved its focus on realism, which at times borders on fussy. Elsewhere on the list, I'm pleased to see personal favorite Vermintide 2 make an appearance.

The most simultaneous players category is broken down into three sections: over 100,000 concurrent players, over 50,000, and over 25,000. Only six games made the top tier: Dota 2, PUBG, Warframe, CS: GO, GTA V, and Rainbow Six Siege. In the over 50,000 section, we see that near 7-year-old Skyrim is still popular, as is Gary's mod and Payday 2.

The top VR games contain most of the platform's better-known titles, including Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR, and Job Simulator.

If the list is tempting you to splash out on some new (or old) titles, remember: the Steam Sale ends today, so move fast.

Here are the highlights from Steam's 'Best of 2018 so far'

Top Sellers


  1. PUBG
  2. Rocket League
  3. Dota 2
  4. Far Cry 5
  5. Kingdom Come Deliverance
  6. CS:GO
  7. Warframe
  8. Civilization VI
  9. Rainbow Six Siege
  10. Grand Theft Auto V
  11. Vermintide 2
  12. Jurassic World: Evolution


  1. Final Fantasy XV
  2. Total War: Warhammer 2
  3. Path of Exile: Incursion
  4. Subnautica
  5. The Elder Scrolls Online
  6. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  7. Stellaris
  8. Black Desert Online
  9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  10. Ark: Survival Evolved
  11. Dragonball FighterZ
  12. Divinity Original Sin II


  1. War Thunder Project X
  2. Nier Automata
  3. Fallout 4
  4. Team Fortress 2
  5. Dark Souls III
  6. Euro Truck Simulator 2
  7. Human Fall Flat
  8. Cities: Skylines
  9. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  10. Frostpunk
  11. Raft
  12. Slay The Spire
  13. Arma 3
  14. The Forest
  15. Dead By Daylight
  16. Dying Light

Most Simultaneous Players (Over 100,000)

  1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  2. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Rainbow Six Siege
  5. Dota 2
  6. Warframe

Most Simultaneous Players (Over 50,000)

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Garry's Mod
  3. Team Fortress 2
  4. Payday 2
  5. Subnautica
  6. Football Manager 2018
  7. ARK: Survival Evolved
  8. Civilization V
  9. Path of Exile
  10. Skyrim
  11. Rocket League
  12. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  13. Stardew Valley
  14. Civilization VI
  15. Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  16. Stellaris
  17. Rust

Top VR Sellers

  1. Job Simulator
  2. Beat Saber
  3. Superhot VR
  4. Budget Cuts
  5. GORN
  6. Onward
  7. OrbusVR
  8. Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenade
  9. Arizona Sunshine
  10. Pavlov VR
  11. Skyrim VR
  12. Fallout 4 VR