Indie Games Dominate Steam's Top Selling Games of 2017

PUBG, Warframe, and other indie hits were among the highest selling games on Steam last year. 

Steam recently revealed a list of its best-selling games of 2017, most of which happened to be indie games. The list features the top 100 games on Steam based on gross revenue earnings from last year. 

Steam’s Top Sellers list ranks the top grossing games of the year into four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. If you haven't kept up with the indie game scene lately, it may come as a pleasant surprise that most of the highest earning games in Steam’s Platinum category happened to be indie games, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2, Warframe, Rocket League, ARK: Survival Evolved, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Source: Steam

Of course, a few older games like Dota 2, GTA V, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt breached the Platinum level of Steam’s top sellers list as well. However, it's interesting to see how many indie titles gave these noteworthy triple-A games a run for their money last year, especially newer indies like Divinity: Original Sin 2, ARK: Survival Evolved, and PUBG, all of which launched in 2017.

Here are all the games from the Platinum category in Steam’s Top Sellers list: 

  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Dota 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • H1Z1
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Rocket League
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Warframe
Source: Steam

To see the full list of 100 top selling games on Steam last year, head over to Steam’s 2017 Top Sellers list. Steam also published several other Best of 2017 lists as well, which include lists of Steam's Top New Releases, Top Selling VR Games, Top Early Access Graduates, and Top Played Games of 2017.


Larryn is a full-time editor who has written guides and editorial features for various gaming websites. She is obsessed with Witcher 3 and is known to put hot sauce on everything.


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