Beat Saber has climbed to the #7 spot among best rated games on Steam—VR or otherwise—and continues to hold the #1 spot among VR titles.
For a few days following its Early Access launch back in May, Beat Saber basked in the #1 spot of top rated titles on Steam as the only game on Steam with a 99% positive rating. A few weeks into release, a handful of negative reviews dropped the game down to 98%. With just 19 other games on Steam holding a 98% positive rating, Beat Saber dropped to around #13 among all games, as Steam breaks the tie based on which game has the greater number of positive ratings.
As it has continued to amass positive reviews over time, Beat Saber has slowly climbed the ladder, recently securing the #7 spot among Steam’s best rated games with 5,761 positive reviews.
Reaching the #6 spot on Steam will take time yet, as Beat Saber will need to outpace the incumbent, A Hat in Time (2017), and surpass that game’s 7,689 positive ratings.
But it could certainly get there; Beat Saber is still in Early Access and developer Beat Games is working on much requested content like more official tracks, an official track editor, and multiplayer. The game’s eventual launch out of Early Access could propel it to new heights among Steam’s top rated titles.
Alternatively, if Beat Saber’s ratio of positive to negative reviews improves, it could leap right to the top of the list by moving from a 98% positive to 99% positive rating. Currently just 55 negative reviews are keeping the game from 99%, but based on the way the rating system works, Beat Saber would need to pick up an additional 5,439 positive reviews with no additional negative reviews in order to hit 99%.
Beat Saber is also among the best and most rated games on the Oculus Store, with 1,732 reviews at present, holding a score of 4.8 out of 5. The game is in development for PSVR and expected to launch later this year.
Beat Games confirmed back in May that Beat Saber sold 100,000 units in its first month. SteamSpy presently estimates sales between 200,000 and 500,000 units on Steam alone which, if accurate, puts the game among the best selling VR titles to date.