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Steam's Best of 2021 Revealed

As we're into the first day of 2022, Steam has revealed its Best 2021 lists, including Top Sellers, New Releases, Most Played, Early Access Grads, Best of VR, and Controller Friendly.

The Top Sellers category features the top 100 games as measured by gross revenue, placing each into the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze tier. The Platinum Top Sellers (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Apex Legends

  • Battlefield 2042

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Dead by Daylight

  • Destiny 2

  • DOTA 2

  • Grand Theft Auto V

  • Naraka: Bladepoint

  • New World

  • PUBG: Battlegrounds

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

  • Valheim

The New Releases category is also measured in the same method as the previous category, but only limited to games released in 2021. The new releases placed in the Platinum tier (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Age of Empires IV

  • Back 4 Blood

  • Battlefield 2042

  • Farming Simulator 22

  • Forza Horizon 5

  • Halo Infinite

  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

  • Naraka: Bladepoint

  • New World

  • Outriders

  • Resident Evil Village

  • Valheim

The Most Played category features games with the "highest peak concurrent players" throughout the year. Games that reach over 200,000 peak players (the highest tier) are:

  • Apex Legends

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Cyberpunk 2077

  • DOTA 2

  • Grand Theft Auto V

  • Halo Infinite

  • New World

  • PUBG: Battlegrounds

  • Rust

  • Valheim

The Early Access Grads category celebrates games that left Early Access and has the most gross revenue in 2021. The Platinum tier (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Breathedge

  • Chernobylite

  • Draw & Guess

  • Endzone: A World Apart

  • Hell Let Loose

  • GTFO

  • Medieval Dynasty

  • Skul: The Hero Slayer

  • Solasta: Crown of the Magister

  • Subnautica: Below Zero

  • Totally Accurate Battle Simulator

  • Wildermyth

The Best of VR category ranks games with top VR-exclusive experiences measured by gross revenue and the titles ranked in the Platinum tier (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Arizona Sunshine

  • Beat Saber

  • Blade & Sorcery

  • Boneworks

  • Hal-Life: Alyx

  • Hot Dogs, Horseshoes, & Hand Grenades

  • Into the Radius

  • Pavlov

  • Superhot VR

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

  • VR Kanojo

Finall, the Controller Friendly category rewards the top controller games that have the most daily active controller players in the year. The Platinum tier titles (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Apex Legends

  • Cyberpunk 2077

  • eFootball 2022

  • FIFA 21

  • FIFA 22

  • Forza Horizon 5

  • Grand Theft Auto V

  • Guilty Gear -Strive-

  • Halo Infinite

  • Monster Hunter: World

  • Tales of Arise

  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

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