Sunday, December 27th 2020

Steam Unveils the Best of 2020 Game Awards

Steam has recently published their Best of 2020 awards which highlight the best selling, and most played games of 2020. The awards include six categories including Top Sellers, Top New Releases, Top Selling VR Games, Top Early Access Graduates, Most Played Games, and Top Controller Games. The 100 games in each list are ranked as Platinum (1st - 12th), Gold (13th - 24th), Silver (25th - 40th), and Bronze (41st - 100th) with each rank of games being randomly sorted.

Starting with the Top Sellers we have Grand Theft Auto V, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Cyberpunk 2077, Red Dead Redemption 2, DOOM Eternal, Monster Hunter: World, Dota 2, Among Us, Destiny 2, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive all taking the top platinum rating.
The Top Selling VR Games include Arizona Sunshine, Pistol Whip, Pavlov VR, VR Kanojo, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Blade and Sorcery, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, Half-Life: Alyx, SUPERHOT VR, Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Beat Saber, and BONEWORKS.

The platinum Top Early Access Graduates include Conqueror's Blade, Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, Hades, Golf With Your Friends, Squad, Noita, Torchlight III, Risk of Rain 2, DJMAX RESPECT V, Deep Rock Galactic, Skater XL, and Factorio.

The Most Played list highlights games that reached the highest peak concurrent player counts throughout 2020. In 2020 the top 11 games which each had over 200,000 concurrent players sometime during 2020 were; Grand Theft Auto V, Monster Hunter: World, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Cyberpunk 2077, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, Dota 2, Among Us, Life is Strange 2, Terraria, and Destiny 2.

The Top Controller Games are determined by checking the highest number of unique controller players a game reached on any given day. In 2020 these top 12 platinum games were; DARK SOULS III, NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter: World, Grand Theft Auto V, Persona 4 Golden, Hades, FIFA 2021, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Destiny 2, and DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT.

The Steam Best of Awards have been running for several years and you can find previous years results below:
Source: Steam
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11 Comments on Steam Unveils the Best of 2020 Game Awards

#1
Vayra86
Oh man, there are SO MANY weak and super old titles in that article, its staggering.

Steam.... gaming's new budget bin. Its like you're back in 2016-2018 or something. Even TW3 is still in there :o
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#2
Mescalamba
Witcher 3 still mentioned, everything fine...

Wonder how CP2077 will end.
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Kohl Baas
Vayra86
Oh man, there are SO MANY weak and super old titles in that article, its staggering.

Steam.... gaming's new budget bin. Its like you're back in 2016-2018 or something. Even TW3 is still in there :eek:
Sh!t happens when all the major publishers decide to make "their own steam" and sell their products there exclusively...
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#4
Vayra86
Kohl Baas
Sh!t happens when all the major publishers decide to make "their own steam" and sell their products there exclusively...
30%... and everyone wants to be an end-to-end service provider. There's more money in it and its not that much harder now.

I say its healthy, the cost was too high and the market is diversifying.
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L'Eliminateur
"torchlight 3" as "platinum top, this chart is utter BS that game is a dumpster fire or CP2077 proportions, it was badly developed, released as shit and you can see the reviews they're mostly appalling.
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#6
Sandbo
Though I still play GTA V till now, 6 years after its release on PC, I wouldn't have expected it is still a top seller.
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#7
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
I'm happy to see that Factorio made it to the list. It recently hit 1.0 and it's a great game.
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kapone32
L'Eliminateur
"torchlight 3" as "platinum top, this chart is utter BS that game is a dumpster fire or CP2077 proportions, it was badly developed, released as shit and you can see the reviews they're mostly appalling.
I watched some Gameplay and was not impressed. Torchlight were great "arcade" ARPGs but this one sucks.
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L'Eliminateur
kapone32
I watched some Gameplay and was not impressed. Torchlight were great "arcade" ARPGs but this one sucks.
Check out the reviews, they're terrible, it's a dumpster fire
AFAIK they changed directions mid-development, and/or possibly changed the studio completely, what you see now was supposed to be some sort of mobile game trash, then they "backported" it to PC and the result is utter trash that has nothing to do with torchlight 1 and 2
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kapone32
L'Eliminateur
Check out the reviews, they're terrible, it's a dumpster fire
AFAIK they changed directions mid-development, and/or possibly changed the studio completely, what you see now was supposed to be some sort of mobile game trash, then they "backported" it to PC and the result is utter trash that has nothing to do with torchlight 1 and 2
That is so sad these were great weekend mashers. I especially enjoyed fishing and raise skeleton spell.
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#11
Vayra86
Haha yeah I remember landing on the company's official page for TL3 and turning right back around seeing what I saw.
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