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Annual Steam Stat Categories Posted - Lots of MMO / RPG Goodness

The 2017 Steam stats have been published with a number of MMOs and RPGs making the cut across several categories including Best Sellers, New Releases, Best Virtual Reality, Early Access Grads, and Most Played.

Keep in mind that we have not posted the entire list, but only a representative sample of games that we have covered here at

Each category is divided into sections, but here are some of the takeaways from the voting:

MOST PLAYED (peak concurrency)

Over 100k Simultaneous Players: 

  • H1Z1
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • PUBG
  • GTA V
  • Warframe
  • DOTA 2

Over 50k simultaneous players:

  • Path of Exile
  • RUST
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Conan Exiles
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Paladins
  • Rocket League

Over 25k simultaneous players:

  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • Black Desert Online
  • For Honor
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Ghost Recon
  • Skyrim
  • The Division
  • Dark Souls III
  • Battlerite
  • The Witcher 3
  • Fallout 4

Over 15k simultaneous players:

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • World of Tanks Blitz
  • ELEX
  • Grim Dawn
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Skyrim
  • Absolver
  • Nier Automata
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Prey
  • Borderlands 2
  • War Thunder
  • No Man's Sky
  • Shadowverse


This one is divided into Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories.

Platinum games of interest include: DOTA 2, Rocket League, Divinity: Original Sin 2, H1Z1, PUBG, The Witcher 3, Ghost Recon, GTA.

Gold games of interest include: Fallout 4, For Honor, Nier Automata, Dark Souls III, Elder Scrolls Online, Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

Silver games of interest include: Final Fantasy XIV, Black Desert Online, Conan Exiles, War Thunder, Dead by Daylight, Path of Exile, Rust.

Bronze games of interest: Skyrim, Prey, Wolfenstein II, Tales of Berseria, The Division, SMITE, Stardew Valley, Dishonored, Paladins, Crusader Kings, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Elite: Dangerous, Friday the 13th, Grim Dawn, Darkest Dungeon, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Borderlands, Dying Light.


  • January: Torment, Tales of Berseria, Conan Exiles.
  • February: For Honor, Berserk: Band of the Hawk
  • March: Nier Automata, Toukiden 2, Ghost Recon
  • April: Planescape: Torment, Outlast, DragonQuest Heroes II, Bayonetta, Expeditions: Vikings
  • May: The Surge, Prey, Black Desert Online, Starpoint Gemini: Warlords
  • June: Tekken 7
  • July: Pyre, Dark & Light, Citadel: Forged with Fire
  • August: Absolver, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Quake Champions, West of Loathing, Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor Martyr
  • September: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Tooth & Tail, The Guild 3
  • October: Assassin's Creed: Origins, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Dungeons 3, ELEX, South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • November: Injustice 2, Call of Duty WWII, Nioh, Hand of Fate 2, World of Final Fantasy, World of Warships
  • December: Spellforce 3, PUBG, Fallout 4 VR


Some of the top VR games include: Fallout 4, Gorn, DOOM, , The Talos Principle, Vanishing Realms, LA Noire, Heart of the Emberstone, Fruit Ninja, Iron Wolf, Front Defense, Tales of Glory, Holopoint, Ultra Wings, Battlezone.


Games that left Early Access and are ranked by gross revenue:

Platinum: Portal Knights, Battlerite, PUBG, ARK: Survival Evolved, Divinity: Original Sin 3, Everspace, Torment: Tides of Numenera.

Gold: Starpoint Gemini Warlords, Tree of Life, Battle Brothers.

Silver: Guardians of Ember, Overgrowth, The Culling

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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