Stay on target
It was a great year for gaming in 2016, and if Steam’s top 100 best sellers of the year when it comes to PC gaming is any indication, there were plenty of titles to choose from for people into all genres.
Valve has put together a collection where you can check out all the games in a list all their own, ranking from bronze all the way through platinum, with data as measured by the gross revenue each game gathered throughout the year. The Platinum level is rife with games you’d probably expect to be there, like Fallout 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Rocket League, and Grand Theft Auto V. No Man’s Sky is also up at the top, with plenty of drama attached to its release and subsequent fan furor.
The Gold ranking includes favorites like Doom, Stardew Valley, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Rainbow Six Siege, and Team Fortress 2, which has been a consistent seller since its inception years ago. Silver tier games include Far Cry Primal, Watch Dogs 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dying Light: The Following, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Rounding out the Bronze level were Left 4 Dead 2, DayZ, Kerbal Space Program, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Life is Strange, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Firewatch, Hitman, and more. There’s such a wide variety of games stretching out throughout all the tiers that it’s hard to say which was the best for gamers, but this proves people are buying tons of varied titles, and there are older favorites that still gain traction on the list for the year.
It’s hard to say what we’ll see at the end of 2017 with some of the trends seen in the top 100, but no doubt we’ll probably see the same favorites like Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, and other similar titles. Here’s to another awesome year in gaming!