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Back in July Valve shared the list of bestselling games from 2018, and much to my surprise, a good chunk of them were either indie games or games from relatively small studios. Since that list ended up receiving an overwhelmingly positive response, Valve has now gone a step further and released the list of top games across a variety of categories, and once again I am pleased to say that there's quite a few indies up there!

So if you're curious about what the bestselling games of the year are, as well as which new games have been the most successful, you should head on over to Steam. There's also a list of the best received VR games, Early Access releases that have seen the greatest success, and perhaps most importantly of all, a list showing which games have managed to captivate the largest amount of players.

While we don't have the exact stats for each category, I have to admit I am more than pleased with the current state of PC gaming. There's a ton of indie games that have managed to become incredibly successful, the AAA games that have risen to the top are genuinely enjoyable, and the quality multiplayer-focused games seem to be growing at a steady pace despite their age. So whatever genre or style of gameplay you might prefer, there is thankfully plenty of great games to choose from!

Speaking of which, Valve is still collecting votes for the 2018 Steam Awards, so if you have a little bit of time you might want to check it out. Mind you, there are no rewards and it's mostly an arbitrary competition, but it's always interesting to see which games and studios the community believes to be the very best.

If Valve releases any more stats I'll make sure to let you know as I'm quite curious myself, but until then you might want to check out the current list and see if there's something that catches your eye. Have fun!