Top 100 best sellers on Steam released before 2006.

This page is no longer updated. The last data snapshot was taken on April 11th, 2018, when Valve changed the default privacy policy, rendering further updates impossible. This page will be taken down once the data becomes too stale to be of any historical value.

Figures are based on estimates of total ownership and may have up to a 10% error margin. Whilst ownership and sales are often correlated, this data is strictly based on ownership, which includes any free copies. Free-to-play games are excluded.

Compare with top rated games before 2006.

Platforms

Include games from these platforms.

Movement, rank, title, date, platforms and tag

Owners

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~ 2. Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Nov 2004 Action
14,756,453 rated 89%
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~ 3. Counter-Strike Nov 2000 Action Top 250 #4
14,222,036 rated 98%
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~ 5. Half-Life 2 Nov 2004 FPS Top 250 #26
11,094,524 rated 97%
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~ 6. Day of Defeat May 2003 FPS
7,946,533 rated 90%
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~ 7. Deathmatch Classic Jun 2001 Action
7,824,143 rated 84%
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~ 8. Ricochet Nov 2000 Action
7,814,879 rated 80%
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~ 9. Half-Life Nov 1998 FPS Top 250 #55
6,773,838 rated 96%
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~ 10. Half-Life: Opposing Force Nov 1999 FPS
6,002,199 rated 95%
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~ 11. Team Fortress Classic Apr 1999 Action
5,971,968 rated 84%
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~ 12. Half-Life: Blue Shift Jun 2001 FPS
5,971,724 rated 90%
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~ 13. Half-Life: Source Jun 2004 FPS
3,574,648 rated 79%
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~ 16. Fallout Sep 1997 RPG
2,823,733 rated 91%
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~ 22. POSTAL 2 Apr 2003 Dark Humor Top 250 #80
1,945,552 rated 95%
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~ 27. Enclave Mar 2003 RPG -80%
1,672,248 rated 78%
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~ 32. STAR WARS™: Dark Forces Feb 1995 FPS
1,328,973 rated 90%
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~ 34. F.E.A.R. Oct 2005 Horror
1,305,812 rated 94%
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~ 35. SimCity 4 Deluxe Sep 2003 Simulation
1,289,477 rated 77%
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~ 38. Stronghold HD Oct 2001 Strategy
1,134,905 rated 94%
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~ 39. Hitman: Codename 47 Nov 2000 Stealth
1,134,662 rated 75%
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~ 40. X-COM: UFO Defense Dec 1993 Strategy
1,126,616 rated 94%
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~ 42. Fallout 2 Dec 1998 RPG
1,059,814 rated 94%
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~ 43. Serious Sam 2 Oct 2005 Action
1,009,834 rated 89%
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~ 44. KnightShift Dec 2003 RPG
971,070 rated 58%
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~ 47. Far Cry Mar 2004 FPS
903,536 rated 85%
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~ 51. Worms Armageddon May 1999 Strategy
830,151 rated 94%
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~ 52. System Shock 2 Aug 1999 RPG
829,176 rated 94%
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~ 53. Thief Gold Nov 1998 Stealth
827,469 rated 92%
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~ 56. Darwinia Jul 2005 Strategy
745,551 rated 76%
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~ 57. Gorky 17 Dec 1999 RPG -80%
732,142 rated 77%
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~ 58. Max Payne Jul 2001 Noir
730,923 rated 91%
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~ 63. Hitman: Contracts Apr 2004 Stealth
663,877 rated 84%
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~ 66. Divine Divinity Sep 2002 RPG
630,720 rated 88%
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~ 70. X-COM: Apocalypse Jul 1997 Strategy
614,385 rated 89%
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~ 74. X-COM: Enforcer Apr 2001 Strategy
585,372 rated 51%
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~ 75. X-COM: Interceptor Jun 1998 Strategy
583,422 rated 50%
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~ 76. Space Hack Nov 2005 RPG
577,327 rated 43%
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~ 78. Syberia Sep 2002 Adventure
569,037 rated 89%
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~ 79. Red Faction Sep 2001 Action
564,405 rated 91%
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~ 82. The Ultimate DOOM Apr 1995 Classic
553,190 rated 94%
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~ 83. Syberia 2 Mar 2004 Adventure
542,950 rated 84%
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~ 84. Red Faction II Apr 2003 Action
527,591 rated 52%
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~ 85. Beyond Divinity Apr 2004 RPG
526,616 rated 57%
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~ 86. Thief 2 Mar 2000 Stealth
518,814 rated 95%
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~ 88. Septerra Core Oct 1999 RPG
504,186 rated 67%
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~ 91. Sniper Elite Oct 2005 Action
488,095 rated 77%
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~ 93. DOOM 3 Aug 2004 Horror
484,681 rated 88%
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~ 95. Dungeon Siege 2 Aug 2005 RPG
469,809 rated 75%
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~ 96. Earth 2150 Trilogy May 2000 Strategy
459,570 rated 70%
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~ 99. Dungeon Siege Apr 2002 RPG
454,937 rated 75%
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~ 100. Final DOOM Jun 1996 FPS
453,962 rated 88%

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