Bannerlord, porn, and two Half-Life games are Steam’s March best-sellers

Steam had something for everyone in March

It’s once again that time, where Valve reveals the top 20 new releases for the most recent month. The March best-sellers list includes all the usual suspects – new triple-A launches, new entries in beloved series, and Steam versions of popular titles previously exclusive to other PC platforms. And then, of course, there’s the pornography.

Since you’re probably here to see that porn, the name of the game is AI Shoujo – the latest title from Japanese porn dev Illusion. (You may recall them as the studio behind previous Steam hit, Koikatsu Party, or the old controversy-magnet, RapeLay.) The game puts you on an island paradise and lets you build a virtual girlfriend to fall in love with – and also have sex. Definitely lots of sex. Don’t worry, though – “all characters in the game are over the age of 18.”

As always, the official best-sellers report is an unranked list of Steam’s 20 biggest money makers, as determined by revenue generated in the first two weeks after launch. March brought us an astounding two new Half-Life games, and both the fan-made remake, Black Mesa, and Valve’s own VR prequel, Half-Life: Alyx, made the list.

Other games whose won’t surprise you include Doom Eternal, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Players were also eager to pick up Steam versions of State of Decay 2 – previously available only on the Microsoft Store – and Borderlands 3 – previously available only on the Epic Store.

You can see the full list of top-sellers below.

  • AI Shoujo – Illusion
  • Avorion – Boxelware
  • Biped – NEXT Studios
  • Black Mesa – Crowbar Collective
  • Borderlands 3 – Gearbox Software
  • Bright Memory – FYQD-Studio
  • Doom Eternal – id Software
  • DJ Max Respect V – Neowiz
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus – Cygames/Arc System Works
  • Half-Life: Alyx – Valve
  • Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms – Codename Entertainment
  • Last Oasis – Donkey Crew
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – Nihon Falcom
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 – Koei Tecmo
  • One Step From Eden – Thomas Moon Kang
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Moon Studios/Xbox Game Studios
  • Panzer Corps 2 – Flashback Games
  • State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition – Undead Labs/Xbox Game Studios
  • Yes, Your Grace – Brave At Night

And here are the most revenue-generating free Steam games – though it looks like Super Bernie World wasn’t quite successful enough, in the end.

  • Bomber Grounds – Gigantic Duck Games
  • Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms – Codename Entertainment
  • Rakion Chaos Force – Neosonyx
  • Super Bernie World – Game Devs for Bernie
  • Walking Simulator – Pugscape

Clearly, Steam has something for everyone, from porn enthusiasts to political activists.