It all starts with the big hits Team Fortress 2 and Garry’s Mod. Garry’s Mod enjoyed a small, but noticeable, increase in players after the Yogscast included it in their Humble Bundle for the 2013 Christmas charity drive. Major title Civilization V rushed to the top in September 2010. Although initially fighting for top positions, Team Fortress 2 gained much more playtime among regular users on lthe long run. TF2: Did you know that the Nostromo Napalmer is a reference to Alien (1979), and has the same design as the flamethrower props in the movie? May 2011: Terraria hits Steam charts. Terraria was an obscure indie game until the Minecraft devs mentioned it on their blog. Sales shot up to the point that it was higher on Steam’s bestseller list than Portal 2 for several days. Look, Dota 2 is appearing! Dota2’s Tinker is voiced by Harry S. Robins, who has done numerous voices for Valve’s hit First-Person Shooter series, Half-Life. Many of his lines make reference to, if not direct quotations from, the series. And iconic Counter Strike:Global Offensive hits Steam in Dezember 2011 CS:GO received generally positive reception from critics, according to review aggregator Metacritic. Since the game’s release, Global Offensive has been steadily at the top of the Steam charts in terms of most concurrent players. The game won the fan’s choice “eSports Game of the Year” award at The Game Awards 2015. PAYDAY 2 und Euro Truck Simulator 2 (!) are growing into charts The Truck Simulator mechanics are in great part developed with feedback from actual truckers who play the game on their spare time. When PAYDAY 2 fans massively complained about nearly everything (and, to a lesser extent, still do) after the game went live, an Overkill developer had to openly tell everyone to stop acting like jerks towards them and the rest of the community because it doesn’t make the community look good overall. Sadly, the fans trashed Overkill even more in response. Not only did they accuse them of withholding content for DLC (and many people still argue this point even today), they even blasted Overkill for scolding them, even though the fan base threw the first punch. Warframe reached Steam charts in February 2013, did you see? 7 Days to Die followed in Dezember 2013. …and Rocket League & Rust in January 2014. A real-life Rocket League RC arena set was released by Mattel under their Hot Wheels brand in Fall 2018. Rust was initially created as a clone of the DayZ mod for Arma II. Now, I will spare you from trivia for a while and let you enjoy the Dance of Steam charts. GTA 5 joined the Game. GTA 5 made its budget back with pre-orders alone. Steven Ogg would actually record his lines in his underwear to help him get into character. Pay attention to Michael whenever somebody is talking on his right side, he shifts his body more towards that person. This is due to Michael’s voice and motion capture actor Ned Luke being deaf in his right ear in real life. Although having many players for some time, Ark: Survival Evolved received “mixed or average” reviews. Dead by Daylight reached Steam all-time charts in February 2016. And Civilization 6 followed May 2016 Dota 2 and CS:GO still dominating! Bang! PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds straight to Top3 all-time! Overtaking CS:GO… …and Dota 2. To the moon! And staying on the moon. Final year starting. Head to head race with Dota 2, Battlegrounds and CS:GO. And the winner is… Dota 2!