Steam has released the list of its 100 highest grossing games of 2021 and the list includes some entries that not many people would expect.
With 2021 coming to an end, Vapor has published a list of the 100 best games of the year on the service. The list, however, was not based on critical reception but rather on the amount of gross revenue the titles generated on Steam. This resulted in more than a few big surprises.
The Platinum tier of the list holds very few surprises, as it is comprised of many perennial bestsellers. The Platinum tier consisted of games like Grand Theft Auto 5, New World, DOTA 2 y Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Many of these games were expected to be at the top of the list, but it was nice to see such a huge hit as Valheim making his way to the upper level.
One of the most unexpected games to make the list is Farming Simulator 22 due to the title niche. An interesting thing to note is that although Battlefield 2042 is at the Platinum level, Farming Simulator 22, which is at the Bronze tier, had more active players at the end of November than the fast-paced FPS game. When considering the amount of marketing that was invested Battlefield 2042, this was definitely a great feat for the farming simulator.
Another unexpected game to make the list is Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. The game is now 6 years old and therefore 6 more games in the Obligations series have been released since then. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was, however, the last Obligations which will be released on Steam, which could offer an explanation as to why players are still buying and playing it.
Infinite Halo It was still able to break the Silver tier of the list even though it was only released in mid-November. Infinite Halo It is currently free on both the Microsoft Store and Steam, although it appears that many players are choosing to download the game through Steam. Infinite Halo It was also very close to the top of the new releases section of the list, as it easily made it to the Platinum section there. This shows a very promising future for Infinite Halo Since the game is just over a month old and is already managing to infiltrate the territory of some of Steam’s best-selling perennials. 2022 might even see the game sitting on top of the throne, but only time will tell.