Animated History of 10 Years of Steam Activity

Check out this animated infographics to see which games were the most popular over the last decade

Redditor sickgraphs has shared an animated infographics he created. The animation shows the number of active players in popular games over the last 10 years. Check it out below:

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Here are the most played games on Steam as of the end of each year:

  • 2009 — 1) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2; 2) Counter-Strike: Source; 3) Counter-Strike.
  • 2010 — 1) Counter-Strike; 2) Counter-Strike: Source; 3) Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  • 2011 — 1) The Edler Scrolls V: Skyrim; 2) Counter-Strike; 3) Counter-Strike: Source.
  • 2012 — 1) Dota 2; 2) Team Fortress 2; 3) Counter-Strike.
  • 2013 — 1) Dota 2; 2) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; 3) Team Fortress 2.
  • 2014 — 1) Dota 2; 2) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; 3) Team Fortress 2.
  • 2015 — 1) Dota 2; 2) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; 3) Fallout 4.
  • 2016 — 1) Dota 2; 2) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; 3) GTA V.
  • 2017 — 1) PUBG; 2) Dota 2; 3) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
  • 2018 — 1) PUBG; 2) Dota 2; 3) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
  • 2019 — 1) Dota 2; 2) PUBG; 3) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

In case you want some more infographics, check out the article about video game distributives we posted recently.