Steam is this new trending digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation. This service offers video streaming, digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming and social networking services.
Steam allows its users to automatically update games, cloud saving and chat functionality.
This genius software provides a freely available application programming interface (API) called Steamworks, which developers can use to integrate many of Steam’s functions like in-game achievements, networking, matchmaking and micro-transactions through Steam Workshop.
In 2010, the mobile apps with connected functionality with the main software were later released for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices.
Steam has proven to be a decent place where you can find some of the best games available across various categories of the most-played titles and best sellers.
Top 10 Best Steam Games For 2018
If surviving ocean adventures on an alien planet are your thing. Then this game developed and Unknown Worlds Entertainment will give you just that.
Subnautica was first released back in December 2014 for Microsoft Windows and MacOS, and for Xbox One later in Subnautica is a game set in an open world environment aquatic planet where you play in first person view.
The player controls Aurora, the lone survivor from the crashed spaceship. The main aim of the game is for the player to explore the world and follow the story as it unfolds.
In the game, the players can collect resources, construct buildings, interact with the planets exotic wildlife while maintaining your health.
The game has a day and night cycle, so the player will have to ration hunger, thirst and oxygen in the basic ‘survival mode ‘.
There are three other gaming modes, ‘freedom mode’, ‘creative mode’ and ‘hardcore mode’ which is the same as the survival mode.
Except, the player will no longer be able to resurrect. The game is set underwater, with two islands to explore. Subnautica was released on Steam Early Access in December 2014. And the early access development was not until January 23, 2018.
The game was released on Xbox One Preview in May 2016.The complete version of Subnautica was released on January 23, 2018.
This is an upcoming retro first-person shooter game by New Blood Interactive for Microsoft Windows. It was developed by David Szymanski and produced by Dave Oshry, who previously co-directed the 2013 remake of ‘Rise of the Triad’.
It has a single player and multiplayer gaming mode. And releasing in 2018. Dusk takes place in a rural town of Dusk, Pennsylvania. A huge pile of ruins of are discovered underneath a section of farmland, which attracts government attention.
The scientists and the military personnel put up research labs and factories in order to harness the magic of the ruins. And the main goal of the gameplay is to exit the level while surviving hostile enemies like possessed soldiers and cattle, robed cultists, and sentient scarecrows.
You have lots of weapons and magic spells to work with. The early access release of Dusk received overall positive reviews. The game was praised for its authentic gameplay in relation to its ’90s progenitors.
Dusk is best described as an earnest love letter to the 90s shooters, mixed with all the best elements into an interesting gothic vibe.
The game has a convenient multiplayer component of Dusk, called Duskworld. This features on the onlideathmatchtch mode which supports up to 16 players.
Rusty Lake Paradise
Rusty Lake Paradise was made by the creators of the Cube Escape series, Rusty Lake Hotel & Rusty Lake: Roots. While Rusty Lake Paradise is a different dusty world set on a small remote island which is cursed by the damned ten plagues of Egypt.
It’s a story about Jakob, who is the oldest son of the Eilander family. He is returning to the Paradise island after his mother mysteriously passes away. Look out for the mother’s hidden memories and perform strange family rituals in order to stop the plagues.
The player needs to solve the mysteries and adventures puzzles as the game builds on a distinctive atmosphere and unique plot from the Rusty Lake series.
Rusty Lake Paradise is the third premium instalment point and click adventure game by Rusty Lake which released on 11 Jan 2018.
The game has an easy pickup and plays style of playing which is quite easy to start with. The intriguing storyline keeps the excitement going on with amazing atmospheric graphics and impressive soundtracks.
The pastel background paintings in the game are known to be handmade designs by Dutch painter Johan Scherft.
This all-time favourite BAFTA nominee is a sequel to the 2007 Portal, which is a first-person puzzle-solving video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. The online distribution of the PC versions is handled by Valve’s content delivery service Steam.
The Player takes the role of Chell as one of the robots in a single-player mode. These simplistic humanoid icons can explore and interact with the environment.
The characters are designed to withstand limited damage but can die after sustained injury. When Chell dies in the single-player mode, the game restarts from a most recent checkpoint.
The goal of the game is to explore and decipher a complicated mechanized maze called the Aperture Science Laboratory.
Most of the game takes place in well defined modern test chambers with entrances and exits, other scenes happen in behind-the-scenes areas where the objective is less clear.
Portal 2 uses some advanced rendering techniques developed for Left 4 Dead 2 used for rendering pools of liquid.
