From Cyberpunk 2077 To Hades, These Were the Top Selling Games on Steam in 2020

Published 12/28/2020, 4:16 PM EST


The year 2020 may not have been the best for many industries because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some games still created an enormous impact on the gaming industry this year, like Cyberpunk 2077, Among Us, and many others.

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As we wrap up this successful year for the gaming community, these were the top sellers on Steam of 2020.

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Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 was the most anticipated game of 2020, and the continuous delays surely added to the hype. The game even crossed an impressive 943k viewership mark on Twitch within just 8 hours of its release.

However, Cyberpunk 2077 received many negative comments from the community. It could not keep up with fans’ expectations because of multiple bugs in the game since the day of its release. In fact, Sony’s PlayStation even removed the game from the PlayStation Store and assured the users that they would receive a full refund.

Although it is highly debatable if it is the defining game of this year, Cyberpunk 2077 became the bestselling game of 2020. The major reason behind this success was the extreme anticipation and consequent hype for the game over the years .

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal tests the players’ first-person shooting skills against some powerful demons from hell. This game is a sequel of the fast and punchy 2016 game, Doom. However, many players claim that it overshadows the previous version of the game because of the addition of Eternal mid-air dashes.


id Software’s Doom Eterna, published by Bethesda Softworks released on March 20, 2020.

The Sea of Thieves

Xbox Game Studio gave players the experience of the ruthless and risky life of a pirate with the Sea of Thieves. Players can live the life of a pirate whose dream is to become the ultimate pirate legend. Rare’s game is fun to play as it portrays the authentic emotion of a pirate having a big dream.

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Hades

Supergiant Games’ Hades is an action role-playing video game. The developers released it on September 17, 2020, but rolled out for early access back in December 2018.

Players undertake the role of Zagerous, Son of Hades, as they take on undead monsters in every passing room they go through. Hades’ storyline makes its gameplay so enjoyable for its fans.

Raft

Raft is an open world survival game that leaves players on a raft in a vast sea with nothing but a hook. Players must use the hook to collect food and material. These items help the players build the raft and eventually save them for starvation. Players also need to keep an eye out for the hungry shark, which marks them as its prey.

The game, developed by Redbeet Interactive, was published by Axolot Games back in 2018.

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Phasmophobia

A lot of players prefer horror games to action games. For such players, Phasmophobia proved to be one of the best upcoming horror games. Players even got early access in September 2020 with virtual reality support.

The game offers a co-op mode in which four players can play together and experience the fear in each other’s voices. Players attempt to document paranormal activities in a haunted house, but things get crazy and out of hand soon enough.

Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar Games has created a name in the community with the extraordinary performance of every Grand Theft Auto title. Every game has brought an enormous amount of profit to the developers, and GTA5 is no exception.

GTA 5 gives players the freedom to explore the entire world while also enjoying the thrilling story. The graphic quality of the game takes the user experience to a whole new level.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo’s multiplayer has dominated two generations of the Xbox console for a reason. However, Halo: MCC takes it to the next level. The Master Chief Collection is a compilation of the first-person shooter video games in the Halo series. Moreover, most players don’t face any bugs or lags while playing any mode within the game.

It includes many fan favorite modes, like Halo Reach, Halo2, and many more.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is another open world game that Rockstar Games developed. This game has a lot of things lying in the open world for players to discover. It includes snowy peaks, thick forest and open plateaux which gives off a completely different vibe compared to the 2010 version of the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the third entry in the Red Dead series and is a sequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption.

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What was your favorite game of 2020? Let us know in the comments section.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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