Steam's Top 100 Of 2018 Includes 10 F2P Games, Including New Entries CS:GO, Bless, And Warships
Once more, Valve has peeled back the curtain just the tiniest bit on its sales figures, offering up the list of the top 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 by gross revenue. As we did last year, we'll look at the free-to-play games on the list and see where they ranked compared to last year's standing.
The list is again sorted into four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The F2P breakdown is as follows, with each game's rank last year in parentheses:
Platinum: Dota 2 (P), Warframe (P), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (N/A)
Gold: Path of Exile (S)
Silver: Team Fortress 2 (S), War Thunder (S)
Bronze: Smite (B), Paladins (B), World of Warships (N/A), Bless Online (N/A)
There's not as much up/down movement as we saw last year, with just Path of Exile moving up from Silver to Gold. Considering the pace and bulk of its releases throughout the year, that's not much of a surprise. The game set an all-time high for players in December, and, unlike in the immediate aftermath of previous expansions, seems to be holding on to those players for an extended period.
Other additions include CS:GO being added to the Platinum list, but very little of its revenue probably came from being a free-to-play game. The same might be said of Bless Online, which had five months as a paid game and two months as a free one (and, by the way, belongs on a list of top five F2P games for 2018 for its revenue alone). And even as a fan of the game, I'm a little surprised to see World of Warships doing well enough to crack the top 100 list.
The only game to leave the Top 100 list was CCG Shadowverse, which still seems like a pretty big deal, player-wise, though down a touch from 2017. For next year, we'd imagine that several of our top upcoming games will make the list, if they're on Steam.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
You May Enjoy
Tilted Towers Returns To Fortnite In Version 19.10, And So Does The Grenade Launcher
There’s also a lot going on in Creative.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Brave The Cold In Aura Kingdom's Valleys Of Ice Hearts Update
Level cap raise, two new zones. two new dungeons, and an Eidolon story dungeon.By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Blizzard Announces Plans For WoW Esports 15 Year Anniversary With Over $1.8 Million On The Line
They even hope to do some in-person events this summer.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Is Microsoft Buying Activision Blizzard A Good Thing? - MMO Thoughts
There are a lot of questions and not a lot of answers...yet.By Michael Byrne - 6 days ago
Brawlhalla Announces Esports Year Seven Featuring The "Largest Fighting Game Prize Pool In The World"
The 2022 season includes a prize pool of $1,320,000!By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Mortal Online 2's Last Beta Patch Adds House Decorations And A Journal
Also: New trolls and "updated fish stats."By Jason Winter - 1 week ago