Steam's Best Selling Games For May

If you though the best selling PC games for May were likely to be the biggest AAA releases ... well, you're probably not wrong about that. But what's interesting is all of the indies and smaller games that often fly under the radar, like Deathgarden: Bloodharvest.

The early access multiplayer survival action game, where players try to escape the "Deathgarden", was released at the very end of May. It was also one of the top 20 selling games on Steam for the month, as helpfully unveiled by the platform in an extra bit of transparency recently.

The list doesn't outline the top selling games by revenue — it's ordered by date of release — and a lot of what's on there is fairly obvious. RAGE 2 and Total War: Kingdoms were always going to be major drawcards, but it's nice to see the VR-only Beat Saber in the top 20 as well.

Interestingly, the free-to-play Minion Masters: Bones & Bravery was also in the top 20 games (which Valve explained was sorted by revenue, so people must be dropping a ton of cash on the Clash Royale-esque game).

Here's the top 20 games on Steam for May:

  • Deathgarden: BLOODHARVEST
  • Rise of Industry
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Yakuza 2 Kiwami
  • RAGE 2
  • Swag & Sorcery
  • Beat Saber
  • Team Sonic Racing
  • Battalion 1944: Eastern Front
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Minion Masters: Bones & Bravery
  • XERA Survival
  • Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted
  • Layers of Fear 2
  • Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest
  • Void Bastards
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione
  • Conan Unconquered
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane

A lot of these games we've covered already, and are pretty well known! Beat Sabre is the best thing on VR right now by a country mile, and Three Kingdoms is one of the best Total War games, although maybe not necessarily if your first entry into the series came from Warhammer.

But some games are new even to me: I've heard bugger all about XERA Survival, although the game doesn't seem to have the best user rating right now. Deathgarden looks super intriguing, and as someone who played a ton of Day of Defeat on LAN and in scrims, I've always had a soft spot for Battalion 1944.

What games from May have you picked up, or have added to your checklist to grab later in the year?


    It's not really the top selling games on steam for may. It's the top selling new/full releases that released in may.

    Survival games being in the top sellers list doesn't surprise me at all since it's still a pretty popular streamable genre. Actually, that's kind of an interesting question to investigate, "How does Twitch streaming and streamability influence the first week sales of a game?" I imagine that a lot of games see a huge first week as streamers jump on the game du jour and then there's a rapid decline after that as they move on to the next sensation.

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