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Top Releases of October 2022

Continuing our monthly series, we’re happy to unveil Steam’s Top Releases for the month of October. As always, we look at every release for the month, highlighting the Top 20 games and Top 5 DLC releases based on their first two weeks of revenue. We also highlight the top 5 free-to-play games, ranked by the number of unique players they acquired after launch.

The Top Releases of October 2022[]

October’s Nominees Are…

With The Game Awards[] right around the corner, we are thrilled to see a big group of October’s Top Releases earning much deserved nominations across a variety of categories. Genre-defining Vampire Survivors is up for Best Debut Indie, while Paradox’s Victoria 3 vies for Best Sim/Strategy and frighteningly-surreal Scorn goes for Best Visual Design. Plague Tale: Requiem takes the cake with a whopping five nominations, including Best Performance, Best Narrative, and a chance to bring home the coveted Game of the Year award. Check out all of the nominees from this month’s Top Releases and make sure to tune in to the Game Awards on December 8th, live on Steam. 

Full Deck of Top Releases

After celebrating its graduation from Early Access, Vampire Survivors not only earned a spot on this month’s Top Releases, it also became October’s Most Played game on the Steam Deck. And just like most of the other games from October’s Top Releases, Vampire Survivors is tested and verified to run great on the Steam Deck. The overall number of tested Playable and Verified titles grows daily, recently crossing 6000 games! Players can expect this list continue growing as each month brings a batch of Deck-ready Top-Release content.

New Devs

Finally, we’d like to congratulate the teams that are releasing a product on Steam for the very first time. A big welcome and congrats go out to these development teams on their successful Steam debuts.

If you’re curious about previous months, head over to our new Steam Charts overview page.

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