Just in time for the end of Steam’s summer sale, Valve has released a list of the top selling VR games of 2018 so far.

Broken down into a series of ‘Best of 2018‘ charts, we got our annual eye-full of just how well VR games have done when roughly compared to each other in the ‘Top Selling VR Games’, which is broken down into several tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories.

The list on Steam doesn’t specifically show the exact rankings according to sales within the tier (reload the list and games are shuffled).

Last year we used SteamSpy to get an idea of how many units were sold, and around how much revenue the games generated. SteamSpy is unfortunately less accurate after its death scare earlier this year, so we’ve listed the games in alphabetical order to forgo any assumption that those stats are reliable enough to report.

Take note: some games were bundled with the Vive at some point, and are figured into Valve’s list below.

Platinum

  • Arizona Sunshine (2016)
  • Beat Saber (2018)
  • Budget Cuts (2018)
  • Fallout 4 VR (2017)
  • GORN (EA – 2017)
  • Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (EA – 2016)
  • Job Simulator (2016)
  • Onward (EA – 2016)
  • Orbus VR (EA – 2017)
  • Pavlov (EA – 2017)
  • Superhot VR (2017)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (2018)

Many of the games on the list above are repeats from last year’s Platinum tier, with the exceptions of Pavlov, Orbus VR, and the new 2018 entries—a testament to the staying power of truly fun games, however also a bit concerning considering so few games published this year made the cut.

Gold

  • Audioshield (2016)
  • I Expect You to Die (2017)
  • Raw Data (previously EA – 2017)
  • Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality (2017)
  • Sairento VR (previously EA – 2018)
  • Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope (2017)
  • Space Pirate Trainer (previously EA – 2017)
  • Sprint Vector (2018)
  • Stand Out: VR Battle Royale (2017)
  • The Talos Principle VR (2017)
  • Tilt Brush (2016)
  • Virtual Desktop (2016)

Another near repeat of last year’s list, there’s been a bit of shuffling and only one new game to make it, Sprint Vector, a 2018 title.

Now for the rash of Silver and Bronze tier games; all 2018 games besides The Mage’s Tale, Hatsune Miku VR, Psychonauts: The Rhombus of Ruin, ARK Park, and Apex Construct are Early Access titles, or were previously available in Early Access at some point—another clear indication that smaller indie VR developer teams are driving the bulk of new VR games on the platform.

Silver

  • Box VR (EA – 2017)
  • DOOM VFR (2017)
  • Dead Effect 2 VR (2017)
  • Duck Season (2017)
  • Fruit Ninja (2016)
  • In Death (EA – 2018)
  • Knockout League (previously EA – 2018)
  • L.A. Noire (2017)
  • Moss (2018)
  • OVRdrop (2017)
  • Richie’s Plank Experience (2017)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017)
  • The Gallery: Episode 1 & 2 (combo pack)
  • The Mage’s Tale (2018)
  • VTOL VR (EA – 2017)
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Bronze

  • A-Tech Cybernetic (EA – 2017)
  • ARK Park (2018)
  • Aeon (2017)
  • Aerofly FS2 Flight Simulator (2017)
  • Airtone (2017)
  • Apex Construct (2018)
  • Archangel Hellfire (2017)
  • Batman Arkham VR (2017)
  • Battlezone Gold Edition (2017)
  • Bullets And More VR (previously EA – 2018)
  • Climbey (EA – 2016)
  • Compound (EA – 2018)
  • cyubeVR (EA – 2018)
  • Drunkn Bar Fight (EA – 2016)
  • Eagle flight (2016)
  • Eleven Table Tennis VR (2016)
  • Elven Assassin (EA – 2016)
  • Eternity Warriors VR (EA – 2017)
  • Gal*Gun VR (2017)
  • Gun Club VR (EA – 2017)
  • Hatsune Miku VR (2018)
  • Holopoint (2016)
  • IronWolf VR (EA -2017)
  • Island 359 (previously EA – 2018)
  • Just in Time Incorporated (2017)
  • Karnage Chronicles (EA – 2017)
  • Killing Floor Incursion (2017)
  • Masterpiece VR (2017)
  • Out of Ammo (2016)
  • Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul (2017)
  • Primordian (EA -2018)
  • Project LUX (2018)
  • Psychonauts: The Rhombus of Ruin (2018)
  • Quivr (2018)
  • Robinson: The Journey (2017)
  • SPARC (2017)
  • SURVIV3 (EA – 2018)
  • Serious Sam 3 VR (2017)
  • Skyworld (2017)
  • Sports Bar VR (2016)
  • Surgeon Simulator (2016)
  • Tales of Glory (EA – 2017)
  • the Blu (2016)
  • The Brookhaven Experiment (2016)
  • The Golf Club VR (2017)
  • The Wizards (previously EA – 2018)
  • Thrill of the Fight – VR Boxing (EA – 2016)
  • To the Top (2017)
  • Ultrawings (2017)
  • Undead Development (EA – 2017)
  • VR Dungeon Knight (EA – 2017)
  • Vanishing Realms (EA – 2016)
  • Zomday (EA – 2017)

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Looking for last year’s top VR games across platforms? Check out Road to VR’s 2017 Game of the Year winners.

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  • gothicvillas

    Most of bronze games havent sold much because of the pricing.

  • nipple_pinchy

    Thrill of the Fight and BoxVR are still my daily go-to sims.

  • antonio mora

    No Project Cars? wow.

    • benz145

      It seems that the list only includes VR-only games. Since Project Cars works with and without VR, it would be hard to compare to the others in this list that only support VR.

      • antonio mora

        Oh there you go! ;)

      • Tommy

        Ahhh, that also explains Skyrim and Fallout 4…

        • Slaziar

          Skyrim VR & Fallout 4 VR are different games to their monitor only counterparts. So that’s why they’re on the list.

  • VR4EVER

    Pardon my ignorance but what good is this list, if we don‘t have the faintest clue how much anything on this list has sold? Platinum sells more than bronze: wow!?

  • Toast VR

    What an honour! More features coming soon. – Richard

  • oompah

    Latest Skyrim is great
    when u go closer u see more detail
    its quality is great as ray traced
    very believable.
    It makes u feel as u leave the real world
    and start living in the skyrim
    forever

    I urge the developer not to let it die
    rather keep on adding more areas sideways as tiles
    like dawnguard etc similar to the real world
    like europe africa asia america etc
    in the years to come
    without removing the older ones
    becuz its nostalgic to visit the old world

    In the end say in 30 years ,
    it will become a full globe
    like earth

    • Gus Bisbal

      You may not know this but Skyrim is a game made for flatscreen playing and converted to VR. It has been in development for 10 years with enormous open source crowd development. The developer (Bethesda) is not going to do anything more on this.