January 2nd, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. by Karsten Scholz – At the turn of the year, those responsible for Steam revealed which games on the popular distribution platform were particularly successful in 2022. It’s about sales and playing time. Are your favorites included?
As every year, those responsible for Valve have published the list of the best games of the year on Steam for 2022. The plural would be more correct, i.e. lists. We find out which games have sold particularly well on the popular distribution platform throughout the year, which games have had a rocket start and which ones have been played a lot.
The most played games on Steam in 2022
Which games were played a lot last year? The Valve managers do not look at the total hours, but at the number of players who have played a game at the same time. Twelve games were able to surpass the bar of at least 240,000 users playing at the same time:
Ark: Survival EvolvedDestiny 2Elden RingDying Light 2PUBG Battlegrounds
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelApex LegendsCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveDota 2Lost ArkGoose Goose DuckCall of Duty: Modern Warfare II
More than 130,000 players simultaneously managed Cyberpunk 2077, New World, GTA V, V Rising, Monster Hunter Rise, Path of Exile, Multiversus, Total War Warhammer 3 or the oldie Team Fortress 2.
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The top sellers on Steam in 2022
Now let’s look at which games were able to generate the largest revenues from January 1, 2022 to December 18, 2022. The platinum category includes a total of twelve games, although Valve unfortunately does not reveal which title is in which position and how much money was taken in detail.
Monster Hunter RiseDestiny 2Elden RingDying Light 2PUBG BattlegroundsYu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelApex LegendsCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveDota 2Lost ArkNaraka: BladepointCall of Duty: Modern Warfare II
There was also a list of release titles from 2022 that achieved the highest sales in the first two weeks. Featuring Lost Ark, Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, Elden Ring, Dying Light 2, Monster Hunter Rise, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II made some reappearances in this list of top sellers. Completing the list are V Rising, Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, FIFA 23, Stray, Total War Warhammer 3 and Warhammer 40k: Darktide.