Steam Blog: Top Releases of March 2020

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With this post, we’re unveiling our monthly Top Release list for March. As a reminder, we showcase the top 20 titles released for the month, measured by the revenue generated during the first two weeks after release. Since free to play products don’t always generate revenue, we also list the top 5 free to play games, based on total unique players accumulated during their two week launch windows.

March continued to demonstrate some of the themes that we’re always excited to see. They are worth summarizing this month as well:
  • Games this month were developed in 14 different countries – check the entire list below for specifics.
  • 8 games either entering into or graduating from Early Access.
  • 13 games this month feature support for controllers or other input devices.

Standalone Soundtracks
We recently overhauled the way that soundtracks are delivered on Steam, making it easier for players to listen to their favorite songs while not in-game. You can read more about those changes here. With this month’s top release list, it was great to see that six of these games are taking advantage of the new soundtrack system – DJMAX RESPECT V, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Avorion, Yes, Your Grace, One Step From Eden & State of Decay 2.

Beyond checking the storepage of your favorite game for an available soundtrack, you can also browse Steam's Soundtrack Hub for a look at all of the newly released and top selling soundtracks.

Decades of Classic Franchises
March was a historic month for highly anticipated sequels. About half of the top releases this month are follow-ups to popular franchises, with some getting their start more than 20 years ago. We've come a long way from the days of playing DOOM from floppy disks or registering product keys from Half-Life boxes.

Between longtime fans rediscovering these amazing universes and new players experiencing them for the first time, we're thrilled to see these franchises continue to resonate with players all over the world: Ori and the Will of the Wisps, DJMAX RESPECT V, Borderlands 3 , Granblue Fantasy: Versus, State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, DOOM Eternal, Panzer Corps 2, Half-Life: Alyx, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 & Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord.

Not to be outdone by the sequels, 11 development teams made this month’s list with their first ever release on Steam. Welcome and congrats to Crowbar Collective, Brave At Night, Boxelware, FYQD-Studio, Donkey Crew, Thomas Moon Kang, Gigantic Duck Games, Game Devs for Bernie, Pugscape & Neosonyx Co..

We hope that in years to come, these teams will be delivering sequels and follow-ups of their own.




March's Top Releases
Here's the full list of March's top releases ordered by release date (we've organized this list on a sale page too):


Black Mesa
Crowbar Collective (Worldwide)


Yes, Your Grace
Brave At Night (UK)


Avorion
Boxelware (Germany)


Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Moon Studios & Xbox Game Studios (Austria & US)


DJMAX RESPECT V
NEOWIZ (Republic of Korea)


Borderlands 3
Gearbox Software (US)


Granblue Fantasy: Versus
Cygames, Inc. & Arc System Works (Japan)


State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
Undead Labs & Xbox Game Studios (US)


AI*Shoujo/AI*少女
ILLUSION (Japan)


DOOM Eternal
id Software (US)


Panzer Corps 2
Flashback Games (Russia)


Half-Life: Alyx
Valve (US)


The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
Nihon Falcom, Engine Software & PH3
(Japan, Netherlands & Austria)


Bright Memory
FYQD-Studio (China)


Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
Codename Entertainment (Canada)


Last Oasis
Donkey Crew (Poland)


ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4
Koei Tecmo (Japan)


One Step From Eden
Thomas Moon Kang (US)


Biped
NEXT Studios (China)


Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
TaleWorlds Entertainment (Turkey)

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March's Top Free Releases


Bombergrounds: Battle Royale
Gigantic Duck Games (Sweden)


Walking Simulator
Pugscape (Belgium)


Rakion Chaos Force
Neosonyx Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea)


Super Bernie World
Game Devs for Bernie (US)


Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
Codename Entertainment (Canada)

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If you're curious about previous months, here are more Top Release lists:

Cheers!
-The Steam Team

via Steam Blog.
 
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