Steam Blog: Top Releases of June 2020


Explosive Barrels
May 10, 2019
With the action-packed Steam Summer Sale drawing to a close, it’s a good time to take a look back at some of the awesome games released in June. The month was filled with exciting releases, but these are the Top 20 games that found the most success with players in June. As a reminder, we measure monthly Top Releases by looking at revenue generated during the first two weeks after launch. We're also showcasing the Top 5 free-to-play games released in June, measured by total unique players.

When the Top Release lists come together each month, we’re always curious to see what themes end up being shared among the top games. One theme that seems to appear nearly every month is the consistently high volume of Top Releases that utilize Steam’s Early Access (EA) model of development. June featured an EA trend of its own, but in quite a different way than in previous months.

Electronic Arts (EA) stormed the charts this month, racking up eight of the Top 20 New Releases for June (Battlefield™ V, Command & Conquer™ Remastered Collection, Crysis® 3, Dragon Age™ Inquisition, Need for Speed™ Heat, The Sims™ 4, STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II, and Titanfall® 2). EA’s developer list for these titles reads like of a who’s who of game studios, with DICE, Maxis, BioWare, Crytek and Respawn all making appearances on June’s Top 20. No one can be sure what games will end up on future lists, but with EA already announcing several upcoming titles, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them here again.

Along with EA’s huge showing in June, developer Quantic Dream also claimed two spots this month with their story-driven hits, Detroit: Become Human and Beyond: Two Souls. June also saw the Steam debuts of two incredibly popular franchises as fans all over the world rejoiced in the arrival of both SpongeBob SquarePants & Megami Tensei. Traditionally, you’d see a batch of big name releases like this during a holiday season. But the old notion of seasonality is becoming more and more out of date. No matter the weather outside or the day of the week - it’s always a good time to find your favorite Top Release on Steam.


June's Top Releases

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

Sea of Thieves
Microsoft Game Studios (USA)

Crysis® 3
Crytek (Germany)

Dragon Age™ Inquisition
BioWare (Canada)

Need for Speed™ Heat
Ghost Games (Sweden)

Command & Conquer™ Remastered Collection
Petroglyph & Lemon Sky Studios (USA & Malaysia)

Coffee Stain Studios (Sweden)

Battlefield™ V
DICE (Sweden)

thatgamecompany (USA)

STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ II
DICE (Sweden)

Persona 4 Golden

Torchlight III
Echtra Inc. (USA)

Klei Entertainment (Canada)

Desperados III
Mimimi Games (Germany)

Hardspace: Shipbreaker
Blackbird Interactive (Canada)

Beyond: Two Souls
Quantic Dream (France)

Detroit: Become Human
Quantic Dream (France)

Outer Wilds
Mobius Digital (USA)

The Sims™ 4
Maxis (USA)

Titanfall® 2
Respawn Entertainment (USA)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated
Purple Lamp Studios (Austria)


June's Top Free Releases

Here are the Top 5 free-to-play titles from June, organized by total unique player count:

Unfortunate Spaceman
Geoff 'Zag' Keene (New Zealand)

Cyber Hunter
NetEase Games (China)

Crafting Idle Clicker
Bling Bling Games GmbH (Germany)

Bomb Bots Arena
Tiny Roar (Netherlands)

Square Enix (Japan)


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

via Steam Blog.
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