What are the best-selling games in the Steam charts this week? Every week PCGamesN recount the highest-performing titles on Valve’s platform, from the ten Steam top sellers to the Steam games with the most concurrent players. Why? Because knowing what games people are flocking to is useful for discovering new titles and reminding us of the ones we really ought to have tried by now.
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Every week we assemble a list of the top ten games for each category along with a brief analysis of the week’s biggest surprises.
Steam top sellers
Here are this week’s Steam top sellers:
- Nier: Automata
- Rocket League
- Far Cry 5
- theHunter: Call of the Wild
- Arma 3 Apex Edition
- Arma 3
- Black Desert Online
It’s a good week for strategy games as indie Frostpunk and mech-bashing BattleTech steal two of the top three slots in the Steam charts – it’s still not enough to usurp PUBG, though. 50% off Nier: Automata has seen it break back into the Steam Charts – it’s one of the best games of 2017 and there’s nothing quite like it elsewhere on Steam, so it’s no wonder it’s still selling strong over a year after release.
Rocket League, as ever, holds on to its mid-table position alongside Far Cry 5, which remains unchallenged as one of the few triple-A releases of the year so far. Open-world hunting sim theHunter: Call of the Wild has done well off the back of a Steam Midweek Madness sale, grabbing itself a spot in the Steam charts just below Far Cry 5.
Arma 3 gets two spots, one for the standard edition and another for the Apex Edition, thanks to a hefty sale. Finally, Black Desert Online creeps into the Steam global top sellers without a price reduction backing it up.
Steam charts by concurrent players
Here are this week’s Steam charts:
- Dota 2
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Payday 2
- GTA 5
- Team Fortress 2
- Football Manager 2018
- Ark: Survival Evolved
Absolutely no surprises to comment on in the Steam charts by concurrent players this week. One neat shift: Payday 2 has had a player count boon thanks to a free weekend, which explains it rising from the lower half of the charts to fifth place.
Those were the Steam Charts for April 27, 2018. Want more? Check the following week, Steam Charts May 4.