Portal 2 combines the “flowing” surface maps to mimic the motion of water with “debris flow” maps and random noise to create realistic, real-time rendering of water effects.
Game weapons include thermal laser beams and tractor beams which can be transmitted through portals.
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ark: Survival Evolved is a survival adventure action game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, and Virtual Basement.
It was released for PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux in August 2017. In the game, players must survive the stranded island filled with deadly dinosaurs and natural hazards and hostile humans.
The game is played from a third-person or first-person perspective viewing mode. And your only mode of transportation is by riding a prehistoric animal or just exploring t on foot.
You can use firearms and improvised weapons to defend your self against dangerous
The Ark: Survival Evolved has both single-player and multiplayer options. To survive the game, you must establish a base, with weapons and gain more resources. The game’s world is called as the “Ark”.
The development of the game began in October 2014. One of the game modes called Survival of the Fittest, was released as a free stand-alone game in March 2016.
It is a vehicular soccer video game which is published and developed by Psyonix.
The game, rocket league was first released for PlayStation 4 in July 2015 and as well as for Microsoft windows, with ports for Xbox One, OS X, Linux, and Nintendo Switch later being released.
Rocket League was developed and published by Psyonix. And directed by Thomas Silloway and designed by Corey Davis.
It runs on cross platforms like Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, OS X, Linux and Nintendo Switch.
Further updates for the game enable the user to modify core rules and add new game modes, including ones based on basketball and ice hockey.
This one is a sequel to Psyonix’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, a 2008 video game for the PlayStation 3.
Now this one gained mixed reviews and was not a major success, but gained a loyal fan base but also a major fan base.
Rocket League earned over six million in sales and 40 million players by the beginning of 2018. Rocket League has also been adopted as an eSport, where professional players participate in ESL and Major League Gaming.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
This one is for the action role-playing fans. The 2015 published game by CD Projekt is based on the Witcher series of fantasy novels written by a Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
It is also a sequel to the 2011 video game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and the third installment in The Witcher video game series. Played in a third-person perspective open world of the player Geralt of Rivia.
He’s a monster hunter known as a Witcher, is looking for his missing adopted daughter. Who an otherworldly force wants to use her powers. The central story can have many endings as they are determined by the player’s choices in the game.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt received universal acclaim according to a Metacritic review. GameSpot gave the game their highest rating and has been considered one of the best role-playing games.
The game has received a whopping over 250 game of the year awards. By 2016, CD Projekt said that The Witcher 3 had received over 800 awards ever since its release.
Some of the beauties include Golden Joystick Awards, The Game Awards, D.I.C.E. Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards where it won the Game of the Year and Best Technology award at the 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards.
Metro: Last Light
This is based on the post-apocalyptic Moscow of the year 2034. The city still harbours the tunnels of the metro, deadly threats from outside and a mutants stalk.
It is a first-person shooter single player game with the terrific story line and great horror elements. It was developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.
A refurbished version of the game was later released for PS4 and Xbox One in2014 as Metro: Last Light Redux within the Metro Redux package.
This one is a sequel to the video game Metro 2033, which is a story about, a ranger Artyom living in Moscow’s metro system after a destructive nuclear war.
To find the mysterious dark creatures, Artyom explores the unknown part of the metro system which is filled with radiated gases and mutated monsters. The game improves in terms of weapon customization.
The game has some brilliant locations like the dark atmosphere of real metro tunnels, with added horror paranormal elements. With a smart background music score for the unexplained noise effects.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
A cool real-world action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.
This game is the fifth instalment of the main Elder Scrolls series which was later released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011.
The composer of the game Jeremy Soule made it for The Elder Scrolls and Creation Engine. It’s now available on Microsoft Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch and soon on PlayStation VR.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is you can play from either the first or third person perspective. You can freely explore the land of Skyrim which is nothing but wilderness, dungeons, cities, and fortresses.
The artsy style of the game design drew acclaim from many reviewers who in contrast to Cyrodiil was considered generic.
Warframe is a third person shooter game developed by Digital Extremes which is free to play. It was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In the world of Warframe, you control the members of a race of ancient warriors who happen to have been awoken from centuries of cryosleep, only to find themselves at war with different classes of people.
The gaming mode plays in a player versus environment game plot through missions or player versus player game plot through conclave.
The game is one of the most played games available on Steam. Digital Extremes, the developers say the reason for the success of the title are frequent updates and developing games fan base
This is wildly known as a “rogue success”, as the game is able to secure and sustain a large number of audiences without other distractions.