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Elden Ring and Modern Warfare II among Steam's best-sold games of 2022

Valve's "Best of" list for 2022 includes some of the year's biggest hits and a few older titles.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

December 30, 2022

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Just before the year comes to a close, Valve has released its list of top games on Steam, as measured by gross revenue, peak concurrent players, and active players. Exact revenue figures weren't shared, but games are categorized by platinum, gold, silver, and bronze tiers. 

In the platinum tier of 2022's top sellers are Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Elden Ring (big surprise, right?), Monster Hunter Rise, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Free-to-play games like Destiny 2, Apex Legends, and Valve's own DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are fellow top sellers.

Monster Hunter Rise and Modern Warfare II are also in the platinum group of new releases, joined by Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and V Rising.

You can check out the full list right here, but we'll give you an idea of the top sellers in platinum and gold categories below. 

Platinum Best Sellers

  • Lost Ark (Smilegate/Amazon)

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)

  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)

  • Elden Ring  (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel (Konami)

  • PUBG: Battlegrounds (Krafton)

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward/Activision Blizzard)

  • Naraka Bladepoint (24Entertainment/NetEase)

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)

  • Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)

  • DOTA 2 (Valve)

Gold Best Sellers

  • FIFA 23 (Electronic Arts)

  • Warframe (Digital Extremes)

  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)

  • Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly/SEGA, Feral Interactive)

  • Ready or Not (VOID Interactive)

  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games/Xbox Studios)

  • Dead by Daylight (Behavior Interactive)

  • God of War 2018 (Sony Santa Monica/Sony)

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft)

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)

  • War Thunder (Gaijin Entertainment)

About the Author(s)

Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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