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Posted January 3, 2017 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

Full List of Steam Top 100 Best Sellers of 2016


Valve Corp. has today revealed the Steam top 100 best sellers of 2016 in a ranking system where we don’t actually know what’s number one. The system has the top 12 games given a platinum award, the next 12 a gold award, the next 16 given silver, and the remainder given a bronze award. Any award on Steam will help boost sales throughout the following years, so let’s take a look at the Steam top 100 best sellers of 2016:

Steam Top 100 Platinum Award Winners:

Counter Strike: GO
Fallout 4
DOTA 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Dark Souls III
XCOM 2
Rocket League
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Total War: Warhammer
Grand Theft Auto V
No Man’s Sky

It’s no surprise that games like Counter Strike: GO and Rocket League continue to dominate sales. however we weren’t sure if No Man’s Sky was going to make the top 12. Do the awards take refunds into consideration, and if so, did less people refund the game than the community gave on? There sure was a lot of noise about poor old No Man’s Sky in 2016, and it will be interesting to see how it goes throughout 2017.

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Steam Top 100 Gold Award Winners:

Doom
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Ark
Warframe
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Arma III
Team Fortress 2
Stellaris
Stardew Valley
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Dead by Daylight
H1Z1: King of the Kill

It’s great to see games like Stardew Valley and Dead by Daylight being placed in the same category as Tomb Raider, Doom and Call of Duty. Steam is such a great opportunity for developers to gain fame and reputation, and we love a good success story.

Stardew Valley Full List of Steam Top 100 Best Sellers of 2016

Steam Top 100 Silver Award Winners:

Subnautica
Far Cry Primal
Dying Light The Following: Enhanced Edition
Planet Coaster
Europa Universalis IV
Pay Day 2
Watch Dogs 2
Cities Skylines
Hearts of Iron IV
Smite
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
War Thunder
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
Rust
Sid Meier’s Civilization V

Launched way back in 2013, Rust continues to sell quite well on Steam. With continued support from Garry Newman and the team at Facepunch, the game has changed considerably throughout its early access period. Could 2017 be the year it moves in to beta? We were also glad to see Planet Coaster stand out above the bronze list given it was only launched in November 2016. We have a feeling it will stick around in the top sellers through 2017 too.

Planet Coaster Full List of Steam Top 100 Best Sellers of 2016

Steam Top 100 Bronze Award Winners:

Garry’s Mod
Undertale
Dishonored 2
Battlerite
Endless Legend
DayZ
NBA 2K17
The Forest
Just Cause 3
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Youtubers Life Cooking Channel
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Squad
7 Days to Die
Farming Simulator 17
Street Fighter V
Borderlands 2
Total War: Attila
Hitman
Knight Online
Final Fantaxy X & X-2 HD Remaster
Astroneer
The Sims 3
H1Z1: Just Survive
Factorio
Scrap Mechanic
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
Dishonored
Age of Empires 2 HD Edition
Left 4 Dead 2
Final Fantasy XIV A Real Reborn
Tree of Savior
Rimworld
Don’t Starve Together
Grim Dawn
Mafia III
Far Cry 4
Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition
Darkest Dungeon
Dragonball Xenoverse 2
Starbound
American Truck Simulator
Steam Controller
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Elite Dangerous
Football Manager 2016
Train Simulator 2017
Football Manager 2017
Total War Rome II: Emperor Edition
Crusader Kings II
Kerbal Space Program
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
Firewatch
Terraria
The Culling
Life is Strange
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel
Path of Exile: Atlas of Worlds
Slime Rencher

Here it is, the remaining 60 games that made it in to the Steam top 100 best sellers of 2016. It’s great to see the Steam Controller making the list, as well as 2009’s Left 4 Dead 2 which also won the “Better with Friends” award in the 2016 Steam Awards. Given Euro Truck Simulator 2 won two of the 2016 Steam Awards, we’re surprised we didn’t find it higher up in the list of the Steam top 100 this year.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Full List of Steam Top 100 Best Sellers of 2016

Now we just have to wait for some of these games to go on sale again. You can view the official list of awarded games with links here.


David Latham