Counter Strike Global Offensive was the most popular game on the gaming platform Steam in 2022. According to the figures presented by SafeBettingSites.com, Counter Strike GO averaged 603,770 players per hour in 2022. The second spot was occupied by Dota 2.
Five most popular games on Steam in 2022 were free-to-play
According to the Statista report, free-to-play tactical first-person shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the most popular game on Steam in 2022, averaging 603,770 players per hour. The second spot was occupied by the MOBA game Dota 2, with 466,500 users per hour on average. In fact, all of Steam’s top five games in 2022 were free-to-play games.
MMO action role-playing game Lost Ark was third on the list, with an average of 277,660 users per hour. Popular battle royale game PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was fourth on the list with 207,870 players per hour. EA Sports’ Apex Legends, another battle royale game, was the fifth most popular game on Steam in 2022, with 188,380 players per hour.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is the next game on the list, with 149,400 hourly players. The latest instalment in the famous Call of Duty franchise was the most popular paid game on Steam. It was also the highest-ranked game on the list to be released last year. Modern Warfare II is a commercial success, and it was the fastest Call of Duty game to reach $1 billion in revenue (in 10 days). Hence, it’s not surprising to see it among the most popular games on Steam in 2022.
Blockbuster role playing game Elden Ring was the seventh most popular game on Steam in 2022. The critically acclaimed 2022 release from FromSoftware, makers of Souls games, averaged 111,260 players per hour.
Even nine years after its initial release, Grand Theft Auto 5 is still popular among Steam gamers. It averaged 93,590 players per hour on Steam in 2022.
Team Fortress 2 was the ninth most popular game on Steam in terms of average players per hour. The multiplayer first-person shooter averaged 86,680 players per hour. Team Fortress, initially released in 2007, was the oldest among the top ten most popular games on Steam.
Multiplayer survival game Rust completed the top ten list as it clocked 79,890 players hourly on average.