In another year, Valve released another top game.This Steam 2021 Featured Already out, this year’s top games include some eye-catching popular games. In addition to the year-round success, the total revenue of “Death by Daylight” this year has risen to the top game category, and so has Apex Legends. This year’s best-selling newly released games include “Nara Card: Blade Warrior” and “Battlefield 2042”, which is what you would expect, but Valheim, Back 4 Blood and Farming Simulator 22 fall into the platinum category.
Divided into rough levels (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and measured by total revenue or the majority of concurrent players, Steam’s Best of 2021 is not an authoritative survey of PC games, but it is an important survey. As usual, we have categories of bestsellers, new releases, most played, early access, VR best, and controller friendly.
It is worth noting that Halo Infinite and Age of Empires 4 have entered the newly released platinum category this year, which means that their presence on the publisher Microsoft’s PC Game Pass has not had much impact on traditional sales.
Compared with previous years, in my opinion, there are not so many new indie games among the top 100 games by total revenue. I haven’t sat down and counted it yet, but Valheim is one of the only new versions that are both an indie game and the top 100. Other indie games are older games such as Hades, Rimworld, The Forest and Raft.
You can read Valve’s own analysis of the list Their official best blog post of 2021.