Valve’s new tradition of running down Steam’s monthly best-selling new releases continues into August, and this month’s list once again includes a broad batch of major publisher releases, high-profile, and a handful of titles you’ve probably never heard of before. Perhaps the most notable success story here is Remnant: From the Ashes – but there are plenty of interesting details besides.
The list – as always – covers the top 20 releases of August, as calculated by revenue generated during the first two weeks of release. As Valve notes in the announcement, this month’s list includes games from 15 different countries, and features 12 development studios which are on Steam for the first time.
Besides Remnant, we’ve also got throwbacks like Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and Metal Wolf Chaos XD, as well as big indies like Sam Barlow’s Telling Lies and Double Fine’s Rad. After news of successful Age of Wonders: Planetfall sales it’s no surprise to see that game here, and Hunt: Showdown’s 1.0 release after Early Access seems to have paid off, too.
Check out the full list below, ordered by release date.
Hide or Die
Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Metal Wolf Chaos XD
Shortest Trip to Earth
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
We Need to go Deeper
Remnant: From the Ashes
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
You can get more details on all the games listed on Steam.
The top free releases this month – measured by peak player count – include Early Access sci-fi sports title Steel Circus, co-op bullet hell shmup Steambirds Alliance, deck-building strategy game Hobs, hybrid MOBA Rise of Legions, and the unofficial Superman simulator, Undefeated.