The most played Steam games in 2016? You might be surprised

Steam hours played
Data trackers at GitHyp have released stats for 2016 revealing where most of you PC gamers spent your precious gaming hours on Steam. The twist is that the most played games in 2016 all came out in 2015. If you look at peak player numbers only then you will see some familiar titles from last year, below is the top 5 games of 2016 that had the most players at launch.

1.) Dota 2 / 1,286,617 peak players (#1 in 2015)
2.) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive / 845,806 peak players (#2 in 2015)
3.) No Man’s Sky / 212,321 peak players (new)
4.) XCOM 2 / 132,834 peak players (new)
5.) Dark Souls 3 / 129,922 peak players (new)

However if we take a look at where the most gaming time was spent the list looks very different and, as I mentioned, there is no sign of any game released in 2016. It seems Dota 2 still has a firm grip around a big chunk of Steam’s player base.

1.) Dota 2 / 636,607 avg. players per hour (#1 in 2015)
2.) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive / 360,600 avg. players per hour (#2 in 2015)
3.) Team Fortress 2 / 50,802 avg. players per hour (#4 in 2015)
4.) Grand Theft Auto 5 / 40,258 avg. players per hour (#5 in 2015)
5.) Sid Meier’s Civilization 5 / 37,885 avg players per hour (#9 in 2015)

What was your Steam game that you played the most in 2016?

Source: Githyp

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