Valve reveals best Steam games of 2023

Valve reveals best Steam games of 2023
Valve announces the best Steam games of 2023 (Image source: Steam)
Valve announces the best Steam games of 2023 (Image source: Steam)

Valve has unveiled a comprehensive list that it says contains the best Steam games of 2023. The list has different categories, including top-performing games measured by gross revenue and player engagement. It also highlights the titles that are most played on Steam Deck, with a controller, and in VR.

Valve has announced the best Steam games of 2023. The list shared contains titles that are from several categories. These include New Releases, Top Sellers, Most Played, Steam Deck, Early Access, VR, and Controller. The games that are in the Top Sellers category are as follows:

As for the Most Played, this category only has titles that have crossed the concurrent player count of 40 thousand. Here are the games that have made it to this category of the list:

  • Apex Legends
  • Counter-Strike 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Dota 2
  • Destiny 2
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Goose Goose Duck
  • Lost Ark
  • Starfield
  • Sons of the Forest
  • PUBG: Battlegrounds

Moving on, the New Releases category of the best Steam games of 2023 list has titles that earned the most revenue within the first two weeks of launch. The list has the following titles:

The Early Access category contains only the titles that earned the highest gross revenue before and after launching the stable version this year. It has the following games:

  • Against the Storm
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Dave the Diver
  • Demonologist
  • Everspace 2
  • Sun Haven
  • Wartales
  • Farlight 84
  • Ready or Not
  • Marvel Snap
  • My Time at Sandrock

Then, there’s the Steam Deck games in the list of the best Steam games of 2023. It has the titles that are most played on the gaming handheld device (curr.  $445 on Amazon), which includes:

  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Dave the Diver
  • Elden Ring
  • Resident Evil 4 (remake)
  • Starfield
  • Half-Life
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Vampire Survivors
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

As the name suggests, the Controller category contains the most played games using a gamepad. It has the following games on the list:

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty (MW II, Warzone, MW III)
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  • Starfield
  • EA Sports FC 24
  • FIFA 23
  • Elden Ring
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Resident Evil 4 (remake)
  • Rocket League
  • NBA 2K23
  • Street Fighter 6

Lastly, there’s the VR category within the list of the best Steam games of 2023. It has the VR games that earned the highest revenue, which include:

  • Beat Saber
  • Blade & Sorcery
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2
  • Boneworks
  • Bonelab
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • Ghosts of Tabor
  • Gorilla Tag
  • Into the Radius VR
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Pavlov
  • VTOL VR

Do note that the games mentioned for each of the categories are within what Valve calls the “Platinum” range. There are others in “Gold,” “Silver,” and “Bronze.” You can check them out on the official Best of Steam page accessible via this URL.

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